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Inspiring Conversations with Morgan Floyd of Hooch & Honey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Floyd.

Hi Morgan, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I got my first taste of the wedding industry over 15 years ago, working for an amazing local catering company at the age of 16. I was totally mesmerized by how everything worked behind the scenes for these guests and couples to have a wedding experience unlike any other. Then at 19, I accepted a job working at a local country club as their Assistant Event Director where I started learning to plan weddings and totally fell in love with the process of a vision coming to life. A couple of years later, I tried getting out of the planning side “for more reasonable hours” by working at a bridal shop and rental company; But planning just kept pulling me back. Two years ago, I accepted a position at a local venue to be their Venue Manager and In House Coordinator but quickly realized that the tight restrictions of “the way things are done” in the corporate world just doesn’t vibe with my loving, honest and giving nature. When COVID hit, I was actually looking to purchase my first home; which was such a huge deal for me as a single woman. A week earlier with COVID news just starting to stir, I had asked my boss if anything was at risk in my job since I was house hunting alone and didn’t really have a backup plan with help from a spouse if something happened to my income. I was assured that my job was safe and it was a silly question to even ask. However, the next week I was in a home getting ready to put in an offer and got the call that my boss “needed to talk to me”, 2 hours later I was laid off, with no date of being able to return to work. I had already put in my notice at my apartment, now had no income, and was staring in the face of the craziest year of my life.

I moved back in with my mom at 30 (embarrassing I know) since my income was gone, and with tenacity fueled by anger decided it was now or never to start a planning company my way. I knew it needed to be focused and centered on creating individual experiences that really reflect my couples, their styles, and passions all while leaving the world a little better than I found it. I started Hooch & Honey a planning and design firm to create curated and special wedding day experiences for every kind of love.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Hooch & Honey was birthed out of a struggle of the corporate world not caring about its people enough. You work so hard for other people for them to just dismiss you as soon as it’s hard.

I had been told that I shouldn’t go above and beyond for clients unless they paid for it and that just wasn’t my style. I think doing the little things that seem “extra” make such a huge difference in service.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Hooch & Honey is a wedding planning and design firm focused on creating curated and special wedding day experiences for every kind of love.

One of the things I really wanted to focus on was giving back to the community that raised me. Kansas City has always been home so anytime I can give my time and lend a hand I will. So far getting to plan a Wish Upon a Wedding was one of the most rewarding experiences of going out on my own.

I think my design style is really different because I haven’t put myself inside of a box, every wedding I plan/ coordinate looks different and like the couple! I truly believe that it shouldn’t look like me, it should look like them. Sometimes wedding planners get lost in a “type” instead of lost in what would best fit that particular couple because no two are the same.

Planning is really what I love and means the world to me, but having the freedom to also create other design elements for couples is really amazing! I’m taking on more floral clients, design clients, and custom work that is really making Hooch & Honey a different kind of wedding planning experience. My new motto might have to be “if I can’t find it, I’ll build it”.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I tried a lot of different areas of the wedding industry so I could learn the way things work. Because it’s true; “you don’t know, what you don’t know.” I also really loved getting to go to wedding industry events, I’ve super lucked out that the wedding industry is mainly partnerships over competition. But, if you really like someone’s work, just ASK! I have had a couple of people shadow me just from asking if they could!

Pricing:

  • Day of Wedding Coordination – $1,500
  • Semi-Full Planning – $3,300
  • Full Planning – $6,100

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Image Credits
Juliana Noelle Jumper Photography Poemas de Barro

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