I Do Décor {interview & giveaway}

Monday, June 24, 2013


South African wedding planning and assistance company I Do Inspirations have recently added a new offering to their stall, and are now selling pretty wedding goods on their I Do Decor online shop. The owner and creator of I Do, Pippa van den Berg tells The Sun House that the company provides an online space for brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be) to get ideas and inspiration for their special day, but that it has so-much-more behind the scenes.

1. I Do is your brainchild. Please tell me more about it.
Myself and a friend started I Do Inspirations in 2011. We provide on-the-day wedding coordination as we believe it is so important to be able to handover this function so that the wedding couple, their family and friends can relax and enjoy the day, knowing that everything is being taken care of. I think that couple’s should be involved in the planning of their wedding day as it’s such a personal thing, and you want your guests to feel that the day is unique to the couple getting married. But it’s important that on the day, you are able to be fully present in what is happening and not worrying about suppliers arriving on time, setup and the flow of the day – let someone else manage this for you!
After some time, we found that we were getting so many requests for wedding venues in South Africa, that we decided to add this to the website. Visitors are now able to search by region through an easy to use map, or by category – Beach, Bush, City, Country, Winelands, or Intimate.
2. What is your favourite trend in the wedding industry at the moment?
I just love the use of bright colours and patterns, and my favourite at the moment is definitely the use of the pattern, chevron – check this out to see what I mean


3. And what should rather fly out the door?
The feeling that you have to stick to age-old wedding traditions. I believe that a wedding should completely reflect the couple who are getting married. If a white dress or a formal ceremony is just not you, then don’t do it! Be true to who you are and do what you want, it is a celebration of the two of YOU after all, if that means you get married under an arch of multi-coloured balloons by a river, or have a picnic with your close family and friends, then do it! You will enjoy it so much more if you are doing what you love, and your family and friends will remember it because it was so uniquely the two of you!

4. What are some of the challenges of running I Do?
Can’t really think of any :-)

5. How do you perceive the South African creatives/design landscape?
There is an endless supply of creative inspiration in South Africa. In terms of weddings, we are blessed with so many different types of places to get married, that you really are spoilt for choice! Our wealth of culture also provides unlimited ideas and opportunities to get creative with weddings!

6. What would you do if you won the lotto?
Open up a décor shop with a coffee shop so that I could meet with clients, drink cappuccinos, and discuss their ideas in person - with direct access to the products :-)


7. Where to from here?
We have just launched our new online décor shop, I Do Décor, where we source wedding and event décor from all over South Africa, giving customers access to sought-after products in one online shop. We endeavour to stock relevant and useful items to assist customers in creating the look and feel that they envision, and enable them to give their event or wedding their own personal touch.

8. What has been your proudest moment since you started?
Every wedding we have helped coordinate I have been extremely proud of. I love putting together wedding ideas and inspiration on our website, and now being able to give people access to buy some of the things to bring those ideas to life, is just great!


To celebrate the launch of I Do Décor, they are running a competition on their website.
You can win up to R1 000 in decor for your big day!
Check out below for details and make sure to enter!

This includes:
The fabulous prize consists of the following:
T's&C's apply


Johlet said...

As ek op trou gestaan het sou ek DEF ingeskryf het! Maar my beurt is nog lank nie aan naby!!! :)

Claudz said...

Lovely interview and a great give-away! IF I was getting married (again) I would be entering. Will refer some brides-to-be

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