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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...

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....

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,...

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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Bad economy, now what?

Let's face it, 2016 is a pretty hard year for South Africa and the world. South African economy is at 0% growth, rate hikes, fuel price hikes, food cost escalating, possible credit rating downgrade, terrible exchange rate, service delivery protests and strikes along with uncertain political future add up to a pretty gloomy picture. Terrorist attacks and political turmoil sweeping the world making long distance travel an unappealing option. No...

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Wedding Planning Series | Where to Start

So you booked a client, what's next? Very often, the hardest point is to start wedding planning process on the right foot.  Every couple is very different, with different ideas and requirements; some already booked their venue, or a photographer or even sent out their save the dates... Where do you fit into this picture and how do you take control of the situation right from the world GO? One of...

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Free your creativity

Freedom and creativity go hand in hand. Freedom comes from within, and creativity needs freedom to thrive. Too often, in this crazy, busy and oversaturated world, creatives tend to lose focus and confidence and instead of nurturing own creative forces we compromise own self-expression for the benefit of what is already out there. Of course it is much easier to look at the mood board put together by the bride...

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