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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?
 
If you are a bride or groom searching for inside tips on how to make your dream wedding day come to life, you are in the right place! From the pros behind Bustld, we bring you the ultimate wedding planning podcast, Every Day I’m Bustlin’. Every other Tuesday, husband-wife team and co-founders, Ryan and Samie Roberts, sit down to laugh, chat, and guide you through all things wedding planning. All brides and all grooms planning a wedding can tag along to learn how to make all of the big and sm ...
 
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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…
 
Today's workshop-style BONUS MEETING is designed to magically make possible all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you have in the budget. Sounds amazing, right??? Welcome to Week ONE of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast! Nope, this is not your average wed…
 
Hey there, it’s Kara, Producer & Host of the WPP, and a HUGE congratulations on your engagement! First things first - I would LOVE to see photos of your ring and that special moment when you said YES, so please follow & tag me - @weddingplanningpodcast - on Instagram, I can’t wait to “meet” you, your partner, and take a look at all those fun memori…
 
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…
 
Planning a wedding is a tough task. Planning a destination wedding can seem like an insurmountable task. You’ve got some people saying that you need to hire locals to plan your wedding. Some say you need to plan every minute of your wedding experience. Does this all seem too extreme? Today we are joined by wedding planner Vanessa Smith of Mountain …
 
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…
 
It’s no surprise that in this day and age, we have seen many trends and wedding fads come and go. Today we talk all about venues and how they have changed over the years and where we see venue trends going in the future. In this episode, we divide traditional venues, DIY venues, and destination venues and offer pros and cons of each. We often see p…
 
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…
 
Probably one of the most underrated “big decisions” of the wedding planning experience is whether or not to have open seating. You have the divorced parents and the friends fighting... Is it worth making a whole wedding decision over? In today’s episode, we dive right into whether or not open seating is a must or a bust. With our experience in the …
 
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…
 
Wedding season is among us and today I am joined by Ruben Velazquez from RIU Hotels and Resorts as we discuss ever-so-dreamy destination weddings! If you are considering a destination wedding even a little, today’s episode is a must. Destination weddings can come with a lot of uncertainty or what-if’s, but have no fear! Having been in the business …
 
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…
 
In the world that we live in today, COVID-19 can be a real threat to brides, grooms, and their VIP’s. Here at BUSTLD, we are dedicated to helping you make your wedding day one that is unforgettable. More than that, we are here to provide you with the best ways to keep your wedding safe and still fun. In today’s episode, we sit down and answer all o…
 
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…
 
Thinking about having a food truck at your wedding? Today, the owners of Cousins Maine Lobster sit down with us to talk all about their journey as food truck vendors. As seen on Shark Tank, this duo has been in the business for 10 years and has food trucks stationed all across the country, If you want to know how to better personalize your wedding,…
 
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…
 
Do you ever have those moments where you just wish you had thought something through just a little more? For me, it was the banquet chairs at my wedding. Does anyone other than me remember that? Probably not, but our job here at Every Day I’m Bustlin’ is to make sure that you don’t have the same wedding regret that we have. In this episode, Lauren …
 
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 …
 
Lions and tigers and bears … and dogs? Oh my!! Join us as we sit down and talk with celebrity dog and animal trainer, Nicole Ellis, about how to involve your favorite four-legged friend on your special day. Not sure how to involve them? Afraid your fluffy pal will get cold feet? Just want to make sure you get enough puppy practice and preparation f…
 
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…
 
Bridesmaids and groomsmen… you love them but are they stressing you the heck out or are they helping your wedding day become all that you’ve dreamed of? In this episode, you’ll find out all the nitty gritty details about just that! Think how to choose who’s in your bridal party, how to set expectations for financial costs, how to communicate with y…
 
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…
 
Creating a simple, yet info-packed wedding website is the easiest, most hassle free way to easily share information with your wedding guests. Today we’re having a deep dive convo on exactly how to create a killer wedding website. We're covering what to include, what not to include, and lots of priceless details on how to leverage this incredible to…
 
From Bachelor and Bachelorette contestant to happily married wedding dress designer, Desiree Hartsock Siegfried has had many experiences in the world of love. Desiree is now a mother of two, creator of Desiree Hartsock Bridal Line, author of The Road to Rose, and host of the Heart of Purpose podcast. On this episode, Desiree talks everything from h…
 
This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is designed to focus on the most critical part of your wedding day - your wedding ceremony. In the midst of wedding planning chaos, the ceremony can get pushed to the end and miss getting the full attention and creativity it deserves. Do yourselves a favor & start thinking about your wedding cerem…
 
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 …
 
A great class of wine, paired with the perfect dish, is there anything better? No, but how do we figure out how to make that perfect pairing? Ian Cauble is one of only 269 Master Sommeliers in the world and the founder of SommSelect. From a harvest in Portugal to time spent in top restaurants, the beginning of Ian’s career helped hone the skills th…
 
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…
 
Cousins? Kids? Plus ones? Parents friends? Long lost friend from high school? Building your guest list is the first step in planning a wedding...and it is not an easy one. In this episode, we share all of our best advice on creating your guest list, inviting people, not inviting people, and how to reduce the stress of those decisions. One of the mo…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Planning a wedding on a budget is not a simple task, but in this episode, we are joined by Jessica Bishop. Jessica is the founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, the #1 online resource to help couples across the world plan a beautiful wedding on a budget they can actually afford. She shares all of her tips and tricks to have a budget savvy wedding that …
 
The word for 2021 weddings seems to be intentionality. Couples have faced a lot of challenges over the past year, but it’s given couples the opportunity to plan the wedding they truly want instead of one they feel they need to have. Intimate weddings are one of the biggest wedding trends that have come out of this past year - and they are amazing, …
 
No one really goes into wedding planning hoping or planning to become a bride or groom-zilla, sometimes it happens without you realizing it. And sometimes, you may not even realize it. So, before it’s too late, we’re chatting with wedding expert Amber Anderson on how to avoid becoming “a zilla” and how to change things if you’ve accidentally hit th…
 
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…
 
Rev. Clint Hufft is the host of the Wedding MBA Podcast and has been officiating weddings for almost 30 years. He has officiated several televised weddings -- remember Trista and Ryan’s wedding from the Bachelorette, that was him! We are so grateful to have him on the show today as we talk about all things wedding ceremonies. He focuses on how YOU …
 
There’s A LOT of conflicting information out there about tipping your wedding vendors, and I want you to forget all of it! In today’s episode, we’re going to walk through exactly how to decide who should get a tip, how much, and even some extra special additional ways of saying thank you. Today’s show is Wedding Planning Podcast classic, and we’re …
 
Let’s talk online shopping for your wedding! It is becoming the preferred route for planning and purchasing wedding items. You can literally purchase anything online - from cake cutting sets to bridesmaid’s dresses and florals. We wanted to share the pros and cons of online shopping for your wedding as well as some of the best sites and resources t…
 
Today we're hitting the road for a real-time wedding dress shopping adventure! Before we head into the store, we're going to hang out in the studio for a few minutes to review some of my top wedding dress shopping tips. You can find a full recap of today’s show in a blog post that’s at www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/dress. To start our shopping trip…
 
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