45 episodes

Overwhelmed by wedding planning? Did the joy and excitement of planning your wedding disappear? Are you stressing over how much everything costs and are tired of trying to make everyone around you happy? If you're dealing with this "Planning Panic", then this is the podcast for you.

This weekly wedding planning podcast available every Wednesday (#weddingwednesdays) answers the most common questions all couples have about wedding planning...and questions you might not even know you should ask. We share first-hand experience and speak to industry experts who share wedding planning tips and advice that can save you TIME and MONEY while reducing ANXIETY, AGGRAVATION and STRESS. We put you back in control of your wedding so you can have the day of your dreams, while enjoying every moment of this exciting and special time.

This podcast is made specifically with you in mind, and so, we want to hear from you. Have a question you’d like answered on the show? Have a show idea? Send them our way and we’ll try our best to get it on the show.

Find us and be social with us:

www.stepbystepweddingprep.com
Instagram: @sbsweddingprep
Facebook: @sbsweddingprep
#sbsweddingprep, #weddingwednesdays

Step-by-Step Wedding Prep is bought to you by Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, a regional wedding planning publication helping couples plan an upstate New York wedding. If you’re a couple planning a NY wedding, we’ve got you covered. Check us out at www.weddingconnectionshv.com. There, you’ll find this podcast along with our regional wedding blog with free downloadable printables, photo galleries of real Hudson Valley weddings, and so much more.

Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

Step-by-Step Wedding Prep Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Overwhelmed by wedding planning? Did the joy and excitement of planning your wedding disappear? Are you stressing over how much everything costs and are tired of trying to make everyone around you happy? If you're dealing with this "Planning Panic", then this is the podcast for you.

This weekly wedding planning podcast available every Wednesday (#weddingwednesdays) answers the most common questions all couples have about wedding planning...and questions you might not even know you should ask. We share first-hand experience and speak to industry experts who share wedding planning tips and advice that can save you TIME and MONEY while reducing ANXIETY, AGGRAVATION and STRESS. We put you back in control of your wedding so you can have the day of your dreams, while enjoying every moment of this exciting and special time.

This podcast is made specifically with you in mind, and so, we want to hear from you. Have a question you’d like answered on the show? Have a show idea? Send them our way and we’ll try our best to get it on the show.

Find us and be social with us:

www.stepbystepweddingprep.com
Instagram: @sbsweddingprep
Facebook: @sbsweddingprep
#sbsweddingprep, #weddingwednesdays

Step-by-Step Wedding Prep is bought to you by Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, a regional wedding planning publication helping couples plan an upstate New York wedding. If you’re a couple planning a NY wedding, we’ve got you covered. Check us out at www.weddingconnectionshv.com. There, you’ll find this podcast along with our regional wedding blog with free downloadable printables, photo galleries of real Hudson Valley weddings, and so much more.

Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

    How to Confidently Slay the Day as a Bride While Being Authentically You - with Dorian Johnson of the Bridal Architect

    How to Confidently Slay the Day as a Bride While Being Authentically You - with Dorian Johnson of the Bridal Architect

    Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where you are set up for planning success, and aren't overwhelmed by planning stress. Here, you'll find the right tools and information so you can make the most informed decisions about your wedding day without second guessing if you did something right or wrong, saving you time, money and aggravation.
    This is show number 45 and today we're discussing ways in which media and diet culture strip away your confidence and remove you from your authentic self. My guest shares ways you can confidently slay the day while staying true to yourself.
    We discuss...
    How little steps lead to big gains in confidence
    The role fitness plays in increasing your confidence
    How the lack of diversity in the wedding industry is stripping you of your confidence
    How to confidently step into their role as a bride or groom even if they don't see themselves represented fully in mainstream media
    so much more...
    To learn more about Dorian and how you can work with him, you can find him on:
    https://www.instagram.com/bridalarchitect/ (Instagram)
    or on his https://thebridalarchitect.com/the-bridal-architect (website)
    Dorian also wrote an INCREDIBLE article for https://greenweddingshoes.com/ (Green Wedding Shoes) on diversity in the wedding industry which you can read https://greenweddingshoes.com/its-world-day-of-social-justice-lets-talk-racism-in-the-wedding-industry/?fbclid=IwAR2uDzMjAXaeNzZWiqZcnqu25hTZbcBLv4K7BckH6w7cGtwUMcA0r4P3vlw (here). He is also a https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/ (Girls Gone Strong) (GGS) certified coach. GGS is a women-specific health and fitness program
    Before we conclude...have you ever thought about live-streaming your wedding? It's SUPER easy to do using devices you already own and I've partnered with Lovestream to bring you a special discount code (WEDCONNECTHV10) to save you 10% off any package you purchase. To learn more about live-streaming, https://www.stepbystepweddingprep.com/episode/live-streaming (listen to episode 41 here)
    If you loved this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to the show. You can follow us on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wedconnecthv (@wedconnecthv) #wedconnecthv
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingConnectionsHV (@WeddingConnectionsHV)
    If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out https://www.weddingconnectionshv.com/ (Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley), a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.
    Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at https://casmusic.com/ (C.A.S. Music Production)

