Jet Wed Co. | A New Way To Say "I Do"
Hello & welcome to our little corner of the internet!
I am so excited to finally sit down and write this blog. Jet Wed Co. is something I have been dreaming up for more than a year. When I embarked on the journey of planning my own elopement in Italy's Amalfi Coast, I realized there was truly a lack of resources for non-traditional brides like myself. Even though it was stressful at times and many people did not understand our choice, I can honestly say that eloping in a country I had never been to has been one of the best decisions of my life.
So, how did it all come about?
Growing up in #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, I have had an adventurous soul for as long as I can remember. Although a traditional wedding in a church may make sense for a lot of people, it just did not make sense for me. I wanted something different–something that would accurately tell our love story–that we would treasure for the rest of our lives. With this in mind, we decided to have our ceremony in one of the most beautiful places in the world with only ourselves and our vendors. I knew from the beginning I wanted to plan it all myself, as I've always had a love for special events (I'm probably the only person ever to take their capstone twice for *fun*) and focused heavily on this track during my undergraduate career.
I spent the next year creating budgets, tracking expenses, watching flights, selecting vendors and researching the culture of this beautiful little town along the Mediterranean Sea. I learned so much and I loved every second of it. I found myself making notes every time I couldn't find a resource on Google or had an idea that would be perfect for a friend's wedding. I decided I would, at the very least, begin a blog to share the knowledge I learned along the way.
But, that wasn't enough. After we got back from Italy, I felt so passionate and energized about the possibility of planning other people's dream weddings and elopements abroad. When we posted our photos and the messages started rolling in from brides-to-be hoping for advice to do what we did, I knew there was a real need for my services.
I left my full-time job in August 2018 armed with my corporate event planning experience and ambition to fully launch the venture of my dreams: Jet Wed Co.
Jet Wed Co. Services
I will frequently update this blog with tips, tricks and ideas for anyone interested in saying "I do" in the coolest way ever. Additionally, I am offering full planning services for elopements, weddings and honeymoons as well as day-of coordination. Planning happens primarily digitally, whereas day-of coordination clients will also have me physically in tow at all times during their big day. From nailing down a budget, to taking care of the minute details, I'm here to make it all happen and take stress out of the equation. An in-depth listing of our services can be found here. Strike your fancy? Fill out our Client Intake Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we're a good fit.