[Business] The wedding industry's revenues could reach $1.5 billion this year in BC


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...the revenue projected for BC's wedding industry this year. HelloSafe calculated this number based on the very positive trends of the first half of 2022.

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Wedding celebrations in BC up 2.9% in 2022 compared to 2019, the pre-Covid levels finally surpassed!

Increased revenue for BC’s wedding industry is linked to more weddings being celebrated in the province. In the first six months of 2022, weddings are up 44.5% vs the same period in 2021 or 9,864 versus 6,973 weddings.

We can observe on the below chart that:

(Source: BC's government)

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BC’s wedding industry has already generated $145 million more in revenues during the first half of the year than in 2021

After two very difficult years, the wedding industry is back in BC! With 9,864 marriages celebrated between January and June 2022 in BC, the pre-Covid levels have been passed. "Only" 9,587 marriages were celebrated during the first half of the year 2019, which represents a 2.9% increase in 2022.

The numbers show that:

MonthsNet turnover change (in CA$)Turnover change rate
January-2,300,000-5.86%
February+16,650,000+39.41%
March+2,000,000+4.0%
April+22,950,000+44.31%
May+43,750,000+57.11%
June+61,500,000+69.26%
Total first semester 2022+144,550,000+41.46%
BC wedding industry's turnover change between 2021 and 2022 (first semester)

City per city: already +60.7% of weddings celebrated in Victoria in 2022 compared to 2021, Vancouver still below pre-covid levels

What are the different trends in BC's largest cities? A close look shows that some are recovering better than the others. For example:

Number of weddings celebrated during the first half of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 in BC's main cities (Source: BC's government)

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The annual turnover of BC’s wedding industry could reach $1.5 billion in 2022!

2022 is likely to be a record-breaking year for the wedding industry in British Columbia, considering that many celebrations postponed in 2020 and 2021 will take place this year. The wedding industry revenues in BC could therefore reach unprecedented levels in 2022, with an annual revenue that could exceed $1.5 billion.

Year 201920202021 2022
Number of marriages celebrated in B.C.23,86618,48720,63729,842
Change year after year- 5,379+ 2,150+ 9,205
Number of marriages in B.C., data of 2019, 2020, 2021 from Government of BC, Hellosafe.ca estimates for 2022

Our methodology

To establish this study , we based our information on data published by the official website of the government of British Columbia and BC Wedding and Event Industry Association. The data collected is from 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 which are the most recent years.

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