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Welcome to Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast. We are Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy, wedding planners with a love for event design who work with clients all over the world. Tracy’s company, Tracy Taylor Ward Design, is based in NY and FL, and Shannon’s company, Shannon Leahy Events, is located in CA and MD. After a combined 20 years in the events industry, we’ve “wedded” our expertise to share with you everything we know about weddings and how to run a successful luxury event planning company. Whether you’re a wedding planner looking to elevate your client’s experience, or a bride or groom wondering how to hold a chic, seamless and exceptionally fun wedding, you’ve come to the right place! So grab your favorite pen and notebook, and take a seat. We can’t wait to help you level up your wedding!

Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy

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    • 5.0 • 106 Ratings

Welcome to Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast. We are Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy, wedding planners with a love for event design who work with clients all over the world. Tracy’s company, Tracy Taylor Ward Design, is based in NY and FL, and Shannon’s company, Shannon Leahy Events, is located in CA and MD. After a combined 20 years in the events industry, we’ve “wedded” our expertise to share with you everything we know about weddings and how to run a successful luxury event planning company. Whether you’re a wedding planner looking to elevate your client’s experience, or a bride or groom wondering how to hold a chic, seamless and exceptionally fun wedding, you’ve come to the right place! So grab your favorite pen and notebook, and take a seat. We can’t wait to help you level up your wedding!

    Surprising Unforeseen Costs In Wedding Planning

    Surprising Unforeseen Costs In Wedding Planning

    This week, we’re talking about one of our favorite topics…finances! More specifically, we discuss those big budget items that couples either forget about or are shocked to find out what they actually cost, so whether you’re a planner hoping to better educate your clients or you’re planning your own wedding and trying to budget appropriately, this episode is definitely one you don’t want to miss! Plus: One listener asks about whether it’s better to use printed or digital files (or both) throughout the planning process.

    Discussed in This Episode:

    Wedded Light It Up Episode (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wedded-the-wedding-planner-podcast/id1551208110?i=1000539880494)

    Gracious Goodies (https://graciousgoodies.com)

    A Signature Welcome (https://asignaturewelcome.com)

    Minted (https://minted.com)

    Visit Our Website:

    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com


    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:

    www.WeddedShop.com


    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:

    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com


    Find Us On Social:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast


    Read About Our Hosts:


    Tracy Taylor Ward Design

    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward


    Shannon Leahy Events

    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 19 min
    10 Wedding Day Details You Definitely Don’t Want to Forget

    10 Wedding Day Details You Definitely Don’t Want to Forget

    Let’s be honest…nobody’s perfect, ourselves included! This week we’re discussing the ten most commonly forgotten wedding day details and lessons we’ve learned over the years so that you too can learn from our mistakes! PLUS: One listener asks about how to navigate personal and professional relationships with clients, specifically how to prevent certain close relationships from taking time and attention away from other projects.


    Discussed in This Episode:

    Wedded Shop Gratuity Guidelines (https://www.weddedshop.com/product-page/gratuity-guideline)

    Wedded Episode - The Ultimate Wedding Vendor Gratuity Guide (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ultimate-wedding-vendor-gratuity-guide/id1551208110?i=1000554975465)

    Wedded Monthly Planning Checklist (https://www.weddedshop.com/product-page/monthly-planning-checklist)

    Adobe Reader App (https://www.adobe.com/acrobat/complete-pdf-solution.html)

    Nike (https://www.nike.com/)


    Visit Our Website:

    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com


    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:

    www.WeddedShop.com


    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:

    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com


    Find Us On Social:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast


    Read About Our Hosts:


    Tracy Taylor Ward Design

    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward


    Shannon Leahy Events

    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 20 min
    7 Life-Saving Tips to Prevent the Burnout Blues

    7 Life-Saving Tips to Prevent the Burnout Blues

    With wedding season coming to a close, it’s time to talk about burnout, which can be a common phenomenon with any demanding profession, and wedding planners and designers are no exception! This week, we disclose our top tips for preventing and reducing unnecessary stressors that can ultimately lead to burnout. PLUS: We answer one listener’s question about the best way to approach site visits for destination weddings.

