It has been a while. We’re sorry for the long silence, but also not. We haven’t written as we’ve been tied up with what has and continues to be a very busy and fruitful wedding season. We’re not sorry for that!
Krista and I are doing very well, but with renting to 80 weddings on top of our full-time jobs, this past few months we haven’t had much time for reflection.
However, on what approximates our one-year anniversary (we’re drinking a bottle of prosecco as we unpack the orders tonight), I would like to take the time to step back and reflect on our amazing first year of business.
First off, I’ve like to say that we’ve met such a warm, creative. talented, generous group of florists, photographers, blog writers, wedding planners, event venue managers, and vendors this past year. When the dust settles on the fall, we can’t wait to grab a cocktail with some of these folks!
Secondly, we’ve met so, so many warm, creative, and talented couples. The vision and care that many put into their weddings has been a great inspiration to us. The more couples that come to our office and chat with us about their weddings, the more needs are identified, the more ideas we have, and the more we want to make, purchase, and rent. So, while we have been busy with rentals this summer, we have also been carving out some time to make and buy new inventory. Our “want” and “to make” lists are growing so long, and we can’t wait to have a slow-season break to set ourselves down with some Downton Abbey and our sewing machines, power tools, and calligraphy pens and start the merry making.
While there have been many lessons learned his summer, one thing we’ve learned is that with weddings, as much as people try to plan ahead—there are generally some details that can’t come together until a couple weeks prior. There are last minute attendees or cancellations which require changes to seating charts, allergies or food aversions that result in menu changes, and last minute ideas like hashtags that to be shared.
During the few weeks prior to a wedding, as these needs emerge, we are finding people are looking to rent and have us make custom signs. While in the months prior a bride or groom may take some of these signs on as DIY projects, as the wedding fast approaches and time grows short these sorts of time-consuming projects things can be stressful, and at this point are better tasked to someone else.
As the summer’s gone by we have been making more and more custom signs. Once wedding season wanes, we will be coming up with fun and attractive signs, so as to have a larger, more diverse array for next summer’s weddings.
In the meantime, if you find yourself struggling with signs, do get in touch, as we have been make custom chalkboard and mirror signs up the ying yang lately, and we can most likely get you out of a jam!
Ok blog. It's been swell. See you next time. Likely this won't be until late October when the weddings and styled shoots start to slow down.