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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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Aug 25, 2021

STREAMLINE + SIMPLIFY has been a tagline for the WPP literally since I created the show way back in 2015.  (Look closely, it's even on our logo!)

Not only are these two of my favorite words in the English language - that I try and live by in ALL aspects of my life - more specifically, they perfectly summarize my approach to wedding planning.  

Every situation you’ll encounter throughout your engagement can be examined through the lens of simplicity and potentially scaled back or streamlined in some way that will make your life easier, more affordable, more relaxing, and overall, more enjoyable.  

Often we find ourselves in the midst of a planning roadblock and the first instinct is to explore your options. 

In the first example we’re going to talk about today - a couple who has family in 2 different places, many of whom don’t want to travel, you might consider … getting married in each place, what would that look like?  Getting married where we live?  Getting married on an island with just us? 

In all the feelings and family dynamics and charged emotions that fly around throughout your engagement season, it’s sometimes easy to get lost in a million far-fetched options ... when the simplest, most streamlined option is left by the wayside.  

On that note, today we’re going to explore some common wedding planning scenarios where things can escalate and become verrrrrrrrrry complicated, very quickly. 

I’m going to do my best to point out some straightforward, simple solutions that I hope will make your engaged life EASIER, MORE AFFORDABLE, and put a stop to waking up in the middle of the night with your mind racing over how many passed appetizers there should be, how many people should be in your wedding party, and how much ice to buy for your welcome party. 

Ready to get started?  Tune into the full show for so much more!

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

Thank you for supporting this week's show sponsors:

  • 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". 
  • Is your happiness suffering in these insanely stressful times?  Connect with your Better Help professional counselor today and save 10% off your first month.
Aug 18, 2021

Creating a simple, yet info-packed wedding website is the easiest, most hassle free way to easily share information with your wedding guests. 

Today we’re having a deep dive convo on exactly how to create a killer wedding website.  We're covering what to include, what not to include, and lots of priceless details on how to leverage this incredible tool to MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER over the coming months!

Even if you’ve already got a wedding website up & running, I hope you’ll stick around for today’s conversation because I have lots of website elements to share that many couples miss, and I want you to be able to leverage your website to your FULL ADVANTAGE over the next few months ... making your life easier, and of course, your guests’ lives easier as well!

A quick outline of what we're going to cover in today's meeting:

  • Home Page
  • Events
  • Travel & Accommodations
  • FAQ Page
  • Your Story
  • Wedding Party
  • RSVP Details
  • Links to your registry
  • & don't miss my BONUS TIP for keeping in close contact with your wedding guests throughout the coming months!

PS - A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

Enjoy freshly sourced wedding website designs from an incredible community of independent artists & designers when you visit Minted Weddings!  FREE Minted wedding websites include all the tools you need to get started, and you’ll even receive a $50 credit towards your wedding stationary when you visit www.wedpodcast.com/minted.

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". 

Check these guys out at Generation Tux and use promo code within today's audio episode for 10% off the entire groom’s party AND a free groom's tux w/ 5 paid party members! 

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.

Aug 11, 2021

This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is designed to focus on the most critical part of your wedding day - your wedding ceremony.  

In the midst of wedding planning chaos, the ceremony can get pushed to the end and miss getting the full attention and creativity it deserves. 

Do yourselves a favor & start thinking about your wedding ceremony early ... don’t let this become a last-minute item on your wedding planning to-do list!  

Your wedding ceremony is literally the WHY of the entire wedding day, and today we're going to review:

  • Ceremony flow of events,
  • Finding an officiant, 
  • Your wedding vows, 
  • And finally some additional ways to incorporate meaning and personality.

A well-crafted wedding ceremony will perfectly express your relationship as a couple.  It should make your guests understand exactly why they are at the wedding, and may address the couples past, present and future. 

We can be serious, lighthearted, traditional or a mix of all three - your ceremony doesn’t have to follow any script, and you’re free to personalize this portion of your day in any way you like!

Tune in for so much more, and be in touch with any stories, questions or thoughts by sending me a DM @weddingplanningpodcast !

LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY'S EPISODE:

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

Enjoy some really fun & creative unity ceremony ideas by visiting www.wedpodcast.com/unity

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.

Sample wedding vows & guide >>> https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-vow-examples/

HIRING YOUR OFFICIANT episode dated March 6, 2020

CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING MUSIC episode dated March 17, 2021

For lots of unique unity ceremony, ceremony signage, wedding program inspiration & more, visit Pinterest

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

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

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 “WPP10". 

Aug 4, 2021

How are you supposed to manage all the stress of daily life ON TOP OF trying to plan a wedding on our own, with a million different opinions, options, and outside factors pulling me in a million different directions?

While I cannot send your future mother in law to therapy, or predict the future of an ever-evolving pandemic virus that has put life into a tailspin for coming up on two years now, or convince your boss to let you have a week off to plan your wedding uninterrupted, I DO have a great solution for you if you’re feeling like wedding stuff is about to be the straw that broke your back, on top of all the other challenges life is serving up.

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're going to walk through planning your very own WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING RETREAT.  Whether you chose to staycation at a cheap hotel, hop in the car or board a plane, there is so much value in shaking things up a bit, getting away from home, and giving yourself the gift of TIME + FOCUS on wedding stuff, uninterrupted, for 48 hours.

THANK YOU for supporting our show partners who make these free weekly episodes come to life!

  • 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.  
  • Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon for FREE when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!
  • Is your happiness suffering in these insanely stressful times?  Connect with your Better Help professional counselor today and save 10% off your first month.
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