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North-east wedding stationery firm bouncing back from Covid-19 cancellations struggle

Amanda McGee is prepared for a showroom afternoon event for her hand made bridal stationary at RSVP by Amanda, Buchan Braes Business Centre, Boddam, this years event will be slightly different due to Covid.
Amanda McGee is prepared for a showroom afternoon event for her hand made bridal stationary at RSVP by Amanda, Buchan Braes Business Centre, Boddam, this years event will be slightly different due to Covid.

A small north-east business that specialises in crafting stationery for weddings is hoping to bounce back from a drought in orders as brides-to-be across Scotland rearrange their ceremonies.

The Boddam-based RSVP by Amanda was “severely” affected by the pandemic as nuptials were abandoned in recent months.

Owner Amanda McGee says she knew she would eventually “get through the other side” but worried about when the light may emerge at the end of the tunnel.

She said: “I did have some concerns but things are looking positive now. I was keeping in close contact with a few brides throughout lockdown through online consultations.”

On August 16, Mrs McGee is holding an open afternoon where people can put on their face coverings and inspect her wares in person.

She said: “Gloves will be provided for people to have a closer look at the crafts on display. As the shop is quite small,  I will stand outside while people view my wedding stationery designs.

“Normally there’d be Prosecco and refreshments but due to Covid-19 we’re not able to offer that this year.”

Sample wedding cakes and jewellery from other suppliers will also be on display.

Mrs McGee said: “It’s lovely to have a bit of normality back, even if things aren’t back to how they were.”

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