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Get ready to experience the NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value & ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration! Welcome to the ALIGNED WEDDING EFFECT, 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?
 
From the pros who brought you Bustld comes Every Day I’m Bustlin’, your go-to wedding planning podcast. Every other Tuesday husband-wife team and co-founders, Ryan and Samie Roberts, guide you through all things wedding planning related, while keeping things fun along the way. We cover topics ranging from how to handle your catering tasting to where to splurge and where to save and everything in-between. For show notes and more, visit podcast.bustld.com. Bustld is an online wedding resource ...
 
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Welcome to Episode THREE of the Aligned Wedding Effect, a special series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! You’re one of the incredibly few who’s about to discover the key to a streamlined, simplified, and completely fulfilled engagement season. If you’re listening to this life changing series, then you’re here for a reason. You’re ready to finall…
 
The word for 2021 weddings seems to be intentionality. Couples have faced a lot of challenges over the past year, but it’s given couples the opportunity to plan the wedding they truly want instead of one they feel they need to have. Intimate weddings are one of the biggest wedding trends that have come out of this past year - and they are amazing, …
 
Welcome to Episode TWO of the Aligned Wedding Effect, a special series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! You’re one of the incredibly few who’s about to discover the key to a streamlined, simplified, and completely fulfilled engagement season. If you’re listening to this life changing series, then you’re here for a reason. You’re ready to finally …
 
Why do some engaged couple THRIVE … while most struggle through their wedding planning journey, languishing in a constant state of overwhelm? Why do a few sail through their engagement season incredibly fulfilled & 100% confident with their unique decisions, while so many engaged couples stay stuck in feelings of emptiness and anxiety over whether …
 
No one really goes into wedding planning hoping or planning to become a bride or groom-zilla, sometimes it happens without you realizing it. And sometimes, you may not even realize it. So, before it’s too late, we’re chatting with wedding expert Amber Anderson on how to avoid becoming “a zilla” and how to change things if you’ve accidentally hit th…
 
If you’re the type of couple who values connection and meaningful time spent with the people you love the most, then a 3-5 day DESTINATION WEDDING might be the perfect solution for you! Close your eyes and imagine a packed ballroom with blaring music, flashing lights, and going around to 30 different tables saying a quick hello to each one of your …
 
You’ve found the perfect wedding dress - congratulations!!! Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re doing a thorough review of all the "post-dress shopping" to-do items. Our conversation covers the dress alterations process in detail, including pricing, money-saving tips, a timeline for when to get started, and alternative options for having y…
 
Rev. Clint Hufft is the host of the Wedding MBA Podcast and has been officiating weddings for almost 30 years. He has officiated several televised weddings -- remember Trista and Ryan’s wedding from the Bachelorette, that was him! We are so grateful to have him on the show today as we talk about all things wedding ceremonies. He focuses on how YOU …
 
There’s A LOT of conflicting information out there about tipping your wedding vendors, and I want you to forget all of it! In today’s episode, we’re going to walk through exactly how to decide who should get a tip, how much, and even some extra special additional ways of saying thank you. Today’s show is Wedding Planning Podcast classic, and we’re …
 
Welcome to a very special series of the Wedding Planning Podcast, where you can listen to this couples’ dream wedding celebration come to life - in real time! Today in Part IV, bride-to-be Kate has LOADS of priceless info to share, including: The incredibly meaningful details of a surprise engagement party, Tips for setting up a killer “DIY” style …
 
Let’s talk online shopping for your wedding! It is becoming the preferred route for planning and purchasing wedding items. You can literally purchase anything online - from cake cutting sets to bridesmaid’s dresses and florals. We wanted to share the pros and cons of online shopping for your wedding as well as some of the best sites and resources t…
 
Coming up with a final guest list of exactly who gets a wedding invitation can be a daunting task, but not to worry - we're going to simplify the process in this week's brand new show! Join me at square one and walk through my stress-free, easy process for identifying exactly who will receive an invite ... and who you may want to leave OFF your lis…
 
Today we're hitting the road for a real-time wedding dress shopping adventure! Before we head into the store, we're going to hang out in the studio for a few minutes to review some of my top wedding dress shopping tips. You can find a full recap of today’s show in a blog post that’s at www.wedpodcast.com/dress. To start our shopping trip, let's ack…
 
Laura Tremaine grew up in small town Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles to work in film and production after graduating college. Through working with MTV and Paramount Studios, mommy blogs, and publishing her very own book, Laura has learned so much about how being willing to share and being open can change relationships. Laura addresses our need to…
 
Micro weddings are here to stay, and for good reason! Today we’re going to highlight some of the HUGE freedoms that come along with hosting a small & intimate wedding. I also have a guest bride Q&A segment to share where we cover some wonderful questions on working with wooden flowers, bridal makeup, crafting a simple gift registry, and so much mor…
 
