Dear friends and patrons,
ize for the short notice of this announcement, but we have come the conclusion that after a year of putting Vintage Vivant on as a monthly event, that in order to be able to continue entertaining you all, we must switch to doing VV only every other month. The sad truth is that, without the enduring support of our community, we simply cannot afford to put so much effort, time, energy and money into creating such elaborate parties. If you love Vintage Vivant, and want to see it continue, you have to come out for it when it happens, and if you really love us, you’ll help us spread the word! It breaks our hearts to be forced into this decision, but at this point, we see no other option, other than to stop doing it all together.
We understand that perhaps you guys might get burned out from having such a fancy event every month, or overwhelmed with the idea of constantly having to come up with something fabulous to wear, or possibly people just take it for granted that they can always come next month if they miss one, or are feeling too broke to go. The reality for us, though, is that while most of our parties are very well attended, after we pay our our performers and crew, we end up with barely enough to cover our expenses and usually end up paying ourselves a pittance. Some of our parties have been huge, and we do well – but that barely covers us for the months when we end up with hardly anything. We both own our own businesses, and have lots of other projects going on, so busting our butts for almost nothing every month is really starting to take its toll. Vintage Vivant is a special night that includes DJs, Burlesque, Musical Performances, a Photo Booth and much more. We need to ensure that our bases are covered so that we may compensate our staff with a fair wage at the end of the night, and also, as hostesses, be compensated for our time creating, promoting and hosting the event.
The only real solution we can see to this issue, is to start doing Vintage Vivant less frequently – starting with every other month. We love doing this party, and we know that our community here in Austin also loves it, but without a guarantee of being able to cover our bottom line, it’s just not feasible for us to continue putting VV on as a monthly. Our plan is for Vintage Vivant to be held every other month, skipping this month, and starting with April, and to continue on even numbered months (April, June, August, October, December, etc).
We count on your continued support, and hope that we will see you out at the next Vintage Vivant on Sunday, April 29th – we will be honoring the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with an Underwater Fantasy Ball! Please come in your best mermaid, sailor, elegant Edwardian or fantastical ocean creature attire!
with much love,
Angeliska + Amelia
p.s. Just a note about attire – we know some of you may get intimidated at the idea of coming up with something appropriate to the theme every month, but dressing up is meant to be fun, not scary or a hassle! We would SO much rather just see your face out at our parties, even if you aren’t dressed to the nines! Slap on a black dress, or the suit you wore at your sister’s wedding, or a burlap sack – it’s not about how you look, it’s about having a good time. If dressing up is fun for you like it is for us – go for it! If not, we hope you’ll still come out and dance with us!