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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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Apr 27, 2022
Lots of engaged couples are working with a small wedding budget and feeling completely overwhelmed, so they turn to free wedding checklists and timelines to stay organized … thinking all these freebie resources are the key to pulling off an incredible wedding for not a lot of money.  

But, what most couples never realize is that mindlessly following all those free guides and checklists will lead to you ultimately spending money on a bunch of crap that’s not even that important to you.  Let me back up.  

Wedding programs are on your checklist.  I mean, doesn’t every wedding have to have a ceremony program?  And your mom chimes in about menus, and place cards, and invitations with 3 enclosures, and RSVP cards and save the dates … And you see 3 different deals on Instagram, Facebook, and in an email from that wedding website for free samples, 50% off your order, and beautiful all-in-one custom invitation suites that match every wedding theme perfectly!  

Aaaaaaaannnnnd all of the sudden you realize that you’ve spent $1000 on paper products that you could really care less about - all because they were on the checklist, they were on sale, and let’s be real, you didn’t want to disappoint your mom.  

Is following that free wedding checklist really a good idea?

Wouldn’t it have been much easier to press pause and acknowledge at the start that you don’t care about ceremony programs, and therefore you’re just going to skip them altogether?  Same with the other $900 worth of paper products?

And that example was something pretty small, like wedding programs - what happens when you book a $6,000 videographer because that’s what everyone does right, you have to have a videographer - {you’re totally gonna regret it if you don’t have the most important day of your life on film - there’s a little voice in the back of your head that knows you could come up with a workaround, that you don’t really need or care if you have a cinematic movie theatre quality film of your wedding …. But you’re gonna go with the flow, because you only get married once in theory and this is just what everyone does.}

And that credit card statement just keeps on growing, full of stuff that doesn’t really matter to you, but the checklist said so, so you did it.  Flowers.  A fancy cake.  Favors.  Expensive place settings and charger plates, and chair slip covers and table linens. 

Is this really where you want to be?  Feeling pressured & judged by a free wedding checklist?  

If you’re like me, and you want to keep things simple and affordable while at the same time pulling off an unforgettable wedding that’s FULL OF MEANING, then you know that driving yourself crazy trying to fulfill every single thing on that freebie wedding checklist isn’t the answer.  

Ready for the new way?  Tune in to today's full episode to learn exactly how to create your own PERSONALIZED wedding checklist that highlights ONLY your most important priorities ... and gain the freedom that comes when you say NO to everything else.

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

So, what's on YOUR personalized wedding planning checklist, and what "traditional" wedding stuff did NOT make the cut?  Tag me on Instagram @weddingplanningpodcast & tell me all about it!

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

SUSAN'S TRAVEL SERVICES | 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!

THE WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST VAULT | Thousands of engaged couples have discovered the unseen elements to a joyful, confident, and intentional engagement season, and you can do it too with my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. Learn more & sign up for a totally free zero obligation 3-day trial when you visit www.wedpodcast.com

ETSY | There’s no place quite like Etsy for personalized wedding gifts & decor. Make your wedding celebration as unique as you with custom signs, invitations, favors & more. Filter endless beautiful options by price point, color, free shipping, delivery date, style & more when you visit weddingplanningpodcast.co/etsy

Apr 20, 2022

Being the "Overwhelmed Engaged Couple" is not a ton of fun.

They say things like, "wow, our whole wedding day FLEW BY and we barely had a chance to enjoy it."

This couple feels panic every time a new vendor quote comes in.

Overwhelmed every time they open their email or even think about all the items on their checklist.

Dread over finding out how much the next thing is going to cost.

Fear over being judged for what they choose - and don't choose - to include in their wedding celebration.

Ahem, I have a question 🙋🏼‍♀️ ... how is feeling overwhelmed & anxious about all that outside noise going to help YOU plan an unforgettable wedding experience that celebrates your marriage and your love in a once-in-a-lifetime event with all the people closest to you?

Your engagement season is too special to sit back & let it slip by in a cloud of overwhelm and frustration.

Right now, you have a choice.

You can continue down the rabbit hole of OVERWHELM - of “perfect weddings” on social media, a million wedding websites telling you to do a million different things, noisy chatrooms, crappy blogs, free checklists and timelines on Pinterest and DIY’ers on You Tube telling you how to plan your entire wedding for $100.00.

