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Planning a wedding, whether for the first time or hundredth time, can be isolating and overwhelming. Both couples new to the world of wedding planning and seasoned professionals who are busy growing and scaling their business often find themselves lost and adrift in the tedium of it all. Welcome to The Union Podcast, a show created to build a community for those in the wedding planning trenches. Join your fellow wedding friends at the round table as we discuss the challenges and joys of the wedding business, how we as wedding professionals can better serve couples, and tackle strategies to collectively grow and strengthen our businesses. The Union Podcast is a safe space for the wedding industry to come together. We dish on tips and tricks to help wedding industry pros better serve their clients and build flourishing businesses. By giving engaged couples a behind the scenes peek into the wedding industry, we also aim educate and empower couples so they can plan their wedding like a boss on any budget. The show is hosted by two Southern California wedding planners who have each taken unique approaches to their businesses, allowing them to connect and serve thousands of engaged couples each year. Jamie Wolfer of JW Coordination joins the podcast line-up to share her insightful and joyful perspective on weddings which she's shared on her wildly popular YouTube channel. Having built a business around celebrating one of the most joyous days in people's lives, Jamie has a heart for budget-minded couples and brings weekly wedding tips and tricks to her viewers in an effort to ease stress, save money, and maintain sanity. She serves the Southern California area and beyond with her wedding planner magic, and loves working one on one with treasured clients. When she's not hollering wedding tips at a camera or hanging with her couples, she enjoys hanging with her three kids and husband, tending to her massive amount of houseplants, drinking her body weight in chai lattes, and vlogging all the chaos along the way. Heather Loree Fier of The Wedding Hacker joins the mix as an author and budget wedding expert to share perspective on how vendors can better serve budget-minded couples and build stronger businesses along the way. After her event marketing company was acquired in 2018, Heather shifted her focus to the type of event she really loved - weddings! She had run a successful side-business as a wedding planner for seven years but is now ready to shake things up! Wanting to service engaged couples on slim budgets who weren’t getting much love from the wedding industry. She started pouring her money-saving knowledge into her book and business, The Wedding Hacker. Alongside her husband, Joe Fier, she’s living the entrepreneur life to the max. Her mama’s heart opened up the wild ride of hosting six foster children over two years. 2019 brings the long-awaited adventure of a biological child. Heather loves getting outside, so you might spot her hiking the trails of San Diego with the pups or playing some pickleball with the family. Together with special guests, Jamie and Heather chat about important issues that matter to the wedding community while simultaneously pulling back the curtain for a behind the scenes view for engaged couples. Join The Union Podcast for casual round-table conversations with Jamie, Heather, and special guests as they tackle key topics for each episode. We invite you to weigh in and join the discussion within the community. Enjoy each episode’s upbeat and inspirational tone intended to inspire both wedding industry entrepreneurs and newly engaged couples who enjoy a deeper (and often funnier) dive into the inner workings of the wedding industry.

Planning a wedding, whether for the first time or hundredth time, can be isolating and overwhelming. Both couples new to the world of wedding planning and seasoned professionals who are busy growing and scaling their business often find themselves lost and adrift in the tedium of it all. Welcome to The Union Podcast, a show created to build a community for those in the wedding planning trenches. Join your fellow wedding friends at the round table as we discuss the challenges and joys of the wedding business, how we as wedding professionals can better serve couples, and tackle strategies to collectively grow and strengthen our businesses. The Union Podcast is a safe space for the wedding industry to come together. We dish on tips and tricks to help wedding industry pros better serve their clients and build flourishing businesses. By giving engaged couples a behind the scenes peek into the wedding industry, we also aim educate and empower couples so they can plan their wedding like a boss on any budget. The show is hosted by two Southern California wedding planners who have each taken unique approaches to their businesses, allowing them to connect and serve thousands of engaged couples each year. Jamie Wolfer of JW Coordination joins the podcast line-up to share her insightful and joyful perspective on weddings which she's shared on her wildly popular YouTube channel. Having built a business around celebrating one of the most joyous days in people's lives, Jamie has a heart for budget-minded couples and brings weekly wedding tips and tricks to her viewers in an effort to ease stress, save money, and maintain sanity. She serves the Southern California area and beyond with her wedding planner magic, and loves working one on one with treasured clients. When she's not hollering wedding tips at a camera or hanging with her couples, she enjoys hanging with her three kids and husband, tending to her massive amount of houseplants, drinking her body weight in chai lattes, and vlogging all the chaos along the way. Heather Loree Fier of The Wedding Hacker joins the mix as an author and budget wedding expert to share perspective on how vendors can better serve budget-minded couples and build stronger businesses along the way. After her event marketing company was acquired in 2018, Heather shifted her focus to the type of event she really loved - weddings! She had run a successful side-business as a wedding planner for seven years but is now ready to shake things up! Wanting to service engaged couples on slim budgets who weren’t getting much love from the wedding industry. She started pouring her money-saving knowledge into her book and business, The Wedding Hacker. Alongside her husband, Joe Fier, she’s living the entrepreneur life to the max. Her mama’s heart opened up the wild ride of hosting six foster children over two years. 2019 brings the long-awaited adventure of a biological child. Heather loves getting outside, so you might spot her hiking the trails of San Diego with the pups or playing some pickleball with the family. Together with special guests, Jamie and Heather chat about important issues that matter to the wedding community while simultaneously pulling back the curtain for a behind the scenes view for engaged couples. Join The Union Podcast for casual round-table conversations with Jamie, Heather, and special guests as they tackle key topics for each episode. We invite you to weigh in and join the discussion within the community. Enjoy each episode’s upbeat and inspirational tone intended to inspire both wedding industry entrepreneurs and newly engaged couples who enjoy a deeper (and often funnier) dive into the inner workings of the wedding industry.

