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The Busy Bride 101 Podcast: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride on the Go, offers quick and easy wedding planning tips and advice to streamline your next steps to create the wedding of your dreams.

Your host, Lisa G McMillan, owner and founder of Exquisite Events and Consulting, offers inspired techniques to bring you closer to sorting through the list of details and guides you in determining what questions to ask wedding vendors.

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The Busy Bride 101 Podcast: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride on the Go, offers quick and easy wedding planning tips and advice to streamline your next steps to create the wedding of your dreams.

Your host, Lisa G McMillan, owner and founder of Exquisite Events and Consulting, offers inspired techniques to bring you closer to sorting through the list of details and guides you in determining what questions to ask wedding vendors.

    The Sweet Tooth Dilemma

    The Sweet Tooth Dilemma

    Welcome to Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On The Go! 
    If you’re vacillating about the type of dessert to serve your guests at your wedding, Mandy at 50/Fifty: The Art of the Dessert has a multitude of options to choose for your special occasion.  From specialty cakes and pies to elaborate dessert displays filled with cookies, truffles, or even an armadillo red velvet cake. You’re sure to find a delicious bite to satisfy your sweet craving.
    To keep up with us and learn more tips, follow us on Instagram and on our YouTube Channel at Busy Bride 101
    Subscribe to get notified of new episodes and to share with your friends.
    Always remember, Your wedding is for the two of you!
    Links:
    50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Busy Bride 101
    Contact Lisa!
    lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974

    • 19 min
    Savvy Advice To Plan An Authentic Wedding Despite A Pandemic with Mary Bell Events

    Savvy Advice To Plan An Authentic Wedding Despite A Pandemic with Mary Bell Events

    Mary Bell, owner and principal wedding planner at Mary Bell Events is an accomplished wedding professional. Her extended knowledge in producing and designing luxury weddings has led to her success as one of the most sought after destination wedding planners. Her service areas include but not limited to the Carolinas and Florida regardless if your event is set amongst a grand castle or perched near the waves along the coast, she's has you covered. 
    Her clients are immediately welcomed by her confident demeanor and positive attitude. During the pandemic couples are searching for a professional who is able to pivot as guidelines associated with the pandemic are ever changing. Check out her advice in this episode.
    Mary and her staff have a solid processes in place to make your wedding a dream come true. Listen and learn. You're sure to be impressed with her approach to planning weddings.
    LINKS
    Mary Bell Events
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Busy Bride 101
    CONTACT LISA!
    Email: lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974
     
     
     
     

    • 17 min
    Dropping Knowledge! DJ, Hans Daniels of Nice Entertainment Reveals Secrets to a Great Wedding Reception and Keeping Your Guests On The Dance Floor.

    Dropping Knowledge! DJ, Hans Daniels of Nice Entertainment Reveals Secrets to a Great Wedding Reception and Keeping Your Guests On The Dance Floor.

    Hans Daniels, owner and DJ of Nice Entertainment delivers a fun and insightful peek into the world of being a DJ. He and his talented staff of DJs and musicians provide a sophisticated and energetic dynamic to your wedding. If you have been searching for a wedding DJ who is dedicated to making your planning less stressful and your guests wanting for more, then, you've found your DJ. 
    During the interview he covers:
    How he got started in the business. Reading your audience and creating a great musical vibe. What questions to ask a prospective DJ. Backyard wedding set ups. LINKS:
    Nice Entertainment
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Busy Bride 101
     
    CONTACT LISA!
    lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974
     
     

    • 18 min
    Cocktails Anyone? Mobile bar options to enhance your wedding reception

    Cocktails Anyone? Mobile bar options to enhance your wedding reception

    Find yourself confused about what drinks to offer your guests at your wedding reception? Look no further, Bryce Bjornson of Jack's 47 Mobile Bar fills you in with perfect beverage offerings. His experience is just what you are looking for in determining delicious drinks for your guests along with the benefit of eliminating long lines at the bar. He even discusses a quick way to calculate how much alcohol to purchase without overspending 
    Bryce discusses his fleet of vintage trucks, carts, and bars outfitted to bring a touch of elegance to your event. No plastic coolers here! Just fabulous drinks on tap and a coffee bar to boot. 
    LINKS:
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Jack's 47 Mobile Bar
    Pistons and Prosecco
     
    CONTACT INFO for LISA:
    Email: lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: (704) 578-1974
     

    • 21 min
    Elevate Your Wedding Attire with Bliss On Bridal Swimwear During a Pandemic

