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

  • #13 Cheers To Wedding Toasts!

    December 28th, 2016  |  36 mins 37 secs
    toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding toasts, weddings

    So….who is supposed to give a toast at your wedding? What are the rules? Are there rules? In this episode, Christy and Michelle discuss the toasts, which by the way is Christy’s very favorite part of a wedding. #maketoastsgreatagain

  • #12 Your Presence is our Present

    December 21st, 2016  |  38 mins 57 secs
    gift registry, wedding gift registry, wedding gifts, wedding planning, wedding registries, weddings

    "Let’s talk about gifts, baby - Let’s talk about you and me - Let’s talk about all the good things...Salt n Pepa? Anyone? Ok. In this episode, Christy and Michelle talk about the wedding registry. Where to register, how to register, what’s new in the world of wedding registries, our advice, our experiences and our favorite wedding gifts. Listen to this episode and learn all about wedding gifts, from couple, to guest, to planner.

  • #11 Can My Kids Come To Your Wedding?

    December 14th, 2016  |  31 mins 40 secs
    guest list, kids at weddings, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings

    Michelle and Christy tackle kids on this episode. Not literally, of course. We seldom actually tackle kids, but if you end up having a bunch of kids at your wedding and they ruin everything, you may want to tackle a couple of them. On the flip side, kids are awesome and may just take your big ‘ol family wedding from fun to AMAZING, so let’s dish about it...as we do!

  • #10 Don't Get Crazy!

    December 7th, 2016  |  37 mins 41 secs
    engagements, meditation, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding fears, wedding planning, wedding stress, weddings, yoga

    Wedding Planning can be a stressful, unenjoyable, expectation-crushing, soul sucking experience that drives you to the absolute brink of relationship death! But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, we debunk the stress-myth and share our vast experience about how to keep your eye on the prize and your feet on the ground as you plan your wedding. Stay alert and stay alive, y’all. Shit just got real!

  • #9 The Wedding Planner

    November 30th, 2016  |  47 mins 11 secs
    day of coordination, on-site coordinator, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings

    It can get confusing. Wedding Planner, Wedding Consultant, Day Of Coordination, Month Of Coordination, the venue has a coordinator, we don’t blame you for being confused. In this episode, we discuss and explain in depth all of the terms and services so that it all makes sense.

  • #8 Real Couple Q&A

    November 23rd, 2016  |  43 mins 37 secs
    wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding stories, weddings

    You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! This is our first episode featuring questions about weddings from our current and former clients, and our friends planning weddings. Keep ‘em coming! We love answering YOUR questions.

  • #7 Gay Weddings with Guest Bernadette Smith

    November 16th, 2016  |  59 mins 17 secs
    gay weddings, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings

    We are HUGE proponents of Marriage Equality and have been allies to the LGBTQ community long before the SCOTUS landmark decision in 2015. We are thrilled to interview our friend and mentor, Bernadette Smith in this episode!

  • #6 Matt and Amanda - Part 1 - A Real Engaged Couple

    November 6th, 2016  |  51 mins 2 secs
    amanda lund, guest list, matt gourley, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings

    This is Part 1 of our multi-episode series with engaged couple Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund. We play the Newlywed Game and get to know our bride and groom – super fun! Matt and Amanda share their insight about wedding planning and podcasts and Disneyland. We will check in with them later in the planning process (wedding is in May 2017), and again after the wedding.

  • #5 The Guest List

    November 5th, 2016  |  45 mins 34 secs
    guest list, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings

    In this episode, we dive into the GUEST LIST. Do you need to cut the Guest List? How? How many guests is too much? Should you let mom create her own list? How to narrow down who is getting invited to your wedding and how to organize it. This is a tricky process and we offer our personal and professional advice on how to navigate it.

  • #4 Budget - How Much?

    November 4th, 2016  |  33 mins 52 secs
    wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings

    You’re engaged. You know you want a wedding. How much does a wedding cost? How do you figure it out? We school you on how to create your wedding budget.

  • #3 Firsts

    November 2nd, 2016  |  59 mins 4 secs
    apple, engagements, garageband, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding fears, wedding planning, wedding stress, weddings

    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!

  • #1 About our show - Real Quick!

    November 1st, 2016  |  1 min 33 secs
    wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings

    Hello world. A quick intro about our wedding planning show.

  • #2 Pilot. Let's Get Engaged.

    November 1st, 2016  |  29 mins 28 secs
    wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings

    Welcome! In this episode, you will get to know your hosts, Michelle Martinez & Christy Matthews. Michelle & Christy chat, laugh and lay out exactly what their experience is and why you should be listening to this show.