Honestly, that’s what most brides and grooms choose, and they stay stuck in a frenzy of anxiety & overwhelm all the way through the wedding day itself.

They miss a beautiful opportunity to connect with one another, to live their engagement season in lightness and joy, and love.

They say things like, "wow, our whole wedding day FLEW BY and we barely had a chance to enjoy it."

But YOU have a choice.

You can CHOOSE be the engaged couple who presses pause on all that noise, and gets your mindset and your values in alignment with the vision YOU have of your perfect wedding celebration .... so that you can create an engagement season AND a wedding celebration full of lightness, love and joy.

That sounds much better, right?

If that’s you, then tune in to today's show where I’m going to show you exactly how to EMBRACE who you are, PRIORITIZE what you value, and bring it all together in a life-changing wedding celebration for you & your loved ones.

It’s time to say “YES” to a more joyful engagement season, and I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of it 🙏.

Cheers to you,

Kara

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

SUSAN'S TRAVEL SERVICES | 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!

THE WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST VAULT | Thousands of engaged couples have discovered the unseen elements to a joyful, confident, and intentional engagement season, and you can do it too with my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. Learn more & sign up for a totally free zero obligation 3-day trial when you visit www.wedpodcast.com

ETSY | There’s no place quite like Etsy for personalized wedding gifts & decor. Make your wedding celebration as unique as you with custom signs, invitations, favors & more. Filter endless beautiful options by price point, color, free shipping, delivery date, style & more when you visit weddingplanningpodcast.co/etsy

Apr 13, 2022

A universal truth?  Your wedding day will FLY BY. 

Having a well-thought out, well-planned WEDDING DAY TIMELINE is critical to keeping the day organized, and flowing stress free. 

In this featured episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re actually reviewing & creating two separate timelines:

  • The DAY-OF TIMELINE, including all the events between waking up, and the wedding reception beginning,  
  • The RECEPTION TIMELINE, including the events that will happen within the reception itself.

We’re going to focus on the DAY-OF timeline first, and you’ll find specifics on creating your reception timeline in the second half of this meeting.  

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

SUSAN'S TRAVEL SERVICES | 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!

THE WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST VAULT | 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

ETSY | There’s no place quite like Etsy for personalized wedding gifts & decor.  Make your wedding celebration as unique as you with custom signs, invitations, favors & more.  Filter endless beautiful options by price point, color, free shipping, delivery date, style & more when you visit weddingplanningpodcast.co/etsy

Apr 6, 2022
Your WEDDING CEREMONY is undoubtedly the most important part of your wedding day celebration - it's literally the WHY of every single thing we touch on here on the Wedding Planning Podcast! Welcome to WEEK 11 of the Engagement Season BONUS SERIES here on the Wedding Planning Podcast.  This week's bonus wedding planning workshop is designed to focus on the most meaningful part of your wedding day - your wedding ceremony.   Sadly most couples push the ceremony logistics to the very bottom of their wedding planning to-do list, and as a result, this critical piece of your wedding day misses getting the full attention & creativity that it deserves. Tune in for a start-to-finish guide for infusing your ceremony with deep meaning and your personalities.

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

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

Past Episode - HIRING YOUR OFFICIANT - this episode has been archived and is only available to members of The VAULT.

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:

ETSY | There’s no place quite like Etsy for personalized wedding gifts & decor. Make your wedding celebration as unique as you with custom signs, invitations, favors & more. Filter endless beautiful options by price point, color, free shipping, delivery date, style & more when you visit weddingplanningpodcast.co/etsy

SUSAN'S TRAVEL SERVICES | 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 info@susanstravelservices.com to get started!

EVITE | Planning your wedding is overwhelming enough. Don’t stress over the invitations. Find amazing, beautiful one-of-a-kind designs in minutes – for free! >>> evite.com/wedding

THE WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST VAULT | Thousands of engaged couples have discovered the unseen elements to a joyful, confident, and intentional engagement season, and you can do it too with my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT. Learn more & sign up for a totally free zero obligation 3-day trial when you visit www.wedpodcast.com

 

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