Jessica Tretting holding papers, flowers, and a walkie talkie in the woods

Service with a smile!

That’s me, Jess, and I’m all about bringing the fun to wedding planning! Turns out, a degree in Business Management and a minor in Fashion Merchandising, led me to this amazing world of events. Sprinkle in my love for perfecting a cocktail and a good party, and you have the perfect training ground for creating epic wedding celebrations! 

For over 9 years, I honed my planning skills at The Pines Resort, turning their wedding scene from a quiet “I do” to a full-blown party with over 60 celebrations a year! Spoiler alert: it was a blast and I learned so much! Along the way, I snagged 4 Couple’s Choice Awards and even had 3 weddings featured in top wedding blogs like Green Wedding Shoes and Junebug Weddings. 

Now, with my company The Wandering Bride, I’m taking all that experience and turning wedding planning into an adventure – because hey, it should be fun, right? Let’s ditch the stress and focus on what really matters: creating unforgettable memories that’ll make your big day the most epic party ever! 

Married couple looking celebratory
illustration of hiking boots

Here at The Wandering Bride, we are on a mission to normalize the idea of you actually ENJOYING wedding planning AND your wedding day! 

All About the Fun. We believe wedding planning should be a blast, a chance to celebrate your love story with laughter and joy. And maybe a few celebratory cocktails! That’s why we’ll help you navigate the “to-do” list with a smile, throwing in plenty of fun adventures along the way. Think of us as your personal hype squad, keeping the energy positive and inclusive to all love stories, because love is love, and your wedding should reflect that! 

“10 out of 10! Jess was the best wedding planner we could have asked for. She provided great planning materials and timelines and thought of every little detail for logistical planning that we never would have thought of. Jess was calm, cool, collected and made it so that we could just enjoy our day without any stress. She was an incredible LGBT-friendly wedding planner. Her professionalism and inclusiveness is so comforting in a very heteronormative industry and my husband and I were so thankful.” -Daniel

Married couple standing in front of attendees after ceremony