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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?
 
If you are a bride or groom searching for inside tips on how to make your dream wedding day come to life, you are in the right place! From the pros behind Bustld, we bring you the ultimate wedding planning podcast, Every Day I’m Bustlin’. Every other Tuesday, husband-wife team and co-founders, Ryan and Samie Roberts, sit down to laugh, chat, and guide you through all things wedding planning. All brides and all grooms planning a wedding can tag along to learn how to make all of the big and sm ...
 
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The pressure + hype behind discovering your dream WEDDING VENUE is very real. In my professional opinion, your wedding venue is the most important strategic decision you'll make in the entire wedding planning process. Why is your venue such a big deal? Multiple other wedding decisions are interdependent on the venue you choose. Once you solidify th…
 
Your wedding gift registry is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your home & your lifestyle with practical gifts that you need and will use in the years to come. Tune in for an essential guide to creating a killer wedding gift registry including: Deciding what items to include and ... Items NOT to include on your registry, Various lifestyle "catego…
 
Would you volunteer to host Thanksgiving 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 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 abso…
 
From the engagement ring to your wedding bands, choosing your wedding rings come with a lot of pressure. After all, the ring on your finger is the most obvious symbol of your marriage. With engagement season just around the corner, what better time to chat about all things wedding rings – from choosing (or making!) one, to how to propose with one. …
 
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…
 
Need a little help decoding the complex, often frustrating process of creating your wedding GUEST LIST? Finalizing who will actually receive a wedding invitation is a process that will likely take some time, revisions, cuts, and LOTS of patience. In this week's featured wedding planning meeting, we’re uncovering the KEY CHECKPOINTS to crafting a gu…
 
Designing your wedding is never a simple task. Once you have the big vision, it’s time to start planning all the smaller details – like wedding invitations. After all, your invitation is a keepsake memory from your wedding day, and so should the paper goods that surround it. Today Ceci Johnson of CECI NEW YORK joins us to chat about designing all t…
 
"The more care & intention you put into your wedding plans throughout your engagement, the richer your wedding celebration & life beyond will be." Should you hire a WEDDING PLANNER / Day of Coodinator? In today's workshop-style meeting, we’re going to review a list of critical guidelines to keep in mind as you tackle this very important part of you…
 
Today's workshop-style meeting is designed to magically make possible all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you have in the budget. Sounds amazing, right??? This is not your average wedding budget conversation. There are no percentage breakdowns on how much you "should" spend on what, no "average cost" …
 
The theme of this week's show is COMPOROMISE. We're exploring the importance of being on the same page with respect to finances, how you spend your free time, and of course, the ability to COMPROMISE - whether it's about your honeymoon or your wedding guest list. Tune in for so much more! Thank you again to everyone who was in touch with the show t…
 
RE: wedding flowers, if you’re feeling ... Sticker shock from that $2500 florist quote, Having anxiety thinking about taking the DIY route, Or maybe even starting to wonder if flowers are actually necessary at all … Not to worry - you’ve got options when it comes to your wedding flowers, and we’re going to explore them all in this episode of the We…
 
"We Ditched the Traditions & Made Our Wedding Truly Personal" - Emma, February 2022 Bride This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, meet special guest Emma (& Drew) who’s here to share the highlights, unique elements, and planning challenges from their beautiful wedding celebration at Hilton Lake Las Vegas in February 2022. In this special episode…
 
Over the course of 11 YEARS in the wedding industry, I've seen literally thousands of weddings unfold ... and all of them together have given me the priceless gift of HINDSIGHT. In wedding planning, hindsight is literally a super power - so I've packaged mine up to share with you in today's brand new show featuring your Wedding Weekend planning que…
 
What's a wedding without dessert? While traditional white wedding cakes were once the only option, today the possibilities are practically endless. No one knows this better than Randi Smith, founder and lead designer at North Carolina-based boutique wedding cake and confectionery studio Sugar Euphoria. Randi sat down with us to share her expertise …
 
I’m willing to bet that you’ve heard from all your newlywed friends & family that their wedding day "came and went in the blink of an eye." The beautiful news is that your wedding celebration doesn’t have to RUSH BY IN A TOTAL BLUR! Click here to sign up for a brand new free video planning workshop, HOW TO PLAN AN UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING WEEKEND. Tod…
 
Today we’re going to chat about a handful of ways when trying to "save" money on your wedding can totally BACKFIRE. Aside of college educations, new homes and new cars, your wedding likely has one of the biggest price tags you’ve ever paid. You’re spending tens of thousands of dollars - of course you’re trying to save money when possible! You’re no…
 
