What a difference a year makes.
13 short months ago, Megan and I pulled the trigger, took the plunge, started the ball rolling on this adventure as partners in event planning. Eyes wide open and facing forward, we knew it was going to be difficult and fun and exhausting and so, so gratifying.
Where are we now? This wild ride of a year was all we expected, and more. We reacquainted ourselves with old friends and discovered new ones. We cast our net for vendors a little bit wider and were delighted with the results. We were responsible for yards of gold sequin in barns and wineries from Warrior's Mark to Belleville and left buckets of glitter in ballrooms from University Park to Milheim. We experienced our first wedding interrupted by a mooing cow and some unexpected, almost crippling sleet in October. We learned that Cori should never, ever climb a ladder and that if any actual sprinting needs to be done, Megan is the one for the job. We learned that a couple that hires us 5 weeks before a wedding often requires as much time as the one who hired us 18 months out.... it's just condensed into a shorter time period.
Our intuition that all vendors are not suited for all brides (and vice versa) was reinforced over and over again, just as we had to remind ourselves that we are not necessarily going to be a good fit for every couple. We learned some valuable lessons about doing business and making people happy; knowing our own limits and when to say no. Suffice it to say that our personal strengths and opportunities for improvement became abundantly clear. At the end of the day, we made our client's dreams come true and then some. Success!
What will the next year bring? For one thing, we hope to do a better job with our social media and blog postings. People want to hear from us, and we're thrilled! We have a lot to say. Besides that, we look forward to more weddings, perhaps a smattering of other types of events, more lessons, cutting edge design ideas, and opportunities to give people a pleasant surprise.
To our clients and vendors from 2015: thank you for trusting us. We owe you everything.
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