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From Ring to Veil is a wedding planning podcast hosted by Shannon Palmer and Kim Mills. They have years of experience in the wedding industry and the podcast world. Kim and Shannon want to share their knowledge and expertise from flowers and décor to venues and photographers. Together they make the perfect team to bring all sorts of wedding planning tools, tips, and tricks as well as expert information. The knowledge and secrets shared by expert guest hosts make this the perfect place for you to plan with confidence.Taking the stress out and put the fun back into wedding planning.

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From Ring to Veil is a wedding planning podcast hosted by Shannon Palmer and Kim Mills. They have years of experience in the wedding industry and the podcast world. Kim and Shannon want to share their knowledge and expertise from flowers and décor to venues and photographers. Together they make the perfect team to bring all sorts of wedding planning tools, tips, and tricks as well as expert information. The knowledge and secrets shared by expert guest hosts make this the perfect place for you to plan with confidence.Taking the stress out and put the fun back into wedding planning.

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By A fellow wedding planner - Apr 12 2019
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I love listening to Shannon and Kimy. As a fellow wedding planner, I'm always learning and picking up new tips and insights fromtheir show. As experienced wedding vendors, they are the real deal and give listeners their honest opinions about what to do and what NOT to do when planning your wedding. They're also fun, entertaining, and show their personality. I love getting to know them and recommend this podcast to all my couples and vendor partners!

So amazing!!

By Jasmine.mae - Mar 28 2019
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I’ve wanted to be a wedding planner since I was a little girl and I was thinking about pursuing that dream when I got engaged! My wedding is in 5 months and these two have really helped me realize there’s so much to learn and dreaming about planning weddings and actually planning one are two totally different things. Thanks for helping me through the wedding planning process!

iTunes Ratings

83 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
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6

Loved by a fellow wedding planner

By A fellow wedding planner - Apr 12 2019
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I love listening to Shannon and Kimy. As a fellow wedding planner, I'm always learning and picking up new tips and insights fromtheir show. As experienced wedding vendors, they are the real deal and give listeners their honest opinions about what to do and what NOT to do when planning your wedding. They're also fun, entertaining, and show their personality. I love getting to know them and recommend this podcast to all my couples and vendor partners!

So amazing!!

By Jasmine.mae - Mar 28 2019
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I’ve wanted to be a wedding planner since I was a little girl and I was thinking about pursuing that dream when I got engaged! My wedding is in 5 months and these two have really helped me realize there’s so much to learn and dreaming about planning weddings and actually planning one are two totally different things. Thanks for helping me through the wedding planning process!
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From Ring to Veil a Wedding Planning podcast

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From Ring to Veil is a wedding planning podcast hosted by Shannon Palmer and Kim Mills. They have years of experience in the wedding industry and the podcast world. Kim and Shannon want to share their knowledge and expertise from flowers and décor to venues and photographers. Together they make the perfect team to bring all sorts of wedding planning tools, tips, and tricks as well as expert information. The knowledge and secrets shared by expert guest hosts make this the perfect place for you to plan with confidence.Taking the stress out and put the fun back into wedding planning.

Rank #1: #94 - Bridesmaids Etiquette

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We found a few GREAT posts to discuss that pertain to bridesmaids etiquette and wanted to share them with you and put our two cents in as well ;)

Bridesmaids etiquette post 1: http://www.brides.com/story/top-bridesmaid-etiquette-questions

  • If I Was Her Bridesmaid, Do I Have to Ask Her to be Mine?
  • How Many Bridesmaids Should I Have?
  • What Should I Do if I Can't Afford to Be a Bridesmaid?
  • What Does a Bridesmaid Do?
  • Do Bridesmaids Get a Plus One?

Bridesmaids etiquette post 2: http://www.brides.com/story/new-wedding-etiquette-guide-bridesmaids

  • How do I make sure I'm not asking too much of my bridal party?
  • One of my 'maids will be super pregnant at my wedding. Do I need to find another dress for her?
  • What should my bridesmaids cover for my destination bachelorette?
  • How much is too much for a bridesmaids' dress?
  • Should I expect my 'maids to give me a gift?

Bridesmaids etiquette post 3: http://www.instyle.com/weddings/etiquette/rules-for-maid-honor-and-bridesmaids

Rules for the Wedding Party

  • Host at least one major event (and pick up the tab)
  • Put the bride’s needs first
  • Keep your toast PG
  • Don’t commit unless you’re 100 percent sure
  • Be present 
  • Get the party started!

Bridesmaids etiquette post 4: http://elitedaily.com/dating/maid-of-honor-crazy-requests-brides/1691193/

Maids-Of-Honor Reveal The Craziest Requests They’ve Gotten From Brides

Listen in to hear these crazy requests and our thoughts on each of the articles.

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-Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-

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Dec 05 2016

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Rank #2: #168 - All Things Bridesmaids

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All Things Bridesmaids - Episode #168

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Bridesmaids are a very important part of your wedding. You pick them carefully so that they can help you in this wedding planning journey. This episode is all about them and for both you and your party.

Brides this part of the episode is for your tribe!

We will be sharing our suggestions on how to make your job as bridesmaid the best it can be for both you and your bride.

Etiquette Show: Episode #94

How to be the best bridesmaid:

  • The bride, your girl, needs you to be there. Take care of her needs.
  • If you see something that needs taking care of, do it! Or find someone other than the bride that can do it.
  • If someone comes to the bride, asking questions, complaining, step in and take care of it.
  • Keep it positive. Don't bring the vibe down with negativity and complaining and fighting!
  • If the bride is stressing out, take her to the side and listen to her worries, take charge and help her. Breathing and laughter are truly the best ways to relieve stress.
  • Be ready for pictures. By that we mean, don't avoid the camera. Yes, it is part of your job to be in pictures with a happy smile.
  • The wedding day is for fun and happiness. Make it the best you can. Show the bride how much you love her and make this day a great one.

Your duties as a bridesmaid:

We list the Maid/Matron of Honor's duties in Episode #26

  • Assists Maid/Matron of Honor
  • Purchases your own clothing and shoes, here in the US at least. It seems in other countries the bride pays for the dresses
  • Help Maid/Matron of Honor plan and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party
  • Make sure to give the bride a bachelorette party that she wants, don't do anything she doesn't want to do.
  • Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner as well as showers
  • Greet guests at the reception and encourage mingling
  • Help get the party started, get on the dance floor
Brides, this is for you!

A few tips on handling your bridesmaids and situations that might come up.

  • Be reasonable about your asks of them.
  • Take in account the money you ask them to spend on your wedding details.
  • If they are paying for their own dress and shoes buy them their jewelry to wear as their gift.
  • If you have a maid-zilla, you can release her from her duties and bring peace back to your tribe.
  • Maid trying to outshine or steal your spotlight? Ignore, it's not going to happen. You ARE the spotlight!
  • Be honest with them. If your maids aren't taking care of their duties, talk with them about it.
  • Your new sis in law is a maid for you but you don't know her well. Take some time to get to know her. Take her to lunch or spend some time where you can chat.
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Apr 20 2018

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Rank #3: #101 Things Not to Forget to Do After The Wedding

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Things Not to Forget to Do After The Wedding – Episode #101

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  • Figuring out your day-after plans – Where will you stay if not going on a honeymoon right away, or until you have to catch a flight
  • Picking someone to take your things home after the reception
  • Bringing your overnight bag
  • Making post-wedding plans – What are you doing in the days after the wedding if not going on a honeymoon?
  • Drop Off Wedding Gown To Cleaner
  • Preserve Top Layer of Cake
  • Collect Gifts
  • Collect Floral Decorations or have a plan for them afterward
  • Pick up lost goods – things left at the venue by you or guests
  • Check For Damages
  • Send ‘Thank you’ cards - vendors included
  • Change your name – Social Security, License, and bank account to name a few.
  • Legals and finance
  • Pause mail while on honeymoon
  • Insure the Ring
  • Review Vendors
  • Return or exchange doubled or unwanted gifts
  • Take down wedding website
  • Return rental items
  • Preserve the bouquet
  • Check your hashtag on Instagram

Please, if you have ideas, suggestions, or topics you’d like us to discuss let us know.

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-Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-

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Jan 20 2017

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Rank #4: #112 - Debt Free Wedding Planning

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Debt Free Wedding Planning – Episode #112

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Today we have with us Angelica Casimiro with Bloom Financial Strategy + Consulting for Creatives. She is Financial strategist and consultant for wedding creative entrepreneurs. Not only does she work with creatives but she was also able to do her own wedding planning and come out of it debt free. She is here to share some of her debt free wedding planning secrets with us.
  • Angelica's background and why having a debt-free wedding has been so important to us
  • Angelica's personal experience on planning my own wedding and coming out of it completely debt-free
  • Setting a plan for having a debt-free wedding:
    • Developing a wedding budget - thinking about what's REALLY important to you, what you are personally willing to invest in, what you are willing to cut back on, etc.
    • Saving - mindset, and tactics
    • Tracking wedding expenses
  • Other money saving tips:
    • Stick to local vendors
    • Rentals vs buying
    • REASONABLY utilize the talents of your family and friends Consider more inexpensive options for items you are willing to cut back on
  • Additional basic financial advice for newlyweds
    • Communication is key!
    • Allocate funds / set a budget
    • Develop a strategy to pay off debt - student loans, credit cards, etc.
    • Protect yourself - savings, insurance, etc.
    • Meet with a trusted advisor on investments, start early and don't wait!

