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Live Picture Studios is a full-service wedding company providing photography, videography, and photo booth in the Tri-state area. This podcast is to help newly engaged couples navigate through the wedding planning stages by covering a wide range of topics from budgeting, planning, vendors, venues, how to not be stressed, and other couples' experiences. Our mission is for couples to have a starting point to make better decisions during the wedding planning stages.
 
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?
 
We believe marriage doesn't have to suck. We show couples how to communicate better in marriage using combat-proven military communication strategies so they can enjoy a more fulfilling relationship. We believe God wants your marriage to win. When you understand how a battlefield works, you'll understand how to make your marriage work. Combat-wounded veteran, author & international speaker Brian Fleming joins his wife Jamie to discuss how the military taught them to win the battles in their ...
 
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A universal truth? Your wedding day will FLY BY. Having a well-thought out, well-planned WEDDING DAY TIMELINE is critical to keeping the day organized, and flowing stress free. In this featured episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re actually reviewing & creating two separate timelines: The DAY-OF TIMELINE, including all the events between w…
 
Your WEDDING CEREMONY is undoubtedly the most important part of your wedding day celebration - it's literally the WHY of every single thing we touch on here on the Wedding Planning Podcast! Sadly most couples push the ceremony logistics to the very bottom of their wedding planning to-do list, and as a result, this critical piece of your wedding day…
 
If you’re looking for some CREATIVE, EASY + AFFORDABLE wedding reception entertainment options that go way beyond dinner, drinks & dancing, then this wedding planning workshop is perfect for you! Today’s wedding receptions feature creative entertainment ideas that are increasingly more personalized, more interactive, and more representative of your…
 
A LOT of our energy during the wedding planning process is centered around the fear that things will go wrong, and how we can avoid and prevent minor mistakes - and major disasters - on our wedding day. I’ve been deeply involved with weddings for over a decade, and candidly, it’s a universal truth - no matter how much you plan and prep and delegate…
 
There are a million directions we could take a conversation on wedding reception & ceremony decor, but for the sake of keeping it simple … let’s keep it simple! Tune in for some extra-simplified TIME, STRESS, AND MONEY-SAVING OPPORTUNITIES in today's featured wedding planning workshop, all about decorating your special day. FREE ENGAGEMENT STARTER …
 
Join thousands of INTENTIONAL + JOYFUL engaged couples who know that the wedding celebration of their dreams is possible ... even if right now, planning an entire wedding feels a *little bit* overwhelming! Be sure to hit FOLLOW wherever you listen, and each Wednesday you'll enjoy a FREE, down-to-earth + straight-to-the-point wedding planning "meeti…
 
Lucky for us, there are literally endless creative ways to treat your guests to a unique food & drink experience on your wedding day. In today’s BONUS WORKSHOP, we’re going to explore exactly how to: Conceptualize & research what to serve, Smart money-saving tips that many couples miss, And even some "do it yourself" options if you’re looking to ge…
 
Season 3 - New Years Resolutions for Engaged (and Married!) Couples On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by their producer Nicole, and they discuss engagement stories, Christmas weddings and they get into some New Years resolutions for all our listening couples! Tune in! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.com Subscribe…
 
Shopping for your wedding dress can come with lots of mixed emotions - both good AND not-so-good - and that’s 100% normal. It’s OK to go into wedding dress shopping feeling some confusion and doubt! In pop wedding culture, saying “YES TO THE DRESS” is a once-in-a-lifetime milestone full of princess moments, fancy dress boutiques, and champagne. In …
 
You’ve done months (maybe even YEARS) of wedding planning & preparation, and the big day is finally almost here! Last stop? Rehearsal dinner. This week we’re reviewing everything you need to know for planning & hosting this extra special night with your family & friends. We cover everything from the ceremony rehearsal itself to practical tips for h…
 
Season 3 - Budgeting for your wedding with Melissa Wilmot, Founder/CEO of WedBrilliant On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by Melissa Wilmot, the Founder/CEO of WedBrilliant. WedBrilliant is an online marketplace that provides a platform for enggaged couples to post their wedding needs and receive bids from our talented wedding vendors ar…
 
Today we’re exploring the TOP MISTAKES that couples make as they start to formulate options for wedding flowers, including centerpieces, bouquets & boutonnieres, garlands & ceremony decor. ADDITIONAL LINKS & RESOURCES mentioned in today's show: A detailed guide on Wedding Flowers By Season Access 6 bonus meetings dedicated to DIY flowers & decor wi…
 
Get started finding your perfect wedding photography team with the TIME + MONEY SAVING RESEARCH TIPS featured in today's show! These are my top photography / videography search guidelines and are the perfect place to start ... But you’ll quickly discover that there’s so much more that goes into finding your perfect photographer: Knowing intuitively…
 
Season 3 - Journaling Memories with Mike Gardon, Owner of Quotebook On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by Mike Gardon, the owner of Quotebook. Quotebook is for recording your family's most memorable moments in a keepsake journal that will stand the test of time. Together, they discuss the importance and significance of recording your mem…
 
Season 3 - Hairstyling Tips and Advice from Celebrity Hairstylist Joseph Maine On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by Joseph Maine, Celebrity Hairstylist and Color Wow Artistic Director. Tune in to hear all the tips and advice on styling your hair on your wedding day! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.com Subscribe a…
 
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…
 
Season 3 - “Skin Care” with Hillary Clark, founder of Blush Beauty and Beauty HAC On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by Hillary Clark and they discuss why skincare is not only essential for big days like your wedding, but for every day care. Listen now! Learn more about Hillary by visiting these links! Blush Beauty Beauty H.A.C. Hillary …
 
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…
 
Season 3 - Why you should get a Stylist with Maggie Cavanagh of Aisle Styled So you have concerns about your wedding dress or the bridesmaids dresses, who do you turn to? On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by a bridal stylist Maggie Cavanagh of Aisle Styled! They talk about how to navigate the often stressful process of purchasing a brid…
 
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…
 
Season 3 - "Thank You Notes" with Author Kelly Browne So you had your engagement party, or bridal shower, and you want to send a personalized thank you note, but have a tough time getting started- look no further! On today's episode, Jean & Natasha are joined by Kelly Browne, the author of a book "101 Ways to Say Thank You", and they discuss why it…
 
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…
 
Season3 - Inflation of 2022 Natasha and Jean are back! Today, they discuss the pressures and adjustment's we've all had to make because of the Inflation we've all experienced this year- they provide some tips and insights for how to plan a wedding during these financially stressful times. Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.com …
 
"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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
SEASON 2- On the Season 2 Finale of So You're Engaged, Now What?, Jean and Natasha chat with Sara Margulis, the CEO and co-founder of Honeyfund, a free honeymoon registry. Sara tells the backstory behind the creation of Honeyfund, and discusses the importance of being able to travel and have the Honeymoon of your dreams. Listen now! Check out the H…
 
SEASON TWO - This one's for the Vendors! On today's episode, Natasha & Jean chat with guest María Oliva of SMS Media. Maria is a Wedding Social Media Manager & Coach and discusses the importance of social media marketing and promotions, and goes into detail about the power of it! Listen now! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.c…
 
Season 2 - Sure, you want to have a first look and photosession at two different locations, but do you really have the time for it? The timeline of your Wedding is arguably just as important as your Wedding event is. On today's episode Jean & Natasha are joined by Hooman Bahrani, the Founder and CEO of "Wedding Day Timeline", a who discusses the im…
 
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