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Wedding Planning Podcast

Release Date: 11/24/2021

Prepping for 12 UNPLANNED Wedding Day Details + Scenarios show art Prepping for 12 UNPLANNED Wedding Day Details + Scenarios

Wedding Planning Podcast

A fun piece of feedback I hear from you, especially after our wedding Q&A shows, is “wow, we never even would have thought of that!”  Today I 'm revealing a list of 12 wedding details that are really easy to overlook ... and being on top of them can literally change the course of your wedding day.   These little "aha moments" can stack up quickly and mean the difference from frantically skirting a bunch of mini disasters, to proactively being prepared for all the little hiccups and bumps that will naturally occur throughout the course of your wedding...

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"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

Wedding Planning Podcast

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

Wedding Planning Podcast

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

Wedding Planning Podcast

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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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

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