About the show

2 fun-loving, wildly experienced Wedding Consultants share their deepest, darkest secrets to help you plan your wedding. You'll learn a lot. Laugh even more. And most importantly get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your big day. Inclusivity is of the utmost importance to us, so this podcast is for EVERYONE.
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Episodes

  • #274 - You Ask, We Answer - 47

    October 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    Our monthly YAWA episode - when Michelle and Christy answer all the pressing questions you want answers to. This month's questions are definitely going to take you across a few different spectrums from the challenges the grandparents you love pose, all the way to Destination Weddings.

  • #273 - Wedding Planning 'Firsts' in 2021

    October 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    You just got engaged! Naturally you’re thrilled to share the exciting news with everyone you know, but wait...who should you tell first, and in what order? Then there’s that list spinning inside of your head with the checklist of all the things you need to do next. How do you get organized? On today’s show Christy connects with two beautiful brides to be Ashley and Mallory. Their recent engagement brings out all the questions you want answers to when first venturing down the wedding planning path. The ladies offer tips on planning a wedding in 2021 - which of course we all know, is unlike any other time in history.

  • #272 - David's Bridal: Past, Present, and Future

    October 13th, 2021  |  57 mins 10 secs
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    When David's Bridal reached out to Christy and Michelle about being on the podcast - it was excitement all around! David's Bridal is an iconic brand that has been around longer than any other company of its kind. Though they are best known for the sale of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, you're in for a treat as you learn about the many other services they offer. Including the most comprehensive and up to date information on what's happening in the wedding market.

    Maggie Lord, Vice President and Head of Strategic Partnerships at David’s Bridal and the founder of Rustic Wedding Chic, a popular wedding blog and directory acquired by David’s joins Christy and Michelle on the show today. Maggie is also the author of six books and a sought after wedding expert and she’s offering insider tips for creating a memorable wedding.

  • #271- To Wedding Party or Not To Wedding Party

    October 6th, 2021  |  59 mins 18 secs
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    When you’re planning a wedding, the most special people in your life come forward to center stage as those who you want to include in the event. But how do you choose who will be part of your wedding party without hurt feelings? How do you navigate the logistics of who should do what? Are there requirements you need to meet like with an even number of people, matching jammies and photos? And what if you’re just not into a wedding party at all?

    On today’s show Christy and Micheel are connecting with Leah Weinberg. You might remember her from Episode 181, she’s a former lawyer and current wedding planner in NYC, owner of Color Pop Events author of the book “The Wedding Roller Coaster: Keeping Your Relationship Intact Through the Ups and Downs.” Leah’s breaking down a few rules and tips on how to avoid Wedding Party Drama.

  • #270 You Ask, We Answer - 46

    September 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    It’s September and this month is our extra SPECIAL Photography Edition of YAWA! You Ask, THEY Answer!
    To help us answer all the big photography questions we are joined by delightful wedding photographers, and co-hosts of Don’t Take This Personally Podcast, Kami Oliavarria and Gabriel “Gabe” Conover.
    It’s September and this month is our extra SPECIAL Photography Edition of YAWA! You Ask, THEY Answer!
    To help us answer all the big photography questions we are joined by delightful wedding photographers, and co-hosts of Don’t Take This Personally Podcast, Kami Oliavarria and Gabriel “Gabe” Conover.

  • #269 Live Music At Your Wedding

    September 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
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    Live music gives weddings big energy and meets the moment by elevating everything. It has the power to impact your guests in a way they will enjoy and experience a variety of emotions with.

    When Stephen and Kevin got married they knew live music would be a huge part of their wedding day. For this reason they decided to include a cello trio, a 16 piece orchestra including vocalists, a saxophonist, and a wedding band that sang a large majority of Whitney Houston songs. They wrapped the night with a DJ, giving their guests and themselves the best of all words.

    Christy connects with Stephen and Kevin as they share what they learned from the experience and what you can do to experience something as dynamic on your wedding day.

  • #268 Blended Bliss

    September 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    When you’re planning to spend the rest of your life with someone, it can feel quite challenging to bring two very different people together and have them work toward one common path. Sprinkle in multi-cultural and interfaith differences and you can quickly see how planning a wedding to meet these various needs might make you feel like you’re on a lone island.

    Christy and Michelle have the pleasure of connecting with Lara Wagner and Amer Ahmad, a married couple with beautifully diverse backgrounds. Lara had the pleasure of growing up in the American South as a Unitarian Universalist, a liberal religion characterized by a free and responsible search for meaning, which she credits to keeping an opening mind to marrying someone from a different religious background.

    On the other side of the couple coin is Amer, whose family is from Pakistan but grew up in South Carolina practicing Islam. These two join the show today to talk about how they met, their two wedding ceremonies with two officiants, and meeting their parents' conditions of attending pre-marital counseling and all in the name of achieving blended bliss.

  • #267 Design Tips and Wedding Myths

    September 8th, 2021  |  45 mins 58 secs
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    If you’re like Christy and Michelle, you’ve been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a kid. No doubt you’ve heard the myths of something blue, something borrowed, and no one else wearing white except the bride. On today’s episode we’re talking to Wedding Editorial Stylist Leona Morelock. We are tearing through the expectations, the myths, offering tips so you can design a wedding your own way!

  • #266 Accessibility and Inclusion at Your Wedding

    September 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 4 secs
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    Kelly Bron Johnson is an Autistic and Hard of Hearing self-advocate, author, and founder of Completely Inclusive, which is a consultancy helping businesses transform their company culture to be inclusive and accessible to ALL. She lives in Montreal, QC, Canada with her husband and two boys. Her passion is to help people, and make all things easier for everyone. 25% of the population of the US and Canada has a disability, that’s 1 in 4. It is something that definitely needs to be talked about.

  • #266 Accessibility and Inclusion at Your Wedding

    September 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 4 secs
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    Kelly Bron Johnson is an Autistic and Hard of Hearing self-advocate, author, and founder of Completely Inclusive, which is a consultancy helping businesses transform their company culture to be inclusive and accessible to ALL. She lives in Montreal, QC, Canada with her husband and two boys. Her passion is to help people, and make all things easier for everyone. 25% of the population of the US and Canada has a disability, that’s 1 in 4. It is something that definitely needs to be talked about.

  • #265 You Ask, We Answer - 45

    August 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 secs
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    On the last Wednesday of every month, Christy & Michelle answer listener questions live on the show - YAWA! This month we're answering questions about: engagement parties, a ceremony planner, a bride with fibromyalgia and more.

  • # 264 April and Aljon: A Wedding Weekend Story

    August 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Christy and Michelle head down to San Diego’s Intercontinental Hotel to coordinate April and Aljon’s special day. No strangers to pandemic weddings, they help keep the bride and groom calm as they find themselves dealing with the ebb and flow of Covid’s new delta variant. Masks and Vaccines aren’t the most exciting thing a couple will have on their mind when preparing for their wedding day but it’s important to understand how to navigate through these realities in order to make your big day a happy one.

    April and Aljon give us an inside look into their big day, filled with rich Filipino traditions as well as a unique twist in how hiring a videographer capable of doing same day editing so they could share the footage during the reception, added a surreal and special touch to their event.

    Today’s show captures the day before, day of, and day after moments of a weekend wedding as April and Aljon go from Me to We.