Tips for Aspiring Wedding Industry Professionals In The UAE – My Advice

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  1. Great article Rio! Thanks for the shout-out!

  2. Derick says:

    Thanks for sharing the article… I will be following these helpful steps for my brand as well.

  3. Thanks rio. One point, I don’t agree with new vendors offering low rates. My rates are standard, if a newer vendor is any good, they can charge standard rates. Everyone has to start somewhere & I had been a dj for years before taking my first wedding enquiry – through word of mouth, the source of most of my gigs before listing with you! This is a great blog and just as other female entrepreneurs in the region inspire you, your energy, commitment & intelligence is sincerely an inspiration to me!

    • Hello Ananda – Thank you for your comment 🙂 I hear you, and I agree to an extent, however, I guess this point refers to the vendors who have nothing really to showcase. You had DJ’ d plenty of events before adding weddings into your portfolio…This point is really for those who are right at the beginning of their careers and need to build on their experience.

      It also takes time to sometimes figure out what your rates should be, so once you have a few ‘weddings’ under your belt and images/events to showcase, it becomes easier to demand the types of rates you feel you are worth. I guess I am speaking from personal experience with BCME, at the start, many refused to work with me because I was new to the scene or only worked with me if I offered big discounts…NOW, I know my product works and achieves results (for most of my clients), so I will not lower my rates unless I have good reason to or if I am running some kind of seasonal or event related promotion.

      Again, thanks for your comment and you inspire me too lovely lady xx

  4. Nigel Pinto says:

    Rio, lovely article.. Very inspiring too..

  5. Nellie says:

    Rio, great article!! 🙂
    I wished you wrote this a month and a half ago. It would have spared me a lot of head ache.

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