It’s been quiet here on the blog as we have been so busy with our wedding dress orders! Clients often ask me how many dresses we work on at this time of year. While we always have some winter weddings or gowns going abroad during the cooler months, most of our work will always be for summer.
During the months of July to September there’s the pre-planning, when fabrics get ordered, and initial patterns are being drafted and trialed. During these months I try to push the workshop quite hard – there’s no deadlines and it is all too easy to get complacent. But anything which is not prepared during this quiet time is a lot harder to fit in as it gets busy, and I tend to book fittings in close order to keep everything on track.
Now, at the beginning of November we are moving into high season, with wedding dresses getting picked up every week and summer wedding dress orders in various stages of almost finished or still in bits. I try hard to build in buffers, just in case – I’m a great fan of the anything could happen scenario and plan for any emergency I can think of.
We are currently working on almost all dresses booked for weddings between now and April. As we get to the months of January and February we tend to put April on ice until mid March then go back to late summer / autumn weddings and finish those.
Today I had a consultation with a bride who is getting married in January. She hasn’t booked us yet, but said I will get a definite answer by Monday. I’d love to create for her the beautiful wedding dress we designed together, but have to admit it took me a while to find some available fitting appointments I could offer her in my calender. If booked though, her gown will be finished on time and look absolutely spectacular, without a doubt.
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