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Get ready to experience the ALL NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value, and ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration of your dreams! Welcome to the WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST, where we say “NO” to the $72 billion dollar wedding industry, and we say “YES” to a more joyful engagement season where your mindset, values & wedding strategy are all in perfect alignment with YOU. Ready to get started?
 
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Please, save yourself the stress & avoid these TEN wedding planning "blind spots" at all costs! FULL BLOG POST & links from today's episode available here: www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/blindspot Over the past 4 years of producing the Wedding Planning Podcast, one of my favorite pieces of feedback from you is some variation of, “WOW, we never would…
 
Today’s convo is a wedding planning strategy GEM! We’re going to cover every single last little thing that should be included within your wedding venue contract. If you’ve already booked a venue and signed a contract, I’d suggest pulling out your actual document & sticking around for today's convo to be sure that all the key items are addressed. Yo…
 
Most engaged couples fail to plan for the sneaky little expenses that start to appear in the final months before the wedding. Today we’re going to cover a sampling of these unexpected budget busters, so that you're not caught off-guard - stuck making impulsive last minute decisions out of stress or lack of information. A special THANK YOU for suppo…
 
The cost of food & drinks can be a huge source of frustration when planning your wedding. I can’t tell you how many messages I get from couples who are utterly horrified by the per person fee for dinner & drinks - and rightfully so! Today we’re going to explore setting up your own appetizer spread, and I think you’ll be blown away by the savings. T…
 
Today's show is THE ultimate guide to wedding reception speeches! Together we'll review: Who gives a speech / toast at the reception? Should we give direction about topic, tone, & length? When should the speeches take place? In what order? I’m worried about inappropriate content - what should we do? How many speeches is too many? What if someone ha…
 
Today we're reviewing SIX important guidelines for working with your friends and/or family members who are offering their skills & talents for your wedding. Your cousin bakes cakes. Your neighbor is a photographer. Your co-worker plans weddings "on the side". Your roommate from college is a DJ. So, should you rely on their services for your wedding…
 
Hosting a multi-day, multi-event WEDDING WEEKEND is hands down the best way to host a UNIQUE and MEANINGFUL wedding celebration that’s full of opportunities to connect and spent QT with your closest loved ones. Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re going to highlight 3 major mistakes that couples make when planning a long wedding weekend cel…
 
Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re doing an overview of universal questions and research tips that are designed to help you hire your dream team of WEDDING VENDORS. You’ll come away from today’s show ready to find the best product, at the best price, and from the vendor who you most naturally CLICK with. Whether it’s an officiant, a weddi…
 
Lots of engaged couples are working with a small wedding budget and feeling completely overwhelmed, so they turn to free wedding checklists and timelines to stay organized … thinking all these freebie resources are the key to pulling off an incredible wedding for not a lot of money. But, what most couples never realize is that mindlessly following …
 
Being the "Overwhelmed Engaged Couple" is not a ton of fun. They say things like, "wow, our whole wedding day FLEW BY and we barely had a chance to enjoy it." This couple feels panic every time a new vendor quote comes in. Overwhelmed every time they open their email or even think about all the items on their checklist. Dread over finding out how m…
 
A universal truth? Your wedding day will FLY BY. Having a well-thought out, well-planned WEDDING DAY TIMELINE is critical to keeping the day organized, and flowing stress free. In this featured episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re actually reviewing & creating two separate timelines: The DAY-OF TIMELINE, including all the events between w…
 
Your WEDDING CEREMONY is undoubtedly the most important part of your wedding day celebration - it's literally the WHY of every single thing we touch on here on the Wedding Planning Podcast! Welcome to WEEK 11 of the Engagement Season BONUS SERIES here on the Wedding Planning Podcast. This week's bonus wedding planning workshop is designed to focus …
 
The "Wedding Reception Entertainment" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, no…
 
The "Wedding Reception & Ceremony Decor" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign,…
 
The "Wedding Day Catering" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing ob…
 
Creating a simple, info-packed WEDDING WEBSITE is the easiest, most hassle free way to easily share information with your wedding guests. Join me today for a detailed wedding planning workshop on exactly how to create an amazing wedding website - zero technical skills required! To get started, choose your wedding website design from an incredible c…
 
