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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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Mar 23, 2022

The "Wedding Reception & Ceremony Decor" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>>

There are a million directions we could take a conversation on wedding reception & ceremony decor, but for the sake of keeping it simple … let’s keep it simple!

Welcome to WEEK 9 of the Engagement Season Bonus Series from the Wedding Planning Podcast!  In this workshop-style meeting, enjoy unique, easy & affordable decoration ideas that you can implement for your ceremony and/or reception.

I have some extraordinary money-saving opportunities for you in today's show, and I'd love to hear more about the decor ideas YOU have planned for your special day!  Be in touch anytime by sending a DM to @weddingplanningpodcast on Instagram.

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Mar 16, 2022

The "Wedding Day Catering" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>>

Lucky for us, there are literally endless creative ways to treat your guests to a unique food & drink experience on your wedding day. 

In today’s BONUS WORKSHOP, we’re going to explore exactly how to:

  • Conceptualize & research what to serve,
  • Smart money saving tips that many couples miss,
  • And even some "do it yourself" options if you’re looking to get hands on - literally!

Welcome to WEEK 8 of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES of the Wedding Planning Podcast!

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Mar 2, 2022

The "Wedding Photography + Videography" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>>

Next on your wedding planning to-do list - and it’s a biggie - finding the perfect WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER to capture this incredibly special day.  Before you turn to google and online vendor guides, I have some very important info to share on hiring a photographer that most couples are NOT aware of ... and unfortunately, it’s costing them a ton of extra time & money.   Most engaged couples will hit the internet and eventually wind up researching online vendor directories.  Find out why that's a big mistake in today’s show -

Welcome to Week SEVEN of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast!

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Feb 23, 2022

The "Wedding Dress Shopping" BONUS workshop has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.


To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>>

Shopping for your wedding dress can come with lots of mixed emotions - both good AND not-so-good - and that’s 100% normal.  It’s OK to go into wedding dress shopping feeling some confusion and doubt! Welcome to Week SIX of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast. In pop wedding culture, saying “YES TO THE DRESS” is a once-in-a-lifetime milestone full of princess moments, fancy dress boutiques, and champagne. In REALITY, dress shopping might come along with feelings of ...

  • self-consciousness,
  • pressing overwhelm,
  • conflicting thoughts about who should come along,
  • discomfort over being the center of attention,
  • feeling lost in a totally uncomfortable situation,

... just to name a few.

In the first half of today's show, we run through some quick guidelines that will help demystify the wedding dress shopping process, and put you in full control of the way your experience unfolds.

In the second half of the show, we're heading inside David's Bridal to try on dresses.  You'll hear live snippets of conversation on the pro's, the con's, the do's and the don'ts of finding your dream wedding dress.  

You can find a full recap of today’s show in a blog post that’s at www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/dress.

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Feb 16, 2022

The "Choosing Your Wedding Party" bonus workshop has been archived and is only available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

***

Choosing your wedding parties (bridesmaids / groomsmen / any variation of the terms that you choose) is an incredibly meaningful & exciting engagement season milestone!  In today's workshop-style meeting, we'll review who to choose, who NOT to choose, and some other important guidelines to inform your decisions.

Welcome to Week FIVE of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast!

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Feb 9, 2022
When’s the last time you hosted an event for 100 of your closest friends & family, and YOU footed the entire bill? 

If you like most of us, probably NEVER - until now.  Ahhhhh yes, weddings, are, so, expensive. 

But your engagement season doesn’t have to be a nonstop feeling of dread everytime you look at your bank account, or constant gross feelings of sticker shock.  

No doubt, weddings cost a lot of money.  Here’s a quick list of some items that are keeping you up at night:

  • "$5000 florist quote - simple rose & hydrangea centerpieces - and that didn’t even include bouquets!"
  • "Went wedding dress shopping for the first time last weekend and literally the cheapest dress in the store was $2300."
  • "We can’t find a photographer for under $4000"
  • "$150 / person for beer, wine, and a simple plate of food is just ridiculous"
  • "We went with a venue that doesn’t include anything, and just found out that simple lighting and a dance floor is a $1900 upcharge from our DJ!"

