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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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Jan 27, 2021

Welcome to the very first Wedding Q&A of a brand new year!  Today's show is  jam-packed with your wonderful questions on:

  • Invitation & Save the Date etiquette,
  • Late-night music cutoff time,
  • Asking vendors & guests for proof of COVID vaccination
  • Upscale invitation ideas 
  • Jack & Jill party timeline,
  • DIY catering,
  • And whoa, so much more!

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A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

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Take the guesswork & stress out of choosing the music for your special day!  Visit MyWeddingSongs.com today to prepare your wedding music for FREE and enjoy over 600 custom wedding playlists.

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Jan 20, 2021

Getting engaged is a HUGE deal ... I mean, I literally can't think of a better reason to THROW A PARTY! 

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're exploring some memorable & fun ways to celebrate your engagement party.

In this brand new episode, we review the "who, what, when & where" of hosting your engagement party.  (The WHY is pretty obvious!)

I have loads of creative venue & theme ideas to share, irresistible party games and activities, and we'll round out the episode with your engagement party etiquette questions.

>>> Find ALL the details in this blog post <<<

www.wedpodcast.com/engagement-party

Typically we would talk about engagement parties in the context of the beginning of your engagement.  If you "google it" you’ll see guidelines of hosting this traditional party within a few weeks to three months of announcing your engagement. 

Well, that’s in normal times, which we don’t live in anymore!

In creating this episode, it occurred to me that many of you who got engaged essentially any time within the past calendar year may not have been able to host a traditional engagement party due to COVID restrictions. 

Virtual celebrations have been really popular, and maybe you gathered your closest loved ones on a big zoom call to celebrate safely and remotely.  

In essence?  Whether you’ve been engaged for a year, or for a week, today’s show all about planning a unique and memorable engagement party is perfect for you - especially if this is a milestone that got missed in the past months.. 

I hope you’ll love today’s show - please forward it + share with anyone who’s helping you put together your dream wedding celebration!

Cheers,

xo Kara

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A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

Check these guys out at Generation Tux and use promo code in audio episode for 10% off the entire groom’s party AND a free groom's suit or 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!

Take the guesswork & stress out of choosing the music for your special day!  Visit MyWeddingSongs.com today to prepare your wedding music for FREE and enjoy over 600 custom wedding playlists.

Jan 13, 2021

Today we’re going to review the 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 receive these recaps via email each week so you have everything on-demand, at your fingertips?  Simply enter your name & email address in the box at the top of today’s post:  www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/engaged

The days & weeks after saying "YES!" are a whirlwind of fun & excitement.  From sharing the news with your loved ones, flashing that ring every chance you get, and dreaming of cakes and dresses, you're definitely at the start of an unforgettable time in your lives.

In this brand new episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, you'll learn 12 key "to-do's" to launch your wedding planning journey into action.  Tune in for a detailed ENGAGEMENT CHECKLIST to guide you along the way!

FREE Engagement Starter Kit!

Newly engaged & wondering where to begin with your wedding plans?  Reveal the first THREE STEPS to simplifying the planning process, and ditch the paralyzing overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples!  Visit: www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/learnmore to claim your FREE Engagement Starter Kit  >>> my gift to you ;)

 

A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

Take the guesswork & stress out of choosing the music for your special day!  Visit MyWeddingSongs.com today to prepare your wedding music for FREE and enjoy over 600 custom wedding playlists.

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!

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

Are you ready to ditch the crushing wedding overwhelm & expense felt by so many engaged couples?  Click here to sign up for a FREE 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package.  There’s no promo code required, and I can’t wait to see you there! 

Jan 6, 2021

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 event planner, and are faced to make really difficult sacrifices and swaps throughout their engagement.

Today we’re going to walk through a detailed conversation that will show you exactly how to get everything you want most our of your wedding celebration - no matter what your budget is. 

I’m going to give you a foolproof formula for identifying your top priorities and giving yourselves permission to allocate most of your wedding budget to those key wedding elements.

I’m also going to give you FULL permission to KEEP IT SIMPLE. 

And finally, we’re going to talk about the importance of keeping things in perspective.  Knowing when to flex your money-saving muscles, and when it might be better to trade your time for dollars and pay a professional rather than trying to “do it yourself”. 

In essence?  Weddings cost money - A LOT of money - and for most of us, that can quickly become a topic of stress & frustration. 

No one wants to be constantly bombarded by sticker shock over how much wedding vendors & services cost.  Not to mention the disagreements with family (and maybe even your partner) over:

  • How to spend the money,
  • Feeling guilty that you need to value the opinions of those who contribute over those who don’t,
  • Wondering if it’s worth it to save a few hundred dollars but spend hours trying to figure something out on your own …

Tune in for so much more, including your top 5 "sticker shockers" from Instagram over the past week!

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

Are you ready to ditch the crushing wedding overwhelm & expense felt by so many engaged couples?  Then it's time to sign up for a FREE 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. There’s no promo code required, and I can’t wait to see you there! 

Take the guesswork & stress out of choosing the music for your special day!  Visit MyWeddingSongs.com today to prepare your wedding music for FREE and enjoy over 600 custom wedding playlists.

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

 

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