140 episodes

Pop the bubbly and pull up a seat! Your host, wedding planner & entrepreneur, Renée Sabo, offers a light-hearted space for wedding creatives to enjoy candid conversations, give unfiltered advice, and talk all things weddings.

The Confetti Hour Podcast Renee Sabo

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 78 Ratings

Pop the bubbly and pull up a seat! Your host, wedding planner & entrepreneur, Renée Sabo, offers a light-hearted space for wedding creatives to enjoy candid conversations, give unfiltered advice, and talk all things weddings.

    ‘Knowing the Importance of your Channels and Why Website Analytics Matter’ with Persephone and Eduardo Maglaya

    ‘Knowing the Importance of your Channels and Why Website Analytics Matter’ with Persephone and Eduardo Maglaya

    Persephone Maglaya, Chief Executive Officer + Founder, and Eduardo Maglaya, Chief Data Officer of The Media Socialites, are passionate about empowering brands to take control of their narratives and unlock their potential for social growth and conversions. With a boutique approach to social media, TMS specializes in partnering with small to mid-sized businesses, helping them launch and grow across their digital marketing channels.  At The Media Socialites, they are not just a team; they’re a family of unicorns, each bringing their own unique magic to the table. From art and creative direction to social strategy (Instagram, design, TikTok edits, etc.) and influencers, they are known for helping brands achieve their digital marketing dreams through social strategy & execution, content creation and planning, influencer marketing, website design, branding, and more.
    Featured Guests: Persephone and Eduardo Maglaya
    Website: http://www.themediasocialites.com
    Instagram: @themediasocialites

    BIG NEWS, CONFETTI HOUR SQUAD!
    You can find us over on YOUTUBE! Check out our new channel @theconfettihour
    THE CONFETTI HOUR WEBSITE
    Check out my mentoring services for wedding pros digital resources, fun products, & my go-to business tools for wedding pros & much more. 
    HELP SUPPORT OUR SHOW | BECOME A PATREON
    Help support The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution per month. Your support goes towards the maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable professionals to share their journeys & tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services.

    • 48 min
    'Mastering the Conference Game' with Phillip Van Nostrand

    'Mastering the Conference Game' with Phillip Van Nostrand

    Phillip Van Nostrand is a photographer and life changing coach based out of New York City. He is an expert in capturing bright, cinematic lifestyle imagery in weddings, events, and commercial projects. He travels abroad once a year and has photographed 40+ countries.

    Published in the New York Times, Dwell Magazine, Fortune.com, Brides, Vogue, Style Me Pretty, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes.com, Parade Magazine, The Knot NY, and was a Master Class speaker at WPPI in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Clients include Airbnb, Jose Cuervo, Ok Cupid, Louboutin, The New School, Venmo, Condé Nast, and more.

    You will hear all about Phil’s journey on becoming a photographer and growing in the industry, and we will also be sharing tips on ’Mastering the Conference Game.’ We will finish up with 'What He Wishes Other Vendors Knew' & his 'Confetti Hour Confession.'

    Featured Guest: Phillip Van Nostrand 
    Website: https://phillipvn.com
    Instagram: @phillipvnweddings
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    BIG NEWS, CONFETTI HOUR SQUAD!
    You can find us over on YOUTUBE! Check out our new channel @theconfettihour


    THE CONFETTI HOUR WEBSITE
    Check out my mentoring services for wedding pros digital resources, fun products, & my go-to business tools for wedding pros & much more. 


    HELP SUPPORT OUR SHOW | BECOME A PATREON
    Help support The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution per month. Your support goes towards the maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable professionals to share their journeys & tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services. 

    • 37 min
    'Building a Strong Business Partnership' with Ashley Saffer of Baciare Events

    'Building a Strong Business Partnership' with Ashley Saffer of Baciare Events

    Ashley Saffer is an acclaimed wedding planner and designer with nearly two decades of experience across the wedding and hospitality industries. Her well-rounded knowledge makes her uniquely skilled at crafting full-service weddings where she expertly orchestrates each aspect of the couple’s celebration.
    Ashley is a sounding board that guides her clients throughout the planning and design process. She’s a master of strategy and stunning designs, and most of all, Ashley is a trusted partner to her clients. She eases their stress and ensures no detail is overlooked to create an unforgettable and effortless experience for couples, family, and friends.
    Ashley’s work has been celebrated in publications like Brides, Boston Weddings, and Carats & Cake. She actively serves the wedding industry community through the Wedding International Professionals Association – Boston Chapter as the Director of Membership. 
    You will hear all about Ashley’s journey to the wedding industry and becoming a wedding planner, as well as our path to becoming business partners! We will finish up with 'What She Wishes Other Vendors Knew' & her 'Confetti Hour Confession.'
    Featured Guest: Ashley Saffer of Baciare Events
    Website: https://www.baciareevents.com
    Instagram: @baciareevents
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    THE CONFETTI HOUR WEBSITE!
    This website is home to my mentoring services for wedding planners, my educational blog, the podcast, & one of my favorite new offerings, THE CONFETTI HOUR SHOP! The shop offers digital resources, fun products, & my go-to business tools for wedding pros & so much more. 
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    Join Our Patreon Family! 
    Help support The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution per month. Your support goes towards the maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable professionals to share their journeys & tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services. Our Patreon family receives discounts to my education shop & freebie resources throughout the year!
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 38 min
    'Become A Top 3% Firm - Launch Into Luxury' with Rachael Bozsik Johanson

