Florida’s ivy wedding supply business has been booming for years and is now worth about $1.2 billion, making it one of the nation’s largest suppliers of wedding supplies.
But with prices skyrocketing, many vendors have been forced to close, shuttering stores, or sell off their inventory, the Associated Press reported.
The business has grown rapidly in the past decade, according to the Associated General Associations of Florida.
The state is now home to about 1,200 vendors that sell wedding supplies at weddings across the state.
In 2016, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued a ruling that would allow vendors to reopen.
That ruling did not specifically ban vendors from selling wedding supplies but it did require them to provide buyers with a refund if they lost their wedding supply and were unable to make the refund.
That policy did not apply to vendors who sold the items through online auctions or directly to customers.
Many of the vendors that are selling wedding supply through online and other non-traditional channels are also seeking refunds, which can cost as much as $25,000, according the AP.
If you need wedding supplies online, you should go to Amazon.com or Ebay and search for the brand you’re looking for.
You’ll find the name and price of the wedding supply online.
It may be on a different website or different category.
For example, a wedding supply might be on the Amazon page for “Wedding Day Flowers” but may also be listed for “Bridal Accessories.”
If your wedding supply isn’t listed, check the vendor’s website and contact them for a refund.
For more information about Florida’s wedding supply economy, visit floridapedia.com.