Weddings Magazine – Get to Know Your WM Pro: Jennifer Viscosi of Jennifer V Events
Finding the PERFECT wedding coordinator is no easy task and Jennifer Viscosi of Jennifer V Events knows this! With a passion for weddings and years of experience, She understands how important it is for couples to make that connection with their planner and takes this job to heart. Jennifer discovered her love of planning special events working along side of her mom, watching her organize each and every family fete – it was at an early age that she found her calling. Sharing priceless moments with her clients drives Jennifer to make each event exactly as her clients envision and this drive is what sets Jennifer Viscosi apart as a wedding planner.
WM: Where are you from and what do you love most about planning weddings in NC?
JV: I am originally from Long Island but I have spent the majority of my life in Wilmington, North Carolina. I love the state of North Carolina and all the beautiful places it has to offer when it comes to wedding venues. From the coast, to the piedmont, to the mountains, North Carolina literally offers something for everyone! I love being able to travel for work and have clients on the coast, in Raleigh and I have my first wedding in the mountains of Asheville next spring!
WM: What are some of your “signatures” when it comes to weddings?
JV: I absolutely love being a wedding coordinator! I truly enjoy building relationships with my clients and getting to know them and all of the details of their wedding. It’s always so exciting to be a part of their wedding day and see it all come together.
WM: What made you want to become a wedding planner and what do you love about weddings?
JV: When I started my business I actually did not plan on being a wedding planner, as I was starting a party planning business. The more weddings I was hired to coordinate, the more I enjoyed them and quickly realized how much I loved being involved in someone’s special day. I love the flowers and the catered food! I am a huge foodie and love when clients ask my opinion about their menu. As for the flowers, I always secretly hope I can take an arrangement or two home with me!
WM: What advice do you have for brides and grooms when it comes to selecting a wedding planner?
JV: You will want to find a planner who is organized and friendly. You will want someone you can trust to execute the wedding day as you plan, someone who works well with others and will respond back in a timely fashion.
WM: How long have you been a wedding planner?
JV: This summer my business will be 5 years old but I have been planning weddings for 4!
WM: What’s the greatest compliment you’ve ever received yet?
JV: I recently had a bride post this on my FB page- “I recently hired Jennifer to be my Day-of Coordinator for my wedding next year. I cannot say enough about how awesome she is! She is so organized, super quick to respond, gives me the best advice on any questions that I have, and goes above and beyond for me. I honestly cannot imagine not having her and choosing her as my coordinator was easily one of the best decisions I have made in the wedding planning process! You’re the best Jennifer!”
WM: What is one of your most memorable wedding moments as a planner?
JV: I always enjoy watching the first dances. As a mom to a little boy, I always tear up watching the mother/son dance. I can’t help but think of my little guy and the fact that one day he will be getting married and I will be that Mother of the groom one day. Luckily I still have at least another 20 years!