The "Wedding Photography + Videography" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, …
 
The "Wedding Dress Shopping" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing …
 
The "Choosing Your Wedding Party" bonus workshop has been archived and is only available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, n…
 
When’s the last time you hosted an event for 100 of your closest friends & family, and YOU footed the entire bill? If you like most of us, probably NEVER - until now. Ahhhhh yes, weddings, are, so, expensive. But your engagement season doesn’t have to be a nonstop feeling of dread everytime you look at your bank account, or constant gross feelings …
 
The Hiring a Wedding Planner BONUS WEDDING PLANNING WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to …
 
This BONUS WEDDING PLANNING WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligat…
 
The Wedding Venue BONUS WEDDING PLANNING WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, no on…
 
Today's BONUS WEDDING Q&A show is designed to show you exactly how to have all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you actually have in the bank. Sounds pretty amazing, right??? Let's face it, you’re overwhelmed & struggling with your wedding budget if any one, two, or maybe even three of these sound fami…
 
The Wedding Budget BONUS WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation…
 
Join thousands of INTENTIONAL + JOYFUL engaged couples who know that the wedding celebration of their dreams is possible ... even if right now, planning an entire wedding feels a *little bit* overwhelming! Be sure to hit FOLLOW wherever you listen, and each Wednesday you'll enjoy a FREE, down-to-earth, straight-to-the-point wedding planning "meetin…
 
You want to host THE MOST meaningful, fun, unforgettable wedding that any of your friends & family have ever been to. Simple enough, right? Riiiiight. The trouble is, sometimes our "champagne dreams" really clash with our beer budget. Most couples don’t have a 6-figure wedding budget, can’t afford to hand over a blank checkbook to a full service ev…
 
Today we’re going to review your Ultimate Engagement Checklist, packed with 12 super fun “must do’s” to launch into your wedding planning journey! I mention lots of links to more info and past show titles / dates in today’s convo, and I put together a complete wrap up of everything in this jam-packed post on our website. Want to automatically recei…
 
Delicious & beautiful wedding favors for just $0.50 each??? Yes, please! Today we're hitting the road for a quick shopping trip and meeting in my kitchen for a really fun, affordable & easy wedding DIY project. At the end of today's show, you'll know exactly how to make professional-quality, hand dipped gourmet pretzel sticks to share with your wed…
 
You’ve done months (maybe even YEARS) of wedding planning & preparation, and the big day is finally almost here! Last stop? Rehearsal dinner. This week we’re reviewing everything you need to know for planning & hosting this extra special night with your family & friends. We cover everything from the ceremony rehearsal itself to practical tips for h…
 
Would you volunteer to host a holiday party for 40 people and then rush out to the store with no menu planned & no shopping list? No! You’d sit down and plan out a menu of app's & drinks, look up some recipes, and then make a detailed list of exactly what you need to buy. So why on earth would you head out to a wedding show / bridal fair with absol…
 
This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is a collection of wedding questions & situations submitted by members of my digital wedding planning package​, The VAULT.​ Membership includes the priceless benefit of submitting your wedding questions for feature on these monthly "Ask Me Anything" shows, and this week we're discussing in detail:…
 
Creating your wedding reception seating chart can QUICKLY become one of wedding planning’s biggest pains. Between crazy family members, divorces, step-parents, hook-up’s gone wrong, introverts, extroverts and lots of alcohol - your seating chart can quickly begin to feel like a jigsaw puzzle from hell. This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’…
 
“I’m struggling with imaging how all of my wedding reception decorations will look together - flowers, signs, decorations, tables, etc. Any tips for making sure all my little decisions fit together in the end?” If you’re like most of us, you're not a full service wedding or event designer (and hiring one isn't in the budget!). So how can we trust t…
 
Have you ever been to a small wedding reception with magical ambiance and thought, "wow, this is great but it would be so much more meaningful if there were 300 additional people here?" I’m guessing the answer is NO. So why do feel so much pressure to host a huge wedding, invite everyone we know, spend all the money on all the things, and stress ou…
 
