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. Inclusivity is of the utmost importance to us, so this podcast is for EVERYONE.
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Episodes

  • #199 You Ask, We Answer - 30

    May 27th, 2020  |  57 mins 23 secs
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    Our monthly installment of You Ask, We Answer. Where we answer all sorts of questions from our listeners.

  • #198 Easy Breezy DIY: Flower Moxie

    May 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    apple podcasts, diy flowers, flower moxie, wedding, wedding advice, wedding flowers, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Amy McCord Jones is a country girl from the plains of Oklahoma. She actually got her degree in Forensic Science before she realized she did not, in fact, want to pick maggots off of dead bodies for the rest of her life. So in her 20’s she worked as a chemist, picked her guitar down in Austin, had a corporate job, and finally fell into wedding planning in 2007. Since then, she has been a full-time planner and a self-taught florist and in 2014, she decided to start a little side- hustle for DIY brides called Flower Moxie for extra travel money and it took off from there. She joins us today to share about her business and give great tips on what you need to know with your wedding flowers!

  • #197 Are You The Eloping Type? Cactus Collective

    May 13th, 2020  |  57 mins 47 secs
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    McKenzi Taylor is an elopement expert based in Las Vegas. She started her photography business in 2008, but ventured into her elopement coordination business -- Cactus Collective Weddings in 2017. In that time she’s helped well over 500 couples elope in Las Vegas and knows a good match for an elopement when she sees it.

  • #196 Contracts and Amendments: Tips from an Attorney

    May 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins
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    By day, Caroline Fox is a Virginia attorney whose practice focuses on creative small- to medium-sized businesses. She assists both large and small companies incorporate, tighten up contracts, protect trademarks and copyrights, and resolve disputes.

    In her "free time," Caroline founded the Engaged Legal Collective, an educational resource for wedding professionals to learn about the often convoluted legal aspects of their business. She travels internationally to speak with event professionals about contracts, client disputes, and protecting their brands.

    Today Caroline joins Michelle to help unpack contract law for wedding professionals and couples waiting to wed.

  • #195 You Ask, We Answer COVID19 Edition - 29

    April 29th, 2020  |  52 mins 58 secs
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    Just because we cannot gather in groups, does not mean the desire to marry one another has disappeared. Countless couples all over the world have been forced to postpone their wedding celebrations, but they are choosing to marry one another regardless because after all, that is the whole point isn’t it? To be married! On this month's edition of You Ask, We Answer, we have an exciting announcement we want to share on how we're leading the way on Virtual Weddings.

  • #194 Virtual Weddings

    April 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
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    Jason Mitchell Kahn has been planning weddings for ten years now. It began while he was running all of the events at the iconic Soho House New York and became known as their in- house wedding guru. When same-sex marriage first became legal in New York he pitched his idea and got a book deal to publish the first wedding planner for gay grooms aptly named Getting Groomed. From there he went to Shiraz Events overseeing their wedding division in New York, Los Angeles and London. He is now in the third year of having his own business Jason Mitchell Kahn and Co. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Weddings and Editorial for Men’s Vows. Jason is also a playwright and known for bringing his story-telling lens to his events. You can read a handful of his creative ideas on his latest blog post “Tips for a Successful Virtual Wedding.” Today he joins us to share some of those valuable tips! We are also joined by real life quarantine wedding couples: Jim and Kim, and Julia and Jordan. And wedding photographer David Perlman.

  • #193 She Proposed!

    April 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    Mollie is a journalist and Greg is a web developer. Turning tradition on its head, Mollie proposed to Greg. They join us today to talk about their relationship, what made her decide to propose, and share their insights on the whole process.

  • #192 Staying Sane In The Age of Coronavirus

    April 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Today we are joined by Landis Bejar, LMHC - a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City and the founder of AisleTalk: Consultation & Therapy. AisleTalk is a therapy and coaching practice devoted to working with brides and grooms who are experiencing stress during the process of planning their wedding – a moment in time that, from the outside can seem fabulous and euphoric, but on the inside can often bring up concerns related to partnership, stress management, mood changes, body image, family strain, and much more. Landis helps her clients deal with stress so that the planning does not take the excitement out of the process, nor the joy from the wedding day. Landis shares her insights on how to quarantine in a small space with a partner, and how to handle asking for space.

  • #191 Save The Date! Change The Date!

    April 1st, 2020  |  56 mins 13 secs
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    With so many amazing guests on their way for upcoming shows we wanted to take moment and host a learning episode! On today's show we break down the whole topic of Save The Dates and get into the details. In light of having to reschedule, and communicate much more with your wedding guests, we know the topic is on a lot of people’s minds.

  • #190 You Ask, We Answer - 28

    March 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    apple podcasts, wedding, wedding advice, wedding inspiration, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Our monthly installment of You Ask, We Answer. Where we answer all sorts of questions from our listeners.

  • # 189 - Real Wedding Retrospective - Imperfect Perfection

    March 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
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    Today, Real Couple Felicia and Carl join us to share about their best advice for weddings. They had a non-traditional, family oriented, modern-feminist wedding in the woods.

  • #188 Coronavirus and Wedding Planning - Bonus Episode

    March 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Today’s episode is a bonus - a little different than our regular format. We address this pandemic from our perspective inside the wedding industry and working with our own clients currently. We have heard from so many listeners with questions about what to about their own weddings - whether it’s in 3 weeks or 9 months. We know you all have questions and this is such a confusing time - especially because the news and the ‘rules’ are changing every day.