Making Money From Bridal Apparel

weddingAll over the world People are looking for a way to lower the cost of your bridal attire, knowing how to rent a wedding dress is one of the best way to to make money. Although it is not a widely used practice, the option of renting a wedding dress has become increasingly more popular over the last few years. Many brides spend months and even years saving to purchase the perfect wedding gown, that unfortunately can end up being a huge waste of money because they will only ever wear it once. Renting a wedding dress, on the other hand, gives a bride an opportunity to choose from a selection of beautiful and typically high priced gowns and pay only a fraction of the retail cost.

Making a living out of something you love can hardly be called work(”you can take that to the bank”) have  positive attitude if you plan on making your bridal shop business a success in Nigeria.” Guys any Binta, Tope or Chinelo,- Anybody male or female  can be a bridal shop owner regardless of education and past work experience”. What is important is to have an enterprising spirit and the heart for the trade.

What to sell/rent- A bridal shop’s inventory typically consists of dresses, shoes, and accessories intended for the mother of the bride (mob), wedding the entourage, and of course the bride. You can get your inventory straight from the designer or manufacturer. They usually hold fashion shows to display their wares. See to it that you watch these shows so you can select (before others) what dresses and items you want to order and invest on. Aside from fashion shows, you can also scour the web for possible suppliers or make use of catalogs. Keep yourself from buying too much. The trick is to buy just the right amount of items to fill your stock, no more and no less.

weddddinWhom to sell to- The success of your business relies on the number of customers you attract…and retain Marketing ! To attract customers, you need to promote your shop. Aside from the usual media advertisements, you can also use other options like joining community or charity events that have press coverage.

To keep your customers, you need to make sure that the quality of your stock is excellent and you need to provide your customers with exemplary service. You must make it your mission to ensure that your customer leaves your store completely satisfied. Be cheerful and helpful even if the bride is doing a bridezilla number on you. Just remind yourself that somewhere in this bride’s life, there’s a cousin or sorority sister or best friend or an officemate etc who at one point or another will be saying, “I do” too.

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