As a result of Covid-19, young people all over the UK have found themselves with the perfect excuse not to don a ‘Bride Tribe’ swimming costume and take four dozen selfies next to a questionably sanitary swimming pool.
The pandemic has also seen the cancellation of most weddings, meaning that thousands of young people aged 26-34 are now able to use the money they’re not spending attending such gatherings to buy houses. This is rather than spending 80% of their annual income travelling back and forth across the country to watch someone with whom they used to take meow-meow at university, telling a shiny-suited estate agent that they’re so lucky to be ‘marrying their best friend’.
Claudia, a 29-year-old marketing executive told reporters, “Most summers I spend between £15,000 and £18,000 on attending weddings of people that are technically my friends, but aren’t exactly my inner-circle.
“I’ve stayed at every Bed and Breakfast in the home counties, and there’s not a ‘unique take’ on the wedding vows I haven’t heard at least twice.
“But this year I’ve not attended a single one, and the money I’ve saved has gone towards a deposit on my first home. Which is fortunate, as I was running out of room to store all the floral printed summer dresses I’ve worn precisely once to a wedding in the last three years.”
However, it’s not all good news. Experts are predicting that next year, due to all the rescheduled weddings, and those nuptials originally planned for 2021, we may be facing a shortage of headbands, Ghost bridesmaids dresses, and prettily labelled Cava.