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Planning a wedding, whether for the first time or hundredth time, can be isolating and overwhelming. Both couples new to the world of wedding planning and seasoned professionals who are busy growing and scaling their business often find themselves lost and adrift in the tedium of it all. Welcome to The Union Podcast, a show created to build a community for those in the wedding planning trenches. Join your fellow wedding friends at the round table as we discuss the challenges and joys of the wedding business, how we as wedding professionals can better serve couples, and tackle strategies to collectively grow and strengthen our businesses. The Union Podcast is a safe space for the wedding industry to come together. We dish on tips and tricks to help wedding industry pros better serve their clients and build flourishing businesses. By giving engaged couples a behind the scenes peek into the wedding industry, we also aim educate and empower couples so they can plan their wedding like a boss on any budget. The show is hosted by two Southern California wedding planners who have each taken unique approaches to their businesses, allowing them to connect and serve thousands of engaged couples each year. Jamie Wolfer of JW Coordination joins the podcast line-up to share her insightful and joyful perspective on weddings which she's shared on her wildly popular YouTube channel. Having built a business around celebrating one of the most joyous days in people's lives, Jamie has a heart for budget-minded couples and brings weekly wedding tips and tricks to her viewers in an effort to ease stress, save money, and maintain sanity. She serves the Southern California area and beyond with her wedding planner magic, and loves working one on one with treasured clients. When she's not hollering wedding tips at a camera or hanging with her couples, she enjoys hanging with her three kids and husband, tending to her massive amount of houseplants, drinking her body weight in chai lattes, and vlogging all the chaos along the way. Heather Loree Fier of The Wedding Hacker joins the mix as an author and budget wedding expert to share perspective on how vendors can better serve budget-minded couples and build stronger businesses along the way. After her event marketing company was acquired in 2018, Heather shifted her focus to the type of event she really loved - weddings! She had run a successful side-business as a wedding planner for seven years but is now ready to shake things up! Wanting to service engaged couples on slim budgets who weren’t getting much love from the wedding industry. She started pouring her money-saving knowledge into her book and business, The Wedding Hacker. Alongside her husband, Joe Fier, she’s living the entrepreneur life to the max. Her mama’s heart opened up the wild ride of hosting six foster children over two years. 2019 brings the long-awaited adventure of a biological child. Heather loves getting outside, so you might spot her hiking the trails of San Diego with the pups or playing some pickleball with the family. Together with special guests, Jamie and Heather chat about important issues that matter to the wedding community while simultaneously pulling back the curtain for a behind the scenes view for engaged couples. Join The Union Podcast for casual round-table conversations with Jamie, Heather, and special guests as they tackle key topics for each episode. We invite you to weigh in and join the discussion within the community. Enjoy each episode’s upbeat and inspirational tone intended to inspire both wedding industry entrepreneurs and newly engaged couples who enjoy a deeper (and often funnier) dive into the inner workings of the wedding industry.

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English


Episodes

What Officiants Wish Wedding Planners Knew With Jp And Clint From Wedding Ceremony Podcast

4/13/2021
About Clint Hufft: Rev. Clint is a well–known and respected personality in the Wedding Industry. Reverend Clint Hufft began officiating wedding ceremonies in 1995. Each ceremony is unique because the couple is "hands on" during the entire ceremony creation process. Every detail connected to the ceremony is addressed. As a Non-Denominational Officiant, Rev. Clint has been blessed to marry hundreds of couples from all over the world. The variety of backgrounds, traditions, cultures and...

