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Wedding Planning Collective

Wedding Planning Collective

By Kate McClellan
If you've ever had a question about planning your wedding, this is the podcast for you! Each week I'll be sharing my planning tips, inspiration, and sanity savers to keep you from losing your mind while planning your wedding!

Cover Photo: Abby Rose Photography
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46 - The Fastest Way to Derail Your Wedding Budget
Today’s episode is going to be a bit of rewind, but I know you’re going to love it. When looking into topics for this new season of the podcast, I kept coming back to how important the concept I discuss here is, and I wanted to make sure it doesn’t get lost with the new episodes coming. Originally titled “Don’t Plan Your Wedding Backwards”, I discuss a super common question that couples ask that can seriously increase their wedding budget, and I’m betting it’s something you’ve asked in the past yourself. So please take a listen, and make sure to share this episode every time you see someone ask this question in the future! For more wedding planning tips, head over to www.planningcollective.com, and join the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group.
07:14
October 05, 2022
45 - Six Tips You Need to Know about Your Wedding Dress Bustle
It's a topic you may not have given much thought to yet, but it will be really important on your wedding day!  In today's episode, I chat about the wedding gown bustle, and share some great tips that you'll need to know before the big day.  Take a listen, and join the conversation over at the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group! 
06:09
September 28, 2022
44 - The Surprising Reason I Encourage Engagement Photo Sessions
In today's episode we're talking about engagement photos!  Do you need to take engagement photos?  Who takes engagement photo? And outside of having the photos to use for save the dates, what's the hidden reason I highly recommend you have an engagement photo session!  For more wedding planning tips and tools, please follow @planningcollectively and join the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group!
04:57
September 21, 2022
Season 2 is coming!
I’m so excited to share that a new season of the wedding planning collective podcast is coming! It’s been an amazing, yet insane, wedding season, and I can’t wait to get back to sharing new wedding planning tips with you again. Starting next week, you’ll find new episodes on your feed every Wednesday. Most episodes will be under 20 minutes, giving you the quick advice you need to save time, money, and stress while you’re planning your wedding. Upcoming topics will include “how to choose your wedding party”, “fading wedding trends”, “budget saving ideas”, and so much more! We’re also going to be mixing in some longer interview episodes with other wedding pros to give you a more detailed look into certain areas of the world of weddings. I really can’t wait to get back to sharing the details I know you need to know while you’re planning your big day! But I’d love to know what topics you’d like to hear more about. Find me @planningcollectively on IG and let me know what your wedding planning questions are. If you have a topic you’d like to learn more about, drop it in comments or DM’s and we’ll make sure it’s covered in an upcoming episode! In the meantime, please take the opportunity to look back at past episodes to help get you started. Episode 1 “You’re Engaged! Now what?” Will walk you through the first steps to in the planning process. Episode 6 “Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes” will help you keep your budget in check. And if you’re planning a backyard wedding, or your wedding will be at a unique venue that you need to bring everything in, Episode 11 is for you! So make sure you’re subscribed to the Wedding Planning Collective Podcast and the episodes will find you every Wedding Wednesday! Thanks so much, I’ll see you next week!
02:36
September 16, 2022
43 - 15 Commonly Missed Budget Items
One of the biggest wedding planning concerns couples have is that they are forgetting something *cue the FOWO (Fear of Wedding Oversight).  In this episode, I'm sharing 15 budget specific details that are often overlooked in the early stages of planning, but can really take a toll on your budget.   Looking for more wedding planning help?  Join us in The Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group, and check out PlanningCollective.com!
12:23
April 06, 2022
42 - 5 Wedding Planning Mistakes from a Vendors Perspective
Have you ever wondered what mistakes wedding pros wish they could stop couples from making while planning their wedding? In this episode, I share 5 top wedding planning mistakes that we often see, and don't want you to make!  Check out the other episodes and resources mentioned in the episode here:  Episode 29 - How to Plan a Backyard Wedding        - Free Download/Guide to Planning a Backyard Wedding Episode 14 - Do you Need a Wedding Planner? Episode 26 - What is Day of Coordination? Episode 32 - The Wedding Budget Episode 43 - 15 Commonly Missed Budget Items  Looking for more wedding planning help?  Join us in The Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group, and check out PlanningCollective.com! 