If you’re starting to feel like you either need to elope or have your reception in a rec center, you’re not alone. 

95% of engaged couples I surveyed in 2021 choose “expensive” as the top 3 words that describe wedding planning.  (The others, if you’re curious, were “overwhelming” and “exciting” - I guess it just depends on the day!)

The thing about EXPENSIVE is that it’s RELATIVE to you, your priorities, and your situation.  

What if a cart at the mall was selling a bottle of water for $100?  Ridiculous, right?

What if you were in the desert, just hours away from dying of dehydration, and someone showed up with a bottle of cold water for $100 - would that be expensive?

Tune in to today's quick-hit mini wedding planning meeting for so much more!  And if you loved this perspective-shifting conversation, there's so much more:

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We'll be back next week with WEEK 5 of the Engagement Season Bonus Series!  Look forward to a detailed planning workshop on choosing your wedding parties. 

Enjoy instant access to binge the series when you subscribe to the Wedding Planning Podcast digital planning package - details here!

Feb 2, 2022

The Hiring a Wedding Planner BONUS WEDDING PLANNING WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>> Should you hire a WEDDING PLANNER / DOC?  In today's workshop-style bonus meeting, we’re going to review a list of critical guidelines to keep in mind as you tackle this very important part of your engagement journey. Welcome to Week FOUR of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast! It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Jan 26, 2022

This BONUS WEDDING PLANNING WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>> Need a little help decoding the complex, often frustrating process of creating your wedding GUEST LIST?  Finalizing who will actually receive a wedding invitation is a process that will likely take some time, revisions, cuts, and LOTS of patience.

In this week's featured wedding planning meeting, we’re uncovering the KEY CHECKPOINTS to crafting a guest list that honors your wedding vision & budget, and reflects your top priorities.

Once your general wedding budget and a venue are decided on, compiling a finalized guest list is the next key step in the early stages of planning out your wedding celebration.

Family & friends are the centerpiece of our lives, and naturally you'll want to include your closest loved ones in this very special celebration.

That's the easy part ...

Today you'll hear the exact audio meeting on crafting your wedding guest list from inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Throughout the show, you’ll hear me reference various sections from within the VAULT, specifically exercises where we identify your top values and ways that we can integrate those values into your wedding celebration so that your wedding is a rich & beautiful reflection of you & your partner … not just a cookie cutter event crammed into 4 hours on a Saturday evening in a hotel event room. I purposely didn’t edit those pieces out so that you can experience firsthand the deeper levels that we touch on within the Wedding Planning Podcast membership package

Planning your wedding involves a ton of strategic research & decision-making, yes - that’s the stuff you can look up on Google.  How to book a wedding photographer.  Cheap wedding invitations.  Top wedding venues in my area.   

But there’s an entirely separate dimension of your engagement & wedding planning journey, that you’ll hear me call “the all new way to plan your wedding” - and that’s all stuff that you can’t google. 

No internet search engine in the world knows your priorities, your personal values, or can spit out a truly personalized road map to the wedding that YOU WANT by typing a few words into a box.  You can’t google “how do I confidently sail through my engagement on-budget, stress-free, and loving the process?”  

Computers can do a lot, but they can’t replace the priceless value of human connection and introspection … that’s what I’m here for, and that's the deeper work that I can help coach you & your fiance through. 

Thousands of engaged couples ARE confidently sailing through their engagement on-budget, stress-free, and loving the process, and you can do it to inside my digital wedding planning package.  If you’re curious to know more, head to wedpodcast.com and enjoy a FREE, 3-day trial to be sure it's the perfect fit for you & your wedding.

I hope you love today’s workshop on crafting your wedding guest list!  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your wedding budget questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Jan 19, 2022

The Wedding Venue BONUS WEDDING PLANNING WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>> The pressure + hype behind discovering your dream WEDDING VENUE is very real.  In my professional opinion, your wedding venue is the most important strategic decision you'll make in the entire wedding planning process. Why is your venue such a big deal? 

