INTERVIEW: Get to know the wedding Pro | iGifts JLT
Get to know the wedding Pro!
Every week, we will be shining the spot light on our Bride Club ME vendor club members, allowing our readers to get up close and personal with some of the best wedding vendors in town. Here, you can learn more about the people behind some of the businesses to make your wedding day perfect!
This week we have the privilege of showcasing Samera El Samna, founder of ‘Inspirational Gifts JLT’. Samera provides us with exclusive insight into the company iGifts JLT and shares with us what she loves most about her job.
- What is ‘Inspirational Gifts JLT’ and how long has your company been established?
Inspirational Gifts JLT specialises in event giveaways; we have a wide selection of products and recognise the importance of personalising a party favour to suit the theme of the event. Most importantly to suit you. We have gifts for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, corporate events and all other functions and celebrations. All the products are beautifully packaged to fit each theme. Our official opening was in April, but we have taken on many projects before that. I have personally been inspired to create special gifts since I was little. I never liked giving a standard present, I would always go the extra mile to make it personal and more meaningful.
- What makes your company’s gifts “inspirational”
Our philosophy is all about customising and catering to the client. If a Bride walks in and says she loves something, but wants a specific colour with her wedding date on it, we will ensure she gets what she wants! Or for example, if a Bride comes in and is not sure what she wants, we work with her to create a giveaway that suits her wedding, the theme, colours and her personal style. I, myself am a designer and our whole team have an artistic background with a passion for creating.
- Why do you think wedding giveaways hold a valued importance in weddings?
A gift on its own is important and meaningful, so the gift you give your loved ones on the day of your wedding has a whole new meaning and level of importance. A wedding giveaway will be a reminder to your guests of the happy moments they shared with you on that day. The giveaway is the message you are sending home with each of your guests.
- Describe the experience a bride to-be will have when entering your show room?
“Oh wow”. Is the reaction I seem to get a lot! The showroom is meant to be like a haven, where the bride can relax and take a break from her crazy schedule. I know what it is like just before your wedding, it can be a very emotional and overwhelming time so we have tried to accommodate that. We have comfortable sofas, chai latte with a hint of cinnamon, lavender incense fills the room, which has a beautiful view of the lake; we really tried to set up an atmosphere which will inspire creativity in even the most exhausted of brides!
- From your perspective what do you think are the latest trends or most inspirational when it comes to wedding giveaways?
As much as we have been keeping up with the trends I have noticed that a bride wants what she wants and trends don’t really seem to matter. Weddings seem to bring out the traditional side in even the most modern of women. However, I have noticed customised ribbons are something a couple has never refused! We get them printed with their names, initials, or even the date. One bride wrote a nice message for her guests on the ribbons wrapping the giveaway. It is a simple and elegant way to make your giveaway special.
- Aside from wedding favors/giveaways, what else does ‘Inspirational Gifts’ have to offer our readers?
iGifts JLT has all kinds of wedding accessories, and we are all about working with the bride and groom to ensure their happiness. The showroom is meant as an inspirational space; the products there are simply ideas, and a stepping stone to what they may actually want. I take every wedding and event to heart and will keep searching until the bride is happy.
- If you could give one piece of advice to expat brides to-be, what would it be?
Go with your heart and don’t doubt yourself.
- Lastly, why did you choose to list with www.brideclubme.com?
Reading Bride Club ME helped me plan my wedding and I want to be part of the club that will help other brides put their dream together. It can be done ladies, hang in there!
Keep an eye out for our recorded ‘Get to know the Wedding Pro!’ interviews coming soon on the BrideClubMETV – Youtube channel!
Any questions or comments for Samera? Leave them in the comments!