This past week started off with a system crash! The stores are networked on the same system and nothing was working. It took about 4 hours to get resolved and we never did find out what was wrong. It's Saturday now and the week has been steady. We're seeing brides with May 2010 wedding dates. Lots of brides and moms are in because of the Labor Day holiday this weekend. Fall trunk shows begin next weekend at both stores. We did a mailing of about 500 postcards plus the website and the wedding magazine email blasts.
Last Friday we had a "green light" party with the folks from AMS Pictures. They're the Dallas company producing the series "Girl Meets Gown" for WEtv and we were celebrating the green light given on 6 more episodes. It airs in 2010. We've got the film crew here every week and while that sounds like a lot of fun, it really is more like a lot of work. But it's interesting and the brides that are featured are wonderful. The party was great except the margaritas were really lame. I think there wasn't any tequila in it!
The new store opens at the end of this month (we hope). Right now, no carpeting, no rods to hold gowns, no computer and no phone. There's lots to be done before those doors can open.