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.
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Episodes

  • #159 Activism & Weddings w/ Feminist Author Katrina Majkut

    September 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    Appropriateness, values, and activism in weddings. Katrina Majkut, author of the book, The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride; What No One Tells You Before You Say ‘I Do’, joins us this week. Katrina’s book is the only wedding book that explains where all our Western traditions come from and how they impact the people we love. It uses feminism, humor, and fun facts to help eradicate all the hidden sexism in wedding traditions and provides egalitarian options for all. Katrina is also a visual artist, who uses embroidery to reveal how other feminine traditions have affected women's lives, and exhibits around the US and lectures at colleges about activism, textile art and women's issues.

  • #158 You Ask, We Answer - 22

    August 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
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    You asked and we are answering. This is the 22nd YAWA to date!

  • #157 The Original Butt Sketch. A Unique Vendor

    August 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
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    Today’s guest is the one and only, the original, the man, the myth, the legend - Krandel Lee Newton, of Dallas Texas. Krandel graciously joined Christy and her family for dinner recently and they talked and hung out for over 4 hours. Afterward, Christy’s parent’s said, “That was one of the most interesting and enjoyable guests we have ever had the pleasure of hosting! Thank you, Christy!” We think after this episode, you will share their sentiments. At least we hope you do!

  • #156 Post-Wedding Planning

    August 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Andrew and Rodger Jones were clients of Christy’s earlier this year. We met them in Boston at the TBWPP meet-up (episode #147) and have stayed great friends. They join us to talk about what happens after the wedding, once the ceremony is over, and the planner is gone.

  • #155 Indian and Fusion Weddings

    August 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    Deval Parekh and Isha Gandhi are owners of iDev Event Company, LLC., a wedding planning company that specializes in South Asian and Fusion Weddings. They offer services such as wedding and event planning, Month and Day-of coordination, bridal and party henna, Mehndi, and live Bollywood singing and music. iDev specializes in ethnic weddings. Their motto is, “No matter what the event, never compromise on food, alcohol, and music.”

    Isha joins us to talk about her journey into becoming the expert in weddings and event planning that she is today and answers burning questions about Indian and Fusion weddings.

  • #154 You Ask, We Answer - 21

    July 31st, 2019  |  59 mins 8 secs
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    Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition.

  • #153 Race & Representation In The Wedding Industry

    July 24th, 2019  |  57 mins 29 secs
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    In this special episode, we have a talented wedding planner, Tamara Jones. After a very poignant email from listener, Felicia Reid, we hope to begin to address some of the glaring roadblocks and differences that appear as a person of color planning a wedding. As well as address ways that all of us can help increase inclusivity in the wedding world.

  • #152 Festivals, Food Trucks & Weddings

    July 17th, 2019  |  58 mins 53 secs
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    Desirée Adams is a wedding planner in Upstate New York who creates heirloom occasions for modern couples. After seven years producing high-level events for internationally-recognized companies in Washington, DC, she took a break to focus on her young children. But she couldn't stay away for long. Three years and three moves later, she founded Verve Event Co. in 2017.

  • #151 You Ask, We Answer - 20

    July 10th, 2019  |  55 mins 14 secs
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    Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer BONUS episode! We are answering questions from the facebook group.

  • #150 Will You Marry Us?

    July 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    Just because your friend is officiating your wedding, doesn’t mean it has to feel amateur and boring. Mark Groleau is a professional wedding officiant, and he runs the company “Unboring Wedding.” Not only does he work with couples to officiate a personal, and lovely ceremony. But he can also teach your friend to do the same!

  • #149 - You Ask, We Answer - 19

    June 26th, 2019  |  58 mins 26 secs
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    Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition.

  • #148 Small Details, Big Impact - Valley & Co.

    June 19th, 2019  |  53 mins 44 secs
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    Weddings are a special day, and though you want them to be beautiful and picturesque, it is also important to create a unique experience and long lasting memories. Aleah and Nick Valley of Valley and Co share about their favorite wedding experiences, their coffee table book "Storied Weddings," and give loads of great advice on how to make a great day no matter how big the wedding.

  • #147 From Boston to LA - Christy & Michelle Live!

    June 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
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    Michelle and Christy record together from LA - to frame the narrative for their Boston visit earlier this year to emcee at WED 2019. We were also lucky enough to meet many of our Boston listeners at our first ever Meetup and it was so fun!!
    We had a wonderful time at WED - an interactive, educational experience as the emcees. We also got to record live with attendees (and some of their moms!) at the event and we loved it! We hope you enjoy this special, bi-coastal episode.

  • #146 "Marriage Means Family" A Transgender Wedding

    June 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Brenda and Mason have been through a lot to get to where they are now: newlyweds celebrating each day they have together as a married couple. In this episode, a couple shares their individual stories of transitions that led them to each other, and explain what marriage means to them.

  • #145 You Ask, We Answer - 18

    May 29th, 2019  |  56 mins 52 secs
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    Today’s episode is a You Ask, We Answer, as is our end-of-month tradition.

  • #144 Spotlight Series: Birdy Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

    May 28th, 2019  |  34 mins 16 secs
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    Birdy Grey has revolutionized the hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dress. After realizing the accessibility, and quality of bridesmaid dresses didn’t reflect the price, two best friends, Grace Lee (formerly of InStyle Magazine and Kate Spade New York) and Monica Ashauer (of McKinsey and Co, and Ralph Lauren) started this company offering beautiful, well-made dresses for under $100.