Multiple other wedding decisions are interdependent on the venue you choose.  Once you solidify the WHERE, your complete wedding day vision can really start to unfold. 

Complicating the process, wedding venues literally come in all sizes, prices, and styles.  The possibilities are endless, so it’s key that we go into the research process with a handful of streamlined search filters to dodge being overwhelmed with all the options.

In this workshop-style meeting, we'll review SIX important things to consider as you start shopping around for the perfect venue to host your wedding celebration.

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to cookie-cutter, overpriced venues that cram in dozens of weddings in the same weekend.

It’s time to tune out overhyped websites, blogs & social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to fear of judgement, decision-fatigue, and overwhelm, and we say YES to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

ASK ME ANYTHING ...

Submit your WEDDING VENUE questions for this week's bonus "Ask Me Anything" >>> send a DM on Intsagram to @weddingplanningpodcast

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Jan 16, 2022

Today's BONUS WEDDING Q&A show is designed to show you exactly how to have all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you actually have in the bank. 

Sounds pretty amazing, right???

Let's face it, you’re overwhelmed & struggling with your wedding budget if any one, two, or maybe even three of these sound familiar:

  • If you get a pit in your stomach even thinking about your wedding budget (let alone talking about it).   
  • If you’re constantly worried about how much everything is going to cost, and looking for ways to save as much money as possible - or, even worse, you’re sweeping the whole money convo under the rug, trying not to even think about it.
  • You’re wondering how on earth your wedding can live up to the pictures we’re bombarded with on social media and big wedding websites.
  • And if you’re drinking wine with your dog or your cat and in total despair because everything is way more expensive than you ever imagined it would be ...

... then you my friend are a walking case of budget stress and overwhelm, and we can’t have you going through life these next few months shouldering all of that!

This level of anxiety not only creates toxic stress in your daily life that’s bad for your physical health, but it’s also going to suck the fun out of your engagement - and it doesn’t have to be that way.  

Yes, weddings cost money, but by ignoring your financial situation you’re setting yourselves up to be that couple a year from now who went waaaayyyy over budget, who had to use wedding gift money to pay off credit cards, and who - although they might not admit it to anyone out loud - looks back and realizes that in hindsight, there’s a whole laundry list of things that were completely unnecessary.  (I have a story about this to share, coming up in one of our questions for today.)

Living in a place of overwhelm and judging yourself & your wedding decisions against staged photos and strangers on the internet isn’t serving anyone.

There are some very powerful shifts that I can offer to lift you up to a place where you confront your wedding budget head on - that’s the convo we had last week on Wednesday, in our Wedding Budget Workshop.  You have the hard conversations, you’ve seen in black and white how much money you’re working with, you commit to your priorities, and then it’s DONE.  

And that’s the point where you can move on to a more joyful place where choosing a photographer and a venue and a dress is FUN because you’re not constantly worried about how much it’s gonna cost.  You KNOW you have enough money to cover your top priorities, it doesn’t matter if it’s going to look like the wedding you saw on tik tok this morning.  

This is where you can confidently invest in your priorities, tune out and say NO to the stuff that’s not important to you, and you’re not even gonna recognize that girl who was alone and crying with her dog because everything is just too expensive and too overwhelming.

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!

What's on your mind?  Get your specific questions answered when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  Details at www.wedpodcast.com

FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT BONUS SERIES

Redeem at allnew.wedding

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

SIGN UP TODAY for this incredibly valuable (totally free!) 4-day wedding planning workshop by visiting allnew.wedding

Jan 12, 2022

The Wedding Budget BONUS WORKSHOP has been archived and is available to members inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.

To sign up for a FREE 3-day trial for the planning resource that one bride calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, simply visit www.wedpodcast.com

There are no contracts to sign, no ongoing obligation, and if The VAULT isn’t the perfect planning resource for you?  You’re free to cancel anytime, zero questions asked.

