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Holiday Wedding Ideas - Episode #145

Today we want to give you some ideas for a holiday wedding. From Thanksgiving to New Years we cover them all. DON'T FORGET THE GIVEAWAY *We totally skipped Halloween! Christmas- Reception tables- Formal setting- Outdoorsy setting- Winter White- Hanukkah – We did research, couldn't find too much. The "Holiday of Light" is a wonderful time to begin a marriage of light and happiness. New Years- ***Listener Question*** Hi guys! I love listening to your podcast - it has been SO...

Duration: 00:46:42

#144 - Parents and Weddings

We felt that we had to discuss these posts that have gone viral. Parents and weddings can bring out the best and worst! Mother Writes Offensively Tone-Deaf Letter About Her Daughter’s Wedding, Becomes Internet Villain Daughter’s friend being in wedding: My 27-year-old daughter and her best friend, Katie, have been best friends since they were 4. Katie practically grew up in our house and is like a daughter to me. My daughter recently got engaged to her fiancé and announced that Katie would...

Duration: 00:27:02

#143 - Wedding Planning Questions

We received a listener email with lots of wedding planning questions! Thank you for that. Also, we talk Kids and weddings. ***Listener Question*** Hi, ladies! Love listening to your podcast during my commute to work! I got engaged about a month ago and it is probably time to start planning. I have some questions I wanted to ask: How much should I budget for a day of coordinator? Would you know if there would be cost differences pending month for the reception? Possibly between Oct to...

Duration: 00:21:35

#142 - Wedding Guest Complaints

Wedding Guest Complaints ACCOMMODATIONS: DRESS CODES: CEREMONIES: RECEPTIONS: SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: FOOD: MUSIC: PHOTOGRAPHY: WEDDING FAVORS: Check out Episode #35 CASH BAR: THE WEDDING DATE: INVITATIONS: ***Listener Question*** Hello Ladies, I need some help!!!! The venue we have booked has just been closed until the fires are contained and I'm not sure if we should look for another venue. Our wedding is in March and the invitations have been sent out since this is a...

Duration: 00:49:51

#141 - The Fattest Bride You Know

More Today we discuss a blog post that we both found very interesting on fat brides. Listen in to hear our commentary on all the things mentioned in the blog post. From Blog Sweet Jane Says **Author's Note: I wear a US size 14-16 and I fully acknowledge my privilege of being a white, acceptable fat. My experience was extremely poor and I cannot imagine (but would love to hear about) the experiences of other fat and super fat brides** imagineimagineGabi...

Duration: 00:32:14


The average cost of weddings changes from year to year. We are sharing 2016 average costs! Average Cost of a Wedding in the US: $35,329 up from $31, 213 Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29; Groom, 31 Average Number of Guests: 141 Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5 Average Number of Groomsmen: 5 Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (15%) Average Length of Engagement: 15 months Most Popular Month to Get Married: October (16%) and September...

Duration: 00:35:26

#139 - Wedding Venues in Western Montana

This is Kate of GSquared Weddings last guest co-host show this time around. We will definitely have her back. Since Kate has shot a lot of weddings in Montana, we thought it would be a great time to tell you about a few great venues in the area. Skyridge Ranch Ronan MT Spacious, rustic barn and wide-open, Big Sky Country Indoor space of 4800 square feet Backdrop of the Mission Mountains On site rentals: Chairs, Tables, and dishes All year round option! The Silver Knot Kleffner...

Duration: 00:42:07

#83 - The Weather and Your Plan B

In this episode, we are discussing Plan b - just in case. What happens when it rains on your wedding day? Well, first of all, you can take it as a good luck token. Secondly, Do you have a plan B? Do you know what your plan B even is? Let us help you plan for those just in case moments. What if one of your hired vendors comes down with the flu or a case of meningitis? What if your DJ goes into labor? What if your caterer has a breakout of salmonella? Talking with your vendors and having a...

