Today we bring you the always amazing, Jennifer Borgh, to start of our 2015 “Planner of The Month”. Jennifer is a superstar with her mad planning skills. She is a destination guru who focuses on her specialty, Jamaica. Her passion, and no-nonsense approach has won over the hearts of clients and vendors alike. Danielle and I both book our family vacations with her, and know without a doubt that we are in good hands. She goes above and beyond for her clients, and she has a heart of gold. We are proud to introduce, Jennifer Borgh as WPIC’s Planner of the Month.
Name: Jennifer Borgh
Company: Jennifer Borgh Events
Most challenging aspect of starting your business? Too many challenges to list.
– Finding great staff. A lot of money was wasted over the years, trying to find the perfect team and after 5 years, I have finally put together my A team
– Balancing family, marriage and business(this is constantly a work in progress and still haven’t figured this one out)
-Dealing with people. I am VERY lucky to have had very few bridezillas over the years, however the ones that I have had, have been emotionally exhausting. I count my blessings everyday for the amazing couples I get to deal with and feel very lucky to have more good than bad.
When was your moment when you truly felt you made your company successful? I feel this way after every wedding which is why I love my job so much. I have been very fortunate to win several awards over the years and be published in magazines and newspapers which is always a nice reward for my hard work.
How many staff do you currently have? 4 Travel Agents plus our amazing vendors who we work very closely with.
Best moments/memories from one or more wedding(s)? So many tears of joy over the years but my favourite part is when couples realize their wedding was better because they hired me. All the money in the world can’t make up for gratitude and appreciation.
Please tell us some things you have learned over the years that have helped you grow? Not to take things personally. Although, it’s hard to fully ignore this fact, it has come to my attention that some people. Not to watch my competition. I don’t check out their websites, or follow what they do, it helps be focus on my own business and not waste time.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Phew, good question. Possibly living in Jamaica during the winter, doing what I do best. Planning destination weddings in Jamaica!