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Daily Inspiration: Meet Sammie Sosa

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sammie Sosa.

Hi Sammie, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I am a 24 year old creative who loves spending her days with family, friends, and her golden retriever. I am a December Sagittarius (I love astrology if you can’t tell) who is independent, fun-loving, sociable, and imaginative. I have always been determined to live life to the fullest while using my ambition, optimism, and enthusiasm to get me there.

I have always known I wanted to start my own business because there was nothing I admired more than seeing a woman jump start her career all on her own. With many years of experience with event planning and wedding design under my belt, I finally decided, “What am I waiting for?” And created Let’s Soirée in February of 2021. I was waiting to receive my “dream job” after my 2020 college graduation (graduating amidst a pandemic is a real bummer), but little did I know my dream job was going to be the business I started all on my own.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Starting Let’s Soirée definitely came with its challenges. It was definitely a change of pace having to “run the show” alone. I had no co-workers to lean on or any higher-ups to ask for direction. It was just me. There was a point in 2021 that I wanted to almost prove to everyone that I am capable of starting my business all on my own, and I very rarely asked for help. I really wanted to accomplish this goal of mine all by myself. Later on in the year, I had a realization that I was biting off a little more than I can chew and that there is no shame in asking for help. I started asking more questions, having family and friends help assist on event days, and created friendships with other business owners to share advice. I seemed to forget that even though I was my own boss and I had no co-workers to confide in, I still had my family and friends. Once I realized I still had people in my life that I could ask to help, it was like a weight lifted off of my shoulders! I will say… 2021 came with a lot of trial and error, but this past year I definitely learned a lot. Not only did I learn how to be a business owner, I learned to never doubt myself and the things I can accomplish. Starting my own business has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences of my life. I was learning new things everyday and constantly making myself and my business better.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Let’s Soirée is an event planning and design company who specializes in custom events for all of life’s celebrations. We love creating all types of events from kid’s birthday parties, Sunday morning brunch, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and even your big day! I have a passion for styling and bringing client’s ideas to life. I love playing with different colors and textures in order to portray my client’s personality into their desired event. Whether I am creating a birthday party, brunch set-up, baby shower, bridal shower, or even a wedding my vision for Let’s Soirée and for ALL of my events is to have each and every celebration be as unique and custom as the client who I am creating it for. Even though planning and design is my passion, nothing compares to meeting new people everyday and getting to know all of my clients on a personal level.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO…
– is a modern creative
– values customer service
– has a modern style
– values collaborative creativity

…I AM YOUR GIRL!

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
My biggest piece of advice I could give for someone else looking to start their own business is sometimes not getting what you want is the biggest blessing of them all. A few years ago, I thought my future would look differently career-wise. If someone would have told me I would start my own event planning business, I would’ve said “how?!?” Well, I’ll tell ya how… PASSION. If you are passionate about something and you want to take the leap and be a business owner, please leap! If I did not take the chance and started Let’s Soirée in 2021, I would have missed out on the greatest year of my life.

Pricing:

  • Level 1 Planning: Wedding Day-of Coordination STARTING AT $2,000
  • Level 2 Planning: Wedding Coordination + Partial Planning STARTING AT $3,500
  • Level 3 Planning: Full Planning + Design (Wedding Management) STARTING AT $6,000
  • Let’s Soirée – Partial Planning + Design STARTING AT $600
  • Let’s Soirée – Full Planning + Design STARTING AT $1,200

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Image Credits
Hayleigh O’Brien @hayleighmckayphotos Bri Parkin @briparkinphotography

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