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A Brief History About The Wedding Industry

Bride and Groom Photo by Avonne Stalling

By Donald K.
Photography by @avonnephotography

In Canada alone, about 115,000 marriages occur daily. China, one of the most populous countries, has 9 million couples getting married each year, investing $ 19,900 for each wedding event. Such an escalating price has brought many capitalists to what we understand today as the wedding industry.

The industry is made up of many business ventures including jewelry, event vendors, couture, flower shops, print newspapers, music, transportation, photography and videographers. The wedding planning industry helps to relieve couples from much of this stress.

This field has expanded better for the education and learning market. The increase in the number of universities using professional qualifications in wedding preparation as well as governance is noteworthy for a sustainable market.

When discussing such a celebration with a wedding planner, typical expenses for engagement rings, honeymoon, wedding anniversary rings, photography and video, catering, wedding dresses, bridesmaids, flowers, music, limousine or any type of transport, formal attire, as well as clergy or chapels.

The market began as a potential trade when women were considered a commodity. Historically, wedding ceremonies note effective alliances of tribes or family members – recognized today as established marriages. The following years have changed but the wedding still plays an essential function in society. In some countries, a wedding ceremony shows the social status and the economic class of a couple. Therefore, the luxury in dress, style, and function has really become a trend.

Las Vegas, Nevada is ranked as number one city where most couples from all over the world plan to wed, with around 106,000 weddings a year. It is followed by Istanbul, Turkey with 92,000 annually. Gatlinburg in Tennessee and New Orleans in Louisiana, both in the United States, are the next in line respectively. Expensive destination weddings are the Caribbean, Mexico, and almost all parts of Europe.

The Philippine wedding suppliers also penetrated the global market in 2008. Banquet Specialty Shoppe Inc. provide services to several Asia Pacific events. The Jardin de Miramar gained recognition internationally when it was featured in the international news agencies Associated Press and Reuters. Led by Mr. Lito Genilo, the Smart Shot Studio received recognitions from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and its local counterpart, Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines (WPPP).

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