But maybe not today! Its raining!
It's been a long time since the last post, this wet Sunday is allowing me time to catch up on some long overdue admin. I kept thinking ill update the blog at the end of the season, thats logical. But when was that? The season just never seemed to end...possibly it did in January??
2022 was an absolutely amazing year for us. We attended some beautiful weddings, we met some awesome guests and had a bloody good laugh with all. Not only did we have the weddings, we had bars in some pretty big sporting events, we attended some great Corporate Parties and a few House Parties. Myself and the team really enjoy what we do, we love a good party. Although, since last year I have definitely had less time to party myself due to work. I've gone for quality over quantity nights out.
At times last year it seemed like the summer was never ending but at the start of every event, the excitement would build and again we would go and deliver the best service we could. Seeing people enjoy being at the bar is what we want, having a great review afterwards is the 'cherry on the top'.
OOh nearly forgot, we were nominated again for some industry awards at the end of the year. Thanks so much to all of our supporters that nominated us and voted. It's so appreciated.
We also managed to achieve two of my 'personal' industry goals. The first, we joined 'The Wedding Guild of Wales' as an approved supplier. We are the only bar service on their list. When I first started up the business I became quite quickly of the Guild and made it an aim to be part of this. There are some amazing suppliers on the Guilds website.www.theweddingguildofwales.co.uk. The other....(drum roll please) we have become a "Rock My Wedding' approved supplier. Again I was so chuffed to be selected for this. To my knowledge (at the time of writing this) we are their only approved bar supplier in Wales. www.rockmywedding.co.uk. Both of these listing make me do a little happy dance when I think about being associated with the organisations.
So, after a great 2022 how are we moving forward?
We had a bit of an issue when I looked at 2023 calendar. Due to us being so busy in 2022 we hadn't been ale to get out there and market ourselves for 2023, when I say 'we', I mean ''me'. I am the only full time person in the business and the only person that tow the vehicle, oh and the only person that cleans the bars etc.... we just put our heads down and got on with the work we had. This year, our work has been far more diverse. We didn't have lots of wedding bookings, we hadn't been out advertising our business. We did however have lots of invitations to lovely 'food festivals' and luckily our Corporate Friends came back to us for their celebrations. So, this year has been far more diverse with the types of events we've attended and in some cases going back to our speciality of 'Welsh Gin'.
A great place for us to promote our services is at wedding fairs. It's a bit of a shame that many wedding fairs and similar events happen during the Summer time. We can't attend these, we have a busy schedule! So apologies if you've been to one of these events and not seen us, we would love to attend but being busy is a good sign hey!
So 2024 is looking very exciting! We have a great mix in the diary of repeat customers and some amazing new wedding venues to visit. Watch this space for next year. We start the season with a 'showstopper showcase' of a wedding in April. Make sure you are watching on our socials to see this beauty.
But before then we have the rest of summer 2023 to go. Over the next coupe of weeks we have a good mix of Sporting Events, Food Festivals and some amazing weddings to attend. The Logistics again are being stretched on some weekends, Im confident it will all work out.
At the end of every event I look at how things could have been improved, a constant issue is we could have been more visible on social media. We cold always be but....I don't like to post anything until all the guests have arrived and then.....its super busy and my priorities are the service. Watch this space to see if it improves. Oooh - Have you seen we are on Tik Tok? Go over and follow us.
We do however have some news.....
Next year - We are 5!
In 2024 we embark on our fifth year of business. That sounds crazy. When I first left a full time paid career to go out on my own, full time little did I know how amazing this journey was going to be. Yes, you did read that correctly. This is my full time business, its not a side hussle, earning a bit of money on the side. This is my full time job and the one that has to pay bulls (and taxes). If anyone is considering leaving a job to go out on their own, please feel free to drop me a line. I have never looked back! Over the years I have coached/supported many businesses including bars. Im always happy to help you out if I can.
We need to mark this achievement. I really want to do that by giving back to the industry I love. Therefore we are offering a couple the opportunity to win our bar and service (no drinks) for £5. Thats crazy, isn't it?? But we really love to be at weddings and so we are offering this opportunity to one couple for their special day. The great thing I feel about this competition is we get to select the couple....based on them telling me the reasons why they want our business to join them. Im looking forward to reading funny emails from couples trying to win us over. It may be a tough decision, but the final decision will be ours based on what the couples have written. For full details of the 'Special Terms and Conditions' attached to this competition please see the front page of the website. Please remember there is a minimum spend and depending on location it may need to have a travel charge added. All emails need to be received before 31/08/23. Best of luck everyone!
So, we continue with hte remainder of 2023, e really do have some beauties of events and weddings left to go. Our Winter is also looking less busy but should keep us out of trouble.
Sorry for the long post, if you have any questions or need any help, just drop us a message.
Have a great Summer!