Lots of good things came out of my Wedding Fair last Sunday....
Tomorrow, I have a lovely new customer coming to see me, so I must tidy up and prepare!
I also met two fun, energetic and gorgeous ladies , Claire Mathers http://www.creativeweddinghair.co.uk/ and Josie Lock http://www.joiselock.co.uk/ .
Together, we have decided that the Wedding Industry in Devon needs help. In particular women in business. It is so important to keep business here and not to lose out to London and the cities around, which is so easily done without a thought.
For my business in particular,there are very few designers who offer the service that I offer my Brides. My prices are competitive when compared to the bridal shops. For, I design, pattern cut and make one-off gowns to the highest quality, with many fittings and endless tips and advice for the price of, or less than you can buy a gown "off the peg". Remember, bridal shops charge exorbitant fees for alterations, and when you add up the travel costs to and from London etc buying a dress out of Devon can become a very costly affair. Would you not rather spend that money saved on your trousseau or honeymoon?
Buy British, Buy in Devon!
Use the talent that is in your area. Help us, to help each other, in these tricky times.
Next week I will be going to help promote this idea, with the organisation skills of my new friend Claire, the help of my good friends Susannah and Tracey from Pickwell Manor http://www.pickwellmanor.com/ and Wed magazine http://www.wedmagazine.com/ and a few other ladies too!