Duration:00:37:32

Elana Walker: Pricing Yourself Like a Pro

4/6/2021
About Elana Walker: Certified wedding planner of Elana Walker Events, co-author of Planners Unplugged, wedding industry mentor, and founder of Elana Walker Events & Wedding industry expert speaker. Named Top Wedding Planner by Brides, over the past 11 years, Elana has developed a business founded on her expertise, timeless style, attention to detail, and ability to build a trusting and lasting relationship with her clients. Elana's number one goal is to create a wedding experience that...

Duration:00:48:03

Catalina Viau: What is Owning a Photobooth Business Really Like?

3/30/2021
About Catalina Viau: Catalina is one of the Photobooth profession’s top mentors. She is the founder of MDRN Photobooth Company. In just 3 years, she grew her company from a single booth in one city to 20+ booths in 3 cities (about to be 4). Cat shares her knowledge freely through her photo booth training website, educational videos like “Secrets To Running a 6 Figure Photobooth Business” and weekly with Photobooth Supply Co Social Media. In this episode, Jamie, Heather, and Catalina...

Duration:00:40:00

Megan Garmers: Instagram Isn’t Optional

3/23/2021
About Megan Garmers: Megan Garmers, Founder and Director of The Bridal Masterclass, is a business coach and sales and marketing strategist with experience spanning the last 2 decades in multiple industries. She has taught for The Knot since 2011, named as one of their Educators and one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Wedding Pros”. She speaks across the globe at the various schools, individual companies, and industry events such as Wedding MBA, The Knot Pro Experience, Aisle Planner’s Aisle...

Duration:00:43:26

Megan Gillikin: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

3/16/2021
About Megan Gillikin: Megan is a veteran wedding planner, podcast host, and international speaker dedicated to making life easier for her fellow wedding pros. Her love for mentoring blossomed from her tumultuous entrepreneurship journey: In 2010 Megan purchased her planning business, A Southern Soiree and revived the struggling brand into one of North Carolina’s most sought-after firms serving a luxury clientele. Between her own experiences and hearing others’ stories first-hand as the host...

Duration:00:39:01

Carrie Hayward: How do Disney Weddings Work?

3/9/2021
About Carrie Hayward: When print and broadcast journalist Carrie Hayward began planning her EPCOT wedding, the only way to get the information and real pricing required to determine whether one could afford a Disney wedding was to sign a contract for one! After her wedding, Carrie wanted to share what she’d learned with other couples to help them decide and to show them ways to customize their Disney weddings to their tastes and budgets. Since 2012, Carrie has also hosted the Disney Wedding...

Duration:00:31:52

Scarlett Baily: Art, Weddings, & Business Growth

3/2/2021
About Scarlett Baily: Scarlett Baily is a Chicana visual artist specializing in murals, portraiture, and illustration. Working on a large scale and often to a public audience, Baily’s work draws attention to the nuances of culture with an intent to preserve diversity. Through unexpected artistic encounters, Baily hopes to bring communities together to evoke critical thinking and curiosity. The long sinuous lines and gestural minimalism that mark Scarlett’s style, recall her fashion...

Duration:00:45:49

Kalyn of Queerly Beloved: How to Create Intentional Content to Support Your Community

2/23/2021
About Kalyn: Kayln: Kitchen is the tenacious and shouty mastermind behind Queerly Beloved, a wedding marketplace for LGBTQ+ people in love and the vendors that celebrate them. She broke into the wedding industry in 2009 as a photographer and has always had a soft spot for authentic, unapologetic love in all its forms. She currently lives in Denver with her new wife and their three-legged dog. In this episode, Jamie, Heather, and Kalyn discuss: Key Takeaways: "So many people end up...

Duration:00:51:31

Dan and Danielle: What’s Next in the Wedding World?

2/16/2021
In this episode, Jamie, Heather, Dan, and Danielle discuss: Key Takeaways: "Couples had to stop thinking about the party and make it about their intention and priority." — Danielle Connect with Dan and Danielle: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielMoyerPhotography https://www.facebook.com/putaringonitpodcast Website: https://putaringonitpodcast.com/ Show: Put a Ring on it Podcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:47:20

What’s in Our Wedding Day Emergency Kit?

2/9/2021
In this episode, Jamie and Heather discuss: Key Takeaways: Connect with The Union Podcast: Website: https://theunionpodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionpodcast/?hl=en Show: https://theunionpodcast.com/our-podcast/ Connect with Jamie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAcY6YGgF-RgGYXTsOENbA Website: https://jwcoordination.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jwcoordination/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JWCoordination/ Connect with...

Duration:00:35:02

Brandon Wong: Here’s an Additional 5-Figure Revenue Stream for Your Business

2/2/2021
About Brandon Wong: Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Brandon began his first business in college with his future wife, Katrina Santos. They chose the creative industry of wedding photography, and it took off... literally. The jetsetters found themselves photographing nuptials in Australia, Mexico, Singapore, Canada, and all over the US. Shortly after graduating college, their business had surpassed six figures in profit. Finding it difficult to scale a service-based business, Brandon and...

