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If you are a bride or groom searching for inside tips on how to make your dream wedding day come to life, you are in the right place! From the pros behind Bustld, we bring you the ultimate wedding planning podcast, Every Day I’m Bustlin’. Every other Tuesday, husband-wife team and co-founders, Ryan and Samie Roberts, sit down to laugh, chat, and guide you through all things wedding planning. All brides and all grooms planning a wedding can tag along to learn how to make all of the big and sm ...
 
Get ready to experience the NEW WAY to thrive throughout your engagement by embracing who you are, prioritizing what you value & ultimately designing an unforgettable wedding celebration! Welcome to the ALIGNED WEDDING EFFECT, where we say “NO” to the $72 billion dollar wedding industry, and we say “YES” to a more joyful engagement season where your mindset, values & wedding strategy are all in perfect alignment with YOU. Ready to get started?
 
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If you’ve been engaged for a few months and are still having trouble deciding on a date, format, and/or wedding venue, then you will definitely relate to today’s show! QUICK RECAP - This year I’ve been sharing live wedding planning sessions with my sister Kate, who got engaged on Christmas Day of 2020. It’s been an incredibly exciting and fun time,…
 
Cousins? Kids? Plus ones? Parents friends? Long lost friend from high school? Building your guest list is the first step in planning a wedding...and it is not an easy one. In this episode, we share all of our best advice on creating your guest list, inviting people, not inviting people, and how to reduce the stress of those decisions. One of the mo…
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, enjoy an all-new Wedding Q&A featuring your questions from email & Instagram! Topics we're discussing include: Venue deposits & shopping help, Advice for a second wedding, Booking hotel room blocks, Receiving line alternatives, Alternatives to expensive wedding DJ, & so much more! To submit questions for a…
 
Today’s convo is a wedding planning strategy GEM! We’re going to cover every single last little thing that should be included within your wedding venue contract. If you’ve already booked a venue and signed a contract, I’d suggest pulling out your actual document & sticking around for today's convo to be sure that all the key items are addressed. Yo…
 
Planning a wedding on a budget is not a simple task, but in this episode, we are joined by Jessica Bishop. Jessica is the founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, the #1 online resource to help couples across the world plan a beautiful wedding on a budget they can actually afford. She shares all of her tips and tricks to have a budget savvy wedding that …
 
In the last 3 episodes of the Aligned Wedding Effect Bonus Series, I gave you the keys to the NEW WAY of planning your dream wedding. You know the importance of: A laser-focused wedding planning MINDSET, Dialed-in wedding & personal VALUES, And the critical ingredients for putting it all into ACTION as you sort through the countless logistics & wed…
 
Welcome to Episode THREE of the Aligned Wedding Effect, a special series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! You’re one of the incredibly few who’s about to discover the key to a streamlined, simplified, and completely fulfilled engagement season. If you’re listening to this life changing series, then you’re here for a reason. You’re ready to finall…
 
The word for 2021 weddings seems to be intentionality. Couples have faced a lot of challenges over the past year, but it’s given couples the opportunity to plan the wedding they truly want instead of one they feel they need to have. Intimate weddings are one of the biggest wedding trends that have come out of this past year - and they are amazing, …
 
Welcome to Episode TWO of the Aligned Wedding Effect, a special series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! You’re one of the incredibly few who’s about to discover the key to a streamlined, simplified, and completely fulfilled engagement season. If you’re listening to this life changing series, then you’re here for a reason. You’re ready to finally …
 
Why do some engaged couple THRIVE … while most struggle through their wedding planning journey, languishing in a constant state of overwhelm? Why do a few sail through their engagement season incredibly fulfilled & 100% confident with their unique decisions, while so many engaged couples stay stuck in feelings of emptiness and anxiety over whether …
 
No one really goes into wedding planning hoping or planning to become a bride or groom-zilla, sometimes it happens without you realizing it. And sometimes, you may not even realize it. So, before it’s too late, we’re chatting with wedding expert Amber Anderson on how to avoid becoming “a zilla” and how to change things if you’ve accidentally hit th…
 