    Discussed in This Episode:
    The Knot (https://www.theknot.com/)
    Our Episode on Boundaries (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-set-boundaries-as-a-wedding-planner/id1551208110?i=1000536268644)

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 25 min
    How to stretch your budget to make your weddings (and portfolio) look like luxury weddings

    How to stretch your budget to make your weddings (and portfolio) look like luxury weddings

    Calling all planners and designers looking to level up their portfolio in order to attract a higher caliber of clientele—You won’t want to miss this week’s episode where we share our top tips for making your portfolio pop, which is imperative for bringing in bigger budget projects! PLUS: We discuss how to manage multiple projects and the processes we have in place to help keep us organized.

    Discussed in This Episode:

    FedEx Decal Printing (https://www.fedex.com/en-us/printing/marketing-materials/decals.html)

    Wedded Monthly Planning Checklist (https://www.weddedshop.com/product-page/monthly-planning-checklist)



    Visit Our Website:

    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com


    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:

    www.WeddedShop.com


    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:

    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com


    Find Us On Social:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast


    Read About Our Hosts:


    Tracy Taylor Ward Design

    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward


    Shannon Leahy Events

    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 19 min
    Respondez, S'il Vous Plaît! — The Etiquette Around RSVP-ing & Tips for Simplifying the Process

    Respondez, S'il Vous Plaît! — The Etiquette Around RSVP-ing & Tips for Simplifying the Process

    Whether RSVP collection is a service you offer or you simply need help advising couples on how to handle it themselves, guest management is no easy feat! On this week’s episode we give you an inside look at how each of us tackle collecting all necessary guest information and how such details impact many other aspects of the wedding day/weekend (think transportation schedules, welcome bag drop offs, entrée selection and more). PLUS: One listener asks for advice on what to do when they are asked to handle payments on the clients’ behalf.


    Discussed in this Episode:

    Rsvpify (https://rsvpify.com)

    Bliss & Bone (https://blissandbone.com)


    Visit Our Website:

    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com


    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:

    www.WeddedShop.com


    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:

    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com


    Find Us On Social:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast


    Read About Our Hosts:


    Tracy Taylor Ward Design

    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward


    Shannon Leahy Events

    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 20 min
    The Art of Decision-Making – How to Help Clients Progress Throughout the Wedding Planning Process

    The Art of Decision-Making – How to Help Clients Progress Throughout the Wedding Planning Process

    As planners, it’s our job to alleviate the stress surrounding the hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions that go into our clients’ events, but you can go about this in a variety of different ways…This week we discuss how our processes for helping clients navigate decision making has evolved over the years, and how to know which course of action is best for your business. PLUS: We share advice for handling scenarios in which planners are tasked with certain jobs that fall outside their typical scope of work (and how to prevent them).

    Discussed in this Episode:
    From Chairs to China: Table Mockups (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-chairs-to-china-table-mockups/id1551208110?i=1000529577560)

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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106 Ratings

106 Ratings

itskristenwithak ,

So informative!

I recently found this podcast and I have to say, I haven’t listened to any of my other podcast since this discovery. I’ve been in the industry for about five years, but I am wanting to launch my own business in the coming months. This podcast has been so helpful and informative, not to mention I just love these two women and how they have come together to create this platform for people like myself. Thank you thank you thank you!

J. Scott Weddings ,

Love it

Very helpful podcasts! I am a Dallas based wedding planner and am really enjoying each episode one by one! 💓

Designs by Daisy (Planner) ,

Very Helpful

I started listing to the Wedded podcast a couple months ago, and let me just say how much it has helped me grow my business and myself as a business owner. I was truly grateful for the design workbook and the monthly checklist that I purchased to make myself and my full planning clients stay more organized and help the planning process easier! Owning this business with only one assistant I definitely needed the extra help and purchasing these documents helped save so much time on my end. Listening to this podcast has been so informative in every areas, and Tracy and Shannon are so fun! They are truly inspiring and I look forward to listening to their every show!

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