67 episodes

Wedding and event planning is a big undertaking and new for most people.



The listener will benefit from hearing discussions by experienced event professionals. Real situations and issues are addressed and guidance provided.



Education is important. An informed buyer makes good decisions when planning their wedding or special event.



Our purpose: To provide the listener with fundamental concepts to assist them in the creative process of designing, planning and producing their wedding or special event.



In addition to increasing creativity and enjoyment for those new to planning special events it is our intention to help raise the standard of service provided by wedding and event professionals through informative and often entertaining discussion :-)

Wedding & Event Podcast Eric Zimmermann & Tobey Dodge

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Wedding and event planning is a big undertaking and new for most people.



The listener will benefit from hearing discussions by experienced event professionals. Real situations and issues are addressed and guidance provided.



Education is important. An informed buyer makes good decisions when planning their wedding or special event.



Our purpose: To provide the listener with fundamental concepts to assist them in the creative process of designing, planning and producing their wedding or special event.



In addition to increasing creativity and enjoyment for those new to planning special events it is our intention to help raise the standard of service provided by wedding and event professionals through informative and often entertaining discussion :-)

    Events, Creativity, Problem Solving. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 68

    Events, Creativity, Problem Solving. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 68

    "Events, Creativity, Problem Solving" Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 68 "Necessity is the mother of invention."



    There’s an old saying by Greek Philosopher Plato that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Though he said it in Greek I think the concept is easy to understand. 



    Here is another quote with similar meaning, “If you want the house cleaned up, just throw a party. Miraculously, the house gets cleaned up just before guests arrive;" at least this is the way it works at my house. 



    Earlier this year I decided to have a neighborhood block party in my front yard. 



    My wife Sheila pointed out that we couldn’t possibly have a party with our font lawn looking the way it did. So, I fixed my front lawn sprinklers and let nature do the rest. 



    The result, a green front lawn and a successful Party which by the way turned into a neighborhood Concert featuring Motion Picture Themes performed by the Elegant Music Quartet. You are welcome to checkout the link to this event in this Episode on WeddingandEventPodcast.com.



    Elegant Music Quartet with special guests perform motion picture themes. 626-797-1795



    See program of what we performed and pictures: Elegant Music Summer Concert 2020



    Pushing through barriers & overcoming obstacles is part of event planning & event coordination.  One way or the other, creativity gets the job done.



    And now please enjoy, “Events, Creativity, Problem Solving” Wedding and event podcast episode 68



    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 626-797-1795



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    • 15 min
    Etiquette & Natural Interaction. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 67.

    Etiquette & Natural Interaction. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 67.

    Beautiful Backyard Wedding by Elegant Music 626-797-1795 www.elegantmusic.com



    Traditionally weddings are the joining of 2 families. At a family gathering conventional etiquette would include shaking hands, an embrace, a kiss on the cheek. However, current health protocol as reported forbids such contact. 



    But please rest assured, this too will pass at which time it will be okay to freely express our selves. Understandably this serious subject of necessary restrictions imposed on one’s guests can be upsetting to say the least. 







    In this talk Tobey and I address natural interaction in sometimes humorous terms.  And now please enjoy Etiquette & Natural Interaction. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 67. 



     



     

    • 36 min
    Experience & Understanding. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 66.

    Experience & Understanding. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 66.

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    Most couples I meet with have not planned a large event before. Getting married is a new experience. With experience comes certainty.

    In working with a couple, it’s part of my responsibility to find out their level of understanding. Building on that, I can guide them through, to achieving a successful celebration.

    In this discussion, I relay a story of a groom who, due to lack of experience, was somewhat detached and just not tracking with planning his wedding.

    This was a problem for his bride, who was very certain of what she wanted and didn’t understand how her fiancee just wasn’t getting it.

    Gently I brought him through it.



    But it wasn’t until mid his wedding reception when it all dawned on him.

    And now please enjoy Experience and Understanding. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 66.

    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 626-797-1795

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    About Tobey Dodge

    "Tobey is about as good as you get. She simply cares about her clients and makes sure every detail has been taken care of..."

    John Scott Senior Event Consultant, Classic Party Rentals

    Tobey is a published author and Wedding and Event Consultant.







    Available on Amazon.



    Contact: tobey@tobeydodge.com



     

    About Eric Zimmermann

    Eric is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Bandleader, and Co-founder of Elegant Music. Eric is also a commercial actor in Los Angeles and Host of Wedding & Event Podcast.



    Contact: eric@elegantmusic.com



    Website: www.elegantmusic.com



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    • 12 min
    More About Wedding Coordination, Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 65

    More About Wedding Coordination, Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 65

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    A Wedding Director is not a wedding planner and is not really a wedding coordinator. Essentially the wedding director represents the ceremony site and makes sure the couple gets down the aisle on time.



    But on “the day of” it is the wedding coordinator who would be responsible not only for the wedding ceremony going smoothly but for every aspect the entire event. Many parts and services come together on the day of a wedding.



    Services need to arrive at the right time, to setup in the right place, to be able to start and end on time. In a word, these services need to be coordinated.







