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The Itty Bitty Wedding Committee Podcast

A wedding planning podcast brought to you by two wedding industry professionals! Kate and Alyson give you the inside scoop, tips and commentary on all things wedding-related!

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A wedding planning podcast brought to you by two wedding industry professionals! Kate and Alyson give you the inside scoop, tips and commentary on all things wedding-related!

Season Two Finale w/ Special Guest Megan!

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We can't believe we're wrapping up our second season! This week, we wrap season two with a very special guest, one of our long time listeners Megan! Megan shares her experiences of planning her upcoming 2022 wedding, her planning process, things she's learned throughout the process, and more!

When she's not planning her wedding, Megan is an Interior Designer and lover of antiques! Check out her Etsy shop, Walking Antique! 

www.etsy.com/shop/walkingantiqueshop

Follow us on Instagram at and continue to chat with us at @ibwc_podcast

Email us at ittybittyweddingcommittee@gmail.com 

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Jul 14 2021

1hr 2mins

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Event Rentals 101

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This week's episode is all about rentals. How we've gone an entire TWO seasons and not talked about rentals is a questions we're still trying to figure out, but we're happy to finally get into it! We talk about the basics of event rentals ranging from:

-most common event rentals items

-who is responsible for renting what items

-streamlining rentals by choosing vendors that provide rentals for multiple areas of your event

-what to expect with delivery and pick-up

-timing and logistics 

and more!

Join us on Zoom for the recording of our season 2 finale on July 7th 2021 at 530pm CST https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89326209359

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Jul 07 2021

48mins

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Sustainable Weddings 101

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This week's episode is all about the many ways that you can make your wedding more sustainable and environmentally friendly. You don't have to be an environmentalist or recycling expert for you to have a greener wedding. We cover everything from:

-How to choose green vendors

-Questions to ask vendors about their sustainability practices

-Sustainable Catering and Bar

-Sustainable decor

-Sustainable Paper Goods

-And more

This episode also includes a listener letter from one of our listeners about honoring loved ones that are no longer with us at your wedding.

If you would like to check out some of the sustainable practices that we mentioned in this episode, check out the Green Wedding Guide on the Green Wedding Alliance website at https://www.greenweddingalliance.com

You can follow us on Instagram at @ibwc_podcast 

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Jun 30 2021

1hr 6mins

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Vendor Communication 101

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This week on the podcast, we get deep into communication, specifically with your vendors! We understand that sometimes navigating vendor communication can a bit frustrating. We get into:

-How to gauge your vendors' communication styles from the get-go

-How to manage your expectations

-The best times, and the not so great times to reach out to your vendors

-How to gauge urgency

-How to approach your vendors when communication is not where you want it to be, or where you feel it should be

-When and how to escalate 

And more!

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Send us an email at ittybittyweddingcommittee@gmail.com

Don't forget Listener Letters! If you have a questions, would like to share a story, or need advice, send in a listener letter either via Instagram or via email. Be sure to mention in your message that this is a listener letter, and please let us know how you'd like to be addressed (first name, anonymous, etc.) and your preferred pronouns.

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Jun 23 2021

54mins

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Flowers, and Florists, and Blooms- Oh My!

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This week, we are getting into the basics of florals! We talk about:

-How to choose a florist

-How to effectively use Instagram as a resource

-Levels of service that florists can provide

-Common misconceptions about floral work

-The behind the scenes work florists do that most couples don't see

And more!

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Send us an email at ittybittyweddingcommittee@gmail.com 

If you would like to send us a listener letter with a questions, comment, or story you'd like to share, feel free to email us or send us a message on Instagram. Be sure to put "Listener Letter" in the subject or the beginning of your message, and please include how you'd like to be addressed, if you'd like to be anonymous, as well as your preferred pronouns. 

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Jun 16 2021

46mins

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Eloping 101

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This week, we're talking about...ELOPING! We're seeing more couples elope these days, especially as a result of the pandemic. In the episode we get into:

-What's does it mean to elope

-Traditional and non-traditional elopements

-The importance of communication

-Certain Considerartions

And More

This episode we read our first listener letter!

Follow us on Instagram at @ibwc_podcast

Send us an email with questions, comments or topic suggestions at ittybittyweddingcommittee@gmail.com

Don't forget to send us your listener letters with questions, or comments about your wedding or weddings in general. Send us your listener letters via email or via instagram and don't forget to tell us how you'd like to be addressed, or anonymous and your preferred pronouns!

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Jun 09 2021

44mins

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Hotel Guest Blocks 101

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This week, we're talking about how to navigate setting up guest room blocks for your wedding weekend! We get into: 

-What is a hotel block

-How many hotels to select

-How to determine which hotels to select

-The number of guest rooms per night to request

-Courtesy Block versus a block with attrition (also what the heck is attrition)

-Hotel amenities

-Gift Bags

And more!

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Jun 02 2021

48mins

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Winter Weddings 101

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This week, we cover another listener topic suggestion! Whether you've had to postpone your wedding to winter due to the pandemic or whether you've always wanted the winter wedding of your dreams, this episode is all about winter weddings! We cover some of the perks of having wedding in the winter time, how your planning process may look different, pitfalls you should be aware of, and how to overcome them. 

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May 26 2021

36mins

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Kids and Weddings

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This week, we're talking about how to navigate the age old question of whether or not you want to allow kids at your wedding. We covering everything from how to indicate whether kids are invited or not, how to communicate with your guests if kids are not allowed,  to how to incorporate kids into your big day, how to appropriately plan if kids are included in your wedding, how to navigate childcare for the big day, wedding logistics to consider and more!

