With a personality that sparkles even more than that rock on her left finger, Jenna Miller's an energetic and charming addition to the Here Comes The Guide family. Another Guide Bride-turned-staffer, Jenna married her high school sweetheart after a year of scouting out wedding tips and trends online—including finding her wedding venue on (where else?) HereComesTheGuide.com. When she’s not busy glittering up the Here Comes The Guide website, Jenna’s probably getting her cardio on at a local gym—or shopping mall.
Contact Jenna regarding: questions about our Find Ideas section; brand partnerships; and featuring your wedding service on HereComesTheGuide.com.
Domestic status: Married since November 2009. Got hitched to my high school sweetheart after 10 years of dating. Mama Bear to two sweet boys and a snuggly Bullmastiff, who is also a boy. I’m completely outnumbered.
Best advice to brides: I’m going to give a piece of practical planning advice. Put a little number on the back of each RSVP card that corresponds to your own numbered guest list. This way, if one of your guests fails to write names on the RSVP card (it happens more often than you’d think) and all you know is they want the salmon, you’ll still be able to figure out who it is. Genius, I know.
Walked down the aisle to: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. I’m still a total ballerina at heart.
Extracurricular activities: Hanging out with my little family is my favorite thing to do, but I also love dancing, shopping, working out, traveling, exploring new areas to find the best bars and restaurants, and napping whenever I get the rare chance. I also have a branding + web design side hustle called Absolute JEM! I’m super passionate about helping female entrepreneurs build a brand that shines.
Favorite wedding detail: My saucy red bridal high heels. Owww!
Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: Watching Bravo with a glass of red wine (or two).
Guilty pleasures: Reality TV shows, cocktails, shopping, and decadent desserts…though I hardly feel guilty.
Childhood career choice: I wanted to be a movie star and professional dancer! How did that work out? The movie star part, not so well. But I’m happy to report I reached my goal of becoming a professional dancer. I cheered for three seasons as one of Football’s Fabulous Females, The Oakland Raiderettes! I also currently co-direct a professional dance team in my “spare time.”
What people would never suspect about me: I’m first generation American — half Puerto Rican and half German. People can never put their finger on my ethnicity. I’m also a die-hard Raider fan, but that’s no secret.
Favorite quote: “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” —Derek Jeter
What I like most about my job: That my co-workers are also my dear friends, and that I’m lucky enough to still be involved in the wedding industry…even after my own wedding is over!