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2 fun-loving, wildly experienced Wedding Consultants share their deepest, darkest secrets to help you plan your wedding. You'll learn a lot. Laugh even more. And most importantly get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your big day. This is not your traditional wedding blog. Trust us. You can't make this stuff up. Email us your questions and we will answer! thebigweddingplanningpodcast@gmail.com If you love our show, please call us and leave a message! You might hear yourself on the show. (415) 723-1625

2 fun-loving, wildly experienced Wedding Consultants share their deepest, darkest secrets to help you plan your wedding. You'll learn a lot. Laugh even more. And most importantly get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your big day. This is not your traditional wedding blog. Trust us. You can't make this stuff up. Email us your questions and we will answer! thebigweddingplanningpodcast@gmail.com If you love our show, please call us and leave a message! You might hear yourself on the show. (415) 723-1625
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2 fun-loving, wildly experienced Wedding Consultants share their deepest, darkest secrets to help you plan your wedding. You'll learn a lot. Laugh even more. And most importantly get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your big day. This is not your traditional wedding blog. Trust us. You can't make this stuff up. Email us your questions and we will answer! thebigweddingplanningpodcast@gmail.com If you love our show, please call us and leave a message! You might hear yourself on the show. (415) 723-1625

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415-723-1625


Episodes

#157 The Original Butt Sketch. A Unique Vendor

8/21/2019
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Today’s guest is the one and only, the original, the man, the myth, the legend - Krandel Lee Newton, of Dallas Texas. Krandel graciously joined Christy and her family for dinner recently and they talked and hung out for over 4 hours. Afterward, Christy’s parent’s said, “That was one of the most interesting and enjoyable guests we have ever had the pleasure of hosting! Thank you, Christy!” We think after this episode, you will share their sentiments. At least we hope you do! Krandel Lee...

Duration:01:18:53

#156 Post-Wedding Planning

8/14/2019
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Andrew and Rodger Jones were clients of Christy’s earlier this year. We met them in Boston at the TBWPP meet-up (episode #147) and have stayed great friends. They join us to talk about what happens after the wedding, once the ceremony is over, and the planner is gone. Big Takeaways If you have a lot of individually wrapped items, be aware of the waste. Often the caterer is responsible for taking trash off site, and does not want to deal with the excessive waste at the end of the night....

Duration:01:14:34

#155 Indian and Fusion Weddings

8/7/2019
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Deval Parekh and Isha Gandhi are owners of iDev Event Company, LLC., a wedding planning company that specializes in South Asian and Fusion Weddings. They offer services such as wedding and event planning, Month and Day-of coordination, bridal and party henna, Mehndi, and live Bollywood singing and music. iDev specializes in ethnic weddings. Their motto is, “No matter what the event, never compromise on food, alcohol, and music.” Isha joins us to talk about her journey into becoming the...

Duration:01:07:55

#154 You Ask, We Answer - 21

7/31/2019
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Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition. Housekeeping Join the Patreon fun!! We need patrons to keep the podcast going, now more than ever! Quick thank you to our new patrons: Lydia, Clarissa, Jennie, Cori, Margo, Rhain, Sara, Anne Marie, Bethany, Aleah, Megan and Marty! Thank you! EMAIL - too much information?? ASK - First, thank you so much for this podcast it has been a savings grace for my sometimes over organized, love to have control everything, used...

Duration:01:03:55

#153 Race & Representation In The Wedding Industry

7/24/2019
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In this special episode, we have the talented wedding planner, Tamara Jones. After a very poignant email from listener, Felicia Reid, we hope to begin to address some of the glaring roadblocks and differences that appear as a person of color planning a wedding. As well as address ways that all of us can help increase inclusivity in the wedding world. Big Takeaways As we continue the dialogue, we must ask the questions of inclusivity and experience up front. There needs to be more visibility....

Duration:01:02:07

#152 Festivals, Food Trucks & Weddings

7/17/2019
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Desirée Adams is a wedding planner in Upstate New York who creates heirloom occasions for modern couples. After seven years producing high-level events for internationally-recognized companies in Washington, DC, she took a break to focus on her young children. But she couldn't stay away for long. Three years and three moves later, she founded Verve Event Co. in 2017. Focusing on efficiency and artful design, Desirée helps couples enjoy planning their modern wedding so they still have time...

Duration:01:02:07

#151 You Ask, We Answer - 20

7/10/2019
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Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer BONUS episode! We are answering questions from the facebook group. HMU TIMELINE Ask: Okay guys HELP! My wedding is in about 16 days and I am putting together my wedding day timeline. I have been going back-and-forth with my hair and make up team and my photographer about what time we should start and finish hair and make up and what time the photographer should show up. My photographer said he’s very flexible (as he is a friend of mine.) But this...

Duration:00:57:54

#150 Will You Marry Us?

7/3/2019
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Just because your friend is officiating your wedding, doesn’t mean it has to feel amateur and boring. Mark Groleau is a professional wedding officiant, and he runs the company “Unboring Wedding.” Not only does he work with couples to officiate a personal, and lovely ceremony. But he can also teach your friend to do the same! Big Takeaways Over-customizing isn’t unnecessary. Not many people have unlimited free time to retreat and construct the perfect ceremony. Remember that you are not the...

Duration:01:09:09

#149 - You Ask, We Answer - 19

6/26/2019
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Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition. Housekeeping Hashtag #planthatwedding so we can see your pics! Share your engagement pics with us (with photographer credit) so we can share. And BIG thank you to those of you who already have. Next month will have 2 YAWAS and one will be all QA from our awesome facebook group! Voicemail ASK My wedding is next may, in 2020. I wanna know where I should put the Horrah on the timeline, since I’m a Jewish bride. The...