    The coordinator's responsibilities would also include ensuring that guests also arrive on time and go to the right place etc… And, that the bridal party and family are dressed and arrive at the right time and are directed where to go and are found if missing.



    It is a lot to be responsible for :-)



    And now please enjoy More About Wedding Coordination Wedding and Event Podcast Episode 65.



    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann



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    Master of Ceremonies





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    About Tobey Dodge

    "Tobey is about as good as you get. She simply cares about her clients and makes sure every detail has been taken care of..."

    John Scott Senior Event Consultant, Classic Party Rentals

    Tobey is a published author and Wedding and Event Consultant.







    Available on Amazon.



    Contact: tobey@tobeydodge.com



     

    About Eric Zimmermann

    Eric is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Bandleader, and Co-founder of Elegant Music. Eric is also a commercial actor in Los Angeles and Host of Wedding & Event Podcast.



    Contact: eric@elegantmusic.com



    Website: www.elegantmusic.com



    Office: 626-797-1795

    • 7 min
    Wedding Coordinators, What Do They Do? Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 64.

    Wedding Coordinators, What Do They Do? Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 64.

    Picture: Wedding @ Fenyes Mansion Pasadena Museum of History. Music by Elegant Music 626-797-1795. See: 9 Beautiful Pasadena, California Wedding Locations by Elegant Music



    I discovered this valuable conversation in the raw footage archives of Wedding & Event Podcast.



    The original conversation is well over an hour and describes situations handled by an experienced wedding coordinator. This conversation then went on to define important terms specific to wedding and event planning.



    It has been divided into separate episodes to to better present this information.







    Once planning and design are complete it is now in the hands of the wedding coordinator to successfully execute the event. This episode illustrates the "boots on the ground actions" taken by the wedding coordinator. Experienced coordinators, work in the future of what is happening right now. During the course of the event they foresee situations and solve problems before they happen all the while making sure the next activity is in place and ready to go.



    And now please enjoy: Wedding Coordinators, What Do They Do? Wedding and Event Podcast Episode 64.



    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann



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    PS: Following the itinerary, the wedding coordinator directs when the Master of Ceremonies makes announcements. Please see: The Relationship between the Wedding Coordinator and Master of Ceremonies.

    About Tobey Dodge

    "Tobey is about as good as you get. She simply cares about her clients and makes sure every detail has been taken care of..."

    John Scott Senior Event Consultant, Classic Party Rentals

    Tobey is a published author and Wedding and Event Consultant.







    Available on Amazon.



    Contact: tobey@tobeydodge.com



     

    About Eric Zimmermann

    Eric is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Bandleader, and Co-founder of Elegant Music. Eric is also a commercial actor in Los Angeles and Host of Wedding & Event Podcast.



    Contact: eric@elegantmusic.com



    Website: www.elegantmusic.com



    Office: 626-797-1795

    • 27 min
    Level of Service. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 63

    Level of Service. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 63

    I have had the pleasure of performing for weddings and parties at some of the most prestigious hotels and private clubs throughout Southern California. These locations and their staff consistently deliver a high level of service that their patrons have come to expect.



    Basically, a high level of service resides in the individual, who is helpful.



    For more about this please go to the Wedding and Event Podcast Website and see the article: “The Value Of Interest”.



    Most event professionals are artists, and find it artistically rewarding to collaborate with their clients on a happy occasion.







    The conversation in this episode however verged on a separate subject I call “the disagreeable individual”.



    Now let me be clear. Helping someone who has a vision for their event is a lot of fun. If they are demanding and specific that’s just fine. That’s not a disagreeable individual.



    The the “disagreeable individual” for reasons only they understand are at odds with the very people they have hired to help them. Their attention is on something else and their intention isn’t constructive.



    There is much more that could be said about the “disagreeable individual” who indeed seems to get pleasure from making others feel on edge.



    Probably a good rule of thumb is to hire people you like, and put together a good team.



     



    Another rule of thumb could be, don’t invite people who create problems for you. If you can’t avoid doing this, then let your event planner know so they can be on the lookout.



     



    And now please enjoy, “Level of Service” Wedding and Event Podcast Episode 63.



    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Host of Wedding & Event Podcast 626-797-1795



    About Tobey Dodge

    "Tobey is about as good as you get. She simply cares about her clients and makes sure every detail has been taken care of..."

    John Scott Senior Event Consultant, Classic Party Rentals

    Tobey is a published author and Wedding and Event Consultant.







    Available on Amazon.



    Contact: tobey@tobeydodge.com



     

    About Eric Zimmermann

    Eric is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Bandleader, and Co-founder of Elegant Music. Eric is also a commercial actor in Los Angeles and Host of Wedding & Event Podcast.



    Contact: eric@elegantmusic.com



    Website: www.elegantmusic.com



    Office: 626-797-1795

    • 34 min

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Brumpbm ,

Very informative

Very good information. I am glad I just found this podcast as we are planning our wedding now for next year. I may even give Eric a call to pick his brain for some fresh ideas. Thanks for making this podcast.

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