It’s one of your favourite nerd’s favourite days: marriage statistics day! The statistics on marriages and divorces that occurred in 2020 have been released by the Australian Burearu of Statistics today, and I’m here with my annual summary.

The first thing to note is that for the first time the impacts of COVID on our industry are absolutely laid bare, and to be honest, the details are gut wrenching. It’s nothing we didn’t already know, and I guess in a way it’s nice to have our trauma borne out by the numbers, but it’s still pretty hideous reading. If you’re triggered by talk of COVID and weddings, it’s time for you to look away now.