42 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

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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

    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
    9 Wedding Trend Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

    9 Wedding Trend Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

    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 39 and today we're discussing the top 9 wedding trend predictions for 2021 and beyond. Weddings are changing, first out of necessity, and soon, out of choice, so what changes are we seeing? What trends have started and what ones will last?
    Today, I'm sharing:
    Trends in ceremonies and receptions
    Trends in honeymoons
    Trends in technology
    Trends in decor
    Trends in traditions
    so much more
    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)

    • 19 min
    STOP! Don't Plan Your Wedding Until You Do These 3 Things First

    STOP! Don't Plan Your Wedding Until You Do These 3 Things First

    Hello and welcome back to the show, the fist of 2021. Many of you listening today might have gotten engaged over the holidays, or maybe you got engaged in 2020, but haven't started planning anything yet. In either case, today's show takes you literally, step-by-step, through the planning process by giving you the 3 things you need to do FIRST before booking any vendors or planning any bit of your wedding.
    This are tips based on the bad, misinformed and uneducated choices my husband and I made, and I don't want you to make the same mistakes. These tips will set you up for success and give you the confidence to make the right decisions going forward for a less stressful and more enjoyable wedding planning experience.
    Today, I'm sharing:
    The three things you need to do
    The correct order in which to do them, even though it might sounds contradictory to anything you've heard before in the past
    Why these three items are so important
    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)

    • 14 min
    How to Find the Perfect Diamond for Your Engagement Ring - with Kate Szirmay of Kate the Concierge

    How to Find the Perfect Diamond for Your Engagement Ring - with Kate Szirmay of Kate the Concierge

    Hello and welcome back to the show! This is episode number 37 and today we're talking engagement rings and finding the perfect diamond for it!
    Every ring is unique and personal. It makes your proposal memorable and, in many cases, it's passed down from generation to generation. To help us learn more is Kate Szirmay, owner of Kate the Concierge...a bespoke, full-service diamond concierge company.
    Today, Kate and I discuss:
    The 4 "C"'s of diamonds
    Tips for finding the style that your significant other will love
    What goes into creating a custom ring and how long the process takes
    Things we can do every day to protect our heirloom diamond jewelry
    So much more
    To learn more about Kate and her diamond concierge services, click on any of the links below:
    https://katetheconcierge.com/ (Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/katetheconcierge/ (Instagram)
    https://www.facebook.com/katetheconcierge/ (Facebook)
    If you loved this episode, please subscribe and 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)

    • 36 min

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Great Pieces of Wedding Advice

Felicia does a great job of addressing a lot of the little details about wedding planning that are typically left out of those mainstream wedding checklists. She has great roster of vendors that she's interviewed, all of which bring a unique perspective and ask great questions for couples to think about before booking.

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I’m so happy and excited that you are applying your knowledge and organizational skills in this way ! All of us vendors and couples alike are really going to gain a tremendous amount of value !! Thank you Felicia !

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