[English] /ɡɪv/ /fʌn/
to offer pleasure to someone, or to provide someone with pleasure
[Cantonese] git fan
结婚 get married
This is a story of boy meets girl, and you should know upfront, this is (almost) a fairytale.
“He’s got a heart of gold! He never stop learning.” – Nizz on Adrian
“She’s the Mrs. Incredible. There’s nothing she can’t do.” – Adrian on Nizz
In 2012, these high school sweethearts tied the knots after dating for ten years. Unlike Disney princesses, they have to go through all sorts of pain in wedding planning. The aha-moment was when they realize, “this simply has to be a better way!”. Hence, they took the plunge to become entrepreneurs and Give Fun was born (before their baby boy–Jayden)! They do not sell party packages, but the possibility to make them.
The idea, in hindsight, sounds almost too simple: giving fun to people. Executing it wasn’t a piece of cake. With a humble beginning at home, they started filling their online shop with rainbow-coloured balloons and party decors, which allows you play with. This visionary couple also believe that party planning doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.
Nizz and Adrian definitely put up a good fight while juggling between their day jobs and this ‘baby’ start-up. After umpteeth sleepless nights, Nizz made the first move by quitting her day job as a banker. Three months later, Adrian gave up professional engineering and joined his wife. Who would’ve known? Give Fun then quickly morphed into a full fledged business and became a darling in the event industry.
- Words by Danica