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Get ready to experience the ALL NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value, and ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration of your dreams!

Welcome to the WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST, where we say “NO” to the $72 billion dollar wedding industry, and we say “YES” to a more joyful engagement season where your mindset, values & wedding strategy are all in perfect alignment with YOU.

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Wedding Planning Podcast WPP PREMIUM

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 292 Ratings

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Get ready to experience the ALL NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value, and ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration of your dreams!

Welcome to the WEDDING PLANNING PODCAST, where we say “NO” to the $72 billion dollar wedding industry, and we say “YES” to a more joyful engagement season where your mindset, values & wedding strategy are all in perfect alignment with YOU.

Ready to get started?

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Hosting, Etiquette & Planning Tips for an Unforgettable Bridal Shower / Wedding Shower

    Hosting, Etiquette & Planning Tips for an Unforgettable Bridal Shower / Wedding Shower

    There are countless unique ways to celebrate your wedding / bridal shower (that don't involve sitting around and playing awkward games with your female friends & relatives!). 
    In this week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're giving the "traditional" wedding shower some much-needed updates.  Listen in for creative + modern twists that you're sure to fall in love with.
    In many cases you don’t plan your own shower, so please feel free to forward this episode along to anyone who's helping you with your wedding plans!
    For a complete written version of today's show, including lots of listener Q&A's, visit the blog post linked here.
    Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com. Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!

    • 19 min
    "We Ditched the Traditions & Made Our Wedding Truly Personal" - A Real Bride's Planning Roadmap

    "We Ditched the Traditions & Made Our Wedding Truly Personal" - A Real Bride's Planning Roadmap

    Meet special guest Emma, who’s here to share the highlights, unique elements, and planning challenges from their beautiful wedding celebration at Hilton Lake Las Vegas. In this special episode, you'll hear lots more from Emma on: The pros of having NO wedding party Celebrating over a 3-day weekend in their hometown The endless benefits of a very chill wedding day / intentionally left lots of open time & space to relax Their "First Look" - and favorite part of the day! “Last Dance” w/ just the two of us after the room has been cleared Mini after-party at hotel lobby bar, Keeping it early & chill - wrapped everything up by 9:30 pm The challenges of setting a wedding budget and knowing where the starting point is Trying on 50+ dresses before finding “The One” And so much more! For a complete written recap and to see their absolutely gorgeous wedding photos, here's a complete article that features Emma and Drew’s incredible wedding celebration. And to wrap up this week, I would LOVE to hear from you! Whether it’s about a planning challenge or question you’re facing, a post-wedding day recap that you’d like to share, or simply requests for upcoming show topics, you can send in a voicemail to the show by visiting weddingplanningpodcast.co/contact In your message, please be sure to leave your name and email address so we can reach you for follow up. I would love to share more stories like Emma’s, but I need your participation, so please make it a priority to be in touch! A special thank you to this week's show sponsor: Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your honeymoon OR $200 off your destination wedding!

    When Things Go Terribly Wrong ... Preparing for Unforeseen Wedding Mishaps

    When Things Go Terribly Wrong ... Preparing for Unforeseen Wedding Mishaps

    A LOT of our energy during the wedding planning process is centered around the fear that things will go wrong, and how we can avoid and prevent minor mistakes - and major disasters - on our wedding day. I’ve been deeply involved with weddings for over a decade, and candidly, it’s a universal truth - no matter how much you plan and prep and delegate and assign, something will go wrong and / or not according to plan at some point during your wedding celebration. The good news is that big or small, I have some solid practices that you can use right now to be able to adapt, improvise, and mentally overcome any unforeseen issues & challenges that are bound to arise. Tune in for so much more! Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking! If you’re newly engaged and wondering where to even begin with with your wedding plans, then you’ll definitely want to grab a FREE Wedding Planning Podcast Engagement Starter Kit. I’ve packaged up a 4-part bonus audio series that reveals 3 essential keys to a stress-free and FUN wedding planning experience. Better yet, you’ll have instant access to EIGHT additional bonus planning resources, each carefully designed to make your engagement season full of joy, and free from overwhelm. This is a completely FREE gift from me to you, and I hope you love it!

    Crafting Your Wedding Vows, Featuring "The Vow Whisperer" | Tanya Pushkine

    Crafting Your Wedding Vows, Featuring "The Vow Whisperer" | Tanya Pushkine

    Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re joined by a very special guest, Tanya Pushkine from The Vow Whisperer. 
    Tanya  offers professional vow writing support, officiant services, and even wedding ceremony production support, including public speaking coaching.   Tanya will guide you through exactly how to put your heart into words, resulting in crafted wedding vows that are truly meaningful to you & you partner. 
    Tune in for a behind-the-scenes tour of her process, best practices for creating your wedding vows and ceremony flow, and so much more.
    To learn more about working with Tanya, please visit The Vow Whisperer website linked here, and follow her on social media @thevowwhisperer.
    A special thank you to today's show sponsor, Susan's Travel Services!  Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!
     
