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The Ask the Planner podcast gives sophisticated couples like you expert tips on how to style, plan, and execute a thoughtfully curated wedding. Every week join your host Desirée Adams as she interviews leading wedding industry experts and discusses the often-overlooked details that take weddings from pretty parties to heirloom occasions. Hear how to manage vendors, avoid surprises, and plan your day with honest advice from a pro. New episodes drop every Monday. If you want to binge on past episodes or learn more about the show, visit http://asktheplannerpodcast.com.You can also send questions or suggestions or future topics or guest suggestions via your Apple Podcast review, our hotline (585) 210-3467, or email asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow the show on Instagram and Tik Tok at @asktheplannerpodcast!

Ask the Planner with Desirée Adams: A Wedding and Event Planning Podcast Desirée Adams, Verve Event Co.

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 68 Ratings

The Ask the Planner podcast gives sophisticated couples like you expert tips on how to style, plan, and execute a thoughtfully curated wedding. Every week join your host Desirée Adams as she interviews leading wedding industry experts and discusses the often-overlooked details that take weddings from pretty parties to heirloom occasions. Hear how to manage vendors, avoid surprises, and plan your day with honest advice from a pro. New episodes drop every Monday. If you want to binge on past episodes or learn more about the show, visit http://asktheplannerpodcast.com.You can also send questions or suggestions or future topics or guest suggestions via your Apple Podcast review, our hotline (585) 210-3467, or email asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow the show on Instagram and Tik Tok at @asktheplannerpodcast!

    Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Venue Tour

    Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Venue Tour

    We’re sharing the top 5 most important questions to ask on a venue tour. Whether you’re just starting the venue search process or you’ve got your venue selected, these important questions will still be helpful as you continue planning all the logistics for the big day, so let’s get to it.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Venue Tour
    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:
    How much does it cost and what is included in the cost? [02:25]What is the max capacity for the ceremony and reception spaces? [04:20]Where does the wedding party typically get ready? [07:34]Now that you’ve checked out the spaces and assessed if they’ll work for you, it’s time to think about the logistics. Make sure to ask at what time do we have access to the property? [9:25]And finally, the last question on our list is, are there specific vendors we need to contract for certain things or are there additional fees we should be aware of if we use vendors not on your list? In addition, are these vendors paying to be on this list or are they on here because they’ve been vetted? [11:35]And that concludes  our episode on the top 5 questions to ask on a wedding venue tour.  For the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/84.
    Links Mentioned in the Episode
    The Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situation20 Most overlooked questions to ask your wedding venue Thank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)

    Connect with the show!
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    • 22 min
    Should you hire a professional bridesmaid or a maid of honor for your wedding?

    Should you hire a professional bridesmaid or a maid of honor for your wedding?

