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

  • #215 - She's a Wedding Planner and a Bride in 2020

    September 16th, 2020  |  57 mins 36 secs
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    Today we are joined by Katy Turchich, the proud owner of Coastal Coordinating, based mostly in Florida. The idea for Coastal Coordinating started in 2006 when she began helping family and friends plan their weddings and events. Eventually, it morphed into a strong business that continues to grow. Covid is stressful when it comes to many things. But Katy has some great tips for what to do when it comes to rescheduling.

  • #214 - Saving The Event Industry

    September 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Kate Whelan is a wedding planner, business owner, and an Advocate for the Live Events Industry. The live event industry includes everything from weddings, concerts, festivals, and conferences to live sports. More than just the planners, the venues, the vendors are being effected by the pandemic! There is a massive trickle down happening causing a big wave in the events economy. Kate joins us to talk about about all the challenges, successes, questions, and more.

  • #213 - 5K Wedding Budget, Creative Couple

    September 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Suki and Anthony are writers from Miami, Florida. They combined their love for storytelling, performance, nerd culture, and all things offbeat into their wedding with a budget goal of $5k. Suki performs, writes, and teaches sketch comedy writing across South Florida. Anthony is a contributing author for a game publishing company.
    Fun Fact: Anthony and Suki teach screenwriting courses at the university where they met. They join us to talk about planning a wedding on a budget! Doing things your own way, saving money, and getting creative while not spending more than you want!

  • #212 - You Ask, We Answer - 33

    August 26th, 2020  |  56 mins 2 secs
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    Our monthly installment of You Ask, We Answer. Where we answer all sorts of questions from our listeners.

  • #211 Military Weddings

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Bree Carroll is a Wedding and Event Specialist, Speaker and Coach who transforms spaces and hearts through authentic design and purposeful planning. With a background in civil engineering, Bree brings her brilliance of problem solving and eye for design to couples so they DESIGN a marriage even more beautiful than their wedding day. She has been featured in Military Spouse Magazine, Military Family Magazine and the B Collective. She is also the 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Air Force Spouse of the Year advocating for strong military marriages & is the Founder of Military Marriage Day.

  • #210 Crash Course in Wedding Planning

    August 12th, 2020  |  32 mins 18 secs
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    A crash course in wedding planning expectations. This is the episode that you ask your partner to listen to, if you believe they will not listen to any of the others. This is the episode that’s going to tell them all of the big, important parts they need to be prepared for. It’s not a how-to, it’s more of a What To Expect when You’re Planning.

  • #209 Avoid The Comparison Trap!

    August 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
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    Stop Playing the Comparison Game! The grass isn’t always greener and it’s really easy to go down the wedding rabbit hole online - this episode is about how to avoid the trappings of comparing your own wedding to all of your friends...and the entire platform of Pinterest. Let’s get real, people! Styled shoots are not weddings. And not everyone looks like a runway model. And your wedding should be a reflection of YOUR love - and a celebration of the big life decision you are making...it can look any way you want it to!
    Today we are joined by Margaux Fraise, wedding planner since 2011, lead planner and owner of Harmony Creative Studio.

  • #208 You Ask, We Answer - 32

    July 29th, 2020  |  58 mins 1 sec
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    Our monthly installment of You Ask, We Answer. Where we answer all sorts of questions from our listeners. There is a lot of frustration and confusion when it comes to planning, replanning, postponing, changing, etc their weddings right now. You are not alone! At the top, we share some comments about our facebook group’s experiences during Covid-19.

  • # 207 Plus Size Empowerment with Pretty Pear Bride

    July 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
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    Shafonne Myers is a media mogul, self-love coach for plus size brides, and visibility & online revenue strategist for wedding professionals from Temecula, California. She graduated with a biology and psychology degree but always had a love for weddings and helping people. She has built an internationally recognized, award-winning wedding publication for plus size brides, Pretty Pear Bride. Her wedding publication is the only one in the world and has solidified her as THE plus size bridal expert. She works privately with plus size brides looking to gain the confidence to show up on their wedding day and slay the aisle as the beautiful bride that they’ve always wanted to be but never felt they could.

  • #206 One Wedding Planner's Journey to a Niche

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    Our guest Denise Lillie O’Neal is the Owner and Lead Event Stylist of Denise Lillie Engagements which she founded in 2008. She is a professional full-time planner with over 20 years of government, corporate and wedding planning experience. Denise shares her journey into wedding planning, and her work in cultural wedding celebrations.

  • #205 Micro Weddings

    July 8th, 2020  |  51 mins 28 secs
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  • #204 Wedding Planning While Black, 2020

    July 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    On today's episode we are joined by Jaz, a Ugandan American bride, and her groom Rodney, a Haitian American, who are getting married in October. She reached out after episode 200 to open up a larger conversation about wedding planning while Black.