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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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May 25, 2022
Today's show is THE ultimate guide to wedding reception speeches!  Together we'll review:
  • Who gives a speech / toast at the reception?
  • Should we give direction about topic, tone, & length?
  • When should the speeches take place? 
  • In what order?
  • I’m worried about inappropriate content - what should we do?
  • How many speeches is too many?
  • What if someone has paralyzing stage fright & is terrified to speak?

ALL NEW! >>> 

Thousands of couples have planned simple, meaningful & affordable multi-event wedding celebrations, and you can do it too with LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN, my all new digital wedding planning package specifically for couples who want an incredibly straightforward, complete guide to planning your multi-day wedding from start to finish … with absolutely zero guesswork!

 A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

  • 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!
  • Shop Etsy for one-of-a-kind wedding day details, personalized just for you >>>www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/etsy
  • 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. 
May 18, 2022

Today we're reviewing SIX important guidelines for working with your friends and/or family members who are offering their skills & talents for your wedding.

Your cousin bakes cakes.  Your neighbor is a photographer.  Your co-worker plans weddings "on the side".  Your roommate from college is a DJ. 

So, should you rely on their services for your wedding?

Maybe.  There are some key questions to consider before committing to working with friends so that you’re not caught in an awkward, uncomfortable, or worse - friendship-ending situation - in the months down the road.

ALL NEW! >>> Long Wedding Weekend by Design

If you’re someone who values quality time spent with the people you love, then you know that a multi-event wedding weekend is the best way to maximize your overall wedding experience and opportunity to truly connect with your guests.  

Don’t be that couple who stresses out for the entire reception, trying to say a 5 second hello to 200 wedding guests … only to feel disappointed and guilty at the end that there wasn’t time to even have one meaningful conversation.

Take your wedding celebration to the next level with LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN, my all new digital planning package that gives you access to an incredibly straightforward, complete guide to planning your multi-day wedding celebration from start to finish - WITH ABSOLUTELY ZERO GUESSWORK. 

Relax knowing that you’ll create hours of quality time and a lifetime of memories with all the people you love most over the course of your long wedding weekend.  Join us today when you visit www.longweddingweekend.com

Thank you to our valued partners who made today's show possible!

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!

Shop Etsy for one-of-a-kind wedding day details, personalized just for you >>> www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/etsy

May 11, 2022

Hosting a multi-day, multi-event WEDDING WEEKEND is hands down the best way to host a UNIQUE and MEANINGFUL wedding celebration that’s full of opportunities to connect and spent QT with your closest loved ones.

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re going to highlight 3 major mistakes that couples make when planning a long wedding weekend celebration, so that you can stay focused on what matters most - maximizing every single minute of face time with your loved ones, and creating unforgettable memories over the course of your wedding celebration.

Thousands of couples have planned simple, meaningful & affordable multi-event wedding celebrations, and you can do it too with LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN, my all new digital wedding planning package specifically for couples who want to MAXIMIZE the impact of their wedding celebration on the lives and relationships of their closest family & friends.

LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN is an incredibly straightforward, complete guide to planning your multi-day wedding from start to finish, with absolutely zero guesswork.

The first couples to register for this exciting new planning package will also enjoy some really exciting bonuses, including:

  • Access to private, small group calls
  • Long Wedding Weekend Q&A sessions
  • Live feedback + strategy meetings with me - because I want your input on exactly how to make this the perfect planning tool for YOU.

If you’re someone who values meaningful opportunities to spend time hanging out with your loved ones, then you know that in most cases, a traditional 4-6 hour wedding ceremony & reception format with 100 or more guests is simply not going to deliver on that.

One of the most common things you’ll hear newlywed couples say is how fast everything went by, how quickly the wedding day came & went, "it was like we blinked and everything was over."

Lots of very intentional couples like you have realized this. They're shifting their wedding planning focus away from just one wedding day, to increasing the opportunities for meaningful time spent together by planning a wedding celebration that allows for 2, 3, 4 or more days spent hanging out with friends & family.

I’ve seen over & over again how incredibly special extended wedding celebrations are, and the lasting impact that it makes on a group of family & friends.

Especially in today’s world, where many of us have been kept apart from the ones we love - why not make your wedding a magical reason for everyone to gather, reconnect, and relax together?

And not just for one short happy hour, or one sit down dinner, but for multiple coffee meetup’s, casual breakfasts, a welcome party, a day at the lake, happy hours, lunch dates. None of these things are fancy, or expensive, or difficult to plan - and they allow you & your guests to make the ultimate investment in one another - your undivided TIME.

I know the logistics can feel impossible to navigate, especially when you’re working a job, finishing school, finding time for your family, your friendships, and of course, your relationship. It’s a lot, and it can all feel totally overwhelming ... but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Thousands of couples have planned simple, meaningful & affordable multi-event wedding celebrations, and you can do it too with LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN, my all new digital wedding planning package specifically for couples who want to MAXIMIZE the impact of their wedding celebration on the lives and relationships of their closest family & friends.

LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN is an incredibly straightforward, complete guide to planning your multi-day wedding from start to finish, with absolutely zero guesswork.

I have detailed schedules, timelines, outlines, recommended tools and resources, rock solid budgeting advice, and creative + unique recommendations and workarounds to the most common challenges I’ve seen couples face time & time again.

The complete LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN planning package will be available on June 1st, in just a few short weeks.

In the meantime, you’re invited to take advantage of pre-sale pricing - aka HUGE SAVINGS - while I put the finishing touches on everything.

The first couples to register for this exciting new planning package will also enjoy some really exciting bonuses, including:

  • Access to private, small group calls
  • Long Wedding Weekend Q&A sessions
  • Live feedback + strategy meetings with me - because I want your input on exactly how to make this the perfect planning tool for YOU.

If you’re even considering extending your wedding celebration out over multiple days, please don’t get caught up thinking that multiple events means quadruple the stress, triple the time, or an impossibly huge budget.

Hosting a long wedding weekend doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive. LONG WEDDING WEEKEND BY DESIGN is an incredibly easy to follow formula that I’ve broken down into a 90 minute, step-by-step action plan, so that we can take your multi-event wedding celebration from idea to reality.

Hurry hurry, because presale pricing and those incredible bonuses expire May 18, in just a few short days!

I can’t wait to see you there ❤️

May 4, 2022

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re doing an overview of universal questions and research tips that are designed to help you hire your dream team of WEDDING VENDORS. 

You’ll come away from today’s show ready to find the best product, at the best price, and from the vendor who you most naturally CLICK with.  

Whether it’s an officiant, a wedding planner, or a photographer, I created these checkpoints to save you precious time & energy, and to empower you to uncover the BEST DEALS. 

I’m going to share priceless wedding industry insights, so that you have a deep understanding of the wedding vendor landscape and the things that go into package pricing, seasonal discounts, advertising expenses, and so much more.

A WRITTEN RECAP of today's show is available to members of my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Sign up for a totally free 3-day trial when you visit www.wedpodcast.com

A special THANK YOU to today's show sponsors for making this wedding planning strategy meeting possible!

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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!

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

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