Eilish Egan from VIP Weddings & Ballina Blossoms
In this episode of The Wedding Band show, I caught up with Eilish Egan from VIP weddings and the new Ballina Blossoms. Eilish is based in Enniscrone Co.Sligo and has been providing wedding decor in the area for several years. In June 2020 she opened a flower shop that caters to weddings, funerals, Christmas, and all special occasions.
How has the lockdown changed her business?
Because of the current lockdown, she explains that couples have cut back on the decor for the ceremony and reception. She is hopeful that it will come around again and she believes that people are going to spend more money on high-quality wedding items in the future.
Eilish has worked at several weddings under the current restrictions and is finding that bouquet preservation is extremely popular these days. This is where she takes back the bouquet the day after the wedding, dries it out, and gives it back to the bride in a frame that makes the perfect keepsake.
Most of Eilish’s weddings for December 2020 have moved but she is actually booked out from March 2021.
Ballina Blossom’s business model!
Her new business model with the flower shop is focused on delivery because she realised that some guys might be shy about collecting a bouquet of flowers in the middle of a town.
She also launched her handmade silk wreaths on the 1st of November.
Flower trend for 2021?
When it comes to wedding trends, Eilish believes that green and white may still be the most popular colour for another year and that blossom trees may not be as popular in 2021.
In her own opinion, she thinks that smaller weddings can do a lot more on the decor side and that sometimes with a bigger crowd couples have to stretch themselves too much. You really can have that amazing Pinterest wedding with a smaller guest list!
On a positive note,
The best thing to come out of 2020 for Eilish has been some extra time off especially in May and June when she could enjoy the sunshine!
For information on VIP Weddings or Ballina Blossoms use these links,
Wedding Decor – https://myvipwedding.ie/
Ballina Blossoms – https://ballinablossoms.ie/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ballina_blossoms/
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Wedding Band – https://thebrianmcdermottband.ie/
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