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This Week in Weddings is a support group for wedding industry entrepreneurs. We're the ones behind the scenes - planning and designing the wedding, creating the invitations, baking the cakes, and taking the photos. The podcast features wedding planner Kimberly Rhodes and invitation designer Annie Roche chatting about the business of weddings with professionals in the wedding industry.

This Week in Weddings Kimberly Rhodes & Annie Roche

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

This Week in Weddings is a support group for wedding industry entrepreneurs. We're the ones behind the scenes - planning and designing the wedding, creating the invitations, baking the cakes, and taking the photos. The podcast features wedding planner Kimberly Rhodes and invitation designer Annie Roche chatting about the business of weddings with professionals in the wedding industry.

    2021 Year in Review

    2021 Year in Review

    In this casual episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, Kimberly, Annie and Lance reflect on 2021. Listen in as we do a little bit of recapping, a little bit of goal-setting, and a lot of group therapy.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The 18th Month Rule

    The 18th Month Rule

    In a world where Amazon prime can get you almost anything you need in a day, it's easy to carry the idea of instant gratification into other areas of your life, including your business. But real results take time and often can't be rushed. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting about Julie Bunkley's theory about the 18-month time frame, and why it takes that amount of time to see results manifest themselves.
    About our guest:
    Julie Bunkley, the owner & creative director of Invision Events, is a PR and design maven as well as a longterm, strategic visionary. With a degree in Public Relations and self taught in In Design, Julie’s aesthetic and passion for building a brand is well over a decade in the making.
    Her eye is always on the long game, reminding us that a sustainable and successful business is a marathon and not a sprint. Her work has been featured on countless occasions in Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, People, The New York Times, Fortune, InStyle, Bridal Guide and Southern Living, among others. 
    In this episode, listeners will hear about:



    Julie's background and she got into the wedding industry Julie's theory about the 18-Month Rule, and why it takes that long to see results Long-term planning in your business Several examples of the 18-Month Rule in Julie's business Want to connect with Julie?
    Online: https://invevents.com/  Instagram: @invisionevents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/invisionevents/ 

    • 48 min
    Introducing the Next TWIW Book Club

    Introducing the Next TWIW Book Club

    Did you know that This Week In Weddings has a book club? We're all about improving ourselves personally and professionally, and we love connecting with our audience at the same time. TWIW Book Club is where we connect online to discuss our latest read. (BYOB!)
    In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a business coach, author, and avid reader about the details of the next TWIW Book Club event.
    About our guest:
    Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious. A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. 
    In this episode, listeners will hear about:
    Heather's background in the wedding industry and her transformation into coaching The next This Week in Weddings Book Club book – The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks How to join the TWIW Book Club on Wednesday, December 15th Heather's tips for finding time to read How Annie incorporates reading into family time Heather's newest book F*ck Fearless, Making the Brave Leap Libro.fm audio books -------
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    • 19 min
    Building Your Personal Brand Beyond Algorithms

    Building Your Personal Brand Beyond Algorithms

    The saying goes that people do business with those that they know, like, and trust. And when you're an entrepreneur, it's safe to say that YOU are your business, but many people aren't putting themselves out there so that people can see the person behind your brand. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting all about personal brands, and ways to promote the person behind the company (both on and off social media) while still staying professional.
    About our guest:
    Mateo 'Matt' Diaz is a luxury wedding photographer, marketing strategist, professional party thrower, socialite, and so much more. Mateo has multiple companies (Mateo & Company & Relevate) and serves in the community through multiple organizations, committees, and boards. He loves throwing events that bring people together, that strengthen community relationships, and that give back to the community.
    In this episode, listeners will hear about:



    Mateo's background, and he got into the wedding industry What a personal brand is and how it differs from your company brand The importance of a personal brand for giving you flexibility into the future How maintaining a personal brand and allowing others to see you can lead to increased connection and even referrals The pros of having both business and personal accounts on social media, particular Instagram Want to connect with Mateo?
    Online: https://mateoco.com/  Instagram: @mateoandcompany and @themateodiaz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mateoandcompany/ 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why Is Everyone Being Such a D*&k Right Now?

