Hello World and How I Finally Gave in to Hiring a Web Designer

Welcome to my first blog post on my newly designed website! Thank you to Alex from Boutique Websites for creating this beauty. I am so pleased with it and have received many compliments from people who have passed by. The website was officially complete in December, but wasn’t ready to launch because the logo was still under construction. Still people passed by and would contact me for wedding inquiries and questions. I wonder how it’ll be with an official launch!

The best choice I’ve ever made was to accidentally stumble upon Boutique Websites while checking out Fruitilicious Cakes one day. I contacted him right away and we got to work immediately. The logo was created by my close friend, Jenny Lam. This girl’s got such great talent. After 3 months of tons of trial and error, she designed this logo that had me jump for joy. I’m loving everything about it and it looks perfect on the homepage!

So what made me finally decide to hire a professional to design a new website? 

First of all, my old website was outdated, one dimensional, dull, and amateur. The intention of it was for clients to view my portfolio and services and not about nice design or fancy navigation tools because I didn’t want to spend the money.

Secondly, although many friends had offered to create a brand new website for me, I didn’t like the idea of having to contact them constantly to edit the site. The worst part about having friends get involved is rejecting their ideas and suggestions. Sometimes they’re more excited than you and offer suggestions but at the same time you’re mumbling under your breath whispering to yourself, “now how do I say this nicely?”. With a professional designer, you’re paying them big bucks so that it’s done right and properly. There is no holding back and you can always bring something up if you are not happy about it.

Third, my skills in this type of work are extremely limited.

Lastly, business started to pick up very quickly last year. Many people wanted to see my “website”, which at the time was very not appealing for potential clients. I knew if I wanted to continue this flow of traffic I had to finally give in and put some money into marketing.

I am more than thrilled to start blogging! Follow me as I grow, make mistakes, and succeed in this extremely exciting industry of weddings and events.

1 Comment

  1. It was such a pleasure to work with you Leslie. I’m glad you love your site. I can’t wait to have it in my portfolio so please launch it soon 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing about your success right after the launch!

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