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 …
 
So often in wedding planning, we get caught up in the little things. Today we are here to tell you that no one will notice those small details, except you, of course. We are giving you permission to sweep them under the rug if you don’t care about them either. We talk about all things guest experience in this podcast; from what your guests truly ca…
 
Being the Overwhelmed Engaged Couple is not a ton of fun. 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 much the next thing is going to cost. Fear over being judged for what they choose - and don't choose -…
 
Welcome to Part III of an exciting new bonus series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! I'm sharing a true "behind-the-scenes" look + listen at ongoing, live wedding planning strategy sessions with my engaged sister, Kate {follow her on Instagram @katelerickson}. Today in Part III, Kate & I are joined by our beautiful mom, Judie! The three of us get…
 
Shep Rose is a star on the hit Bravo show, Southern Charm and founder of his own coastal gear company, ShepGear. Shep grew up in the south surrounded by tradition and expectations her was expected to follow. Shep shares his story of how his expectations got him to where he is today and how he has learned to lower his expectations. Shep’s newly rele…
 
Wedding expenses adding up? Today we’re going to explore FIVE wedding "side hustles". Tune in and learn how to earn some extra cash to cover those mounting wedding costs ... and keep your credit cards in your wallet! A couple weeks back on Instagram stories, I asked if you would be willing to take on a side hustle to earn more money to invest in yo…
 
Today I'm thrilled to share a totally FREE resource designed to deliver unique wedding music & song ideas for your wedding day playlists right to your inbox! Matt is the creator of myweddingsongs.com, and he’s joining us to share his priceless advice to couples for crafting their perfect wedding day playlists - no professional DJ required. Even if …
 
Sarah Miller is a wedding planner and star of the new Netflix series, Marriage or Mortgage, in which Sarah goes head-to-head with a local real estate agent to try and convince the couple to choose marriage over mortgage. Sarah fell in love with weddings after planning her own and her full-service wedding and event planning company, Southern Vine & …
 
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, I never would ha…
 
Welcome to PART II of a very special series of the Wedding Planning Podcast, where you can listen to this couples’ dream wedding celebration come to life - in real time! In this week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, real life bride (& my sweet sister!) Kate dishes on: A very surprising method for discovering what you truly want, Exactly h…
 
Being single, dating, falling in love, getting married, becoming a parent. Wow that’s so much! Cameran Eubanks Wimberly chats with us about each of her experiences with these and her book about journeying through them, One Day You’ll Thank Me, so just a few things to talk about. Cameran joined reality TV 16 years ago on the cast of Real World San D…
 
Welcome to this week's all new Wedding Q&A episode, featuring your questions on ... What should we wear for our engagement photo shoot? Mixed feelings about accepting a wedding vendor freebie, Sidestepping hurt feelings, Is this a "slap in the face" to my bridesmaids? Skipping the cake and opting for a dessert bar, Affordable catering alternatives,…
 
We are celebrating our 100th episode of the show by bringing you the best of all the best of our past episodes! You will hear the most helpful (and more interesting!) clips from our top 10 episodes. From the first steps in wedding planning, tips on wedding gowns, best advice for live streaming your big day, and the literal icing on the cake. This i…
 
I think it's safe to say that running away to a beautiful beach in the tropics is on all of our minds right now! Today I have a very special guest joining us, friend of the show SUSAN GREEN from Susan’s Travel Services. Susan packs 26 years of travel planning experience, and today you’re invited to soak up Susan’s expertise on everything from: Hone…
 
Today I’m addressing your FAQ's about COVID and your 2021 wedding. Tune in for a candid & heartfelt convo on when weddings will be "normal" again, rescheduling etiquette, guest list juggling, post-wedding celebrations, and so much more! This show is obviously designed to address COVID from a wedding industry perspective, but I do want to say a hear…
 
Today’s show is Part One of an exciting new bonus series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! I'm sharing a true "behind-the-scenes" look + listen at ongoing, live wedding planning strategy sessions with my engaged sister, Kate. This special series is unlike any project I’ve ever done in 5 years of producing & hosting the Wedding Planning Podcast, an…
 
Welcome to the very first Wedding Q&A of a brand new year! Today's show is jam-packed with your wonderful questions on: Invitation & Save the Date etiquette, Late-night music cutoff time, Asking vendors & guests for proof of COVID vaccination Upscale invitation ideas Jack & Jill party timeline, DIY catering, And whoa, so much more! To participate i…
 
Getting engaged is a HUGE deal ... I mean, I literally can't think of a better reason to THROW A PARTY! Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're exploring some memorable & fun ways to celebrate your engagement party. In this brand new episode, we review the "who, what, when & where" of hosting your engagement party. (The WHY is pretty obvious!)…
 