     

    • 28 min
    Maximizing Your Time at a Wedding Fair / Bridal Expo

    Maximizing Your Time at a Wedding Fair / Bridal Expo

    Would you volunteer to host a party for 40 people and then rush out to the store with no menu planned & no shopping list?
    No way! 
    You’d sit down and plan out what everyone was going to bring, make a menu of app's & drinks, look up some recipes, and then make a detailed list of exactly what you need to buy.
    So why on earth would you head out to a WEDDING FAIR / BRIDAL EXPO with absolutely no plan, and just "see what happens"?
    Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast we’re going to take inventory of your priorities, and make a list of your top goals for your day spent at the wedding fair. 
    This way you can MAXIMIZE your time spent with vendors and gathering inspiration, and minimize the stress & overwhelm factor of wandering through hundreds of booths full of noisy commotion. 
    After our time together today, when the 15th DJ asks you if you want to dance, and the 22nd wedding planner asks you to spin their "wheel o' fun" ...
    ... you can confidently smile, say no thanks, and keep walking. 
    To submit questions for an upcoming show, simply visit our website and leave me a voicemail! 
    Cheers to you!
    Kara
    A special thank you to Susan's Travel Services for sponsoring today's show!  
    Get professional help planning your dream honeymoon when you email susan@susanstravelservices.com . Don't forget to mention the Wedding Planning Podcast for $50 off your booking!

    • 23 min
    Streamline + Simplify: Wedding Transportation, 2 Receptions, Hosting A Multi-Event Wedding Weekend

    Streamline + Simplify: Wedding Transportation, 2 Receptions, Hosting A Multi-Event Wedding Weekend

    STREAMLINE + SIMPLIFY has been a tagline for the WPP literally since I created the show way back in 2015.  (Look closely, it's even on our old logo!)

    Not only are these two of my favorite words in the English language - that I try and live by in ALL aspects of my life - more specifically, they perfectly summarize my approach to wedding planning.  
    Every situation you’ll encounter throughout your engagement can be examined through the lens of simplicity and potentially scaled back or streamlined in some way that will make your life easier, more affordable, more relaxing, and overall, more enjoyable.  
    Often we find ourselves in the midst of a planning roadblock and the first instinct is to explore your options. 
    In the first example we’re going to talk about today - a couple who has family in 2 different places, many of whom don’t want to travel, you might consider … getting married in each place, what would that look like?  Getting married where we live?  Getting married on an island with just us? 
    In all the feelings and family dynamics and charged emotions that fly around throughout your engagement season, it’s sometimes easy to get lost in a million far-fetched options ... when the simplest, most streamlined option is left by the wayside.  
    On that note, today we’re going to explore some common wedding planning scenarios where things can escalate and become verrrrrrrrrry complicated, very quickly. 
    I’m going to do my best to point out some straightforward, simple solutions that I hope will make your engaged life EASIER, MORE AFFORDABLE, and put a stop to waking up in the middle of the night with your mind racing over how many passed appetizers there should be, how many people should be in your wedding party, and how much ice to buy for your welcome party. 
    Ready to get started?  Tune into the full show for so much more!
    Thank you for supporting this week's show sponsor, Susan's Travel Services!
    Take advantage of expert 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.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
292 Ratings

292 Ratings

Amira1290 ,

Best podcast for brides!

I started listening to this podcast when I first got engaged. It was amazing because I learned so much in a short amount of time. I got engaged in feb. 2023 and I’m getting married in July! I needed all the help I could get and she made it relaxing which is incredible because wedding planning, for me atleast has been very stressful. I’m so grateful for the free advice and tips to make my upcoming wedding amazing and less stressful!

Sparklinstaar ,

Too Repetitive_Same Sponsor

As a bride, I was thrilled to find this podcast to help me with tips on my wedding planning journey. The more I started listening, the more I realized how repetitive it is. Every podcast shouts out Susan’s Services. Again, repetitive. Now lately 90% of episodes are available only for paid accounts. Website is very basic as well with zero info on it.

Ndunya963 ,

Feel so bad about this but…

I’m so surprised by the high ratings of this show. I’m listening to a lot of wedding podcasts and this one is so full of fluff I have a hard time hearing any concrete advice. Extremely repetitive. Just because you rephrase the same sentiment it doesn’t mean you can share it 500 times. I almost want to run a transcript through ChatGPT and ask it to distill main points. I don’t think I’d find many. It’s awful.

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