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Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events is a wedding planning company based in Bradenton, Florida that services the surrounding Tampa area. Kelly Kennedy seeks to provide a stress-free planning process not only to the couple, but also to the parents, family and the bridal party. She offers an initial consultation to allow you to get to know her and see if she is a good fit to help plan your dream wedding.

Experience
Owner Kelly Kennedy boasts over 12 years of professional experience in the event industry. She graduated with a degree in hospitality management from the University of Florida in 2006 before starting her career in catering sales at a high-end country club. She has since assisted with planning and managing hundreds of weddings, galas, parties and other events. She uses her knowledge and experience from working in the catering and events industry to help plan and execute weddings seamlessly.

Services Offered
Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events offers three wedding planning packages, a wedding management package, a partial planning and design package and lastly a full-planning package. The wedding management package starts six weeks prior to the wedding, allowing last minute details to be handled by the professional planner. Planning services can include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Guest list
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,300

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$200

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Rachel
Rachel R. Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding planner EVER

Oh my goodness I could write a book on how much we loved Kelly and her team! She made wedding planning a breeze. She is organized, positive, and focuses on her clients. We had partial planning, and it was the best decision we made during the planning process asking her to be our planner. She recommended amazing vendors who were within our budget, answered our many questions, and the day of the wedding, Kelly and her team had everything set up and ready to go. My husband and I talk about how relaxed we felt about the flow of events on our wedding day, and I credit her team for the smoothness of our wedding! We cannot recommend her enough! Thank you Kelly for helping us have the wedding of our dreams
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Kyle C. Married on 04/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

KKWE are the best!

Kelly and her team were phenomenal! We chose Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events to help us as we were planning a wedding from out of state. Planning a wedding is stressful and KKWE really made things smooth for us. They were professional, organized, punctual, informative, and accommodating. KKWE helped to keep our ideas aligned with our budget and they went the extra mile to make sure we were thoroughly satisfied with all of our decisions. The KKWE team has relationships with multiple different vendors / suppliers and helped provide us options for every decision that we needed to make. And if there were some things we were unsure of, Kelly kept pushing to find what we needed or reassured us that everything would execute to our liking. The day of the wedding Kelly and her team worked their butts off in the Florida wind and rain to make sure everything was perfect. KKWE transformed a beautiful venue that they found into the perfect ceremony and the most fun reception atmosphere for a killer party that everyone enjoyed. I couldn't imagine working with anyone else now that it is all over. In addition to the wonderful service that KKWE provided, Kelly was such a warm and caring person it felt like we were working with someone we had known for years. I highly, highly, highly recommend working with the KKWE team! They get a 10 out 10, and all the stars!
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Arusha H. Married on 03/12/2023
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Pick kelly as your wedding planner!

Kelly came highly recommended by one of our vendors and I could not be happier that she was our wedding planner. I chose the partial planning wedding package because I knew I wanted to be involved in the planning process, however, it was important to me not to be stressed on the wedding day as well. Kelly was extremely responsive and after the first month of knowing her, it was like she was one of my friends! Not only was Kelly extremely responsive to my texts/e-mails, she really helped ease my anxiety when I would get stressed out about the planning process. Kelly also was amazing with helping to guide me with which vendors to choose. On the day of my wedding, she made sure to make my vision come true! My wedding was everything I could have ever wanted and MORE! She and her team made our wedding day absolutely seamless and stress-free! She was in contact with all of my vendors, made sure they were there on time, and answered any questions they had regarding the venue. Kelly was always communicating with me, my husband, and our families throughout the wedding day and made sure everything was running on time. Afterwards, Kelly and her team made sure all of our wedding day items that we had brought were packed safely into our car! I highly highly recommend Kelly to plan her wedding. She is passionate about her job, creative, and extremely organized.

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