Today we’re going to review the Ultimate Engagement Checklist, packed with 12 super fun “must do’s” to launch into your wedding planning journey! I mention lots of links to more info and past show titles / dates in today’s convo, and I put together a complete wrap up of everything in this jam-packed post on our website. Want to automatically receiv…
 
You want to host THE MOST meaningful, fun, unforgettable wedding that any of your friends & family have ever been to. Simple enough, right? Riiiiight. The trouble is, sometimes our "champagne dreams" really clash with our beer budget. Most couples don’t have a 6-figure wedding budget, can’t afford to hand over a blank checkbook to a full service ev…
 
Most of us will be excited when the clock strikes midnight and we officially kick off 2021. While there are a lot of things we’d like to leave behind in 2020, 2021 still has a lot of unknowns for engaged couples. However, we do have the lessons we learned in 2020 and new trends to look forward to! To chat through some of those lessons learned and t…
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, I’m sweeping the inbox clean for one final Wedding Q&A of 2020! Tune in to this brand new episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast for answers to your top questions submitted via email & Instagram. We’ll be covering: How far is too far to travel between ceremony & reception? DIY charcuterie tips for cocktai…
 
This week's show is full of NINE of your wonderful wedding planning questions! We're going to cover: Plus-size dress shopping tips, Alcohol service rules at your venue, Financial stress between your families, Wedding timelines, Wedding band shopping tips, DIY project advice & transportation, Creative ways to include Mom in the ceremony, Why I would…
 
Finally, some silver linings in the wedding world! Today we’re going to reflect on 2020, but more importantly, let’s talk about where we’re headed in 2021 - and my friend, trust me when I say that there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. It’s easy to look at 2020 and laser focus on all the disappointments, the frustration, and the stre…
 
“I’m struggling with imaging how all of my wedding reception decorations will look together - flowers, signs, decorations, tables, etc. Any tips for making sure all my little decisions fit together in the end?” If you’re like most of us, you're not a full service wedding or event designer (and hiring one isn't in the budget!). So how can we trust t…
 
Weddings may have been affected by COVID, but luckily engagement season has not! There are a lot of couples out there who are about to get engaged this holiday season, but what does all this lingering craziness mean for newly engaged couples? How should they begin to navigate being engaged during this time? Bustld Co-Founders Ryan & Samie Roberts s…
 
You're newly engaged and BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT about marrying the love of your life! You've got colors and themes to plan, venues to tour, cakes to taste, suits to choose, flowers to design ... all leading to the most unforgettable, unique, amazing wedding day celebration that your loved ones will talk about for years. Unfortunately, most couple…
 
I have TEN easy wedding favor ideas to share with you today, and there's a little something for everyone! Whether you've got your glue gun blazing and ready for some DIY-action, or you're looking to purchase pre-made favors for your big day, we're going to walk through some really creative & unique options for favor gifts to share with your wedding…
 
Dealing with challenging family situations is more or less inevitable at some point throughout the course of planning your wedding. Today we’re going to power through a candid conversation on dealing with your most challenging family issues & relationship dynamics surrounding the wedding, as submitted this week on Instagram. A quick warning that NO…
 
With the rise of micro weddings, guest lists are getting slashed. Livestreaming your wedding has become a popular option for couples as a way to still include everyone. We chatted a few weeks ago about the basics of live streaming but today we are thrilled to have Irene Tyndale, wedding planner extraordinaire (and LoveStream expert at this point!),…
 
Today we have a collection of your top wedding planning questions & concerns from past months that I’ll be sharing in a straight-to-the point Wedding Q&A Show. Today's featured questions include: What's your suggested wedding planning timeline? Including family members in the wedding planning process What’s more cost effective - cupcakes or sheet c…
 
]Small weddings, micro-weddings, elopements, virtual weddings – they are all here to stay for a while, like it or not. Which could mean that someone that was once physically invited to your wedding, no longer is. Do they still give a gift? That could mean someone attends your micro-wedding this year and your big wedding next year. Do they give a gi…
 
When it comes to wedding planning, to-do lists can become your best friend – or your worst nightmare if you don’t know how to create and manage them correctly. Luckily for you, we’ve got Desiree Adams, Ask the Planner Podcast host and award-winning planner on with us today to spill all the insider tips when it comes to to-do lists. Desiree owns a l…
 
Self-care in the months before your wedding is a top priority! Today we're going to review a 12-month beauty & health timeline for you to follow so that you look & feel your absolute BEST on your wedding day. To be clear, this is NOT a show about fad diets, or "losing weight" for the wedding. Tune in for a detailed guide to: Various beauty treatmen…
 
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