I’m so excited to let you know the latest news, dear readers. I have been awarded a special recognition from an awesome organization that I simply must tell you about!
As many of you know, I have been privileged to have won for the past three years the Best of Weddings award for The Knot, a multinational organization that showcases the best businesses in the bridal industry.
According to their website, “The Knot Best of Weddings is an annual award that recognizes the top wedding vendors across the country. This prestigious honor represents the highest rated vendors on The Knot who are trusted, dependable, and deliver quality service.” With such high standards, I was blown away that for three years in a row I was chosen for this august recognition.
Then 2020 hit, and it hit my industry hard. I was ready to be content with just the three awards. But what to my wondering eyes should appear but a fourth – yes, fourth – Best of Weddings award! That’s right; for four years in a row, The Singing Seamstress has earned the coveted award for being in the top of my field.
But the holiday joy doesn’t end there. You see, The Knot has a tradition: any business winning four Best of Weddings awards is permanently inducted into their prestigious Hall of Fame!
(Now, considering I started The Singing Seamstress in December of 2015 – meaning I won the award four out of the five years I’ve been in business – is nothing to sneeze at. But I’d be remiss in pointing out that the first year’s worth of awards was given out less than twelve months after I’d started. From December of 2015 to November of 2016, I was getting the business up and running, and spent the year creating two dresses and altering fourteen (sigh, those were the days), meaning there was no possible way I could’ve gotten enough reviews in that time to earn an award that first year. I’m just pointing this out for the same reason why a chewing gum company might try to justify only getting four out of five dentists to endorse their product. But anyhoo…)
In this COVID era, there may be no red carpet or paparazzi to mark the event, but all I need to make this complete, dear reader, is to share it with YOU. Thank you so much to all of you who gave me such high ratings – more than 100 five-star reviews – that enabled me to enjoy this life-changing event.
Now, as much as I’m enjoying the limelight of the moment, I don’t want to hog it: so, let me know what special things YOU’VE been recognized for this year!
Until next time,