Today we’d like to introduce you to Jade Batangan.
Jade, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. My degree taught me about building relationships and the importance of staying organized in all life’s moments. After all, the magic is in the details.
I successfully worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years, honing my skills in management and networking that I now utilize to make people’s dreams come true, one event at a time.
I have a natural, God-given talent for organizing, planning, and helping others. The oldest of four daughters, I quickly learned how to lead and coordinate festivities from a very young age. I truly feel blessed to call this my “job”.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing in life is perfect, but I am a firm believer in the verse from Philippians, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”. I have 2 young kids (Hartley 5 years old and Oakley 3 years old), so I know all about the frustrations that comes along with being a mommy and running a business. I work hard to stay positive and let that shine through my work, my life, and my relationships.
My biggest struggle along the way has been learning to manage work-life balance. Mommy guilt used to be an ongoing strive for me, but I have learned that to be the best mom I can be, I need a creative outlet. I need to create timelines, mood boards, and schedule cake tastings, that’s me! It may seem so tedious to some, but it’s my passion to make sure all my brides and grooms get their fairytale wedding.
Please tell us about Events by Jade.
I am the owner and creative director of Events by Jade. To put it simply, I plan beautiful weddings… I book appointments with vendors, manage budgets, create floor plans, help with design, generate timelines, and make sure I do everything in my power to get the bride and groom down the aisle not a minute late.
I am also on the board of the Professional Wedding Guild of Fort Worth as Membership director and take an active role at networking events.
I plan weddings, luncheons, baby showers, birthday parties, Christmas parties… really, if there is a reason to cue the confetti, I can help plan it!!!
The thing that I am most proud of is starting up a business from scratch. My first website I made myself (with the help of my wonderful in-house computer guy/husband, Marc). I figured, I won’t know if I can grow this business successfully if I don’t at least give it a try. I haven’t looked back since…
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would have left my anxiety at the door. I wouldn’t have worried about the “what if’s”. I would have have kept my eyes focused on what if this works, what if I can make it on my own, what if I can be successful.
- My packages start at $1,775 for my Month-of coordinating package.
- Website: www.eventsbyjade.com
- Phone: 817-715-5233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eventsbyjadeb/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eventsbyjadeb
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