    'Become A Top 3% Firm - Launch Into Luxury' with Rachael Bozsik Johanson

    From the stages of Harvard Business School, to pages of Architectural Digest, Rachael is regarded as the in-demand Luxury Strategist for female entrepreneurs seeking to become a top 3% firm. 
    Rachael stands for values and brands that last. 
    With a storied career monetizing personal brands, she is celebrated for her coined & trademarked work surrounding the psychology of the "Velvet Rope." ™ Her goal? To launch her clients into luxury via "The Four P's" positioning, press, paid speaking and pipeline filling partnerships. 
    Her standards are meticulous, her approach is personalized and she is widely known for her boundless ideas and enthusiasm. She is incredibly selective in the clients she serves, as the majority double their sales a year after her esteemed advising. It’s safe to say she was born to do this work and it is miles from traditional consulting.
    As a lifelong student of design & fashion, Rachael is a trained interior designer, licensed realtor and recognized tastemaker. Most recently, her wedding was covered by The New York Times. 
    On weekends, she loves sipping her matcha & collaborating with her husband to grow their “on-brand” portfolio. Naturally, it encompasses investing in real estate, startups and collecting interesting art. Currently, the duo is planning a trip to Ancient Egypt and exploring a large-scale remodel of a 1920’s historic estate.
    You will hear all about Rachel's journey and her expert tips on 'Hhow to Become A Top 3% Firm - Launch Into Luxury.' We will finish up with 'What She Wishes Other Vendors Knew' and her 'Confetti Hour Confession.'
    Featured Guest: Rachael Bozsik Johanson with Rachael Johanson
    Website: www.rachaeljohanson.com 
    Instagram: @rachaelbozsik_johanson
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    THE CONFETTI HOUR WEBSITE!
    This website is home for my mentoring services for wedding planners, my educational blog, the podcast, and one of my favorite new offerings -- THE CONFETTI HOUR SHOP! The shop offers digital resources, fun products, and my go-to business tools for wedding pros & so much more. Check out the new site at www.reneesabo.com! 
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    Join Our Patreon Family! 

    Help support Renée and The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution per month. Your support goes towards the professional maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable professionals to share their incredible journeys and tangible tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services. In addition, our Patreon family receives additional discounts to my education shop and freebie resources throughout the year! Consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/theconfettihour
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    Bring Your Event to Life!
    Merri is an online visualization platform for event planning that allows planners to bring their client's events to life in 3D. You can visualize your entire event using models of furniture, decor, flowers, and more, all within renderings of your venue! It also allows you to collaborate with your vendor team for seamless planning and execution of events.
    If you are a planner and are ready to see how Merri can uplevel your business, head to the MERRI website and use code 'RENEE' for a free 30-day trial! 
    For venue or rental companies interested in becoming involved on the platform, you can email ambassador@bemerri.com to get started!

    • 53 min
    'Democratizing Luxury' with Kawania Wooten

    'Democratizing Luxury' with Kawania Wooten

    Kawania Wooten brings a unique mix of experience and skills to her businesses, Howerton+Wooten Events and the Enlightened Creative. Her vast experience in the hospitality world includes hotel management, casino and gaming, the culinary industry, and 30 years as a professional meeting and event planner for the Washington DC elite. Kawania strives for professionalism, creativity and impeccable organization within every function planned by the Howerton+Wooten Events team. She is an adjunct instructor in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts Department at Prince Georges Community College.
    Kawania’s advice has been featured in Refinery 29, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, Headline News, Martha Stewart Weddings, and ESSENCE magazine. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University in Virginia, and she participated in the Harvard Business School’s Executive Management Program in June of 2005 under the auspices of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing.
    You will hear all about Kawania's journey and her thoughts on 'Democratizing Luxury.' We will finish up with 'What She Wishes Other Vendors Knew' and her 'Confetti Hour Confession.'
    Featured Guest: Kawania Wooten with Howerton+Wooten Events and The Enlightened Creative
    Website: https://www.hwevents.com/ and https://theenlightenedcreative.com/grow-your-business/ 
    Instagram: @howertonwooten and @theenlightenedcreative
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    THE CONFETTI HOUR WEBSITE!
    This website is home for my mentoring services for wedding planners, my educational blog, the podcast, and one of my favorite new offerings -- THE CONFETTI HOUR SHOP! The shop offers digital resources, fun products, and my go-to business tools for wedding pros & so much more. Check out the new site at www.reneesabo.com! 
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    Join Our Patreon Family! 