Girls Guide to Modern Homesteading

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Feb 27 2017

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Rank #5: #86 - Things That Couples Wish They Would Have Done

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We thought it would be wise to find out what real couples are saying they wished they had known or had done during the wedding planning process and share it all with you.  We did some research and found some really good advice.

  • Videographer
  • Day of Wedding coordinator
  • Spent more time with our guests
  • Not sweated the details
  • Swollen fingers
  • RSVPs – rsvp yes and not come, no rsvp and then come
  • Sleep is a luxury
  • You don't have to entertain your guest, you are there to celebrate with each other
  • Had hair and makeup done by a pro
  • Start DIY early
  • Delegate
  • Have backups of everything, music playlists, seating plan
  • Getting photos with people you love the most
  • Skip the traditions you don't care about
  • Eat!
  • Hiring a pro photographer
  • You're Going to Offend, Disagree with, and Feel Guilty About at Least Someone During This Time
  • Being indecisive is a very bad thing
  • Splurge on the most important things
  • Take it easy with the wedding registry
  • Have a plan B
  • Passing up on The Dress
  • Don't let anyone put the photographer away from the bridal party
  • Don't drink too much!
  •  I wish I had spent less time on WAY above my budget aspirational sites like The Knot (And a lot of Pinterest) and stuck to more realistic websites for my planning tips and ideas
  • I wish I had known to cut off vendors if they made even one snide or unsupportive remark
  • Guest list! If we haven't hung out in a year, I shouldn't have invited them.
  • Make your budget, keep to your budget
  •  The day of, relax. Get a smoothie with protein because food will be the last thing on your mind
  • Don't let others tell you what they want
  • Sit down with your fiancé and whoever else might be contributing money and discuss what is most important. Make a list of your top 5 priorities

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Nov 04 2016

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Rank #6: #175 - Reception Timelines and More

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Reception Timelines and More with Alan Chitlik– Episode #175

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If you are looking for some help with planning your reception timelines, you are in for a treat. Kim was able to catch up with Puget Sound DJ Alan Chitlik and chat all about receptions. He also shares a few extra DJ tricks! BTW This is a long episode, over an hour. You are welcome! :)

Sample Timeline:

*This is just a sample of what the timeline will look like. You need to customize it to your liking with your DJ or planner.

4:00 pm Guests start to arrive 4:30 pm Ceremony 5:00 pm Ceremony over. Cocktails for guests. Couple signs certificate finishes photos. 5:45 pm Grand Entrance, the couple says thank you. 6:00 pm Meal 7:00 pm Post-meal activities (slideshow, shoe game, cake cutting, toasts) 7:30 pm Ceremonial Dances (First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Longevity/Anniversary Dance) 7:45 pm Open Dancing 8:30 pm Bouquet and Garter (may or may not want to even do this) 9:50 pm Last Dance 9:55 pm Exit

L istener question for Alan -

How long should I allow for a buffet dinner for 200 guests on my timeline?

Make sure you listen to the episode to hear Alan's answer.

If you want to get to know Alan a bit more, please visit our friend and favorite wedding videographer's new podcast: Get to Know your Wedding Pro, episode 2!

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Jun 08 2018

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Rank #7: #125 - Totally Cool Things To Do At Your Wedding

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Totally Cool Things To Do At Your Wedding Episode #125

Shannon found this fun article and we decided to share it with but with our own opinions OF COURSE! Make sure you listen to the episode!

  • Get engaged without a ring.
  • Have a big-ass public proposal.
  • non-diamond ring.
  • Propose to the man.
  • And give him an engagement ring.
  • Post a photo of your engagement ring on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Skip choosing "wedding colors."
  • Have a tiny guest list.
  • Get married on a holiday weekend.
  • Keep toxic people off your guest list, even if those people are your family members.
  • Have bridesmen and groomsmaids.
  • Don't have a bridal party at all.
  • Wear a colorful wedding dress. Or a black one. Or a short one.
  • Refuse to go on a pre-wedding diet.
  • Get married someplace other than a church.
  • Walk down the aisle to your favorite rock song.
  • Ask your grandma to be a bridesmaid or your daughter to be your ring bearer.
  • Have a dry wedding.
  • Serve something other than wedding cake for dessert.
  • Serve only cake and punch at your reception.
  • Skip the bouquet toss and garter toss.
  • Remember that people don't have to ~like~ your wedding.
  • Really, just setting boundaries with loved ones.
  • Get married at city hall.
  • Elope.

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I have shown my florist a photo I had as inspiration where floral urns where used in front of a sweetheart table. I thought something similar would be a good option for decorating both the church and the area in front of our wedding party table (we, the wedding party, will be up on a stage so anything high on the table will be less visible to our guests). The issue is I am having a hard time finding urns I like to buy online and send to her that would be preferably not too expensive and also light enough to carry between the locations. I thought since you are both florists maybe you would have some advice on where to find something similar. If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at fromringtoveil.com/give

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May 26 2017

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Rank #8: #159 - How to Plan a Wedding in Six Months

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Planning a wedding in six months is a quite an endeavor but it can be done if you use your time wisely.  It will seem daunting and overwhelming but if you stick to the timeline and cut the things that you really don't care about, you will be fine. A coordinator/day of planner is going to be your best investment.  The best way to do this is to keep it small.  Bridal party should have 1 or 2 on each side.   

We have some great previous episodes to binge on that will be very helpful: 

Information That You Need Before You Meet with Your Vendors – Episode #75  Wedding Day Delegating – Episode #136 

Wedding Planning Roundtable Discussion – Episode 100 (with vendors) 

As soon as you get engaged
  • Announce engagement 
  • Pick a few dates 
  • Secure a planner/coordinator 
  • Approximate guest list (for the venue options) and bridal party 
  • Colors and/or theme, be aware seasons availability of flowers 
  • Venue, choose a few and make sure they are available on your chosen days 
  • Fridays and Sundays often have discounts or are a bit cheaper 
  • Visit them 
  • Decide on one and set the date 
  • Set wedding budget- in doing your budget please do some research on what is appropriate for each vendor 
  • Research vendors IE. photographers, bands, florist, caterers… 
  • Ask friends who have recently been through a wedding 
  • Ask friends who are in the wedding biz 
  • Find a group of wedding planning peeps in your area (on FB) and ask for referrals 
  • Announce and as soon as you have a venue secure 
6 - 5 months – squeezing in a few things that might should have a couple more months to do. You may have to compromise on your favorite vendors. 
  • Photographer and videographers and band/DJ, musicians for ceremony need to be hired/booked 
  • Caterers meet with and booked, bartenders also 
  • Dress search, designers, bridal shops, resales 
  • Hotel rooms for guests 
  • Register!!! Have fun with this but from experience register for all areas, not just kitchen and bath. 
  • Launch wedding websites 
  • Give as many details as you can 
  • Schedule hair and makeup artist 
  • Set guest list and gather addresses 
  • Send save the dates
5-4 months – much like an extended timeline, not many changes 
  • Purchase invites 
  • Start planning the honeymoon, if going immediately after the wedding 
  • Bridesmaids dresses, order everything needed (accessories, shoes) 
  • Officiant – check to see if they require pre-marital counseling or coaching 
  • Reserve lighting designer including pipe and drapes 
  • Book a florist and décor 
  • Transportation, limos, buses, antique cars… 
  • Start a day of timeline  
  • Rehearsal dinner venue 
  • Verify wedding invitations 
  • Order your cake(s) 
  • If you are having a shower, send guest list for the shower to the host/maid of honor who is traditionally the host. 
  • Wedding shoes and dress fittings 
  • Choose music: first dance, father-daughter, processional and recessional 
3 –2 months 
  • Finalize menu and floral 
  • Order favor if having, s'mores packages, candy bags… 
  • Make a list of toasters 
  • Finalize readings 
  • Purchase bridal lingerie 
  • Schedule second fitting with your lingerie 
  • Finalize the timeline for ceremony and the reception 
  • Finalize catering, create menus as well as programs (your invitation designer may also offer these) 
  • Purchase wedding rings if need 
  • Send event schedule to your vendors 
  • Set final meetings with vendors 
  • Playlist to band/DJ 
  • Send out invitations 
  • If needed send out newspaper wedding announcement 
  • Plan bachelorette party with maid of honor 
  • Update RSVP lists
  • Marriage license 
  • Contact rehearsal dinner guest for final count 
  • Final dress fitting 
  • Get final count to bartenders and caterers and venue 
  • Final payment to vendors 
  • Confirm all vendors, time of delivery… 
One Month before 

Episode #66 

  • Book spa treatment, nails, facial, waxing 
  • Break in shoes 
  • Seating charts, if you are doing them 
  • Bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts, and bride/groom gift 
  • Write vows 
  • Get your hair done, cut and color
Week of wedding 
  • Delegate, pick up guest from airport, someone in charge of gifts, rental returns, handing out tips, point of contact person for each vendor 
  • Pick up dress 
  • Pack for honeymoon 

Day of timeline and emergency kit – Episode #6 

We know that this is a lot of info to take in if it helps print this out and use it as a checklist! You can do this even if you do decide to forgo the planner. You have friends and family that are probably eager to help so gather your people and give them some work to do.   

