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The impact of 2020 as a wedding business owner
If you had asked me 1st Jan 2020 how I thought this year was going to go, I would have said “absolutely record-breaking” but as Covid-19 swept into all of our lives, it quickly became clear that this was going to be a challenging year for so many businesses and industries.
In this final episode of Season 1, I wanted to share with you what this year has not only thrown at me financially, logistically and mentally but also what it has taught me.
I know so many industry friends and venues have been in the same challenging situations, so if you are currently fighting hard to keep going, know that you are not alone.
I am really interested in what the lasting effects of Covid-19 on the wedding industry will be but
I truly believe the wedding industry has an incredibly positive future ahead of it, and that 2021 will see us grow and adapt how we gather and celebrate.
If you want to chat over your venues plans or goals for 2021 online, or even over a coffee as business meetings are allowed, then let’s do it! Please do reach out via the links below.
I am wishing you all a very merry Christmas and I can’t wait to see you in 2021!
How will Covid-19 change the wedding and events industry in 2021?
With the Covid-19 vaccine rolling out & the government hinting that weddings will be able to take place from Easter, there might finally be some much-needed light at the end of the tunnel.
So with engagement season upon us and many weddings rearranged for 2021 I am joined today by Hall & Co event stylist, Millie, to discuss what weddings and events might look like in 2021 and beyond.
We will be taking a look at some of the key trends coming through for the new year, as well as how Covid-19 restrictions are influencing the popularity of outdoor ceremonies, elopements, micro weddings, and even multi-day events to allow different groups of family and friends to gather.
With our recent experience of weddings with Hall & Co Event Design, we’re sharing how drinks receptions, serving food, and group photography can be adapted to create a safe but beautiful personal wedding.
Millie also has some top tips for venues to show their value and level of customer care to couples, even with reduced numbers and we both share our wedding highs and weddings lows of 2020.
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What makes a great venue? With photographer, Sarah Brookes
My guest today is Sarah Brookes - a talented fine art wedding photographer who has worked at a wide range of wedding venues across the UK and internationally.
As a photographer, Sarah has a unique position and a front-row seat when it comes to couples feedback as a wedding day unfolds.
In this episode, Sarah shares what makes a great venue with so many brilliant takeaways for how you can maximise your venue from a photography perspective, how you can add value for your couples and how to build strong relationships with suppliers.
We know the relationship between venues and suppliers are key to the success of a wedding or event day, and Sarah shares some top tips for how to build and grow supplier relations.
I can’t quite believe it’s December already, but I would like to invite you to join me in getting into the festive spirit by entering my Christmas competition to win a 1-hour consultation call with me!
To enter just follow the link below.
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Rustic and farm-style venues, with Long Furlong Farm
Joining me today are husband and wife team, Carmel and Ali, owners of Long Furlong Farm, a blank canvas wedding venue that offers couples 3 day hire allowing them to create their day, their way.
We’ve seen rustic and farm conversion style venues continue to grow in popularity so whether you have a barn, or an idyllic field ready for a temporary structure there is a clear rise in demand for this style of venue.
In this conversation, Carmel and Ali share with me their journey from hosting their own wedding at Long Furlong Farm, where they both live and work, to how they have grown the space into a unique wedding venue as well as the challenges they have faced with Covid-19 and their experience of gaining funding and diversifying their offering.
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How to build a successful brand with Joanna Southwell
Welcome back to the Thirteen Twelve podcast, this week I am joined by Joanna Southwell, founder of The Weddinghood and a bridal branding specialist.
Jonna is here to share with us how to build a successful brand, from the basics of what you need to get started, to how you can build a brand that will attract and connect you to your dream clients.
We are going to take you through how you can define your brand values and put these at the centre of all you do to tell the unique story of your venue and build a loyal following.
If you would like some more help in defining your brand, join my mailing list to receive a free copy of my venue branding blueprint.
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How to maximise your venue’s potential at each stage of the customer journey
As we approach the end of the year, with a busy engagement season ahead, this is the perfect time to evaluate and adapt your wedding venue business, ready to hit the ground running in 2021.
To help you maximise this time and the opportunities ahead I am sitting down with Millie, Senior event manager at Hall & Co, to take a deep dive into the 5 phases of the customer journey and highlight the key actions you can take at every step to nurture the relationship with your couples, helping your venue to stand out and build strong connections.
I love having a strategy in place so I can start the new year strong. To help you do the same I have a free guide available to ensure you’re maximising your venue’s potential at each stage of the customer journey.
I would also like to invite you to join my private Facebook group. This is a supportive and informative space for venue owners, where you can find weekly videos with guest experts sharing some of their top tips for preparing for the year ahead.
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Hall & Co made my wedding amazing
Can’t wait to hear all about Elizabeth’s new venture. She made my wedding so special and went out of her way to relieve stress!! Congratulations to the team ❤️❤️