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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!

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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 6, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 5, 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 3, 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 3, 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 5, 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 9, 2020
1 - How do you plan a wedding anyway?
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 8, 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