Ask the Planner with Desirée Adams: A Wedding and Event Planning Podcast

Desirée Adams, Verve Event Co.

The Ask the Planner podcast gives sophisticated couples like you expert tips on how to style, plan, and execute a thoughtfully curated wedding. Every week join your host Desirée Adams as she interviews leading wedding industry experts and discusses the often-overlooked details that take weddings from pretty parties to heirloom occasions. Hear how to manage vendors, avoid surprises, and plan your day with honest advice from a pro. New episodes drop every Monday. If you want to binge on past episodes or learn more about the show, visit http://asktheplannerpodcast.com.You can also send questions or suggestions or future topics or guest suggestions via your Apple Podcast review, our hotline (585) 210-3467, or email asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow the show on Instagram and Tik Tok at @asktheplannerpodcast! read less

Should You Consider Flower Preservation for Your Wedding Bouquet?
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Should You Consider Flower Preservation for Your Wedding Bouquet?
Today on Ask the Planner Podcast, we’re talking about something that comes much later in the planning process but needs to be budgeted for and confirmed much earlier on. Flower Preservation. If you’re anything like me, you LOVE flowers and you want your wedding day flowers to live on after your wedding because they were so beautiful.However, flower preservation isn’t something you can easily add at the last-minute because flower preservation takes planning AND you have a limited window of opportunity before your flowers start to wilt. If you’re sentimental like me or you want to appreciate the beauty of your day long after everyone’s gone home, you’re going to want to listen to today’s episode.This episode was packed with so many amazing tips from our guest. Meet Lauren Muldoon [03:44]What exactly is flower preservation? [05:32] Can you tell us a little bit about the process? [06:44]If a couple is considering having their flowers preserved from their wedding, what should they be thinking about? [10:45]Can old, air-dried flowers be preserved? What else can be preserved? [13:35]How many flowers do couples need to give you to ensure they have enough for you to make a nice piece? [15:40]When do you recommend couples reach out to you or another preservationist to ensure you have availability to preserve their flowers? [19:38]What advice do you have for couples if they don’t think about flower preservation until after the wedding? [22:32]Do you only work with couples that are local? Can couples ship their flowers to you? [26:10]What can couples expect to spend if they’re considering having their flowers preserved in this way? [27:49]What’s one thing you want to debunk about the flower preservation? [30:10]This or That. [32:05]For the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/85Connect with Lauren MuldoonFLX Flower Preservation websiteInstagram: @flxflowerpreservationFacebook: FLX Flower PreservationTHANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop –  (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Venue Tour
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Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Venue Tour
We’re sharing the top 5 most important questions to ask on a venue tour. Whether you’re just starting the venue search process or you’ve got your venue selected, these important questions will still be helpful as you continue planning all the logistics for the big day, so let’s get to it.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Venue TourTo fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:How much does it cost and what is included in the cost? [02:25]What is the max capacity for the ceremony and reception spaces? [04:20]Where does the wedding party typically get ready? [07:34]Now that you’ve checked out the spaces and assessed if they’ll work for you, it’s time to think about the logistics. Make sure to ask at what time do we have access to the property? [9:25]And finally, the last question on our list is, are there specific vendors we need to contract for certain things or are there additional fees we should be aware of if we use vendors not on your list? In addition, are these vendors paying to be on this list or are they on here because they’ve been vetted? [11:35]And that concludes  our episode on the top 5 questions to ask on a wedding venue tour.  For the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/84.Links Mentioned in the EpisodeThe Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situation20 Most overlooked questions to ask your wedding venue Thank you to our podcast sponsors! Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Should you hire a professional bridesmaid or a maid of honor for your wedding?
Jan 24 2023
Should you hire a professional bridesmaid or a maid of honor for your wedding?
