Yassmine Hany

Planning and organizing are the keys for the perfect wedding… but it’s never a hassle if you choose the right planner. Meet Yasmin Hany, the exceptional wedding planner who has proven that career shifting is a risk worth taking. Here is more about the young expert who inpires us all and is someone to be trusted to bring your wedding or event vision to life. 

Tell us about yourself, what you do and how you got started?

Well, I’m the founder of Yasmin Hany- Weddings & Events Planning. I’ve always been a marketer in big corporate companies and part of my job was to either plan or sponsor an event, which was the most exciting task of my job. I always wanted to have my own business since I was a kid but I never knew what it should be. Until one day one of my best friends trusted me with her wedding and it turned out to be pretty good. So, thanks to her and a couple of supportive friends; I decided to have my own events planning company.

What was the hardest part of your journey so far? How have you overcome it?

The day prior to the event is always the hardest; I get so stressed, my mind keeps thinking of every single thing that might go wrong and how I should solve it; then I end up sleepless for 2 days till I see the out come and realize that it was worth the pain

What motivates and drives you?

I always wanted to be the best in something; so every time I plan a successful event and get great feedback; I strive for more and get motivated to do even better and bigger events.

Would you consider yourself a risk taker?

Definitely, you’re talking to someone who risked an eight year marketing career and quit a stable corporate life to own a business that might or might not succeed.

Were there any books that motivated you?

“The secret” I know I know, It’s a bit cliche but somehow this book changed my life.

Do you think your mindset has been a key to your success?

Yes, I always visualize positive things about my life. No matter how hard or how impossible it is, I always see myself doing it and that’s the key to success. Always believe that you can do anything.

What would you say are the key elements to starting a successful business/ leading a successful career path?

Work on a business plan, market analysis, marketing strategy & forecast financials. However, most importantly you need to be passionate about this business.

What/who inspires you?

My Grandma. Honestly, she has been the reason for every success in my life, she always encourages me to move forward no matter how hard it gets. I learnt from her to never give up.

How do you deal with a bad day at work?  

Listen to MUSIC. It usually clears my head so I could be able to deal with any bad situations calmly.

What do you do when you’re not working?

Hangout with my close friends or Netflix.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone who’s starting out in the field, what would it be?

Basically you need to make daily researches, study new designs and ideas till your mind becomes obsessed with decorations that you start picturing every venue you walk into as a setting for your next event.

What’s your next big step?

I’m planning to expand to the Dubai,

Lebanon & Jordan and who knows maybe the whole middle east 🙂 It will take time though…