    Today on Ask the Planner Podcast, we’re talking to a Professional Bridesmaid. This goes beyond the movie 27 dresses with Katherine Heigle. So don’t go anywhere. You’re going to love today’s episode. We’re discussing a topic that may not be known to you - hiring a professional bridesmaid for your wedding.
    This episode was packed with so many amazing tips from our guest. 
    Meet Jen Glantz [02:49]What was it like starting the company [3:49]What are the different services you offer as a professional bridesmaid? [4:30]What’s the process like when someone hires you to be their professional bridesmaid? [5:38]Has anyone to blow your cover? [6:40]Do they hire you confidentially [7:15]And now you have multiple women on your team that can work with brides, right? Do they choose someone based on their needs or personality? What’s that like? [7:55]How do you price your services? Is it a flat fee, or is it based on the scope, how many events you’re planning, how many hours you’re helping? [9:30]What would you say to them on why it’s a good reason to hire you or someone like you to be their professional bridesmaid? [10:35]What recommendations or tips do you have for planning a bachelorette party? [12:00]Are there any trends that you’re over when it comes to planning the bachelorette? [13:30]Where do you think a lot of brides go wrong in terms of how they plan the day with their wedding party? [15:47]What’s the craziest and oddest story (2 different stories) do you have as a bridesmaid for hire? [18:55]Now we’re going to transition to answering some of our listener and viewer questions. I polled our listeners and they sent in some really great questions. 
    Can we have 3 maid of honors? I just can’t choose 1! [23:36]What’s your advice for a bride who wants to ask her bestie to be her MOH but she’s very unorganized + not a planner? [24:48]Best “bridesmaid proposal box”  or proposal ideas (something over the top) you’ve seen? [26:00]Advice for Groom who’s deciding between Tux or wearing a traditional kilt? We’re getting married in the U.S. He likes the look of the tux. [28:14]We’re 10 months out and haven’t picked out dresses or made Bachelorette plans yet. Is it too late to ask another bridesmaid? [28:14]Is it okay for the bride to pay for the bachelorette party? [30:40]Should the bride pay for hair and makeup? [31:02]Advice for a kid-free destination wedding when some of bridal party has kids? [32:11]Any other additional advice?  [33:19]For the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/83
    Connect with Jen Glantz 
    Bridesmaid for Hire websiteInstagram: @bridesmaidforhireTikTok: @bridesmaidforhireTHANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!
    Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop –  (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)Connect with the show!
    📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467
    IG: @asktheplannerpodcast
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    • 39 min
    The Best Wedding Planning Podcasts

    The Best Wedding Planning Podcasts

    For this episode, we’re reviewing the Top wedding planning podcast episodes of Season 2 and 3 of the Ask the Planner Podcast. If you’re new to the show and want to know which episodes to download first or you’ve been around for a while and want to re-fresh yourselves on our most popular episodes or want to know which ones to go back to, this is the episode for you. 

    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:
    Season 2: #5 - How to Put together Your Wedding Seating Chart (Ep. 61) [02:44]Season 2: #4 - Your Wedding Rentals Checklist (Ep. 63) [03:16]Season 2: #3 - How to Avoid Embarrassing Wedding Speeches, Vows, and toasts (Ep. 62) [04:34]Season 2: #2 - What the Heck does a Wedding Planner do at the Wedding? (Ep. 64) [5:02]Season 2: #1 - Common Wedding Planning Questions (Ep. 50) [05:52]Season 3: #5 - Wedding Budget Template Tutorial (Ep. 75) [7:23]Season 3: #4 - How to Put Together a Realistic Wedding Budget (Ep. 72) [7:45]Season 3: #3 - Should I Plan My Wedding for 2023 or 2024? (Ep. 68) [8:35]Season 3: #2 - 6 Important Details to Include on Your Wedding Website (Ep. 69) [9:22]Season 3: #1 - Red Flags to Avoid During Your Wedding Budget Search (Ep. 70) [9:47] Thank you so much for joining us today. I can’t wait to talk to you all next week. On next week’s episode, I’m interviewing a woman who is a professional bridesmaid and maid of honor. It’s absolutely fascinating and I can’t wait for you to listen! 
    Again, if you want the episode show notes for our top episodes of season 2 and 3, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/82.

    Links Mentioned in the Episode
    The Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situationThank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Connect with the show!
    📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467
    IG: @asktheplannerpodcast
    TikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast
    💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/
    💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    All About Renting a Wedding Tent with Sarah Brehant Events

    All About Renting a Wedding Tent with Sarah Brehant Events

    In today's episode we discuss all there is to know about planning a tented wedding. Many couples think a tented backyard wedding is a simpler and more economical option. Today we’re going to discuss the ins and outs of tented weddings, hidden costs, and things to look out for.
    Whether you’re a couple in the beginning of your wedding venue search or you’re a wedding vendor, this episode is packed with useful tips, so let’s get to it.

