They say “it takes a village.” My village consists of three generations of my family members who help me pull off Dream Events and are also known as my Texas Twins Events Team.
We’ve had a few fairly funny events already this year but hey we love what we do and consider an occasional laugh now and again (even if it’s directed at each other) a fringe benefit.My twin sister, Cindy Daniel can come up with a Cindyism for nearly any “incident” that comes our way whether it’s on location at an event or at home. Recently, she gave Steve Daniel a Pawning Planners Tshirt that read “just like a blister- showing up when the work is all done.” Now, Steve does pitch in when we need him but (like Cindy) he often enjoys being a guest far more than being a “worker.” Whenever my twin sister Cindy and I are together, we are almost always laughing about one thing or another and occasionally, we are laughing at our family because we have too many Indians wanting to be the Chiefs around here! But, we always have a good time regardless of the occasional squabbling from our children and grandchildren. Our Little Pawners are now working on learning photography and taking an interest in refurbishing trades by helping me choose fabrics and frame colors for Texas Twins Treasures items. Maryssa and Makenna also enjoy working at weddings as flower girls, ring bearers and ushers as well as helping out at Pawning Parties and Estate Liquidation Services. The “older kids” all have their own ideas regarding execution, camera angles, who has more experience and Bla, Bla, Bla. Apparently, our older children all think they are the boss when I’m busy at another area or with the wedding party and the results of this squabbling are often reported to me by Cindy. Don’t get me wrong, they all eventually work it out but everyone has a strong personality in my family that is usually accompanied by a strong will too. Although they think I’m “bossy” and a “perfectionist,” it’s okay with me because the events we do are usually Life Events meaning they are meant to happen only once.
When you don’t have an opportunity for a “Do Over,” you need to get it as close to perfect as you can this first time which is why we answer to the person who hired us and not to the inlaws and outlaws who think they are making the rules. I can’t tell you how many times this issue has “popped up” and I’ve had to put the lid on it.Our customers may not have a lot of money but they will always get the same treatment as those who do. No one is treated differently since I don’t believe in treating our clients any differently based on social standing or income. Everyone is special and every event is just as important as the last one.
This Sunday, my team and I are sponsoring a double baby shower for two young ladies who had no family or friends to help them and came to us. Spending the past two months buying items out of our own pockets to gift these young ladies may sound extraordinary to many of you but, we’ve been down and out ourselves which is why I started this business in the first place. Many of the people we help had no one else to turn to and many of these same people often volunteer to help us on our mission after recognizing that what we do for others is not only fairly unique but also because what we do unities families and communities by giving the gift of kindness and hope.
With my multigenerational family we are changing the wedding and events industry one family at a time from Fort Worth, Texas and best of all, having a pretty good time with each other!
Listening to our clients needs and overcoming issues in order to give them exactly what they want often does “take a village” but, my village is committed to doing everything we can to get the job done which is the basis of any team really because we work together to overcome anything unexpected that comes our way….
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