We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephanie D. Delgado and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stephanie D., how do you think about risk?
I think risks give us learning experiences that we wouldn’t of had otherwise. They also tell you big things about yourself. I had to choose to pursue my creative business over a warm a fuzzy stable 9 to 5 because it’s what makes me smile at the end of the day and it’s what gives me a tiny sense of purpose.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from the others, is that I genuinely throw myself out there unapologetically. My personality is very warm, friendly, gutsy, and outgoing. I am not afraid of what other’s think, and I think it’s getting across to clients and other professionals. I got to where I am today because I wasn’t afraid of JUST STARTING. Putting myself out there as a planner when you have minimal experience is rough, nowhere near easy. I had to learn things the hard way, I had to fight for my spot, and now I am at a place where I don’t see myself doing anything but this. So I have to go hard, now.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Okay! So you’re coming to San Antonio? Wait until April where we have a week long fiesta filled with parades, amazing street foods, drinks, dancing, live music and events, and just a “mardi gras’ vibe! Fly in on a Thursday, wake up on Friday and go to Max & Louie’s for some tasty brunch, then go downtown and ride the river bus tour, see the Alamo, and have dinner on the river. Saturday, go bar hopping downtown with a flower crown and some fun festive gear from the street vendors. Recover on Sunday, and for Monday go shopping at the shops at La Cantera. Tuesdays go to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and stay until the fireworks at 10:30pm! Wednesday visit Sea World, Thursday during the day, go see the Missions, at night go have dinner and drinks at The Moons Daughter, Friday spend the day downtown for a tour of the Ripley’s and Wax Museum. Saturday go to the gay bars at St. Mary’s Strip and go karaoke with the drag queens, baby. On Sunday, fly your culo back home because that’s it!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out to the Facebook group for wedding planners, “Refine for Wedding Planners” because having other wedding planners to relate to give me such a comforting feeling throughout my career. In there, we’re all like family as we help navigate a crazy career. Many of us are in the business full or part time, some of us are moms helping each other through pregnancies, and through tough clients. I see that group as such a game changer for me.
Paty Araujo Branding