07:45
April 06, 2022
41 - 10 Wedding Myths
There are a lot of myths about wedding planning coming around the internet, so I figured I'd clear a few of them up in this podcast episode!   Take a listen, and let me know if you have any myths to add over in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group.  Find the other episodes referenced here:  The Wedding Tax The Wedding Budget  The First Look Debate Wedding Planning Priorities And for more help with planning your wedding, head over to PlanningCollective.com
09:03
March 23, 2022
40 - Irish Wedding Traditions
In honor of St. Paddy's Day, today's episode features my favorite Irish Wedding Traditions!  For more amazing ways to incorporate your Irish tradition into your wedding, grab a copy of Irish Wedding Traditions - Using Your Irish Heritage to Create the Perfect Wedding by Shannon McMahon Lichte For more wedding planning resources, check out PlanningCollective.com
06:20
March 17, 2022
39 - What to Expect at Vendor Meetings
For some couples, the thought of setting up meetings with potential wedding vendors can feel overwhelming.  Many think that they need to have more answers or plans together than you really do, so I figured it would be a great opportunity to go over what to expect when you set up consultations with potential vendors for your wedding team! If you're looking for more resources on looking for your wedding venue, check out these past episodes for more help!  6 Things to Consider Before Booking your Wedding Venue   Wedding Catering 101 (the Food & Beverage Chat)  How to Plan a Backyard Wedding - Make sure to also grab the free guide that goes along with this episode here!  And of course, you can find more wedding planning help at www.PlanningCollective.com
09:37
March 09, 2022
38 - 6 Things to Consider Before Booking your Wedding Venue
Securing your wedding venue(s) is often the first major step for couples after getting engaged, and it can definitely be an overwhelming one!  Here are my top 6 things that you should consider during your search for the perfect wedding location: Budget Availability Style and size Location Pricing Timing Still working on your wedding budget?  Check out these episodes to get more tips on breaking down your budget:  Episode 2 - Don't Plan your Wedding Backwards Episode 6 - Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes Episode 17 - The "Wedding Tax" - Why do weddings cost more than birthday parties? Episode 32 - The Wedding Budget For more wedding planning tips, head over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and PlanningCollective.com
14:44
March 02, 2022
Episode Rewind - How to Know if a Deal is Too Good to be True
This week I'm replaying a popular episode where I go over how you can decide if a vendors deal is "too good to be true"  There are SO. MANY. VENDORS. in the wedding industry, and sometimes it can be really challenging to distinguish when you should snag a good deal, and when it's a red flag you should steer clear from. This episode covers the 3 things you need to think about when looking at these deals you so can decide if it's the right move for you! Upcoming Episodes:  Important Questions to Ask When Touring Wedding Venues What to Expect at Vendor Meetings  Myths of Wedding Planning  Destination Wedding  5 Confusing Wedding Costs Explained Get more info on how to easily plan your wedding without missing a detail at PlanningCollective.com!
06:58
February 23, 2022
37- The Biggest Wedding Expense
In today’s episode, we’re going to break down what will most likely take up the largest portion of your budget, the reception costs. Make sure to grab the Backyard Wedding Guide referenced in the episode, you can find it here: https://mailchi.mp/planningcollective/cqq527m4bg
06:50
January 27, 2022
36 - How Do You Plan a Wedding Anyway?