Today on Ask the Planner Podcast, we’re talking to a Professional Bridesmaid. This goes beyond the movie 27 dresses with Katherine Heigle. So don’t go anywhere. You’re going to love today’s episode. We’re discussing a topic that may not be known to you - hiring a professional bridesmaid for your wedding.This episode was packed with so many amazing tips from our guest. Meet Jen Glantz [02:49]What was it like starting the company [3:49]What are the different services you offer as a professional bridesmaid? [4:30]What’s the process like when someone hires you to be their professional bridesmaid? [5:38]Has anyone to blow your cover? [6:40]Do they hire you confidentially [7:15]And now you have multiple women on your team that can work with brides, right? Do they choose someone based on their needs or personality? What’s that like? [7:55]How do you price your services? Is it a flat fee, or is it based on the scope, how many events you’re planning, how many hours you’re helping? [9:30]What would you say to them on why it’s a good reason to hire you or someone like you to be their professional bridesmaid? [10:35]What recommendations or tips do you have for planning a bachelorette party? [12:00]Are there any trends that you’re over when it comes to planning the bachelorette? [13:30]Where do you think a lot of brides go wrong in terms of how they plan the day with their wedding party? [15:47]What’s the craziest and oddest story (2 different stories) do you have as a bridesmaid for hire? [18:55]Now we’re going to transition to answering some of our listener and viewer questions. I polled our listeners and they sent in some really great questions. Can we have 3 maid of honors? I just can’t choose 1! [23:36]What’s your advice for a bride who wants to ask her bestie to be her MOH but she’s very unorganized + not a planner? [24:48]Best “bridesmaid proposal box”  or proposal ideas (something over the top) you’ve seen? [26:00]Advice for Groom who’s deciding between Tux or wearing a traditional kilt? We’re getting married in the U.S. He likes the look of the tux. [28:14]We’re 10 months out and haven’t picked out dresses or made Bachelorette plans yet. Is it too late to ask another bridesmaid? [28:14]Is it okay for the bride to pay for the bachelorette party? [30:40]Should the bride pay for hair and makeup? [31:02]Advice for a kid-free destination wedding when some of bridal party has kids? [32:11]Any other additional advice?  [33:19]For the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/83Connect with Jen Glantz Bridesmaid for Hire websiteInstagram: @bridesmaidforhireTikTok: @bridesmaidforhireTHANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop –  (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
The Best Wedding Planning Podcasts
Jan 16 2023
The Best Wedding Planning Podcasts
For this episode, we’re reviewing the Top wedding planning podcast episodes of Season 2 and 3 of the Ask the Planner Podcast. If you’re new to the show and want to know which episodes to download first or you’ve been around for a while and want to re-fresh yourselves on our most popular episodes or want to know which ones to go back to, this is the episode for you. To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:Season 2: #5 - How to Put together Your Wedding Seating Chart (Ep. 61) [02:44]Season 2: #4 - Your Wedding Rentals Checklist (Ep. 63) [03:16]Season 2: #3 - How to Avoid Embarrassing Wedding Speeches, Vows, and toasts (Ep. 62) [04:34]Season 2: #2 - What the Heck does a Wedding Planner do at the Wedding? (Ep. 64) [5:02]Season 2: #1 - Common Wedding Planning Questions (Ep. 50) [05:52]Season 3: #5 - Wedding Budget Template Tutorial (Ep. 75) [7:23]Season 3: #4 - How to Put Together a Realistic Wedding Budget (Ep. 72) [7:45]Season 3: #3 - Should I Plan My Wedding for 2023 or 2024? (Ep. 68) [8:35]Season 3: #2 - 6 Important Details to Include on Your Wedding Website (Ep. 69) [9:22]Season 3: #1 - Red Flags to Avoid During Your Wedding Budget Search (Ep. 70) [9:47] Thank you so much for joining us today. I can’t wait to talk to you all next week. On next week’s episode, I’m interviewing a woman who is a professional bridesmaid and maid of honor. It’s absolutely fascinating and I can’t wait for you to listen! Again, if you want the episode show notes for our top episodes of season 2 and 3, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/82.Links Mentioned in the EpisodeThe Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situationThank you to our podcast sponsors! Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
All About Renting a Wedding Tent with Sarah Brehant Events
Jan 9 2023
All About Renting a Wedding Tent with Sarah Brehant Events
In today's episode we discuss all there is to know about planning a tented wedding. Many couples think a tented backyard wedding is a simpler and more economical option. Today we’re going to discuss the ins and outs of tented weddings, hidden costs, and things to look out for.Whether you’re a couple in the beginning of your wedding venue search or you’re a wedding vendor, this episode is packed with useful tips, so let’s get to it.This episode was packed with so many amazing tips from our guest. Meet Sarah Brehant [03:08]What is the first thing couples should consider if they want to have a tented wedding? [07:53]After the logistical items, what next should couples think about as it pertains to their tented wedding? [30:00]Is there anything else that you wanted to add or we haven’t covered when it comes to your advice? [38:25]What’s one thing you want to debunk about the wedding industry or outdoor weddings in general? [39:48]This or that?  [41:38]Connect with Sarah BrehantSarah Brehant Events websiteInstagram: @sarahbrehanteventsAnd that concludes today’s episode with Sarah on all things related to renting a tent for your wedding. We’ve done many tented weddings  at Verve but Sarah’s company specializes in them.THANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop –  (Use code PODCAST10 for 10% off!)Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
