It's funny, you'd have thought not having any events on over the last 6 months (& counting!) I'd have been bored, maybe put my feet up. Ohhh no such chance. What I've done instead is got myself a new business, had a new website built for Bad Ass Weddings, built my own new website here for The Bad Ass Bridal Show, arranged 7 (yep SEVEN) photoshoots with - quite frankly - EPIC themes, and now I've created a new wedding supplier directory too! I know, I really do need a holiday now haha.
I had to do something though to keep my brain busy, so decided that I'd concentrate on the directory. After all, it's a service I offer out as part of my events so it has to be top notch. I really hope you like the changes I've made to it! You can see a link <<HERE>>.
If you take part in my onsite wedding shows, you get a free text & small image listing included for 1 year.
If you don't take part in the shows but would like a listing, I am offering the first 3 months for just £1 per month - then £7/month thereafter.
For that you get: Link, description AND logo on website directory, Regular social media promotion, first chance to book new event dates, 2 guest blogs on my website / year, chance to do a social media takeover on 1 of my channels for the day (1 day in 12 months) & the opportunity to feature in a photoshoot (1 shoot in 12 months).
If you'd like to go that 1 step further, I offer a highlighted listing which includes all the above PLUS your listing is highlighted & appears top of other listings, creation of 1 photoshoot with your business at the centre (theme set by you), opportunity to list reviews on your business listing. This comes at a cost of just £15/month. Yep, 50p a day & I do all that hard work for you. I'm too bloody nice!
So, how do these options sound? I get good traffic to this site, more each week, and the fact you'll have a back link from your site to mine - using the logo & link I provide - mean it'll be winner winner chicken dinner all round.
Get in touch on email@example.com to get YOUR name in the directory asap. Plus any questions that you want answering. As ever, I'm an open book.
In the last 3/4 months since I last wrote a blog, a lot has happened. I really must keep up with this blogging malarkey!
In the world of weddings, we are finally allowed to actually have weddings go ahead, so that's a good thing. We went from NO weddings, to micro weddings, so happy days for our couples. I know it's a bit of a change of what was originally planned, but so far, from what I've seen, micro weddings ain't too bad :)
But while weddings ARE now being permitted, they are not in the format that the majority of us are used to. Wedding suppliers have been hit hard by the restrictions this year, & as a result I've sadly seen many go out of business. However now things are moving forward, I hope that the rest of us can stay the course until 2021.
I myself have been unable to run any wedding shows, which has been very hard on both a financial & emotional level. Having only just got my business to a place I was happy with, this was then crapped on & I've had to cancel everything. Plus I miss seeing everyone!
But I'm positive. As you know, I'm little "miss sunshine" & have always been the voice of calm & reason during this years challenges. I'm currently using my considerable admin, social media management & marketing skills to support small businesses. Yep, I've got another job. I've also teamed up with some local specialists to create micro wedding "elopement" packages for couples who just want to tie the knot this year, & leave the partying until later. These 2 developments have been hard to get my head around, but I knew I didn't want to lose either The Bad Ass Bridal Show, or Bad Ass Weddings, so I made the decision to Pivot, not Panic.
That's the message I want to get across here I guess. Sure things are TOUGH, & some weeks are definitely tougher than others! But you are all SO skilled, SO talented & have SUCH amazing businesses, that I just know you have the potential to keep going, even if that means a change in direction. So please, if you need help or someone to bounce ideas off, then give me a buzz. We'll be back onsite soon enough but for now, I'd say look at using your skills for other endeavors. Don't panic, just pivot.
With much love, bugger the social distancing, I'm giving you a HUGE hug.
PS// If you want to see my new page, then head over to << Professional Business Services with Beckie Melvin >> Or you can find me teaming up to create free weddings & tiny weddings at << Bad Ass Weddings >> See you there. Bxx
I'm a qualified wedding planner dedicated to designing & creating weddings for alternative couples. Because everyone deserves a wedding as unique as they are