    • 46 min
    Should you invite kids to your wedding and what to do if you don't - with Irene Tyndale of Irene Tyndale Weddings and Events

    Should you invite kids to your wedding and what to do if you don't - with Irene Tyndale of Irene Tyndale Weddings and Events

    Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where you are set up for planning success, and aren't overwhelmed by planning stress. Here, you'll find the right tools and information so you can make the most informed decisions about your wedding day without second guessing if you did something right or wrong, saving you time, money and aggravation.
    This is show number 44 and today we're discussing the big question many couples face when it come to their guest list, and that is to invite kids or not to invite kids.
    Well, you don’t have to worry about that any more because today’s show will answer all those questions and more. To help with this topic, I chatted with Irene Tyndale, Chief Event Officer of Irene Tyndale Weddings and Events, an Atlanta-based wedding planner with over 20 years experience planning weddings and corporate events who has a phenomenal passion not only for design but also for logistics (which is what you want in a planner) and creating memorable experiences. She truly loves people and making people happy, so she knows exactly how to very tactfully handle delicate subjects such as inviting kids, which has positioned her as a leader in the event industry. Because of this, I knew she was the perfect person to speak to.
    Irene and I discuss:
    Why this is such an emotionally charged topic
    Advice for couples who are trying to decide whether or not to invite kids
    What couples can do if they don't want kids, but want a few in the wedding such as a ring bearer or flower girl
    If a couple does want kids at the wedding, what they can do to make sure they have a good time while staying safe
    How to word your invitation to let guests know kids aren't invited
    To learn more about Irene or to book her for your wedding, you can find her at:
    https://irenetyndale.com/ (Irenetyndale.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/irenetyndale/ (Instagram)
    https://www.facebook.com/ityndaleevents (Facebook)
    Additionally, have you ever thought about live-streaming your wedding? It's SUPER easy to do using devices you already own and I've partnered with Lovestream to bring you a special discount code (WEDCONNECTHV10) to save you 10% off any package you purchase. To learn more about live-streaming, https://www.stepbystepweddingprep.com/episode/live-streaming (listen to episode 41 here) or visit https://www.lovestream.io/ (lovestream.io)
    If you loved this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to the show. You can follow us on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wedconnecthv (@wedconnecthv) #wedconnecthv
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingConnectionsHV (@WeddingConnectionsHV)
    If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out https://www.weddingconnectionshv.com/ (Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley), a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.
    Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at https://casmusic.com/ (C.A.S. Music Production)

    • 56 min
    Expert Advice to Prepare for Your First Dress Shopping Appointment - with Tina Pomarico of Lady Gray Bridal

    Expert Advice to Prepare for Your First Dress Shopping Appointment - with Tina Pomarico of Lady Gray Bridal

    Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where you are set up for planning success, and aren't overwhelmed by planning stress.
    Here, you'll find the right tools and information so you can make the most informed decisions about your wedding day without second guessing if you did something right or wrong, saving you time, money and aggravation.
    This is show number 43 and today we're discussing all things weddings gowns, especially what to expect on your first shopping trip if you've never gone dress shopping before
    My guest has been in the bridal industry for over 30 years and her family-owned shop has been helping brides find their dream gowns for over 50 yrs!! She discusses:
    How to prepare for your first visit
    What to expect
    Misconceptions brides have about dress shopping
    How you know when you've found THE dress
    Who to bring with you when dress shopping
    What to expect once you've found the gown and what appointments follow
    To learn more about Lady Gray Bridal or to set up an appointment, you can check them out here:
    https://www.ladygraybridal.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/ladygraybridal/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/ladygraybridal/ (Instagram)
    On a side note...have you ever thought about live-streaming your wedding? It's SUPER easy to do using devices you already own and I've partnered with Lovestream to bring you a special discount code (WEDCONNECTHV10) to save you 10% off any package you purchase. To learn more about live-streaming, https://www.stepbystepweddingprep.com/episode/live-streaming (listen to episode 41 here)
    If you loved this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to the show. You can follow us on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wedconnecthv (@wedconnecthv) #wedconnecthv
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingConnectionsHV (@WeddingConnectionsHV)
    If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out https://www.weddingconnectionshv.com/ (Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley), a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.
    Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at https://casmusic.com/ (C.A.S. Music Production)