You're engaged!!  Now what?  In today's episode I'm going to tell you about an exciting (and FREE) workshop that I'll be hosting - How Do You Plan a Wedding Anyway? - 3 Simple Steps You Can Follow to Get Out of Overwhelm & Into Action SIGN UP HERE:  Free Workshop Registration - https://my.demio.com/ref/shgtAe7Vt7sn4410 Do you have questions for me for next weeks episode?  Send them to Kate@PlanningCollective.com or comment in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group WHAT WE WILL COVER In just 40 minutes, I'll teach you: How to determine what your wedding priorities are. How to create your wedding vision. How to make sure you have a strong foundation set before you move on to the details of the wedding day. Plus top industry tips and resources that will help you stay stress-free while planning. WHO IS THIS FOR? This is a must if you: You're recently engaged and don't know what to do next. You've been engaged for a while,  but the initial excitement has faded because you're so overwhelmed You LOVE wedding planning, but can't shake the feeling of FOWO (Fear of Wedding Oversight).
04:27
January 07, 2022
35 - Your Wedding Vendor Team
We're continuing on with our wedding planning series in this episode, discussing your wedding vendor team!  What order do you book your vendors in?  How do you find your wedding vendors? We'll go through all that in this episode.  Grab the free worksheet over at www.planningcollective.com December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations!
10:06
December 29, 2021
34 - Your Wedding Checklists & Timelines
We're continuing on with our wedding planning series in this episode, discussing your wedding checklists & timelines!  I'll share with you how long it takes to plan a wedding, and how you organize those those planning checklists.  We also get into the timing of your wedding day, and when you should start working on those details.  Grab the free worksheet over at www.planningcollective.com December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations!
08:24
December 29, 2021
33 - Your Wedding Guest List
We're continuing on with our wedding planning series in this episode, discussing your wedding guest list!  It can be a big challenge for some couples, and in this episode I'll share some tips on how to survive the guest list process!   Grab the free worksheet over at www.planningcollective.com December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations!
12:47
December 22, 2021
32 - The Wedding Budget
We're continuing on with our wedding planning series in this episode, discussing your Wedding Budget!  No one wants to talk about it, but it's so important to have a solid understanding of the budget before you get in too deep.   Grab the free worksheet over at www.planningcollective.com December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations!
11:17
December 15, 2021
31 - Wedding Planning Priorities
We're continuing on with our wedding planning series in this episode, discussing your Wedding Planning Priorities! Make sure you have everything prioritized properly with this quick listen before we move on in creating your wedding foundation.  Grab the free worksheet over at www.planningcollective.com  December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations!
08:07
December 08, 2021
30 - 5 Things to Do After You Get Engaged
In today's episode we’re going to chat about the five things you need to do after getting engaged. Find the links tot he resources discussed here, and make sure to check out upcoming episodes in our Wedding Planning Foundation Series in the next 6 weeks.   Zola  Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations!
06:08
December 01, 2021
29 - How to Plan a Backyard Wedding
Many couples opt for a backyard wedding thinking that it will be easier and cheaper than a more traditional venue.  While it certainly can be cheaper, it typically requires a lot more work on your end to pull it all together. In todays episode I go over the unique things that you need to consider when planning a backyard wedding, or a wedding at a space in which you need to bring in all the set up details. Make sure you grab the complimentary guide that goes along with this podcast episode.  And here's what's coming up on future episodes of The Wedding Planning Collective Podcast: December 1st - 1st Things to do After Getting Engaged December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com and hop on over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join in the wedding planning conversations! 
11:21
November 24, 2021
28 - Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes
Welcome newly engaged couples!  We're heading into "engagement season", and I'm making it a personal goal to help as many avoid some very expensive planning mistakes that I see couples make all the time.  These mistakes can really add up and impact the entire planning process.  The good news is that it's real easy to avoid them, and we can get you back on track even if you happen to find that you've made one or two of them in your planning process.   Make sure you grab the complimentary guide that goes along with this podcast episode.  And here's what's coming up on future episodes of The Wedding Planning Collective Podcast: November 17th - Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes  November 24th- Planning a Backyard Wedding December 1st - 1st Things to do After Getting Engaged December 8th - Determining your Wedding Priorities December 15th - Creating your Wedding Budget December 22nd - Creating your Wedding Guest List December 29th - Your Wedding Checklists & Timeline January 5th - Finding your Wedding Vendors January 12th - Creating your Wedding Planning Blueprint Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com
10:46
November 17, 2021
Bonus Episode - J & N Studios
In today's bonus episode I'm bringing you the audio from an IGTV series I did with my wedding pro pals earlier this year.  You can listen here, or watch the replay over @PlanningCollectively.  Make sure to also check out Nate's amazing work @JandNStudios Upcoming episodes will include honeymoon planning, working through your rental questions, and the wedding day details you don't want to overlook.  Make sure to subscribe today so you won't miss an episode! Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
57:30
October 13, 2021
27 - Wedding Rehearsals and Post Wedding Brunch
Do you need an actual wedding rehearsal?  Who do you invite to the rehearsal? How about a post wedding brunch, is that something you need to think about?  In this podcast episode, I'll get to all these questions, and help guide you through planning your wedding rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and post wedding brunch!  Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
15:15
October 06, 2021
26 - What is "Day Of Coordination"?
