We’re in the throes of wedding season (I’m so glad we got married in February, during the off-season) and I found a couple of interesting articles from Bakersfield and San Jose. Both of them focused on the impact the faltering economy has had on wedding season. What I found seemed pretty counter-intuitive.
In general, I would have assumed that the poor economy would have decreased spending across the board, and particularly in a region like Bakersfield that isn’t particularly known for its affluence. But it turns out that my intuition is incorrect. It seems that weddings have been harder hit in San Jose, and while things aren’t great in Bakersfield, they’re actually not that bad.
This seems really counter-intuitive to me, and I can’t figure out why it is so. I guess I’ll have to think about this some more.