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Feb 16 2018

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Rank #9: #115 - Gifts for your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

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Gifts for your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Episode #115

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Do you know what to get your wedding party as a thank you gifts? Did you even know it was proper etiquette to do so? Well, we've got some great ideas for you.

Bridesmaids Gifts Personalized

Makeup bag  Tote T-Shirt Necklace Bracelet Robe Hangers Jewelry dish Wine Glasses Water bottle Tumblers/insulated cups Mirrored compact Stationary Journal Organizer

Passport covers Luggage tags Hoodies Bath bombs Spa Set Handmade soaps Paying for hair and makeup on the day of Buying shoes for maids dresses

Go with something quite unique

Necklace with a pressed flower in the charm Folding ballet flats Find some great vintage jewelry pieces

Groomsmen Gifts Personalized

Knife Beer mugs Openers Boxers Money clip Hatchet Shaving kit Unique cufflinks Tie clips

Cigars Cards, poker set Barware BBQ accessories Humidor Golf balls, golf tees Sports memorabilia Coffee Unique bow ties Favorite liquor Pay for grooming for the day of- shave, beard trim, haircut… Golf or another outing for groomsmen bonding

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-Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-

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Mar 17 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 14 - A Bride's Guide to Wedding Etiquette - From Ring to Veil

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Episode #14 - A Bride's Guide to Wedding Etiquette

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Rank #11: #142 - Wedding Guest Complaints

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Wedding Guest Complaints

ACCOMMODATIONS:

  • “When I booked a room for the wedding, the lowest hotel room was $375 per night. I can’t afford that.”   

DRESS CODES:

  • “The bride had a very specific dress code in mind. She wanted all the women in attendance to wear purple. Where was I going to get a purple dress that wasn’t going to make me look like Barney? Black is what I have and black is what she got. Was she mad? Maybe, but she was hitting the punch bowl before the ‘I Do’s,’ so I was off the hook … until the pictures came. I lied and said it was ‘deep purple.'”   

CEREMONIES:

  • “I can understand wanting to make your friends feel included in the wedding, but is it really necessary to have over ten bridesmaids?”   

RECEPTIONS:

  • “One wedding I went to had a seven-hour gap between the ceremony and the reception, and everyone showed up drunk when it finally started.”   

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS:

  • “The centerpieces were so tall, I couldn’t even see across the dining table. And I could only hold conversations with the people to my left or right.”   

FOOD:

  • “At one wedding, they served only vegan food. So imagine trying to feed 200 people on a vegan diet. And a lot of it wasn’t very good. If it were a vegetarian wedding, there would have been more options or at least a pasta.”   

MUSIC:

  • “The DJ only played songs that were popular 10 years ago. Are we really still doing the ‘Electric Slide’?”  

PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • “It was a small wedding. At the last minute, the bride asked me to do her a favor and act as the photographer. I couldn’t enjoy the reception.”   

WEDDING FAVORS: Check out Episode #35 

  • “I appreciate the wedding favors, but they’re getting unoriginal. I swear I’ve managed to collect at least four sets of the same 2 Peas in a Pod salt and pepper shakers over the years.” 

CASH BAR:

  • “You’d never ask a guest to pay for a drink in your own home, so why should the wedding be any different?” 

THE WEDDING DATE:

  • “You picked a bad day. We love you, but we’d rather be with our moms (on Mother’s Day) or watching the game (on Super Bowl Sunday). And please don’t take our holiday weekends too”. 

INVITATIONS:

  • “It would be nice to include all the details we need with the invitations. Day? What time will the wedding take place? What is happening between the ceremony and reception? Am I allowed a plus one? Is there a registry? Are there any clothing requirements? Special travel arrangements for a hard to get to location? Weather backup plans?” 
Listener Question

Hello Ladies,

I need some help!!!! The venue we have booked has just been closed until the fires are contained and I'm not sure if we should look for another venue.  Our wedding is in March and the invitations have been sent out since this is a destination wedding.

I've reached out to the vendors and they are all crossing their fingers for us.  It hits close to our hearts since this was the place (Cascade Locks) I prayed for my man and we just spent a beautiful vacation at. Multnomah Falls Lodge has been an icon in Oregon for a very long time.

What do you ladies suggest???

Thank you, Future Mrs. Bryant 

 Did you have a wedding during the recent hurricanes and fires?  What changes did you have to make? How did you handle everything?  Please email us and tell us all about it.

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Sep 22 2017

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Rank #12: #148 - Unconventional Wedding Ideas

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This week we share a few fun ideas for your wedding.  Unconventional but fun things you can do to make your wedding stand out.  

Episode #87

Ideas: 

  • Add adornments to the bathroom.  
  • DIY watercooler bar.  
  • Mimosa bar for a morning or brunch reception. 
  • Pamphlets making fun of your own wedding.  - How to not fall asleep during the ceremony 
  • A special coloring book just for the kids. 
  • "Awkward family photo" wedding photo or engagement photo! Have people sign it for you "guest book" 
  • Audience cue cards during the ceremony.
  • An ice cream truck.
  • A cake buffet.
  • For an outdoor wedding, instead of having tables, set up picnic blankets.
  • 10-foot-long banana split.
  •  Luxe Reception Lounge
  • Reception Ushers
  • Standout Escort Cards
  • Thoughtful (and Useful) Favors Episode #35 
  • Child Care
  • Show-stopping exit
  • Awesome Midnight/late night snacks Surprise guests
  • Give each reception table a name
  • Give your toss flowers to the couple married the longest. Ask them to share a few words of wisdom with the crowd.
  • "Guilty pleasures" food station—mac and cheese, fried chicken, potato skins
  • A custom gobo Episode #122 
  • Place a blank card and pen at each place setting, and ask guests to write a favorite memory of you and/or the groom. Later, bind the notes into a scrapbook.
  • Hire an extra photographer to snap photos of your guests as they arrive at the reception; have a compact printer onsite to make prints 
  • Candlelit ceremony, everyone gets a candle, the ambient glow will be awesome 
  • Did you meet your SO through the interwebs and have a record of all correspondence?  Make a bouquet out of them, either carry it down the aisle or have it placed at your (the Wedding Couple's) place setting. 
  • Have dinner as a couple alone before the Reception begins, its intimate and romantic plus you won't really get a chance to eat during the reception, usually. 
  • Wear an unconventional dress for the reception.  Be bold and wear red if you want, black, purple, have fun with it. 

Listener Question

Dear Shannon and Kim, 

Thank you so much for your amazing podcast. I listen to it so often in the car my friends refer to you two as my "best friends." Haha. Anyway, I am experiencing some very unexpected in-law drama, and I was hoping you could weigh in. 

My fiancé and I are having two wedding receptions, one in Virginia where I currently live and am from and one in the Spokane area where he lives and is from. Planning while being on the opposite ends of the country has been difficult, but we are making it work. We never sat down and discussed each family's expectations for each reception, and I realize now that that was a mistake. 

My parents, fiancé and I are paying for the Virginia reception, including rehearsal dinner, ring ceremony and reception. It is going to be a formal sit-down reception on the day of our wedding. The Spokane reception will be in the spring and will be much less formal. 

The disagreement began when my fiancé's grandmother texted him to ask for my "permission" to invite 14 additional people to the wedding, including her brothers, their children (adults), and her best friend and her best friend's kids. Our total guest list is about 75 people. (For some context:  His grandmother is not of the kindly variety. She has told his siblings that she likes me, but wishes I would lose some weight, and that I am "not what she pictured" for her grandson. So basically, she is the worst.) 

I had not even considered his family wanting to add to the guest list as they have never lived in Virginia, but our instinct was to accommodate the family members (my fiancé's great uncles and cousins) and exclude the best friend and her kids. My fiancé was put off by the request as he has never met any of these potential guests, even his relatives, but wanted to be accommodating.  

