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.
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