The Big Wedding Planning Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

180 episodes of The Big Wedding Planning Podcast since the first episode, which aired on November 1st, 2016.

  • #20 The Wedding Day Timeline Part 3 of 3

    February 15th, 2017  |  41 mins 38 secs
    toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding timeline, wedding toasts, weddings

    Logistics...Contract review...Vendor policies! This part is, admittedly, not the most fun part of wedding planning. Which is why it’s a feat that Christy and Michelle managed to make talking about it FUN. Or at least we tried. This is part 3 of 3 - TIMELINES.

  • #19 From Child Refugee to Pioneer Entrepreneur - Maria Chang

    February 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins
    maria chang, pma, pmastyle, professional make-up, wedding hair, wedding make-up, weddings

    THE AMERICAN DREAM! Maria Chang came to the USA back in 1986, as an 11 year old child refugee from Nicaragua. Maria has been a professional make-up artist for over 20 years.

  • #18 Wedding Day Timeline Part 2 of 3

    February 1st, 2017  |  39 mins 55 secs
    toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding timeline, wedding toasts, weddings

    Special dances, toasts, thoughtfully selected song choices… Do you want to toss a bouquet? Should that be done before or after the cake cutting? Let’s figure this out!

  • #17 The Wedding Day Timeline - Part 1 of 3

    January 25th, 2017  |  26 mins 58 secs

    Spreadsheets. Live them, love them. Don’t fight them! We break down our basic techniques for drafting your initial wedding day timeline - the rows, the columns, the hints and tricks. Rome wasn’t built in a day, people! The Wedding Day Timeline takes time...little by little, it all comes together....in a spreadsheet. :)

  • #16 Catering

    January 18th, 2017  |  31 mins 34 secs
    catering, guest list, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings

    The way to a wedding guest’s heart is through their stomach. The reception typically makes up 50-60% of your overall wedding budget. Let’s talk about how that money gets spent on food!

  • #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.