Fiona & Jen, 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…
I (Fiona) used to work for another Bridal publication, and when my clients who advertised in that publication heard I was working for another publishing company, they asked me to please bring out a Bridal mag, and the more clients I spoke to, the more repeated the request. And so Your Wedding Planner guide was born!
What services and expertise does your business offer to clients?
Your Wedding Planner is the ultimate guide for every Bride in KwaZulu-Natal. It is set to inspire and guide our readers through every important wedding planning decision. From the dress to the honeymoon and everything in between, we aim to connect Brides-to-be with professionals in the wedding industry in KZN.
Combining a printed magazine with a digital version, as well as an inspiring website and active social media coverage, makes this the perfect user-friendly tool to plan that special day.
How long have you been doing this for?
Your Wedding Planner Guide was first published in 2012 but the company has been in business for over 25 years!
What do you love most about the work you do?
Giving service providers the opportunity to gain exposure to their target market by getting a useful tool right into the hands of the Brides-to-be. Meeting those involved in the wedding industry who are positive and enthusiastic. Most are passionate about what they do and are generally people-orientated people.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
High quality product that has coffee table appeal, which is only printed once a year so very good value for Rand spend. Personally known for my honesty and integrity.
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
They can expect to receive the most fabulous useful tool to help them plan their wedding. And not just the printed book. They can get more info on our expanded digital version of the mag and loads of info re service providers through our social media too.
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
The fact that I was asked by previous clients to bring out a Bridal publication speaks volumes.
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
Creativity, people who are positive and passionate about what they do.
What advice would you give to Brides- and/or Grooms-to-be?
Plan all the details you would like beforehand, but on the day, if there is anything differs from your original idea, chances are you will be the only one who notices. So let it go and enjoy the day.
Make sure you want a marriage and not just a wedding!
Do you have a favourite quote?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Bible – Philippians 4:13