An Open Letter to The UAE Wedding Industry
Hello fellow happiness ambassadors, masters of memories, queens and kings of celebrations, magic makers, dream creators, conductors of those special events all of us are so, so dearly missing right now. Please know that you are in my thoughts, as your industry suffers.
Over the past month, I have had many a virtual meeting and phone call with my clients, some of whom have broken down in tears, frightened for what may lay ahead. Each and every one is terrified of losing the businesses that they have worked so hard for and poured their blood, sweat and tears into, sacrificing their weekends and evenings as they worked to create events their clients will remember forever, and all the time doing so with immense passion and love.
I know so many of you absolutely adore and live for what you do, and I feel you, because I also feel the same. Over the past 9 years, I have developed www.brideclubme.com to become what it is today – an award winning, leading online platform for weddings in the UAE, and until I had my own child, BCME was literally my life and is still something I am incredibly passionate about each and every day. I care deeply for the industry and therefore I also started Bride Club ME Business, a business consultancy for wedding and event entrepreneurs in the UAE and beyond. A business that allows me to have a more personal connection with my clients, helping them drive their businesses forward to where they should be. And now, more than ever, I feel a duty to be there for you all.
So, no matter how long this goes on for, I want to assure you of 2 things:
1: Bride Club ME and our support, isn’t going anywhere – Until this blows over, we are offering free social media promotion to all UAE wedding businesses who are struggling. Please just drop me an email at [email protected] with details and copy. We are also offering reduced marketing rates online at www.brideclubme.com for businesses who still wish to market and remain present to our readers. Bride Club ME will continue to promote and support the UAE wedding industry through content and regular media updates, as well as via our various social media support groups and pages. If you are a member of the UAE wedding industry, please join our Facebook page set-up to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic. There I shall share regular tips, advice, updates and live talks.
2: Secondly, the industry will be back and will be back bigger than ever, so be prepared! – I am not saying this will happen any time soon as we may have a long road ahead (who knows), but when it does, boy will it be special. People will be yearning to celebrate and to mark special occasions and they will be turning to you, the experts. Budgets may not be as flush for a while, but you will be in demand and you will need to be ready to cater to your clients. What you do is magic, you create magic, you are dream makers, remember that!
Once again, I am thinking of you all and I appreciate all of you who have also reached out to me to see how I and the rest of our small team are doing. Like the rest of the world, we are bunkering down, staying safe and being sensible. We urge you all to #stayhome and wish you nothing but love and good health. This too shall pass, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all soon
With love and best wishes,
Rhiannon Downie-Hurst – Founder of www.brideclubme.com