2023 Wedding Trends!
Jan 2 2023
2023 Wedding Trends!
As a wedding planner, I never design our weddings to be trendy (and then ultimately end up looking dated), I do like to keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to 2023 wedding trends. In fact, this is one of my favorite episodes every year!EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2023 Wedding Trends To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:Purple Hues will be popular [05:32]Bolder Wedding Color Palettes [06:42]Brides are Leaning into Lace Dresses [07:47]Outfit Changes for Both Members of the Wedding Couple [08:38]No more matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses [09:37]Slits for both brides and bridesmaids [10:57]Custom Suits and Tuxes [11:37]Bachelor / Bachelorette Getaways Are Getting Themed [12:48]Bouquets are getting smaller [13:28]Sweeping arrangements are becoming a "must-have" [14:00]Non-traditional guest books [14:49]Immersive Musical Experiences  [15:40]Favors doing double-duty [16:46]Elaborate Dessert Displays & Private Cake Cuttings [17:51]A Reception Reveal with your planner and photographer [19:47]A Private Last Dance [20:40]LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODEThe Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop @AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situationEpisode 78 Secrets from a Wedding Stylist – How to Pick Your Wedding Wardrobe to Look Your BestEpisode 79 I’m Engaged! Now what?Episode 48 2022 wedding trends reportTHANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop For the episode show notes and links, go to verveeventco.com/80Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
I'm Engaged! Now what?
Dec 26 2022
I'm Engaged! Now what?
Hello! If you’re listening to this episode on its re-cast date, Happy Boxing Day! Yesterday was Christmas here in the United States and today’s episode is a recast of a previous episode from Season 2.We’re re-casting today’s episode because it’s still very relevant - Hi, it’s a wedding planning podcast and today’s episode talks about what to do when you get engaged, which happens to EVERYONE planning a wedding. To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:Enjoy your engagement! Drink that champagne and have fun. [02:50]Pick 3 words to describe your dream wedding to guide you through the decision-making process. [04:11]Pick 3 words to describe how you want to feel during the wedding planning process. These will also help you gain focus when you start to feel overwhelmed. [06:09]Pick 3 goals you want to focus on for the wedding [7:42]Discuss your guest list and budget with your partner [09:07]Seriously consider hiring a wedding planner! [10:35]Links Mentioned in the EpisodeLeave a voicemail on our wedding planning hotline! (585) 210-3467@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situationThe Ultimate Wedding Planning checklistVisit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Episode 36: 6 Things to Do Before You Get EngagedEpisode 21 The 5 Main Factors that Drive Your Wedding Budget.If you want the episode show notes, make sure you visit verveeventco.com/79.Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Secrets from a Wedding Stylist - How to Pick Your Wedding Wardrobe to Look Your Best
Dec 19 2022
Secrets from a Wedding Stylist - How to Pick Your Wedding Wardrobe to Look Your Best
Your wedding is full of many events leading up to and during the wedding weekend. You’ve got the bachelor/bachelorette parties, engagement parties, and countless photo ops with you, your partner, and the new ring. And at the wedding, in addition to the wedding, you have the rehearsal dinner or welcome party (or both) a bridal luncheon or a grooms’ luncheon for the traditional people, and don’t forget the send-off brunch too! With all those events come many wardrobe needs. And today I’m joined by Alison Bruhn of the Style That Binds Us.So before you hit next on that search for a white dress from Revolve, you have to listen to this conversation with Alison for all her styling tips and shortcuts.  For the episode show notes and links, go to verveeventco.com/78Here's a summary of our interview:What are you looking for when putting together the style? [01:48]What does the process look like when couples or brides work with a bridal stylist? [06:00]How much does working with a stylist typically cost? [17:30]“This or That” [22:58]Connect with  Alison BruhnInstagram: @thestylethatbindsusOnline: https://thestylethatbindsus.comTHANK YOU TO TODAY'S EPISODE SPONSOR!Proven Skincare. Get $20 off my daily skincare routine! Enter the code DESIREE during checkout to save $20 off your first order.Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Wedding Timelines:  Who Should You Book When?
