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Wedding Planning Podcast

Get ready to experience an 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 “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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Jun 28, 2023

Today we're joined by a very special guest who wants to help you plan the honeymoon of your dreams!   

You may know a 60-second rundown of Susan from Susan's Travel Services from our weekly meetings.  I believe in the value of her expertise so much that I am honored to share her services with you on literally every single show.

Susan offers travel and honeymoon planning services to engaged couples like you, and today she’s going to share:

  • The process for finding your ideal honeymoon destination,
  • Exactly when you should start planning this trip of a lifetime, 
  • The scoop on airfare and the best times to buy,
  • Behind-the-scenes, expert considerations that couples overlook when planning their honeymoon,
  • Hot destinations for 2023 and beyond,
  • And she even has some honeymoon planning mistakes to highlight for you, so that you can sidestep the common issues she sees come up for couples time & time again.

Travel and new experiences are incredibly special to me, and I hope you and your soon-to-be husband or wife enjoy the trip of a lifetime to celebrate your honeymoon!  

To schedule a completely free honeymoon consultation with Susan, simply click here or visit www.susanstravelservices.com.

Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your final booking.


Cheers to you & the trip of a lifetime!

 

Jun 21, 2023

A top-notch Wedding Planner or Day-Of-Coordinator is essential for any smooth and seamless wedding celebration. 

Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re reviewing 10 KEY POINTS to discuss with your planner so that you’re both on the same page and ready to tackle any planning, logistic, or execution challenges that may arise.

A sampling of these key discussion points:

  • Who are your assistants or other team members, what is their role in the planning phase, and also at the actual wedding celebration?  Having a crystal clear set of expectations for who will be answering your questions and exactly who will be your point-person is critical!
  • Can you share firsthand reviews & testimonials from past couples you’ve worked with?
  • Does your past experience / areas of expertise fit naturally within our overall wedding vision, venue, and our top priorities?
  • What can we expect in terms of ongoing communication, both frequency and style? 
  • Tune in for lots more!

For a complete recap of today's show, visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co

Thank you to this week's show partners:

Brilliant Earth’s mission is to cultivate a more transparent, sustainable, compassionate, & inclusive jewelry industry.  Check out all of their beautiful engagement + wedding bands at brilliantearth.com

Visit Generation Tux, where you can build your suit & tuxedo looks from home, get free color swatches, a free Home Try-On, AND manage your entire wedding party online.

Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your honeymoon OR $200 off your destination wedding!

 

Jun 14, 2023

Creating your wedding reception seating chart can QUICKLY become one of wedding planning’s biggest pains. 

Between crazy family members, divorces, step-parents, hook-up’s gone wrong, introverts, extroverts and lots of alcohol - your seating chart can quickly begin to feel like a jigsaw puzzle from hell.

This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re going to review some easy tips & tactics for designing your reception seating chart.  Simple stuff that will ease the pain, and take this task from dreaded to done!

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A special THANK YOU to this week's show sponsors:

Thousands of couples have planned simple, meaningful and affordable multi-day / multi-event wedding celebrations and you can do it too with Wedding Weekend By Design!  Full details at weddingweekend.co

Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your honeymoon OR $200 off your destination wedding!

Brilliant Earth’s mission is to cultivate a more transparent, sustainable, compassionate, & inclusive jewelry industry.  Check out all of their beautiful pieces at brilliantearth.com. 

Jun 7, 2023

There’s a really common misunderstanding in "wedding planning world" that doing things yourself is always a good way to save money. 

I get it - in some situations, you might have more time than money, and a cheap & easy DIY project makes perfect sense. 

I bet if you think back, you can remember a time when "doing it yourself" was NOT the answer.  We have to be careful in drawing the line between a few manageable, simple wedding projects that make perfect sense, and biting off more than you can chew. 

Otherwise, you risk finding yourself in a spot of pure overwhelm and chaos months into wedding planning, and I don't wish that upon anyone!

On today’s show, we’re going to explore 8 important considerations and red flags to carefully consider when hosting your wedding at a residential property like a backyard or a rental home. 

Our conversation today is a perfect lesson in creating boundaries as you plan between what you can realistically handle yourself, what should be left to a paid professional, and how to rearrange your priorities if you're stuck feeling like the cheapest possible DIY route is your only option.  (spoiler alert - it's not!!!)

A special thank you to today's show sponsors:

  • There are just 6 easy steps to planning an unforgettable wedding weekend experience.  Access the proven formula when you visit weddingweekend.co.
  • Check out beautiful wedding bands from our friends at brilliantearth.com.
  • Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your honeymoon OR $200 off your destination wedding!
Jun 1, 2023

This brand new BONUS show features the top wedding weekend planning mistakes I see couples make as they formulate the details of a multi-day, multi-event wedding celebration.

In this episode, we highlight 6 common planning mistakes, including:

  • Feeling intimidated by the COST of hosting multiple events,
  • Trying to accommodate ALL of your guests perfectly (spoiler alert - it's not possible, so don't even try!)
  • Failing to consider the endless creative possibilities for food & drinks before committing to an overpriced & underwhelming caterer,
  • Not communicating clearly with your guests before, during, and after your wedding weekend experience,
  • Getting OVERWHELMED and losing sight of your most important priorities,
  • Relying on a DOC to organize and manage things that are not actually their responsibility

Today's highlighted planning mistakes come from couples who I've worked with inside Wedding Weekend By Design, my 6-STEP PLANNING FRAMEWORK that's incredibly easy to follow, and works with any budget, any timeline, and any hosting format. 

Inside WWBD, I'll show you exactly how to:

  • Design your master schedule,

  • Budget for various events & pre-parties,

  • Find the best venue to fit your vision,

  • Uncover creative options & workarounds for food & drinks, 

  • Get and stay organized, and make an airtight communication plan,

  • And you'll even have access to sample wedding weekend schedules & menus so that you can get inspired by what other couples have done!

I can’t wait to see you inside  Wedding Weekend By Design!

Cheers,
Kara

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