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Wedding Planning Podcast

Get ready to experience the NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value, and ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration! Welcome to the ALIGNED WEDDING EFFECT, 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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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 29, 2020

Welcome to a brand new Wedding Q&A show!  Today we're covering your wonderful questions on COVID wedding etiquette, choosing your wedding party, sending thank you notes, and so much more ...

I've been offline a bit more than usual this summer; tune in to find out why! ;)

As promised, links mentioned in today's show:

  • My summer has been full of mini-adventures around beautiful California with my fam in our vintage camper van >>> Follow along here! @sdvanhouse
  • Shop beautiful & affordable paper lanterns here.
  • Your guide to hosting virtual pre-wedding events, from our friends at A Practical Wedding

And of course, a special thank you to today's show sponsors:

Check these guys out at Generation Tux and use promo code "WEDPOD" for 10% off the entire groom’s party AND a free groom's tux w/ 5 paid party members.

Would you LOVE to take advantage of FREE honeymoon planning services for your all-inclusive, cruise, or exotic honeymoon AND get $50 off when you book?  Simply email susan@susanstravelservices.com to get started!

Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code “WPP".

ON-DEMAND wedding planning services anytime, anywhere?  Yes, please!  To sign up for what one VAULT members calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry” simply visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/vault

Jul 22, 2020

Small, intimate, backyard weddings have been steadily rising in popularity over the past years.  With the COVID pandemic crisis that struck in March of this year, the good old backyard has become the #1 choice of couples who still want to celebrate, but may not have access to traditional venue spaces. 

If you’re a long-time listener, you know how in love I am with a small, simple & intimate wedding celebration, so the backyard venue  has always been a favorite of mine. 

Today I’m sharing with you a show that was ironically conceived prior to the corona virus disaster of 2020, but the tips and red flags we cover are more relevant now than ever. 

Now of course if you’re listening in the summer of 2020 and planning a celebration for the coming months, you’ll need to be mindful of current COVID restrictions in your area, and public health advisories, which I don’t cover in details because they change by the hour, and vary greatly depending on where you live, and where you plan to celebrate.

This episode does NOT specifically address COVID-19.  If you have concerns about your wedding celebration and the corona virus, you’ll want to join us in the Wedding Plan B series which you can access for free by visiting www.weddingplanb.com

I hope you enjoy the show, and I hope you’ll share it with a friend who would love it too!

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There’s a really common misunderstanding in "wedding planning world" that doing things yourself is always a good way to save money. 

I get it - in some situations, you might have more time than money, and a cheap & easy DIY project makes perfect sense. 

I bet if you think back, you can remember a time when "doing it yourself" was NOT the answer.  We have to be careful in drawing the line between a few manageable, simple wedding projects that make perfect sense, and biting off more than you can chew. 

Otherwise, you risk finding yourself in a spot of pure overwhelm and chaos months into wedding planning, and I don't wish that upon anyone!!!

On today’s show, we’re going to explore 8 red flags to carefully consider when hosting your wedding at a residential property like a backyard or a rental home. 

Our conversation today is a perfect lesson in creating boundaries as you plan between what you can realistically handle yourself, what should be left to a paid professional, and how to rearrange your priorities if you're stuck feeling like the cheapest possible DIY route is your only option.  (spoiler alert - it's not!!!)

An extra special thank you to today's show sponsors:

  • Connect with your Better Help professional counselor and save 10% off your first month with discount code WEDDING.
  • Enjoy 50% off your first Care/of order when you visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code WEDDING50
  • Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code “WPP".  
  • *affiliate link* A top-notch handheld steamer like I mentioned in today's show can be found here.
Jul 15, 2020

Your wedding questions, answered!  Today we’re reviewing affordable wedding decoration ideas, juggling an invitation “B” List, managing guests’ dietary concerns, and more of your wonderful questions.

To get in on future Q&A’s, follow @weddingplanningpodcast on IG and shoot me a DM with what’s on your mind!  And please don’t be shy … I have an open door, I love to hear from you, and I promise to keep it anonymous if sharing on-air ;)

LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY'S SHOW:

• My fave tissue paper supplier

Pinterest board full of inexpensive wedding decor ideas

And of course, a very special thank you to today’s show sponsors:

Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code “WPP".

Would you LOVE to take advantage of FREE honeymoon planning services for your all-inclusive, cruise, or exotic honeymoon AND get $50 off when you book?  Simply email susan@susanstravelservices.com to get started!

Train your loved one to deliver your ceremony like a pro with the Unboring Officiant training package!  Listeners enjoy 50% off when you visit www.unboringofficiant.com/weddingplanningpodcast

ON-DEMAND wedding planning services anytime, anywhere?  Yes, please!  To sign up for what one VAULT members calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry” simply visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/vault

Jul 10, 2020

Today we’re going to review 5 MORE creative ways to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on your wedding.  I’m sharing FIVE of my favorite wedding money savers, from flowers, to venue, to decorations & more!

I thought it would be really fun and a huge *value bomb* to roll together TEN of my favorite money saving opportunities and share them in two detailed shows.  Last week we reviewed the first five, and this week in Part II, there are five more.

I’m 100% confident that we can trim at least $1000 off your wedding budget with these easy access money saving tips, and I can’t wait to hear the creative ways that YOU have found to keep costs in check - shoot me a DM on Instagram to share your money saving stories!  @weddingplanningpodcast

A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

  • Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon for FREE when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com. Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!
  • Connect with your Better Help professional counselor and save 10% off your first month with discount code “WEDDING".
  • Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP".
Jul 3, 2020

Today we’re going to review 5 creative ways to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on your wedding.  I’m sharing FIVE on my favorite wedding money savers, from food, to decorations, to your venue!

I thought it would be really fun and a huge *value bomb* to roll together TEN of my favorite money saving opportunities and share them in two detailed shows.  This week we’ll review the first five, and don’t go anywhere because next week in Part II, there are five more.

I’m 100% confident that we can trim at least $1000 off your wedding budget with these easy access money saving tips, and I can’t wait to hear the creative ways that YOU have found to keep costs in check - shoot me a DM on Instagram to share your money saving stories!  @weddingplanningpodcast

A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

  • ON-DEMAND wedding planning services anytime, anywhere?  Yes, please!  To take advantage of what one VAULT members calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry” simply visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/vault
  • Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP".
  • Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon for FREE when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com. Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!

 

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