#8 Real Couple Q&A


November 23rd, 2016

43 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

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.

Big Take Aways

  • Bridesmaids – different sizes, shapes and styles…also sometimes they’re pregnant! What are the best ways to choose dresses for the big day? We recommend that you allow your bridesmaids to choose their own dresses…but there are options here. And, as usual, pros and cons.

  • What’s the difference between ‘Black Tie’ and ‘Black Tie optional’? What’s the best wording to put on your invitation if you want a formal wedding? The main difference is that the men wear a tux as opposed to a nice suit.

  • Lots of questions came in about budget and saving money, so we have tips, yes we do! Negotiating with vendors…is that a thing? Why yes it is. Listen and learn.

Links we referenced
Weddington Way for bridesmaids dresses: https://www.weddingtonway.com
J Crew for wedding parties: https://www.jcrew.com/wedding
BHLDN by Anthropology for bridesmaids: http://www.bhldn.com/bridesmaids-view-all-dresses/?cm_sp=LANDING--20161011_maids_cat-_-viewall_cat
Mod Cloth for bridesmaids: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/bridesmaid-dresses?featuring=143681

Episode Quotes
“If you put the words ‘Black Tie’ on your invitation, you are setting the tone for the entire wedding” –Christy and Michelle agree on this. Make it fancy!

“Do you like it? Freaking do it, man! It’s your wedding! My opinion doesn’t matter here.” –Michelle, on whether or not she’s into choreographed wedding dances

Get In Touch
Let us know if you have any questions you need answered on the show or if you want to share your own wedding planning experiences!
EMAIL: thebigweddingplanningpodcast@gmail.com