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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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Jul 28, 2021

This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re demystifying the world of wedding insurance, permits and licensing.

It all seems like a big, scary topic so we're bringing it all down to very simple terms and easy tasks that you can check off your list, typically with a few simple phone calls or clicks.

Visit the FULL BLOG POST with bonus links here >>>

https://weddingplanningpodcast.co/wedding-insurance/

You’ve likely had nightmares about alllllll the things that can go wrong on your wedding day.

While I can’t buffer you against ALL mishaps like a global pandemic that spans years, a lipstick spot on your dress, swollen & hurting feet, or running out of vodka at the bar - the GOOD news is, you CAN protect yourself and your wedding from big disasters with a simple little thing called wedding insurance.

Wedding insurance is reasonably priced, and for just a couple hundred dollars can provide PRICELESS peace of mind.

Side note - Researching your wedding insurance options would be a PERFECT little task to delegate to someone who's been asking you "is there anything for the wedding I can help with?" ;)

Stick around for the second half of the show to hear your wedding questions, answered!

Please feel free to share this valuable episode with your engaged friends, or anyone who's helping you plan.  I appreciate your support of the Wedding Planning Podcast beyond words!

Cheers, Kara

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Jul 21, 2021

If you’ve been engaged for a few months and are still having trouble deciding on a date, format, and/or wedding venue, then you will definitely relate to today’s show!

QUICK RECAP -

This year I’ve been sharing live wedding planning sessions with my sister Kate, who got engaged on Christmas Day of 2020.

It’s been an incredibly exciting and fun time, and a really fun project to share her planning process with you - totally unfiltered and in, more or less, real time.

If you’re new to the show or if you’ve missed these episodes, you can find them beginning in January of 2021, titled “BONUS, LIVE Wedding Planning Strategy Session”, there are 4 of them to-date.

In a nutshell, Kate & her fiance John have created a LOT of personal and financial freedom through their business that they run together.  They share a love of travel, family, & their friends, and it’s critically important to them that their top values of connection and intentionality remain front and center, integrated deeply within their wedding celebration. 

In other words? Spending as much quality time as possible with their closest friends & family is the most important element of their entire wedding plans. 

Over the past 7 months, Kate has remained open to any and every possible option in terms of how that actually plays out - that’s essentially the ongoing conversation that you’ll follow in Parts 1 - 4 of our planning strategy sessions. We literally go from coast-to-coast looking at various venue options, take it overseas with destination wedding scenarios, from a private chartered yacht to a wedding at their home in Puerto Rico. 

Now I know that not every couple has the same time & resources available to consider far flung venues and exotic wedding scenarios, but the undercurrent of indecision and uncertainty that Kate shares so openly is something that we can all relate to. 

Weddings have changed over the past year, and so has the way we think about them and plan them.  An event where all of your friends & family are in the same room was maybe taken for granted 3 years ago ... but today that takes on an all new meaning. 

Right now is a great opportunity to press pause and get intentional about exactly how you want to capture that moment, and one of the best ways to do that is to scrap everything you know, have seen, heard, or experienced about what a wedding from the past looked like. 

I’m not saying that this new way is EASY or QUICK - Kate’s been at it for 7 months, and still doesn’t have a venue or wedding date nailed down. But I can guarantee with absolute certainty that by not settling for the quick & easy traditional way, their wedding celebration will be packed full of meaning, intentional connection, and a moment in time that we will all remember forever.

And with that, today we’re going to continue the journey. In the first part of the show, I’ll be sharing a conversation between Kate and my husband John - I know, so many John’s - from our recent time together in Big Sur on the central coast of California. 

We camped together for a solid week under the redwoods, and I’m a firm believer in mother nature stripping away the noise and revealing the core essence of what’s important - with the help of John. 

And of course, stick around for the second half of the show for an update from Kate since that conversation, including detailed information on sending Save the Dates, bridesmaid proposal boxes, putting together a wedding website, & so much more!

Links & resources mentioned in today's episode:

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

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Jul 14, 2021

This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, enjoy an all-new Wedding Q&A featuring your questions from email & Instagram!

Topics we're discussing include:

  • Venue deposits & shopping help,
  • Advice for a second wedding,
  • Booking hotel room blocks, 
  • Receiving line alternatives,
  • Alternatives to expensive wedding DJ,
  • & so much more!

To submit questions for an upcoming show, simply FOLLOW @weddingplanningpodcast on Instagram, and send a DM (direct message) on the platform. 

Due to the sheer volume of your love and support, we regretfully cannot personally reply to each submission ... you will receive a message when your submission is queued for an upcoming episode.

Yes, it's true!  There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your wedding.  Experience the Aligned Wedding Effect, my revolutionary digital wedding planning package.  Get started with an affordable monthly subscription fee, and the flexibility to cancel anytime.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com/aw

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

  • 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 “WPP10".
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Jul 7, 2021

Today’s convo is a wedding planning strategy GEM!  We’re going to cover every single last little thing that should be included within your wedding venue contract. 

If you’ve already booked a venue and signed a contract, I’d suggest pulling out your actual document & sticking around for today's convo to be sure that all the key items are addressed.

Your wedding venue is literally the centerpiece of your dream wedding celebration.  It’s also likely the most expensive decision you’ll make throughout the course of your engagement, so we need to be extra cautious in getting the details cemented just right.  

Yes, it's true!  There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your wedding.  Experience the Aligned Wedding Effect, my revolutionary digital wedding planning package.  Get started with an affordable monthly subscription fee, and the flexibility to cancel anytime.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com/aw

Thank you so much for supporting today's show sponsors who made this episode possible:

  • 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 “WPP10".
  • 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.
  • 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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