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The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

The Wedding Biz - Behind the Scenes of the Wedding Business Andy Kushner

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

    THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER discusses MATTHEW MYHRUM, Event Visualization & Communicating Design

    THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER discusses MATTHEW MYHRUM, Event Visualization & Communicating Design

    Andy welcomes Valerie Gernhauser back to The Next Level. Valerie is the Owner, Planner, and Designer with Sapphire Events working worldwide out of New Orleans. Listen as they discuss Matthew Myhrum's definition of what he does and the events Valerie has worked on with Matthew, plus much more.
    Matthew is the Founder of Matthew Myhrum Event Visualization, where they provide concept renderings, design drawings, and production design services for event professionals. Matthew shares that they essentially co

    • 18 min
    MATTHEW MYHRUM/Rendering Artist - Event Visualization & Communicating Design

    MATTHEW MYHRUM/Rendering Artist - Event Visualization & Communicating Design

    "Design is about making things either work properly or better and to bring purpose and direction to chaos." Listen as Andy and his guest Matthew Myhrum discuss his company, what they do, and how he got interested in creative visualization. Matthew also speaks about his background in set and video design for theater and working with Preston Bailey, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Matthew is the Founder of Matthew Myhrum Event Visualization, where they provide concept renderings, design

    • 47 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses MARIANNE BENNETT, Scoring Music To Tell A Story

    THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses MARIANNE BENNETT, Scoring Music To Tell A Story

    Andy welcomes Sean Low back to the show. Sean is the owner of the consulting firm The Business of Being Creative, which focuses on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. He also has a podcast on The Wedding Biz Network called The Business of Being Creative. Listen as they discuss Marianne Bennett, the Founder and CEO of Element Music, a highly successful music and entertainment company in the event industry out of New York City.
    Sean speaks about Marianne's understanding of

    • 15 min
    MARIANNE BENNETT: Scoring Music To Tell A Story

    MARIANNE BENNETT: Scoring Music To Tell A Story

    "I love creating an amazing soundtrack for a ceremony." Listen as Andy and his guest Marianne Bennett, the Founder, and CEO of Element Music, a very successful music and entertainment company in the event industry out of New York City, discusses why she believes that music should be scored to tell a story, how someone at the top of the industry handles her business and brings creativity to what she does plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Marianne shares how she gets to know her clients and

    • 53 min
    PRESTON BAILEY’S Big Announcement!

    PRESTON BAILEY’S Big Announcement!

    Andy is excited for this special episode with floral and event designer Preston Bailey. Listen as they discuss how Preston is handling the pandemic both personally and professionally, what he's learned about himself, and how he's using the slow down to further his path both personally and in the industry. Preston also has a big announcement he is sharing with us, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Preston shares how he is handling the pandemic and what he has learned during 2020. Preston di

    • 22 min
    Andy’s Reflections on 2020 with Jennifer Stein

    Andy’s Reflections on 2020 with Jennifer Stein

    Are you ready for something a little different? Andy is being interviewed by his good friend Jennifer Stein, the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine. Listen, as Andy gets a little personal and allows us to see a side of him that maybe we've never seen before as they discuss the craziness that was the year 2020, what he wants to change in the future and the plans he has for 2021 all on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Andy shares how the pandemic has affected his life professionally

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

morganmoana ,

An Industry Standard

This podcast is a must-listen for wedding professionals. It is engaging and informative, giving you insight into the behind the scenes of the wedding industry in real time. Andy has conversations that make you feel like you are in the same room with the pros he interviews and it is so incredibly valuable!

SpacePirateTomatoBride ,

Encouraging

I am sincerely thankful for this podcast. I stumbled upon it last winter and listening to the interviews gave me huge portion of courage to launch my own bridal design business this year. It was a beautiful resource and the show is nicely paced and enjoyable to listen to. I will continue to listen and recommend this show to anyone and everyone who’s interested in business.

JThater ,

Education and Inspiration!

This podcast has allowed us an up-close look at the stories and into the minds of the industry’s leading professionals in such a brilliant way. Andy’s thoughtful and well-planned interviews do a great job at getting straight to the important details, without adding in unnecessary fluff, which is key to us busy creative partners. Over the last year since first starting to listen to the podcast, The Wedding Biz has continued to be a source of education and inspiration, especially throughout the challenging months of Covid. The show has motivated me to stay positive to peruse my goals and build my brand. I am so thankful for Andy’s devotion to his craft and to the wedding & event industry. Andy, please keep doing what you do as your show has positively effected myself, as well as countless others, to follow our passion, to love what we do, and to love all of the amazing creative partners we get to work with!

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