If you’re the type of couple who values connection and meaningful time spent with the people you love the most, then a 3-5 day DESTINATION WEDDING might be the perfect solution for you! Close your eyes and imagine a packed ballroom with blaring music, flashing lights, and going around to 30 different tables saying a quick hello to each one of your …
 
You’ve found the perfect wedding dress - congratulations!!! Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we’re doing a thorough review of all the "post-dress shopping" to-do items. Our conversation covers the dress alterations process in detail, including pricing, money-saving tips, a timeline for when to get started, and alternative options for having y…
 
Rev. Clint Hufft is the host of the Wedding MBA Podcast and has been officiating weddings for almost 30 years. He has officiated several televised weddings -- remember Trista and Ryan’s wedding from the Bachelorette, that was him! We are so grateful to have him on the show today as we talk about all things wedding ceremonies. He focuses on how YOU …
 
There’s A LOT of conflicting information out there about tipping your wedding vendors, and I want you to forget all of it! In today’s episode, we’re going to walk through exactly how to decide who should get a tip, how much, and even some extra special additional ways of saying thank you. Today’s show is Wedding Planning Podcast classic, and we’re …
 
Welcome to a very special series of the Wedding Planning Podcast, where you can listen to this couples’ dream wedding celebration come to life - in real time! Today in Part IV, bride-to-be Kate has LOADS of priceless info to share, including: The incredibly meaningful details of a surprise engagement party, Tips for setting up a killer “DIY” style …
 
Let’s talk online shopping for your wedding! It is becoming the preferred route for planning and purchasing wedding items. You can literally purchase anything online - from cake cutting sets to bridesmaid’s dresses and florals. We wanted to share the pros and cons of online shopping for your wedding as well as some of the best sites and resources t…
 
Coming up with a final guest list of exactly who gets a wedding invitation can be a daunting task, but not to worry - we're going to simplify the process in this week's brand new show! Join me at square one and walk through my stress-free, easy process for identifying exactly who will receive an invite ... and who you may want to leave OFF your lis…
 
Today we're hitting the road for a real-time wedding dress shopping adventure! Before we head into the store, we're going to hang out in the studio for a few minutes to review some of my top wedding dress shopping tips. You can find a full recap of today’s show in a blog post that’s at www.wedpodcast.com/dress. To start our shopping trip, let's ack…
 
Laura Tremaine grew up in small town Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles to work in film and production after graduating college. Through working with MTV and Paramount Studios, mommy blogs, and publishing her very own book, Laura has learned so much about how being willing to share and being open can change relationships. Laura addresses our need to…
 
Micro weddings are here to stay, and for good reason! Today we’re going to highlight some of the HUGE freedoms that come along with hosting a small & intimate wedding. I also have a guest bride Q&A segment to share where we cover some wonderful questions on working with wooden flowers, bridal makeup, crafting a simple gift registry, and so much mor…
 
Lots of engaged couples are working with a small wedding budget and feeling completely overwhelmed, so they turn to free wedding checklists and timelines to stay organized … thinking all these freebie resources are the key to pulling off an incredible wedding for not a lot of money. But, what most couples never realize is that mindlessly following …
 
So often in wedding planning, we get caught up in the little things. Today we are here to tell you that no one will notice those small details, except you, of course. We are giving you permission to sweep them under the rug if you don’t care about them either. We talk about all things guest experience in this podcast; from what your guests truly ca…
 
Being the Overwhelmed Engaged Couple is not a ton of fun. This couple feels panic every time a new vendor quote comes in. Overwhelmed every time they open their email or even think about all the items on their checklist. Dread over finding out how much the next thing is going to cost. Fear over being judged for what they choose - and don't choose -…
 
