We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and celebratory?

Let’s first address the elephant in the room: the wedding budget. In a struggling economy, couples certainly must consider adjusting budgets and cutting costs where they can. While the amount most couples spend on weddings has generally seen a steady increase over the last few years, we can expect that to change slightly in the current environment as couples must be more mindful of budget and must consider cutting down on anything perceived as “extra.”