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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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Nov 25, 2020

I have TEN easy wedding favor ideas to share with you today, and there's a little something for everyone!  Whether you've got your glue gun blazing and ready for some DIY-action, or you're looking to purchase pre-made favors for your big day, we're going to walk through some really creative & unique options for favor gifts to share with your wedding guests. 

Stay tuned for a segment of the show highlighting favor ideas sent in by YOU, the Wedding Planning Podcast listeners in the past week!

While wedding favors are totally optional, there are INFINITE ways to make them meaningful & fun - without spending a ton of money.   

If wedding favors are something you’ve considered writing off as a SAVE item - in other words, you’re gonna save the time & money and skip it altogether - I would encourage you to have a listen to these ideas, some of which can be done for $1 or less per guest.

I’m hard at work putting together all new shows for 2021, and I would love to learn a bit more about YOU! 

​To complete the 2020 WPP listener survey, simply click here or visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/survey

More notes from today's show -

  • We mention Etsy.com a few times in today's show, and holiday season is the perfect time for GREAT DEALS from sellers from around the world!  Try a search for "custom wedding favor tags", "seeded paper", "mini succulents", or any other wedding favor + DIY supply you can imagine!
  • For FREE custom labels & tags, try a google search for "free wedding favor tag template" 

As promised, a link to the article I highlighted 3 fun wedding favor ideas from ... and yes, there are 37 more! >>>  "40 Easy DIY Wedding Favor Project Ideas"

Past episodes I think you'll love:

  • "DIY Hand Dipped Pretzels" dated 6/19/19
  • "Wedding Side Hustles" dated 2/26/2020
  • "Tips for Hosting a Backyard Wedding" dated 7/22/2020
  • "Creative Wedding Money Savers Part I & II" dated 7/3/2020 + 7/10/2020

And of course, an extra special thank you to today's show sponsors!

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!

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Nov 18, 2020

Dealing with challenging family situations is more or less inevitable at some point throughout the course of planning your wedding.  Today we’re going to power through a candid conversation on dealing with your most challenging family issues & relationship dynamics surrounding the wedding, as submitted this week on Instagram.

A quick warning that NONE of the topics or situations we’re reviewing today are easy, HOWEVER they are manageable when we tackle them head-on with confidence, tact, and compassion.

Throughout the course of today's all-new episode, we'll explore common wedding planning issues surrounding ...

  • Celebrating the holidays with both families,
  • COVID & politics,
  • Money,
  • Blended families,
  • Alcohol,
  • Estranged family & broken relationships,
  • Walking down the aisle,
  • And of course, good old RELIGION.

I’m hard at work putting together all new shows for 2021, and I would love to learn a bit more about YOU!  To complete a short 30-second listener survey, simply visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/survey.  I am so grateful for your time & support of the podcast!

Today's show is brought to you by our valued partners:

  • Have you heard of Calm, the app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life?  Listeners enjoy 40% off a Calm premium subscription when you visit www.calm.com/wedding
  • 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!
Nov 11, 2020

Today we have a collection of your top wedding planning questions & concerns from past months that I’ll be sharing in a straight-to-the point Wedding Q&A Show.

Today's featured questions include:

  • What's your suggested wedding planning timeline?
  • Including family members in the wedding planning process
  • What’s more cost effective - cupcakes or sheet cake?
  • Decor ideas for reception tables
  • Do we have to include vendors in the meal head count to our caterer?
  • Tips for choosing a color scheme and wedding theme?
  • Could choosing a “non-wedding” dress backfire in a bunch of hidden expenses?
  • Do we have to invite ALL the kids to the wedding?
  • Do babies and toddlers count for our total guest count?
  • Managing upsetting situations with family members
  • Should we assign seats for the ceremony?
  • Tips for choosing our photographer?
  • When should the “first dance” take place?
  • Is it bad to have a bridal shower & gift registry if we’re having a destination wedding?
  • Ideas for a creative unity ceremony? 

Links mentioned in today's show:

Are you ready to ditch the crushing wedding overwhelm & expense felt by so many engaged couples?  To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, simply click here.

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!

Do you ever feel like your happiness suffering in these insanely stressful times?  Connect with your Better Help professional counselor today and save 10% off your first month.

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

Wedding Planning Timelines >>> www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/timeline

Grab a copy of my book! >>> Wedding Planning Essentials by Kara Lamerato

Nov 4, 2020

Self-care in the months before your wedding is a top priority!  Today we're going to review a 12-month beauty & health timeline for you to follow so that you look & feel your absolute BEST on your wedding day.

To be clear, this is NOT a show about fad diets, or "losing weight" for the wedding. 

Tune in for a detailed guide to:

  • Various beauty treatments to consider in the year before your wedding,
  • EASY and FREE ways to establish healthy habits,
  • Everything you need to know about hair & makeup trials,
  • Things to consider if doing your own hair & makeup,
  • A detailed 12-month timeline for exactly what should happen when, leading all the way up to your wedding day.

Please enjoy these special gifts from today's show sponsors!

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Enjoy FREE honeymoon planning services AND $50 off when you book with Susan's Travel Services!  Simply email susan@susanstravelservices.com to get started.

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.

Couples are RAVING about the Unboring Officiant training package!  Guide your loved one to deliver your ceremony like a pro AND save 50% when you use this link.

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