Duration:00:31:42

Styled Shoots: The Good, the Bad, & the Beautiful

1/26/2021
In this episode, Jamie and Heather discuss: Key Takeaways: Connect with The Union Podcast: Website: https://theunionpodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionpodcast/?hl=en Show: https://theunionpodcast.com/our-podcast/ Connect with Jamie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAcY6YGgF-RgGYXTsOENbA Website: https://jwcoordination.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jwcoordination/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JWCoordination/ Connect...

Duration:00:34:09

One Year Anniversary: We Survived 2020!

1/19/2021
In this episode, Jamie and Heather discuss: Key Takeaways: SIGN UP FOR THE MASTERMIND: https://wolferandco.thrivecart.com/mastermind Mentioned: https://jwcoordination.com/timeline Connect with The Union Podcast: Website: https://theunionpodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionpodcast/?hl=en Show: https://theunionpodcast.com/our-podcast/ Connect with Jamie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAcY6YGgF-RgGYXTsOENbA Website:...

Duration:00:41:00

Kunbi Odubogun: Don’t Get Screwed (or Sued)

1/12/2021
About Kunbi Odubogun: Kunbi Odubogun is a Business Attorney and Publisher with over 10 years in the legal and creative industries. As founder of leading events publication Perfete, Kunbi is personally versed in the needs of creatives and online entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of Legally Set a template shop offering legally sound contract templates for entrepreneurs and creative business owners In this episode, Jamie, Heather, and Kunbi Odubogun discuss: Key Takeaways: "You look...

Duration:00:42:51

Daniel Linares: Tripling Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

1/5/2021
About Daniel Linares: Daniel is a born a raised New Yorker from the most diverse city in the world – Queens, NY – Daniel Linares is the founder of DLE Event Group. DLE is a premium wedding entertainment agency specializing in DJ and Hybrid DJ Band services. He had his biggest month ever in June 2020 during the pandemic booking 65 virtual graduations and proms within 21 days. He is also a coach and business strategist that helps Wedding Pros position themselves as elite in their market so...

Duration:00:54:30

Anna Bennett: We’ve Been Doing Pinterest Wrong

12/29/2020
About Anna Bennett: Power influencer and Pinterest marketing strategist Anna Bennett is the owner of White Glove Social Media and co-founder of True North Marketing Inc. As a Pinterest for business expert, she’s been helping businesses supercharge traffic and sales growth with Pinterest since 2012. In this episode, Jamie, Heather, and Anna discuss: Key Takeaways: "No problem equals no sales." — Anna Bennett Connect with Anna Bennett: Facebook:...

Duration:00:50:26

This One is for the Mom-Prenuers

12/22/2020
In this episode, Jamie and Heather discuss: Key Takeaways: Connect with The Union Podcast: Website: https://theunionpodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionpodcast/?hl=en Show: https://theunionpodcast.com/our-podcast/ Connect with Jamie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAcY6YGgF-RgGYXTsOENbA Website: https://jwcoordination.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jwcoordination/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JWCoordination/ Connect with...

Duration:00:34:47

Kathryn Joachim: More Than a Brand: Creating Connection

12/15/2020
About Kathryn Joachim: Kathryn Joachim is a brand designer and strategist for creative professionals. While she loves playing with great typefaces and creating timeless logos, what she’s really passionate about is helping artists grow confident and heartfelt businesses that are profitable and purposeful. She’s been delighted to work with clients of all sizes in her career as a graphic designer — from award-winning creatives to New York Times bestselling authors. She lives in Louisville,...

Duration:00:39:46

Wedding Vendor Horror Stories

12/8/2020
In this episode, Jamie and Heather discuss: Key Takeaways: Connect with The Union Podcast: Website: https://theunionpodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unionpodcast/?hl=en Show: https://theunionpodcast.com/our-podcast/ Connect with Jamie: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAcY6YGgF-RgGYXTsOENbA Website: https://jwcoordination.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jwcoordination/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JWCoordination/ Connect with...

Duration:00:42:55

Matt Remuzzi: Accounting Advice That Doesn’t Suck

12/1/2020
About Matt Remuzzi: Matt Remuzzi owns CapForge, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based Corporation he founded in 2000 and incorporated in 2003. He has a BA and an MBA as well as various bookkeeping certifications. We currently have over 850 small business clients we help run their businesses better through smart bookkeeping and accounting and general business consulting. Every business owner can grow their business and reduce their stress if they run things the right way! In this episode, Jamie,...

Duration:00:54:30