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Interview: Gabi from Perth Weddings & Special Events

Gabi has submitted a fantastic looking listing for Wedding Planner service: Perth Weddings and Special Events. Today we get to take a few minutes and learn a little more about Gabi, and what her business does.

Let's learn a little bit about your business and services you offer, can you give us a brief overview?
We are one of the largest independent wedding companies in Perth who can look after absolutely anything when it comes to weddings. Some services we provide in-house, like wedding coordination, wedding photography, video, flowers and decorations, wedding cake and planning your honeymoon and for all other services, we have found the best service providers in Perth and organized their services for our clients (with some of them, we have been working together for over 10 years now and we know they will provide the best quality and the best price for our clients).

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How did you get involved in the wedding industry?
Well, not as easily as most people might think. Coming from Europe, I had to learn a lot and adjust to Australian weddings, which are very different in Europe. When you are in the wedding industry, being a perfectionist and a bit of a control-freak helps, as we are dealing with the most important days in people’s lives – there are no second chances to get it right. So when looking for staff, I had to seek out the people who think similar and are willing to put other things aside to make someone else’s day perfect. I was lucky and today, 15 years or so down the track, we have amazing people working for us.

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Do you have any kind of underlying philosophy, that guides the way you approach weddings?
A personal approach. We understand that everyone is different, therefore not every couple is happy with pre-designed packages. We are happy to vary any wedding package to suit the bride and groom’s individual requirements. “Your day – your way” also hits the mark. The clients are happier if something is designed especially for them, and we definitely have more fun this way as well.

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Do you have a unique selling point, or something that makes your business extra special?
Quite a few actually! We work 7 days a week, so clients can call us anytime and the phone will always be answered (or calls returned within an hour if all our staff is busy with other clients). That includes Saturdays, Sundays and most public holidays. We are here to make the wedding planning process easy, and not confusing, the planning of a wedding should be an enjoyable process and not a stressful one. We thrive on giving our clients personalized service and to look after all their wishes. And all this is done in a relaxed atmosphere in our studio with a cup of coffee or tea (or a glass of champagne at some special occasions).

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In your oppinion, what is it about your service that makes a wedding day extra special?
We treat every bride and groom like they are the most important people in the world. The best service and quality applies, no matter how much people spend. All our staff are very “client-orientated” and we understand that we are here for the bride and groom and not the other way around. I guess this is the reason why we have so many clients who come to us because of friends’ recommendation.

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We particularly noticed how nice the photos looked on your profile, is there an interesting story behind any of them?
Many of our photographers come from a fashion background and this gives them a very unique and creative edge. They know how to photograph brides and make them look absolutely amazing. A little airbrushing also helps. “OMG, I look amazing” is a very commonly heard sentence in our studio when couples collect their wedding photos. And this is the exact reaction we are looking for! Having fun with your photographer on the day also helps.

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If you could give one piece of advice to a bride (or groom) on their special day, what would it be?
Trust your instincts! When looking for different services, if something doesn’t feel right with a service provider, it probably isn’t. And when it comes to the big day, have fun, no matter what. Don’t let yourself get stressed out if some small things don’t go exactly as planned, it is your big day so don’t let it be spoiled by the small stuff.

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We're really excited that you've joined the My Wedding Concierge family, anything final before we sign off?
Thank you for having us and we are looking forward to many exciting years ahead working together and having fun together.

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