What exactly is "Day Of Coordination", and if you need to have a Day Of Coordinator?  What is the difference between Day Of Coordination, Month of Coordination, and Event Day Management? In today's episode, I get into the real role of a Day of Coordinator for your wedding, why some wedding planners hate that term, and some things to ask as you're looking for your day of wedding coordinator. Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
10:35
September 22, 2021
25 - Wedding Linen & Table Sizing
Make sure to grab your Wedding Linen & Table Sizing Cheat Sheet over at the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group or at www.planningcollective.com Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
13:42
August 25, 2021
24 - Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline
How the heck do you create a wedding day timeline?!?!  No worries, I gotcha covered in this episode!  Creating a REALISTIC timeline for your wedding day can be challenging, so make sure to listen in for my tips and suggestions to make sure everything runs smoothly.   Make sure to grab your Sample Timelines over at the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group or at planningcollective.com Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
24:51
August 18, 2021
23 - Four Pre-Wedding Worksheets You Need
Today’s episode is for those couples that are in the home stretch with their wedding day coming up within the next few months. I’m going to share with you 4 worksheets that every couple should go over with their vendor team before the big day.  These include your family photo list, wedding song list, processional order, and banquet event order, or BEO. Grab your FREE DOWNLOAD to accompany this episode here! Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
14:35
August 12, 2021
Bonus Episode - Leah E. Moss Designs
In today's bonus episode I'm bringing you the audio from an IGTV series I did with my wedding pro pals earlier this year.  You can listen here, or watch the replay over @PlanningCollectively.  Make sure to also check out Leah's amazing work @LeahEMoss  Upcoming episodes will include honeymoon planning, working through your rental questions, and the wedding day details you don't want to overlook.  Make sure to subscribe today so you won't miss an episode! Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
52:54
August 04, 2021
Bonus Episode - Bedrock Events
In today's bonus episode I'm bringing you the audio from an IGTV series I did with my wedding pro pals earlier this year.  You can listen here, or watch the replay over @PlanningCollectively.  Make sure to also check out everything that the amazing Bedrock team is up to @BedrockDetroit and @EventsbyBedrock. Upcoming episodes will include honeymoon planning, working through your rental questions, and the wedding day details you don't want to overlook.  Make sure to subscribe today so you won't miss an episode! Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
45:03
August 04, 2021
Weddings are back!
It's been a crazy few months as weddings have come back full force!  The Wedding Planning Collective Podcast is back to help couples everywhere get the wedding planning details they need.   Upcoming episodes will include honeymoon planning, working through your rental questions, and the wedding day details you don't want to overlook.  Make sure to subscribe today so you won't miss an episode! Have a topic that you'd love to learn more about?  Head on over to the pinned post in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group and let me know! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
03:11
August 04, 2021
22 - Wedding Lighting
I’m mixing things up a bit with today’s episode, and I’m going to share a conversation I had on IG Live with Mika VanderHeyden with Band-Ayd Events Group. They specialize in up-leveling weddings and events by incorporating audio/visual components. This includes lighting features, specialty dance floors, and those fun indoor sparklers can be set to go off during your grand entrance or first dance. We discuss different types of event lighting, and the difference it can make on the event design. We also talk about the hiring or booking process for your lighting vendor, and why it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it might feel at first. Make sure to check out all their amazing products at b a n d -a y d .com and @bandaydeventgroup on Instagram. Again, that’s b a n d a y d events group and Thank you for joining me for today’s episode, I hope you found it helpful! If you’re looking for more wedding planning resources and support, please head over to www.planningcollective.com, and follow along @planningcollectively on Instagram. What wedding planning topics would you like to hear more about on future podcasts? Share your thoughts on the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group.
