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From the creator of Australia’s number one rated wedding planning app and online store, The Manage My Wedding Podcast gives you the expertise you need to plan the organised wedding of your dreams. Hosted by event extraordinaire and forever believer in the fairytale wedding, Yvette Sitters, you will be privy to the tricks of the trade and insider secrets that will enable you to plan your special day simply - without the stress. From guests lists to groomsman, the budget to bouquets, listen in as Yvette and her special guests decipher the myths and the wedding-induced madness into a simple, step-by-step plan to have you sitting pretty as you navigate, and enjoy your wedding planning journey.

Manage My Wedding Podcast Yvette Sitters

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    • 5.0 • 94 Ratings

From the creator of Australia’s number one rated wedding planning app and online store, The Manage My Wedding Podcast gives you the expertise you need to plan the organised wedding of your dreams. Hosted by event extraordinaire and forever believer in the fairytale wedding, Yvette Sitters, you will be privy to the tricks of the trade and insider secrets that will enable you to plan your special day simply - without the stress. From guests lists to groomsman, the budget to bouquets, listen in as Yvette and her special guests decipher the myths and the wedding-induced madness into a simple, step-by-step plan to have you sitting pretty as you navigate, and enjoy your wedding planning journey.

    What Time Should You Start Your Ceremony? MMW 132

    What Time Should You Start Your Ceremony? MMW 132

    Are you wondering what time you should start your wedding ceremony?

    It isn't a simple answer to be honest. There are many components to deciding on your start time.
    1. Is the start time set by the ceremony venue

    2. If not then what hours do you have between to pick from

    3. Does the reception have a set time and is that flexible

    4. Do you want sunset photo’s and if so what time does the sunset because you have to work back from that

    5. How many are in the bridal party needing hair and makeup. You may not want to get up at 5am to get the makeup started. 

    6. Talk with you celebrant to ensure the time works for them also and that they don’t have other weddings on the same day

    7. How long do you need for photographs

    There really are so many people you need have conversations with to work out your perfect start time. Ensure you start these conversations before you hit print on those invitations. You don't want to regret your start time when it's too late to make a change.
    Visit our website for the  full shownotes and more wedding support - https://managemywedding.com/blogs/news/what-time-should-you-start-your-wedding-ceremony

    • 10 min
    Don't Make This Mistake When Wedding Planning MMW 131

    Don't Make This Mistake When Wedding Planning MMW 131

    There are 3 big mistakes couples make when wedding planning. Today I want to share with you what one of those big mistakes is.

    This mistake is that I see couples working on the wrong tasks. You don't know what you don't know. Right!

    You have never wedding planned before so how are you to know what you might be wasting your time on and what should be a priority.

    You get engaged, then you go down the Pinterest rabbit hole. Then you spend hours trying to create the Pinterest wedding. But, you wake up the next day to only realise that guests don't care about what the wedding looked like.

    This episode is truly one of my favourites because I am sharing what really the most important tasks are that you should be working on. These tasks will ensure you and your guests wake up the next day talking about how incredible your big day was.

    Make sure you listen so you can get cracking on the right tasks and stop wasting hours of your time on the wrong tasks.

    Want to make sure you are working on the right tasks and not wasting your precious hours or money?

    Here are two ways I can help:

    1. Join the Calm Bride Planner today so I can give you my signature roadmap to Planning Your Have-It-All Dream Wedding. You can take a look at all the juicy details here - https://www.managemyweddingacademy.com/ota8ouyq

    2. Come and chat with me on Insta, I love talking all things weddings and can't wait to hear about yours. You can find me at https://www.instagram.com/managemywedding/

    Visit our website for the full shownotes: https://managemywedding.com/

    • 10 min
    Why You Need To Get Your Wedding Timings Done Now MMW 130

    Why You Need To Get Your Wedding Timings Done Now MMW 130

    Have you started looking at your wedding timings yet? If not, I want to tell you to get cracking because leaving the schedule until towards the end has a huge knock on affect.

    How does it affect your planning and the actual wedding day.
    There are tasks you don't actually realise you need to do until you start to putting your timings together. If you leave it until too late you end up rushed and stressed.You need to involve many vendors in the timings and get them all onboard and that can take time as they can be busy with other weddings and not get back to you. The venue can be extremely busy and if they don't get back to you it can hold you back with making decisions and completing other tasks.You need the timings to finalise the MC Agenda and to advise anyone helping so they know the plans and what is expected from them.Leaving these discussions and decisions until towards the end can really make you feel rushed and that in turn causes you to maybe not finalise things properly or to not follow-up something very important up.