    Why Is Everyone Being Such a D*&k Right Now?

    We've never been ones to not tell it like it is, and let's be honest... a lot of people are being dicks these days! In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting all about the state of the wedding industry, what's causing so much frustration (among both clients and vendors), and a few ways to approach the challenges without losing your professionalism. 
    About our guest:
    Leah Weinberg is the Owner & Creative Director of Color Pop Events and best selling author of The Wedding Roller Coaster. Her colorful work and party planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, the New York Times, People, CNBC, Bravo, Martha Stewart, and The Knot, among others. 

Recently, Leah has been recognized as a 20 on the Rise winner by Honeybook and the Rising Tide Society, one of the 25 Young Event Pros to Watch by Special Events Magazine, and one of BizBash's Top 500 Event Pros in the US.
    In this episode, listeners will hear about:



    Leah's background and how she got into the wedding industry (including what careers she almost got into instead) The entitlement we're all seeing in the world as a result of Covid-19 and how it's affecting the wedding industry Shortages in the event industry – from flowers to paper to labor – and how as vendors we can present the situation professionally to our clients The importance of having a support system of wedding industry peers Leah's Book - The Wedding Roller Coaster: Keeping Your Relationships Intact Through the Ups and Downs Want to connect with Leah?
    Online: http://colorpopevents.com/ Instagram: @colorpopevents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colorpopevents  Twitter: @colorpopevents

    • 42 min
    Using Fitness to Improve Your Business

    Using Fitness to Improve Your Business

    When you're focused on serving your clients well, it's easy to forget about focusing on your own self care. And keeping on top of your health and wellness, including your fitness, isn't always a priority. But it should be! In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting all about incorporating fitness into your routine and how doing so can have a positive impact on your business.
    About our guest:
    Chris J. Evans is a luxury wedding and destination photographer who creates photographs you not only see but truly feel. His images  transport you back to the very instant they were created. That cool breeze fluttering the back of your neck, the warmth of your soulmates embrace, this is his art.
    Chris has photographed weddings in Italy, Santa Barbara, Laguna Beach, Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Lana’i, with features in Brides, Martha Stewart, The Knot, Destination Ido and Wedluxe. Your wedding will be told through style, grace and gratitude. From this moment forward, you’ll never walk alone.
    In this episode, listeners will hear about:



    Chris's background and how he got started in the wedding industry The turning point that made Chris want to focus on his health and wellness Some ways Chris fits in exercise in small pieces throughout the day How having accountability partners helps Chris with his fitness routine The positive effect that fitness has had on his business Chris' first TWIW podcast episode: Episode 159: Embracing Fear in Your Wedding Business Want to connect with Chris?
    Online: www.chrisjevans.com Instagram: @chrisjevansphoto

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Laurajs ,

The real real

Let me start off by saying I’ve been in the wedding business for almost 20 years and was introduced to this podcast last week. I LOVE it! Not only is it totally candid and relatable but I’m learning so much. Every time I listen to a podcast I walk away with actionable steps I can take in my business that make a difference. They get down to it and give you the nitty-gritty. I love the episode on Google my business. So eye-opening! And when I saw the episode on what to do when you hate your business, I laughed so hard, then immediately listened. I thought I was alone in that. Thanks for the camaraderie and community feel you’re creating. Thank you thank you thank you!

OneTouch Events LLC Atlanta ,

Variety is the spice of event life!

I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the insight, educated expertise and candor in this week's episode with Kawania Wooten. Crisis Management isn’t a sexy topic but it’s a necessary topic, not only due to the covid19 pandemic but beyond. So many tangible nuggets and real life scenarios that can apply and elevate each business owner that tunes in. Thanks for sharing!!

JTaylor0423 ,

If you are in the wedding industry you need to listen

TWIW is a great listen! Kimberly & Annie are fun to listen to and provide a fabulous job in keeping it real!

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