>>> Today's workshop-style meeting is designed to magically make possible all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you have in the budget.  Sounds amazing, right??? Welcome to Week ONE of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast!

Nope, this is not your average wedding budget conversation.  There are no percentage breakdowns on how much you "should" spend on what, no "average cost" conversations, and absolutely no judgement if you want to spend $500 on your wedding, and $10,000 on your honeymoon.  

It’s time for a NEW WAY to create your dream wedding celebration, where YOU, your values, and your priorities are at the center of every single decision you make from now until your wedding day, & beyond.

So let’s say goodbye to unrealistic, staged images on Pinterest of weddings in the forest that cost $32,000 - in decorations alone. 

It’s time to tune out overhyped social media accounts that are pushing the $72 billion dollar wedding industry’s agenda.  

Here on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we say NO to the wedding industry’s priorities, and we say yes to a more fulfilled engagement season that starts with YOU.  

BINGE-LISTEN ...

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Jan 4, 2022

Join thousands of INTENTIONAL + JOYFUL engaged couples who know that the wedding celebration of their dreams is possible ... even if right now, planning an entire wedding feels a *little bit* overwhelming!

Be sure to hit FOLLOW wherever you listen, and each Wednesday you'll enjoy a FREE, down-to-earth, straight-to-the-point wedding planning "meeting" where we explore everything from:

  • Hidden TIME + MONEY + STRESS savers,
  • Decoding the complex process of researching + hiring your team of IDEAL VENDORS,
  • Identifying + incorporating your top VALUES into your celebration,
  • Muting the noise + remaining laser-focused on a SMART PLANNING STRATEGY, 
  • ENHANCING YOUR RELATIONSHIP with your partner, your family + your loved ones,
  • Monthly "Ask Anything" opportunities with your host, Kara
  • And so much MORE!

 

There's no chit chat, no co-hosts, no gabby guests, and no sponsors selling their services.  Just me, you, and your dream wedding celebration coming to life in the coming months!

 

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There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding ...

... and you won't find it on any free wedding checklist or generic planning timeline.

In the FREE Engagement Starter Kit BONUS SERIES, we unlock exactly how to align your WEDDING PRIORITIES with your PLANNING STRATEGY, so that you can confidently design an unforgettable wedding celebration - minus the crushing stress & overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples.

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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:

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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

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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

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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!

Nov 24, 2021

This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is a collection of wedding questions & situations submitted by members of my digital wedding planning packageThe VAULT.

Membership includes the priceless benefit of submitting your wedding questions for feature on these monthly "Ask Me Anything" shows, and this week we're discussing in detail:

  • The particulars of ELOPING
  • Shopping seasonal sales for great deals on wedding stuff (Etsy sales are EVERYWHERE right now!)
  • To airbrush, or not to airbrush?
  • Addressing STD's and invitations,
  • Pricing within a vendor contract,
  • Should we DIY the music?
  • How did you decide when to have children?
  • And, more!

Monthly membership to The VAULT also includes a weekly bonus “off the record” chat where we can connect behind-the-scenes, and go deeper into select wedding topics covered in the free weekly shows.

Enjoy TWO featured OFF THE RECORD bonus shows when you sign up for a free 3-day trial of The VAULT.

There are zero contracts, no pre-payments or obligation, and you're free to cancel anytime ... although I certainly hope you'll recognize the value in this revolutionary, ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding, and that we can continue the journey together!

Cheers to you & your dream wedding celebration,

Kara

PS - Thank you for supporting today'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.

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

Nov 10, 2021

“I’m struggling with imaging how all of my wedding reception decorations will look together - flowers, signs, decorations, tables, etc.  Any tips for making sure all my little decisions fit together in the end?”

If you’re like most of us, you're not a full service wedding or event designer (and hiring one isn't in the budget!).

So how can we trust that the dozens of small wedding decor decisions we make along the way will ultimately work together as a whole?  

Today we’re going to explore 4 ways that you can use professional design skills to create the cohesive, show-stopper look that you’re going for on your wedding day. 

