Wedding Business Booming As COVID Rules Relax – CBS Chicago

 Wedding Business Booming As COVID Rules Relax – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — This time of year is traditionally wedding season, but you wouldn’t have known that in 2020. Many couples traded big venues for small ceremonies or even Zoom.

But now relaxed rules mean the big day can be big again.

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“I think if I hadn’t been marrying the right person it would have been a lot harder,” said Paige Stoub.

Stoub and Paul Frede are Chicagoland natives, current New Yorkers and newlyweds. They’re one of millions of couples who planned the big day for 2020, and it didn’t happen. 

“We were having a large wedding, 250 people. It just seemed irresponsible,” she said.

So the couple traded their Pilsen rooftop bash, for a very intimate ceremony on their original date last July. Their story is that of the wedding industry the last 14 months — delays, cancellations…

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