Yolandi & rest of The Wedding Café members, welcome to the 2018 Midlands Bridal Fair. We are so excited to introduce you and your business to our Brides- and Grooms-to-be!
We’d love to know more about you and how you got into the industry…
The Wedding Café was born when we realised that the majority of Brides had to plan their weddings themselves and this can be a major cause of stress, unexpected expenses and frustration. We have put together a selection of hand-picked suppliers that will make your planning enjoyable and stress-free.
What services and expertise does your business offer to clients?
The Wedding Café aims to serve the Bride and Groom holistically – from the Cake to the Legalities, Dresses, Suits and Shoes, Event Planners (who is an unending source of inspiration when it comes to decor, venues and the finer details of your day), to Marriage Officers and even Gifting for your Bride-Tribe.
How long have you been doing this for?
What do you love most about the work you do?
Providing the opportunity to make planning your day as easy as possible. And being able to offer the Bride and Groom a service that is tailor-made to them as individuals. Connecting the perfect wedding supplier with the couple.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
Having quality and professional service providers IN ONE PLACE.
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
Just a snippet of what is on offer at The Wedding Cafe:
- Bianca from Heavenly Hair Design – she is famous for her curls!
- Rebecca from The Slice – a newbie that will take you by surprise with her talent and her scrumptious cake!
- Messie from African Child Events – an elegant and luxurious expression of style!
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
“I wish you were around when I was planning my day a few years ago! This is amazing.” – Bridesmaid
“Thank you for reminding me about the suits (something we nearly left off our list) and the contact for Debonair Suit Hire, they had everything the guys needed.” – Lize
“Oh, by the way, thank you for the referral. I signed a marriage contract with Michael* and Christine* yesterday.” – Burne &Burne Attorneys
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
The passion of the service providers that I work with! These men and woman KNOW the industry so well and they are capable of providing simple solutions as well as luxurious luxury to suit every function.
Any upcoming wedding trend forecasts?
Ummm, we have our speculations… but choose to hear what the Bride and Groom dream about, and we move with them.
What advice would you give to Brides- and/or Grooms-to-be?
- Communicate about your budget.
- Stay flexible within your budget.
- Get a wedding Planner! It will save you so much time, frustration, and extra, unexpected costs.
- But lastly, and possibly most importantly, do not forget what your day is about… keep the Main thing, the Main Thing.