For a while now, I’ve been wanting to do a vendor spotlight series and just hadn’t gotten around to it. Kelly from Fairytail Planning had emailed me a few weeks ago about their services and they couldn’t of been a more perfect vendor to spotlight first. I mean my love for dogs, wanting clients to incorporate their dogs more into their engagement sessions and Ilana & Kelly have the perfect business to help clients do this!
We met up Tuesday night so I could get some photos of them and of course their “babies”. We
drank started at Skip’s in downtown Dunedin, chatted about everything and then wandered a bit to get a few more photos.
So without further ado….meet Ilana & Kelly of Fairytail Planning!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fairytailplanning (be sure to go give them a like!)
Instagram: https://instagram.com/fairytailplanning (here too!)
What exactly does your business do?
FairyTail Planning is a special event pet sitting business that specializes in a unique type of pet sitting…your wedding! With our experienced background and true passion for animals, we are confident in providing the most fun and memorable experiences to all of our clients. We offer many different packages so that your four legged friend doesn’t miss out on your big day.
Each wedding is a one-of-a-kind experience. We love to personalize each package to fit each couple as well as the pup’s specific needs.
It all starts with a consultation with the couple and their pet prior to the wedding to make sure it is a perfect fit. Once all the details have been worked out and the big day arrives, we bring the pet to and from the wedding in style. Our FairyTail Package includes a dog tuxedo or maid of honor collar rental, transportation to and from the venue and plenty of playtime, water and a full belly before the big moment. Most importantly, we tend to the pet during the ceremony and help with posing during the photo session.
Once the ceremony and photos are wrapped up, we take the pet home or to the location of choice. Additional services are also available, including honeymoon pet sitting, engagement photo packages, and general in home pet sitting.
Brothers on the end…can you tell? lol
What made you decide to get into business?
The idea behind FairyTail Planning actually started a long time ago. We (Kelly and Ilana) both grew up in Tampa Bay and have been best friends since middle school. Since either of us can remember we have been extremely passionate about animals, and spent a lot of time dreaming up ways to bring our love of dogs and event planning into perfect unison. Our dreams have come a long way, from the very first idea of owning a dog rescue farm to the very unique business we’ve started today.
After graduating college at Florida State University, we began our careers in the event planning and hospitality industry with Hilton hotels. This only peaked the inspiration we had held for so long. We watched animal-loving couples struggle to find ways to include their four legged family members as they said their vows, and then ultimately having to leave them behind. This is where our distinct business concept stemmed from. There were no options for those that wanted to include the animals they call family in their special days. However, now there is! With our experienced backgrounds and true passion for animals, we founded a company that could make our dreams and, more importantly, our clients’ dreams come true.
Are you available for travel?
Yes! We simply charge mileage outside of our Tampa Bay/St Pete area.
Can clients use you for other events besides weddings?
Of course! Any event that you want your pet to be a part of, we can handle. We love special requests and will always accommodate however we can.
Are you breed specific or have any restrictions?
No, we love all breeds and sizes!
How far in advance can clients book you?
As far out as they would like! In order to officially reserve your date our payment policy requires a deposit of half your total payment, the second half being due a week before the big day. We have no restrictions on how far in advance or how last minute client’s would like to book, as long as we have it available.
Tell us something about your business that you want clients to know….anything!
During our time living together at Florida State University, we rescued our dogs from a kill shelter in Chipley, FL. We fell in love with two puppy brothers snuggling up together and took them home that day. Kelly’s first dog, Rowdie, and the hound brothers, Grizzie and Cooper, make up the silhouettes that are FairyTail Planning’s logo.
We are licensed, bonded, and insured! Every new client receives a “New Client Packet” to fill out before they leave their pet in our care to make sure they will be happy and healthy. This includes a general information sheet about your pet’s habits, eating schedule, and any other personality traits or history you find important, a key agreement if you are giving us a key to your home, and a vet disclosure in which you give us your vet’s information and how much you are willing to spend just in case anything were to happen so we can make sure your pet gets the best care possible.
And this is Grizzie & Cooper <3