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.
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Domestic status: Married since November 2009 to my high school sweetheart — after 10 years of dating! (Please don’t do the math.) Mama Bear to two sweet boys and a snuggly Bullmastiff, who is also a boy. I’m completely outnumbered.
Best wedding planning advice: 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 their 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, and exploring new areas to find the best bars and restaurants. 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 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!
What people would never suspect about me: I’m first generation American and the first in my family to go to college. My father immigrated from Germany and my mother migrated from Puerto Rico. 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 best friends, and that I’m lucky enough to still be involved in the wedding industry…even after my own wedding is over!