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how quickly can they expect to receive a contract? They can receive the contract within 48 hours.
What do you do differently than other décor companies in Haiti? The ceremony is seen differently in our company, as it’s a symbolic moment for the bride and groom and the first place they’ll discover.
We always strive to do something different and memorable in wedding ceremonies.
As per your experience, what’s the wedding industry in Haiti like? You have to know that for us Haitians, weddings are very important in our culture. However, in Haiti, when you work in this field, it can be difficult. Many people don’t understand the roles that a wedding planner or decorator play. Some people think just anyone can do it. But because of the internet, future brides and grooms in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora abroad are very demanding and want true professionals to organize for their wedding experiences.
Tell me about the pros, the cons and how the industry can be improved so couples around the world will start considering Haiti as a wedding destination. To position Haiti as a wedding destination, you have to start by positioning it in this market using promotional campaigns. However, before a campaign, you have to do a market study and a survey to know the market in other countries, and manage it. You have to know how many weddings take place per year in Haiti, the types of clients, their origins, how many venues there are in Haiti, how many Wedding Planners there are, etc. A close collaboration between professionals in this field must be set up with the concerned venues to succeed in this mission. The presence of Haiti at specialized wedding trade fairs should increase Haiti’s profile as a “Wedding Destination”.
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What do you do when you’re not planning or decorating a couple’s big day? What’s an off day like for you? Ha! I don’t think wedding planners ever take a day off. We’re always glued to our phones to answer messages and queries. But when I’ve got a minute for myself... I reserve it for my family and spiritual activities. I also like watching television, especially my favorite show, “Four Weddings for One Honeymoon” on the French M6 channel. When I’ve got a week off, I do local tourism. In closing, provide 5 or more tips for couples that wish to
have the best possible wedding experience in Haiti: 1. Decide on your budget. 2. Contact your wedding planner at least 14 months before your wedding date to be able to pay in installments. 3. Work only with well-known professionals. Don’t hesitate to look at their internet sites and their Facebook and Instagram pages. (Be careful though – some people claim work done by other decorators as their own.) 4. Have the wedding that you want, and not the one your parents or your friends want. 5. Choose Haiti for your wedding!
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