Unfortunately, before we could talk to his grandmother, his mother called. According to my fiancé, she called to discuss the additional guest situation but ended up screaming at him. She said that even considering not including all 14 guests was disloyal to the family. They are "kin" after all. She also told him that his grandmother would never speak to him again if he did not invite everyone including his grandmother's best friend and her kids. He explained our budget limitations, our desire for an intimate affair, but to no effect. She did say that she could contribute if she had to make it possible for the other guests to come. He finally gave in and added the additional guests, planning to cut his friends to accommodate them. 

He FaceTimed  me in tears. I had never seen him that upset before. I did not love the idea of him allowing his mother or grandmother to dictate our wedding, but it was clear to me that he did not think he had a choice. All this was about a week ago. 

Yesterday, when discussing the list again, my fiancé disclosed that the reason he was so upset was that his mother told him if he did not invite all 14 people that she was going to uninvite herself and not come to the wedding. 

I am furious. I have a good relationship with his family and am actually staying with them for Thanksgiving, but I feel like this issue is unresolved. My fiancé is the most kind and considerate person I know and I hate how his mother treated him. I also do not want her to think that she can just have a hissy fit and make threats about not coming to the wedding (or any other family event) to get what she wants. My fiancé still has hurt feelings about the whole situation and wants to forget it happened. Should I just pretend it did not happen? Should we have the conversation about expectations that we should have had in the beginning of this process? What should I do about the fourteen strangers that will now be at my wedding?  

Any wisdom or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for listening and apologies for the long email. 

Best, Danielle 

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Nov 02 2017

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Rank #13: Episode 39 – Things Not to Do When Wedding Planning

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May 16 2016

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Rank #14: #128 - Planning Budget Savvy Weddings

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Planning Budget Savvy Weddings – Episode #128

We all know that DIY can save you some money but what are some other money saving ways to plan a wedding? Well, we have Jessica Bishop of Budget Savvy Bride here with us today and she is the queen of planning beautiful weddings on a budget.

Jessica Bishop of The Budget Savvy Bride has been sharing tips and secrets since planning her own wedding back in 2009. She has info for wedding budgets as low as $1000.  Jessica is here today to share some of those secrets with us.

-Jessica's journey

-Besides DIY what are your 5 top tips for planning budget savvy weddings?

  •  Budget
  •  Smaller guest list to create a better experience for your guests
  •  Resources from friends and family
  •  Consider less traditional and Upcycling
  •  Think outside the box - catering

-Where are the best places to buy/rent décor?

-How do you acquire top quality vendors on a strict limited budget?

  •  Realistic Expectations within your budget
  •  Bartering

-What elements of the wedding would you encourage saving money and spend money on?

  •  Enhancing guests experience

-How do you feed your large guest list on a limited budget?

  •  Pasta stations
  •  BBQ
  •  Taco bars
  •  Brunch

-Can you have a sit-down dinner?

  • Research venue  blank vs. All inclusive
  • Depends on size of budget
  •  Staffing

-What would you recommend for a couple who aren't creative, don't have time, and are on a limited budget but want an upscale type wedding?

  •   Cut the guest list
  •   PLANNER!
  •   Non-traditional venues

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Jun 16 2017

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Rank #15: #131 - Writing your Vows

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Writing your Vows – Episode #131

Update on everything!

We have talked about vows before on the show, episode #41 but this time we want to help you write them.  To get you thinking about what to say. Writing vows for some of us is scary. Speaking in front of everyone and pledging your life and love is a big deal not to be taken lightly. Hopefully, we can help with the stress of writing them.

Tips:

  • Some religions require that you use traditional wording so make sure that you know what your "rules" are and follow them.
  • Talk with your fiance about what you each want to do and agree on what is allowed.
    • Start out by asking yourself some questions:
    • What does marriage mean to you?
    • Why are you marrying your fiance?
    • Do you have a favorite memory?
    • What do you hope for your future?
    • Do you know what will make her happy?
  • What are your promises? You need a few, at least 2, that you want to promise and can keep.
  • Nothing embarrassing, you can make it a little funny if that's how you are but nothing that is going to make your spouse mad or hide their face.
  • Use your resources.  There are lots of books, websites and even podcasts like this one to help you write the perfect vows
  • Read lots of examples.
  • Try to keep the vows short, 3 minutes at most.
  • Have a nice copy for yourself and don't use your phone or iPad.
  • Be yourself.
  • Practice!  Lots! And out loud!
Stuff that should/can be included:

Your feelings/thought on when you met. When you realized you were in love and wanted to marry. The "because of you..." Statement. Where you see your life together going and ending up. Your promises. The traditional stuff. How they inspire you. I take you and with this ring.

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Jul 07 2017

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Rank #16: Episode 48 – Wedding Budget Saving Tips

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Jun 20 2016

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Rank #17: #104 – The Wedding From A Professional Bridesmaid’s Perspective With Guest Host Jen Glantz

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The Wedding From A Professional Bridesmaid's Perspective With Guest Host Jen Glantz – Episode #104

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Today we have a special guest host!  Listen in to our chat about a wedding from a bridesmaid's perspective.

Jen Glantz is an author, business woman, and blogger.  Her book "Always a Bridesmaid, for Hire" comes out 2/7.  Jen is here with us to discuss what a wedding is like for a bridesmaid.

Not all of us have been a bridesmaid.  So not all of us know what it's even like. Jen has been to many, so we see her as an expert.  She's here to help us view the wedding from a different perspective.

A few things that she shares with us:

  • Tells us about herself.
  • Tells us about her book: Always a Bridesmaid, for Hire.
  •  What is it really like to be a bridesmaid?
  • Realistically what can a bridesmaid do for the bride?
  • What should she be expected to do?
  • How much is she really responsible for when it comes to spending?

Thank you, Jen!

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Jan 30 2017

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Rank #18: #157 - Gift Ideas for Parents

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Gift Ideas for Parents – Episode 157

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It is tradition to give a gift to your parents on your wedding day. We are here to give you a few ideas on what those gifts should be. Doesn't have to be given at the wedding.
  • Plate, plaque, photo frame with a meaningful saying or poem
  • Personalized cutting board
  • Monogrammed/personalized: mirror, wreath, wall hanging, mugs, glasses, fishing lures, jewelry, cufflinks, tie clips, pocket knives
  • Frame to add wedding photos, bride/dad, bride/mom, groom/dad, groom/mom and/or family
  • A weekend getaway
  • Spa day or couple's massage
  • Tickets: sporting event, concert, play or whatever they are into
  • Robes
  • Embroidered handkerchiefs
  • Father of the bride socks ;)
  • Man crates for dad, boxes for mom
  • Gift cert for an upscale shopping place like William Sonoma

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Mother of the Bride

My mother is wonderful. She is helping when she can and paying for things here and there. When we picked out my wedding dress, she put $200 total down and told me I had to pay for the rest- so I did. I visited my aunt a few weeks later and my mom came up in the conversation. Apparently, my mom had told my aunt that she paid for my wedding dress... I was a waitress at the time, and attending college- which I still pay for by myself, and I was appalled that my mom tried saying she paid for my entire dress when she paid $200 out of $1,000. I never spoke to my mother about this, but I am still shocked.

A few weekends ago, my mom and I went to a bridal show together and found a great DJ. My mom was very convincing that I should get a DJ who is going to be great (which I was reassured by this in one of your podcasts- to invest in a good DJ because that is what people remember.) We found a DJ and again, my mom put $200 down. After we had signed the contract and made a payment, my mom looks at me during the bridal show and says "you better start making payments on this". At this point, I wanted to cry. I know my parents help out when they can, but I do not make enough money to pay for all of this on my own. My fiancé pays the bills in our house and the money I have, I pay on my credit card and tuition.

LOLA

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Feb 02 2018

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Rank #19: Episode 10 - What Wedding Dress Style Looks Best on You - From Ring to Veil a Wedding Planning Podcast

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Feb 01 2016

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Rank #20: Episode 44 – What Not to Do – Wedding Etiquette

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Jun 07 2016

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#210 - The Final Episode

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The Final Episode - Episode #210

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

As you all know ...life! Shannon and Kim have really enjoyed this podcast, but we have decided that since we are no longer in the wedding business that it would be best to wrap up From Ring to Veil. The show will still be available and you can listen to all 210 episodes but we will no longer be releasing new episodes. The Facebook group will continue as well as our page. We will still respond to questions asked in the group, so please feel free to reach out there.

Life, as it is, is changing a bit for both of us. Not having time to dedicate to this show we would like to leave on a high note and not let the content suffer. We are both moving into different areas that aren’t in the wedding industry and feel that there are other podcasts that will stay relevant.

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Apr 26 2019

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#209 - Wedding Traditions Around the World

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Traditions can be fun, some useless, some even downright appalling. We thought we’d share a few from around the world with you. Who knows you might want to include one or two in your wedding.

