#3 Firsts

November 2nd, 2016 · 59 mins 4 secs

About this Episode

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!

Big Take Aways

  • Christy and Michelle are veritable technological geniuses. The world of podcasting is lucky to have them.

  • Take time to enjoy being engaged and celebrating that milestone. When you are ready to jump into planning, consider the big ideas first…budget, venue, guestlist.

  • Shotgun weddings are pretty common! Christy talks about her own. We believe that the universe always has a way of working out – even with wedding planning!

  • The main similarities between the engaged couples we surveyed – in terms of the first things they thought about and dealt with during wedding planning: concern and confusion over the overall budget, figuring out the guestlist, managing the expectations of parents and friends, whether or not they can/should hire a planner

  • Hiring a wedding planner is a luxury for some and a necessity for others. VERY helpful for anyone that can swing it. VERY.

Links we referenced
None (accept to mention the Apple store class offerings)

Episode Quotes
“At the end of the night, when I was exhausted, I had to take off my shoes and pick all that shit up.” - Michelle, lamenting the fact that she didn’t have a wedding planner for her own wedding

“If a female cousin of mine is getting married and she’s NOT pregnant, it’s a surprise. We’re all like, ‘You’re getting married?! Why? You aren’t even pregnant!’ “ - Christy, from a family of Fertile Myrtles

Get In Touch
Let us know if you have questions you need answered on the show or if you want to share your own wedding planning experiences!

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