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Wedding Planner Tell-All: Tips to Plan a Wedding from a Professional Wedding Planner

May 22, 2023

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Can you believe it? It’s our 100th episode! Thank you for being here whether it’s your first time or your 100th time – thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we Tell-ALL! From wedding horror stories to some controversial hot takes, it’s going to be one fun episode. Also, as I mentioned in past episodes, I’m actually reversing the roles for today’s episode. Instead of interviewing a guest, I’m actually joined by two of our Verve employees, Ali and Riley who are going to interview ME! So make sure you turn up your volume because things are going to get a little risque in today’s episode.

Whether you've stumbled here on a late-night Google search or are a long-time listener of our podcast, welcome! We love creating content you find helpful, but we love working with you more! If you are looking for a wedding planning team in Upstate New York, learn more about working with us here. Not ready to hire a wedding planner but still want support? You can find wedding planner quality templates here or book a clarity call to pick our brains about your wedding venue before you book!

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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Wedding Planner Tell-All: Tips to Plan a Wedding from a Professional Wedding Planner

To fast-forward to a specific part of the podcast episode, check out the timestamps below:

  • Meet Desiree [2:52]
  • What is the worst thing that has happened at a wedding? [6:07]
  • What is the weirdest thing that has happened at a wedding [8:46]
  • Have you ever had to fire a vendor or even part ways with a client? [11:52]
  • Do you refund the client when you break up with them? [14:10]
  • Do you have any day-of obstacles that stand out that you and your team had to overcome? [17:16]
  • What is a mistake you made as a business owner when you first started out? [23:36]
  • What are some of your goals for this podcast? [26:18]
  • Who are some dream people you want to have on the podcast? [26:53]
  • Who have been your favorite guests so far on the podcast? [27:22]
  • What is a dream of yours that no one knows? [29:08]
  •  What is ONE myth you want to bust about the wedding industry? [32:49]



If you have any questions, DM me on Instagram at @asktheplannerpodcast or call the wedding planning hotline at 585-210-3467.

And that’s a wrap for season 3! I can’t believe Season 3 has come to an end. But this season was a big season for us as we recorded 33 episodes for you! The first season (if you’ve gone back to it or you’re an OG and have been around since the beginning) was about 35 episodes, but we also alternated between a full-length episode and a Wedding Wednesday Quick Tip.

Season 3 had fuller-length episodes, which I honestly liked more because I felt like I could connect with you more personally. 

The show has also gone through some permutations since season 1. We’ve reduced the number of ads, added some segments like This or That, or listener reviews, and finally picked a name for our Loverves, our listeners! 

If you have ideas for segments for Season 4 or guests you want on the show for Season 4, please continue to leave them in your reviews on Apple Podcasts! We’re scheduling interviews with guests over the summer so we can come back with more awesome content in Season 4 in October.

The close of Season 3 doesn’t mean we’re completely saying goodbye, though. I’ve already picked several episodes that we’re going to re-broadcast during our hiatus because they’re so relevant for couples getting married this summer or fall, are recently engaged, or were our top downloaded episodes and deserve to be re-aired – or all of the above, actually!

I hope you enjoyed hearing from Ali and Riley who came on this week’s episode. If you want to hear more of them, let us know in your 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, too! I love the questions they asked me. We always have a good time together. Also, shout out to Daniel, our audio editor who had to edit this episode, which was probably much harder than our other episodes. Thank you, Daniel! 

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