These design tips are suitable for all budgets, and no - you don’t need an advanced art or design degree to pull them off! 

Tune in for easy tips on choosing your table linens, centerpiece flowers, favors, cocktail napkins, confetti, wedding party outfits, table settings, and so much more.

Links mentioned in today's show:

A special thank you to today's show sponsors!

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your wedding inside my revolutionary digital wedding planning package, The VAULT.  To get started with a FREE 3-day trial, and the flexibility to cancel anytime, visit www.wedpodcast.com

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Nov 3, 2021

Have you ever been to a small wedding reception with magical ambiance and thought, "wow, this is great but it would be so much more meaningful if there were 300 additional people here?" 

I’m guessing the answer is NO.  So why do feel so much pressure to host a huge wedding, invite everyone we know, spend all the money on all the things, and stress ourselves out every step along the way?

Small, intimate weddings have been on the Wedding Planning Podcast "trend report" for 4 years in a row, and for good reason!  I’ve always been a huge fan of a simple, scaled back celebration ... and in today’s climate, that’s never been more appropriate.

Tune in to today's brand new episode for a complete "micro wedding" blueprint, designed to make planning a breeze.  We'll cover everything you need to know to make your small celebration extra special. 

From your tiny guest list, to invitations, splurge vs. save items, planning a larger reception to follow, and your TOP micro wedding questions - we'll cover it all in this encouraging & lighthearted overview. 

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 will receive a message when your submission is queued for an upcoming episode.

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your wedding that puts YOU, your values & priorities at the center of every single decision you confidently make.  Sign up for my revolutionary digital wedding planning package here, and enjoy a FREE 3-day trial to be sure it's the perfect fit.  Zero contracts, no obligation, cancel anytime >>> www.wedpodcast.com

Thank you for supporting today's show sponsors:

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Oct 27, 2021

This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is a collection of wedding questions & situations submitted by members of my digital wedding planning packageThe VAULT.

Membership includes the priceless benefit of submitting your wedding questions for feature on these monthly Q&A shows, and this week we're discussing in detail:

  • Should we bother creating a seating chart?
  • How much alcohol should we buy for 100 guests?
  • Are "drink tickets" rude?
  • Budgeting for dress alterations
  • Details on 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.)
  • Pros to an unplugged ceremony & tips for communicating your expectations to guests
  • And so much more!

Monthly membership to The VAULT also includes a weekly bonus “off the record” chat where we can connect behind-the-scenes, and go deeper into select wedding topics covered in the free weekly shows.

Enjoy TWO featured OFF THE RECORD bonus shows when you sign up for a free 3-day trial of The VAULT.

There are zero contracts, no pre-payments or obligation, and you're free to cancel anytime ... although I certainly hope you'll recognize the value in this revolutionary, ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding, and that we can continue the journey together!

Cheers to you & your dream wedding celebration,

Kara

Oct 6, 2021

This week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast is a collection of wedding questions & situations submitted by members of my digital wedding planning packageThe VAULT.

Membership includes the priceless benefit of submitting your wedding questions for feature on these monthly Q&A shows, and this week we're discussing in detail:

  • DIY Invitations - is this really a good way to save money? (If you're interested in HIGHER quality, much MORE for your $$$ and VERY similar end-game pricing, I'd recommend Minted Weddings)
  • Processional - order, traditions, substitutions (detailed article >>> Processional Order)
  • Online bridesmaid dress shopping (including my very recent personal experience & recommendations >>> azazie.com),
  • A brief COVID update,
  • And last but certainly not least, managing disagreeable vendors.​

Monthly membership to The VAULT also includes a weekly bonus “off the record” chat where we can connect behind-the-scenes, and go deeper into select wedding topics covered in the free weekly shows.

The latest TWO featured OFF THE RECORD bonus shows are available to you for a sneak peek when you sign up for a free 3-day trial of The VAULT.

There are zero contracts, no pre-payments or obligation, and you're free to cancel anytime ... although I certainly hope you'll recognize the value in this revolutionary, ALL NEW WAY to plan your dream wedding, and that we can continue the journey together!

