Hi, I’m Gizem Erbirer. I used to be a director’s assistant in a TV series for 8 years. When I got married last summer, I realized that in Turkey there is a need for wedding planners and I decided to become one. Wedding planners aren’t popular in Turkey yet, but really I hope they will become more widely accepted.
I am a control-freak, fun, resourceful person, a real problem solver, and a hopeless romantic who believes that every couple who decides to grow old together deserves to have their dream wedding.
When I decided to start my own business, I didn’t have any budget or time, neither for a web designer, nor for advertising. In a short time and with a little help from my husband, who is a graphic designer, I had a web site to show and a coupon for Facebook ads and Google, which helped me to reach a lot of people. Even a Mexican bride currently living and working in Africa who doesn’t speak Turkish found me (she is getting married to a Turkish guy) and hired me for planning their wedding.
The most enjoyable part of using Wix is that I don’t have to depend on anyone. If I have an idea to change, add or remove something, I don’t have to wait or pay anyone else. I can do it by myself and that means freedom for me. Everything about me and what I do is written on my website, also I have pics and videos, they make me look more professional, and help me to reach more people.
The main challenge in my industry is to convince people that wedding planners are not a luxury, but a necessity nowadays. Wix gave me the chance to explain this both in words and video. Using Wix added a feeling of prestige to my business. In my opinion, your website is your online mirror and my mirror says I am the fairest in the land.