A week ago we heard the promising news that there is an end in sight... what followed was an influx of elated couples making contact to reschedule with (hopefully) the final date for their wedding.
So the news is, from April 12th not only are we allowed to reopen the door to the showroom, weddings of up to 15 people can take place, this is huge step in the right direction. From May 17th, weddings of up to 30 people and from June 21st (day before my birthday!) the restrictions are lifted, providing all goes well. Although we are still unsure how this will work with how many guests we will be able to have this is the welcomed news the whole of the wedding and events industry has been waiting for.
We can not wait to get back to surrounding ourselves with love and pretty things (not that homeschooling 2 children, zoom calls and needy pets hasn't been a delight!)
What will I do on the first day back? probably sit in the consultation area with a cup of tea and think how lucky we are to still be in business. We have seen many businesses disappear and staff made redundant over the last year and we can not express how grateful we are for your continued support and that I DO is still going strong.
We currently have over 30 weddings planning to go ahead this year with some still waiting on new dates. 2022 is looking good aswell. Staff have been sent their summer work schedules and are all excited to get started, not just because of the wedding set ups but also the road trips, laughs, and 'business lunches' we have along the way.
And finally I had my cast removed today. 6 weeks ago I broke my wrist in two places which isn't ideal for a florist but at least it was in lockdown and it has healed well and now the sun is shining and brighter days are coming!
Wow! We won the regional award for Venue Stylist of the Year!
Thank you to all of our amazing couples who took the time to vote for us and the amazing I DO team.
This was such a lovely end to a heartbreaking 2020 for the wedding industry. We have had all fingers and toes crossed hoping that at some point we will get back to what we love doing.
Until we do we have received our feedback and here are a few of the lovely things our voters said about us...
"Above every other supplier we spoke to Rebecca listened extensively to our requests and never tried to steer us away from what we wanted at all. She was friendly and welcoming. The shop was well laid out and she left us to view alone initially. Her prices were fair and she arrived early on the day to organise our setup. She even helped and gave advice on the parts we brought in separate to her supplies. Everything looked stunning on the day and she truly made our day special."
"I Do weddings was amazing from day one. It was almost like having a wedding planner. We sat down with her and she asked about us. Not products we were interested in. Questions like what do we like, asked about our families, the colours we like... then she gave us ideas and helped create our vision. I can honestly say that she is OUTSTANDING all the way up to our wedding day. The flowers were such excellent quality, I had guest asking me where I got them from and the centrepieces!"
"I Do Weddings went above and beyond to help me our wedding reception as special and perfect as we wanted it. I was very confused on what flowers I wanted when I first went into the shop but they were so helpful and spend ages with us showing us different options. I told them roughly what colours and flowers I like and she helped me come up with the perfect colour scheme. The way the room was decorated was better than I could have ever wished for on our budget and the flowers were just stunning!"
"I Do Weddings made me and my partner feel relaxed and re-assured from our first meeting. We were always made to feel welcome at their premises with cup of tea and a friendly chat - and any change or amendment was met with a friendly smile and a 'can do' attitude. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were guided and kept informed right up until the morning of our wedding Even when we were feeling stressed, Rebecca assured us everything would be alright on the day - and it truly was!"