We had the good fortune of connecting with Tashianna Polanco and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tashianna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I helped my brother-in-law and his wife with their backyard wedding in 2016 and fell in love with the process. Did I mention that the day of the Wedding it was 98 degrees outside?! In the San Fernando Valley! That is when I knew that despite the hard work and stress of it all, seeing everything come together and the reaction on people’s faces when it was all done…I had found my calling.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My name is Tashianna Polanco (Tashia for short) and I am the owner of Unforgettable Events SoCal. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and have two daughters 6 and 2 along with our 9 year old Border Terrier Mix DOG-hter! Two of the biggest reasons of why I work so hard on our business are because I obviously love what I get to do and I’m super passionate about it but also to show my daughters to go after their dreams so they learn that anything is possible including being your own boss!

Whoever thinks this job is easy, don’t get it twisted, it’s not! It’s difficult to manage all the stress that comes with planning an event and making sure it runs smoothly. It’s very time consuming and anyone who has ever planned any kind of event knows that. It’s time away from family, the research, the calls, the late nights and early mornings, the crafts so on and so forth…it’s a lot! And not only do you have to worry about your work and making sure your client loves everything but then coordinating with all the other vendors involved such as florals, desserts, backdrops, balloons, catering, venues, insurance, etc…this is why people hire us so they can enjoy their special day and just show up on the day of to have an amazing time!

In the beginning, I was doing a lot of work for free and investing so much money into the business, it was scary! It felt like I was not ever going to make the money I thought I deserved, but other people started noticing me and then it finally clicked! I started to realize my worth and changed my mindset. A big thing was understanding that not everyone was going to be my client and that’s ok! Saying no sometimes is ok if it means keeping my peace not only for myself but for my marriage and family! I saw on someone’s bio that they quoted “know your worth, then add tax!” and I loved it but I also value the fact that our happiness and health (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) is priceless!

My name is Tashianna Polanco (Tashia for short) and I am the owner of Unforgettable Events SoCal. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and have two daughters 6 and 2 along with our 9 year old Border Terrier Mix DOG-hter! Two of the biggest reasons of why I work so hard on our business are because I obviously love what I get to do and I’m super passionate about it but also to show my daughters to go after their dreams so they learn that anything is possible including being your own boss!

We truly go above and beyond to make sure our clients are happy with everything and anyone who has booked with us would agree. I pour my heart and soul into each event and work hard at earning my clients trust to build relationships with them. It is such an amazing feeling when we get a returning client and they tell us “ I trust you, you decide!” It empowers our creativity and is such a compliment to know that they believe in us like that…no pressure though right?!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
You’ll find me mostly at Disneyland with my family! I’m that cheesy mom who enjoys family time and acts like a kid at Disneyland!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mister aka Husband Brian for always supporting me not just financially but emotionally and cheering me on every step of the way! Starting my business, it looked hopeless especially when all I was doing was spending money rather than making money but he was there and didn’t stop believing in me. My sister Talia who told me I have the talent to make it happen! My daughters motivate me to be a great example for going after your dreams no matter what!

Website: www.UnforgettableEventsSoCal.com

Instagram: UnforgettableEventsSoCal

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tashianna-polanco-045656139

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Unforgettableeventssocal/

Yelp: https://bit.ly/UESoCal-Yelp

Image Credits
KLK Photography Hair Face Photography Wandering Free Photography Alyssa Hunter Photography

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