Today’s wedding planner interview is with Marcela of D’Inspiration Event & Wedding Planner, based in Dubrovnik, Croatia! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
I am a local wedding planner from Dubrovnik, Croatia. After I graduated from American College of Management and Technology, I lived and gained the working experience abroad starting from USA, Germany and Ireland…
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I could describe myself as a very passionate person in everything I do! My job is my great passion! Coming from Dubrovnik, a town which inspires photographers, poets, guests who come over from all around the world for a visit, we came up with a name, D’Inspiration – D stands for Dubrovnik, and the town itself, truly is an inspiration. We are a family run company based in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We tailor design our services according to our couples ideas and preferences. If the couple likes our offer, we provide 2 night complimentary stay, for them to fly over for an on site visit as we like them to feel as comfortable as possible. Once booking a wedding with a couple, we make sure that the provided date in our calendar is blocked, as we like to dedicate ourselves entirely and be at the service to our couple as we organize pre and post wedding activities for them as well. We pay attention to all the little details and we make sure to leave a small personal touch to each wedding. What we like best, is the fact, that our friendship with the couples lasts and they like to come back for a renewal of vows!
How did you get into wedding planning?
The corporate event company I used to work for, as a the Key Account Manager, was a great job and we handled big groups, however, there was no time to bond with anyone, the entire thing felt a bit too cold for me, I felt I was missing something… As my family has over 30 years experience in tourism, I felt it was a perfect time for the D’Inspiration to be formed and to join up with all best suppliers from this region. Wedding planning has the personal connection with people I am looking for and the fact the I love to design, this job for me is a magical combination. It is a beautiful feeling and privilege to be a part, moreover to participate in such an important event in people’s lives.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
The fact that I really love and enjoy my job is already a tremendous joy and I feel really much blessed. The favorite part would be the happy faces after designing and making our couple’s fairytale come true.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?
Considering a fact that I gained experience while working on so many different positions in tourism starting from a restaurant, different hotels, tourist agencies , tour operator agencies, I was able to get a closer insight on the services I am managing today, once organizing a wedding. The more you do prior becoming a planner, the better and easier it will be for the future!
What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?
I like to travel a lot …Learning about new cultures and traditions . Love to try out and cook different food. Sailing along Croatia’s beautiful coast, exploring islands and a good book is always a joy!
Any great stories from working with a client?
I love the story about the Norwegian couple. They were in a very long relationship… They took their friends and family for a vacation to Dubrovnik. They went everywhere together so I had to join them and pretend to be a local friend while we secretly, planned the wedding details. One night as they were going out for a dinner, they were surprised as they saw a terrace overlooking the sea, prepared for a wedding and a wedding reception. So after 18 years together, they finally said yes! ;)
What is your current favorite color combination?
I love the neutral colors very much and all combos which include them.
Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?
I absolutely love the vintage trend…feels very romantic. But I love the fact that each trend carries something special, so we like to adjust to any trend to which our brides are after!
Thanks Marcela! For more about D’Inspiration Event & Wedding Planner, visit her WeddingPlannerLove profile or head straight to her website.
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