Starting an events planning company involves passion. This drove Dhabiya Al-Majed to start the company Events by Dhabiya. These events include weddings, bridal showers, engagements, and corporate events.
“I always had a passion for flowers and events. That gave me an idea – why not turn my passion into a career ”
Some of the discouraging things Dhabiya heard included “There are many event management companies, yours won’t work!”.
“At first, I didn’t think I would receive many requests given the fact that I was new and worked through an account on Instagram. I met clients at coffee shops and I did my paperworks at home. In Bahrain, many of the event planners complained to me about how hard dealing with clients are and how they like to bargain, I honestly didn’t feel that. Clients like new ideas, I made sure that each and every event had a creative aspect that made it special. None of what I’m doing would have been possible without the support from my family and friends – even florists.”
When asked to provide advice for aspiring event planners, Dhabiya said passion is very important.
“Because passion drives and pushes you to endless possibilities.”
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