From Brides.com and other sources

Mexico: As a Mexican bride and groom are exchanging their vows, the minister drapes a "lazo," or lasso, made of rosary beads and flowers around their shoulders in the shape of a figure eight. Not only does "el lazo" represent the union of the couple, but its shape also resembles the infinity symbol, signifying how long they're hoping the marriage will last.

Italy: The night before the wedding, an Italian groom throws a surprise party outside his bride-to-be's window. "La serenata" begins with the groom, backed by musicians, serenading his fiancée, then turns into a full-blown bash, complete with a lavish buffet and all the couple's friends and family.

South Korea: As part of the "Falaka" ceremony in South Korea, the groom's friends and family hold him down as they beat the bottoms of his feet with a stick or dried fish. In between beatings, he's asked trivia questions, so the custom is said to help strengthen his memory and his feet.

Wales: Back in the day, when a Welshman fell in love and was ready to commit, he carved spoons from wood, called "lovespoons," and gave them to his beloved. Decorations included keys, signifying the key to his heart, and beads, symbolizing the number of children he was hoping for.

Peru: In Peruvian weddings, the cake is typically assembled with ribbons attached to charms, one of which is a fake wedding ring. During the reception, all the single women in attendance participate in the "cake pull," each grabbing a ribbon. The single lady who pulls out the fake wedding ring, per tradition, will be the next to get married.

Germany: After getting married, couples in Germany are presented with a large log and a saw. By sawing the log in half as a team, it is believed they are proving their ability to work together in overcoming obstacles.

Ireland: In Ireland, when the bride and groom are dancing, the bride must keep at least one foot on the floor at all times. Irish folklore states that if she doesn't, evil fairies will come and sweep her away. This might make dancing slightly difficult...

Russia: In a gesture of respect, couples in Moscow often take wedding photos at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin, then lay down flowers afterward.

Norway: Norwegian tradition states that the bride will wear an ornate silver and gold crown that has small charms dangling all around it. When she moves, the tinkling sound is supposed to deflect evil spirits.

Guatemala: the parents of Guatemalan grooms can do whatever they want, including smashing things. When the newlyweds arrive, it's a tradition that the groom's mom breaks a white ceramic bell filled with grains like rice and flour to bring prosperity to the couple.

French: French brides and grooms traditionally eat chocolate and champagne after the reception. They must consume these treats from a toilet bowl. The point is to give the twosome strength before their wedding night.

Egypt: For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.

Sweden: A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without.

Morocco: Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony.

Holland: a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

South Africa: The parents of both bride and groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlyweds' hearth.

Iceland: So significant was the drinking and loss of money that in the late 1700s the Icelandic government put a stop to the alcohol-fueled weddings. Celebrations were patrolled and soon weddings were referred to as “bread parties.” Coffee and pastries were enjoyed and the Kransekaka cake became a favorite wedding tradition. Quite different from Anglo wedding desserts, the cake is made of layered pastry wreaths concealing a bottle of wine or a tower of chocolates and candies inside.

Austria: The auction of the bridal shoe is very popular in Austria. It helps to fill the newlyweds’ purse. Like at a real auction all wedding guests bid on the shoe. The custom stipulates, however, that the final bid is made by the father, best man or groom. Only with a purchased shoe can he uphold the honor of his daughter or wife.

Tune in for big announcement on our next episode #210.

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Apr 19 2019

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#208 - Where to Propose and Other Fun Stuff

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Today we are sharing a few articles we found on where to propose. Plus we have a few fun extras, including a listener question!

Popular places to get engaged around the world
  1. Central Park, NY
  2. The Eiffel Tower, Paris
  3. Brooklyn Bridge, NY
  4. The Grand Canyon, AZ
  5. Oia, Santorini
  6. The Colosseum, Rome
  7. Tower Bridge, London
  8. Sydney Opera House, Australia
  9. The Louvre, Paris
  10. Lake Louise, Hamlet Alberta Canada
Popular places to get engaged in the US

*Check out the link for more info like where to propose in each city!

  1. Chicago
  2. Nantucket
  3. NYC
  4. Austin
  5. Boston
  6. San Fran
  7. LA
  8. Honolulu
  9. Philly
  10. Charleston
Places to get engaged in each US state Weird wedding stuff

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Listener Question:

Hey, Ladies, I love the podcast! I have been binge listening since I got engaged! I love your interviews but also enjoy when just you two chat. I am sorry if this has already been a question, I tried to search it within the group. My mom and I are not close, my fiancé and I have planned and are paying for our wedding. My mom wants to be involved and has even bought shirts for two of the guys in the wedding party without telling us, in a different color than the rest of the wedding party will be wearing. After I found out I called the two guys and told them not to worry the shirts they had already were what we wanted so everyone matches. We planned it so we could have the wedding we want. She is intent on being involved somehow any ideas how to solve this? I have heard suggestions like flowers or something but that is already taken care of and I am anticipating a blowout with us or my sister who lives with her and her refusal to come to the wedding. (this is not uncommon she left my sisters graduation party because my sister invited her half-brother) If she does not come besides the initial awkwardness with my family and my stepdad (who I am close to) there I don't think it would bother me. In fact, I hope it happens before the wedding rather than at the wedding. Any advice or possible solutions much appreciated!

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Apr 12 2019

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#207 - Wedding Money-Saving Tips

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It’s time for some more money-saving tips. We’ve had shows on individual areas such as floral but today we are giving you a great list to choose from.

  • Offseason venues or get married on a weekday
  • In – season floral
  • Make a budget and stick to it
  • Wedding website
  • Wedding party Gifts:
    • Pay for hair and makeup/ outfit accessories
  • Guest list cull cull cull
  • Small and intimate, limit plus ones
  • Alternate bridesmaids' bouquets, single stem “bouquets”
  • Go paperless
    • Seating chart rather than cards
    • Menu sign, rather than personal menus
  • Rent House for a venue, housing, and honeymoon
  • Consider college campus
  • Courthouse wedding
  • Borrow jewelry
  • Dress:
    • Consignment
    • Samples
    • Order early
  • Borrow from newlyweds or go in together for floral and or décor
  • Let your family help if they offer
  • Reuse floral, bouquets as centerpieces, relocate large pieces, make large pieces from smaller ones
  • Candles
  • Borrow fancy car for exit
  • Cut the floral boutonnieres and corsages,
  • Limit alcohol options-signature cocktail, 1 red, and 1 white wine option, limit beer selection
  • Consider college students for live music
  • Price multiple options
    • Cake, small cake for cutting, cupcake or other sweets for guests.
    • Catering-buffet, passed appetizers, single menu options
    • Drinks
  • Charitable favor/no favors/favors as centerpieces
  • Chairs moved from ceremony to reception
  • Disposable plates for cake
  • Suburb restaurants can be less pricey than inner city
  • Ask about kids pricing for catering or have a separate menu
  • Buy secondhand decor
  • Late night snacks but not for everyone, since not everyone will close out the night
Listener Question:

Hello! So my mom and others really want to help me make decisions and do the research involved with hiring our vendors and such. How do I politely tell them when I expect them to do their part? I'd think that within a couple of days to a week it would be acceptable to check back in for a progress report, but I've been finding that they haven't gotten to that task yet.

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Apr 05 2019

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#206 - How to Pamper Mom

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One of our favorite guest hosts is back! Anne Timss is here to share some ideas on how to pamper Mom on your wedding day.

If you missed any of Anne's past episodes we have linked them here:

Here are some of the topics we discuss:

  • Dress shopping
  • Fresh makeup
  • Newer hairstyles
  • Papering
  • Face mask
  • Eye mask
  • Facial Oils
  • Scalp massages
  • Water and drinks
  • Find mom’s style if she hasn’t had a trial
  • Timing on the day of, mom needs things done before the helping of the dress photos so that she’s fully dressed and photo ready
  • Feeling left out
  • Helping to feel confident
  • Aging moisturizers
    • Kiehl's Ultra facial cream
    • UV sunscreen
    • Hyaluronic acid – Neutrogena review
    • La Mare – Kelp fermented infused
  • Who pays typically

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Mar 29 2019

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#205 - Destination Wedding - A Bride's Experience

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When Sam (a bride and listener) reached out to us she told us that she has a story to tell we said absolutely. If you are thinking about a destination wedding, check out this episode!

These are a few of the things we discussed about her destination wedding:

  • Planning a wedding on the Virgin Islands
  • How did she find her vendors, venue, and dress
  • How she decided on a location
  • Local resources
  • Most difficult vendor to find
  • What happened vs. what she expected
  • What she had to give up to get what she wanted
  • Reading reviews
  • Helping others in planning

Let Sam(and us) know if you have any questions or concerns about your destination wedding planning.

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Mar 22 2019

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#204 - Wedding Officiants

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Hi ladies!

I’m getting married this summer and have been listening to your podcast for about a year now! Thank you for all your advice it’s been really helpful.