35:23
May 13, 2021
21 - Wedding Day Emergency Kit
You never know what might come up on your wedding day, so it's important to stock a wedding day emergency kit to have with you just in case!  In today's episode, I chat about what's in my emergency kit, FatMax, and breakdown the most important items I think you should have with you on the big day.  For pics of FatMax and to get your Wedding Emergency Kit List, visit www.planningcollective.com Listen now, and head over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join the conversation! And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
09:50
May 05, 2021
20 - Wedding Gown Shopping
Most brides dream of the day they get to go shopping for their wedding dress.  It's one of the first big steps in wedding planning.  But there are some details to consider before making those first appointments.  In this episode, I review  1) When you should buy your wedding gown 2) How to find the perfect wedding dress shop 3) What to know before making your first wedding dress shopping appointment 4) What to expect at your first wedding gown shopping appointment  5) The wedding gown alterations process  Listen now, and head over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group to join the conversation!  And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
12:24
April 28, 2021
19 - Wedding Vendor Tipping
As the wedding day approaches, the question about what wedding vendors you should tip often comes up. In this episode, I'm going to break it down for you, including how much you should tip your wedding vendors, and alternatives to cash tips.   Listen now, and head over to the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group  And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
09:37
April 14, 2021
18 - Marriage or Mortgage - What Would you Choose?
Have you checked out the new Netflix show Marriage or Mortgage yet?  The premise of the show is that engaged couples have saved between $20-$30k, and they are deciding on putting that towards a wedding, or a down payment on a home. Many have an immediate reaction to this idea, and plenty have gone to Twitter to share their opinions.  In today's episode, I break down the concept from the wedding planners perspective, and it might not be what you'd expect.   More excitingly though, I had the opportunity to chat with Denise & Nick this week, one of the couples featured on the show. After I breakdown my thoughts on the series, check out my conversation with them about their experience filming the show, what went into making their decision, and what they've been up to since decision day!  Take a listen, and head over to @heresthekeys on Instagram to show them some love!  And if you're planning a wedding, make sure to head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM to grab my free Wedding Planning Resources, and to sign up for the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course. I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to WWW.PLANNINGCOLLECTIVE.COM now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
01:03:54
March 26, 2021
Special Announcement!
Wedding Planning Blueprint Course I am so excited to announce that the Wedding Planning Blueprint Course is now available to everybody on its new platform! I created the course to help busy brides step through the stages of wedding planning, without all the distractions and ads you’ll find on other wedding websites. The downloadable video and audio lessons are meant to give you a similar experience to sitting down with a professional planner, guiding you from feeling lost and overwhelmed, to structured and confident in what comes next.  I’ll walk you through the 5 stages of planning a wedding, making sure that you’re getting the behind the scenes info that you’ll need to know to avoid FOWO - the Fear of Wedding Oversight. And unlike the familiar binders and books that you can find on Amazon, this course is interactive and always growing! By purchasing the course today, you'll have lifetime access to all of the updates and additional content, which will be delivered on a weekly basis. So if you're struggling to keep your head above water with your wedding plans, head over to planningcollective.com now and get instant access to the wedding planning resource you need. I know it will give you the relief that you’ve been looking for, and get you back to enjoying wedding planning again.
03:19
March 22, 2021
17 - The "Wedding Tax" - Why do weddings cost more than birthday parties?
When it comes to planning a wedding, the sticker shock is real.  And I'm sure you've found yourself wondering why things cost more just because the word "wedding" is attached to the party.   In this weeks episode we talk about why a wedding DJ costs more than a DJ for a birthday party?  Why did a wedding photographer quote you a thousand dollars more than the photographer that you told you were planning an anniversary party?  And how is the same meal listed on a website for a caterer suddenly more expensive when you tell them it's for a wedding?  Get the real answers here! *Exciting news!  The Wedding Planning Blueprint Course is now available in the new and improved platform!  Find out how you can benefit from the one-on-one support of a professional planner, for less than the cost of that planning binder in your cart on Amazon.   Get more details at www.planningcollective.com/jumpstart-your-wedding-plans/
10:11
March 19, 2021
16 - Wedding Catering 101 (the Food & Beverage talk)
Did you know that your venue minimum is most likely not the actual minimum you'll end up spending?  Learn why many couples will go over by at least 20-30% in just this one category alone in todays episode.  I also cover:  What does food & beverage mean, and how does it apply to your wedding?  What is a catering minimum, and why are there different prices for different days/times of year?  What types of caterers are out there, and how to know what you need?  Grab the free guide mentioned in the episode here: Plan your Backyard Wedding Guide
15:01
March 10, 2021
15 - Pandemic Wedding Planning
As we approach the one year anniversary of the first time couples asking "should we postpone?", we find ourselves in a very familiar position. If you are facing the dreaded question, check out this weeks episode now!  Pandemic Wedding Planning Survey Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group Planning Collective
08:59
March 03, 2021
14 - Do you need a Wedding Planner?
In this weeks episode, I outline the different types of services that wedding planners can offer, and I bet there's more than you thought!  I also talk about the difference between an event planner at your venue, and an independent wedding planner, and how you can decide which one will be best for you and your big day :)  Join the conversation over in the Wedding Planning Collective Facebook Group Planning an outdoor wedding? Grab your free Backyard Wedding Guide here: https://mailchi.mp/planningcollective/cqq527m4bg Get more wedding planning support and the worksheet associated with todays episode at Planning Collective www.planningcollective.com
11:39
February 24, 2021
13 - Wedding Website 101
What's the point of a wedding website?  Do you really NEED one?  Get my thoughts and tips in todays quick share episodes! Recommended sites mentioned in the episode:  Zola The Knot  WeddingWire Planning an outdoor wedding? Grab your free Backyard Wedding Guide here: https://mailchi.mp/planningcollective/cqq527m4bg Get more wedding planning support and the worksheet associated with todays episode at Planning Collective www.planningcollective.com
06:02
February 10, 2021
12 - The First Look Debate
Most couples will have the conversation about whether or not to do a "first look" on their wedding day or not.  In today's episode I chat about what a first look is, and why I think they are the best! :)  Planning an outdoor wedding? Grab your free Backyard Wedding Guide here: https://mailchi.mp/planningcollective/cqq527m4bg Get more wedding planning support and the worksheet associated with todays episode at Planning Collective www.planningcollective.com
05:19
February 03, 2021
11 - How to plan a backyard wedding?
Many couples opt for a backyard wedding thinking that it will be easier and cheaper than a more traditional venue.  While it certainly can be cheaper, it typically requires a lot more work on your end to pull it all together.   In todays episode I go over the unique things that you need to consider when planning a backyard wedding, or a wedding at a space in which you need to bring in all the set up details.   Grab the free guide that goes along with the episode here:  Plan your Backyard Wedding Guide
11:21
January 26, 2021
10 - Your Wedding Stationery Timeline
When should you send out wedding save the dates?  When should you send out your wedding invitations?   When should your wedding RSVP due date be?  Those questions and more answered in todays episode! Grab your free Backyard Wedding Guide here: https://mailchi.mp/planningcollective/cqq527m4bg Get more wedding planning support and the worksheet associated with todays episode at Planning Collective www.planningcollective.com
09:41
January 21, 2021
9 - The Venue Search
If you're on the fence about what kind of wedding venue is the best fit for you, you'll want to spend 10 minutes with this episode!  Here I break down the main wedding venue categories, and go over the pros and cons so you can decide which would be the best fit for your wedding.   Grab your free Backyard Wedding Guide here:  https://mailchi.mp/planningcollective/cqq527m4bg Get more support with planning your wedding at Planning Collective www.planningcollective.com
10:17
January 12, 2021
8 - How Long Does it Take to Plan a Wedding?
