The Big Wedding Planning Podcast

Not your average wedding advice.

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.
This is not your traditional wedding blog. Trust us. You can't make this stuff up. Email us your questions and we will answer! thebigweddingplanningpodcast@gmail.com

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Episodes

  • #30 Booty Shoot! Miss Chloe

    April 26th, 2017  |  34 mins 27 secs
    boudoir, destination weddings, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Boudoir shoots...what are they? Who does them? Why?? In this episode, Michelle goes ‘behind the scenes’ and hangs out with photographer Michelle Walker and bride Chloe as Chloe bares all...

  • #29 Quick Focus! Tipping Your Vendors

    April 19th, 2017  |  10 mins 51 secs
    podcast, tipping vendors, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    This episode is our first of the QUICK FOCUS SERIES. Short episodes where Michelle and Christy focus on small but important parts of the wedding and give you just the info you need to know in 10 minutes or less!

  • #28 Matt & Amanda - Part 2 - A Real Engaged Couple

    April 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amanda lund, bridal showers, cats, matt gourley, podcast, stitcher, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings

    Amanda Lund and Matt Gourley are getting married! They’ve been planning their wedding and they have a lot of awesome advice! They are getting married in a few short weeks and they’re checking in with us at this point in the process.

  • #27 Two Michelles In A Bar Talk Photography

    April 5th, 2017  |  41 mins 42 secs
    photography, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding photographer, wedding photography, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings

    Sometimes you have to record your podcast in a bar, and this is one of those times. Michelle interviews Michelle Walker, wedding photographer extraordinaire! This episode is CHALK-FULL of great advice from an experienced, talented and amazing wedding photographer. Seriously, these show notes don’t do the episode justice. Listen and Learn...there is so much to learn from Michelle Walker.

  • #26 We Love You Guys!

    March 29th, 2017  |  42 mins 45 secs
    fanmail, itunes, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings

    In this episode, we love on each other, and we love on you, our dear listeners and fans! Join us for some laughs, some Spanish lessons, and we hope you can hear our smiles as we read some of your emails to us, and some reviews! We’ve been doing a lot of interviews and heavy informative stuff on the podcast lately, so we needed to circle back to the fun we have doing this show together as co-hosts!

  • #25 (Don't) Drop The Mic! DJ Advice from Denon & Doyle

    March 22nd, 2017  |  39 mins 45 secs
    toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding dj, wedding music, wedding planners, wedding planning, weddings

    In the San Francisco Bay Area, you won’t find a shortage when looking for a wedding DJ, but one company looms large on the wedding horizon - Denon and Doyle. In this interview, Michelle talks to owner Sue Doyle, manager and DJ Mark Haggerty and DJ and office manager Mark Addison about their experiences ‘in the field’. They have an amazing team of professional DJ’s and include supplementary services like lighting, photo booths, AV and even childcare for events. Also - virtual reality! What?!

  • #24 Make-up Talk with Becca Ashmon

    March 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins
    make-up artist, wedding coordination, wedding make-up, wedding planning, wedding stylist, weddings

    Becca Ashmon is one of Christy’s go-to makeup artists in Dallas/Fort Worth. In this episode, Christy interviews her and they talk about how Becca got into the industry, why being a makeup artist (MUA) is not for the faint of heart, how personality absolutely matters, and what brides can do to find the perfect MUA for their wedding day. Also, Becca shares her favorite makeup brands, and we talk about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and drag queens because OF COURSE WE DO.

  • #23 Floral Queen! Nancy Liu Chin

    March 8th, 2017  |  49 mins 26 secs
    floral designers, nancy liu chin, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding flowers, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings

    Michelle nails another awesome interview! This time, she channels Jerry Seinfeld - driving around town with Nancy, interviewing her for the podcast while they wander the East Bay streets. Nancy Liu Chin is a big time florist in the SF Bay Area, she has been in the biz for 15 years. She is sharing her wisdom, experience and passion for flowers and the wedding industry in this interview. Nancy made the conscious decision to find her path in the event design industry and landed on flowers. And thank goodness! Because we think her work is simply amazing. So is her work ethic, and her business sense and her personal style - so listen and enjoy!

  • #22 Funny Stories

    March 1st, 2017  |  50 mins 47 secs
    wedding, wedding coordination, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings

    In this episode, we reminisce about some of the funny/awkward/crazy stories from weddings we have done. Between the two of us, we have about 20 years of weddings under our belts. Remember - sometimes it isn’t funny during or right afterward, but in a year, it could be a hilarious story you tell at Thanksgiving! Having a sense of humor about life is imperative.

    We hope you enjoy listening to this episode - we sure did enjoy recording it!

  • #21 Catching Up!

    February 22nd, 2017  |  56 mins 11 secs
    toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding toasts, weddings

    Michelle is sick and Christy has a fat lip - but we will carry on! It’s been awhile since our podcast has gotten back to it’s roots...so to speak. We have been dissecting the WEDDING DAY TIMELINE, in our recent 3 piece mini-series, and Michelle recently interviewed Maria Chang, which was inspirational and insightful. We’ve just been craving a lighter, chatty chat, and we needed to catch up with each other! So here is what we threw around in this episode.

  • #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.