I was wondering, do you have an episode that talks about having a friend/family member officiate the ceremony?? We want a close friend of ours to officiate our wedding but he has never done one before and I have only been in one other wedding so I’m not an expert either. We are doing a very casual, non - religious ceremony but I still want to make sure we are legally married by the end of it Any advice or sources you have would be greatly appreciated! !

Episode 23 - Hiring a Wedding Officiant

Who can officiate

  • Friend
  • JOP
  • Preacher or Religious leader
  • Sea Captain

Recognized officiants by state: https://www.thespruce.com/recognized-marriage-officiants-2300735 https://theamm.org/marriage-laws/

Tips for having a friend officiate:

https://www.brides.com/story/tips-for-using-friend-as-officiant-sandy-malone https://www.theknot.com/content/friend-officiate-ceremony-how-to https://seattlebridemag.com/expert-wedding-advice/how-legally-officiate-wedding

  • Let them add to the ceremony, or give input
  • Practice
  • Give them instruction on what to wear
  • In order for the marriage to be legal, your officiant has to include the declaration of intent, or the "Do you take..." and "I do" vows portion of the ceremony.
  • Your officiant must complete the marriage license
  • Members of the clergy, judges, justices of the peace, and some notary publics are all qualified to perform weddings.
  • Oddly enough, in some states, an officiant isn’t required at all. In Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, a couple can simply marry in front of witnesses and submit the required paperwork to the state, no officiant needed.

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Here's how much the average wedding costs in every state:

https://www.thisisinsider.com/average-cost-of-wedding-every-state-2019-2#wyoming-26017-51

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Mar 15 2019

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#203 - The In’s and Out’s of Wedding Registries

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The wedding registry business has changed in the last few years. Most couples are getting married later in life or have lived together for a while and have the household items they need. There are now registries for other things besides housewares and linens. We are going to go over that plus where and how to register.

Tips for a good registry
  • Take stock of items you have and items you need to replace
  • Register at more than one store- we recommend one online, one box store and one specialty store.
  • Try not to overlap registries
  • Keep track of everything, you will need to send Thank you notes out.
  • Always check the return policy
  • Don’t add the registry to your wedding invitation- add it to your website and shower invites
What to register for in a typical registry:
  • Tableware
  • Formal dinnerware (China)
  • Informal dinnerware
  • Silverware/flatware
  • glasses
  • Linens
  • Sheets, pillowcases
  • Towels
  • Tablecloths
  • Placemats
  • napkins
  • Cook and kitchenware
  • Pot and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Small electric appliances

A Bridal Registry is Not Only About the Kitchen -

Episode #22 Where to find a typical registry
  • Department stores
    • Macy’s
    • Nordstroms
    • JCPenney
    • Tiffany & Co
  • Big Box Stores
    • Wal-Mart
    • Target
    • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Online
    • Amazon
    • Zola
    • Wayfair
  • Specialty Stores
    • Crate and Barrel
    • Pottery Barn
    • Williams and Sonoma
  • Honeymoon funds and gift fund sites
  • Gift cards for airlines and hotels
  • Honeymoon excursions
  • Dinner and drink gift cards
  • Add funds for trips and house
  • Large item gift collection

Recap on thank you notes- How to Express your Gratitude, Episode #73

  • Set aside a part of every day to write thank you notes.
  • Send thank you notes within 3 months of gift receipt but can be done up to a year.
Here is The Emily Post's 10 do's and don'ts for Thank You Notes-
  1. Do personalize your notes and make reference to the person as well as the gift.
  2. Do remember that a gift should be acknowledged with the same courtesy and generous spirit in which it was given.
  3. Do be enthusiastic, but don’t gush. Avoid saying a gift is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen unless you really mean it.
  4. Don’t send form letters or cards with printed messages and just your signature; don’t use email or post a generic thank you on your wedding web site in lieu of a personal note.
  5. Do promptly acknowledge the receipt of shipped gifts by sending a note right away or calling and following up with a written note in a day or two.
  6. Don’t mention that you plan to return a gift or that you are dissatisfied in any way.
  7. Don’t tailor your note to the perceived value of the gift; no one should receive a perfunctory note.
  8. Do refer to the way you will use a gift of money. Mentioning the amount is optional.
  9. Don’t include wedding photos or use photo cards if it will delay sending the note.
  10. Don’t use being late as an excuse not to write. Even if you are still sending notes after your first anniversary, keep writing!

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Mar 08 2019

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#202 - Feeling Comfortable in Front of the Camera

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Let’s face it there will be more pictures taken of you on your wedding day than you’ve probably ever have had before. It takes some getting used to and some of us still aren’t that comfortable. Today we have Jill Steenson with Lillian Lane Photography here with us. Jill is here to help us share with you some tips and tricks on how to feel comfortable in front of the camera. With her experience both behind and in front of the camera, she’s the perfect guest host for today’s topic.

People around you

feeling comfortable with your photographer feeling comfortable with your partner, or who you’re being photographed with choose a more secluded location if you’re introverted don’t have people watching your photo shoot if you’re not 100% comfortable with that

Atmosphere

Play music that brings up your mood/helps with movement Have a LITTLE wine Make sure the temp is okay for you/dress for the temp Take a break if you need one Bring a snack/water

Prep

Eat something! You’ll want energy meditate/visualize yourself having fun do a light workout or yoga if you can avoid the news/anything that stresses you. Instead, listen to music that makes you happy take a moment with your partner before the shoot and just look into his/her eyes for a full three to four minutes (dopamine) Ask your photographer for help for prompts to bring out fun emotions Both you and your partner can come up with fun challenges to help each other to have fun and get great photos

*slow run competition *yell the artist/name of each song as it comes on (one point for each) *dance with each other *bear hug, or have him pick you up

Avoid planning a shoot that you’ll have to wake up very early for unless you’re used to that. Choose a time of day that you know you’re productive.

Appearance

Put on a little more than daily wear makeup (false lashes look nice in photos) Wear clothing you feel comfortable in/clothing that moves/avoid stiff fabrics Avoid heels/stilettos unless you’re very used to wearing them

LINKS: Lillian Lane Photography

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Mar 01 2019

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#201 - Wedding Facts and Findings

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This weeks episode is full of facts about weddings. How much the average costs are and even the best places to get married ranked by WalletHub.

2019’s Best Places to Get Married - WalletHub

2018 Costs of Weddings

2017 Avg - $25,764 2018 Avg - $24,723

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I may not be a bride...well, I was almost 27 years ago, and my oh my how things have changed; however, I am a Mother of the Bride and not just one bride, but TWO brides. Yes... both of my daughters are getting married one month (technically 5 weeks) apart. The first daughter got married on February 2nd and is currently on her honeymoon, and the second wedding will take place on March 9th.

Both daughters have completely different styles, so the second wedding is certainly not going to be a “copy and paste” kind of wedding. Your podcasts have educated me and allowed me to envision a perfect wedding day for both my girls in two totally different spaces!

There is absolutely NO WAY I could have planned these weddings without the help of Kim and Shannon! (I actually refer to these two rockstars to my family and friends as my “virtual besties” although I’ve never met them personally!)

If you are the bride or the Mother of a Bride, I strongly recommend their podcasts to you! It was a game changer for me, and for that, I will forever be grateful to my two virtual besties! 💕 -Kelly

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Feb 22 2019

36mins

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#200 - Wedding Free for ALL!

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It’s our 200th show!!!

Today we are giving you lots of fun and interesting info. From questions to trends and newsworthy weddings.

Questions and Topics:

*What is the proper etiquette for inviting guest to the shower that live more than an hour or so away? They will be invited to the wedding but do you do the shower too?

*Dresses w/pockets

*Balloons on veils

*Cotton Candy bouquets; Puppies as bouquets

*How to tell your bridesmaids that they are pissing you off but in a nice way

*Simple, intimate, yet meaningful wedding ideas

*Shoe do’s and don’ts for brides and bridesmaids.

IN THE NEWS:

Las Vegas wedding chapel offering Dunkin Donuts themed weddings

Cemetery Was the Right Vibe for a Glamour Goth Wedding

Facebook Wedding Shaming groups are the nasty new trend taking over social media

TREND REPORT:
  • “The new way to brand your wedding can’t be seen—it must be smelled. Custom blends of perfumes and essential oils are crafted especially for the occasion.”
  • “Couples are using the invitations to make a bold statement about their upcoming celebration, sending everything from uniquely crafted boxed correspondence to custom video messages.”
  • “Sculptural is the name of the game, with couples hiring pro cake bakers to create unexpected shapes and varying sized tiers – so much so, it’s hard to tell if they’re wedding cakes or art installations.”
  • Suits and jumpsuits on Bridesmaids
  • Secret/Destination Elopements – like celebrities
  • Neon Signage
  • Gold dresses, floral, colors(ful)
  • Weed weddings
  • Grazing stations, sharing platters
  • Edible displays...canapé towers, doughnut walls,
FACT CHECK:

Marriages are on the decline with millennials.

