Meet Jessica Bishop of the Budget Savvy Bride!!!
Jessica Bishop is the creative director + founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, an online resource to help couples all across the world plan a beautiful wedding they can actually afford.
Jessica has been nationally recognized as a Budget Wedding Expert, and regularly shares her money-saving tips and tricks with outlets such as BRIDES, About.com, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and more.
Jessica lives in New York City with her husband Eric and their two rescue dogs, Knox and Zooey.
Hey y’all! I’m Jessica Bishop and I’m the founder and editor of The Budget Savvy Bride, a resource website that helps couples plan a beautiful wedding on a budget they can actually afford.
What type of products of services does your company offer?
My website is the platform for my business. I partner with brands and businesses to help them reach couples who are planning weddings by creating relevant, helpful, and inspiring content to appeal to our audience.
How did you get started with The Budget Savvy Bride?
I was planning my own wedding with limited funds and was coming up short when it came to finding inspiration for a lower budget wedding. I started the site during my planning process and started sharing tips, ideas, and inspiration along the way and the site grew to attract many readers who were facing the same challenge. I realized that this was an audience that needed to be served. I sold my first ad about a year after I launched, and eventually left my day job a few years later to focus on The Budget Savvy Bride full time.
What’s been the hardest part about starting your own business?
There have been many challenges along the way but everything is a learning process. I think the biggest challenge for me has been letting go of certain things and getting help in order to grow the business. The site is kind of like my baby, so it was tough to let go of certain aspects but it’s all been for the best and I only wish I’d started outsourcing sooner!
When feeling stressed or overwhelmed, what do you do to unwind and refocus?
When I’m feeling burnt out or overly stressed, I try to take an intentional break. ! I think it’s so important to take time for ourselves in order to do our best work. I try to disconnect from social media, take a walk around my neighborhood, read a book, or take a bath and have a glass of wine! I also love doing a craft project or something artistic just to refocus myself creatively.
What resources have you found helpful in blazing your own trail?
Too many to name! I’ve learned so much from the conferences I’ve attended and by building a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. I love listening to podcasts like The Lively Show, Creative Empire, Smart Passive Income and many others. I’ve benefited greatly from courses like Marie Forleo’s B-School as well.
What advice do you have for today’s millennial professional?
Find something you’re passionately interested and pursue it. Be adaptable and forward thinking. There is something to be learned from every person and every experience. Work hard to find your tribe, they’ll be your support system when things get tough. Be kind and work hard, but don’t forget to make time to enjoy life, too.
How can our readers connect with you?
I’m a social butterfly and you can find me on all of these sites: