6 episodes

Welcome to Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast. We are Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy, wedding planners with a love for event design who work with clients all over the world. Tracy’s company, Tracy Taylor Ward Design, is based in NY and FL, and Shannon’s company, Shannon Leahy Events, is located in CA and MD. After a combined 20 years in the events industry, we’ve “wedded” our expertise to share with you everything we know about weddings and how to run a successful luxury event planning company. Whether you’re a wedding planner looking to elevate your client’s experience, or a bride or groom wondering how to hold a chic, seamless and exceptionally fun wedding, you’ve come to the right place! So grab your favorite pen and notebook, and take a seat. We can’t wait to help you level up your wedding!

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Welcome to Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast. We are Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy, wedding planners with a love for event design who work with clients all over the world. Tracy’s company, Tracy Taylor Ward Design, is based in NY and FL, and Shannon’s company, Shannon Leahy Events, is located in CA and MD. After a combined 20 years in the events industry, we’ve “wedded” our expertise to share with you everything we know about weddings and how to run a successful luxury event planning company. Whether you’re a wedding planner looking to elevate your client’s experience, or a bride or groom wondering how to hold a chic, seamless and exceptionally fun wedding, you’ve come to the right place! So grab your favorite pen and notebook, and take a seat. We can’t wait to help you level up your wedding!

    Tapping Into Your Couples’ Personal Style

    Tapping Into Your Couples’ Personal Style

    Let’s face it: the majority of clients haven’t had a vision for their wedding from the time they were kids. So, we’re sharing tips on how to get to know their style—even when they don’t know it themselves! We also reveal how we feel about Pinterest inspo and whether or not to raise your prices to attract a higher clientele. Don’t miss this!

    Discussed in This Episode:
    Design Workbook (coming soon to weddedshop.com)
    TypeForm (https://www.typeform.com)
    Jasmine Rae Cakes (https://www.jasmineraecakes.com)

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 20 min
    Sales 101: What to Ask, What to Share and How to Gracefully Get Off the Phone

    Sales 101: What to Ask, What to Share and How to Gracefully Get Off the Phone

    Let’s chat sales calls. We’re talking about what info we ask clients upfront, whether to discuss budget right away, and red flags that you’re not a fit for a couple—even how to get off the phone with them. Plus, we answer a listener question about how to market your new wedding business. We might’ve even accidentally flagged the CIA...but you’ll just have to listen to find out how!

    Episode sponsor: Aman.Com

    Discussed in This Episode:
    Styled Shoot Shot List (FREEBIE!)- Download now at WeddedPodcast.com
    Client Planning Workbook- Coming soon to WeddedShop.com
    EngageSummits.com

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 23 min
    In Conversation with Carrie Goldberg: Bridal Stylists—What Are They and Why You Need One!

    In Conversation with Carrie Goldberg: Bridal Stylists—What Are They and Why You Need One!

    There’s way more to wedding fashion than just wearing white...Today we’re joined by the incredible Carrie Goldberg, Founder of Luxury Styling Firm CLG Creative. We chat about all things bridal styling and how a stylist can help give your client that editorial edge they’ve always dreamed of. Plus, Carrie shares a few things she’d never tackle a wedding without, which, trust us, you won’t want to miss.

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 25 min
    How To Get a Wedding Venue To Fall in Love With You

    How To Get a Wedding Venue To Fall in Love With You

    The power of relationships is real—especially in the wedding industry. Here’s our #1 pro tip: don’t underestimate the power of referrals. You could grow your business exponentially from being in good graces with fellow vendors, especially venues, through referrals. Tune-in to today’s episode to find our what our secret sauce is to getting onto a venues’ list of preferred planners—Don’t worry...you can thank us later.

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 17 min
    So You Think You Want To Be a Wedding Planner? The Good, the Bad & Everything In Between

    So You Think You Want To Be a Wedding Planner? The Good, the Bad & Everything In Between

    Caviar tastings? Free international getaways? Luxurious. Navigating family drama? Taking the blame for things you can’t control? Not so much...In today’s episode we dish on all the glamorous and not-so glamorous parts of being a wedding planner. Plus, if you’ve been on the cusp of taking the plunge into the wedding world, tune in for some words of wisdom that may be those notes of encouragement you’ve been waiting for.

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 19 min
    Behind the Scenes: A Peek Into the Making of “Wedded"

    Behind the Scenes: A Peek Into the Making of “Wedded"

    Hey there wed-heads! Yes, it’s our first episode and we’ve already coined a name for our wedding planning pro community...Tune in to today’s episode to get to know Trace and Shannon, hear about how ‘Wedded: The Wedding Planning Podcast’ came to be (spoiler alert—‘Plancake The Podcast’ didn’t quite make the cut, despite our love for a good food pun) and dive right into tips and tricks that will help elevate your business, starting with the benefits of great business systems and styled photo shoots.

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 19 min

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