This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is a collection of wedding questions & situations submitted by members of my digital wedding planning package​, The VAULT.​ Membership includes the priceless benefit of submitting your wedding questions for feature on these monthly Q&A shows, and this week we're discussing in detail: Should we bot…
 
Today we’re going to chat about a handful of ways when trying to save money on your wedding can totally BACKFIRE. BONUS >>> Come behind the scenes with me in a bonus episode, "Taking a Chance on a Rookie Wedding Vendor", when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. Aside of college educati…
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're going to sort out some misconceptions and FAQ's about wedding planners and day of coordinators. BONUS >>> Join me inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT for a special bonus meeting on training a friend or family member to act as your Day Of Coordinator. Sign up for your FREE 3-DAY TRIA…
 
This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is a collection of wedding questions & situations submitted by members of my digital wedding planning package​, The VAULT.​ Membership includes the priceless benefit of submitting your wedding questions for feature on these monthly Q&A shows, and this week we're discussing in detail: DIY Invitatio…
 
Are you drowning in wedding "etiquette" & "rules"? Everyone has an opinion on invitation wording, cash bars, inviting kids, and what traditions absolutely SHOULD be included in the wedding day. Today, let’s take a step back, and reframe things ... starting with your WEDDING MINDSET. Where wedding planning can get overwhelming is when our expectatio…
 
A fun piece of feedback I hear from you, especially after our wedding Q&A shows, is “wow, we never even would have thought of that!” Today I 'm revealing a list of 12 wedding details that are really easy to overlook ... and being on top of them can literally change the course of your wedding day. These little "aha moments" can stack up quickly and …
 
"How can we reign in our wedding planner? Our venue includes a coordinator for the rehearsal and wedding day, and initially I was pleasantly surprised by how accommodating and informative she is. Since the initial relief and excitement of finding and booking the perfect venue, we’re starting to realize the huge task ahead of us in terms of booking …
 
This week I have a mailbox full of your wedding planning questions to answer, on everything from what the moms should wear, budgeting with $5000, using a rental property as a venue, and lots more popular topics that have come up in the past few weeks! Most of these questions come from members of my digital wedding planning package, where one of my …
 
Our goal this week on the Wedding Planning Podcast? To save YOU $3,650 on your final wedding bill! We could literally talk for hours about all the pretty things you see on Pinterest & Instagram that do not HAVE to be a part of your wedding celebration. In the interest of time, I’ve chosen EIGHT wedding elements that I would suggest skipping - or sc…
 
STREAMLINE + SIMPLIFY has been a tagline for the WPP literally since I created the show way back in 2015. (Look closely, it's even on our logo!) Not only are these two of my favorite words in the English language - that I try and live by in ALL aspects of my life - more specifically, they perfectly summarize my approach to wedding planning. Every s…
 
How are you supposed to manage all the stress of daily life ON TOP OF trying to plan a wedding on our own, with a million different opinions, options, and outside factors pulling me in a million different directions? While I cannot send your future mother in law to therapy, or predict the future of an ever-evolving pandemic virus that has put life …
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re demystifying the world of wedding insurance, permits and licensing. It all seems like a big, scary topic so we're bringing it all down to very simple terms and easy tasks that you can check off your list, typically with a few simple phone calls or clicks. Visit the FULL BLOG POST with bonus links her…
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, enjoy an all-new Wedding Q&A featuring your questions from email & Instagram! Topics we're discussing include: Venue deposits & shopping help, Advice for a second wedding, Booking hotel room blocks, Receiving line alternatives, Alternatives to expensive wedding DJ, & so much more! To submit questions for a…
 
If you’re the type of couple who values connection and meaningful time spent with the people you love the most, then a 3-5 day DESTINATION WEDDING might be the perfect set up for you! Close your eyes and imagine a packed ballroom with blaring music, flashing lights, and going around to 30 different tables saying a quick hello to each one of your we…
 
You’ve found the perfect wedding dress - congratulations!!! Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re doing a thorough review of all the "post-dress shopping" to-do items. Our conversation covers the dress alterations process in detail, including pricing, money-saving tips, a timeline for when to get started, and alternative options for having y…
 
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