Getting hitched? Atlanta named America’s 4th best place for weddings Of the 182 cities on the list, WalletHub ranked Orlando at the very top, followed by Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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Feb 15 2019

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#199 - Planning a Honeymoon

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Today our guest host is Irina Vishnevskaya. Irina has a formal education in International Business and was once at the helm of one of Hungary's first craft breweries and worked for a company that installed craft breweries all around the world. She started allé travel, a travel planning company. She is also a travel contributor at Huffington Post, Peaceful Dumpling, Spirited Table, Pink Pangea, as well as, of course, on the allé travel blog.

The first big question: when to honeymoon (right after the wedding vs. with a delay) -- pros and cons of each approach

Delay 6-12 months

Destinations that generally work really well for honeymoons

Google place including month you are wanting to travel

Spring – Italy

Summer – Croatia, Sylvania, Bali

Fall – Europe, Portugal, Coryzal Island, Greece

Winter - Thailand, Mexico

Once you're on your honeymoon: tips for success:

Start talking about it early not 2 weeks before

Balance on a honeymoon

Get clear about your priorities, top 3 things you want from the honeymoon

Budget

Work with someone/professional

Go!

What it's like to work with a honeymoon planner

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Feb 08 2019

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#198 - Engagement Party Essentials

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Do you have to have an Engagement Party?  No, but it’s an opportunity for family and friends to interact and get to know each other in an intimate setting.  It’s totally up to you if you want to have one. 

Outline/timeline: 

  • Pick a date 6-12 weeks from Engagement 
  • Decide who’s hosting, Traditionally bride’s parents.   
  • The guest list, the rule is that anyone invited to the engagement party is invited to the wedding.   
  • The venue can be as big or small, informal or formal as you as a couple would like. Once that is decided upon then finding a venue will be much easier.  Backyard, private dining room, or favorite bar!   
  • Register, you don’t have to have a full gift registry set up but it’s a good idea to have something to share with anyone that asks.  Gifts aren’t required. 
  • Send invites, yes, they are needed as you would for any other official gathering. 
  • Menu, appetizers, BBQ, or plated dinner.  It’s up to you and your desired celebration. 
  • Details/Decor, focus on celebrating.  Keep it simple.  Doesn’t have to be the same as the wedding reception. 
  • Games, maybe you are game people maybe you aren’t, but having something fun even a photo show could create love and laughter. Lawn games for a backyard party or a scavenger hunt are a few ideas. 
  • Attire, you can wear white if you so choose.  You can go as formal or informal as you’d like.  Hawaiian shirts or bow ties.  Totally up to you! 
  • Favors, not need but if you want, a save the date magnet or reminder of the wedding date would be acceptable.  
  • Photos, of course!!  Take a big family photo and take advantage of this gathering of family and friends. 
  • Just remember that this is a celebratory party with your closest friends and family who may not know each other well.  Keep it simple and allow your guests to get to know each other.  Make sure you introduce your families. 

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Feb 01 2019

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#197 - Dates to Avoid and Etiquette for the Newly Engaged

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Picking out a wedding date can be hard. We are hoping to help with that by giving you a few dates NOT to have a wedding on. Plus, we are here to give you some guidance on how life is going to change now that you are engaged.

Dates not to have your wedding on A few dates to avoid:

  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • Final Four/March Madness
  • World Series
  • Large Festival Weekends that take place (in Austin- SXSW, ACL Festival)
  • Holiday weekends con- families have standing plans or traditions
    • Mother’s Day
    • Father’s Day
    • Independence Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas/New year's (Irish tradition states that New Year's Eve is a lucky day to get married-You will be able to start fresh and happy in the New Year)
  • Tax Day
  • Bad luck:
    • Friday 13th
    • Patriot Day-Sept 11th
    • Ides of March (March 15th)
    • Remembrance Day- Dec 7th
  • Religious Observances
    • Rosh Hashana
    • Yom Kippur
    • Chanukah
    • Palm Sunday
    • Easter Sunday
    • Passover
    • Kwanzaa
  • Close to a birthday
  • Leap Day- don't do it, it just confuses everything and everyone!

Thanks to TheKnot for helping us out with this, here is a link to check out all dates for 2019, 2020, and 2021. https://www.theknot.com/content/wedding-dates-to-avoid

Etiquette for Newly Engaged Couples

It is not bragging to post a pic of your engagement ring on social media but it makes a happy statement to include you and your fiancé in the photo(s) as well.

People are going to ask questions. Be ready. Think about how you will kindly and tactfully answer these questions. And some people will be nosy!

You may, and it is encouraged, register before the engagement party if you choose to have one. But do not include the registry info on the party invitation. Only offer the info if asked.

If you have yet to meet parents do so as soon as possible.

If you do not like the engagement ring that was picked out for you: There are a few options: learn to love it or work together to design something new. Just remember that the giver has feelings too so be kind.

Give great thought into who you will ask to be in your bridal party. Its hard to take back once you’ve asked, or blurted out on a whim.

Episode 168

Traditionally the engagement party is thrown by the bride's parents but anyone can host, even you! But don’t ask your MOH or Best Man to host as they have other obligations. If you opt to have the party, make sure it’s closer to the engagement rather than the wedding.

Refrain as long as possible from oversharing wedding planning details on social media. First, you want to keep your details a surprise for your guest. Secondly, you will receive much advice, much of it unsolicited!

You may be asked quite a few questions about the ring, how big is it, how much was it, or even is it real. Answering with an “it’s not the size that matters to me, I love it” is advised. Even using humor to lighten the conversation can be another way to go.

Usually, Engagement parties are kept fairly small since you will most likely want to invite them to the wedding also.

When it comes to changing your status on social media, that’s totally up to you. But we advise waiting until you’ve told your VIPs. Don’t want ma finding out through FB.

Share your love not your brags.

Calling you in-laws Mom and Dad...it’s up to you. Some never feel comfortable doing that.

Don’t panic and get overwhelmed at the idea of planning a wedding. There are lots of resources and people to help you.

Don’t let planning take precedence over your relationship! Keep dating!!!

Episode 179

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Jan 25 2019

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#196 - How to Navigate Wedding Shows when you are Newly Engaged

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Pantone color of the year: Living Coral

Wedding shows:

How to navigate:

  • Start Early
    • Start searching for wedding shows and expos that you are interested in right after you are engaged or at least a year in advance. I would suggest going to different types of shows, the large expo ones, a venue tour or open house and a boutique show that is a more intimate setting that usually has a mock wedding set up with ceremony and reception decor.
  • Pre-Register
    • Pre-registering usually allows you to receive discount tickets so you can avoid the lines at the ticket box office on the day of the show. It also gets you free stuff! We all like free things.
  • Research and Strategize
    • Know what vendors you definitely want to see and find them on the layout map, which you can find on the show's website. Set-up a new email address, you will be inundated with emails after the show. Create address labels with your name, wedding date and new email address, every vendor you will meet will want this information either for them to send you newsletters or enter you into drawings for gifts or discounts. Bring a notebook and use your phone camera. Write down the vendors information, what you liked about them, what you didn't like about them and if they have their booth set up with something that catches your eye, take a photo.
  • You are not the Only Star in this Show
    • Please realize that you and your tribe are not the only focus for the vendors, they are looking for as many potential clients as possible. That is not to say that you are not important. If it is a vendor that you are interested in booking their services make sure that you talk to them, introduce yourself and tell them your needs. Gather their information, give them your information, on your address label that you created, and if possible, make an appointment for a one on one consultation.
  • Go to the Seminars and Fashion Shows
    • You paid good money for your ticket to this show so get your money's worth out of it. The producers usually have great keynote speakers and the bridal fashion shows are usually top of the line gowns with touches, like bouquets, from vendors in the show. The guest speakers will have great planning information and the fashion show will give you an idea of your likes and dislikes and how the dresses move while walking and such. You may like that mermaid cut gown, but if you can't walk well in it then it may not be for you.

Last but not any way the least important…

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes
    • I know you want to look your best but you are going to be walking lots. Don't wear the 5-inch stilettos, your feet will be barking by the end of the day.

If you want a good list of wedding shows and other great information please check out Here comes the Guide. They have a list of tons of wedding shows in all 50 states.

You’re engaged, now what:

* Sharing the engagement news * Engagement parties Yes or No * How to start planning your wedding

Sharing the news ideas and when to tell

* Important peeps/VIPs * Parents/Grandparents * Best Friends * Kids

Ideas on how to share the news

* Then Facebook, coworkers, social media AFTER your VIPs have been told. * T-shirts * Christmas ornaments * Cute Video * Photo/Graphic * Online engagement e-cards * Phone calls still work * Is texting allowed?

