20 episodes

Weddings are one the most important events that brings together friends and family for one of the biggest celebrations in a couple’s life, but you don't have to break the bank to have the wedding of your dreams. Join wedding experts with over 45 years of experience, floral designer Danielle Renshaw and venue owner Sara Shepherd as they talk about ways to save money as well as interview experts in the wedding industry. If you are one of those couples that want to have it all but can't afford it all, listen in to get practical wedding planning advice and tips on how to have the wedding you have always dreamed of having and save money at the same time.

Not Your Pinterest Wedding with Danielle Renshaw & Sara Shepherd Danielle Renshaw & Sara Shepherd

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Weddings are one the most important events that brings together friends and family for one of the biggest celebrations in a couple’s life, but you don't have to break the bank to have the wedding of your dreams. Join wedding experts with over 45 years of experience, floral designer Danielle Renshaw and venue owner Sara Shepherd as they talk about ways to save money as well as interview experts in the wedding industry. If you are one of those couples that want to have it all but can't afford it all, listen in to get practical wedding planning advice and tips on how to have the wedding you have always dreamed of having and save money at the same time.

    Planning A Same-Sex Wedding

    Planning A Same-Sex Wedding

    In today’s episode, Danielle and Sara welcome John Rogers, a recently married half of a same-sex couple. John talks about planning a same-sex wedding and the challenges that come with it, covering such aspects as vendors, family and traditional concepts.
    John reminds vendors to be mindful of words they use and advises listeners on how you can find gay-griendly vendors that are accepting. He goes on to discuss how to handle friends and family that are not accepting of your marriage and how to incorporate traditional concepts in your wedding. John also discusses the dynamics of last names and highlights why you should focus on what really matters - your marriage.
    Finally, the group shares their hilarious wedding horror stories that illustrate why you should use professional vendors, and plan ahead for unforeseen circumstances.
    Make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!
    Episode Highlights:
    Planning a same-sex wedding and the challenges that come with it

    Being mindful of your words as a vendor

    Navigating gay-friendly vendors

    Vendors needing to become more friendly and accepting

    Focusing on what really matters

    How to handle family and friends that are not accepting of your marriage

    Wedding parties and bridal parties for a same-sex wedding

    Last names in same sex marriages


    Wedding horror stories

    Quotes:
    “When my husband told me about picking a June date, I looked at him knowing about us in the wedding industry. I was like, no, because I'm working.”
    “As a vendor, you should think about your words.”
    “Marriage is not about what you want in life. It's more about what is more important to you”
    “I kept my last name, he kept his. We're married. That's all that matters to us.”
    “I think every wedding should do what is important to you.”
    Links:
    Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram)
    Danielle
    Ruffled Willow Floral Design websitehttp://www.ruffledwillow.com ( RuffledWillow.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram
    Sara
    Burdoc Farms, Weddings and Events websitehttp://www.burdocfarms.com ( BurdocFarms.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram

    • 42 min
    Prioritizing Your Budget

    Prioritizing Your Budget

    In today’s episode, we have Danielle and Sara all to ourselves as they share advice on how to prioritize your budget when beginning to plan your wedding. They discuss how to set up a budget and why you should book professionals ahead of time to get the dream wedding you’ve always wished for.
    Our hosts start by discussing the need to prioritize your budget according to what you want at your wedding, be it the photographer, venue, or dresses. They go on to offer their thoughts on how you can set up a budget and how to have hard conversations around your budget with your family. Danielle and Sara also encourage you to book vendors ahead of time and encourage your guests to RSVP, making this yet another episode filled with extremely valuable advice from these two undisputed experts in the field.
    They finish up by sharing more hilarious wedding venue horror stories that illustrate why you need to get vendors that you trust and professionals that have good reviews.
    Make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast on https://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ (Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company at https://www.ruffledwillow.com/ (RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!
    Episode Highlights:
    Take the time to enjoy your engagement before starting to plan a wedding

    Give your children fun things on family trips

    Prioritize what you want at your wedding

    A guest list and a budget are very important

    If your family is pitching in, you need to have a conversation with them if they have preferences

    Decide on a realistic guest count and determine if you want a wedding planner or not

