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Attention, brides! We have someone we’d like you to meet. Jackie James is the creator of the one thing no wedding should be without: an insurance policy. James owns Mojuba Wedding Day Emergency Kits, fun little bags filled to the brim with solutions to any and every problem that Murphy’s Law (and Mothers-in-law) can possibly manifest on the big day. We’re talking everything from pre-threaded needles and shoe cushions, to L’Occitaine hand cream and a couture stain removal kit. James has thought of it all, because she’s seen it all. The kits are the culmination of her nearly 20 years of experience planning weddings and events for local bigwigs like Lettuce Entertain You and The Pump Room, as well as for her own wedding-planning business.
Mojuba began with a simple mission: to help brides and grooms experience a magnificent, memorable, stress-free wedding. Ask any couple about their wedding day, and you’ll hear about the fine champagne, the romantic dance, and the kiss-but they’ll also divulge that the bride’s lipstick got smudged, their shoes hurt their feet, or that they made the mistake of eating garlic at lunch.
Bride and Groom Mojuba Wedding emergency kits are luxurious bags that contain a collection of stylish, must-have items that brides and grooms need to feel confident that the wedding day is absolutely perfect for everyone involved.
- Your bridesmaid spills her wine
- Your dress won’t stay up
- The best man nicked himself shaving
- You need to find vendor contracts
- The maid of honor has a run in her stocking
- The groom has dog hair on his tux
- One of the usher’s shoes is scuffed
- The flower girl is rambunctious, and ripped her dress
- Your mother’s hair won’t stay up
With Mojuba, even the smallest challenge that may arise has been anticipated, so when you’re asked about your wedding day, you can say with complete confidence, “It was ‘perfect.”
The Bride and Groom Mojuba Wedding emergency kits have become wedding day essentials by helping to turn these unexpected, unplanned moments into simple moments that pass without worry or concern. We’re proud to be living our mission and helping happy couples every day.
Wedding Day Advice
1. Scuff your shoes.
“I always tell people to do this. The wedding party usually wears news shoes, and it’s so easy to slip—especially if the church or venue is carpeted or if there are stairs to walk down — so I always tell everyone to go outside and scuff the bottoms of their shoes on the pavement before the ceremony starts.”
2. Eat something.
“It sounds so obvious, but brides get caught up in getting ready and they forget to eat, or they’re nervous and don’t want to eat. But it’s so important to have even a little something … especially if you’ll be drinking champagne.”
3. Be prepared.
While James naturally endorses her own emergency kit, she suggests that every wedding party have one in some form. “Something always happens,” she says. “Someone will always lose a button, someone will always get a headache, someone will always get a stain on something. These might seem like little things now, but when your photographer is taking pictures and someone’s strap won’t stay up or the flower girl gets a grass stain, it can be stressful if you can’t fix it.”
4. Give the guys something to do.
James, who also makes an emergency kit specifically for grooms, suggests that ladies give their guys playing cards, or something else to keep them entertained while the bridal party gets ready. “It doesn’t take the guys as long, and they need something to do before the ceremony besides drink!” she jokes. “I’ve seen too many drunken groomsmen.”
5. Let go.
“Plan as much as you can and organize as much as possible, but then on that day just let it go. Things will happen, and the couples I’ve worked with who were the happiest on their wedding days were the ones who just let go and enjoyed themselves.”
Bride Mojuba is a collection of last-minute items that brides need-but didn’t know they needed-on their wedding day.
Bride Mojuba is a sophisticated, chic bag that unfolds to reveal one exquisite item after another, from essential everyday items to indulgent necessities for the bride and her bridal party.
It has a built-in mirror and is easy to throw over a shoulder or carry on the arm.
Whether bought to ease the stress of their own wedding day or given as a gift, brides across the country can breathe a sigh of relief-Mojuba Wedding will prepare them for the unexpected on their wedding day.
Make’s a great gift for any Bride on her wedding day a true must have!
Jackie James, Wedding Expert and Entrepreneur
You don’t know her. But you’ll thank her.
Mojuba was founded in 2008 by Jackie James, an adventurous entrepreneur and event planner. Jackie worked for 20 years planning and executing sensational weddings and events, becoming a treasure for her clients. Jackie was able to design events helping to create vision for her clients, anticipate and fix problems and make sure every moment went off without a hitch. Each wedding and event brought its own inspiration, challenges, and rewards.
After those 20 wonderful but hectic years, Jackie decided it was time for a new adventure in her life. Ambitious and motivated, Jackie gathered research and ideas for years, resulting in overstuffed bins of product ideas and binders bursting with inspiration.
Jackie’s pivotal “Ok, I’m going for it!” moment came from her late brother-in-law. He inspired her to take her passion and problem-solving skills and turn them into something of her own-something that would take her vast experience and creativity to the next level.
Jackie often saw new inventions or concepts and would say, “I thought of that years ago!” Her brother-in-law would counter playfully, “But you didn’t DO it.” He was South African and as a tribute and thanks to him for his inspiration, Jackie discovered the word “Mojuba,” which in some African cultures refers to a bag of magical items that bring joy and happiness, and a prayer of praise and tribute. With this inspiration, Jackie’s business began to fully take shape.
Jackie finds new ideas and inspiration everywhere-from the people she meets, every town (and country) she visits, every magazine she picks up, every company she Googles, and every product she comes across. In developing Mojuba, she worked with major retailers and boutique manufacturers all around the world to find the best and most sophisticated products. Jackie’s bins of ideas and tattered papers have evolved into an incredible, fashionable, essential part of any wedding day.
Ultimately, Mojuba bags were created from an entire world of inspiration-a perfect fit for the charm of these bags.