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Our goal: Make wedding planning a breeze by making things simple and easy for wedding service providers and couples.
We are currently based in the Western Cape.
The Short Version
The Long Version:
An engineer and a photographer meet and fall in love, two years of courting later they decided to get married.
They start with the wedding planning, searching for venues, the engineer starts to enquire from multiple venues, only to go through the endless sea of wedding packages, inclusions, exclusions. The engineer asks himself, "My head has not hurt this much since I studied years back, how did people do this, we have not even found the venue we want yet".
The engineer enquires from the photographer, "Why does one venue include chairs and this one does not, this one is all-inclusive but it's in the middle of nowhere, this one's price is perfect but it's only for the reception. Is this normal? Why do I find this so difficult?".
The photographer answers, "This is what it's like, that's why people getting wedding planners, why are you so shocked?", she says not realizing she is an expert in this field.
The engineer starts to think, "This can surely be made easier, surely there must be a better way".
The engineer starts to enquire from over a hundred venues in his area, going through every single wedding package, tabulating every piece of data into an excel sheet and thinking "This can surely be made easier, I am starting to see a way".
The photographer gets home to find the engineer fixed into his laptop, rambling on about how he has found a way, a way to help other couples. She looks at the laptop screen and sees the collection of wedding packages, quotes, inclusions, exclusions, guest number all tabulated into his excel sheet.
She exclaims, "You put this all together? Well, perhaps I should leave the wedding planning to you?"
The engineer grabs the photographer in an excited clamor and says ,"I've found a way to make it easier for other couples, I've found a way. All I need to do is make the information simpler, no more enquiries, no more headaches, no more overwhelmed fiancés. My precious partner, I have found the solution."
They had finally decided on a venue, a gem they had found in the sea of packages gathered by the engineer, they had at last found the venue they would get married at.
The engineer set off on his journey to make wedding planning easy for everybody, and ZAknot was born.
The journey to make things easier for everyone has begun with vendors joining our side all on one mission, let us help you make your big day a breeze.
Writtten by Curby-lee Williams, the engineer