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Steve Squitiro predicts that 2022 will be a record-breaking year for the wedding industry.


“Everyone is saying the same thing right now – they don’t have a day when demand is exceeding the list,” said Squitiro, president of piermonte, told Granthshala 5 NY.

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His location on the coast in Babylon is busier than ever. They are overflowing with newly engaged couples looking to book weddings nearly two years postponed by the pandemic.

“We don’t have the ability to fill them. The dates are just gone. At this point, the buyers that are coming in now are really for ’23, they’ve left out ’22,” Squitero said. “Everyone is watching ’23 and onwards’ too much.”

Jenna Grippe and her fiancée Giuseppe have rescheduled their wedding at The Piermont from March 2021 to the coming March.

“It’s very upsetting because at the time it was considered one of the happiest days of my life,” Grippe said. “It’s not there anymore and it’s not happy anymore, it’s enjoying it. Nobody wants a virtual bridal shower.”

Along with several other COVID brides in the same boat, she said that working with all her vendors on a new date was a nightmare, but she somehow managed to make it through.

“Calling each person and coming back to me with their availability, were they even able to do that that day, and then I had several days,” Grippe said.

Despite the growing demand for weddings, Squitiro said nothing can make up for the loss of all businesses over the past two years.

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