    • 51 min
    14 Controversial Pieces of Wedding Planning Advice Couples Always Hear

    14 Controversial Pieces of Wedding Planning Advice Couples Always Hear

    Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where you are set up for planning success, and aren't overwhelmed by planning stress. Here, you'll find the right tools and information so you can make the most informed decisions about your wedding day without second guessing if you did something right or wrong, saving you time, money and aggravation.
    This is show number 42 and, if your engaged, that means that you are, by default, given tons of advice, most of which is unsolicited and much of it is REALLY BAD. Today, we're discussing the 14 pieces of REALLY BAD wedding planning advice couples always hear. I'm covering every topic:
    Invites and save the dates
    Guestlist
    Hair and makeup
    DIY falsehoods
    Wedding Vendors
    Traditions
    Shopping for and buying your bridal gown
    Food and drinks
    Bridal party
    Reception seating
    Photos
    so much more...
    On a side note...have you ever thought about live-streaming your wedding? It's SUPER easy to do using devices you already own and I've partnered with Lovestream to bring you a special discount code (WEDCONNECTHV10) to save you 10% off any package you purchase. To learn more about live-streaming, https://www.stepbystepweddingprep.com/episode/live-streaming (listen to episode 41 here)
    If you loved this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to the show. You can follow us on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wedconnecthv (@wedconnecthv) #wedconnecthv
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingConnectionsHV (@WeddingConnectionsHV)
    If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out https://www.weddingconnectionshv.com/ (Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley), a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.
    Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at https://casmusic.com/ (C.A.S. Music Production)

    • 35 min
    Professional Tips for Live-Streaming Your Wedding - with Samie Roberts of Bustld and Lovestream

    Professional Tips for Live-Streaming Your Wedding - with Samie Roberts of Bustld and Lovestream

    Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where we teach you everything you need to know to plan your wedding like a pro! Stop the "Planning Panic" with tools, tips and advice to set you up for success.
    This is show number 41 and today we're discussing a solution to a problem many of you are currently facing. If you've had to cut your guest list and are upset because people you really wanted there aren't going to be with you, then live-streaming your wedding with the guests you've had to cut can be the perfect solution.
    My guest today is Samie Roberts, co-founder of Lovestream, a live-streaming company, who, with devices you already own, can share your wedding with everyone so they don't miss a moment of your special day. It's super easy, and gives you lots of options. Now, if you wanted, you can have a huge wedding, at half the price while keeping everyone safe.
    Today, you'll learn:
    What exactly live-streaming is (if you aren't familiar with it)
    Some of the misconceptions or falsehoods couples might have about live-streaming
    The important do's and don't to live streaming and the equipment you'll need to do so
    The future of live-streaming and its role in weddings
    I love this service so much, that I became an affiliate of the program, and at the end of the show, I have a special discount code that'll get you 10% off any package you purchase with Lovestream, and as an affiliate, I make a small commission which goes directly back into the show so I can continue to bring you the best each week.
    To learn more about Bustld and Lovestream, please visit:
    https://bustld.com/ (Bustld website )
    https://www.instagram.com/bustld/ (Bustld Instagram)
    https://www.lovestream.io/ (Lovestream website)
    https://www.instagram.com/lovestream.wedding/ (Lovestream Instragram)
    If you loved this episode, please leave a review and subscribe to the show. You can follow us on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wedconnecthv (@wedconnecthv) #wedconnecthv
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingConnectionsHV (@WeddingConnectionsHV)
    If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out https://www.weddingconnectionshv.com/ (Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley), a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.
    Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at https://casmusic.com/ (C.A.S. Music Production)

    • 44 min
    The 3 Vendors the You Need to Book First

    The 3 Vendors the You Need to Book First

    Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where we teach you everything you need to know to plan your wedding like a pro! Stop the "Planning Panic" with tools, tips and advice that set you up for success.
    This is show number 40 and today we're discussing the top 3 wedding vendors you need to book first.
    Today, I'm sharing:
    Why you need to book these three vendors first
    The best way to manage booking three vendors
    The timeframe in which you need to book these three vendors
    If you loved this episode, please share with anyone you think could benefit hearing it. I would also love it if you could leave a review and subscribe to the show. You can follow us on
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wedconnecthv (@wedconnecthv) #wedconnecthv
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingConnectionsHV (@WeddingConnectionsHV)
    If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out https://www.weddingconnectionshv.com/ (Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley), a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.
    Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at https://casmusic.com/ (C.A.S. Music Production)

    • 8 min

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