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The Busy Bride 101 Podcast: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride on the Go, offers quick and easy wedding planning tips and advice to streamline your next steps to create the wedding of your dreams. Your host, Lisa G McMillan, owner and founder of Exquisite Events and Consulting, offers inspired techniques to bring you closer to sorting through the list of details and guides you in determining what questions to ask wedding vendors.
 
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Nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina you will find one of the best wedding caterers around. Chef Kim Lloyd, owner and operator of Celine and Company knows how to serve up some of the tastiest cuisine for your wedding or special occasion. In this episode, Chef Kim lists the 5 must have appetizers to select for the cocktail hour…
 
Corey Johnson of Corey Johnson Studios brings calm and encouragement during chaotic moments at your wedding as he photographs you and your loved ones. It takes a critical eye to know instinctively when and how to craft lifetime memories and he is an expert in pulling all of the aspects together flawlessly. One would never suspect that Corey is lega…
 
Your skincare routine may very well be one of the most carefully thought out steps to a healthy and clean glow on your wedding day. Long gone are the days of purchasing products randomly or selecting them without any forethought. So many of today's products are fragrance free, hypoallergenic, cruelty free, and paraben free and they should be consid…
 
Hair and Makeup Secrets To Looking Radiantly Beautiful On Your Wedding Day When it’s time to select your makeup artist and hair stylist for your wedding, hire someone with impeccable experience and photos of their previous work. Search for your team soon during the wedding planning process as you will need to schedule a trial run with their service…
 
Welcome to Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On The Go! If you’re vacillating about the type of dessert to serve your guests at your wedding, Mandy at 50/Fifty: The Art of the Dessert has a multitude of options to choose for your special occasion. From specialty cakes and pies to elaborate dessert displays filled with cookies, tru…
 
Mary Bell, owner and principal wedding planner at Mary Bell Events is an accomplished wedding professional. Her extended knowledge in producing and designing luxury weddings has led to her success as one of the most sought after destination wedding planners. Her service areas include but not limited to the Carolinas and Florida regardless if your e…
 
Hans Daniels, owner and DJ of Nice Entertainment delivers a fun and insightful peek into the world of being a DJ. He and his talented staff of DJs and musicians provide a sophisticated and energetic dynamic to your wedding. If you have been searching for a wedding DJ who is dedicated to making your planning less stressful and your guests wanting fo…
 
Find yourself confused about what drinks to offer your guests at your wedding reception? Look no further, Bryce Bjornson of Jack's 47 Mobile Bar fills you in with perfect beverage offerings. His experience is just what you are looking for in determining delicious drinks for your guests along with the benefit of eliminating long lines at the bar. He…
 
Welcome to Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride On The Go! As a wedding planner I've seen the wedding the wedding industry explode with creative and breath taking ways to personalize your event, particularly fashionable clothing during the pandemic. As we are still dealing with exasperating times, we have to re-think how we plan wedd…
 
Welcome to BUSY BRIDE 101, Wedding Planning Tips for the bride on the go and I’m your host, Lisa G. McMillan, wedding and event planner at Exquisite Events and Consulting. Today’s episode is “Pivot My Wedding, Now”. When ringing in 2020 who knew how the upcoming year would unfold. Many have proclaimed this as the worst year ever! You may find yours…
 
Welcome to BUSY BRIDE 101, Wedding Planning Tips for the bride on the go and I’m your host, Lisa G. McMillan, wedding and event planner at Exquisite Events and Consulting. Today’s episode is “Backyard Wedding Wins During a Pandemic”. Planning a backyard wedding may seem as easy as 1-2-3 but I wanted to point out a few elements to remember as we’re …
 
Micro Weddings: The Next Big Thing Whether it’s rain, sleet, snow or even a pandemic, planning your wedding during the unexpected can be frightening. You’ve imagined your event filled with infinite amounts of hugs, kisses and high fives and guests dancing closely to your favorite tunes. Yet, lately we’ve been told to social distance and wear a mask…
 
Join us as highly acclaimed photographer, Tonya Damron of Tonya Damron Photography discusses First Look considerations, family portraits, and how she navigates her team through the coronavirus pandemic. LINKS AND RESOURCES: Tonya Damron Photography Busy Bride 101 (Instagram) Busy Bride 101 (YouTube Channel) Exquisite Events and Consulting Centers f…
 
In this episode, "DIY Flower Fails with Mandy Frazier" Lisa and Mandy discuss the potential pitfalls of creating your own floral centerpieces, bouquets, corsages, and other flower arrangements for your wedding and reception. Your host, Lisa G. McMillan is joined by florist, Mandy Frazier of An English Flower Cottage. Mandy is an award winning flora…
 
Welcome to BUSY BRIDE 101, Wedding Planning Tips for the bride on the go and I’m your host, Lisa G. McMillan, wedding and event planner at Exquisite Events and Consulting. Years of planning weddings has given me focused insight towards organizing successful events. Budgeting, logistics, and constant interaction with others play a significant role i…
 
Today’s PODCAST will cover working with ceremony musicians. Anytime you have the opportunity and financial resources to hire quality musicians, do it! Don’t get me wrong, recorded music works well but there’s an excitement and resonance that accompanies the sound of music wafting through the air played live, right in front of you. Tip Number 1: Whe…
 
In episode, "Wedding Cake: Do I Really Need One?" explores the options of various desserts to offer guests instead of cake. Special occasions are a great dessert option but not everyone likes cake. Here are just a few ideas to consider for your wedding reception. This Episode’s Tips, Trends, and To-Do’s So, let’s jump into our episode! Today’s PODC…
 
Flower Power: Discovering Your Floral Vision is for brides struggling with determining what color combinations, styles and floral types to use for their wedding. This easy step by step approach removes the anxiety of having to know anything about flowers and focus on your desire to have a beautiful event. This Episode’s Tips, Trends, and To-Do’s To…
 
In episode, DON'T MESS UP MY CLOSE UP: HAIR and MAKE UP TIPS, find out how to prepare for your hair and make up trial run. From what to bring to who to bring we cover the most important questions you will ask about getting your close up ready for the public to see on your wedding day. This Episode's Tips, Trends, and To-Do's Hair and Make Up for yo…
 
Have you ever wondered what questions to ask your vendors during your consultations? Look no further, today's podcast NEGOTIATION CONVERSATIONS, VENDOR CONSULTATION TAKEAWAYS will help to prepare you for future face to face or phone discussions with your service providers and walk away feeling more knowledgeable about their services, costs, expecta…
 
While listening to this episode, TLC: Tables, Linen, and Chairs you will gain insight in determining who will set up your ceremony and reception area perfectly for your wedding. Thus, figure out how to order the correct linen size for your cocktail tables and what to include on your floor plan to ensure tables, linens and chairs are placed accurate…
 
10 steps to help you set up your itinerary for face to face visits with wedding vendors. Creating Your Itinerary When Visiting Vendors This Episode’s Tips, Trends, and To-Do’s Tip Number 1: Pull your itinerary together by first writing down the names of each vendor you’ll see. Include the telephone number, email address and street address. List the…
 
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