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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 • 91 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.

    NANCY SHAFFER - The Live Events Coalition, Board President & Director

    NANCY SHAFFER - The Live Events Coalition, Board President & Director

    Andy is bringing us a very important interview pertinent right now in the weddings and events industry. The Live Events Coalition is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it's devastating impact on the live events industry to provide advocacy, resources, and a network that connects and supports businesses, contractors, and the general event industry workforce. It established a national Facebook group that wants to connect, share stories, opportunities, or ju

    • 23 min
    ZUZU BIRKHOF/Photographer - Seeing The Moment Before Pushing The Button

    ZUZU BIRKHOF/Photographer - Seeing The Moment Before Pushing The Button

    "This fragility of a moment fascinated me, and this is something I always wanted to do, freeze moments." Andy's guest on the show today is Zuzu Birkhof. Listen as they discuss her grandfather's encouragement to go to film school, being the first female to assist the well-known german photographer Olaf Heine, and why she transitioned to wedding photography, plus so much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Zuzu is a photographer working out of Berlin.

    • 33 min
    MARIA BOUSTANY discusses YARA ESTEPHAN Planning and Designing in 3D Out Of Beirut

    MARIA BOUSTANY discusses YARA ESTEPHAN Planning and Designing in 3D Out Of Beirut

    Andy's guest co-host today is Maria Boustany, from Chateau Rweiss in Lebanon. Listen as they discuss the beauty of the Chateau, the weddings and events she has done with Yara Estephan, an extremely gifted planner and designer out of Beirut, and much more on this episode of The Next Level.
    Maria and Andy discuss the 3D renderings that Yara uses when designing weddings and how the finished product looks like she envisions. Maria describes the fun wedding Yara planned for the owners of a major ice cream brand

    • 18 min
    YARA ESTEPHAN - Planning And Designing In 3D Out Of Beirut

    YARA ESTEPHAN - Planning And Designing In 3D Out Of Beirut

    “I think my background in graphic design helps me because I focus a lot on the details of a wedding.” Andy’s guest on the show today is Yara Estephan, a wonderful planner and designer out of Beirut. Listen as they discuss Yara’s early interest in weddings, how she uses her graphic design background in her current work, some great stories about some major over-the-top and high-exposure weddings, and how she is handling the pandemic plus so much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.

    • 31 min
    CEO of VOW To End Child Marriage

    CEO of VOW To End Child Marriage

    Every year, millions of couples celebrate their love by getting married and millions of their family and friends celebrate with them. In the U.S. alone, Americans spend $100 billion on weddings annually. Think invitations, wedding dresses, rings, venues, flowers, gift registries, honeymoons and more all on saying “I do.” But at a time when a child is married somewhere in the world every three seconds, who’s invested in making sure that girls can say, “I don’t” or “not yet”? Let’s work toge

    • 15 min
    A Conversation With: Rime Arodaky & Greg Finck

    A Conversation With: Rime Arodaky & Greg Finck

    Listen, as Andy and his guests, Rime Arodaky and Greg Finck,discuss how the pandemic affected them personally and professionally, what they have been doing with their time and where they see the industry post-pandemic, plus so much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Rime is a popular gown and dress designer out of Paris, and her company is considered a “Bridal House For Rebel Goddesses and inspired by women who are unapologetically themselves.” Greg runs the business side of Rime's company, as Ge

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 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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