If you choose to have an engagement party

* Bride's parents normally host * Can have more than one depending on the location of the bride's and groom's parents * Traditionally it was to announce the engagement now it is more of a celebration of the couple * Gifts or no gifts * are not expected * The party is for family and close friends of the couple, not the parent's friends… they all expect to be invited to the wedding. * Could it also be for family and close friends who might be unable to attend the actual wedding * cocktail and dinner are popular

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Jan 18 2019

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#195 - Trends 2019

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*This was recorded before Pantone revealed their color of the year for 2019!*

Last episode of 2018! Pantone spring/summer 2019 color palette. Trends and what to look for in 2019.

PANTONE SPRING/SUMMER 2019 COLOR PALETTE:

Fiesta, Jester Red, Turmeric, Living Coral, Pink Peacock, Pepper Stem, Aspen Gold, Princess Blue, Toffee, Mango Mojito, Terrarium Moss, Sweet Lilac

Spring/Summer 2019 Neutrals:

Soybean, Eclipse, Sweet Corn, Brown Granite

2019 Trends

  1. Bridal Dresses-
    1. Megan Markle’s Dress influence, both the wedding dress with boatneck and sleeves and the reception dress.
    2. A resurgence of the bridal tiara
    3. Oversized- bows, sleeves, sparkle and floral elements
    4. Bridal Jumpsuit
  2. Florals
    1. Bright colors- purple replacing pink
    2. Abundant greenery
    3. Dahlias
    4. Hanging florals, garlands, floral walls
  3. Décor
    1. More Rust, silver, and gold, phasing out of rose gold and coppers
    2. Industrial décor less rustic
    3. Lots of texture in linens
    4. Lace trims
    5. Frayed edges
  4. Beading Invitation Suites and event branding
    1. Unique features on papers
    2. Geometric cutouts
    3. Watercolors
    4. Wax Seals
    5. Color blocking
    6. Custom illustrations
    7. Custom Monogramming
  5. Food
    1. Themed food stations instead of one buffet
    2. Raw seafood bar
    3. Pizza
    4. Tacos
    5. Custom cocktails or interactive bars where guest can choose their own cocktails
  6. Hair and makeup
    1. A natural look for makeup with bold accents such as a wine-colored lip or full lashes
    2. Half up sweeps that frame face with locks softly gathered in the back of the head
  7. The wedding isn’t just for Saturdays anymore- choose a Friday or Sunday.

LINKS FOR TRENDS:

http://theeverygirl.com/5-wedding-trends-every-2019-bride-should-know-about/ https://www.weddingforward.com/2019-wedding-trends/3/ https://www.theknot.com/content/bridal-fashion-week-spring-2019-wedding-dress-trends https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/wedding-trends-from-the-experts https://www.vogue.com/article/spring-2019-bridal-fashion-week-trends

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Dec 21 2018

27mins

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#194 - Alternative Engagement Rings and Incorporating Family Heirloom Jewelry

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Today we chat with Anna Sheffield, Fine Jewelry artist!  Alternative and distinctive jewelry is her thing and she's here to help us help you make the best of your heirloom jewelry.

Anna Sheffield takes a distinctive approach to jewelry design, informed by her fine art sculpture training and years spent at the helm of her two New York-based brands. Anna Sheffield Fine Jewelry creates a unique style through an alchemical merging of the beautiful with the perfectly imperfect, irreverence with femininity, and a modern sensibility with timeless chic.

Committed to a philosophy of sustainable and ethical practices, Anna Sheffield Fine Jewelry aligns production with single origin gem sourcing and reclaimed diamonds and metals with the highest caliber of the craft.

  • How did you get started as a jewelry designer?
  • What made you want to design ceremonial jewelry?
  • You are known for creating alternative engagement rings for the non-traditional bride.
  • Can you tell us more about why you decided to focus on rings using champagne, black and grey diamonds?
  • Tell us how a bride can incorporate family heirloom jewelry into their bridal look.
  • What are your tips for selecting what jewelry to wear on your actual wedding day?
  • What are some tips you can share when choosing your perfect engagement ring?
  • You create a variety of different stacking bands; tell us more on how to match your wedding band to your specific diamond shape.

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Dec 07 2018

40mins

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#193 - Top 7 Wedding Venues Across the US

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Today we share with you, just a few of our favorite picks from the Brides.com much longer list of America’s Best Wedding Venues.

Found on Brides.com

  1. The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine. Take a 20-minute drive outside Portland to this meticulously restored 19th-century barn, which is open year-round. There’s also a cozy farmhouse perfect for unwinding with your wedding party pre- and post-nuptials;
  2. The Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta, Georgia In the heart of Midtown, you’ll find this historic landmark, which features an ivy-lined garden and two gilded ballrooms that are over-the-top in the best way possible;
  3. The White Sparrow Barn in Quinlan, Texas A beautiful white barn with built-in speakers and vintage rentals? Nadine Ramos Huerta, a wedding photographer, created this spot in 2014 (with space for endless photo ops, obvi!);
  4. Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan This resort is known for its front porch, which spans the length of nearly two football fields and overlooks Lake Huron;
  5. Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri
  6. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California The property’s gilded chapels and ornate ballrooms attract couples after old-world charm in SoCal. Not to mention, this place has been hosting weddings for more than a century.
  7. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona The resort's lush gardens will make you forget you're in the Arizona desert. Gawk at the mountain views while you sample fare from celebrity chef Beau MacMillan;
Listener Question

My fiancé and I are planning our wedding in central Iowa near Des Moines. We live in northern IA, and all our guests are coming from Omaha, Kansas City, and the Quad Cities. So essentially we are planning a destination wedding since everybody is an out of town guest. We want to have our ceremony more intimate and smaller than our reception. We’re thinking about 100 ceremony and 300 reception. So anyways we have set up a wedding website with Zola and you can create the timeline of events for your guests and it shows all the details like time and place etc. So we really want to utilize this feature so that our guests have the time and place of our big events, time of breakfast the day after, and rehearsal the night before without having to keep track of the paper invitation they stuck on the fridge. BUT is it tacky or inconsiderate to have the ceremony or rehearsal on the website for everybody to view if not everybody is invited? And what would be a good way to have a complete schedule of events without having people showing up to things they aren’t invited to? I would prefer to have a basic invitation to cut costs with that and I know most of the time these two invites (ceremony v reception) are on different pieces of paper within the invitation suite and you just include the ceremony invitation in the suites that people are invited to both. I guess I’m having trouble with my OCD/etiquette on our website, I would like to have anything and everything available on the site to view but I don’t want to shove it in anybody’s face that they haven’t been invited to the ceremony.

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Nov 23 2018

23mins

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#192 - Wedding Planning Questions

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Today we share all the wedding planning questions that you are asking! And we give you answers.

Can we fire a member of our bridal/groom party?

Yes, of course, you can, do it tastefully. If they are not doing their job as part of the wedding party or are causing strife within you can either replace them or ask them to bow out.

How soon can I reach out to people who haven’t RSVPed?

Do we have to pay for bridesmaids’ and grooms’ flights and rooms?

No, you do not. If you have the resources you are welcome to do it or at least pay for accommodations.

Can we have a no-phone, no-social media wedding?

Yes, make it known to your guest either through invites, website or announcement at the ceremony. www.fromringtoveil.com/16

Linens rent or buy?

Do I really need to give multiple gifts?

Etiquette says, yes! But if you are going to multiple events you can limit. Showers and the wedding, yes you need to bring a gift and please use the registry

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Hi future wives, I am from Costa Rica and I am getting married in February. We aren’t going to do any dancing or Carnaval or even mariachi. We only want an acoustic rock band and maybe a trio of instruments for the lunch. What other activities can we do.. any ideas? The reception will be held on a terrace in front of a garden.

We are thinking about doing what would be called a cake and champagne reception but neither of us like champagne so we’re looking for suggestions on another type of alcohol or alcohol that would go well with the dessert table

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Nov 09 2018

20mins

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#191 - 3 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

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Today Kim is missing her co-host, Shannon, so she invites her husband of 21 years to record this show with her. Listen in as they discuss how they have such a happy marriage.

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Oct 26 2018

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By A fellow wedding planner - Apr 12 2019
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I love listening to Shannon and Kimy. As a fellow wedding planner, I'm always learning and picking up new tips and insights fromtheir show. As experienced wedding vendors, they are the real deal and give listeners their honest opinions about what to do and what NOT to do when planning your wedding. They're also fun, entertaining, and show their personality. I love getting to know them and recommend this podcast to all my couples and vendor partners!

So amazing!!

By Jasmine.mae - Mar 28 2019
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I’ve wanted to be a wedding planner since I was a little girl and I was thinking about pursuing that dream when I got engaged! My wedding is in 5 months and these two have really helped me realize there’s so much to learn and dreaming about planning weddings and actually planning one are two totally different things. Thanks for helping me through the wedding planning process!