    Help support Renée and The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution per month. Your support goes towards the professional maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable professionals to share their incredible journeys and tangible tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services. In addition, our Patreon family receives additional discounts to my education shop and freebie resources throughout the year! Consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/theconfettihour
    ———
    Bring Your Event to Life!
    Merri is an online visualization platform for event planning that allows planners to bring their client's events to life in 3D. You can visualize your entire event using models of furniture, decor, flowers, and more, all within renderings of your venue! It also allows you to collaborate with your vendor team for seamless planning and execution of events.
    If you are a planner and are ready to see how Merri can uplevel your business, head to the MERRI website and use code 'RENEE' for a free 30-day trial! 
    For venue or rental companies interested in becoming involved on the platform, you can email ambassador@bemerri.com to get started!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    'How to Prepare for Economic Uncertainty' with Michelle Loretta

    'How to Prepare for Economic Uncertainty' with Michelle Loretta

    Michelle Loretta is a strategist for the events industry and creator of Be Sage Consulting, formerly Sage Wedding Pros. She has been educating, coaching, and consulting event professionals since 2009. With a degree in accounting, roots at the Big 4 firm Deloitte, and experience as a stationery entrepreneur, she dissects numbers to help level-up businesses’ earnings.
    These days, Michelle primarily provides financial strategy services and Fractional CFO consulting to event business owners. She has been asked to speak at a number of industry conferences, including Coterie, Lend & Gather, Wedding Wire World, NACE Experience, and The Special Event. She was named one of the TOP 1000 Event Professionals by BizBash in 2019. Michelle is also the winner of the 2021 ILEA ESPRIT best conference award for the Be Sage Conference.
    You will hear all about Michelle's journey and her tips on ​'How to Prepare for Economic Uncertainty.' We will finish up with 'What She Wishes Other Vendors Knew' and her 'Confetti Hour Confession.'
    Featured Guest: Michelle Loretta with Be Sage Consulting
    Website: www.besageconsulting.com 
    Instagram: @besagealways 
    Tune into Michelle's first episode on The Confetti Hour - Listen to the podcast here!
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    THE CONFETTI HOUR WEBSITE!
    This website is home for my mentoring services for wedding planners, my educational blog, the podcast, and one of my favorite new offerings -- THE CONFETTI HOUR SHOP! The shop offers digital resources, fun products, and my go-to business tools for wedding pros & so much more. Check out the new site at www.reneesabo.com! 
    ———
    Join Our Patreon Family! 

    Help support Renée and The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution per month. Your support goes towards the professional maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable professionals to share their incredible journeys and tangible tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services. In addition, our Patreon family receives additional discounts to my education shop and freebie resources throughout the year! Consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/theconfettihour
    ———
    Bring Your Event to Life!
    Merri is an online visualization platform for event planning that allows planners to bring their client's events to life in 3D. You can visualize your entire event using models of furniture, decor, flowers, and more, all within renderings of your venue! It also allows you to collaborate with your vendor team for seamless planning and execution of events.
    If you are a planner and are ready to see how Merri can uplevel your business, head to the MERRI website and use code 'RENEE' for a free 30-day trial! 
    For venue or rental companies interested in becoming involved on the platform, you can email ambassador@bemerri.com to get started!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

laugh4u2 ,

Insightful with Tangible Takeaways

Wedding photographer here & currently bingeing episodes soaking up the insight, inspiration, and tangible takeaways. So grateful that Renée and her guests share their knowledge and experience with us and deliver it in a lighthearted yet professional way. Thank you!

EastmanEvents ,

My Favorite Podcast

I love this podcast so much! When I decided I wanted to take wedding planning full time, Renee’s podcast gave me the confidence to lean on my experience and take the leap. The Confetti Hour is smart, encouraging, positive and fun. I highly recommend this for all wedding pros!

EFDP10 ,

Excellent Podcast!

As a well known Boston event professional with a passion for the industry, Renee's Confetti Hour Podcast is a must listen! She dives into real stories, shares great information, and gets to the heart of what makes each of her guests unique. It's informative, fun and relatable!

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