BESPOKE BRIDE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE + GET OUR HEN PARTY PRINTABLES FOR FREE!
It’s been just over two weeks since the UK was put on lockdown and I’m not going to lie these past days have been full of emotion as we’ve had to decide what to do with our small business? We’ve experienced some major losses as thousands of poor unfortunate couples have had to postpone their weddings and although, I believe the lockdown was 100% necessary, there’s no denying that Covid-19 is going to be just as catastrophic on our economy as it is on our health.
As of today, we will be closing both our Shopify and Etsy stores and there’ll be no new content on the blog until further notice. This decision was not taken lightly, me and Jess have agonised for weeks over what this will mean for the future of Bespoke Bride. We’ve been here on this little part of the internet for almost a decade now. We exist to create, help and inspire so it goes against everything in our nature to remove ourselves from this situation when perhaps our readers need us the most. But nothing about this is normal and we find ourselves in a situation where the only way for our business to survive this with any chance of coming out the other side is to close until further notice.
The consequences of this may be hugely damaging. Not only is our business dependant on weddings and events actually happening, anyone that runs a blog will know that traffic and sales are hugely influenced by SEO and social media presence and as we will be unable to implement any of these strategies for the foreseeable future we are obviously concerned about the effect this will have.
On the other hand both Jess and I are huge believers in the motto that ‘everything happens for a reason’ and we will continue to look for the positives in this terrible situation. Perhaps the break will be just what we need to come back with even better inspiration and ideas for your weddings in the future.
Our blog will remain up, and all existing content will be available for you to research for inspiration, screenshot and save. We have also made all our hen party and wedding printables free during this time, with the hope that it goes some way to helping all those that have had to cancel or reschedule hen and bachelorette parties, as well as weddings during this difficult time. We hope you’ll download and save them ready to look forward to using them at future events.
Please continue to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest where you’ll find a load more wedspiration as well as any updates.
We thank you so much for your continued support of Bespoke Bride. Take care of yourselves and each other and we’ll be back when this is all over.