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Today’s wedding planner interview is with Jessica of Jessica Wonders, LLC, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Hi! I am Jessica Wonders, the owner of Jessica Wonders, LLC a Twin Cities based wedding and event planning company. We focus on quality over quantity to really give each and every client the one on one experience that they deserve.

Read the full interview after the cut!

Meet a Wedding Planner in Saint Paul, MN: Jessica Wonders, LLC (1)Photo Credit: Geneoh Photography

How did you get into wedding planning?

My journey to wedding planning started long before my company started. I remember researching how to break into the business years before actually taking the plunge. I always wanted to be a business owner and was just waiting to find my niche. Then I got engaged, spent a year planning my own Alice in Wonderland themed wedding and helped friends plan their own weddings as well. That’s when I took the plunge!

Meet a Wedding Planner in Saint Paul, MN: Jessica Wonders, LLC (2)Photo Credit: Noelle Bakken Photography

What’s your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of wedding planning is helping couples begin their forever.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?

The biggest lesson I have learned is that wedding planning is very, very, hard work and is not for the faint at heart. You must have a thick skin, and a lot of caffeine ;)

Meet a Wedding Planner in Saint Paul, MN: Jessica Wonders, LLC (3)Photo Credit: Lindsay Nicole Photography

What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

When I am not wedding planning, you can find me either with my own dogs and family or volunteering with dog rescue. I call myself a wedding planner by day, and dog rescuer by night!

Any great stories from working with a client?

Oh the stories! You might not believe some of the crazy thing’s I have seen and heard! The greatest story I have was when my team and I were working a 17 hour wedding day on an Island that was on a lake in WI. The day/night ended with a groomsmen seeking out myself and my team for “hugs” after he had jumped (fully clothed) into the lake. It was hot out so we didn’t mind the little cool down!

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What is your current favorite color combination?

My current favorite combination is anything with hints of gold!

Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I am loving the amount of greenery that florists are using these day’s! I am hoping the use of chalkboard signs is coming to an end soon.

Meet a Wedding Planner in Saint Paul, MN: Jessica Wonders, LLC (4)Photo Credit: Kendra Oxendale Photography

What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning?

Plan as much as early as you possibly can. Not only will it save you money but it will save you stress and allow you to enjoy all of the fun activities that take place prior to but close to the wedding day!

Thanks Jessica! For more information about Jessica Wonders, LLC, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

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