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.
#15 Maid of DIS-Honor
January 11th, 2017 | 41 mins 45 secs
When wedding planners put down the clipboard and join the wedding party! Christy is moonlighting as MAID OF HONOR for her best friend and it’s weird to be on the other side of things. In this episode, Michelle and Christy talk MOH duties, dresses, and standing up for your girl when you don’t live anywhere near her.
#14 Fancy Fake Cake
January 4th, 2017
48 mins 37 secs
dallas weddings, fancy cakes by lauren, lauren kitchens, wedding cakes, wedding planning, weddings
You are going to LOVE cake celebrity Lauren Kitchens! If you heard our Pilot episode and the mention of "fake" wedding cakes, you're going to want to listen to this one. Lauren is the owner of Fancy Cakes by Lauren, in Dallas Texas. Lauren has been featured on the Food Network several times and happens to be a dear friend of Christy's.
#13 Cheers To Wedding Toasts!
December 28th, 2016
36 mins 37 secs
toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding toasts, weddings
So….who is supposed to give a toast at your wedding? What are the rules? Are there rules? In this episode, Christy and Michelle discuss the toasts, which by the way is Christy’s very favorite part of a wedding. #maketoastsgreatagain
#12 Your Presence is our Present
December 21st, 2016
38 mins 57 secs
gift registry, wedding gift registry, wedding gifts, wedding planning, wedding registries, weddings
"Let’s talk about gifts, baby - Let’s talk about you and me - Let’s talk about all the good things...Salt n Pepa? Anyone? Ok. In this episode, Christy and Michelle talk about the wedding registry. Where to register, how to register, what’s new in the world of wedding registries, our advice, our experiences and our favorite wedding gifts. Listen to this episode and learn all about wedding gifts, from couple, to guest, to planner.
#11 Can My Kids Come To Your Wedding?
December 14th, 2016
31 mins 40 secs
guest list, kids at weddings, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
Michelle and Christy tackle kids on this episode. Not literally, of course. We seldom actually tackle kids, but if you end up having a bunch of kids at your wedding and they ruin everything, you may want to tackle a couple of them. On the flip side, kids are awesome and may just take your big ‘ol family wedding from fun to AMAZING, so let’s dish about it...as we do!
#10 Don't Get Crazy!
December 7th, 2016
37 mins 41 secs
engagements, meditation, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding fears, wedding planning, wedding stress, weddings, yoga
Wedding Planning can be a stressful, unenjoyable, expectation-crushing, soul sucking experience that drives you to the absolute brink of relationship death! But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, we debunk the stress-myth and share our vast experience about how to keep your eye on the prize and your feet on the ground as you plan your wedding. Stay alert and stay alive, y’all. Shit just got real!
#9 The Wedding Planner
November 30th, 2016
47 mins 11 secs
day of coordination, on-site coordinator, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings
It can get confusing. Wedding Planner, Wedding Consultant, Day Of Coordination, Month Of Coordination, the venue has a coordinator, we don’t blame you for being confused. In this episode, we discuss and explain in depth all of the terms and services so that it all makes sense.
#8 Real Couple Q&A
November 23rd, 2016
43 mins 37 secs
wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding stories, weddings
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! This is our first episode featuring questions about weddings from our current and former clients, and our friends planning weddings. Keep ‘em coming! We love answering YOUR questions.
#7 Gay Weddings with Guest Bernadette Smith
November 16th, 2016
59 mins 17 secs
gay weddings, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
We are HUGE proponents of Marriage Equality and have been allies to the LGBTQ community long before the SCOTUS landmark decision in 2015. We are thrilled to interview our friend and mentor, Bernadette Smith in this episode!
#6 Matt and Amanda - Part 1 - A Real Engaged Couple
November 6th, 2016
51 mins 2 secs
amanda lund, guest list, matt gourley, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
This is Part 1 of our multi-episode series with engaged couple Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund. We play the Newlywed Game and get to know our bride and groom – super fun! Matt and Amanda share their insight about wedding planning and podcasts and Disneyland. We will check in with them later in the planning process (wedding is in May 2017), and again after the wedding.
#5 The Guest List
November 5th, 2016
45 mins 34 secs
guest list, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
In this episode, we dive into the GUEST LIST. Do you need to cut the Guest List? How? How many guests is too much? Should you let mom create her own list? How to narrow down who is getting invited to your wedding and how to organize it. This is a tricky process and we offer our personal and professional advice on how to navigate it.
#4 Budget - How Much?
November 4th, 2016
33 mins 52 secs
wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
You’re engaged. You know you want a wedding. How much does a wedding cost? How do you figure it out? We school you on how to create your wedding budget.
November 2nd, 2016
59 mins 4 secs
apple, engagements, garageband, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding fears, wedding planning, wedding stress, weddings
In this episode, we discuss the FIRST things couples experience when planning a wedding. We share the lessons learned by real couples, and we offer our guidance & advice for navigating this exciting, often anxiety-inducing time. This episode features lots of quotes from Real Couples that we surveyed. Hindsight is 20/20 y'all!
#1 About our show - Real Quick!
November 1st, 2016
1 min 33 secs
wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings
Hello world. A quick intro about our wedding planning show.
#2 Pilot. Let's Get Engaged.
November 1st, 2016
29 mins 28 secs
wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings
Welcome! In this episode, you will get to know your hosts, Michelle Martinez & Christy Matthews. Michelle & Christy chat, laugh and lay out exactly what their experience is and why you should be listening to this show.