What's the general timeline for planning a wedding, and how long do you need anyway?  In today's episode, I'll answer those questions, and breakdown how you make those 12 month planning checklists work for your timeframe! For more help with planning your wedding, check out www.planningcollective.com
08:21
January 05, 2021
7 - Wedding Guest List 101
If you're feeling lost in how to make your wedding guest list, you need this episode!  Here I share the first steps in creating your guest list, the top 2 questions couples struggle with regarding their guest list, and some tricks to help make it much easier to figure out.   For more help with planning your wedding, check out www.planningcollective.com
09:32
December 29, 2020
6 - Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes
The budget is often the most stressful component of planning a wedding, and there are several mistakes that I repeatedly see couples making. These mistakes can really add up and impact the entire planning process. In this episode we'll go over the most common (and expensive) mistakes couples make and discuss how you can be sure to avoid them! Get more wedding planning resources at www.planningcollective.com
10:46
December 22, 2020
5 - What Vendors do you Need?
What wedding vendors do you need, and when do you book them?  Get the answers in this Quick Tip Episode!  Get more help with the Wedding Planning Blueprint today! 
04:36
December 15, 2020
4 - How to Use Pinterest to Plan your Wedding
Let's be honest, most of us have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest.  It's easy to get overwhelmed and confused about how it translates into a "real" event.   Get my advice and tips on how to have a successful Pinterest Wedding Planning experience in todays episode.  Find me on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/planningcollective/
11:05
December 11, 2020
3 - How to Know if a Deal is Too Good to be True
There are SO. MANY. VENDORS. in the wedding industry, and sometimes it can be really challenging to distinguish when you should snag a good deal, and when it's a red flag you should steer clear from.  This episode covers the 3 things you need to think about when looking at these deals you so can decide if it's the right move for you!  Get more info on how to easily plan your wedding without missing a detail at PlanningCollective.com!
06:58
December 10, 2020
2 - Don't Plan your Wedding Backwards!
In Episode 2 we're getting into one of the most common mistakes that couples make, and it happens right at the beginning!   This is a must listen episode, and you don't even need a full 10 minutes :)  Grab your budget breakdown sheet here  We'll take you through the full budget breakdown with the Wedding Planning Blueprint.  Get access here today: www.planningcollective.com
06:49
December 09, 2020
1 - You're Engaged! Now what?
Hey guys, episode #1 is here, and I'm sharing the first steps you need to take in planning your wedding.  Make sure you're not skipping it!   Get your free wedding planning tools mentioned in the episode at www.planningcollective.com   Create your full Wedding Planning Blueprint at www.planningcollective.com  If you found this episode helpful, I'd love for you to rate and review to help spread the word!  
07:04
December 08, 2020
Welcome to the Planning Collective Podcast!
Hey guys, Kate here! Thank you so much for checking out the Planning Collective Podcast! I’m so excited to to be able to share my wedding planning tips and tools with you each week to help you navigate the overwhelming process of planning a wedding. Throughout the episodes, I’ll be teaching you what you need to know about wedding planning to make sure that you aren’t making any time consuming and/or expensive mistakes. We’ll talk about the main pillars of wedding planning, and why it’s important that you have a solid foundation before getting in too deep with your wedding plans. For those of you that haven’t had their wedding Pinterest board on point for years, I’ll give you some quick tips to get your wedding inspiration flowing. Feel like you’re about to absolutely lose your mind before the big day even gets here? No worries, I’ve got you! I’ll give you small sanity savers that will add up to save you from that full blown meltdown. I’m also going to get some of my vendor pals in on the action to give you more tips, secrets, and some behind the scenes stories from other wedding professionals. So make sure to subscribe to the Planning Collective Podcast today. It all starts on December 8th!
01:48
November 28, 2020