A recent Newsweek story featured a story on “worrying signs you might be the victim of wedding planning depression.”
According to Newsweek, many wedding planners and vendors are concerned about the rise in sales of wedding cakes, cakes for kids, and wedding favors.
In a post on Facebook, a wedding planner from Atlanta, Georgia, shared the following: “The last few years have been tough for us.
I feel like it’s time to step up and tell everyone how we feel.
The wedding industry is in such turmoil and I’m trying to get back on my feet.
We’ve all been in the dark about the trends of the day, but now that the sun is setting, we need to be the ones making decisions and sharing what we have been feeling.
It’s not just a wedding.
It’s all the wedding businesses.
And it’s only getting worse.
We all know it, and we all need to step in and do something about it.”
A friend of the writer’s shared the article on her blog, “It Gets Worse.”
In the post, a friend said, “This is why I’m telling you this: It’s really not about you.
People that want their wedding to be attended by the most people. “
The people that want to make the most money and to get their weddings done the fastest.
People that want their wedding to be attended by the most people.
People who want to have a big wedding that can be done quickly and inexpensively.
I know how you feel.
I understand how you’re feeling.
I’ve been through it.
I want you to feel it.
I’m here to share how I’m feeling.”
The article included this quote from a local business owner: “People will say, ‘I don’t want a cake.
I just want a wedding.’
But it’s like saying, ‘How about a movie?’
I know it’s a lot of money, but I’ve never wanted to see it.”
The Business Owner of a Wedding Event Company shared her own story about getting hit with the wedding cake problem.
She said: “We were selling wedding cakes to restaurants and then we realized we could sell them for more.
The demand for cakes is higher now than ever, so we were able to sell more of them than ever before.
But then I realized how many weddings I would have to sell every day, so I sold it all.
We were on the verge of bankruptcy.
We had to turn down offers of a wedding cake or wedding cake sales.
Then one day, I got a call from my daughter’s mom, who was worried about us selling cakes to restaurant restaurants.
She was asking if I had any money left over for a wedding and if we could go to the restaurant and sell cakes.
I was like, ‘Yeah, I think I’ll take that.
If you guys want to buy a wedding for my daughter, I’m all right with that.’
I knew we’d probably be out of business by the end of the year, but we didn’t think it was going to get this bad.
There was so much money in this business, but it was so tight.
At one point, I was going through a really hard time because I had lost my job, and I wasn’t really in the mood to deal with that.
So, I just told her that I’d take my wedding to the restaurants.
So, she went with me to buy some cakes and was shocked to see what was going on.
After the wedding was done, I took my daughter to the park and she was looking at the cake and the cakes and she thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s not fair.’
Then, she took her mom to the store and she came back and said, ‘What did you do to deserve this?’
She had no idea, so she called me up and said I didn’t deserve it.
It wasn’t fair.
When we found out that my daughter had gone through this, we had to go into my home to sort it out.
All of the cakes were in a huge pile on the counter.
They had to sell the whole pile to make it fit.
This was the worst day of my life, but luckily, my daughter made it through.
I’m so thankful she did.”
Another friend shared this: “I’m worried about the wedding industry.
We have to be concerned about every aspect of this.
Every time I buy a cake, it brings me anxiety.
I worry that the cakes will fall apart or go bad.
It brings me depression.
Wedding vendors are so concerned that they’re going to lose their jobs.
Some vendors even went as far as selling their wedding cakes and wedding supplies on eBay