Duration:01:01:46

#148 Small Details, Big Impact - Valley & Co.

6/19/2019
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Weddings are a special day, and though you want them to be beautiful and picturesque, it is also important to create a unique experience and long lasting memories. Aleah and Nick Valley of Valley and Co share about their favorite wedding experiences, their coffee table book "Storied Weddings," and give loads of great advice on how to make a great day no matter how big the wedding. Big Takeaways You are not planning just a photoshoot, you're planning a memory. Great pictures are the ones that...

Duration:01:01:02

#147 From Boston to LA - Christy & Michelle Live!

6/12/2019
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Michelle and Christy record together from LA - to frame the narrative for their Boston visit earlier this year to emcee at WED 2019. We were also lucky enough to meet many of our Boston listeners at our first ever Meetup and it was so fun!! We had a wonderful time at WED - an interactive, educational experience as the emcees. We also got to record live with attendees (and some of their moms!) at the event and we loved it! We hope you enjoy this special, bi-coastal episode. Big Takeaways: Get...

Duration:01:20:11

#146 "Marriage Means Family" A Transgender Wedding

6/5/2019
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Brenda and Mason have been through a lot to get to where they are now: newlyweds celebrating each day they have together as a married couple. In this episode, a couple shares their individual stories of transitions that led them to each other, and explain what marriage means to them. Big Takeaways Self realization plays a huge part in the love story of Brenda and Mason. Each came to their true identities later in life, although they took pretty opposite roads to get there. When they met,...

Duration:01:05:49

#145 You Ask, We Answer - 18

5/29/2019
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Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition. Housekeeping Our website has some new features! One is a mailing list. Click Here sign up for emails and news from us! Also, it has a ‘search’ option. You can search for specific topics and find out what episode will answer your questions. Give it a shot! We also have a facebook group now full of great advice, and community! Also - we offer consulting and it’s awesome! Email us if you want to book some hours in June...

Duration:01:01:33

#144 Spotlight Series: Birdy Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

5/28/2019
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Birdy Grey has revolutionized the hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dress. After realizing the accessibility, and quality of bridesmaid dresses didn’t reflect the price, two best friends, Grace Lee (formerly of InStyle Magazine and Kate Spade New York) and Monica Ashauer (of McKinsey and Co, and Ralph Lauren) started this company offering beautiful, well-made dresses for under $100. Big Takeaways There are 15 styles and 15 colors to choose from, meaning that every dress can match without...

Duration:00:27:40

#143 Wedding Aesthetic. Where to begin?

5/22/2019
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The idea of designing a wedding is stressful! We’ve all been down a Pinterest hole or two, consumed with ideas and inspiration that just lead to more confusion and anxiety. Thankfully, there’s Kasey Kyprianou, a wedding designer, to help bring your significant other and your authentic selves into your big day. Through getting to know you on a more personal level, Kasey is able to transform your wishes into beautiful designs for everything from invitations to signage and more. Big Takeaways...

Duration:01:01:10

#142 Don't Forget The Honeymoon!

5/15/2019
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No matter where you are in the wedding planning process, the idea of also planning a honeymoon is exhausting. Of course, after the big day, you want nothing more than to celebrate with your partner. And thankfully, there are people who can help! Our guest, Irina Vishnevskaya works tirelessly to help plan the perfect honeymoon. Irina is part of Alle Travel, a spruced up version of a travel agency. They make it easier for newlyweds, and others, to plan the perfect getaway. Big Takeaways Don't...

Duration:01:05:10

#141 Wedding Body Positivity

5/8/2019
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We have both had our share of clients who have big plans to lose weight or tighten up in the months before their wedding. You know, the time when you are busy working, and planning a wedding, and dealing with family AND celebrating being engaged...all in a short, pressure-cooker timeline...not the most optimal time of your life to successfully change your diet and workout routine. But nevertheless, sometimes new habits are formed during wedding planning, in a GOOD way, and these changes can...

Duration:00:56:32

#140 Plan Your Wedding In 90 Days

5/1/2019
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It’s possible! Some people prefer to plan their wedding in a short amount of time rather than musing over all of the details for a year or more. Who are these people? How do they do it? What makes them successful? Our guest today is David DiVincenzo - event director at Planterra Events in Detroit, and he is very experienced working with couples that opt for a short timeline - for various reasons. He’s breaking down all of the tips, tricks and best practices for us. Here’s the bio: David has...

Duration:00:57:09

#139 You Ask, We Answer - 17

4/24/2019
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Welcome to Spring! Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition. Housekeeping - our website has some new features! One is a mailing list. Click Here (https://thebigweddingplanningpodcast.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=73b281d3b49edeed803564358&id=8d8072f453) sign up for emails and news from us! Also, it has a ‘search’ option. You can search for specific topics and find out what episode will answer your questions. Give it a shot! Also - we offer consulting and...

Duration:00:57:23

#138 Wedding Resale

4/17/2019
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If you’re wondering how to buy some of the DIY elements at your wedding for cheap, or what the heck to do with all of the chargers, linens and vases that you bought for your wedding, this is the episode for you! Jodi Colella runs a hugely successful facebook group – Pittsburgh Wedding Community – which began in 2012 as a local resale group. Turns out there’s a huge demand for wedding items and lots of people were arranging parking lot meet ups to buy and sell wedding goods. (Now there’s over...

Duration:00:54:53