The Big Wedding Planning Podcast

Gain expert knowledge, share hearty laughs, and discover the best tips to maximize your budget and wedding planning experience.ย Iโ€™m Michelle, your host and a fun-loving wedding planner with over 20 years of experience.ย I share invaluable insights and industry secrets to empower you on your path to 'I Do.'

๐ŸŽ‰ We celebrate inclusivity here, making this podcast a perfect companion for EVERYONE planning their wedding.ย ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿคต ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Society & Culture
#408 Is This a Red Flag? Photographer Edition ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿ“ท
How do you know if a photographer is right for you, and what are the red flags to watch out for? ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿ“ท
39 min
#407 Tying the Knot Without Tying Up Friendship...
Enhance your wedding planning experience and strengthen your personal connections. In this episode, we explore the intricate dynamics of relationships during wedding planning with friendship coach and educator, Danielle Byard Jackson.
50 min
#406 Planet-Friendly Love: Your Guide to a Sust...
If you're planning a wedding and love our planet, this episode is packed with tips, stories, and a bit of fun thatโ€™ll help you make a difference.
50 min
#405 IMPORTANT Changes Coming To The Show - A b...
PLEASE LISTEN! Some important updates about the future of our show. This episode is a bit different, as Iโ€™m discussing the changes coming to the podcast and what it means for you, my valued listeners.
9 min
#404 Vendor Meals: What You Need To Know
Feeding your wedding vendors isn't just courtesyโ€”it's a must, especially for those who dedicate hours to make your day special. In this episode, I chat with my dear friend and seasoned wedding pro, Duncan Reyes. Dive into our lively discussion on the ins and outs of vendor meals, filled with insights, laughter, and Duncan's unmatched charm. Don't miss
38 min
#403 The Last 72 Hours Before Her Wedding
An exclusive behind-the-scenes journey with Violeta, a bride on the brink of her wedding day, and me, her wedding planning guide and fairy godmother.
41 min
#402 Eli & Matt's Theatrical Wedding with a Sid...
Join me as I talk with Eli and Matt for a candid conversation about their recent wedding journey.
47 min
#401 The Last Phase of Wedding Planning Explained
In this episode, I'll guide you through the crucial tasks that define the last steps of your planning journey. As you approach the last three months before your wedding day, discover the essential tasks to bring your vision to life.
47 min
#400 You Ask, We Answer - 75
We are celebrating 400 episodes of the pod by pulling questions from a past episode of YAWA from each year since we started them! This is the 75th episode of YAWA to boot!
75 min
#399 The Middle Phase of Wedding Planning Expla...
Dive into the heart of wedding planning with todayโ€™s episode as we explore the pivotal middle phase. From selecting the perfect venues and assembling your dream vendor team to the intricate details of guest accommodations and transportation, Iโ€™ve got you covered.
31 min
#398 WTF is Force Majeure? Understanding Your C...
An episode packed with insights to make you feel like a contract guru. Whether you're negotiating with a caterer or deciphering a DJ's terms, you will be equipped with the knowledge to tackle those contracts with confidence.
71 min
#397 How to Ace Your Venue Site Visit: The Ulti...
We're unpacking the essential steps to conducting a successful venue site visit, with the expertise of Dixie Bagley, a renowned wedding venue owner and wedding business consultant.
67 min
#396 You Ask, We Answer - 74
In this YAWA episode, we address specific wedding planning questions and concerns from our listeners as well as throw in a couple of Reddit reactions!
60 min
#395 Real Wedding Retrospective: A Wedding in t...
In this episode, we delve into Kristen and Michael's unique mountain wedding.
68 min
#394 Ten Big Wedding Planning Mistakes: IMO
Think you know what it takes to plan a wedding? This episode might just change your mind. I'm diving deep into the 10 biggest wedding planning mistakes, based on decades of wedding planning experience and a treasure trove of listener stories.
27 min
#393 Home Buying 101: Wisdom for Wedding Couples
Iโ€™m chatting with Amanda Pendleton, a personal finance whiz from Zillow Home Loans, who's here to spill all the insider info for first-time home buyers.
52 min
#392 How to Start Wedding Planning: Your First ...
This episode is designed to equip you with practical, actionable steps to organize and navigate the early stages of wedding planning.
36 min
#391 You Ask, We Answer - 73
In this final YAWA of 2023, where we're diving into a fabulous mash-up of 2022's highlights!
66 min
#390 Manifesting and Wedding Planning with Ther...
This episode is more than just about planning the perfect wedding. It's a call to embrace self-love, to believe in yourself, and to manifest a life filled with joy and fulfillment.
53 min
#389 Breaking Up With Bridezilla
Redefining the "Bridezilla": A Conversation on Empowerment and Authenticity in Wedding Planning
35 min
#388 Real Wedding Retrospective: Radical & Revo...
This united and strong couple, reflect on their wedding journey, highlighting the significance of their union in the context of same-sex and interracial marriage only being legal in the U.S. since 2015 and 1967, respectively.
73 min
#387 You Ask, We Answer - 72
This month's YAWA is brimming with energy as we tackle an array of real wedding planning challenges. Along with my co-host Dixie Bagley, we offer practical advice, creative problem-solving, and a touch of humor with lots of fun! Just as wedding planning should be. ;)
65 min
#386 All About Wedding Beauty Prep (replay)
How do you want to look on your wedding day? Are you thinking of changing your hair? Are you going to spray tan? Do you want to hire a hair and makeup artist? What about skin treatments? In this episode we cover all things beauty that you need to know in preparation of your wedding.
69 min
#385 Asking For and Discussing Money With Family
We're sharing solid strategies, practical phrases, and actionable advice for handling family conversations about wedding finances
59 min
#384 On Becoming a Wedding Planner - You Asked,...
A listener question inspired this episode. She wrote asking advice on making a career shift to become a wedding planner, and we're here to deliver the unfiltered truth.
47 min