Christy Matthews is a Certified Wedding Consultant with over 11 years in the Wedding Planning Industry. Christy's company is Christy Matthews Events located in Texas serving Dallas Fort Worth area and beyond.
What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
10 pushups, 100 crunches and 7 minutes of meditation. I mean, I think about doing those things after I hit my 9 minute snooze button. I only hit it once, though!
What is YOUR karaoke song?
Proud Mary by Ike and Tina. Usually, I am with a male friend that will be my Ike. If pushed, I will go it alone. Much like Tina, if you know what I mean.
What was your most embarrassing hair style?
Third grade, terrible perm on my very fine hair. I wanted to look like Steph from Full House, but I just looked bad.
What food makes you think of Christmas?
Fajitas! Also, my mom makes these ridiculous three-layer-brownies that have to be refrigerated bc there is a cream cheese layer. They are the best and she refuses to make them any other time of the year.
What movie can you watch over and over again?
Dirty Dancing, arguably the best movie ever made, period. LOL - JK. It's not arguable.
What is the best invention during your lifetime?
I don't know how moms mommed without IPads. I admit it.
How old were you when you got your first computer?
One that was all mine? College. 18. Also, my first cell phone was when I was a junior in college! Can you believe it? Kids these days, amiright?
What was your first car?
My dad's old Mazda 323 - hatchback, pale gold. If I went more than 60 miles an hour, the steering wheel would begin to shake furiously. It was a good little car!
Who do you think you are most like in your family?
I'm turning out to be a lot like my mom, I think! Which is fine, because she is awesome. Except for her refusal to make three-layer-brownies more than once a year.
What do you have an irrational fear of?
OMG- SHARKS. Someone (my uncle Chuck, on my mom's side) let me watch Jaws when I was 8 and I was never the same. To this day, I have not been in the ocean past my waist. And I never will be!
Who taught you to swim?
I took swim lessons at a young age, I remember that. Before that...I don't know...probably my parents.
What music are you embarrassed that you like listening to?
I am not embarrassed that I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack. But I am a little embarrassed that for the past year, it's pretty much ALL I've listened to. I am absolutely obsessed and when it comes to Dallas or Fort Worth and I see it, I am confident it will be one of the best days of my life.
What do you love the smell of?
It's cliche, but I love the smell of fresh cut grass. And baby heads. And chocolate chip cookies baking. And gasoline. All the cliches, basically. I'm a sucker, what can I say?
November 22nd, 2017 | 50 mins 3 secs
engaged, planning a wedding, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding stress, weddings, yoga
Michelle welcomes her dear friend and yoga teacher to the podcast today - don’t call her a guru! Lauren Star practices meditation, mindfulness and yoga - and she thought that wedding planning was going to be a breezy dream.
November 15th, 2017 | 48 mins 37 secs
engaged, planning a wedding, the big wedding planning podcast, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
It’s our anniversary! We are SO STOKED to celebrate this one year mark with you, our dear listeners. We’ve had such a great time doing this podcast and we’re so f*%king proud of our first year.
November 8th, 2017 | 57 mins 55 secs
engaged, planning a wedding, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding vendors, weddings
We’ve received a lot of feedback and questions from our dear listeners lately, and we want to address everything! This episode covers a recap from our emotional episode with Lauren (The Happiest Sad Day, link below) and Michelle and Christy answer questions from YOU about disappointing bridesmaids, planning a wedding with a deployed partner, addressing appropriate church ceremony attire, and plenty of questions about going from a bride to a wedding industry professional. Let’s go!
November 1st, 2017 | 57 mins 24 secs
engaged, grief, loss, planning a wedding, wedding advice, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding vendors, weddings
For some people, wedding planning happens to coincide with a devastating life crisis. We listen to a bride tell her story of love, loss of her mother and grief during her wedding planning.
October 25th, 2017 | 46 mins 38 secs
engaged, guy raz, how i built this, planning a wedding, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding vendors, weddings
Michelle manages the impossible on this one when she takes her microphone along on a wedding day. Listen in as Michelle, Stephanie & Ryan as they tell the story of the wedding on the actual wedding day. Hearing the perspectives not only of the Bride and Groom, but also of their Planner. Congratulations Stephanie & Ryan!
October 18th, 2017 | 40 mins 53 secs
engaged, natural disasters, planning a wedding, wedding crashers, wedding insurance, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Michelle deals with a ‘first’ in her illustrious wedding planning career, and we round it out with some great, applicable advice about what to do if your wedding is affected by crazy weather and potentially dangerous conditions. A skateboarding accident isn’t a natural disaster, but we’re still gonna talk about it! Christy and Michelle catch up in the midst of a very busy wedding season.
October 11th, 2017 | 10 mins 59 secs
apple podcasts, ceremony scripts, podcast, tipping vendors, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Lots of couples are opting to have a friend or relative be their wedding officiant. You may have to draft the bulk of the script yourself, as a couple.
October 4th, 2017 | 11 mins 17 secs
apple podcasts, guest books, podcast, the big wedding planning podcast, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
What is a guest book? Is it necessary? Is it something our parents had at their wedding that we want too, or is it old fashioned and uncool? Listen to this short episode and find out!
September 27th, 2017 | 42 mins 55 secs
podcast, tipping vendors, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
A listener with a 10K Budget that was shot down by a wedding planner / Michelle tells you all about a wedding she worked last weekend / Yoga and morning routines.
September 20th, 2017 | 59 mins 31 secs
podcast, real wedding, tipping vendors, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
We’re so stoked to have newlyweds on the podcast! You may remember Dre from our awesome ‘Groom Interrupted’ episode #40.
September 13th, 2017 | 45 mins 32 secs
first day of school, podcast, universal life church, wedding advice, wedding ceremony, wedding officiants, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
It’s a smorgasbord of topics and we think you’re gonna love it! Sometimes your lovely hosts just need to catch up. Travel horror stories, anniversaries, first days of school, cool mom tips, and...wedding planner stuff. We are girlfriends, after all. So, we recorded this episode to just get back to basics, the two of us, the original duo.
September 6th, 2017 | 47 mins 13 secs
podcast, rentmywedding.com, vendor recommendations, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding season, wedding vendors, weddings
Convenient, inexpensive, hassle free rentals for your wedding. We are blown away by Rent My Wedding and we think you will be too!
August 30th, 2017 | 51 mins 38 secs
anne chertoff, lgbtq weddings, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding gifts, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings, weddingwire
Because 3 wedding experts are better than 2! This episode is rapid fire, Q&A Style! We are so happy to have Anne Chertoff of WeddingWire back.
August 23rd, 2017 | 45 mins 53 secs
being mindful, engaged, fitbit, fitness, getting fit, mindfulness, planning a wedding, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Fitbit's Managing Editor is here to talk to us about staying healthy, grounded and mindful as you plan your wedding!
August 16th, 2017 | 52 mins 52 secs
the big wedding planning podcast, wedding advice, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding withdrawals, weddings
Wedding planning is not for the faint of heart. It’s WORK! But one things for sure. Once the wedding is over, you’ll feel differently. Maybe even a little sad.
August 9th, 2017 | 55 mins 45 secs
diy, dj, dj your own wedding, engaged, planning a wedding, wedding dj, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding vendors, weddings
Brandon Stiles is on the show today! He reached out to us months ago to pitch his book and course, “How to DJ Your Own Wedding”.