With Valentine's Day on Thursday, it's the perfect time to introduce the second installment in my local wedding vendor feature: Firefly Floral and Gifts in Waupaca, WI. The owner, Jayne Jansen, has been running Firefly since 2006 and has over 30 years experience in floral design and arrangement.
Name: Jayne Jansen, Firefly Floral and Gifts
What does the average consultation look like?
A new bride-to-be will contact us after she's already found her dress and her bridesmaids dresses so we can make sure the flowers and colors all coordinate together. Once the initial appointment is scheduled, brides usually bring me photos from Pinterest of several different bouquets and we piece it together from there.
What is the starting price for your services?
There are so many outside factors when it comes to flowers (time of year, are they in season, etc.) that it really varies when it comes to bouquets.
What inspired you to work in the wedding industry?
While I've been running this business for twelve years, I have over 30 years of experience in the industry. I love it because it's fun. It gives me a creative outlet and the contents are ever-changing. There's always something new to work on.
One lesson you've learned in this industry?
The customer is always right! Your goal is always to make sure they are happy with the end result.
Best piece of advice for a new bride?
Have fun! Your day will be special no matter what, but remember to slow down and enjoy yourself too instead of getting caught up in all the stress of wedding planning.
Favorite 2019 wedding trends?
Lots of greenery and more natural, organic style bouquets! I can't get enough!
Firefly Floral serves the Waupaca area and also delivers to Amherst, Iola, and Manawa. Jayne also does funerals, events, and "just because" arrangements. They are a member of the Teleflora flower network. They also offer lots of cheeky signs and knick knacks around their store.
Address: 113 E. Fulton Street, Waupaca, WI 54981
Hours: M-F 8a-5:30p, Sa 8a-Noon, Su Closed
Facebook: Firefly Floral and Gifts