Weddings and events are at an all-time high in 2022, and there are no signs of slowing down. To get a better sense of how businesses are handling the demand, we turned to the pros—specifically the event venue and vendor community—and asked them all about the events they’ve been a part of and are preparing for, and exactly how things have changed since the pandemic. After polling more than 200 experts, we learned that there’s a lot of optimism—and additional nuances—about 2022 and 2023 events.
“It’s clear that large scale events are back and bigger than ever,” says Jess Conroy, Founder and CEO, Carats & Cake. “In this market, however, consumers are being more conscientious than ever about how they spend their budgets and venues and vendors are stepping up to ensure they’re part of the solution. Our venue partners and industry vendors are getting booked and are busier than ever before. Our survey results show that couples, while more aware of potential risks and ways to mitigate them, are feeling confident with booking and making their dream event come to life.”
Our survey results spotted largely positive trends in the industry right now, and an overall revived demand for event services—with some new pivots and priorities, of course. We hope that the insights from this survey can help everyone working in the events industry—and those booking events—better understand the positions of those they’re working alongside.