When you first get engaged, it may be tempting to immediately start dreaming about your dress, your venue, or your flowers. However, one of the first steps of planning a wedding actually starts with the budget. Big or small, your budget is going impact every detail of your wedding, so it’s important to determine your priorities and make a plan. Tod…
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're going to sort out some misconceptions and FAQ's about wedding planners and day of coordinators. BONUS >>> Join me inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT for a special bonus meeting on training a friend or family member to act as your Day Of Coordinator. Sign up for your FREE 3-DAY TRIA…
 
A fun piece of feedback I hear from you, especially after our wedding Q&A shows, is “wow, we never even would have thought of that!” Today I 'm revealing a list of 12 wedding details that are really easy to overlook ... and being on top of them can literally change the course of your wedding day. These little "aha moments" can stack up quickly and …
 
Today we're talking all-things-invitations with award-winning stationer Emily Baird, who shares her insights on how to plan for your specific needs and budget. A custom wedding invitation guru, Emily is based in Washington, D.C. but serves clients worldwide. Her company, Emily Baird Design, specializes in custom stationery and branding and has prod…
 
There are some incredibly simple steps to creating a crystal clear vision of exactly how you want your wedding celebration to unfold. This week's featured meeting is a detailed overview of ways to cut through the noise, and stay focused on your priorities. Here's an overview of the specific scenario we'll be discussing: "How can we reign in our wed…
 
This week I have a mailbox full of your wedding planning questions to review! Here's a full look at everything on our agenda this week: What’s a nice way of asking the moms to wear a certain style / color? Who to invite to your bachelorette party (just bridesmaids or others, too?) Having a hard time finding a venue that will allow a food truck, BYO…
 
While the basics of wedding planning are similar no matter who you are, nobody wants a cookie-cutter wedding. There are so many ways to make both your ceremony and reception personal to your unique identity as a couple. Make sure to have a pen and paper handy because today we get to hear tons of amazing ideas from Jen Campbell, founder of Green Wed…
 
Our goal this week on the Wedding Planning Podcast? To save YOU $3,650 on your final wedding bill! We could literally talk for hours about all the pretty things you see on Pinterest & Instagram that do not HAVE to be a part of your wedding celebration. In the interest of time, I’ve chosen EIGHT wedding elements that I would suggest skipping - or sc…
 
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. Eve…
 
A recent study found that the average engagement period is 16 months, but what if that’s a bit too long for you? If you don’t want to wait that long to say “I do,” is it possible to plan your dream wedding on a quick timeline? Today’s episode covers everything you need to keep in mind when it comes to tying the knot FAST - from choosing a date, pot…
 
Engagement photos are an incredible opportunity to capture you & your fiancé in your happiest moments, and to share those images across your save the dates, your wedding website, holiday cards, and as decorations throughout your wedding celebration. The thing is, choosing the perfect outfits, getting hair & make up just right so that you look incre…
 
How are you supposed to manage all the stress of daily life ON TOP OF trying to plan a wedding on our own, with a million different opinions, options, and outside factors pulling me in a million different directions? While I cannot send your future mother in law to therapy, or predict the future of an ever-evolving pandemic virus that has put life …
 
Please, save yourself the stress & avoid these TEN wedding planning "blind spots" at all costs! FULL BLOG POST & links from today's episode available here: www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/blindspot Over the past 4 years of producing the Wedding Planning Podcast, one of my favorite pieces of feedback from you is some variation of, “WOW, we never would…
 
Usually on our podcast, we talk about all of the things that go into making your wedding day big and grand… the full ceremony, reception, after party, the works! Today we are joined by San Francisco's finest, Zoe Larkin to talk all things courthouse wedding planning. She shares her personal story on why she loves and is passionate about courthouse …
 
Today’s convo is a wedding planning strategy GEM! We’re going to cover every single last little thing that should be included within your wedding venue contract. If you’ve already booked a venue and signed a contract, I’d suggest pulling out your actual document & sticking around for today's convo to be sure that all the key items are addressed. Yo…
 
Most engaged couples fail to plan for the sneaky little expenses that start to appear in the final months before the wedding. Today we’re going to cover a sampling of these unexpected budget busters, so that you're not caught off-guard - stuck making impulsive last minute decisions out of stress or lack of information. A special THANK YOU for suppo…
 
In a world that is becoming more and more digital, it was inevitable that wedding websites became essential to planning a wedding. Luckily, our LoveStream Manager, Katherine Leatherman, joined us for this episode to share everything we need to know about building and maintaining a wedding website. There are so many things to consider when building …
 
The cost of food & drinks can be a huge source of frustration when planning your wedding. I can’t tell you how many messages I get from couples who are utterly horrified by the per person fee for dinner & drinks - and rightfully so! Today we’re going to explore setting up your own appetizer spread, and I think you’ll be blown away by the savings. T…
 
