DELEGATE: Tell us more about Wedding Buddies
Wedding Buddies was started in May 2011 by husband and wife team Jordan Wei and Huinee Lee.
Both of them are professional musicians who graduated overseas in Middlesex University London a year before.
D: How did you get the idea or concept for your business?
Since graduating, we had been invited to perform for a few of our friends’ weddings and the guests kept asking us for our name cards after each performance.
As we didn’t have a company at that time, we decided to turn our passion into a business.
We wanted to be different from the other companies who were more commercial and had plenty of singers,
so we marketed ourselves as a husband and wife duo.
When there was a need for a bigger band, then we roped our professional musician friends in too!
D: What is your vision/mission for your company?
Wedding Buddies prides itself in delivering great music and an awesome customer experience.
We envision our company being one of the top wedding music entertainment companies in Singapore and around the local region.
D: How did you start it? What were some adversities you faced when starting it?
We had no clue how to run a business when we 1st started.
A lot of research had to be done, from business licences to marketing strategies and learning how to seal the deal with the variety of clients we got.
D: What is something we might not know about the industry you’re in?
Even though there is direct competition between companies,
the companies’ respective bosses will sometimes cross-check each other if they suspect that a particular client is trying to be funny.
This helps us protect the industry we are in.
D: What has been the most memorable experience for you so far in running your business?
Can’t really pinpoint the most memorable experience, but the top 3 would be:
1) Groom in a star wars outfit marching in with his bride to be.
2) Greek-Singaporean couple who did a communal Greek dance during the dinner.
3) The overseas weddings at resorts, i.e. Bintan, Langkawi, etc.
D: How do you define success? Who do you see as successful?
Success to us isn’t defined by how much money we make.
It’s defined by how many hearts we’ve touched with the gift God’s given us.
In the words of Charles Spurgeon: “Carve your name on hearts, not marble”.
Will Smith perhaps?
D: Which habits of yours have gotten you to where you are today?
Being on time, being reliable, replying promptly and being good at what we do.
D: What is one thing you would like your customers to know about your company?
We make great music, and even better friends.
D: If you could give advice to fellow and budding entrepreneurs, what would it be?
Don’t give up and always learn from your mistakes and LISTEN to criticism.
A lot of people in Singapore do not take criticism well.
Too many times, we’ve seen people react personally to comments made about them, such as, “you need to improve your time management” or “you need to work on your technique”, etc etc…
Criticism may hurt but it’s the fastest way to get better at something.
Fire hurts but it refines pure gold. Pressure is needed to make a diamond.
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