Check out our September/October issue for free today, for all the latest bridal industry news…
Hectic times indeed, with Harrogate ready to open its doors, the big awards programme ready to unfold (congrats to all you finalists), and retailers from around the world ready to get into buying mode and celebrate the 2020 collections.
Talking to many shop owners and suppliers in recent months, one picks up on the positive vibes. Despite so many concerns about a downward trend in sales, optimism is on the up again as news spreads fast about the spiralling number of venue bookings for the year ahead – 2020, it seems, has a far more appealing ring to it than 2019 (remember all that negativity about 2013?).
Destination weddings are on the increase, too, but while they do not show up in National Statistics, they account for big numbers. Make sure you have the gowns – and accessories – that travel well! You could even consider an instore destinations day, and get tourist boards to provide you with great visual material. A glass of rosé and some great background music and you’ll have a captivated audience.
In our September/October issue you’ll find:
- Ladybird – What being part of Pronovias means
- Sue Lovell on the dangers of online harrassment
- A day in the life – Tony Bromilow’s action-packed schedule
- A business chat with Justin Alexander
- Meet the Director of The Wedding Club
- Ellis’s view on the state of industry play
And much more!
You can take a look at the whole September/Octpber issue HERE, for free!
If you want your opinions heard, your bridal questions answered, or if you’d like to become one of our stockists, don’t forget to get in touch – our Editor Susi Rogol-Goodkind loves hearing from you all!