Wow! We knew weddings were big for Risqué, but this is even bigger than we thought.
This year, 2.47 million weddings are expected to take place in the United States -- nearly DOUBLE the number from the 2020 when the first year of the global pandemic.
A couple of other amazing numbers from the Wedding Report, an Arizona-based trade group that follows nuptial trends:
- This year will mark the biggest bump in weddings since 1984!
- About 1 out of 5 of all weddings scheduled last year were postponed for this year.
- Wedding-related costs this year are expected to hit $68.66 billion, surging 31 percent from last year.
At Risqué, we love the bold, voluptuous and sexy look for brides – and bridesmaids. Weddings are supposed to be a time to express yourself and show off your beauty. If you are wearing a low-cut or backless gown, Risqué has got you covered! Our Boob Tape keeps everything in place with total comfort and without worrying about bra straps peeking out on the shoulders.
That is a MAJOR improvement from 1984 (just ask your mom)! And even better: Removing the tape is easy and painless. It won’t damage your beautiful skin or leave marks.
If you’ve got a wedding coming up, as the bride or in the bridal party, please be sure to tag us at @tryrisque on Instagram, or hit our TikTok! We’d love to see the final results!
So, what will weddings look like this year? Well, there are some similarities to 1984. (I know, I know! A lot of us weren’t even born yet!)
In both 1984 and 2012, brides and grooms were thinking big. In 1984, a solid economy helped set the stage for over-the-top weddings. This year, the pandemic has given couples more time “to dream, budget and save for their grand celebration,” Renée Sabo, a wedding planner and the owner of Urban Soirée in Boston, told The New York Times. “We’re seeing clients diving back into planning with a ‘bigger is better’ mentality for their wedding this year,” she added.
And the wedding gowns? What will the fashionable bride be wearing this year? Think daring and voluptuous.
"We have absolutely seen a push for sleek, bold, and more sensual styling with this year's brides. After spending the last few years living in loungewear, she is embracing all things celebratory," Lori Conley, the executive in charge of merchandise at fashion brand Anthropologie's bridal business, told Reuters.
This time of year is made for Risqué! Live bold and soak in the moment.
As an added bonus, every item you score at Risqué means you’re helping the cause in the fight against breast cancer. We donate 10 percent of all net sales (up to $20,000 annually) in 2022 to our friends at the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®