    Elevate Your Wedding Attire with Bliss On Bridal Swimwear During a Pandemic

    Welcome to Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride On The Go! As a wedding planner I've seen the wedding the wedding industry explode with creative and breath taking ways to personalize your event, particularly fashionable clothing during the pandemic. 
    As we are still dealing with exasperating times, we have to re-think how we plan weddings and I have an option for you to add to treasure chest of wedding attire. You definitely need a beautiful dress, amazing shoes, and last but not least a stunning bouquet. Yet, I have another item to add to your checklist. It's bridal swimwear! Couture to be exact. 
    Whether you're planning on relaxing in your swanky cabana poolside with a refreshing libation or splashing in the waves in an undisclosed resort, take a listen as to how you can continue to feel like the belle of the ball beyond the wedding day.  
    On today's episode I have invited the creators of Bliss On, a couture bridal swimwear line and the inspiring women behind the brand are here, Kat Platt and Jenny Pope. Welcome ladies! Let's jump in and tell everyone about Bliss On.
    Links and Resources
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Busy Bride 101 YouTube Channel
    Busy Bride 101 Instagram
    Facebook Bliss On By Kat Platt
    Bliss On Website
    Contact Lisa G. McMillan
    Email  lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone (704) 578-1974

    • 13 min
    Pivot My Wedding, Now

    Pivot My Wedding, Now

    Welcome to BUSY BRIDE 101, Wedding Planning Tips for the bride on the go and I’m your host, Lisa G. McMillan, wedding and event planner at  Exquisite Events and Consulting. Today’s episode is “Pivot My Wedding, Now”. When ringing in 2020 who knew how the upcoming year would unfold. Many have proclaimed this as the worst year ever! You may find yourself scratching your head wondering on occasion how your wedding plans were hijacked, and why things quickly started spinning out of control.
    But it's easy to label 2020 as a horrible period during your lifetime.
    Let's journey deeper and recognize your achievements or as I like to call them, victories as you plan your wedding.
    Victory Number 1: While postponing your event you learned how to decrease your guest count without looking like the bad guy. Look, you knew when you first created your guest list there were folks you really didn’t want to invite. This gave you the “out” you needed. So, instead of spending hordes of money on mediocre meals and drinks you decided to pivot and you chose to either one, splurge on elevated meals and signature drinks due to the smaller size or two, pocketed the cash and funneled it towards a down payment on your new home together.
    Victory Number 2: Remember the lighting package which included spotlights directed at each guest table and splashed along the walls for a burst of color? As an alternative, you and your fiancé came to a consensus to string an amazing canopy of twinkle lights on the patio in your parent's backyard. For added dimension and texture to your centerpieces you draped eucalyptus garlands and boat loads of candles to each dinner table. This is such a cost savings and it is just as beautiful as your original design concept.
    Victory Number 3: The initial idea was to illuminate your custom designed monogram onto the dance floor. When all along it became more interesting to view as it glowed on top of the water of your swimming pool surrounded by floating luminaries along the edges. Now, that’s how you stretch your imagination! It’s a game changer.
    Victory Number 4: Your 85 year old grandparents who are unable to be present at your ceremony eagerly await to watch you exchange your vows by live streaming it in their home as your cousin uses her laptop for easy viewing, safely set up in the living room. 
    Victory Number 5: Nothing beats a huge multi-tiered wedding cake with flowers cascading down one side of it. Even though your guest count was significantly down-sized, shockingly, you can still have your dream wedding cake. Your pastry chef can create a fake cake with multiple tiers. Each layer is made with foam and the outside has REAL icing! Unbeknownst to your attendees, the top tier is edible in your favorite flavor. Here’s how it works, once you cut your cake, the cake table is wheeled off to the kitchen where slices of sheet cake are plated and served with ease. You can have your cake and eat it, too!
    When you sit back and reflect on all the memories 2020 has brought your way, remember the good times. Yes, it includes the unexpected and the unprecedented. However, it’s uncovering your renewed energy to face changes head on, to create unique and budget saving options but most of all to celebrate love and togetherness. I'm not making light of the lives taken or financial burdens brought on by the pandemic. I simply ask you to rejoice in the happiness that only love can bring during tragedy. Continue to marvel at how you find solutions to a problem you didn't create or could control. You ROCKED 2020 and that's something to be proud of and celebrated!
    Thanks for listening to BUSY BRIDE 101, Wedding Planning Tips for the bride on the go!
    To keep up with us and learn more tips, follow us on Instagram at Busy Bride 101 or visit our YouTube Channel. Subscribe to get notified of new episodes and to share w

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