This is a discussion I had with Mr. Regan Weerasooriya Managing Director, Art Your Wedding institute who is having a lot of experience in planning wedding ceremonies and who won an award at the International Star for Quality Gold Award and got the second place at the 16th Star Award festival defeating 162 countries which was held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015. We discussed about the matters that a couple who are getting ready to have their marriage which is the long awaited and most important event in one’s life.
If we are to mention something about “Art your wedding”?
“Art your wedding” is an institute established about 8 years ago for the purpose of “Wedding planning” in Sri Lanka. In about the year 2007 “Wedding planning” concept was not a service so popular in Sri Lanka. We contacted artists in other countries and through discussions with them, have acquired a vast experience about “Wedding planning” and developed the concept to suit Sri Lanka. We gave wide publicity to the service through various T.V. programmers. Today, we have a large staff with branches at Panadura, and Moratuwa and we are establishing another branch in Kandy. In the mean time, we were invited to participate in the International Star Award for quality held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 at which our institute won the second place at the International Star for Quality Award out of 162 countries. By now, our institute has become a friendly and efficient institute with vast experience consisting of a clever. staff who are always ready to help you. We are capable of giving our services in any country at any place arranging your wedding function in any manner you like. Another important thing is that we are in possession of “Customized Packages” for the couple to suit their taste.
What did “Art Your Wedding” introduce to Sri Lanka ?
If we are to give details about what “Art Your Wedding” introduced to Sri Lanka.
1. Wedding Loans,
We introduced the concept of “Wedding Loans” to a number of institutes, At present, a number of banks and various institutes have developed this concept. They have already given loans. Even now, if a couple comes to our institute and if they have financial problems, we can get them loans through banks and accepted institutes to arrange for loans at very low interest rates to complete their wedding. In such instances, they especially request for the recommendation of “Art Your Wedding” institute.
2. Wedding web site,
Wedding website is entirely a new concept in Sri Lanka. The main aim of this concept is to give the wedding couple something extra after the wedding album for them to member for a long time. A website which gives them all the photos, videos and pre-shots etc, which include memorable things and experiences etc. A special feature of this is to prepare the Domain name in the names of the couple. For example, a web address like yasodawedisinghe.com.
Through this concept the couple can give a complete picture of the wedding to their friends and relations in a more detailed manner and they can send their good wishes photos and videos and even their comments which is a very nice experience.
3. Photo Booth,
At present, we have found a large land in which we are creating a photo booth in it. Under this concept the couple need not go in search of various locations to take photos when they come to our photo booth, they can make any location they like and take photos as they want with the photographer of their choice in the booth. In this case there are some extra facilities like changing rooms, car parking, restaurants and food etc. without trouble.
4. Wedding Directory
This is an international wedding directory. Through this the couple can plan their wedding ceremony. The necessary articles etc. can be found from the Directory Photos, Contact details etc. can be obtained from our directory. By now we have a large collection of details of artists in our directory. At the same time, we take responsibility for the artists whom we recommend.
What are the future plans for development?
If we speak of future plans we have a separate TV program concerning weddings alone. It is ideal for all artists in this field. We feel that the program will be a great help and valuable guide to impending couples.
We also hope to open up branch offices at all major towns in the island and give maximum service regarding their wedding.
How is the public demand as a business?
Very good. We have got the ability to provide an attractive service to our customers and it has been possible to build up confidence among our Customers. That is why we were able to come forward as a business.