About the show

A fun-loving, wildly experienced Wedding Consultant shares her 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

  • #306 You Ask, We Answer #54

    May 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 45 secs
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    Our monthly episode of You Ask, We Answer; where we take time to listen to our audiences questions, select top trending picks, and answer them on the show. This month Michelle's co-host is Megan Gillikin. Megan is a wedding planner, podcast host and career coach (to planners).

  • #305 Real Wedding Retrospective: Elliot & Kenneth

    May 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    The amount of things that went wrong for this couple while wedding planning is almost unbelievable! From being victims of a ponzi scheme, to COVID reschedules, to their wedding planner being banned from their 3rd venue (yes, you read it right, 3rd venue), to the Maid Of Honor quitting...and that's not even the half of it.

  • #304 All About Finding Your Venue(s)

    May 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
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    Michelle and guest, Julie Roth Novack of PartySlate give you all of the hard facts, pro tips and tricks of the process of finding and securing your wedding venue.

  • #303 Weddings Scams & How To Protect Yourself with Adam Levin

    May 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 51 secs
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    Ok, so now we need to worry about scams while wedding planning? Seriously? Who knew? We don’t want to freak you out. We want to bring these things to your attention, so you are aware they are out there and provide some info on how you can protect yourself.

  • #302 - How To Get Organized For Wedding Planning

    April 28th, 2022  |  28 mins 2 secs
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    People jump into wedding planning without really getting themselves set up for success. Planning a wedding is a lot like taking on a second part time job where you’ll be spending hundreds of hours planning, in addition to all the other things you already have going on in your life, at work, with family and more.

    Which is why, this special episode is all about guiding you toward the smoothest planning road possible. Today's show is hosted as a solo episode with Michelle, who knows a lot, and we mean a lot, about wedding planning. She’s not just giving you freebie checklists or sharing her favorite amazon must reads. You’ll learn exactly what to do now that you’ve embarked on the journey of planning your special day. Get ready to take notes, to listen, and to learn!

  • #301 - You Ask, We Answer #53

    April 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
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    Our monthly episode of You Ask, We Answer; where we take time to listen to our audiences questions, select top trending picks, and answer them on the show. This month we've got co-host Mark Allan Groleau joining Michelle as a special co-host. Mark is a professional full time wedding officiant and a trainer of officiant and celebrants all over the world as he helps to teach others how to officiate an unboring ceremony! Mark and Michelle dive into your most sought after questions, and answer questions ranging from 'two languages and two religions', all the way to officiating 'non religious weddings'. Listen in and get ready to learn!

  • #300 - Real Wedding Retrospective: Rosie and Will

    April 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    Woot Woot! Today we are celebrating 300 Episodes of The Big Wedding Planning Podcast! We’re toasting this milestone with guests Rosie and Will. Wedding planning clients of Michelle, the couple was married in October of 2021. Their wedding happened just as Covid restrictions were lifting, which surprisingly brought its own unique set of challenges. Rosie and Will chat with Michelle today about what they learned, share advice on what they might have done differently, and reflect on the moment that brought them together for a lifetime.

  • #299 - Smart financial decisions for a long-lasting marriage

    April 13th, 2022  |  55 mins 5 secs
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    “Don’t get married! Don’t do it!” Those were the words of advice our guest of today’s podcast used to share with his friends and family. As one of Atlanta’s award winning Divorce attorney’s, Aaron Thomas, a graduate of Harvard Law School, has spent years working with couples during the painful side of marriage - as they come to an end. While Aaron is happily married himself and no longer advocates against getting married, he does offer uplifting and positive advice for the consideration of prenups when planning a wedding.

    This episode is not going to put a damper on the wedding planning bliss you’re feeling, it’s not. Michelle is way too upbeat and optimistic to let that happen. In her discussion with Aaron, she outlines why prenups get a bad reputation and why some of you might wonder why you would even need one? Life has known to throw the unexpected our way, making an open an honest discussion now, when love reigns supreme with your future spouse, much easier to do in order to put a plan in place just incase feelings or circumstances change down the road.

  • #298 - What’s happening at TBWPP + Introducing a new series

    April 8th, 2022  |  27 mins 58 secs
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    We've got some super fun announcements for you on today's brand new bonus episode of The Big Wedding Planning Podcast! Michelle opens up about the exciting career path she's on, her mission to give you increased access to even more wedding planning secrets, as well as giving you more insider access to everything you need for planning wedded bliss.

  • #297 - All About Home Weddings with David Tutera

    April 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Home weddings are so much fun and include some of Michelle’s favorite wedding planning moments. On today’s episode she’s chatting it up with one of our favorite guests, David Tutera. The pair discusses the challenges not previously considered when using a home as a wedding venue as well as all the wonderful, intimate emotion that surrounds a wedding of this nature. Listen in because you are going to learn a lot!

  • #296 - You Ask. We Answer #52

    March 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Our monthly episode of You Ask, We Answer; where we take time to listen to our audiences questions, select top trending picks, and answer them on the show. This month's show has Kelly McWilliams on as a co-host. Kelly is a wedding planner and a podcast host herself. She and Michelle speak each other's language in helping people planning their weddings. You'll get double the expertise as Michelle and Kelly give you answers to everything you're dying to know.

  • #295 - Without A Hitch. Author Mary Huddleston

    March 23rd, 2022  |  59 mins 36 secs
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    Have you ever wondered about the crazy fun, interesting, and shocking things celebrity wedding planners see behind the scenes? The author of this really cool new book titled: "Without a Hitch" joins Michelle today on the podcast. Author Mary Huddleston is a a former wedding planner to celebrities and to people who have spent insanely large amounts of money on weddings.

    Mary's new book isn't a documentary necessarily, but is based on the things she's done and seen in her career. The main characters of the book are relatable at times and over the top hilarious at others. Whether you're planning a wedding now, or you work as a wedding planner yourself, you're going to laugh your head off reading this book. In the mean time get to know Mary on today's show as she offers up a few sneak peaks with Michelle.