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Hi, I'm Kara & I believe that every engaged couple deserves the expertise of a professional wedding planner. Join me each week for straightforward advice designed to streamline & simplify your wedding plans!

Wedding Planning Podcast Kara Lamerato

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    • 4.8, 212 Ratings

Hi, I'm Kara & I believe that every engaged couple deserves the expertise of a professional wedding planner. Join me each week for straightforward advice designed to streamline & simplify your wedding plans!

    Creative Wedding Money Savers | Part II

    Creative Wedding Money Savers | Part II

    Today we’re going to review 5 MORE creative ways to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on your wedding.  I’m sharing FIVE on my favorite wedding money savers, from flowers, to venue, to decorations & more!

    I thought it would be really fun and a huge *value bomb* to roll together TEN of my favorite money saving opportunities and share them in two detailed shows.  Last week we reviewed the first five, and this week in Part II, there are five more.
    I’m 100% confident that we can trim at least $1000 off your wedding budget with these easy access money saving tips, and I can’t wait to hear the creative ways that YOU have found to keep costs in check - shoot me a DM on Instagram to share your money saving stories!  @weddingplanningpodcast
    A special thank you to today's show sponsors:
    Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon for FREE when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com. Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking! Connect with your Better Help professional counselor and save 10% off your first month with discount code “WEDDING". Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP".

    • 20 min
    Creative Wedding Money Savers | Part I

    Creative Wedding Money Savers | Part I

    Today we’re going to review 5 creative ways to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on your wedding.  I’m sharing FIVE on my favorite wedding money savers, from food, to decorations, to your venue!

    I thought it would be really fun and a huge *value bomb* to roll together TEN of my favorite money saving opportunities and share them in two detailed shows.  This week we’ll review the first five, and don’t go anywhere because next week in Part II, there are five more.
    I’m 100% confident that we can trim at least $1000 off your wedding budget with these easy access money saving tips, and I can’t wait to hear the creative ways that YOU have found to keep costs in check - shoot me a DM on Instagram to share your money saving stories!  @weddingplanningpodcast
    A special thank you to today's show sponsors:
    ON-DEMAND wedding planning services anytime, anywhere?  Yes, please!  To take advantage of what one VAULT members calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry” simply visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/vault Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP". Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon for FREE when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com. Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!  

    • 22 min
    Wedding Q&A | "DIY" Catering, Guest Dress Code, Invitations & More!

    Wedding Q&A | "DIY" Catering, Guest Dress Code, Invitations & More!

    What's a good starting point for our wedding plans?  What should we do first?  What dress code would be best for our guests?  Mixed gender bridal party tips?  Invitations, transportation, "DIY" catering?
    Today we're reviewing your wonderful wedding questions in a fun, casual & value-packed Q&A.
    To submit your wedding questions & ideas for future shows, shoot me a DM on Instagram --> @weddingplanningpodcast
    Newly engaged & wondering where to begin with your wedding plans?  Reveal the first THREE STEPS to simplifying the planning process, and ditch the paralyzing overwhelm felt by so many engaged couples!  Visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/learnmore to claim your FREE Engagement Starter Kit!
     
    A very special thank you to today's show sponsors:
    Check these guys out at Generation Tux and use promo code "WEDPOD" for 10% off the entire groom’s party AND a free groom's tux w/ 5 paid party members.
    Connect with your Better Help professional counselor and save 10% off your first month with discount code “WEDDING".
    Enjoy FREE honeymoon travel planning services from Susan & her team at Susan's Travel Services!  Email susan@susanstravelservices.com and mention that you heard today's show for $50 off your booking.

    • 32 min
    Your Bachelorette Party | Offbeat + Unique Ways to Celebrate

    Your Bachelorette Party | Offbeat + Unique Ways to Celebrate

    Your bachelorette party is a really fun wedding milestone, and there are endless ways to celebrate that don't involve questionable behavior & week-long hangovers.  (Although if that's what you're going for, I DON'T JUDGE!)
    Tune in for some unique ideas for ways to celebrate, including a few sample COVID-friendly gatherings.
    We also review a quick a history lesson on how this tradition started, some great listener questions & more!
    PS - A special thank you to today's show sponsors:
    >>> ON-DEMAND wedding planning services anytime, anywhere?  Yes, please!  To sign up for what one VAULT members calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry” simply visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/vault
    >>> Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP".
    >>> Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon for FREE when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com. Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!
     

    • 23 min
    COVID-19 Wedding Q&A

    COVID-19 Wedding Q&A

    Your top COVID-19 wedding questions, answered!
    A quick note before we get started today - events from the past couple of weeks have prompted some last minute programming revisions.  This being the Wedding Planning Podcast, I typically stick straight to wedding planning - for those who do NOT know the show well, this is a podcast for anyone and everyone preparing to marry their person, regardless of color, identity, religion, or politics. 
    This is a message I live by every day, but is especially relevant now - please take good care of one another.  We live in a world full of injustice and hatred, but also full of love and hope. 
    Shares and likes and comments on social media are one thing.  Funneling your sadness and anger into making tangible change within your community - is quite another.  Please consider sharing your time in support of those whose voices matter, but aren’t always heard. 
    Be well, and enjoy the show.
    Concerned about COVID-19 affecting your wedding plans?  Enjoy tons of free resources when you sign up for the totally free "Wedding Plan B" workshop brought to you by yours truly >>> www.weddingplanb.com
    Submit your wedding questions via DM on Instagram >>> @weddingplanningpodcast
    ON-DEMAND wedding planning services anytime, anywhere?  Yes, please!  To sign up for what one VAULT member calls “a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry”, visit www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/vault
    Connect with your Better Help professional counselor and save 10% off your first month with discount code “WEDDING".
    Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP".
    Would you LOVE to take advantage of FREE honeymoon planning services for your all-inclusive, cruise, or exotic honeymoon AND get $50 off when you book?  Simply email susan@susanstravelservices.com to get started!

    • 28 min
    Summer Wedding Tips & Your Questions, Answered!

    Summer Wedding Tips & Your Questions, Answered!

    This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we have a jam packed wedding Q&A show.  Tune in for answers to your top questions on summer wedding tips, saying NO to vendors & wedding party members, chasing down something that was promised for free, sidestepping family drama, and so much more!
    Virtual wedding planning packages for just $24.99 / month?  Yes, please!  Visit the Wedding Planning Podcast VAULT for more information.
    Enjoy all the fun & memories of a photo booth for a fraction of the price!  Details at Booth by Mail, & save 10% with promo code "WPP".
    Save 15% site-wide on men's wedding bands from Alpine Rings and enjoy FREE 2-day shipping & exchanges!  
    Would you LOVE to take advantage of FREE honeymoon planning services for your all-inclusive, cruise, or exotic honeymoon AND get $50 off when you book?  Simply email susan@susanstravelservices.com to get started!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

Snazzdella ,

Helpful!

I find this podcast very helpful! Especially when it comes to easing my anxiety about what is and isn’t “required” for a wedding. The host definitely challenges you to do things your way and simplify to make the planning process easier. My only bit of constructive criticism would be around the how often she tells people to google something or search Pinterest for ideas when listeners specifically ask for her opinion on something. I think all of us listeners know how to do those two things. I like it better when an actual suggestion is made rather than just a redirection to google something.

KhaleesiKay ,

I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

Kara is so informative, understanding, and genuine. She offers so much valuable information, including how to save SO much money when planning your wedding. I’m so thankful I found this podcast!

DSAbuin ,

meh

I feel like the show doesn't really talk to men. Maybe its the host's communication style or maybe its my listening style.

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