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Exploring Life & Business with Joe & Danielle RevCat

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe & Danielle RevCat.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
How it all began. Okay, well I got my start in high school as part of student government for planning and organizing dances since I was a freshman all the way up to my senior year. By my Jr year, I was allowed to do my own events. This led me to starting a catering business as I entered college. It helped pay for my college tuition and get my nursing degree. I became a nurse, but my heart was not as passionate about nursing as it was when I was in the catering business. I missed the excitement of traveling to different locations, preparing various meals, and learning new and innovative techniques. When I moved all the way to Redlands and became a housewife, I wanted something more. My everything partner suggested that I figure out what I’m passionate about. So, in 2017 Erika & Tim were getting married and they needed help with several of their wedding features. I helped them create appetizers, popcorn favors, floral and décor, etc. They wanted a Twilight-themed wedding, and while I was hanging the wisteria flowers-Well, my passion was rekindled right then and there.

However, my self-doubt led me to think I could not do it. So, my partner pushed for me to create a website on go daddy and try. It was a lot of hard work, but in doing so, the investment was well worth it; I have zero regrets. I really became obsessed with every aspect of the wedding business. Now we do everything! Catering, bakery, bartending, décor, floral, planning, coordinating, stationary and now practicing photography! It’s incredible to see where we are. Although I hope we continue growing, I would like this to remain, at its heart, a family business.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
This road has not been so smooth. So, we opened in 2018 and I was new and had a very small portfolio. Not too many people wanted to give me a try. Finally, one couple did and then we kept growing from there. Then in 2019 when I started to sign contracts for the following year. Then, in 2020, Covid hit and destroyed all my hard work. Now in 2021, I feel as if it is my true first year with so many clients. I’m hoping 2022 doesn’t have any Covid snags; otherwise it will be another bump in the so called “road.”

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We are a full-service wedding business, minus the venue! We can provide any service to the venue of your choice if they allow outside vendors. We are only limited by our client’s imagination. We specialize in helping couples create their perfect wedding. We are different because we try to make as many things as we can by hand. We are highly creative with our designs. There is two of us when working to better ensure no details get missed and having minimal stress on our clients.

What I am most proud of brand-wise; is our full-service wedding package. We have a complete wedding package for up to 130 people, the only things not included in the package is the venue, clothes, and table/chairs. We handle the rest!

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
Luck…Now that is an interesting word. I view that word as one which we use to describe factors which we don’t see or understand at the time. An example would be when I began to try and market/promote my business. I believed that what I should do is take out a big chunk of my savings and use it on promoting my business at a bridal show. I must have talked to 200 brides and given out $300 in promo materials. I did not get one call!! Was that bad luck? Today, I would say luck had nothing to with it-I just didn’t know how to promote efficiently. It was a learning experience. I learned the importance of creating a portfolio and marketing my products through an online platform like Zola, Instagram, etc. Putting my efforts and resources into doing business that way turned into over 50 inquiries per month! I got busy, quick. Again, nothing to do with good luck, just learning how to market my business efficiently and optimally! I believe life is that way as well; learning to profit from your bad as well as good experiences.

Pricing:

  • Floral & Décor Package $2530
  • Complete Floral Package $1650
  • Catering starting at $30 per person
  • Floral , Cake & Dessert Table $2200
  • Sapphire Complete Wedding Package $14000

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Image Credits
All Photography by @guisepppi_d_rivitti

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