Hello lovelies, it’s been a little while since my last post! As you will have noticed, the blog has taken a secondary place in my business life recently. The reason is because, quite simply, I lost focus. I realised that I wasn’t getting excited about some of the things I wanted to write about and decided to refocus all my energies in the wedding planning side and in rebranding and relaunching my business. There will be a brand new blog with a slightly different approach, something that will hopefully excite me and in turn provide useful tips and advice to anyone involved in destination weddings.
One thing I am getting excited about is my Sharm el Sheikh and Red Sea destination wedding service. As you know I launched my destination wedding planning for couples wanting to get married in Sharm el Sheikh back in 2013, right at the end of Egypt’s second revolution. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ever since, and at times I wondered if it was worth it. Many of the enquiries I’ve received have budgets that don’t justify the cost of my service, which as you can imagine, has made me question whether it was the right market for me. But with time I have come to realise that I have something special and unique, and that at the right time Sharm el Sheikh and some of the new Red Sea resorts I’m adding to my services would finally pick up momentum. I think that time is NOW.
The new Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is apparently investing a lot into raising Egypt’s economic profile and turning a leaf after 4 years of instability*. Tourism being one of the main sources of income for the country means that Egypt’s tourism destinations are starting to see a positive effect as a lot of effort is being put into ensuring the resorts are safe for tourists and resources are allocated to promote tourism to Egypt abroad. It is my job, therefore, to ride this wave, do what I can to push wedding tourism, and educate brides and grooms to the kind of weddings and budgets required to get married in Sharm el Sheikh.
With this in mind, I’ll be back in Sharm el Sheikh in May 2015 (1st to 14th), so if you are heading over to organise your wedding and you’d like an informal chat, or would like to book me out for a day to go over your plans and receive some helpful tips and advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch! I will also be available for intimate renewal of vows and surprise proposals. Just give me a call or drop me an email and we’ll take it from there.
Lots of love,
*If you’d like to know more about the current situation in Sharm el Sheikh, here’s a really insightful CNN video on Sharm’s economic comeback: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/03/25/exp-sharm-daftari-mme-egypt.cnn