Meet May, from The Wedding Haven
April 28, 2017
Today we had the pleasure to interview our lovely Wedding Planner, May from The Wedding Haven, based in Dubai.
Would you mind to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is May
When and why did you start The Wedding Haven?
When I was planning my own destination wedding at the Dominican Republic, I felt a sense of belonging. I felt like this was what I was meant to be doing. I initially attributed that to the excitement of getting married and all the emotions associated with that. However, a few months after my wedding, I had an intense feeling that wedding planning was my calling. So I decided to take several wedding planning courses. I got
What do you enjoy the most in your job?
One of my absolute
How would you describe your style? What makes you different, unique?
I tend to move away from the traditional. I love being creative, and I always encourage my couples to do the same.
Why should they hire a planner?
Planning for a wedding is an
#1 IT'S SIMPLY NOT THEIR THING.
Yes you can find websites with checklists that tell you when and what you should be doing every month, but planning a wedding means haggling with suppliers to get the absolute best prices, making schedules, lists, and reviewing each of them over and over again, it means being able to see the full picture of decor, flowers, stands, lighting, sound, etc.
#2 NO TIME!
You and your partner have commitments that keep you busy around the clock. Your job, your family, your hobbies. You have a full plate. This is our
#3 YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY.
That's right. Hiring a wedding planner can actually save you money. Wedding planners help you create a
What would you be your top tips when choosing a wedding planner in Dubai?
Do your research. The industry is saturated with wedding planners, and there's someone for every client. So look into their credentials, meet them in person, and make sure you click. Your planner is someone you'll be working with for several months, so if your gut tells you they are not the right person for the job, trust your instinct. You need to be able to feel comfortable around them, to be yourself, and communicate your thoughts easily.
How do planners really add a couple's personality to a wedding?
It's all in the details. One of my
Is there any interesting trend in the wedding themes this year?
For 2017 expect to see bold and bright
What is the one piece of advice that you would give to our readers that are getting married?
Trust your planner. We are here to give you exactly what you want on your special day keeping in mind the bigger picture. Be open to their suggestions - we do this for a living.
As you know MyList is
I am sort of biased when it comes to this question given my passion for traveling, so I'd have to say a surprise vacation. And then a super cool suitcase that I can use for traveling!
Finally, could you share with us what
I like MyList because it is a practical tool that takes away the guessing out of wedding gifting for