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May 19 2021

45mins

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Intro To Destination Weddings

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This week's episode is all about.....destination weddings! Many people love the idea of a destination wedding...until it comes to actually planning one. This episode, we get into some of the main things you should consider when thinking of a destination wedding from booking a planner that has destination wedding expertise, sourcing vendors, the best ways to communicate with guests when planning a destination wedding, and more!

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May 12 2021

39mins

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IBWC: Pandemic Check-In

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On this week's episode, we check in on the state of things with the current pandemic: the latest local event regulation updates, how weddings and events are still being impacted by the pandemic, what we envision for the future of weddings, and advice for couples that are currently in the process of planning their weddings.

You can follow us on Instagram at @ibwc_podcast

Feel free to email us with questions, comments, and topic suggestion at ittybittyweddingcommittee@gmail.com


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May 05 2021

58mins

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Alyson and Kate’s Favorite Wedding Movies/Cinematic Wedding Moments

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This week's episode is all about favorite wedding movies and wedding scenes in movies. Listen along as we discuss our favorite wedding scenes, from the decor, to the attire, and other shenanigans! 
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Apr 28 2021

58mins

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Spring and Summer 2021 Wedding Dress Trends

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This week, we're talking all about some of our favorite wedding dress trends that we are seeing for this Spring and Summer! We cover everything from tulle and floral, to sleeves, sleek silhouettes. And we're not just talking dresses and attire! We get into what trends we're seeing with shoes, and accessories!

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Apr 21 2021

45mins

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Vendor Contracts 101

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This weeks episode is all about.....contracts! As you go through the process of planning your wedding, you'll be receiving and reviewing multiple agreements as you book vendors for the big day. In this episode, we get into the common things to look for when reviewing contracts, from event details, payment schedules, value-adds, cancellation terms, and more. 

Please keep in mind that this is in no way meant to be professional legal advice. For any specific legal questions you may have, we highly suggest consulting a licensed attorney. 

You can find us on Instagram at @ibwc_podcast

Feel free to email us questions, comments, topic suggestions, or just say hello at ittybittyweddingcommittee@gmail.com

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Apr 14 2021

1hr 16mins

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Wedding Cakes with Special Guest Bria Helgerson of Flourish Cake Design!

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This week, we have the pleasure of having special guest Bria Helgerson, the cake queen behind Flourish Cake Design! Bria shares her story of how she got started in the wedding cake business, where she draws her inspiration from, and what her cake consultation and design process looks like. Bria also gives the inside scoop on some common wedding cake elements i.e layers vs. tiers, buttercream vs, fondant, sugar flowers, cake servings, and more. We had so much fun having Bria on the show and we can't wait for everyone to hear it!

If you're interested in learning more about Flourish Cake Design, you can find out more at https://www.flourishcakedesign.com/

You can also keep up to date on Bria's amazing cake work on Instagram at @flourishcakedesign and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/flourishcakedesign/

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Apr 07 2021

1hr 21mins

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How To Have A Flawless Wedding Day- Part 2: The Day Before and Day Of

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This week's episode is the second part of our two-part series on how to have a smooth wedding day! This episode focuses on things you should absolutely do (and not do) the day before, and the day of your wedding from beauty prep, food and hydration, having an emergency kit, your wedding rehearsal (have one!) and more!
*We hope you enjoy the gentle snores in the background courtesy of our unofficial guest, Kate's dog Hoagie :) 
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Mar 31 2021

43mins

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How To Have A Flawless Wedding Day- Part 1: Advanced Prep

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This week's episode is the first part of a two-part episode series on how to ensure you have the most flawless day-of experience! This episode focuses on things you can do in advance, leading up to the big day, including getting a qualified planner, hiring experienced vendors, proper communication, staying organized, and more!
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Mar 24 2021

46mins

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Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods w/ Special Guest Samantha Meyer

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This week's episode is all about wedding stationery! We are super excited to host a special guest, "paper goods Renaissance woman" and stationery goddess Samantha Meyer of Samantha Meyer Studio! Samantha shares how Samantha Meyer Studio came to be, where she draws her creative inspiration from, insight into the custom stationery experience, her creative process when designing paper goods for clients, and more!
You can find Samantha's work and services at https://samanthameyerstudio.com/
You can find Samantha Meyer Studio on Instagram at @samanthameyerstudio
Keep up with us on Instagram at @ibwc_podcast
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Mar 17 2021

1hr 12mins

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How To Join The Wedding Industry: Do's and Don'ts

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There are so many people from all walks of life that are part of the wedding industry, and it's not uncommon for people to get inspired to become a service provider within the industry. This week, we're talking about how to navigate the the world of weddings as a new service provider, important factors to consider when thinking about joining the industry, how (and when) to make connections with established vendors, how to get your foot in the door, and more!

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Mar 10 2021

53mins

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Details and Decor - What's Worth the Expense and What Can You Do Without?

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This week, we talking about decor and design, but more specifically, answering the question of what decor/design elements are worth the money vs things that your wedding can do without. We discuss how to establish your top priorities for your big day, how to determine which design/decor elements make the most sense for your wedding, different ways you can compromise to get some of the design elements that you want, how to consider cost and value of different design elements and more!

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Mar 03 2021

54mins

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