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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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May 26, 2021

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 your dress altered.

We’re also going to address:

  • What's a bustle, do I need one, and how much does it cost? (article on bustling I mentioned in today's show can be found )
  • Pre-wedding weight loss & gain,
  • Styling and shape wear options like bras, corsets, and compression garments,
  • The importance of COMFORTABLE SHOES,
  • Getting your dress home & last minute wrinkle patrol (the handheld steamer I mentioned can be found )
  • And some creative ways to preserve and / or repurpose your gown after the wedding.

I hope you love it, and congratulations on that beautiful dress!

A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

David’s Bridal is your one-stop dress shop!  Shop gorgeous dresses at affordable prices, make an in-store or virtual appointment, and view the most current discounts and specials offers when you visit wedpodcast.com/db 

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May 19, 2021

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 going to take a close look at some very common misunderstandings that are flying around out there surrounding tipping your wedding vendors.

Think you have to automatically package up envelopes with 20% tips for every single wedding vendor you hire?  Think again. 

Today I’m gonna save you hours on google, and likely hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars over that crazed couple who just takes the advice out there on tipping at face value and doesn’t bother taking the time to explore the nuances and undercurrents that are actually at play.  

So come along with me, and let’s uncover the TRUTH about tipping your wedding vendors!

Ready for the new way to THRIVE throughout your engagement?  Learn more about the Aligned Wedding Effect >>> www.alignedwedding.com

A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

  • It’s no secret that I LOVE a nice glass of wine for happy hour, and right now I am LOVING Usual Wines.  Your first glass is on us when you use promo code “PLANNING” for $8 off your first order!
  • 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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May 12, 2021

Welcome to 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!  

Today in Part IV, bride-to-be Kate has LOADS of priceless info to share, including:

  • The incredibly meaningful details of a surprise engagement party,
  • Tips for setting up a killer “DIY” style engagement shoot,
  • Keeping it real as you choose your wedding party members,
  • Update on Kate & John's ongoing search for the PERFECT, offbeat wedding venue,
  • AND her top recommendations for technology & tools to keeping yourself organized, inspired & on track!

The BONUS version of today’s wedding planning strategy call is available within my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  It’s all yours with a FREE 3-day trial when you sign up at wedpodcast.com/vault.  There’s no contract, zero obligation, and you’re free to cancel your membership at any time.

Planning a wedding on the heels of a global pandemic doesn’t have to be overwhelming. 

Throughout today’s show (and this entire series), I love Kate’s focus on what’s most important to her, and her poise & reflection on ways that she’s staying grounded in the moment, and in the things that bring her joy.  Behind-the-scenes note, she’s my sister, and I love and admire her infinitely much ... and I hope you're inspired by her story as well. 

If you missed Parts 1 - 3 of this LIVE Wedding Planning Strategy Session, head back in time in the Wedding Planning Podcast library and you can find those shows dated Feb 3, March 3, and March 31st of 2021.

A special thank you to today's show sponsors for making this episode possible:

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

Couple.co offers you an ethical, sustainable, and 100% conflict-free way to own a BRILLIANT DIAMOND without compromising on quality.  Visit www.couple.co to get started with your personalized ring buying experience.

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.

May 5, 2021

Coming up with a final guest list of exactly who gets a wedding invitation can be a daunting task, but not to worry - we're going to simplify the process in this week's brand new show!

Join me at square one and walk through my stress-free, easy process for identifying exactly who will receive an invite ... and who you may want to leave OFF your list.

We'll also review some of your most common guest list concerns:

  • COVID-related capacity issues,
  • Adults only / no kids,
  • Who gets a plus one?

I hope you love it!

Cheers,
Kara

 

The FREE Aligned Wedding video series is coming soon!  Be the first to know >>> www.alignedwedding.com

Today's show is just the beginning of dozens of strategic recorded meetings that walk you through specific wedding planning milestones and show you exactly how to plan your dream wedding! Learn more and sign up for a totally free zero obligation 3-day trial by visiting www.wedpodcast.com/vault

A special thank you to today's show sponsors for making this episode possible:

  • It’s no secret that I LOVE a nice glass of wine for happy hour, and right now I am LOVING Usual Wines.  Your first glass is on us when you use promo code “PLANNING” for $8 off your first order!
  • Download the free BACH app & get ready to elevate your bachelor or bachelorette party experience!  Just look for “BACH” in the app store.
  • 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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