Well it's always nice to be back after Christmas (two weeks of nothing is fab"!) but this year has again started with a bang! December was crazy and both shops had their best ever December and to be honest we could easily have thought it was a summer month.
New dresses are now feeding in and sale day is over...HURRAH! We like a sale once a year but it involves such a lot of work and it sort of goes against how we normally operate. We at Gwenne's are about service;advising and helping our clients as they choose a dress whereas on sale day people buy what they want with not much advice needed or even usually wanted! Yesterday was a fab day and I can only speak for myself and the clients I served but I had some lovely brides who I don't think would have gotten anything more beautiful sale day or not . We also had tears and cuddles again and I often think this is a great reminder of how privileged we are in bridal to share in the big day. It's a lovely job (and yes it does have it's challenges) but I can honestly say it's a pleasure to do this job ...even on sale day. I had a lovely email just now from clients who were in on Saturday and that also made me smile. The little things do make a difference to us.
We have a new full time sales consultant in our midst too. Louise has joined us after completing her fashion degree at Herriot Watt and she has fitted into the team well. We also have a new lady starting today too and in April a third full time dressmaker joins us. At Gwenne's we are constantly trying to invest in the best staff we can find and also continue to train our existing team as we adapt to the challenges of bridal in 2016.
As usual my amazing team are doing a great job so far and we are looking forward to welcoming Maya back soon from maternity leave and that will be a welcome help. We have missed her calm and efficent presence.
So thanks again everyone for supporting and recommending us at Gwenne''s and I hope you all have a great 2016! Gwenne x