So, after about 2 or 3 different versions, colors, texts, etc...I think we've found one that works. I love the layout and design. I wanted to keep everything simple, I am good at what I do, I don't need cheesy designs and graphics to sell my services, well, I shouldn't need them, who knows though.
Check out the site, it is definitely a work in progress and at this point we actually just have it at a presentable stage, not really a completed or even near completed stage.
So far, so good. The logo/company name is done. Now we just have to get cards designed. I'm trying to stay away from too much of anything and just keeping everything simple. So the cards will probably be a basic (but shiny) white with a bit of text. We will see how they come out when they are done though, we keep working through 100's of ideas.
I've already received emails & calls from people about the company. Some people wanting to help, some needing services already and some just to tell me how excited they are for me. That's a great feeling, so thank you to all of you, your support means SO much. Fortunately, everyone I've talked to has only had great things to say, so I think, no I know, this is a really good decision.
Example of an email I received, this from a good friend and past bridal client-
".....I will recommend you to ANYONE whenever I hear about weddings... I'm so excited about your business. How fun for you... a lot of hard work I bet, but you are so good at what you do, it'd be a shame not to use your skills!"
That's pretty amazing to hear from anyone, let alone someone who worked with me.
So, blog is going on, website is being worked on as I type, cards will be completed by next week. Now to move on to marketing, or some ideas on how/where to market. I have a great friend who works with one of the papers who has agreed to try to help me get in somewhere with the local paper. At this point a sentence or two would be amazing, so I'll take anything!
I'm thinking of getting some photos of myself done my local photographer/friend Dawn. I think it is always good to be able to immediately put a face with a name when choosing someone like a coordinator, someone you have to work so closely with. I'm sure some people will immediately know that they do/don't want to work with me, from the picture alone. I think that's a good thing, right?!