Wow! Time flies! We hustled and bustled to get the store ready for our December 20th opening and now here we are with nearly two weeks under our belts! It has been incredible!
The store underwent some rapid changes in the week leading up to our opening. My husband, Dan, completed several display cases for us as well as constructed pedestals for brides to view their beautiful gowns upon. We added our Little Black Dress wall in and a shoe display space. We’ve still got a list a mile long of “To-Do” items but we’ll keep plugging away at them. First, we focus on our customers!
Our opening day was wildly successful! We welcomed a family of 4 generations of beautiful women into the shop at 9:45 am so they could be introduced to a beautiful wedding gown and mothers-of dress. From there we met dozens of amazing brides and prom-goers. In the blink of an eye, it was 4pm. Totally amazing!We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our family, friends, and community. The Kearney Hub had a wonderful article on us!
We knew we’d meet amazing people however the last few weeks have been incredibly emotional. Jenna and I have been so moved by the lives our customers lead. This experience is more than just a shopping transaction. It’s a connection, a relationship. We consider it a privilege to meet so many amazing people. With each customer we learn bits and pieces about the story of their life and we can’t help but be touched (and motivated) by the accomplishments, obstacles, and goals our shoppers, mainly women, have achieved or overcome. Truly, truly incredible women!
While our doors are open, we want to be sure we make it “officially official.” On January 29th at 4pm we will host our ribbon cutting with the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and will celebrate through the entire weekend. We hope you all can join us! The following week, February 6th – 9th, we will be hosting our very first trunk show with one of our incredible prom lines, Faviana. As an official retailer of Faviana, we will partner with them to host an added incredible selection of prom gowns available for purchase. It will be a fun experience for everyone!
We have so much more to accomplish to make sure Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear is running at 110%. We have already learned a lot in our short time open. One focus remains unchanged….our shoppers, our amazing guests. We will welcome everyone with a warm greeting and a great big smile, just as we would welcome someone into our home. We hope you enjoy your time with us. We certainly enjoy our time with you. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!