Cheers to you & your dream wedding celebration,

Kara

PS - Thank you for supporting this week's show sponsors:

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

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.

Sep 29, 2021

Are you drowning in wedding "etiquette" & "rules"? 

Everyone has an opinion on invitation wording, cash bars, inviting kids, and what traditions absolutely SHOULD be included in the wedding day.

Today, let’s take a step back, and reframe things ... starting with your WEDDING MINDSET.

Where wedding planning can get overwhelming is when our expectations of what a wedding “should” look like conflict with our budget, our styles, and our personalities. 

And of course, an added layer of difficulty arises when you and your partner come from different backgrounds, and one of you thinks paying $10,000 for a photographer is completely reasonable, and the other wants to spend $10,000 total on the entire wedding.

But no matter where you’re from, I’m a firm believer in your wedding day being an expression and celebration of you & your partner.  At the end of the day, you’re making a really special commitment to one another, and looking to celebrate the occasion with your loved ones.  That’s it!

With that said, let’s look at these “wedding etiquette rules” with a fresh set of eyes.  We're going to make a pledge to let go of what “everyone else is doing,” and open up the possibilities way beyond that.

Please trust that you truly have the support from me to ditch what everyone else is doing, and craft your day, your way. 

There's an ALL NEW WAY to plan your wedding, and I'm sharing a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my revolutionary digital wedding planning package so that you can see for yourself what one bride calls, "a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry."  See you there!

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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.

Jul 28, 2021

This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re demystifying the world of wedding insurance, permits and licensing.

It all seems like a big, scary topic so we're bringing it all down to very simple terms and easy tasks that you can check off your list, typically with a few simple phone calls or clicks.

Visit the FULL BLOG POST with bonus links here >>>

https://weddingplanningpodcast.co/wedding-insurance/

You’ve likely had nightmares about alllllll the things that can go wrong on your wedding day.

While I can’t buffer you against ALL mishaps like a global pandemic that spans years, a lipstick spot on your dress, swollen & hurting feet, or running out of vodka at the bar - the GOOD news is, you CAN protect yourself and your wedding from big disasters with a simple little thing called wedding insurance.

Wedding insurance is reasonably priced, and for just a couple hundred dollars can provide PRICELESS peace of mind.

Side note - Researching your wedding insurance options would be a PERFECT little task to delegate to someone who's been asking you "is there anything for the wedding I can help with?" ;)

Stick around for the second half of the show to hear your wedding questions, answered!

Please feel free to share this valuable episode with your engaged friends, or anyone who's helping you plan.  I appreciate your support of the Wedding Planning Podcast beyond words!

Cheers, Kara

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Jun 2, 2021

If you’re the type of couple who values connection and meaningful time spent with the people you love the most, then a 3-5 day  DESTINATION WEDDING might be the perfect set up for you!

Close your eyes and imagine a packed ballroom with blaring music, flashing lights, and going around to 30 different tables saying a quick hello to each one of your wedding guests.

Now, I love an amazing party just as much as the next person, and for some couples that’s how they chose to celebrate - a traditional reception, with a DJ, hundreds of guests, and a laundry list of wedding to do’s.  Cut the cake, first dance, toss the bouquet, that sort of thing.

I bet you love a good party too ... but if you're like me, then truly connecting with your loved ones in meaningful ways throughout your wedding celebration takes absolute top priority over pretty much everything else. 

And I truly believe that the best way to maximize your opportunity for connection is to design a celebration that gives you TIME and SPACE to spend time with people in a more intentional & meaningful way ... and a distraction free, unplugged 3-5 day destination wedding is just the ticket.

You’re going to hear a lot of really valuable info from Susan of Susan’s Travel Services today, and if you’d like to schedule a totally FREE informational call with her to get your destination wedding OR honeymoon plans underway, she’s just an email away!  Contact her any time at susan@susanstravelservices.com

And with that, enjoy today’s show!

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