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January 7, 2021 14 min

Happy New Year

Welcome back to the podcast everyone body, and welcome to a brand new year. I’m your host Donna Eade founder of the society of professional wedding vendors and Today we are going to talk about some new year changes goal setting for 2021. If you aren’t already then subscribe where you listen and please leave a review it really helps the podcast get in front of more of the right people like you and I will be muchly grateful

New Name

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021. Things look a little different around here we have had a name change The Society of Professional Wedding Vendors is my business and my passion but the name was too long for the podcast. So although the Society is still behind the podcast we have renamed it so welcome to the Wedding Pro Cast this podcast is aimed at helping all wedding professionals with tips and hints on business & sharing interviews with business experts and industry professionals. I do hope you subscribe and listen in every Thursday.

The Roadmap

I hope you had a great Christmas I know it wouldn’t have been what you’d have wanted but I hope you found some joy and merriment during the festive period. Everyone in our industry suffered loss in 2020, whether personal or business Covid-19 took a lot from us and the government really hasn’t helped and isn’t helping. I’ve seen a lot of people on social asking for a roadmap from the gov. But I feel that we are asking the impossible. No one in the gov. has ever lived through a pandemic like this before, in fact, no one alive has so how can't they accurately predict where we will be in April. If they say here's a map and then things don’t go to plan it will be their fault and without an roadmap, it’s their fault. Damned if they do damned if they don’t.

I understand in situations like this you want direction you want someone to blame and someone to take responsibility. But with this situation, it just isn’t that simple. I don’t think the government can make claims on where we will be in April. My request is that they put some financial support in place for wedding vendors. You want to serve your couples and after 9 months of postponing and moving weddings I believe you are well equipped to help brides when needed to more their days but you need income to maintain a basic living so you can still be around when their new date comes round.  

Couples need reassurance that you’ve got them. That if their day can’t happen in the way they have planned that you can work quickly with them to make the adjustments needed. 

My hope is the vaccine will be taken up by a majority of people and it will start making an impact and that we will get our industry back sooner rather than later. I know there are strong feelings out there about what the government should and shouldn’t be doing for our industry and I for 1 definitely don’t think they have done enough for the wedding industry.   

Following the latest Announcement 

This episode was recorded before the announcement on Monday. I am devastated that this has happened not because I don't think it's needed but because of the knock-on effect, it has on the wedding industry and more importantly the people in the industry.

We have all had moments over the last 9 months that have put us to our edge and this did it for me. I've not been able to put a positive spin on it and I'm totally fed up. But this comes from being someone who has done the most they can over the last 9 months. [Read more & download the Milestone Meeting Agenda]

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