If you have a Glam Cowgirl vision like Rachel, of Vintage and Lace, choosing a venue like Kahua Ranch is PERFECT. She transformed the barn into a gorgeous lounge space while still keeping to her Paniolo vision. If she chose a beachfront venue with old Plantation charm, would she have been able to execute this particular vision? ABSO-EFFIN-LUTELY she's a very talented designer. I think your budget could be better spent on really good food, amazing details and the best in entertainment, rather than trying to fit your vision to the venue.
Plus WHY??? Right?
We say choose an appropriately matched venue for your vision, and not the other way around.
Hawaii Island has so many gorgeous venues, each with it's own "personality"
!!! NOT AGAIN !!!
My phone is ringing off the hook ya'll
Clients are concerned, and for good reason. Today the governor stopped all Oahu Weddings for the next 28 days. So far Hawaii Island remains open for weddings with professional mitigation. It's imperative coordinators submit a detailed plan with layout and details that ensure guest and vendor safety. As of today there has been only one indoor wedding associated with an outbreak on Oahu island. The report does not say how many people were affected. I cannot find any cluster linked to a Big Island Wedding. That gives me hope.
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES WE ARE TAKING
NO dance floors
(Unless you choose our NEW option)
Tables of 8 family members or less
A minimum of 6' between tables
(This is more complicated than it seems-trust me)
Provide signage and protocol for every area of your wedding
(we offer a tastefully designed PPE packages that includes everything you need)
Allowing Cocktail and Dining styles that do not encourage congregation
We only work with vendors who are professionally trained and commit to our guidelines
Requiring everyone, including guests to mask up
(YES, including fully vaccinated because unless you've been living under a rock, you know the fully vaccinated can be infected, carry, and spread the virus)
Temperature and symptom checks upon arrival for all
Additional measures are in place for our clients.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help keep you, guests and vendors safe.
Not every planner has the same plan. Consult your planner to see how he/she can help you navigate your wedding strategy.
*disclaimer-at any given time, the rules can change. This is not something we have control over.
Stay distanced, masked up and stay home if possible.
Here we are 608 days post Pandemic shut down. Hawaii stopped in time on March 25, 2020. For professional eventiers, this was the catalyst that either shot them like a cannonball into another direction, or lit a raging fire that refused to die. I felt real, mind numbing, deafening, painful depression, for the first time in my life. Therapy is always a good idea,
but I am a stubborn soul and basically
R E F U S E D
to give give up. With no choice but to meet our present need (ie. debt), I spent an insane amount of time researching, experimenting and working my a** off to make what we have BETTER, a still small voice kept saying "you already have what you need" TYJ.
WHAT I POSESSED
WHAT I WAS LACKING
Because I was paying attention to everything but my business
Yah sure, we took advantage of the PPP, PPP2 and the EIDL. Who are we kidding....
Where do I start?
Taking a step back to honestly audit my business was the first step. John and I spent many late nights talking about what we "wished" our business would look like if we could
"live our best life"
We wanted to be AUTHENTIC
Not to be moved to act/change because its what others needed/wanted. Being authentic means you don't have to compromise your worth, your vision or desire for your business
to stay in business
Solution: Do it our way, in a good way. It might not be what everyone wants, but it WILL be right for the right client
We wanted to offer something DIFFERENT
Unfortunately different is short lived and anything successful will be repeated.
We chose the be the success, that others followed
Solution: Don't look backwards, because we're not there
We wanted to HAVE REACH
Not just to be reached by the public, but to reach our ideal client
But advertising is expensive.
Solution: Up our promotion game and really put ourselves out there with honest information
We wanted to be VALUED
We were the first to do that and now it's being marketed as someone else's design.
Solution: Don't compromise our integrity to "get the business. Clients will see us"
We wanted to be HAPPY
Such a simple concept, yet so ridiculously difficult to achieve in this business
Solution: If we are not representing our true self in our business, we will be chasing the proverbial carrot for the rest of our lives. Time to do what we love, not just act like we love what they want.
Maybe you're not quite there. Business is very personal, it's not just a way to make money. Preventing business burn out is simply doing what you love, not pretending to love what you do. Re-invent yourself and your business regularly. Attract the right people and happiness will follow.
I'm happy today
And I love my clients