Your Consultant Is Back!

Things look a bit different around here, don’t they?

I’m so happy to announce that I’m officially back from my summer hiatus (which wasn’t really voluntary—as I mentioned in this post I was pretty overwhelmed by work and some unexpected health issues). But now that the new semester has started and I’m doing better in terms of health, I’m finally ready to return to blogging!

And to celebrate that return, I figured I would take the opportunity to redesign Consulting With Tulle. This involves a new logo, new layout, and a sparkly new domain name!

(This is baby’s first domain name. I’m extremely excited about it.)

Now that I’m back, I’ll be resuming my normal posting schedule: discussing trends, talking about some of the highlights from working at the boutique this summer, sharing inspiration boards, and of course covering fall National Bridal Market, which is coming up in less than two weeks! As always, if you have requests for an inspiration board or want advice for your own planning process, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Thank you all for your patience! I’m thrilled to be back, and I can’t wait to get back to blogging!

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Mid-Summer Update: I’m Alive!

How is summer already halfway over? It’s crazy to think that I only have one more month until I head back to Chicago to start my last year of college. Time is just flying by; I feel like every time I blink, another week passes.

I am so unbelievably sorry that I took such a long hiatus from this blog! My life has been pretty much non-stop busy since I left Chicago. Between working twice as many hours at the bridal boutique, a few health issues, and frantically scrambling to meet costume deadlines, something was bound to fall through the cracks. I’m just sad that it had to be my blog!

Admittedly, part of the problem is that I’m really frustrated by the layout options for WordPress.com. I need to go through the process of transferring over to the WordPress.org hosting option, if only so I can have my domain and much more control over the design of this website. I’m such a visual person so part of me kept justifying my procrastination with excuses like, “Well, your blog is ugly, so there’s no point in updating it until you can make it look good!”

(I’m crazy, I know. No need to remind me.)

But I’ve given myself a kick in the rear, and hopefully I’ll be able to stick with my regular posting schedule from here on out! Goodness knows I have plenty to talk about now that I’m back at the boutique.

I’ll be sure to get into all of that in a separate entry, since it’s a lot to discuss. In the mean time, here’s just a quick rundown of what’s been going on in my life this summer:

  • I have a ton of new responsibilities at the boutique, including a promotion to the Social Media Manager. I’ve also been doing a lot more consulting work, and somehow I’ve become one of the most effective consultants. I’m not quite sure how! But I average about four to six dresses per week.
  • That being said, I’m 100% certain that I don’t want to work on the sales side of bridal fashion as far as my future career is concerned. It’s been fun as a learning experience and a “first taste” of the industry, but I can’t see myself being happy doing this for an extended amount of time. I’m eager to keep pursuing my goal of being a wedding planner, especially for Disney.
  • On a totally different note, I’ve been going through some health problems involving my hormone levels and a possible virus. My doctors have me on a pretty rough hormone supplement, and they also had me switch to the Paleo diet. I’ve been on both for about two weeks now; it was definitely an adjustment, and minus some pretty unpleasant side effects from the drugs, I’m starting to feel a bit better!

Also, I want to give a quick shout-out to the Premier Bride’s blog for the pingback while I was away! They ran a post about choosing your bridal party and included a link to my entry about that topic!

Anyway, I hope all of you have been enjoying your summer so far! Have you done anything exciting, or is there something you’re looking forward to?

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