Dec 12 2022
Wedding Timelines: Who Should You Book When?
If you’re recently engaged and are at the start of your wedding planning journey, you may be wondering what timeline you should follow when booking your wedding vendors. You might be asking:Should we book the wedding venue or the wedding planner first?When should we book the photographer?Should we book the band or DJ first or the caterer?Well definitely in the right place! In today's blog post, I’m throwing away the outdated “12 months prior, 8 months prior, etc.” kind of dialog you see online and sharing more insight into the order you should hire your wedding vendors (and more importantly - why!).To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: Should you book your wedding venue or wedding planner first? [4:23]Do you book the reception and ceremony venues at the same time? [6:14]When to book your "main" vendors (catering, photo/video, and entertainment) [7:35]Wedding attire [8:20]Wedding Florist & Decor [9:20]Wedding Stationer [10:02]Save the Dates Invitations and Day-of PaperRentals [11:40]Anything else you want to make your wedding extraordinary! [12:36]Links Mentioned in the EpisodeLeave a voicemail on our wedding planning hotline! (585) 210-3467@AskthePlannerPodcast on InstagramBook a 90-minute Clarity Call to get wedding planning help specific to your unique situation2022 Wedding Dress Trends (Episode 56)Is a Custom Wedding Suit Right for Your Wedding? (Episode 74)Wedding Budget Template Tutorial (Episode 75)Your Wedding Rentals Checklist (Episode 63) THANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSORS!Wedding Planning Template Shop (use code PODCAST10 for 10% off your entire order!)Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
How to Maximize Credit Card Points to Plan Your Dream Honeymoon
Dec 5 2022
How to Maximize Credit Card Points to Plan Your Dream Honeymoon
Regardless of when or where you’re taking your honeymoon,  you’ve probably started dreaming about where to go. But before you make any more honeymoon plans - or even wedding plans - make sure you listen to today’s episode to hear a true jet setter’s tips on how to maximize your wedding planning to have the most amazing getaway possible. And if you’re a wedding pro, you definitely still want to listen to today’s episode. We’re sharing tips that you’re going to want to incorporate in your every day life - from dining out to buying gas.Here's a summary of our interview:Meet Zach Griff  [02:45]How do you recommend they think about earning points during wedding planning? [05:39]Are there specific cards you recommend couples use when making wedding purchases? [09:04]Do you have any couple-focused tips for maximizing loyalty programs? [12:28]Can you tell us more about The Points Guy app? [19:13]Can you tell us how you used points to plan your honeymoon? [21:28]What tips do you have for couples as they plan their honeymoon? [24:19]Do you think it’s better that couples pick 1 or 2 main loyalty programs, like 1 hotel and 1 airline and try to earn as many points as they can on each? Or should they try to spread it out among a few in case a certain location doesn’t have a property with the program that you’re a member of - like Marriott Bonvoy versus Hilton? [26:20]How far out should couples book their flight? [29:43]This or that? [30:55]Link to blogFrom the Serengeti to the Seychelles: Honeymooning at 2 stunning Four Seasons resortsConnect with Zach GriffInstagram: @_ZachGriffOnline: https://thepointsguy.com/TPG AppConnect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Wedding Budget Template Tutorial
Nov 28 2022
Wedding Budget Template Tutorial
If you're planning a wedding, you've probably already searched for a wedding budget template. Because, let's be honest, no one wants to make that up on their own! If you're looking for help on your wedding budget, you've probably wondered:What is the ideal budget for a wedding?How do I make a wedding budget checklist?What categories should be in my wedding budget?How do I organize my wedding budget?On today's episode, I'm giving you a step-by-step wedding budget tutorial as I fill out our own wedding budget template from our Wedding Planning Template Shop.Here's a summary of our interview:Buy the Wedding Budget Bundle I use in today's episode [03:15]Wedding budget template categories and sub-categories [04:35] Attire [05:27]Ceremony Venue [05:54]Wedding Venue [04:35]Hair and Makeup [07:21]Photo & Video [08:35]Paper Goods [09:10]Reception Food & Beverage [13:35]Florals [15:27]Decor & Lighting [17:47]Gifts & Favors [18:27]Music & Entertainment [19:40]Rentals [20:28]Wedding Transportation [21:22]Accommodations [22:23]Wedding Tipping [22:39]Links Mentioned in Today's EpisodeWedding Planning Templates Shop. Use the code PODCAST10 for 10% discountUltimate Wedding Planning ChecklistWedding Moodboard TemplateThe Ultimate Wedding Welcome Bag ChecklistMinted. Enjoy 35% OFF save the dates + 25% OFF all wedding and event stationery with the code WEDPLVERVEThe Do's and Dont's of Wedding GiftingConnect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Is a Custom Suit Right for Your Wedding?
