The Islanders Conference 2018 held in Kilkenny shook our industry from bottom up. You'd really think we created some sort of a cult by the end of it with a dance floor filled with crazy people (some crazier than others) dancing their excitement into new chapters of their businesses. I did want to mark this event, however, by outlining a few things that I hastily jotted down in the midst of each speaker's presentation.
When the reality around you is changing it is more than likely that it wants you to notice why. Why were people dramatically changing their passion and their professional direction? Why was I holding on to my passion as tight as I was and was I doing it any good? Insecurity, fear and stubbornness isn't a good way to create art. I went on quite a journey to answer a few soul tormenting questions and here's what I came up with!
I honestly tried to do my best to do the math and I decided that if the average wedding for an Irish couple is between 80 people and 150, that pricing should really only be 10%-15% less expensive. If you read my previous blogs on the hidden work you will see that most of the work and time put into the preparation goes on before the wedding: