Happy Christmas everyone! Only a week to go… until it’s all over (I’m such a bah humbug). With school broken up I now enter the phase of not knowing what day it is or what on earth I’m supposed to be doing. I DO know it’s my birthday on Thursday and I’m going to Brighton with my pals for brunch, shopping and cake. I have instructed everyone the dress code is The Birthday Jumper i.e. the antithesis of the Christmas jumper.
I’m going to be 42, I started this business when I was 29 (who remembers our old name Doily Days?) SO much has changed in that time; in the industry, in the world and in my life. And I wholeheartedly know it’s time for me to start the process of looking for someone to take over the business.
The pandemic changed everything, it broke the flow. I cancelled five wedding fairs. I took my eye off the industry and started doing other things, because I had to. Then, when things started to resemble normality again, things I’d worked on fell apart (the deal with the boat shed venue and a wedding fair with a new venue). I could have tried to salvage things (with the fairs) but my heart wasn’t in it, and passion has always been what’s driven me.
I have been offered an opportunity and from 2022 I will still be working in the wedding/events industry, on a brand new project, with a brand new team. I’ll be doing that alongside growing my new baby Flo’s Circle.
The opportunity is there for someone to take over the blog/supplier directory/social media and make it their own. There’s the opportunity to pick up where I left off with wedding fairs (new venues needed) and I can offer guidance on it all. Or maybe you’re a supplier who can use the platform to promote existing services. The brand is there, the reputation is there, it can be moulded to suit.
I intend to continue with weekly blog posts until I can hand everything over.
The business has given me a great lifestyle over the last 12 years, I’ve been lucky enough to work on some brilliant, memorable projects, with really inspiring people. I’ve met some of my best friends through the industry. It’s been a blast but it’s time for the next chapter now.
Please contact me with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.