Nov 21 2022
Is a Custom Suit Right for Your Wedding?
Today we’re talking about the magic and beauty of custom suiting.I confess, I didn’t know much about custom tailored suits until I became a wedding planner. But now that I’ve discovered them, I’m obsessed and want to share it with all of you.Today we’re diving into the details of custom tailored suits - who is it good for, why you might want to consider having a custom suit, and other important questions to consider.And let’s just say, a custom suit isn’t just for the guys. Women also wear suits to their wedding day, too. We’re joined by an expert on the topic,  unpacking everything you need to know for the perfect wedding suit with Peter Roberti of Adrian Jules. Here's a summary of our interview:Meet Peter Roberti  [02:38]What's the difference between a custom suit and a rental or one from a department store? [05:12]Who would benefit from getting a custom suit? [06:20]Would you say there people that aren't a good fit for a custom suit? [08:27]What is the custom suit process like? What is the timeline of having a custom suit made? [09:18]What kind of questions should couples ask their custom tailor if they're trying to decide on who to choose? [10:55]How much a custom suit could start at? [14:00]What are the trends in the custom suiting and apparel that you are loving? [16:00]Any ‘getting dressed’ tips for people on their wedding day? [17:28]This or That? [19:35]Connect with Adrian Jules Custom ClothierInstagram: @ajcustomsuitsOnline: https://adrianjulescustomclothier.comLinks Mentioned in the EpisodeProven Skincare. Get $20 off my daily skincare routine! Enter the code DESIREE to get $20 off your first order.Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
A Case for a Smaller Wedding Party
Nov 14 2022
A Case for a Smaller Wedding Party
Have you invited your family and friends to be members of your wedding party yet? If not, today’s episode is for you. In this episode, I wanted to make a case for a smaller wedding party. As a luxury wedding planner in Upstate NY, I always love to see trends unfold in real-time and of course, have an opinion on them. Over the last two years, couples have naturally been drawn toward smaller wedding parties and smaller guest counts. However, as guest counts increase again, wedding party sizes seem to increase right along with them! While I love a big wedding and jam-packed dance floor, today I’m going to make a case for a smaller wedding party. If you are newly engaged and haven’t chosen your wedding party yet, today I’m sharing 6 things you might not have considered yet.To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: Reason #1 - You’ll save money on stuff that doesn’t matter so that you can splurge on the stuff that does [3:20]Reason #2 - It enhances your wedding day experience by making it feel more intimate and less chaotic trying to do all the things with all the people [7:00]Reason #3 - It makes your getting-ready suite feel a lot roomier and more comfortable [8:15]Reason #4 - You can start getting ready at a more leisurely time later in the day and worry less about having half a dozen hair and makeup artists in your schedule [10:05]Reason #5 -You don’t feel like you’re herding cats on your wedding day. From photos to getting from one location to the next, a smaller group always seems to know exactly where they’re supposed to be. [12:20]Reason #6 -Lastly, you can spend extra time loving on the people you care about the most. [13:42]Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Red Flags to Avoid in Your Wedding Venue Search
Oct 24 2022
Red Flags to Avoid in Your Wedding Venue Search
Now that Season 3 is here, I know we may have some new listeners, so I wanted to revisit a topic that is arguably one of the most important elements when planning your wedding - Picking your wedding Venue.In this episode,  I’m joined by Courtney and Dana of Anthem House, a team of planners with a combined experience of 50+ years based in North Carolina. They have partnered together to give their clients an all- inclusive, luxury planning experience. Their passions lie in the intentional details of their clients' day, seamless logistics, and meaningful connections. Their team approach allows them to be uniquely creative, efficient, and harmonious throughout all aspects of the planning process.HIGHLIGHTS FOR EPISODE 70:Meet Courtney and Dana [03:08]What our listeners need to know as they search for their