Debbie, welcome to the Midlands Bridal Fair 2017 in KZN. We are so excited to introduce you and your business to our Brides- and Grooms-to-be!
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I started ETC Events in 2007, I have been involved in Wedding and Event Planning for 20 years in and around the country. I am passionate about Weddings and believe there is nothing as beautiful as a stress-free, glowing Bride on her Wedding Day.
Tell people about your business and what you offer
As different as each Bride is, so every Wedding is unique, but all deserve the same professional and dedicated co-ordination and planning leading up to and during the Wedding Day which ETC Events provides.
ETC Events provides a cost-effective service to Brides that not only eases the stress of planning a wedding, but also offers a wealth of experience, saves you money and still involves the Bride in every aspect of the planning process.
Our services include but are not restricted to:
- Assisting in the designing of your theme and concept for your special day, ensuring it is the Wedding of your Dreams
- Sourcing, managing and liaising with all suppliers from the venue and caterer to the minister and DJ. So you will deal with only one person who will ensure that all aspects and details are carried through and not a host of different people
- Assisting the couple in choosing suppliers that will complement the couple based on years of experience in the industry
- Assisting in menu selection, wedding etiquette and attire
- Setting up of all décor and flowers (one free table trial prior to the wedding)
- We are there every step of the way during your Wedding Day, ensuring you have a magical, stress-free day, with wonderful memories to look back on
- Managing of your budget and making it work for you
- How did you get into the wedding industry?
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I was involved in the Corporate Events industry, both nationally and internationally, and one of my friends asked if I could help her plan her wedding from the UK, after that I was hooked…
How long have you been doing this for?
What do you love most about your job?
Making Brides dreams come true! It is always amazing to be able to take a Bride’s vision from their Pinterest page and make it a reality. I love the creativity.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
We are known for our personal service and co-ordination. We are our Bride’s shadow throughout the process and ensure that they are able to enjoy their day with family and friends without stressing that it will all go according to plan. We ensure that everything is exactly as the Bride dreams her wedding day to be and stay to the very end…
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
The Brides will meet me and can start the planning process immediately. We will be styling a table with some current trends in the wedding industry to give the Brides an idea of what is available and possible.
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
“Best decision I made for our wedding. I had my ideas and you helped make them a reality as well as make our day a stress-free one.❤❤” –Cristin Van Der Merwe
“Having someone like you Debs is like a no brainer…def essential!” – Kym Burmester Photography
“I keep recommending Debbie to all my family and friends, she really gets what you want and makes sure it’s the perfect dream come true!” –Leandre Tedder
“Without Debbie Ireland Montague I wouldn’t have had my dream wedding. Best money spent, worth every cent! Amazing planner who listens and gave me peace of mind each and every step. Highly recommended. xxx” – Kerry Grimaldi Moskovitch
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
My Brides inspire me. They all have such amazing ideas that I am just so excited to put into reality. All weddings are different and must reflect the Bride and Groom as a couple.
Any upcoming wedding trend forecasts?
There has been a shift back to more traditional weddings with white and touches of pink but the forestry, falling foliage look is still very current. Bold colours are also making a comeback which I love…
What advice would you give Brides- and/or Grooms-to be?
Hire a Wedding Planner! It may seem the obvious thing to say coming from me but we actually save you money, stress and a lot of admin. Make sure you do your research and, if possible, go with suppliers that have been referred.
Do you have a favourite quote?
“Love, laughter and happily every after…”