The Big Wedding Planning Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • #136 Rituals and Traditions with Author Eleni Gage

    April 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    There are SO many cool examples of lucky symbols, tradition, and rituals in this episode, and Eleni’s book goes into detail about all of them...from burying a bottle of bourbon one month before the wedding, to tucking a penny in your shoe...there are plenty of ways to cross your fingers and wish on a star about your wedding day and DURING your wedding day. Fun stuff!

  • #135 You Ask, We Answer - 16

    March 27th, 2019  |  57 mins 35 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    1 voicemail and 3 emails will get you through this month’s YAWA! You Ask, We Answer. Also, we both suck at Irish accents, but at least Michelle gave it a whirl!

  • #134 Write The Best Toast Ever with Beth Sherman

    March 20th, 2019  |  55 mins 20 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Writing a toast or a wedding speech - or your VOWS can be daunting. You want to be personal yet universal. You want to be yourself, and also write something profound and relatable. You want to be honest and funny and touching, but you don’t want to cry all over yourself when you say your vows, or give your toast. The pressure is on! This episode is all about the toasts/vows/speeches. It’s about how to put pen to paper, to edit and curate, and to stand up and proudly speak your words to a room full of people.

  • #133 White Ink Calligraphy

    March 18th, 2019  |  57 mins 36 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    All about Calligraphy, not just invitations, but signage, ceremony backdrops, seating assignments, outer envelopes, love letters...the possibilities are endless!

  • #132 Credit Card Hacking Your Wedding

    March 13th, 2019  |  59 mins 53 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Is it possible to pay for your honeymoon (or at least the flight and hotel accomodations) using points you earned when you spent money on your wedding? Yes! This episode breaks down how. We’re happy to have Keith King on the podcast because we too need to learn about our credit cards! Miles, points, travel hacking - woohoo!

  • #131 Rethinking Flowers with Amelia's Flower Truck

    March 11th, 2019  |  48 mins 29 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    SURPRISE! BONUS EPISODE. Today’s guest is entrepreneur Mattie Bush - who started a flower truck in Nashville and is killing it! Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, but in this episode, we are digging in a little deeper and talking about unique ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding - in an action station way. Something for guests to do and create and leave with...and it’s beautiful and makes for a great photo op. Flower Trucks, flower bars, DIY bouquets....enjoy!

  • #130 Must-Ask Photographer Questions With Kathy Thomas

    March 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    apple podcasts, kathy thomas, kathy thomas photography, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding photographer, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Kathy Thomas is AWESOME. We love talking to photographers on the podcast and we’ve had a few episodes with guests that are professional wedding photographers. Kathy has great advice for hiring a wedding photographer - stuff we haven’t heard before. She even surprised us with some of her tips and tricks - specifically for couples heading to their initial consultation with a photographer.

  • #129 You Ask, We Answer - 15

    February 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    YAWA! It’s a good one this month. We’re talking about everything from lesbian wedding processionals to boring transportation timelines, to ex-girlfriends...and everything in between. We’re starting this episode off with a voice message and ending with a bang! We love these episodes and we love you. Keep sending emails!

  • #128 Cocktails With The Aero Bar

    February 20th, 2019  |  47 mins 15 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Brian Fuente, his right-hand woman Amberly, his parents, and his director of operations all met with us at the warehouse to show us the bars, talk business and cocktails with us, and to put a nice bow on our Nashville trip before we headed back home.

  • #127 Simply Eloped

    February 13th, 2019  |  42 mins 12 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Janessa White and her partner Matt witnessed so many close friends spend tons of money on large weddings that were stressful and difficult to plan. After noticing that many of these friends didn’t enjoy their weddings, the duo realized that there must be a better way. With that, Simply Eloped was born and the two set off on a mission to make getting married, fun, easy and affordable!

  • #126 Unique Venues, Unique Perspective: Mayflower Venue's Veronica Armstrong

    February 6th, 2019  |  55 mins 16 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Hey! We should get married in an apple orchard! Or a castle! I want a private garden for the ceremony and a rustic but elegant open barn for the reception. WHERE CAN WE GET THAT? Check out Mayflower Venues, y’all. They might just feature the perfect venue for you. Here’s teh blurb:
    Mayflower Venue’s platform and proprietary event planning software enable nontraditional event
    spaces (farms, family estates, orchards etc.) to market, book, coordinate and host custom weddings (or events) for couples who demand more unique and customizable venues.

  • #125 You Ask, We Answer - 14

    January 30th, 2019  |  55 mins 51 secs
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    We LOVE getting listener emails with questions! And if you want our attention for a full two hours of one-on-one consulting, hit us up and we can schedule a video chat meeting. 2 hours, $200. Easy peasy! So valuable and fun.

  • #124 Planning Education with Whim Events

    January 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    “Natalie Pinney and Moira Thompson are the co-founders of Whim Events, a full-service wedding planning, design and floral studio in Boston, MA. (We LOVE Boston!)
    Together over a lot of coffee, crazy ideas and a mutual love for making people’s dreams come true, Moira & Natalie founded Whim Events in 2011. They have designed and planned hundreds of weddings throughout New England, and were named Best Wedding Planner in Boston by Boston Magazine.

  • #123 Psychology of Wedding Planning With Angela Proffitt

    January 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    When we took the show on the road in 2018 (literally), we ended up at the desk of Angela Proffitt, celebrity wedding planner, connector, and small business guru. She is a treasure in Nashville. She has her own podcast and we were guests on it as well - Weddings Unveiled. She has an adorable accent. But the adorable stops there (well, it stops with her adorable Southern smile, I guess) and the badass begins as soon as you hear her talk about her business, her priorities, and her journey. Buckle up, Y'all!

  • #122 Live At The Modern Love Event

    January 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    MIchelle and Christy took the show on the road and headed to Nashville Tennessee to sponsor and record live at The Modern Love Event. We met brides, grooms, friends, parents and lots of amazing top wedding vendors in the Southern City that never sleeps. This episode is the ‘show’ we did in the loft of The Cordelle, the host venue of the Modern Love Event. We chatted with attendees, answered questions, addressed concerns and dished out a lot of free advice. It’s free, so don’t blame us! It’s like a live YAWA. We had so much fun. And we touched on SO MANY TOPICS.

  • #121 Happy New Year!

    January 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    We’re reflecting on 2018 - the highs, the lows, the lessons, the funny stories and lots and lots of our favorites. Plus, trends from last year and predictions for 2019. AND what’s to come in the new year! (Oh! We crawled under a deck at a double-wide bar in Nashville. We talk about it in this episode.)