Today's show is THE ultimate guide to wedding reception speeches! Together we'll review: Who gives a speech / toast at the reception? Should we give direction about topic, tone, & length? When should the speeches take place? In what order? I’m worried about inappropriate content - what should we do? How many speeches is too many? What if someone ha…
 
Weddings and flowers go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can’t have a wedding and not have flowers. Now, what you may not know is how florals at your wedding can actually define and even set the tone for your special day. Today we are joined by none other than Bron Hansboro to talk all things wedding florals. He has been in the floral des…
 
Today we're reviewing SIX important guidelines for working with your friends and/or family members who are offering their skills & talents for your wedding. Your cousin bakes cakes. Your neighbor is a photographer. Your co-worker plans weddings "on the side". Your roommate from college is a DJ. So, should you rely on their services for your wedding…
 
Hosting a multi-day, multi-event WEDDING WEEKEND is hands down the best way to host a UNIQUE and MEANINGFUL wedding celebration that’s full of opportunities to connect and spent QT with your closest loved ones. Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re going to highlight 3 major mistakes that couples make when planning a long wedding weekend cel…
 
Here at Bustld, we see the wedding cocktail hour as the pre-party party! The couple has exchanged their vows and now its time for photos before transitioning to the wedding reception (a.k.a. the celebration).The cocktail hour sets the mood for the party so today we are taking a deep dive into the elements that make a successful cocktail hour. Wheth…
 
Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re doing an overview of universal questions and research tips that are designed to help you hire your dream team of WEDDING VENDORS. You’ll come away from today’s show ready to find the best product, at the best price, and from the vendor who you most naturally CLICK with. Whether it’s an officiant, a weddi…
 
Lots of engaged couples are working with a small wedding budget and feeling completely overwhelmed, so they turn to free wedding checklists and timelines to stay organized … thinking all these freebie resources are the key to pulling off an incredible wedding for not a lot of money. But, what most couples never realize is that mindlessly following …
 
With an estimated 2.5 million weddings taking place in 2022, the most in one year since 1984, weighing your options is a must. Is a weekday wedding worth it or should you fight for a prime Saturday opening? Luckily, today we are joined by Kara Jones from Michelle Leo Events to discuss all things weekday weddings. Kara not only has had her hand in w…
 
Being the "Overwhelmed Engaged Couple" is not a ton of fun. They say things like, "wow, our whole wedding day FLEW BY and we barely had a chance to enjoy it." This couple feels panic every time a new vendor quote comes in. Overwhelmed every time they open their email or even think about all the items on their checklist. Dread over finding out how m…
 
Do you want your wedding day to be a million times easier? You have come to the right place! In today’s episode, we dive into creating the perfect wedding timeline ensuring that your day runs smoothly and nothing is missed. There are so many components that go into creating a wedding timeline… hair, makeup, first looks, getting dressed, photos, eve…
 
The money conversation… No one wants to have it. The wedding planning process is stressful enough without having to think ahead to this, right? Luckily, we are joined by finance guru Alli Williams on this episode to talk all things money! Have questions about joint-accounts or where your money should be going after the wedding? Alli answers all of …
 
Imagine this: you’ve asked your brother (or uncle or best friend) to officiate your wedding with no experience under his belt, but you know it will be special. WHAT DO YOU DO? Today, we share all of the advice on seemingly the most important part of your wedding: the ceremony and who is officiating it. Performing a ceremony is so much more than doi…
 
Wedding toasts can be awkward… like crawl-in-a-hole awkward. Through our many years of experience, we have heard the good, the bad, and the ugly of wedding toasts. That is why we are here to help you plan for the best possible scenario when it comes to giving wedding toasts, asking your VIPs and making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. If yo…
 
Picture this: it’s wedding season and you have nothing to wear. Fear not! In this episode, we are joined by the co-founders of Baltic Born, who started their company in 2016. Their love for fashion, social media and beautiful trends mixed with their hard work ethic and perseverance proved to be the perfect combination. Baltic Born shifted from fast…
 
Everyone knows that the marriage license is the most important contract of your wedding. What is the second most important, you ask? A vendor contract. This document holds a lot of weight for what goes right and what goes wrong on your wedding day. Not sure where to start with gathering vendors and choosing the right one with the right contract? Fe…
 
Today's BONUS WEDDING Q&A show is designed to show you exactly how to have all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you actually have in the bank. Sounds pretty amazing, right??? Let's face it, you’re overwhelmed & struggling with your wedding budget if any one, two, or maybe even three of these sound fami…
 
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