68 episodes

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, email asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com or submit the form on the website http://asktheplannerpodcast.com.Don't forget to follow the show on Instagram at @asktheplannerpodcast!

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 55 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, email asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com or submit the form on the website http://asktheplannerpodcast.com.Don't forget to follow the show on Instagram at @asktheplannerpodcast!

    Find Your Perfect (Color) Match: Wedding Designs and Color Palettes

    Find Your Perfect (Color) Match: Wedding Designs and Color Palettes

    One of the biggest requests for episode topics was design tips, so in today’s episode, I’m going to give you the top 5 tools I use to put together the color story of a wedding design. So if you’re engaged and want to uplevel your wedding design, or your a wedding planner wondering how I put together the beautiful color palettes in my wedding designs, today’s episode, which is the final episode of season 2, is for you!
    EPISODE [67] HIGHLIGHTS:  Wedding Color Palettes 
    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: 
    Life update! [9:15]Choosing your dominant colors [11:02]Choosing your complimentary colors [12:32]Colors in Nature [14:05]Design Seeds [16:32]Paint Chips and Color Palettes [18:43] Interior Decorating Trends [19:51]Encycolorpedia [10:39]Season 1 Top 5 Episodes [22:48] Season 2 Top 5 Episodes [26:14]Review of the Day! [32:39]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    LoveStream - Get 10% off ANY virtual wedding package with my code Ask10!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Planner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME!  

    • 35 min
    Intimate Weddings: Deciding if They're Right For You

    Intimate Weddings: Deciding if They're Right For You

    Elopements, Courthouse ceremonies, or intimate weddings while may not be the most traditional route, can be a GREAT option for those who want to keep their celebration small.  Plus,  let's face it, big wedding celebrations are simply not for everyone.  Smaller weddings can have a ton of perks that can make your ceremony all the more meaningful. At the end of the day, your wedding day should be about YOU.  If you are leaning towards having a smaller or more untraditional ceremony, you may be wondering...
    How do I decide who to invite if I keep my wedding small? What are some intimate wedding must - haves? How do I know if intimate weddings are right for me? What are the perks of having an intimate wedding

    • 1 hr
    Signature Wedding Cocktails for Every Season

    Signature Wedding Cocktails for Every Season

    Today is another blog sharing with you some of my signature wedding cocktails for every season. Plus, these are all from real life couples weddings that can attest to these crowd pleasing beverages…
    EPISODE [65] HIGHLIGHTS:  Signature Cocktails
    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: 
    Life update! [06:15]What makes a cocktail seasonal? [10:11]Personalized Spring Cocktails [11:32]Summer Recipes [14:02]Fall Recipes [16:02]Winter Recipes [18:44]Episode Wrap up! [21:41]Review of the Day [23:52]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    LoveStream - Get 10% off ANY virtual wedding package with my code Ask10!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Planner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME! 

    • 27 min
    What the Heck Does a Wedding Planner Do at the Wedding?

    What the Heck Does a Wedding Planner Do at the Wedding?

    EPISODE 64 HIGHLIGHTS:  What the Heck Does a Wedding Planner Do at the Wedding?
    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: 
    Personal Update - Cocktails! [8:14]Day before wedding [09:30]Friday morning  [09:56]Cocktail hour [13:09]Day of Wedding [17:15]Ceremony [32:54]Aftermath of the wedding [45:55]Episode recap [53:21]Review of the day [55:19]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    LoveStream - Get 10% off ANY virtual wedding package with my code Ask10!
    Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop
    Planner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME! 

    • 58 min
    Your Wedding Rentals Checklist

    Your Wedding Rentals Checklist

    There’s more to your wedding than just tables and chairs. So today I’m going to give you a thorough wedding rentals checklist of the things you’ve probably thought of but also several other things that may not even be on your radar. So today we’re going to talk about 4 main kinds of rentals:
    CeremonyTabletopTables and ChairsLounge and FurnitureEquipment I’m excited to share this episode with you because I love getting ORGANIZED and checklists make my heart happy. 
    To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: 
    Life Update: Waterpark success! [10:11]Ceremony Necessities [13:35]Table-top Must Haves [16:40]Lounge and Furniture [20:15]Equipment [24:26]Review of the Day! [28:43]Episode wrap up [30:49]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    LoveStream - Get 10% off ANY virtual wedding package with my code Ask10!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop 

    • 31 min
    How to Avoid Embarrassing Wedding Speeches, Vows, and Toasts

    How to Avoid Embarrassing Wedding Speeches, Vows, and Toasts

    It is not easy trying to put emotions into writing, ESPECIALLY when you know that writing will be spoken in front of a crowd of people.  Wedding vows and speeches are daunting for anyone, but they do not have to be! If you are engaged, and nervous about writing your vows, OR you are a performing a wedding speech for the bride and groom, this blog post is for you.

    HIGHLIGHTS FOR EPISODE 62: 
    Top tips for what makes a good ceremony speech? [20:48]How long should a speech be? [25:54]Advice for speech delivery [29:40]How do you get a speech that pops? [35:09]Writing Process? [41:16]
    Thank you to our podcast sponsors! 
    Visit the Ask the Planner Wedding Planning Template ShopLoveStream - Get 10% off your virtual wedding package with my code Ask10!Planner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Meg99999999 ,

Very helpful and detail oriented!!

Desirée is very organized and helpful as she approaches each wedding topic, I love listening to her podcast during my commute as I’m starting to dive deep into my wedding planning. I opted out of getting a full planner for my wedding and opted for a month-of coordinator - so it’s been so nice to listen to her advice and buy her comprehensive planning checklist (highly recommend). I found her checklist to be uniquely helpful for post-Covid wedding planning, since now it feels like classic timelines will leave you behind schedule nowadays.
I also really respect her taste after listening to multiple episodes. I feel that when you hear her opinion on an aspect of wedding planning, it comes from a place of lots of experience and high class. She seems very thoughtful in her advice. Thank you Desirée! Looking forward to season 3!

dcCruise lady ,

Great podcast

I find your podcast very informative. I love the information and I feel like you explain well.

al_2022jn ,

Relatable & Trustworthy Advice

Desirée’s podcast has the rare ability to put my Type A worries at ease. Thank you for the practical tips and sharing your experiences!

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