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When Less is MORE | 5 Micro Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding Planning Podcast

Release Date: 11/03/2021

"Need help - Our wedding planner is OUT OF CONTROL."

Wedding Planning Podcast

There are some incredibly simple steps to creating a crystal clear vision of exactly how you want your wedding celebration to unfold.  This week's featured meeting is a detailed overview of ways to cut through the noise, and stay focused on your priorities.  Here's an overview of the specific scenario we'll be discussing: "How can we reign in our wedding planner?  Our venue includes a coordinator for the rehearsal and wedding day, and initially I was pleasantly surprised by how accommodating and informative she is.  Since the initial relief and excitement of finding and...

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Renting air bnb Wedding Venue, Working w/ a $5000 Budget, Hiring a Babysitter for Reception? show art Renting air bnb Wedding Venue, Working w/ a $5000 Budget, Hiring a Babysitter for Reception?

Wedding Planning Podcast

This week I have a mailbox full of your wedding planning questions to review!  Here's a full look at everything on our agenda this week: What’s a nice way of asking the moms to wear a certain style / color? Who to invite to your bachelorette party (just bridesmaids or others, too?) Having a hard time finding a venue that will allow a food truck, BYOB, in our area, for about $5000 budget.  There will be about 50 - 100 guests.  I’m about to say screw it and elope, but I know we’ll regret it, any suggestions?   Should I hire a babysitter for the reception? What if...

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Eight Ways to SAVE $3,650 on Your Wedding! show art Eight Ways to SAVE $3,650 on Your Wedding!

Wedding Planning Podcast

Our goal this week on the Wedding Planning Podcast?  To save YOU $3,650 on your final wedding bill! We could literally talk for hours about all the pretty things you see on Pinterest & Instagram that do not HAVE to be a part of your wedding celebration. In the interest of time, I’ve chosen EIGHT wedding elements that I would suggest skipping - or scaling waaaaaaaaay back on.  I think you'll be shocked at how easy it is for us to save over $3,000 over the course of a 20 minute conversation! If your goal is a simple, beautiful, and affordable wedding - then the sky is the limit on...

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STREAMLINE + SIMPLIFY These Common Wedding Planning Scenarios show art STREAMLINE + SIMPLIFY These Common Wedding Planning Scenarios

Wedding Planning Podcast

STREAMLINE + SIMPLIFY has been a tagline for the WPP literally since I created the show way back in 2015.  (Look closely, it's even on our old logo!) Not only are these two of my favorite words in the English language - that I try and live by in ALL aspects of my life - more specifically, they perfectly summarize my approach to wedding planning.   Every situation you’ll encounter throughout your engagement can be examined through the lens of simplicity and potentially scaled back or streamlined in some way that will make your life easier, more affordable, more relaxing, and...

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Tips for Maximizing Your Engagement Photo Shoot show art Tips for Maximizing Your Engagement Photo Shoot

Wedding Planning Podcast

Engagement photos are an incredible opportunity to capture you & your fiancé in your happiest moments, and to share those images across your save the dates, your wedding website, holiday cards, and as decorations throughout your wedding celebration. The thing is, choosing the perfect outfits, getting hair & make up just right so that you look incredible but still natural, and posing effortlessly is actually much harder than it looks!   Choosing what you’re going to wear and struggling through a last minute hair and makeup session an hour before you meet your photographer is not a...

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The Ultimate Guide to a CHEAP + EASY The Ultimate Guide to a CHEAP + EASY "Staycation" Wedding Planning Retreat

Wedding Planning Podcast

How are you supposed to manage all the stress of daily life ON TOP OF trying to plan a wedding on our own, with a million different opinions, options, and outside factors pulling me in a million different directions? While I cannot send your future mother in law to therapy, or predict the future of an ever-evolving pandemic virus that has put life into a tailspin for coming up on two years now, or convince your boss to let you have a week off to plan your wedding uninterrupted, I DO have a great solution for you if you’re feeling like wedding stuff is about to be the straw that broke...

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Ten Wedding Planning BLIND SPOTS to Avoid show art Ten Wedding Planning BLIND SPOTS to Avoid

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Please, save yourself the stress & avoid these TEN wedding planning "blind spots" at all costs! FULL BLOG POST & links from today's episode available here: Over the past 4 years of producing the Wedding Planning Podcast, one of my favorite pieces of feedback from you is some variation of, “WOW, we never would have even thought of that!” I love sharing wedding planning ideas and strategies that go beyond what you might find if you simply google something, or browse through a quick article on a wedding website.  Don’t get me wrong, we cover the basics here too - but I LOVE...

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Wedding Venue Contract Essentials show art Wedding Venue Contract Essentials

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Today’s convo is a wedding planning strategy GEM!  We’re going to cover every single last little thing that should be included within your wedding venue contract.  If you’ve already booked a venue and signed a contract, I’d suggest pulling out your actual document & sticking around for today's convo to be sure that all the key items are addressed. Your wedding venue is literally the centerpiece of your dream wedding celebration.  It’s also likely the most expensive decision you’ll make throughout the course of your engagement, so we need to be extra cautious in...

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Top 10 Wedding Expenses That Couples Fail to Plan For show art Top 10 Wedding Expenses That Couples Fail to Plan For

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Most engaged couples fail to plan for the sneaky little expenses that start to appear in the final months before the wedding. Today we’re going to cover a sampling of these unexpected budget busters, so that you're not caught off-guard - stuck making impulsive last minute decisions out of stress or lack of information.   A special THANK YOU for supporting today's show sponsors: Thousands of couples have planned simple, meaningful & affordable multi-event wedding celebrations, and you can do it too with  Long Wedding Weekend by Design is my all new digital wedding planning...

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Setting Up a Cheap & Easy Appetizer Spread show art Setting Up a Cheap & Easy Appetizer Spread

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The cost of food & drinks can be a huge source of frustration when planning your wedding.  I can’t tell you how many messages I get from couples who are utterly horrified by the per person fee for dinner & drinks - and rightfully so!  Today we’re going to explore setting up your own appetizer spread, and I think you’ll be blown away by the savings.   Tune in for my detailed roadmap to menu planning, shopping, and setting it all up. We'll review how much to buy, where to shop, and what you can expect the total price tag to be for TWO different sample menu options....

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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. 

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