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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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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!

    Perfect Petals: How to Use Personal Flowers in Weddings

    Perfect Petals: How to Use Personal Flowers in Weddings

    What is a “personal flower,” who gets them, when do they get them, how are they presented, and what do you do with them?! From bouquets and boutonnieres to nosegays and wreaths, we have many thoughts!

    Tune in to learn what flowers work best and how to make them last! Plus, hear all about our strong feelings about corsages and take note on some imperative reminders to ensure you have every detail covered!


    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

    • 14 min
    Inflation Frustration: Navigating Wedding Price Surges

    Inflation Frustration: Navigating Wedding Price Surges

    Welcome back to “Wedded” with Trace and Shannon! After a brief hiatus, we’re here with a fresh format and lots of exciting topics sourced from you, our fantastic listeners. In this episode, we dive into the topic of wedding inflation. We discuss how prices have changed in the wedding industry, how to manage client expectations, and the importance of clear communication from the start. Whether you’re a planner or a bride/groom-to-be, this episode is packed with insights to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of wedding costs.


    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

    • 14 min
    How To Plan Like A Pro: Our Core System Revealed

    How To Plan Like A Pro: Our Core System Revealed

    Planners— are you tired of spinning your wheels with inefficient systems? Couples— have you ever wondered how you could plan your wedding more effortlessly? Today we are breaking down all of our Core System tools and how you can prevent yourself from wasting time and making mistakes by employing them! Plus, a big update on the status of Wedded!

    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

    • 8 min
    After the Aisle: Conquering Post-Wedding Blues, Name Changes, and the Journey Ahead!

    After the Aisle: Conquering Post-Wedding Blues, Name Changes, and the Journey Ahead!

    Join us today as we provide practical advice and strategies to overcome post-wedding blues, simplify the name change process, preserve cherished memories, and thrive in your new life as a married couple. Whether you're a newlywed or a wedding planner, this episode is your guide to navigating the exciting and sometimes overwhelming post-wedding journey. Plus, one listener asks how to tackle initial floral design conversations with clients as a floral designer!

    Discussed in this Episode:
    - How to Brand Your Wedding Business (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wedded-the-wedding-planner-podcast/id1551208110?i=1000550556060)
    - The Monthly Planning Checklist (https://www.weddedshop.com/product-page/monthly-planning-checklist)
    - The Client Design Workbook (https://www.weddedshop.com/product-page/client-design-workbook)

    - Our Best Wedding Advice Ever (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wedded-the-wedding-planner-podcast/id1551208110?i=1000537726967)
    - MissNowMrs.com

    - NewlyNamed.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
    The Art of Wedding Negotiations: Strategies for Successful Vendor Communications

    The Art of Wedding Negotiations: Strategies for Successful Vendor Communications

    Get ready to dive into the nitty-gritty of vendor contracts! Today we are sharing valuable tips on establishing clear and open communication channels throughout the negotiation process. Discover our favorite strategies for requesting discounts, understanding pricing structures, and finding areas where costs can be adjusted without compromising quality. Plus, one listener asks how to approach launching a luxury wedding planning business within a city geared toward a lower-priced market.

    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

    • 22 min
    Thriving in a Slow Wedding Season: Adaptation and Resilience for Wedding Planners

    Thriving in a Slow Wedding Season: Adaptation and Resilience for Wedding Planners

    It's time to talk about something we all dread in the wedding industry: a super slow season. But don't worry, we've got you covered with a ton of tips and tricks to keep your business thriving even when things are moving at a snail's pace. From diversifying your business to strengthening your online presence and fostering a supportive community, we're going to show you how to make the most of your downtime and come out on top. Plus, one listener asks how to transition from corporate events into weddings!


    Discussed in this Episode:

    - How to Brand Your Wedding Business (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wedded-the-wedding-planner-podcast/id1551208110?i=1000550556060)

    - The Branding Kit (https://www.weddedshop.com/product-page/branding-kit)

    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

5.0 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Slayer/ ,

Charming & Useful!

Listened to dozens, most aren’t either.

Jesuit Nugas ,

My favorite duo

Shannon and Tracy are such fun to listen. As a cake vendor who aims to be in the luxury market, their show provided me great insights into the dynamics that goes around with luxury wedding planning which is helpful in scaling my business. Thank you Shannon and Tracy for being so generous and for sharing that wealth of knowledge. You guys are a power duo in this industry. Looking forward to your new episodes. ❤️

a2832p ,

Amazing!

I love these girls! I listen to them constantly! Great insight and entertaining. They touch all subjects wedding planning and design!

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