This month on our vendor appreciation series, we interviewed Jackie James with Mojuba to learn what’s behind the best wedding survival kits in the industry. We could not do what we do without the help of our fellow friendors!

Tell us about yourself: What are your hobbies, interests, and passions?

I love anything design related such as gardens, home décor, architecture, and anything beautiful. I love to entertain, exercise, theatre, and spending time with my family. Ever since I was I’ve sought a creative outlet and still do whether it be home improvement or cooking. So far my husband and I have flipped one house, designed three of our own, and I’m currently attempting to master Indian cuisine. My favorite hobbies are entertaining, exercise, theatre, movies, spending time with my family and traveling as often as possible.

What made you want to start your own business?

My backstory is that I was always in this industry. I went to Michigan State for hotel and management and then worked for a caterer in Chicago. I worked in a hotel and was the director of catering at the Pump Room. I then moved on to be the director of sales in a specialty linen company where I worked exciting events for big names such as Michael Kors and Donna Karan. I then started my own event business where I planned weddings and corporate events. After doing so many weddings and having four kids, I decided to design bride and groom survival kits.

How long have you been in the business?

Let me age myself…haha. 25+ years.

What sets Mojuba apart from your competition?

Honestly, I would say it’s the quality and quantity. It’s so important to me to have quality products so I wanted it to be more of a boutique experience. Along with the kit having unique aspects such as multi-purpose and organizational features, the package is beautiful and can be used as a keepsake box. My kids helped me come up with that when they asked about my wedding. It’s a way for a bride to store mementos from her wedding and one day show her children. I also contact each person with an order to see if there’s any specific requests. You don’t normally get that personal contact online anymore which is something I have come to find my clients truly value.

What service does this offer clients?

Honestly, I would say it’s the quality and quantity. It’s so important to me to have quality products so I wanted it to be more of a boutique experience. Along with the kit having unique aspects such as multi-purpose and organizational features, the package is beautiful and can be used as a keepsake box. My kids helped me come up with that when they asked about my wedding. It’s a way for a bride to store mementos from her wedding and one day show her children. I also contact each person with an order to see if there’s any specific requests. You don’t normally get that personal contact online anymore which is something I have come to find my clients truly value.

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends you see coming for wedding emergency kits?

Things can go in and out of trend quickly so I think it’s important to stick to the basics while keeping my eye out for new products! I mostly try to keep up with lifestyle and weddings trends that can improve the kit’s utilitarian purpose and design. For example, I made the grooms bags where they can be messenger bags or a briefcase with a dopp kit and the brides bag with a handle and hook.

Where can people follow your work?

You can follow @MojubaWedding on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. You can also follow my blog which can be found on my website, https://mojuba.com. I’m responsive to email so anyone with questions can reach me at jackie@mojuba.com.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about the vendors that make it all possible! Keep up with us monthly as we showcase our brides’ favorite businesses to work with!

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