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SPLENDID WORKSHOP 2019

I cannot believe that last week this time we were getting ready to kick off the Splendid Wedding Planning and Styling Workshop 2019! This workshop left my head spinning after meeting and spending three days with inspirational creative minds from Jozi, Durban, Zambia and Zimbabwe! I am blown away by the talent, passion and magnitude...

Cancellations and Reputational Risk

Successful wedding planner's career is based on years of established working relationships. The success of each weddings depends on the strength of suppliers working together to ensure that a wedding day is a success. Your A-Team will have each other's backs, they will support each other and cover for each other if needs be. Your...

How did I end up here?

This is something I have been writing and re-writting for over past nine months. For a very long time I didn’t know if I should or should not share it. Some people I know had babies in this time and here is me trying to figure out why anyone would even want to read this. It's...

FREE FLOWER WORKSHOP

  TERMS AND CONDITIONS This workshop was created for aspiring florists with minimum experience and lack of finances available to attend floral training courses. This is my chance to give back and grow this amazing community by sharing my knowledge and help  find and nurture new talent out there. Please consider this workshop if you...

Friday Fun Day – Wedding Movies

It's a chilly Friday across South Africa and to brighten up the mood I want to share something fun and lighthearted. Wedding planners treasure our winter weekends when we get to spend the whole weekend curled up on the couch watching movies, reading books and in my case resisting moving around at all. I must...

Wedding Budget Tips as We Face Recession

South Africa is in recession and the outlook is not great for a good few years, but life does go on and people will still fall in love and will want to get married and celebrate with their loved ones. So how do you plan a wedding when going gets tough in the Instagram |...

Copy Cats and Con Artists

Raise your hand if you recently lost a wedding to somebody you never heard about and when you Googled them only found a website filled with stolen images? Raise you hand if you sat across a hostile potential client who had nothing nice to say about the wedding industry, listening to a long list of...

Three Tips on How to Spot a Great Wedding Planner

The story broke yesterday about a wedding planner ruining couple's wedding day. To read it click here. I saw it being shared on Facebook and even on the international wedding groups. The wedding planner was arrested and I would love to hear more details and while we wait, I wanted to share my thoughts on the story....

SPLENDID WORKSHOP 2019

I cannot believe that last week this time we were getting ready to kick off the Splendid Wedding Planning and Styling Workshop 2019! This workshop left my head spinning after meeting and spending three days with inspirational creative minds from Jozi, Durban, Zambia and Zimbabwe! I am blown away by the talent, passion and magnitude of creativity in our wedding industry. This was my 8th workshop and I believe that...

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Cancellations and Reputational Risk

Successful wedding planner's career is based on years of established working relationships. The success of each weddings depends on the strength of suppliers working together to ensure that a wedding day is a success. Your A-Team will have each other's backs, they will support each other and cover for each other if needs be. Your A-Team doesn't need to be micromanaged as over the years you have worked out a...

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How did I end up here?

This is something I have been writing and re-writting for over past nine months. For a very long time I didn’t know if I should or should not share it. Some people I know had babies in this time and here is me trying to figure out why anyone would even want to read this. It's deeply personal. I am choosing to share it with all wedding planners, event professionals and...

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FREE FLOWER WORKSHOP

  TERMS AND CONDITIONS This workshop was created for aspiring florists with minimum experience and lack of finances available to attend floral training courses. This is my chance to give back and grow this amazing community by sharing my knowledge and help  find and nurture new talent out there. Please consider this workshop if you are interested in floristry, if you want to learn how to care and arrange flowers...

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Friday Fun Day – Wedding Movies

It's a chilly Friday across South Africa and to brighten up the mood I want to share something fun and lighthearted. Wedding planners treasure our winter weekends when we get to spend the whole weekend curled up on the couch watching movies, reading books and in my case resisting moving around at all. I must say, I really do miss the madness of the wedding season and adrenalin rush of...

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Wedding Budget Tips as We Face Recession

South Africa is in recession and the outlook is not great for a good few years, but life does go on and people will still fall in love and will want to get married and celebrate with their loved ones. So how do you plan a wedding when going gets tough in the Instagram | Pinterest world? When resources are limited it is best to consider your options wisely and...

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Copy Cats and Con Artists

Raise your hand if you recently lost a wedding to somebody you never heard about and when you Googled them only found a website filled with stolen images? Raise you hand if you sat across a hostile potential client who had nothing nice to say about the wedding industry, listening to a long list of bad experiences and accusations against wedding suppliers. Raise you had if your were asked during...

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Three Tips on How to Spot a Great Wedding Planner

The story broke yesterday about a wedding planner ruining couple's wedding day. To read it click here. I saw it being shared on Facebook and even on the international wedding groups. The wedding planner was arrested and I would love to hear more details and while we wait, I wanted to share my thoughts on the story. South African wedding industry is fast growing yet it is fairly young and there is...

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Shhhhh don’t tell your client what you are worth

I always believed that honesty is the best policy. I believed that being honest with clients around hard costs of production +  money coming to my company was an ethical thing to do.  I am comfortable with the value I provide to my clients in creating a memorable wedding day for them and their guests. I am confident in my level of experience, talent, passion and dedication to command the fees...

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Some Thoughts From My Unexpected Trip to Dubai

To see the world, to experience its greatness you need to let go, give up control, open yourself up to possibilities and see where the wind takes you. Yes, sometimes life can surprise you. My unexpected journey to experience the luxurious world of Dubai came out of the blue. Wontra Travels, together with Dubai Tourism, organised a week long, all expenses paid trip to Dubai for top African event planners....

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