dream wedding venue. [07:30]What’s your opinion on when should couples select the venue versus the wedding planner? [10:12]What advice would you give to our listeners who are venue shopping right now? [11:47]Do you think there are any red flags couples should look out for selecting their venues? [14:30]When considering budget, how should they balance cost versus aesthetics? [18:44]Are there additional fees that you always ask about or think about when reviewing a contract that may not be listed in the contract that couples should be aware of? [22:30]Is there anything else that you wanted to add that we haven’t touched on when it comes to wedding venue search before we start to wrap up? [26:27]If you could give our listeners one piece of advice or surprising detail that they’re probably not thinking about, what would it be? [28:38]This or That! [31:10]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! Visit the Ask the Planner Wedding Planning Template ShopPlanner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME!Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
6 Important Details to Include On Your Wedding Website
Oct 17 2022
6 Important Details to Include On Your Wedding Website
In today’s episode, I’m covering 6 must-have details for your wedding website - including tips from what I often see missed. Your wedding invitations, and by extension your wedding website, is one of your guests’ first impressions into your heirloom occasion - your wedding day - so it’s worth a little extra effort to get just right. At least, that’s my opinion as a wedding planner!Whether you are newly engaged or near the end getting ready to mail your invitations, I’m going to break down everything you need to include on your wedding website to ensure a flawless experience for your guests from the second they type your URL into their browser.EPISODE [69] HIGHLIGHTS: The logistics - wedding date, time and location [05:10]Travel information to get to your destination and/or wedding venue [06:28]Itinerary for the weekend[08:25]Contact info for any follow-up questions [09:30]Clear guidelines as to whether it’s a kid friendly affair or not [10:38]Any insider information helpful for first-timers to the venue or destination. [12:28]Episode recap [14:56]Review of the day! [17:05]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Planner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME! Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com
Should I Plan My Wedding for 2023 or 2024?
Oct 10 2022
Should I Plan My Wedding for 2023 or 2024?
I am tackling the question: Should you plan your wedding for 2023 or 2024? If you are feeling panicked and that you have to book your wedding vendors right away OR you feel like you want to just wait until 2024 to make sure you don’t have to stress, this post is for you.Whether you’re newly engaged or have been engaged a while, I’m going to share with you exactly which vendors you should book first, and what a realistic timeline looks like for weddings in 2023. There has been a lot of uncertainty and a LOT of noise over the past couple of years so hopefully, I can set the record straight and make jumping into the post-COVID world of weddings a little more exciting and less intimidating.EPISODE [68] HIGHLIGHTS: To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below: The podcast got a facelift! Let us know what you think of the changes in your Apple Podcast review. [05:30]Waiting for 2024 will lead to greater planning anxiety and procrastination [10:10]Vendors may not be available for a date in 2024 until much later [12:45]Increased pricing or fees for 2024 [14:50]What should your planning timeline look like if you pick a date in 2023 or 2024 [18:30]You have time to plan but not too much time to plan if you pick a 2023 date [19:40]Make a budget and put together your guest list / guest count! [20:10]Hire a wedding planner! [20:45]2024 couples will be lower on the priority list for vendors [22:10]What order should you book vendors [22:35]Episode recap [25:11]Review of the day! [26:40]Thank you to our podcast sponsors! Visit the ASK THE PLANNER Wedding Planning Templates Shop Planner's Playbook - Use my unique link so you can skip the waitlist and join ANY TIME! Connect with the show!📞 Leave us a Voicemail: (585) 210-3467 IG: @asktheplannerpodcastTikTok: @asktheplannerpodcast💻: http://asktheplannerpodcast.com/💌: asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com