Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Maertchik.
Hi Jessica, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Hi – I’m Jessica! I am a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society and have been working in the wedding industry for seven years now! I started my event career at the most magical place on earth – Walt Disney World! Working in several different event departments at Disney World allowed me to springboard my career in event planning, and I especially enjoyed my time working at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings as an Event Assistant. During that time, I attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a degree in Event Management. Go, Knights! After my journey at Walt Disney World, I spread my wings and left the Disney world and entered the real world of events.
I worked as an Event Coordinator at Puff n Stuff Catering helping couples come up with their special menu for their special day. I then left the company for a higher level entry job- Catering Manager at Mission Inn Resort- a 1,100-acre destination golf resort in Howey-In-the-Hills specializing in weddings. To be a little closer to Orlando, I left and worked for the B Resort & Spa at Disney Springs’ area as a Wedding Catering Sales Manager. At the same time, my colleague Nadine and I started our own Wedding Planning company- Les Petits Details LLC. We have now been opened for a year in a half and have done many beautiful Central Florida weddings and even traveled to Las Vegas and soon to Chicago!
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has mostly been a smooth road. I have always worked hard for what I want! I have shadowed many high-level Event Planners/Managers for very well-known events in Central Florida and have networked to many different events/luncheons to get myself known!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
We work closely with our bride and groom to create unforgettable moments. From the first consultation through the big day, we make sure that the planning process is as seamless as possible and taking care of the details for our amazing couples. We make sure that they know that we are here for them through the whole journey. We want them to be at ease as we bring to life the wedding of their dreams. I am very proud of how far I’ve come! I have worked so hard my whole life to get where I am! My friends would ask me, how are you in the position you are in right now, this young or this early on? I would tell them that while most college students would be going out between them or partying, I would be networking or shadowing an event on my days off for free just so those Managers or Planners would know me, remember me when a position would open up!
What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I would hope to one day be promoted to Wedding Director at my current full-time job at the B Resort, but at the same time, I would also love for our company to sky rock and do amazingly well where we get to travel and plan weddings outside of Orlando and even outside of the US!
- Day of Coordination – $900
- Partial Planning – $1,795
- Full service planning- based on consultation
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.lespetitsdetailsllc.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/les_petits_details_llc/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lespetitsdetailsllc
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