The wedding and event planning industry has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.
From florists to bakeries to venues, each sector of business involved in making a wedding come together has taken losses.
Walter Knoll Florist of St. Louis reports a loss of 90% of its wedding business, while overall business remains down 20%.
Wedding Wonderland Cakeshop in Florissant estimates a 70% decrease in business for 2020.
Popular St. Louis venue, The Caramel Room, estimates half of its events have canceled or postponed, meaning about $25,000 in lost revenue.
Many couples have opted to forego traditional ceremonies, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, which also means foregoing these traditional wedding services.