A Day in the Life of a Liverpool Bridal Boutique Owner
So being the owner of a Liverpool bridal boutique I think a lot of my friends think I try on wedding dresses all day for a job! That actually sounds great fun but I don’t have the time! I thought I’d share an insight in to what a bit of my daily routine looks like.
7:30am and my alarm goes off…….. alarm is ignored and I go back to sleep!
7:50am my alarm goes off again and I decide to get up, I’m definitely not a morning person so it takes me a while to get going! First thing I usually do while still in bed is check all my Bridal Reloved Liverpool social media accounts, its kind of like reading the morning papers!
8:00am Time for a cuppa and usually some toast, I’m completely useless till I’ve had my morning brew!
8:20am Time to get myself looking presentable (its a tough job! Haha). Depending on whether my other half has been on night shift I either get the TV on for some background noise (I’ve been known to watch episodes of Say Yes To The Dress I’ve had recorded, my guilty pleasure!) or if he’s still in bed I have to sneak around getting showered and dressed in relative silence while he tries to sleep after a long shift! Not easy doing your make-up with just a bedside table lamp let me tell you!
9:00am Off to the boutique I go listening to a spot of morning radio.
9:30am Arrive at the boutique, get all the curtains open, pop the kettle on and check the diary for the days appointments. I like to make my brides feel welcome to their appointment so get mini chalk boards ready with their names on for the day!
Check any emails and social media messages and reply. Organise any dresses which are being collected that day ready to go down the aisle!
10:00am Door opens for my first bride, they’re offered a warm welcome and a brew. We chat about how their planning is going so far and how they see themselves on their big day. After getting a few ideas of what they like and how their day will feel we go shopping! I usually like to select a few dresses out for brides from what we’ve chatted about as it can be overwhelming with so much choice in style, designer and fabrics for them to know where to start! After selecting dresses I’ll take them through to the dressing room while the bride continues to select what else she’d like to try on.
I love spending time with brides helping them to find the style thats right for them and their personality, the look on their face when they find the one is amazing and gives me such a buzz!
I always have one bride in the boutique at a time so appointments are relaxed and private. I can usually take up to 4 or 5 bookings in a day which can be quite manic so when I find myself with a quiet moment I try to take full advantage! I can be catching up on social media again in the afternoon, posting live or making videos to share, or catching up with our amazing seamstress Sophie from Recovamp to book in brides for their fittings. There’s always something to do which is great.
4:30pm The appointments have usually finished and I’m winding down for the day with a well earned brew. I’ll finish off any paper work from sales through the day and take note of anything that needs doing in the coming days. This is also where I become the cleaner and get out my trusty hoover and steam mop to keep the floors looking shiny! It’s tough going though as the handle came off my steam mop from all the power mopping I do! I’ll give the rails a tidy making sure the dresses are stored away neatly
and all back in order ready for the next busy day of bridal appointments.
5:30pm Home time and ready for a good feed! Although even at home I’m always keeping up to date with social media, I love looking at designers pages and seeing what’s new in bridal. If I see anything I love I’ll usually save it or add it to the Bridal Reloved Liverpool Pinterest page for inspiration!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and for taking an interest in what I do, hope to see you soon!
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