Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberley Taylor.
Hi Kimberley, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Hi, I’m Kimberley Taylor founder & creator of The Picnic Chic. It all started with just a few thoughts & ideas written in my journal. I officially launched and stepped out on faith with my business during Covid-19, July 15th, 2021.
I was terrified but I did it. I didn’t know what to expect but I did it! I receive so many inquiries and I was booked for the month of August & September. I’m really doing this! I literally cried to my husband and told him I should’ve been doing this all along.
I’ve always had a passion for decorations, bringing people together, event styling, and florals. My previous boss/ #1 Wedding Designer; Olivia Ward, definitely put that spark in me! I love being creative and having the opportunity to design events that will always be worth remembering. This is what I truly live for!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Personally, I wasn’t sure what this was going to look like, but I knew God was going to guide my business, that alone gave me peace. The most difficult part for me has been pricing. One major learning curve was how to charge for my services. I’ve had to learn how to embrace my business’ value and how to market that well.
It shows the importance of educating the customer on provided services. Other than that, it has blown my mind how much support and interest The Picnic Chic has received. It’s been poppin’, to say the least! Besides pricing, I’ve also had to learn ways of adding value to my clients to each picnic that I’ve created.
Such as how convenient it is to have a portable charging port for our guests to charge their phones ensuring that they are fully charged up to take pictures of their setup. I’ve also had to pivot and learn new and smarter ways of transporting and setting up our picnics.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
The Picnic Chic is a luxury picnic and event service! We set up luxury picnics and create picture-perfect memories for any and every occasion. From birthdays to corporate events, baby showers to small weddings, proposals, or just because you want a picnic – we love to bring our customer’s vision to life!
One thing that makes me most proud of The Picnic Chic is our intentionality. We celebrate purposefully. From the booking process to designing a set-up unique to each customer, 10% of all proceeds are given to organizations supporting foster homes & victims of domestic violence.
I would like for the readers to know that if you’re interested in starting any type of business, Take a leap of faith! It’s YOUR Leap! Just do it! Scared and all! This has been such a growing opportunity to embrace. It’s empowering and liberating to go on adventures.
It has been in those moments that I have experienced more of God’s joy and glory. I hope whoever reads this will be encouraged to take their leap of faith. Never lessen yourself or quiet your passions. God got you!
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
In the next couple of years, I see a lot of big things for The Picnic Chic. Some things we’re currently working on. I don’t want to speak too much about it but It’s going to be simply amazing! Eyes haven’t seen!
I’m just making sure that I continue to work hard and provide my customers with a great experience. Stay tuned!
- Email: Bookthepicnicchic@gmail.com
- Website: https://bookthepicnicchic.wixsite.com/thepicnicchic
- Instagram: @Iamthe_picnicchic
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberley.taylor.10485546