Garine: Hello! My name is Garine, I am the social media manager and marketing manager at Chair Decor. I wanted to first start by asking you a couple basic questions. What is your name, and the name of your company?
Jess: My name is Jess Patullo, my company is JEM Events.
Garine: How long have you been in the industry?
Jess: Over 8 years working under large corporations in the sports and entertainment industry. 2019 was the first year I went off on my own and started @jem__events (Instagram) Jemevents.ca (Website)
Garine: It has been extremely exciting watching you grow within this industry! What are your experiences with Chair Decor?
Jess: Chair Décor is always my go to, not only is the team always so easy and wonderful to work with – they have a great selection of items and rentals to help bring my clients visions to life. Chair Décor is the best when it comes to quality and service.
Garine: You absolutely melt our hearts with these complements, we are so happy to hear all your wonderful experiences with us! What do think the long term impact of COVID will have on the wedding/event industry. what does this mean for the future of the event industry.
Jess: The world has changed substantially with COVID and although it is super easy to dwell on all the negative repercussions and “different” situations that we have to now adapt to when it comes to planning a wedding and event it has been proven that:
1) With an open mind, the help of a planner and great vendors, you can turn around an event over night
2) Cutting back your guest list is now acceptable and people will understand. By having intimate and small gatherings allow for hosts (brides & grooms) to spend quality time with each of their guests.
3) Safety & Health precautions should have always been significant when planning a gathering – now that is has become mandatory it has forced every person involved in the planning process to ensure the safety and well being of each guest is a priority!
Garine: I love your attitude towards this, no need to dwell on all the negative repercussions, there are solutions; are there any exciting new projects you’d like to share in order to celebrate in a creative/safe way during this pandemic?
Jess: Virtual Events are taking off! Specifically, a lot of my clients and I have been planning their Corporate Holiday parties…virtually. It is a great way to spread some joy into everyone’s lives. Starting a virtual event with a special custom gift delivered to the front door of each guest is a special way to personalize the experience. Bring an event to the comfort of your home by sending “Event Packages” that feature, a custom menu, wine, table settings, and a personalized gift.
Garine: Event packages and custom menus right to your home, that is such an amazing idea! We are so excited to see you continue to grow and help couples enjoy their wedding in a safe way!