MEET THE SUPPLIERS: Outkast Hire
Tell us how you got into the Perth wedding industry?
When my wife and I were planning our own wedding, we were after a particular style of furniture that was hard to find at the time so we went ahead and built it ourselves. We attempted to rent it out as a side business afterwards to hopefully recover some wedding expenses only to find that it was a style heavily sort after. We are now the proud owners of a very busy hire company and have loved being able to bring so much joy and fulfillment to other people’s weddings.
What was your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry
Being able to meet amazing new people and see the spectacular venues that Perth has to offer. Wedding are such an amazing way for people to unleash their creativity with no two weddings the same. Being able to see the masterpieces that couples bring to life are always an enjoyable part of the job. It also keeps me out of the daily commute to an office job each day as I mostly work from home with the flexibility to spend more time with my family.
How would you describe what your business offers in your own words?
There are so many hire companies working in the Perth Metro area, so to be different and offer a product that no one else has is a great way to stand out. At Outkast Hire we are passionate about the environment and sustainability which is why we chose to provide hire furniture from this perspective. It allows us to have a product that is truly unique and looks amazing. We also contribute a percentage of each booking we receive to help out worth while causes around the world such as restoring orangutan habitats in Indonesia and providing income generating fruit trees to families in Kenya. Being able to benefit others around the world every time we receive a booking brings a lot of satisfaction and commitment to our business.
What is the one thing that your business is most proud of?
We are definitely proud of our Facebook and Google reviews. We work hard to make sure that we do our very best for each and every customer to ensure they get exactly what they want and are left with a smile on their face. We often are rewarded by people taking the time to say thanks by leaving us an awesome review. They really are so important to a small business and we are so very grateful for all our amazing customers especially the ones that leave us reviews.
What is one piece of advice you would offer a bride to make their wedding day extra special?
This is one piece of advice I was given on my wedding day and I am so grateful for having received it. A wedding can be so hectic and particularly for brides it is non stop from about 7am in the morning to well after midnight. My advice is to grab you new husband or wife at some point in the night, hopefully not too late in the evening, and just get away from everyone’s else for 5 minutes. The purpose of this is so that you both can just take a minute to slow down, be together and appreciate what you have pulled off. Its 12 months of work which disappears in a flash and by stopping to let it sink in with the one you love, it will allow you to appreciate it in peace and quiet for a few minutes.
What is it about your product/service that sets you apart from your competition?
With out wanting to repeat myself, it is definitely our unique products and our commitment to our customers which sets us apart. There are a lot of awesome hire companies out there, however at Outkast Hire you can still get the intimate experience that comes from choosing a small business. From the very start it has been our mission to ensure the whole booking process is as easy as possible. Planning weddings can be quite stressful, so if we can make it easier by providing a seamless service, then there is one less thing for the happy couple to worry about.