The Big Wedding Planning Podcast
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.
This is not your traditional wedding blog. Trust us. You can't make this stuff up.
#37 Rehearsals do NOT suck!
June 14th, 2017
39 mins 48 secs
ceremony rehearsals, officiants, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding rehearsals, weddings
The rehearsal. Necessary? Yes! Fun? Totally! Well, maybe more necessary than fun, but hear us out.
#36 Lessons (Planners) Learned
June 7th, 2017
41 mins 36 secs
podcast, vendor recommendations, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding season, wedding vendors, weddings
With a few weddings under our belts last May, we're sharing a few things we encountered and learned while "in the trenches".
#35 Rentals Guru - Kathy Newby
May 31st, 2017
53 mins 56 secs
abbey party rents sf, kathy newby, rentals, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding rentals, weddings
Everything you need to know about rentals and more!
#34 Unofficial Officiant
May 24th, 2017
41 mins 32 secs
podcast, tipping vendors, universal life church, wedding advice, wedding ceremony, wedding officiants, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Officiating weddings when you’re not really an officiant? How does that work?
#33 Quick Focus! Bar Service
May 17th, 2017
10 mins 19 secs
bar service, beverage service, last call, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Last Call for Alcohol! The QUICK FOCUS SERIES returns this week and we are schooling you on Beverage Service for your wedding.
#32 The Master's Class
May 10th, 2017
21 mins 58 secs
california wedding, events of distinction, joyce scardina becker, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Joyce Scardina Becker is a leader in the West Coast wedding industry and was Michelle & Christy's teacher back when they took the Wedding Planner Certificate Program. Michelle interviews her mentor and teacher for the show also get's to chat a bit with Joyce's current Wedding Planner Certification Students.
#31 The Final Details
May 3rd, 2017
46 mins 35 secs
wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
What items are you bringing to your wedding? Where do they need to be set up? What do you want back at the end of the night? The Final Details list answers these questions and many more!
#30 Booty Shoot! Miss Chloe
April 26th, 2017
34 mins 27 secs
boudoir, destination weddings, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Boudoir shoots...what are they? Who does them? Why?? In this episode, Michelle goes ‘behind the scenes’ and hangs out with photographer Michelle Walker and bride Chloe as Chloe bares all...
#29 Quick Focus! Tipping Your Vendors
April 19th, 2017
10 mins 51 secs
podcast, tipping vendors, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
This episode is our first of the QUICK FOCUS SERIES. Short episodes where Michelle and Christy focus on small but important parts of the wedding and give you just the info you need to know in 10 minutes or less!
#28 Matt & Amanda - Part 2 - A Real Engaged Couple
April 12th, 2017
1 hr 5 mins
amanda lund, bridal showers, cats, matt gourley, podcast, stitcher, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Amanda Lund and Matt Gourley are getting married! They’ve been planning their wedding and they have a lot of awesome advice! They are getting married in a few short weeks and they’re checking in with us at this point in the process.
#27 Two Michelles In A Bar Talk Photography
April 5th, 2017
41 mins 42 secs
photography, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding photographer, wedding photography, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
Sometimes you have to record your podcast in a bar, and this is one of those times. Michelle interviews Michelle Walker, wedding photographer extraordinaire! This episode is CHALK-FULL of great advice from an experienced, talented and amazing wedding photographer. Seriously, these show notes don’t do the episode justice. Listen and Learn...there is so much to learn from Michelle Walker.
#26 We Love You Guys!
March 29th, 2017
42 mins 45 secs
fanmail, itunes, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
In this episode, we love on each other, and we love on you, our dear listeners and fans! Join us for some laughs, some Spanish lessons, and we hope you can hear our smiles as we read some of your emails to us, and some reviews! We’ve been doing a lot of interviews and heavy informative stuff on the podcast lately, so we needed to circle back to the fun we have doing this show together as co-hosts!
#25 (Don't) Drop The Mic! DJ Advice from Denon & Doyle
March 22nd, 2017
39 mins 45 secs
toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding dj, wedding music, wedding planners, wedding planning, weddings
In the San Francisco Bay Area, you won’t find a shortage when looking for a wedding DJ, but one company looms large on the wedding horizon - Denon and Doyle. In this interview, Michelle talks to owner Sue Doyle, manager and DJ Mark Haggerty and DJ and office manager Mark Addison about their experiences ‘in the field’. They have an amazing team of professional DJ’s and include supplementary services like lighting, photo booths, AV and even childcare for events. Also - virtual reality! What?!
#24 Make-up Talk with Becca Ashmon
March 15th, 2017
1 hr 6 mins
make-up artist, wedding coordination, wedding make-up, wedding planning, wedding stylist, weddings
Becca Ashmon is one of Christy’s go-to makeup artists in Dallas/Fort Worth. In this episode, Christy interviews her and they talk about how Becca got into the industry, why being a makeup artist (MUA) is not for the faint of heart, how personality absolutely matters, and what brides can do to find the perfect MUA for their wedding day. Also, Becca shares her favorite makeup brands, and we talk about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and drag queens because OF COURSE WE DO.
Episode floral-queen-nancy-liu-chin: #23 Floral Queen! Nancy Liu Chin
March 8th, 2017
49 mins 26 secs
floral designers, nancy liu chin, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding flowers, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
Michelle nails another awesome interview! This time, she channels Jerry Seinfeld - driving around town with Nancy, interviewing her for the podcast while they wander the East Bay streets. Nancy Liu Chin is a big time florist in the SF Bay Area, she has been in the biz for 15 years. She is sharing her wisdom, experience and passion for flowers and the wedding industry in this interview. Nancy made the conscious decision to find her path in the event design industry and landed on flowers. And thank goodness! Because we think her work is simply amazing. So is her work ethic, and her business sense and her personal style - so listen and enjoy!