Cécile Berra & Imène Hanafi of The Wedding Planners Monaco based in Monaco have an extensive knowledge and vast experience of luxury weddings. They have always been very hardworking, stern and have an ingenious capability to streamline all odds specially when it comes to Indian Planners.
Cécile & Imène will help us explore exclusive of Monaco for destination weddings.
WT: Tell us about The Wedding Planners Monaco? When you began and when it all started?
WPM: The Wedding Planners – Monaco founded in 2015, is an event planning agency specialised in premium weddings. We have created WPM because we wanted to share with our brides and grooms to be, our solid experience and our vision of glamour, and refinement in lifestyle for one of the most memorable day of their life.
We offer a premium and personalised service that brings their taste and personality at the heart of the event. Therefore, our couples and their guests enjoy a fresh perspective on their wedding thanks to our unique eye for design, coordination skills and our strong logistic set on site.
WT: Monaco has seen Big Pocket Weddings in the past and quite recently as well. What are the attractions Monaco posses apart from world known Monaco Grand Prix?
WPM: Monaco is a modern and glamorous principality which attracts the finest people for the following reasons:
- Its accessibility from all over the world thanks to the Nice international airport which has direct flights from most of the large cities such as London, New York, Dubai….
- Its large accommodation capacity in 4 and 5 stars hotels with premium service and good knowledge of the Indian clientele
- Its high level of security for the guests within the whole country.
- Its Mediterranean mild and sunny weather all year round
- Its large choice of famous venues as well as original spots for events
- Its luxury shopping available with all the French and international brands
- Its mythic casinos for the gamblers
Monaco hosts worldwide renowned events such as the Monaco Yacht Show, the International Jumping of Monte-Carlo, the Tennis Open of Monte-Carlo, Top Marques…
WT: Are there any exclusive venues or heritage where celebrations can be done?
WPM: Our solid network built throughout more than ten years of event planning on the French Riviera & Monaco allows us to have access to the most exclusive venues of the area. Unique locations that individuals would not be able to access to. Of course we keep this privilege to our finest clientele.
WT: Five star alliances or heritages you suggest ?
WPM: Monaco offers a large variety of high standard hotels. Fun for the partygoers with Casinos, night clubs… perfect for families with facilities for children, such as outdoor pools … and of course Palace Hotels with all the luxury, refinement and heritage that only Monte-Carlo can offer.
WT: Are there any indian restaurants that are well known for outdoor catering?
WPM: Monaco has great fusion and asian restaurants, but for the best indian cuisine, we bring Chefs from either London or India to cater for our weddings.
WT: Which are the destinations in France or outside you have been catering your services? What make them exclusive locations for Indian Weddings?
WPM: Of course we are specialised in Monaco and the French Riviera. Nonetheless WPM recently organised a large Indian wedding on the French West Coast at the prestigious Dune du Pyla, near Bordeaux. We have also a very good knowledge of Paris from our past experiences.
Monaco and France have breathtaking landscapes, from hilltop villages to seaside locations. We have organised mandap on a sandy beach, baraat along the sea shore, sangeet in enchanted forest, mehendi in gold ornate Belle Epoque ballroom…
WT: Tell us about what services you offer?
WPM: We work closely with our couples to compose the theme of their wedding. We achieve making their vision concrete and we orchestrate each element of the symphony. We always strive for innovation and creativity with constant attention to details in mind. We manage all the aspects of the wedding from defining the clients‘ wishes, finding the right venue, selecting all suppliers: caterer, florist, musicians, photographers… and handling all the logistic matters. We coordinate on the day to make sure the event flows according to plan. Our experience and solid network allow us to fully organise premium weddings.
WT: What’s your USP?
WPM: Our ability to meet and exceed bride & groom expectations. We make their wedding day better than what they could have envision.
WT: What do you like about Indian Weddings?
WPM: The Indian culture has so much variety, we love to deal each time with the specifics of each communities. As planners we become part of the family and create strong bonds. Entertainment and Decor are so important in indian weddings that they are open field to our creativity and know how.
WT: What is the basic cost to do a wedding in Monaco?
WPM: The budget of the wedding varies depending on the number of guests and the logistic involved. It is more cost effective to collaborate with renowned local suppliers with whom we can guarantee the best prices with the best quality. This does not prevent us from getting specific items from abroad to fully respond to the family wishes.
About the Team:
Imène has an expertise in high-end gastronomy and her skills in catering logistics are true assets for the success of Indian weddings. Additionally, she is creative and has a great sense of taste and aesthetic. She is determined and never leaves anything to chance!
Cecile puts her heart and soul into everything she does, her detail oriented personality along with her organisational and logistical skills will help manage all aspects of operations. She will also monitor the typically huge Indian guest list and table plans.
Our relationship is based on mutual respect; we both believe in hard work, commitment and team stimulation fostered by our complementary skills and characters. We share the same vision and level of excellence.
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