Well since my last blog a lot has happened for me, I was the Wedding Co-ordinator for Clawson Lodge and a few weeks ago was made the Events Manager, it's a challenging job at the moment, trying to pick up the pieces from my predecessor who's filing was pieces of paper put inside a diary. It has taken me a few peeks to get organised with new contact sheets and pricing which hopefully in time I will get right ( no manager above me to give me figures). The venue is a lovely place to work and the staff are wonderful ( volunteers mostly), I have my own office but unfortunately does not have a computer or printer so having to work from home. I have done quite a few wedding here over the last 3 years and the place is just lovely, it has fantastic facilities including disable access, disable toilets and the kitchen is to die for for any catering company. It is so close to town and within easy access of transport links and with it's own beautiful garden and seating area, and may I say this to me would be high on any couples list, outside space is a premium theses days, for all they memorable photo's.
I am managing to juggle this job as well as my own business, which again has got a lot busier, I have done lots of consultations lately and bookings. I am nearly booked up for this year and have a few space for next year, this could be do to the revamp of the website and all the good reviews which I have been getting on facebook, but as you know I'm not technical minded, but I think the website looks a lot more professional and clearer for people. The new packages are going down a storm, it's knowing what couples wanted and that is the million to one question, before I used to do a lot of individual prices which for me was not a problem, but after listening to a lot of couples and trying to identify what they wanted, I just new the way forward was the packages.
Since New Year things have just got better for Wedding Delights, we have taken on some staff to help with dressing (I'm not getting any younger) had a lot of recommendations which means I must be doing something right.
I remembered when I got married many many years ago but even then I wanted the perfect day, but having a little one in toe and working did not make it easy. I was an organizing freak then with lots of notes, but the stress I went through I sometimes wondered was it all worth it, wedding co-ordinators back then, were far and few apart and usually cost the earth, but today there is quite a few people doing this job, some good some bad, but some brides have said I 'm more then just a co-ordinator I become a friend aswell and go well above what is required of me, but that's me, as I look at it, I have been invited to help to create the perfect day for my couple and what a honor. In my eyes every couple deserves that and as far as I am concerned they will have it!
What's on the horizons for the future, well only time will tell but I hope it's good!
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