Sunji Chowdhury

Tue Oct 26 2021 04:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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I have always enjoyed planning parties and decorating for my family and friends. I have an eye for small details and created focal points at every family party. I did this out of love and for my own happiness. I never considered it work. My husband, however, saw something in me, saw a career from my passions. I would just brush him off thinking he was just being a supportive partner.

Years later, when it came to my second baby shower, I couldn’t find anyone to help me execute my vision. I was six months pregnant with a toddler but determined to plan it myself. Right after my own event, one of my friends reached out to me on behalf of her sister-in-law who wanted to hire me as her event planner. This was a turning point, a time to act on my heart. I started AtoZdecors.

Throughout my business, I formed valuable relationships. While I was confident in myself, it was my client’s trust that helped me flourish. I went from small events to a wedding—after planning a proposal, I also planned a couple’s seven-day wedding. The feeling of seeing my work throughout the week was indescribable.

During the pandemic, as business started opening back up, I would offer door-to-door services for small events at home. People welcomed me into their homes and many of them became regular clients. After only two years of event planning, I quit my corporate job to open my own event space.

I wanted to give my clients more and noticed they always asked about event spaces. Large event halls already existed. My vision was a more intimate venue for about 80 people. This would be perfect for small weddings, parties, birthdays, and more. I made this a reality and got my own event space, one that I could share with others to create special experiences.

I think about how my life has changed in a short time. In July 2020, I was setting up my first picnic for my best friend. A year later, in July 2021, I was planning a picnic for Nabela Noor’s 30th birthday. Life truly comes full circle, especially when you love what you do.