INTERVIEW: Get to Know the Wedding Pro|Hussain Mithaiwala At The Address Dubai Mall
Get to Know the Wedding Pro: The Address Dubai Mall
Each week, we shine the spotlight on local companies in the wedding industry, allowing you, our reader, 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 you may be using to make your wedding day perfect!
This week, we have the privilege of showcasing Hussain Mithaiwala, Assistant Manager for Lifestyle Events at The Address Dubai Mall. Below, Hussain provides us with an exclusive insight into this venue, tells us all about why he works in the industry, and shares with us what he loves the most about his job.
How long has The Address Dubai Mall been established, and what makes your venue different when it comes to hosting weddings?
The Address Dubai Mall first opened its doors on the 9th of September 2009. Located at the heart of trendy Downtown Dubai, overlooking Burj Khalifa and attached to the Dubai Mall, The Address Dubai Mall is an ideal venue for an elegant and chic event. The Diamond Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 600 guests and has high ceilings that reach to 8 meters tall, is the perfect place to host your dream wedding. In addition, our team of event-planning professionals will make it possible to have your occasion specially made for you with our wide array of customisation options; from colour themes to detailed decoration. We also have a beautiful, large pre-function area which the couple can use for their entrance (zaffa), photo booth and guest book.
What made you decide to work in the events and hospitality industry?
Ever since I was in High School, I have been fascinated with the event planning profession and considered event planning as an exciting industry to develop my career. From the moment I started college and completed my first internship in the Events Department of a hotel, I knew this was my true passion and calling.
What do you love most about your work?
The fact that you get to meet new and different people every day is the most exciting part of my job and the part I love the most. I also love the fact that each event has different needs and expectations and I as a point of contact need to anticipate these needs and work with so many people to exceed these expectations. The most fulfilling part of my job, I feel, is when after months of planning the event starts and ends without any glitches, resulting in happy and loyal guests
Describe the experience a bride to-be will have when hiring The Address Dubai Mall for her wedding?
The experience a bride to be will have when she chooses our ballroom for her special day would be that of calmness, comfort and confidence. We will take care of everything from the food, the set-up and the service and ensure everything we have agreed upon is delivered without any compromise. At The Address we will strive to make sure each and every point in terms of organising the wedding is taken care of. For example, once the bride has decided on her stage decoration and entertainment, we take over and coordinate, making sure that everything and everybody arrives in a timely manner to set up. If the couple don’t have a wedding planner, we essentially become one for them.
How do you manage trust from your clients? After all it is the most important day of their lives.
The only way to achieve trust from your client is to be straightforward and honest but at the same time show a sense of flexibility in what we can offer. We make it a point to deliver what has been promised to the guest. Another important factor is giving the couple a certain sense of comfort and confidence which will enable them to forget the stress of the wedding preparation and actually enjoy the most important day of their lives.
If you could give one piece of wedding planning advice to our readers (brides to-be) what would it be?
My advice to your readers would be to keep it simple and elegant and enjoy the most wonderful day of your life.
Lastly, why did you choose to list with www.brideclubme.com?
We chose to be partner with www.brideclubme.com because they are the best source of wedding information and tips that also showcases luxury brands here in the Dubai. Bride Club ME provides much needed content for your professional wedding planner or your regular bride who is looking for reliable and updated information and inspiration.