I had the chance to interview Merdin Yeoh, the Executive Coordinator of WeddingActs.com.
1) Can you give me an introduction of yourself, when and how did you start out and what is your wedding site & business about?
Wedding Acts was first started in 2002, single-handedly by our Executive Consultant – Jonathan Goh, and has since gained a strong foothold in this niche industry. Previously from the residential property project management, Jonathan has experienced working with some of Singapore’s renowned architects, which developed his strong flair for creative theme weddings and venue decorations, with great aesthetic beauty.
2) I understand you have been in the wedding-related field for quite some time. What do you think is the key factor to your success?
Being one of the pioneer wedding planners, Jonathan has held on firm to his personal beliefs that every wedding is unique and is to be relished, not fret over. He operates on the premise that he will always give his professional inputs, proposals, recommendations and suggestions without imposing on his clients. After all, it is their wedding and they have to be able to make informed decisions.
As the founder and mentor to his fellow consultants, Jonathan has high expectations of them. All consultants go through intensive training to ensure that they are professional and qualified to handle the weddings. Even with the expansion of our business, Jonathan believes that service should never be compromised. As far as possible, each consultant tries not to
handle more than 2 weddings in a month, which assures clients of our undivided attention and commitment.
It is this strong company philosophy, which puts us a notch higher than the rest.
3) When you are working with couples, what is it that you are most proud of?
Jonathan’s forte lies in venue decorations, creating extraordinary wedding that is unique to each couple – which is of course what he is most proud of. Till today, Jonathan has created numerous commendable portfolios, widely featured by many bridal magazines. And needless to say, all his works are original, which is what propels Wedding Acts to what we are today and gives us an edge over other wedding planners.
4) What is the greatest challenge that you have faced while growing your career?
Not enough funds (Haha)
5) Currently, what is the one wedding tip you want to give to soon-to-wed couples?
Never feel pressured to buy/make a deposit for something that you can’t confirm or without specific plans for.
6) What are some of the areas do you think wedding couples always overlook when planning their own weddings?
One very common area that wedding couples always overlook – Arranging transportation for family members & bridal party. It wouldn’t be nice if one of your family member or bridal party has to take public transport on the wedding day itself, so plan for your transportation arrangements 🙂
7) Your final thought and advice for my wedding blog readers?
While most couples would love to creative in planning their wedding, Jonathan advises that couples should seek their parents’ agreement, or at least keep them informed. In our Asian context, our parents to a certain degree, have a strong influence over the wedding celebrations, especially when it comes to specific customs and traditions.
Never assume that they will be okay or “open-minded” to accept your creative ideas or to do away with some traditions and customs.
That?s the end of the interview.
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