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Ep. 21 Ask a Wedding Planner: "Who Might It Be OK to Exclude From My Wedding Party?"

Hey, friends! In episode 21, I'm jumping in to reflect on an article I read in Martha Stewart Weddings called "8 People You Shouldn't Feel Obligated to Have in Your Wedding Party." (August 31, 2017)    Essential Wedding Podcast · Ep. 21 Ask a Wedding Planner: "Who Might It Be OK To Exclude From My Wedding Party?   INSIDE THE EPISODE Here's your list of the types of people it maybe ok to exclude from your wedding party. The first 8 are from the Martha Stewart article mentioned above, and then I added 3 more of my own! Please have a listen to the episode where I elaborate on each and I share whether I agree or disagree with them. (1) Exes (2)...

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Ep. 20 Planning During a Pandemic pt. 2 w/Bonnie Chase of Bliss Events

Hey, Hey Welcome to the Essential Wedding Podcast. I’m your host, Whitney Wing Drake and I’m SO happy to here with you today! We’re in episode 20, which is the second episode in a two part series called Planning During a Pandemic. If you haven’t heard part 1, go back and have a listen to episode 19 after this. It's REALLY good stuff! In this episode, my guest is Bonnie Chase, who is the Owner and Founder of Bliss Events.  Let me share some details about Bonnie with you: Like most expats who live and work in Mexico, Bonnie moved to Cabo and fell in love with it. With a background in event-driven marketing, she began working almost exclusively on events with...

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Ep. 17 Planning a Destination Wedding w/Zohe Felici, Destination Wedding Expert

Hi, friends! In today's episode we're talking through all things destination weddings! If you're thinking that a destination wedding might be the way to go on your big day (whether it's in a different part of your state, in a different country, or even on the other side of the world) this episode is going to inspire you and equip you with tons of helpful advice. As always, I brought in a subject-matter expert to chat with and today's guest is the fabulous, Zohe Felici.

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Ep. 16 What You Should & Should Not Expect from Your Wedding Party w/ Christina Kwitoski

Hi friends, it’s Whitney! Welcome to season 2 of the essential wedding podcast! I’m so glad to be back and I am BEYOND excited to start rolling out new episodes for this season because I think they’ll answer MANY important questions and will guide you SO well through this once in a lifetime season in your life! These next 15 episodes are going to be fire! If you are new to the essential wedding podcast, welcome! If this means that you are newly engaged, or thinking about becoming engaged, or a newlywed CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so honored to have you here with me!   By the way, if you’re working through The Essential Wedding and Engagement Planner (and you can learn...

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Ep. 13 How to Argue Well w/ Anne Streett, LMFT Associate and Sharla Austin, LMFT Associate

In Episode 13 I'm SO excited to have two incredible guests: Anne Streett, LMFT Associate and Sharla Austin, LMFT Associate. We're talking about how to argue well in a relationship. I think it's a very fitting topic for engaged couples, because this season can often come with a bit of turbulence. SO many things are changing within your relationship and you're sharing so many new experiences together. Sometimes that can make everything feel more charged, and it can amplify emotions. It may be a relief to hear that arguing is actually a very normal part of planning a wedding and a marriage together, and so in this episode we talk about how arguments can lead to growth and an even...

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