If not for the coronavirus, Oct. 10 would've been the most popular wedding day, the Knot says
Posted October 10, 2020 11:14 a.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2020 12:07 p.m. EDT
Saturday would have been the most popular day to get married before the pandemic, according to the Knot.
More than 104,000 weddings were scheduled to take place on October 10 through Knot's registry. But, that didn't end up happening. (Love may be powerful, but it can't stop the coronavirus from spreading.)
Knot is a wedding planner app and website, which more than 25 million people have used to plan their wedding.
The majority of wedding guests said that this year, they preferred outdoor gatherings with less than 25 people in attendance. Couples also said that they wanted masks to be required, according to the Global COVID-19 Weddings Report.
For the couples that did not decide to change their wedding date, nearly all said that they were having to make changes or take precautions to adjust to the pandemic.
A little more than a third of couples who initially scheduled their wedding sometime between September 2020 to January 2021 said they were rescheduling.
A quarter of people said that they decided to sit out a wedding celebration of a friend or loved one this year. Forty-seven percent of people said it was because they were uneasy about being in a social situation during the pandemic, while 37% said they had concerns about safety protocols being followed.
This data is according to product data comprised of wedding dates selected by users on The Knot as of March 20, 2020.