A belated Happy New Year to you!
I haven’t posted on here for over a year, but I’ve still been working. 2023 was a difficult year after my mum passed away at the very beginning of it. As a result all social media took a back seat while I concentrated on continuing to work and sort out things for my late mum.
It’s now 2024 and I wish all of us a healthy, happy and peaceful year ahead.
So I thought I would start by talking about lead times and my availability for 2024 and beyond.
Happily I find myself fully booked up for most of 2024. I possibly have some spaces for a couple of late autumn or winter weddings this year, but after that it’s bookings for 2025 and beyond only. A huge thank you if you have already booked with me this year and my apologies if you’ve enquired and I’ve turned you away, I really hate to do that.
As you can see by the above info, a year is a good lead time if you’re looking for a bespoke dress. 6 months may be okay in many cases but it also may not. I realise this sounds vague but it really does depend on designs already booked and where they fall within the year. My advice is if you’re interested in a bespoke wedding dress or a mother of the bride/groom dress, try to give me as much time as possible. Upwards of 6 months. 9 months or 12 months is great, 18 months is not unheard of.
I often hear people talking about how daft it is that so much time is needed to plan weddings. I can understand that notion. But most wedding suppliers are individuals like myself working alone or in small teams, so can only fit in what they physically and mentally can do in each working day. I create each dress or outfit from scratch, so I need months to plan and fit in every aspect of manufacture and fittings around existing work and life. I hope you understand.
If you have a wedding or event date for autumn and beyond, I’d love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more about my bespoke dressmaking service.