In Conversation With Zoe Owner of Miss Molly The Vintage Caravan

by Michelle

Meet Molly, a vintage travelling sweet caravan, pop-up Pimms & Prosecco Bar or anything else your heart may desire!

Molly is a truly unique retro caravan combining  an effervescent, vibrant old world charm with more than dash of vintage glamour.

Molly would make an absolutely fabulous and fun addition to your wedding celebrations, so we’ll hand you over to her careful lady owner Zoe now to tell you more.

Tell us a little about yourself and your business

Hello there darlings! I’m Zoë and I’m the little owner of Miss Molly The Vintage Caravan! Miss Molly is basically a travelling caravan for wedding and events and unlike other caravan’s out there offering photo booths, Miss Molly is a sweet cart, we can provide afternoon tea and also a mini fizz bar!

We also offer a wedding favour service, cute little jam jars which are filled with delicious childhood memory sweet treats!

What motivated you to start your business?

Prior to starting up Miss Molly I was always the friend who organised parties, baby showers, hen parties and any other party my girls wanted to throw (trust me, we love a party!). My friends kept telling me I should do event planning full time because I was always super organised, brought quirky and cute things to the table and managed to always strive on the stress it caused to create.

I started to look into it and wanted to combine my love of all things vintage and find something a little different than what was already on the market. I actually stumbled across Miss Molly on Ebay and as soon as I saw her I fell in instance love and decided that would be where I would start. I invested some savings into her, continued with my full time job and the rest is history.

 

Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business.

My day to day activity varies in all honesty! Some days I will be liaising with other suppliers and finalising details with customers to spending my whole day on social media and promoting the business. I’m a one-woman business so I have to constantly ensure I’m heard and seen on all platforms. Networking is key!

 If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?

They would expect a service which is fun loving, strives on attention to detail and personalisation. Every booking is different and I want my customers to feel confident that I have everything under control. Planning a wedding or any event is stressful for an individual so if I can alleviate some of that stress for them, then I’m happy.

How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?

A couple will know if a company is right for them when they make the initial contact with the supplier. I am a strong believer in first impressions count. Little things like the time it takes the supplier to reply to their enquiry, if the supplier is understanding their requirements and ‘gets’ their theme and the communication throughout the booking all matter. In all honestly, follow your gut instinct.

What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?

Miss Molly has only been established since December 2016 so I’ve yet to attend my first wedding! I’ve got quite a lot of bookings in 2017 from a staged photoshoot with some amazing suppliers, milestone birthday parties, a festival to afternoon tea’s on people’s driveways! Miss Molly is a versatile old gal!

The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more.

Most definitely! Like I’ve previously explained, Miss Molly caters for all types of events; this was something I made sure from the onset of launching her as I didn’t want to restrict my clientele. I’ve had bookings for afternoon tea for intimate birthday parties, Prosecco and Pimm’s for a hen party, a two-day festival selling favourite childhood sweet treats to Miss Molly being use for a stage photoshoot.

I’m very flexible with how Miss Molly is used, no idea is too crazy for me. I’m currently in talks with a lady for a divorce party, how wonderful is that?!

What have you got planned for 2017?

I think I’ve pretty much covered that above! I’m constant with work which to me, is the main thing.

And finally, what or who inspires you and why?

I’m part of a supplier group on Facebook which was introduced to me. This group has every type of supplier on there you could imagine. This group is a constant support forum for me. If I have a query or simply need to offload, the members are there constantly providing advice, guidance, support and are more than happy to meet up with me for a cuppa.

Working in this type of industry can be lonely so networking is essential to not only keep you sane but help you find potential further business. Without this, I think I might have thrown in the towel a number of times. These members have all started out just like me and seeing everyone on different parts of their journey is so inspiring and keeps me plodding along! If they can do it, so can I and so can you!

All images courtsey of Miss Molly the Vintage Caravan

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