Name: Kelley Kennedy
Business Name: Teacup Floral
Industry Category: florist
What are some common mistakes you see couples make while preparing for their wedding?
Buying decor and supplies before planning their wedding. Often it’s because a friend or family member just got married and doesn’t need them anymore, so they get them at a low price, but many times they end up being more of a burden because they don’t fit the venue or desired look of the wedding itself.
If you could give couples one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t forget to eat (on the big day). You'd be surprised how many people don’t eat due to nerves/adrenaline. The hunger strikes hard when that final guest leaves & now all the delicious food you spent hours deciding on & thousands paying for is gone!
What don't couples know about your business category that they need to know?
Not to be intimidated by flower names & seasons. Just show the pros what you love and we'll take care of the rest! Flowers should be the fun part!
What is one question a couple should be asking that they don't know to ask (specific to you or in the general planning sense)?
Ask the pros how they'd approach a situation (budget, etc.) if it was their own wedding.
What sets you apart from other vendors in your field?
I pride myself on getting my clients the most bang for their buck. There are tons of ways to save money and still have a gorgeous dream wedding.
Tell us about your favorite wedding that you've been part of.
One of my favorite weddings was a wonderfully creative and crafty family I had the pleasure to work with. They collected antique vases, napkins, etc. for their tables, tons of special touches when it came to the hand-painted seating chart, cross-stitched table numbers, moss-covered monograms & I had the pleasure of adding beautiful flowers to all of it! I even got to decorate their adorable basset hound's collar and leash for the ceremony!