    If you would like help with your wedding schedule please come and join my FREE Wedding Workshop on Thursday, 16th June. You can register HERE!

    • 9 min
    Are You Afraid You Might Forget Something MMW 129

    Are You Afraid You Might Forget Something MMW 129

    Are you worried that you might forget to organise something? There are so many things to do that this is a very common thought. You have so much happening, so much to think of and what if something slips your mind or you just don't know to organise something.

    So, how do you ensure you don't forget anything?

    Here are my tips:

    1. Keep referring to the app 'to do' list and ensure you have finalised each task

    2. In the lead up, ensure you allocate space in your home that is completely dedicated to the wedding. Store everything in that one space so when you are rushed you can easily find it. You don't want to get triggered because you can't find something and then you end up stressed.

    3. Checklists. Have a checklist for absolutely everything. If you need additional help here, ensure you have our Ultimate Checklist Bundle to help you not forget anything. But, if you haven't got something written down, with all the things you have to remember then it's likely you will forget something.

    4. Visualise the order of your wedding day so you can think of what happens in each moment and this will help you think of things you may not have done yet. Ensure you listen to this episode so you can hear me explain how this works as it's a clever little trick for your memory.

    If you are worried you are going to forget something then ensure you come and join me for my first ever, live wedding webinar training session. You can register to join the webinar HERE! I am so excited to get to teach you my wedding secrets.

    Download the 'Ultimate Checklist Bundle' HERE!

    Register for the free 'Plan Your Wedding' Webinar Training HERE!

    • 12 min
    Wedding Things You Just Don't Know MMW 128

    Wedding Things You Just Don't Know MMW 128

    There are certain things that you actually don't think of until the last couple of days of planning and they are things you do need to know, but have no idea about.

    You are then madly googling to find out the answers.

    These things are:

    - Which ring goes on first? Engagement or wedding band? And why the fourth finger on the left?

    - Who says 'I do' first?

    - That fake cake tiers are not cheaper! Who knew this? I've been telling everyone for years this will save you money. Whoops. I'll give you some options instead.

    No matter what the answers are to any of these, the key is to just doing your wedding your way!

    Head to this link for the full shownotes - https://managemywedding.com/blogs/news/wedding-things-you-just-dont-know

    • 10 min
    How To Ensure You Have Delicious Food At Your Wedding MMW127

    How To Ensure You Have Delicious Food At Your Wedding MMW127

    How do you ensure the food at your wedding is incredible and that the guests talk about it forever. Because lets be honest, the food is a huge talking point at any wedding and it's often what guests will talk about forever.

    So, what do you need to consider:


    The chef. You want your chef to be happy and you want to ensure what you have planned doesn't make their job stressful or impactedListen to your venues suggestions and advice of food and timingsYour food options you order are keyBe certain on your timings so you don't run late and you have cold or overcooked food servedYour guests are always very hungry when they get to the reception, so make it a positive experience for them. Make sure they are talking about how good the food is when they are eating.


    You want to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly and that the guests talk positively about your food for years to come. No one wants their guests talking about cold food or food that ran out.

    Follow these suggestions and you are sure to have happy guests.

    You can read the full show notes at https://managemywedding.com/blogs/news/how-to-ensure-you-have-delicious-food-at-your-wedding

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

*AmeyG ,

Saviour to my wedding anxiety

I found Yvette’s podcast when I was feeling super anxious about all I had to do for my upcoming wedding. After binge-listening to most of the episodes that day my anxiety had subsided & I was feeling in control again.
I now love when a new episode drops. I highly recommend the podcast to anyone planning a wedding ❤️ I also follow on insta!

sevargrah ,

THANKYOU QUEEN!

I have been listening to Yvette for about 18months I have learnt so much from this podcast and now I’m finally engaged I get to put those tips, tricks and DIY ideas into play, I have been dreaming and planning a wedding since I was 9 and now I get to watch those ideas and dreams come to life, with the help of Yvette I know I’ll keep calm and enjoy being engaged while I plan the wedding of our dreams.

EmillyBatten ,

On the right track

Really glad that a friend of mine showed me this at the start of my planning. I feel confident I’m on the right track!

Updating this review as I have graduated - officially married 8.4.22 and I’m so sad to no longer need a reason to listen to this podcast every week. In saying that Yvette is so inspiring and gives great advice week in and week out so I will still pop in from time to time to see what’s going on.

Thank you for all the help and advice on my wedding planning journey, especially during the pandemic!

Emilly

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