Duration: 00:14:04

#138 - Lessons Learned

Awesome feedback on previous shows. Thank you to all of you that took the time to comment! Lessons learned by newly weds when it comes to wedding planning. If it can be delegated, do it Hiring Pros Be more patient with your fiancé Stress less and let go Things will happen Do it because you want not because everyone else is doing it Decor, dress, traditions Eat in private Dinner while signing docs or before the reception, food will go cold Schedule alone time during the day...

Duration: 00:55:00

#137 - All About the Wedding Rehearsal

All About the Wedding Rehearsal – Episode #137 This is what we consider the "perfect" wedding rehearsal. Kate with GSquared Weddings joins Kim to share her insight on wedding rehearsals. *Be on time* A time to ask all questions Who should attend: What to do How long should it be When should it be What to talk about during General tour of venue (restrooms...) Dinner Remember that this is your time to figure it all out! Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing...

Duration: 00:17:52

#136 - Wedding Day Delegating

We always tell you to delegate, but we haven't told you what to delegate and to whom. Today we are going to do just that. We've found a few things that you can delegate to your friends and family. Wedding Day Delegating: Special thanks to sponsor: Shop The City These are dependent on the person and their talents. Maid/Matron of Honor: Mother of the Bride: Mother of the Groom: Fathers or uncles: *Please consider hiring at least a day of planner. Experienced and...

Duration: 01:09:37

#135 How to Interview Your Wedding Photographer #135

How to Interview Your Wedding Photographer - Episodes #135 Today we are going to go through the interview process with a wedding photographer. We are joined by Kate with GSquared Weddings. First contact? Email (preferred) What to say? As much detail, as possible!!! More detail=more excited to work with you. Specific date or lots of flexibility. Budget limitations When to send? Recommend at least a year Phone call? What to say if different from the email? Date, venue (travel fee), Any...

Duration: 00:56:19

#134 - Olympic Peninsula Wedding Venues

Olympic Peninsula Wedding Venues – Episode #134 The next stop in our series of wedding venues is the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington state. Mountains, rainforests and the ocean it has everything! Lost Mountain Lodge Sequim, WA Can accommodate 50 guests for an outdoor day event and 40 inside. They have indoor space in case the weather does not cooperate or if it is winter. The entire lodge must be booked for a minimum of two nights for your event NatureBridge Port Angeles,...

Duration: 00:24:49

#133 - Another Wedding Q&A Session

Another Wedding Q&A Session – Episode #133 It's time for another Wedding Q&A session. We are all about giving you the answers you want. From reserving seats to thank you gifts. We've got it all for you. Before we get to that, we want to thank you all for your support and sharing of the show. We enjoy doing this and are so glad to be helping you out in your wedding planning. How to let guests take pics without getting in photographer's way? Have a specified time before or after your...

Duration: 00:35:34

#132 - Bachelor Party Ideas

Bachelor Party Ideas - Episode #132 A bachelor party seems to be a right of passage for men getting married. It doesn't always need to be a night of debauchery or turn out to be like the movie The Hangover, it can be a night of male bonding and adventure. Traditionally the Best Man was in charge of hosting the evening. It originally was a gentlemen's evening with dinner, drinking, smoking, nd toasting. Make it a guys weekend and make sure to schedule it way in advance of the wedding....

Duration: 00:21:37

#131 - Writing your Vows

Writing your Vows – Episode #131 Update on everything! We have talked about vows before on the show, episode #41 but this time we want to help you write them. To get you thinking about what to say. Writing vows for some of us is scary. Speaking in front of everyone and pledging your life and love is a big deal not to be taken lightly. Hopefully, we can help with the stress of writing them. Tips: Wedding Vow Writing: How to write the most original, tear-inducing, non-boring wedding vows...

Duration: 00:18:34

#130 - Wedding Toasts

#130 - Wedding Toasts

Duration: 00:14:15

#129 - Planning your Beach Wedding

#129 - Planning your Beach Wedding

Duration: 00:26:16

#128 - Planning Budget Savvy Weddings

#128 - Planning Budget Savvy Weddings

Duration: 00:42:35

#127 - Ideas for Vow Renewals

#127 - Ideas for Vow Renewals

Duration: 00:26:28

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