    Reach out to professionals ahead of time

    If vendors do not reply, find others

    Be sure to note in your invitations if you don’t want children at your wedding

    Encourage your guests to RSVP


    Wedding horror stories

    Quotes:
    “80% of people get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day.”
    “Trips are really important for families.”
    “What you want people to say about your wedding, how you want to feel on your wedding day. That's important.”
    “Our goal is to help you get the dream wedding at a budget you can afford.”
    “We want you to be happy. The wedding is not about us. It's about you. And knowing your budget can let us direct you into where to go.”
    “The biggest thing is to prioritize. What is your priority? Is it the venue? Is it the photographer? Is it the dress? Is it the floral decor? Location? ”
    Links:
    Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast on https://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ (Instagram)
    Danielle
    Ruffled Willow Floral Design website http://www.ruffledwillow.com (RuffledWillow.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram
    Sara
    Burdoc Farms, Weddings and Events website http://www.burdocfarms.com (BurdocFarms.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram

    • 42 min
    Wedding and Event Bar Tips with Madison Barger

    Wedding and Event Bar Tips with Madison Barger

    Madison Barger, co-founder of M and M Event Bartending, is Danielle and Sara's special guest on the podcast today. Serving primarily Clarksville and Middle Tennessee, M and M helps design cocktail menus and estimate necessary quantities for events, and works with wedding vendors on such topics as scheduling and champagne toasts.
    Drawing upon her experience in the industry, Madison talks about the ins and outs of hiring a bartending service for your events, and offers specific advice on why you should choose canned beers over kegs and over bottled beers. She also discusses how to create a drinks budget for your event, how many bartenders you should hire based on the number of guests you are expecting, and clarifies the difference between liquor liability insurance and liquor licenses. Other topics addressed are tips about hiring a bartending service, how cleanup is handled, and why you should verify the policies of your venue before booking them.
    Finally, the group shares their hilarious wedding venue horror stories that illustrate why you should trust your bartenders, watch your bridal party around alcohol, and take it easy on the alcohol the night before your wedding.
    To learn more about M and M Event Bartending, visit them onhttps://web.facebook.com/mmeventbartend?_rdc=1and_rdr ( Facebook).
    And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!
    Episode Highlights:
    It’s booking season so book your vendors if you haven’t done so

    Today’s guest is Madison Barger, co-founder of M and M Event Bartending

    Liquor liability insurance helps your bartenders protect your events and guests

    Professionals help you curate your cocktail menu and give you a bar setup

    The issues with choosing kegs over canned beers

    Why canned beers over bottles?

    Creating a drinks budget for your event

    Typically, it's always beer and wine, and an open bar at weddings

    A liquor license is important if alcohol will be sold at your event

    Handling intoxicated guests

    Cutting someone off when they’ve had too much

    Do not make your couple signature drinks complicated

    The right bartender-to-guests ratio

    Let your venue know if you are bringing in your own liquor

    Tips and charges

    How to handle cleanup

    Wedding horror stories



    Quotes:
    “Don't do kegs, you're going to regret it .”
    “Eventually you're going to have to cut somebody off. ”
    “If you're having 300 guests, please do yourself a favor. Have at least two bartenders.”
    “Clean up the bar, wipe it down, take out the trash. And that's just something that I personally like to do.”
    “You have a professional bartender for a reason. Let me serve and make sure you're having a great time. Responsibly.”
    “Take it easy on the night before your wedding.”
    Links:
    Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram)
    Danielle
    Ruffled Willow Floral Design websitehttp://www.ruffledwillow.com ( RuffledWillow.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram
    Sara
    Burdoc Farms, Weddings and Events websitehttp://www.burdocfarms.com ( BurdocFarms.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram
    M and M Bartending Event
    https://www.instagram.com/m_and_m_event_bartending/ (Instagram)
    https://web.facebook.com/mmeventbartend?_rdc=1and_rdr (Facebook)

