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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?
 
Do you love your partner and want to stay married, but you know it could be better? Do you find yourself feeling annoyed and irritated? Is your communication and intimacy dwindling? Are you just too tired and exhausted to work on your relationship anymore? If so, you need an easy way to create more joy and connection in your marriage again. Rachael gives you the tools to simplify love. She'll help you drop criticism, create true connection, and bring back fun and passion to your marriage aga ...
 
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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…
 
Women bear the weight of having a family. From keeping the home running smoothly to planning holidays, choosing doctors, and keeping everyone healthy and whole - 90% of this responsibility falls on us. Patriarchal systems have set it up this way. It’s put men in power and women in the supporting role of that power. Although we’ve come a long way as…
 
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…
 
Face your fears! Step out of your comfort zone!If you’ve been in the self-help world for long, you’ve definitely heard these 2 phrases - over and over.And you’ve also been told to stop hustling and to let go of stress.As women, we want both. We want peace in our lives and we want the freedom to go after our big dreams and the courage to face our fe…
 
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 …
 
You can spin in confusion for years about whether or not you’re just irritated with your partner, or if it’s time to end your relationship. If you’re constantly annoyed and irritated, it’s time to take your power back and start creating your own joy in life again. All those petty annoyances don’t have to take up your valuable brain space and they d…
 
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…
 
The personal benefits of welcoming more humor into your life are enormous. Laughter has been shown to light up the brain's neurons, increase pleasure, and decrease overall stress. And when you bring more laughter and light-heartedness into your relationship it benefits every aspect of your marriage. Laughter is the healing balm that you and your pa…
 
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…
 
So many women want more intimacy and pleasure in their relationship. They want to be able to enjoy connection - emotional and physical with their partner. It can feel like so much is in the way of that. With our own busy lives and our partner's busy lives, raising kids, and dealing with the emotional weight of keeping things running smoothly, is th…
 
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 …
 
Mothering is the hardest job in the world. At least it was for me. Building my own business is a piece of cake when it compares to the exhaustion and sheer desperation I felt at times with loving my 3 kids so intensely.And because mothering can be difficult, it’s normal to want a break from it all. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and question yours…
 
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…
 
Have you ever wanted to make a change in your life so bad that you thought about it nearly non-stop? Yet that’s as far as you get … The dream never left your mind - for long anyway. Because you’re waiting for the motivation to get started. So you continue to wish you were already at the goal. The effort to get there just seems like too much. But wa…
 
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,…
 
In today's episode, you'll hear Day 5 of The Rekindle Your Marriage Workshop. You’ll hear the importance of investing in two of your most important assets: Your mind and your marriage. Studies have shown the best use of one's time and money is in their own emotional wellness and relationships. Your mind and marriage are more important than any mate…
 
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…
 
Many couples don’t always see eye to eye. This can lead to arguing, criticizing, and blaming, which can be detrimental to a healthy relationship. What if you don't have to agree to have a great relationship, though?What if your differences are for your good? What if you can be on the same team ... with totally different abilities and opinions?You c…
 
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…
 
In Day 3 of The Rekindle Your Marriage Workshop, you will learn to take ownership back over your own emotions, actions, and reactions, and ultimately the results in your life. In today's episode, you learn: That you are equals in this relationship. You have a choice (complete autonomy) over whether to be in this relationship or not. How your though…
 
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, …
 
In today’s episode, you'll learn the ground rules for a healthy marriage. When you approach your relationship with the foundation that you are both worthy of total and complete love, you create safety in your marriage. ✅ Safety to get curious about your differences. ✅ Safety to connect and be vulnerable with each other.✅ Safety to have different op…
 
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 …
 
Every couple reaches a point in their marriage where change needs to be embraced. Most of us don't want to leave our marriages, but we are fully aware that things need to change in order to feel fully alive and happy in our relationships. If this resonates with you, it's time to rekindle the love and connection you once felt. And it's time to learn…
 
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…
 
Will is the memoir of actor and musician Will Smith. The memoir provides a glimpse into Will’s life from his days as a child all the way through his struggles in marriage.Cris and I recently listened to the audio version together.There were so many insights on what it takes to have a healthy relationship that we decided to chat about it on the podc…
 
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 …
 
It’s been said that the deepest need in humans is to feel appreciated. And if we tie that to our relationships, I’d agree. One of the most important things to cultivate in your relationship is a habit of appreciation for each other.Appreciation lets us know that we are valued, validated, and seen. And it feels amazing.If appreciation is missing in …
 
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…
 
It’s not uncommon for women to feel like they're the ones responsible for holding it all together. From the home to the kids. From work to making sure everyone gets fed. And the thousands of little (and big) things in between. Most women would say, “If I don’t make sure it gets done, it doesn’t get done.” We manage it all. Sometimes well … and some…
 
In today's 20 minute BONUS Q&A, we're reviewing 10 basic items to look for within your wedding venue contract. This meeting is a follow up to our January 19th BONUS WORKSHOP on shopping for your dream wedding venue. Missed it? Be sure to go back & have a listen! Now of course, every couple, every wedding, and every planning scenario very unique - t…
 
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…
 
When you’re in survival mode as a couple, so much can feel hopeless.Now, I’m not just talking about hustle mode, where you never allow yourself to stop being busy. No, I’m talking about the kind of survival where you feel like something terrible is going to happen if you close your eyes for a minute … if you allow yourself to rest.A traumatic event…
 
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…
 
Some relationship experts will tell you to expect less in your relationship. The reasoning is that if you don’t expect much, then you’ll be less disappointed. There are certain things we expect that can create disconnection in marriage. If we are constantly trying to change our partner so that they can somehow fulfill our happiness, those expectati…
 
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…
 
If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I like to give myself a break. Meditation, intentional breathing, napping … anything that keeps my nervous system balanced. And I’m working towards even more downtime in my schedule. It feels a bit radical, I admit. But I’m on a mission to include rest as regularly, daily, weekly, and exten…
 
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…
 
In this episode, I’m excited to give you Day 1 of the Rekindle Your Marriage Workshop. I offered this 5 Day workshop inside the Facebook Group last week and it helped a ton of women light a flame in their marriage again. We covered everything from making the powerful decision to be all in - to teamwork and taking ownership for how you show up. We a…
 
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…
 
Living in this present moment is critical for a joy-filled life and marriage. We know this. Instead of living our lives now, we spend the present moment worrying about the future and regretting the past. We regret not preparing better. We criticize ourselves for not being as ‘good’ as other families. We judge our own experiences and wish things wer…
 
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…
 
Disagreements about money put out the spark in many marriages. About one-third of married adults say that money is a big source of conflict in their relationships. From paying bills, trying to balance things fairly (whatever that means), saving, budgeting, and making more money, these problems can be the end of a relationship if not dealt with. How…
 
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:…
 
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