    This episode was packed with so many amazing tips from our guest. 
    Meet Sarah Brehant [03:08]What is the first thing couples should consider if they want to have a tented wedding? [07:53]After the logistical items, what next should couples think about as it pertains to their tented wedding? [30:00]Is there anything else that you wanted to add or we haven’t covered when it comes to your advice? [38:25]What’s one thing you want to debunk about the wedding industry or outdoor weddings in general? [39:48]This or that?  [41:38]Connect with Sarah Brehant
    Sarah Brehant Events websiteInstagram: @sarahbrehanteventsAnd that concludes today’s episode with Sarah on all things related to renting a tent for your wedding. We’ve done many tented weddings  at Verve but Sarah’s company specializes in them.
    THANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!
    Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop –  (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)Connect with the show!
    📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467
    IG: @asktheplannerpodcast
    TikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast
    💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/
    💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    2023 Wedding Trends!

    2023 Wedding Trends!

    As a wedding planner, I never design our weddings to be trendy (and then ultimately end up looking dated), I do like to keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to 2023 wedding trends. In fact, this is one of my favorite episodes every year!
    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2023 Wedding Trends 
    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:
    Purple Hues will be popular [05:32]Bolder Wedding Color Palettes [06:42]Brides are Leaning into Lace Dresses [07:47]Outfit Changes for Both Members of the Wedding Couple [08:38]No more matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses [09:37]Slits for both brides and bridesmaids [10:57]Custom Suits and Tuxes [11:37]Bachelor / Bachelorette Getaways Are Getting Themed [12:48]Bouquets are getting smaller [13:28]Sweeping arrangements are becoming a "must-have" [14:00]Non-traditional guest books [14:49]Immersive Musical Experiences  [15:40]Favors doing double-duty [16:46]Elaborate Dessert Displays & Private Cake Cuttings [17:51]A Reception Reveal with your planner and photographer [19:47]A Private Last Dance [20:40]LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
    The Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop @AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situationEpisode 78 Secrets from a Wedding Stylist – How to Pick Your Wedding Wardrobe to Look Your BestEpisode 79 I’m Engaged! Now what?Episode 48 2022 wedding trends reportTHANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!
    Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop For the episode show notes and links, go to verveeventco.com/80
    Connect with the show!
    📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467
    IG: @asktheplannerpodcast
    TikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast
    💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/
    💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com

    • 27 min
    I'm Engaged! Now what?

    I'm Engaged! Now what?

    Hello! If you’re listening to this episode on its re-cast date, Happy Boxing Day! Yesterday was Christmas here in the United States and today’s episode is a recast of a previous episode from Season 2.
    We’re re-casting today’s episode because it’s still very relevant - Hi, it’s a wedding planning podcast and today’s episode talks about what to do when you get engaged, which happens to EVERYONE planning a wedding.

    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:
    Enjoy your engagement! Drink that champagne and have fun. [02:50]Pick 3 words to describe your dream wedding to guide you through the decision-making process. [04:11]Pick 3 words to describe how you want to feel during the wedding planning process. These will also help you gain focus when you start to feel overwhelmed. [06:09]Pick 3 goals you want to focus on for the wedding [7:42]Discuss your guest list and budget with your partner [09:07]Seriously consider hiring a wedding planner! [10:35]Links Mentioned in the Episode
    Leave a voicemail on our wedding planning hotline! (585) 210-3467@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situationThe Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Episode 36: 6 Things to Do Before You Get EngagedEpisode 21 The 5 Main Factors that Drive Your Wedding Budget.If you want the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/79.
    Connect with the show!
    📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467
    IG: @asktheplannerpodcast
    TikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast
    💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/
    💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

1993MMG ,

Name submission

I know you want to call your listeners something that’s a play on “plan,” but what about a play on “verve” like loverves or believerves?

completely happy customer! ,

Hard to listen to

Although this podcast had some excellent ideas, it was challenging to listen to because of all the pauses and restarts, and repeats; please do proper editing before submitting it to be listened to.

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Five Stars and then some!

Desirée- thank you for sharing your time, and endless talent! I look forward to each new episode, chuckling along with stories that are all too relatable and always learning something new. Cheers!!

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