There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. Wedding planning and consulting came to me as a creative idea, a fun, interesting and rewarding one. I believe that if you start your own wedding planning business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. I believe that as long as you have the desire, you can become anything you like. Neither special education nor experience is necessary.
I started wedding-planning when I was around 27 years old, it became my passion. A wedding planner never forgets her first clients, these are the people who have believed in me and gave me the chance to improve in my field and grow in my line of business.
I do not only plan weddings, `I like experimenting with other events as well such as corporate events, exhibitions, and have planned some of the biggest parties around Cairo such as New Years, Christmas and Ramadan tents.
Doesn't take long if you know what you are doing and you have coordinated with the family a few months in advance just so we have a solid overall picture. An average of two weeks for the complete setup.
Honestly, I think coping and dealing with women who put too much pressure on themselves to plan the PERFECT wedding and end up having a break down is the most stressful first step that I have to face. It's much simpler than that, women can actually have fun doing this if they don't put so much pressure on themselves.
I had a wedding request once that came from Yemen and was a segregated wedding! NOT my type of wedding, but bizarre enough they had totally customs far different from our own.
Standing out from the crowd would be my favourite part. Too many weddings are unoriginal, and that's where I come in. Playing around with wedding arrangements, colours, center pieces, creative giveaways make weddings stand out from the rest.
No, my part is usually done around the beginning of the wedding leaving space for the rest of the teams to start their own mission.
Coping with problems and issues all depend on your connections in the market. If you know the right people and always have a 'plan b' you will overcome anything. Planning is the keyword!
Planning my best friend's wedding.
The venue is one of my inspirations while taking into consideration the attendees' backgrounds, religion, and lifestyle; which gives me room for creativity. once I start with the setup, that's when ideas come about.
In my opinion, three days is a 'mission impossible'! I would never under any circumstances, out myself in a situation where that would happen. But if I was given a short notice period ( one week), the most important aspect of the wedding is the flower arrangements and the catering which would be my first move. The setup and the entertainment follow.
Creativity of the setup and themes, uniqueness of furniture design and flower/accessories arrangement.
I would remove the (kosha) and the ( zaffa) which have been overused in many weddings which make them very repetitive without any sense of style. From other countries, I would like to include wedding vows, which I believe is a very intimate bond between Husband and Wife to be shared with their families and friends.
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