    • 40 min
    Elevating Your Wedding with Unique Rentals

    Elevating Your Wedding with Unique Rentals

    In today’s episode, Danielle and Sara welcome Cari Holder, the owner of Eventfull by Cari, a business that does ‘a little bit of everything’ including event planning, event coordination, and event design. They offer their clients full set up and take down service, and also have an ever growing inventory of rentals - almost 8000 square feet worth - ranging from the expected to the highly unique. The ‘rentals’ aspect of Cari’s business has certainly taken off over the years, and she is here today to share that story as well as the value that rentals provide when planning your special day.
    Cari talks about what you need to know about rentals, their impact on your events, and why you should rent rather than purchase as this saves you time and cost. She shares her insight on how to fill dead spaces, how you can elevate your events with photo backdrops and lounge areas, and, in particular, why you should hire professionals so you can enjoy your day to the fullest. Cari also talks about setting up your event tables with unique centerpieces and rentals that can transform the look of your setup.
    Finally, the group shares their hilarious wedding venue horror stories that illustrate why you should always choose your professionals for your events and to always be prepared for unforeseen circumstances.
    To learn more about Eventfull by Cari, visit them onhttps://web.facebook.com/eventfullbycari/?_rdc=1and_rdr ( Facebook).
    And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!
    Episode Highlights:
    Danielle talks about getting and treating COVID

    Today’s guest is Cari Holder, the owner of Eventfull by Cari

    Eventful by Carrie offers event planning, event coordination, event design, and unique rentals

    Unique rentals elevate your wedding

    Change the look of an entire table by filling up dead spaces with chargers or napkins

    Tips and tricks for rentals

    Use your budget wisely

    Don’t be afraid to mix colors and textures

    Design trends coming in 2022

    Spandex chair covers, chair sashes, and mason jars are trends that need to fade out!

    Purchasing vs renting

    Purchasing rentals leaves you with more cost and less time to enjoy your day

    Candles are an important part of your wedding

    Ensure to check with venues to know their policy around candles

    Photo backdrops elevate your wedding and give your guests something cool to take pictures

    Carrie’s wedding horror story



    Quotes:
    “I'm very particular about what I own, what I use in my weddings. And I love to be able to tell brides or any type of client, that what you see in my photos is available.”
    “Don't be afraid to mix textures and pull in your transitional colors.”
    “The more color, the better.”
    “I hate to tell y'all. I never liked the 70’s.”
    “Your time is worth something. And this is the biggest event of your life. There are only a few big events in your life, and this is one of them.”
    “Candlelight in itself can completely change the mood of a reception.”
    “Trust your professionals. Always.”
    Links:
    Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast on https://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ (Instagram)
    Danielle
    Ruffled Willow Floral Design website http://www.ruffledwillow.com (RuffledWillow.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram
    Sara
    Burdoc Farms, Weddings and Events website http://www.burdocfarms.com (BurdocFarms.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram
    Eventfull by Cari onhttps://web.facebook.com/eventfullbycari/?_rdc=1and_rdr ( Facebook)...

    • 45 min
    Wedding Cakes with Callie Foster

    Wedding Cakes with Callie Foster

    On today's episode, Danielle and Sara welcome Callie Foster, a wife, homeschool mom to four, and the owner of Callie Foster Dessert Design, her business which specializes in providing brides with their dream wedding cakes in Clarksville, TN. Callie comes from a family that cooks, bakes and generally loves food, and so it seems fitting that she went to culinary school, after which she gathered experience working many events, and eventually started her own business when a newly engaged friend asked her to make her a wedding cake.

    Today, Callie shares some tips for couples when it comes to wedding cakes and desserts, identifies the three most popular flavors and cake decorating trends, and reveals some ways to save money on cakes. She also talks about the tallest cake she has ever made, her thoughts on dummy cakes regarding being cost-effective, and the fact that some people don't really want cake but do want that look for the photo. Callie also discusses single large cakes versus the smaller cakes, the cost involved, and how creative she would be when decorating a cake to make a statement in her industry. She finishes up by noting how hard it can be when trying to grasp what a couple means by a ‘simple and rustic’ cake, and that, while Pinterest can prove helpful, it shouldn’t be relied upon for inspiration.

    Finally, the group recounts their own wedding cake horror stories that illustrate why you should not have a middleman between the cake artist and the bride, and why you should use digital images for reference. They also delve into the fear of recommending other service providers and conclude that you should not be liable for whatever outcome may result.

    To learn more about Callie Foster Dessert Design, visit them onhttps://www.facebook.com/cfdessertdesign/ ( Facebook).

    And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle's Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara's gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!

