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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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Mar 31, 2021

Welcome to Part III of an exciting new bonus series from the Wedding Planning Podcast!

I'm sharing a true "behind-the-scenes" look + listen at ongoing, live wedding planning strategy sessions with my engaged sister, Kate {follow her on Instagram @katelerickson}.

Today in Part III, Kate & I are joined by our beautiful mom, Judie!  The three of us get a full rundown on Kate’s unique, step-by-step process for searching offbeat venues across the country to host her multi-day wedding celebration, and we even take a virtual tour of two of them.  Anything is possible including private estates, all-inclusive resorts, cruise yachts, mineral springs ... 

Tune in & join us for a journey that spans Puerto Rico, Maine, California & beyond!  

ACCESS BONUS VIDEO SCREEN SHARE, SHOPPING CHECKLIST & MORE!

To view video screen share of our convo, and Kate's checklist for finding the perfect offbeat venue visit www.wedpodcast.com/vault

I can't wait to see you there!

xo Kara

A special THANK YOU to today's show sponsors:

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Mar 24, 2021

Wedding expenses adding up?  Today we’re going to explore FIVE wedding "side hustles".  Tune in and learn how to earn some extra cash to cover those mounting wedding costs ... and keep your credit cards in your wallet!

A couple weeks back on Instagram stories, I asked if you would be willing to take on a side hustle to earn more money to invest in your wedding, and an overwhelming 83% of you said YES. 

As someone who has done the "side hustle" multiple times in my entrepreneurial journey, this topic is very near & dear to my heart.  Today's show is inspired by my own experiences, and also by my friend Nick Loper, creator of the Side Hustle Nation blog and podcast.

Nick has 3 side hustle “business models” to share, and I’m going to elaborate on each one, and offer a few more ideas that I love.  For a full blog post & recap of today's show, AND a special video message from Nick, visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/hustle.

VAULT members, your weekly bonus is a detailed checklist to follow if you’re interested in getting a “wedding side hustle” up & running, and generating you some CASH!

Today's show is brought to you by these valued partners ...

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Mar 17, 2021

Today I'm thrilled to share a totally FREE resource designed to deliver unique wedding music & song ideas for your wedding day playlists right to your inbox!

Matt is the creator of myweddingsongs.com, and he’s joining us to share his priceless advice to couples for crafting their perfect wedding day playlists - no professional DJ required.

Even if you do decide to hire a professional to help with the songs and announcements, crafting your own unique playlists for other events like you engagement party or rehearsal dinner is always a really nice, personalized touch.

To sign up for exclusive song ideas delivered right to your inbox for free, visit myweddingsongs.com and look for the red subscribe button at the top of the page.  

And as always, a special thank you to these additional show sponsors:

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

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".  

Mar 10, 2021

Please, save yourself the stress & avoid these TEN wedding planning blind spots at all costs!

FULL BLOG POST & links from today's episode available here:

www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/blindspot

Over the past 4 years of producing the Wedding Planning Podcast, one of my favorite pieces of feedback from you is some variation of, “WOW, I never would have even thought of that!”

I love sharing wedding planning ideas and strategies that go beyond what you might find if you simply google something, or browse through a quick article on a wedding website. 

Don’t get me wrong, we cover the basics here too - but I LOVE digging down deeper to find the solutions and options that aren’t quite so obvious, and that might offer a really creative way to put a unique spin on your day, make your guests’ experience that much more incredible, or save you a ton of money by simply making a little adjustment or swap.

Today we’re going to cover TEN wedding planning “blind spots” - areas that past couples and listeners of the podcast have pointed out as things they wouldn’t necessarily have thought about during their planning, but that became clear after listening to an episode, or in some cases, after their actual wedding was over and done with (and it was too late …)

If you’re in the early stages of planning, hopefully we can catch a few things now, so that you don’t find yourself a year or two from now saying, if only we knew then what we know now …

Some of the tips from today’s show are very minor, simple pieces of advice while others are a pretty big deal - I’m going to point to a lot of full length episodes that are available to you to download for much more information - I made a blog post with all the show notes so you don’t miss a thing, and you don’t have to be frantically writing down notes while you listen.  You can visit that post at www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/blindspot

You have literally millions of options in terms of wedding websites, blogs, magazines, and other podcasts, and I thank you from my whole heart for spending this time with me, and for including me in your wedding planning journey.  It’s a huge honor, and a huge responsibility that I hold with endless respect and gratitude, thank you. 

I’ll meet you here again next week, same time, same place! 

Cheers,

xo Kara

@weddingplanningpodcast

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Mar 3, 2021

Welcome to PART II of a very special series of the Wedding Planning Podcast, where you can listen to this couples’ dream wedding celebration come to life - in real time!

In this week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, real life bride (& my sweet sister!) Kate dishes on:

  • A very surprising method for discovering what you truly want,
  • Exactly how to start planning a completely outside-the-box wedding celebration.
  • Planning ahead in the midst of massive uncertainty {yes, we're STILL talking about this 😞},
  • The curious opportunities that COVID has presented to couples,
  • Real life wedding situations where less is more,
  • Enjoying your engagement & being fully present,
  • And so much more (I know I always say that, but really, there is SO much more great stuff within our convo!)

The unfiltered BONUS version of today’s wedding planning strategy call, including video of our chat and a detailed engagement checklist is all available within my digital wedding planning package, !

It’s all yours with a FREE 3-day trial when you sign up at . There’s no contract, zero obligation, and you’re free to cancel your membership at any time.

I can't wait to see you there, and I hope you're loving this series!

Cheers, Kara

PS - a huge THANK YOU for supporting our show sponsors who make these weekly episodes possible!

  • is an ethical, sustainable, and 100% conflict free way to create a BRILLIANT diamond wedding band - without compromising on quality.
  • 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 to get started!
  • Is your happiness suffering in these insanely stressful times? Connect with your professional counselor today and save 10% off your first month.
  • Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price! Details at , & save 10% with promo code “WPP".
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