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Wedding Planning Podcast

Get ready to experience the ALL NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value, and ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration of your dreams! Welcome to the WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST, 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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Dec 29, 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!

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'll receive a DM if your submission is queued for an upcoming episode.

Today's show is just the beginning of dozens of strategic recorded meetings that walk you through the ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding!  Sign up for a totally free 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package by visiting www.wedpodcast.com

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

Evite is helping make my celebrations feel extra special and they can help you too!  Head over to evite.com/wpp to choose from thousands of design options to create & send invitations for free.

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.

Dec 22, 2021

Today we’re going to review your 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 ;)

Today's show is just the beginning of dozens of strategic recorded meetings that walk you through the ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding!  Sign up for a totally free 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package by visiting www.wedpodcast.com

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

FREE Wedding Websites designed by independent artists?  Yes please!  Get started building your wedding website today with Minted Weddings & take advantage of exclusive listener perks on save the dates, invitations & more.

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!

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. 

Dec 15, 2021

Delicious & beautiful wedding favors for just $0.50 each???  Yes, please!

Today we're hitting the road for a quick shopping trip and meeting in my kitchen for a really fun, affordable & easy wedding DIY project.

At the end of today's show, you'll know exactly how to make professional-quality, hand dipped gourmet pretzel sticks to share with your wedding guests, at your bridal shower, or to tuck into thank you gift boxes.

Not a "DIY"-type?  Forward this episode to your friends & family who are helping you with the wedding - it's the PERFECT project to delegate!

For a detailed shopping list, step-by-step instructions, and lots of "how-to" videos, visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/pretzel

A very special thank you to today's show sponsors:

Today's show is just the beginning of dozens of strategic recorded meetings that walk you through the ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding!  Sign up for a totally free 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package by visiting www.wedpodcast.com

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.

Dec 8, 2021

You’ve done months (maybe even YEARS) of wedding planning & preparation, and the big day is finally almost here!

Last stop?  Rehearsal dinner.

This week we’re reviewing everything you need to know for planning & hosting this extra special night with your family & friends.

We cover everything from the ceremony rehearsal itself to practical tips for hosting your loved ones afterwards.

DETAILED BLOG POST HERE --> www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/rehearsal

Naturally, I have a ton of creative alternatives to taking 50 of your closest friends & family out to eat at a nice restaurant ($$$).  Beyond just saving money, we’ll also cover:

  • When to start planning (hint - it might be earlier than you think!)
  • Personality-packed options for location and food selection
  • Tips for keeping the night on pace and organized
  • And meaningful touches that will be remembered beyond the wedding day.

This topic is so dear to me - I remember our rehearsal dinner as one of the most special nights of my life.  We grilled chicken, steak & veggies with our friends & family on the property where we got married, had all the fave drinks flowing, and a curated list of our favorite songs turned way up.  We laughed, talked & celebrated long past sunset, and it was a magical night. 

I wish all the same for you!

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

xo, Kara

PS - A $50 FREE GIFT for you!

  • 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!
Dec 1, 2021

Would you volunteer to host a holiday party for 40 people and then rush out to the store with no menu planned & no shopping list?

No! 

You’d sit down and plan out a menu of app's & drinks, look up some recipes, and then make a detailed list of exactly what you need to buy.

So why on earth would you head out to a wedding show / bridal fair with absolutely no plan, and just "see what happens"?

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast we’re going to take inventory of your priorities, and make a list of your top goals for your day spent at the wedding fair. 

This way you can MAXIMIZE your time spent with vendors and gathering inspiration, and minimize the stress & overwhelm factor of wandering through hundreds of booths full of noisy commotion. 

After our time together today, when the 15th DJ asks you if you want to dance, and the 22nd wedding planner asks you to spin their "wheel o' fun" ...

... you can confidently smile, say no thanks, and keep walking. 

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'll receive a DM if your submission is queued for an upcoming episode.

Today's show is just the beginning of dozens of strategic recorded meetings that walk you through exactly how to identify your top priorities & plan your dream wedding!  Learn more and sign up for a totally free 3-day trial of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package by visiting www.wedpodcast.com

Cheers to you!

Kara

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.

Evite is helping make my celebrations feel extra special and they can help you too!  Head over to evite.com/wpp to choose from thousands of design options to create & send invitations for free.

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!

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