    Episode Highlights:

    ● Today's guest is Callie Foster fromhttps://www.facebook.com/cfdessertdesign/ ( Callie Foster Dessert Design) in Clarksville, Tennessee
    ● They specialize in providing brides with their dream wedding cakes
    ● Callie started her business when her friend asked her to make her wedding cake
    ● She gives her best tips on wedding cakes and desserts
    ● Callie advises her clients to always book in advance to secure the date
    ● Her three most popular flavors
    ● Cake decorating trends are just like the clothing and hair trends
    ● The naked cake is not going away soon
    ● For large tiered cakes, keep them refrigerated
    ● Fresh Flowers on the cake are unbeatable, beautiful, and will match everything else
    ● Callie’s tips on how to save money on cakes
    ● Plan for 20% of people not eating cake
    ● She shares her thoughts on dummy cakes and why people use them
    ● Cost variations on large and small cakes
    ● What her creative self would love to create
    ● Pin lighting cake is cool and draws attention
    ● Pinterest is a helpful tool
    ● Use digital images for reference as opposed to taking pictures yourself

    Quotes:

    "I decided that the best way to be prepared for her wedding cake was to just start my own business."

    "As soon as you know your wedding day and the venue, it's best to go ahead and get the cake done."

    "A consult gives you a chance to meet on a more personal level. You get to sit down with a couple and kind of form a relationship."

    "The way you see clothes and hair - the '80s and...

    • 33 min
    Small Events, Big Impact

    Small Events, Big Impact

    On today’s episode, Danielle and Sara welcome Angie Gibbs from The Studio 3s Performance and Event Venue in downtown Hopkinsville, KY. Angie goes over everything you need to know about hosting small events with a big impact, whether that be your wedding, bridal shower, birthday party, or holiday celebration. She shares her helpful insight for couples who like to plan events themselves, and also acknowledges that the best way to enjoy your event with as little stress and troubleshooting as possible is to hire experts who can take care of all the logistics for you while still working within your budget.
    Angie talks about giving yourself plenty of time to set up and break down your event, meeting with your venue ahead of time, confirming the number of guests attending, and renting linens. You’ll also hear how COVID has impacted the wedding industry, what type of events Angie sees most often in her studio, and why it’s so important to have a backup plan for your party.


    Finally, the group shares their hilarious wedding venue horror stories that illustrate why you should always choose your bridal party carefully, be considerate of your vendors’ time, and use a staggered start for your sparkler display.


    To learn more about The Studio 3s Performance and Event Venue, visit them on https://www.facebook.com/TheStudio3s/ (Facebook).


    And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!

    Episode Highlights:
    Today’s guest is Angie Gibbs from https://www.facebook.com/TheStudio3s/ (The Studio 3s Performance and Event Venue )in downtown Hopkinsville, KY
    They specialize in smaller events that make a big impact
    They have an intimate space where guests can relax and have fun
    Many of Angie’s clients are fans of DIY and simply want to rent the space
    She gives her best tips to those who like to take on the event planning themselves
    Give yourself plenty of time to set up and break down
    Hire experts to make the planning process less stressful and rushed
    Consider renting linens
    Meet with your venue beforehand and walk through the logistics
    Confirm the number of guests you’ll be having
    Alcohol restrictions and guidelines at The Studio 3s
    How COVID has changed the wedding industry
    Angie has not seen many elopements in her space
    They do a lot of rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, bridal showers, Christmas parties
    Current supply sourcing issues
    September/October is the busiest wedding season
    Always have a backup plan in case the weather does not cooperate
    Wedding horror stories



    Quotes:
    “Pretty much any smaller event that you can think of is perfect at the studio.”


    “The best advice I could give is to allot yourself extra time.”


    “Let the people that specialize in doing those things do those things for you. This is a special time for you.”


    “I would say linen rental is another thing that really is a no-brainer.”


    “We have a lot of little nooks and crannies in the studio that can be set up to meet your individual needs.”


    “That's literally our goal when we do event planning is to make you think everything went off without a hitch.”


    “You have got to be okay with the weather - whatever it is. If the wind is blowing, you’ve got to be okay with it. If it's raining, you’ve got to be okay with it. If it's hotter than Hell, you’ve got to be okay with it.”


    “I have had an inexperienced event planner literally come in with her folks while I had another event going on.”


    “The best way, honestly, is just to Facebook Message us.”


    Links:

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