Welcome to Part III of an exciting new bonus series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! I'm sharing a true "behind-the-scenes" look + listen at ongoing, live wedding planning strategy sessions with my engaged sister, Kate {follow her on Instagram @katelerickson}. Today in Part III, Kate & I are joined by our beautiful mom, Judie! The three of us get…
 
Shep Rose is a star on the hit Bravo show, Southern Charm and founder of his own coastal gear company, ShepGear. Shep grew up in the south surrounded by tradition and expectations her was expected to follow. Shep shares his story of how his expectations got him to where he is today and how he has learned to lower his expectations. Shep’s newly rele…
 
Wedding expenses adding up? Today we’re going to explore FIVE wedding "side hustles". Tune in and learn how to earn some extra cash to cover those mounting wedding costs ... and keep your credit cards in your wallet! A couple weeks back on Instagram stories, I asked if you would be willing to take on a side hustle to earn more money to invest in yo…
 
Today I'm thrilled to share a totally FREE resource designed to deliver unique wedding music & song ideas for your wedding day playlists right to your inbox! Matt is the creator of myweddingsongs.com, and he’s joining us to share his priceless advice to couples for crafting their perfect wedding day playlists - no professional DJ required. Even if …
 
Sarah Miller is a wedding planner and star of the new Netflix series, Marriage or Mortgage, in which Sarah goes head-to-head with a local real estate agent to try and convince the couple to choose marriage over mortgage. Sarah fell in love with weddings after planning her own and her full-service wedding and event planning company, Southern Vine & …
 
Please, save yourself the stress & avoid these TEN wedding planning blind spots at all costs! FULL BLOG POST & links from today's episode available here: www.weddingplanningpodcast.co/blindspot Over the past 4 years of producing the Wedding Planning Podcast, one of my favorite pieces of feedback from you is some variation of, “WOW, I never would ha…
 
Welcome to PART II of a very special series of the Wedding Planning Podcast, where you can listen to this couples’ dream wedding celebration come to life - in real time! In this week's episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast, real life bride (& my sweet sister!) Kate dishes on: A very surprising method for discovering what you truly want, Exactly h…
 
Being single, dating, falling in love, getting married, becoming a parent. Wow that’s so much! Cameran Eubanks Wimberly chats with us about each of her experiences with these and her book about journeying through them, One Day You’ll Thank Me, so just a few things to talk about. Cameran joined reality TV 16 years ago on the cast of Real World San D…
 
Welcome to this week's all new Wedding Q&A episode, featuring your questions on ... What should we wear for our engagement photo shoot? Mixed feelings about accepting a wedding vendor freebie, Sidestepping hurt feelings, Is this a "slap in the face" to my bridesmaids? Skipping the cake and opting for a dessert bar, Affordable catering alternatives,…
 
We are celebrating our 100th episode of the show by bringing you the best of all the best of our past episodes! You will hear the most helpful (and more interesting!) clips from our top 10 episodes. From the first steps in wedding planning, tips on wedding gowns, best advice for live streaming your big day, and the literal icing on the cake. This i…
 
I think it's safe to say that running away to a beautiful beach in the tropics is on all of our minds right now! Today I have a very special guest joining us, friend of the show SUSAN GREEN from Susan’s Travel Services. Susan packs 26 years of travel planning experience, and today you’re invited to soak up Susan’s expertise on everything from: Hone…
 
Today I’m addressing your FAQ's about COVID and your 2021 wedding. Tune in for a candid & heartfelt convo on when weddings will be "normal" again, rescheduling etiquette, guest list juggling, post-wedding celebrations, and so much more! This show is obviously designed to address COVID from a wedding industry perspective, but I do want to say a hear…
 
Today’s show is Part One of an exciting new bonus series from the Wedding Planning Podcast! I'm sharing a true "behind-the-scenes" look + listen at ongoing, live wedding planning strategy sessions with my engaged sister, Kate. This special series is unlike any project I’ve ever done in 5 years of producing & hosting the Wedding Planning Podcast, an…
 
Welcome to the very first Wedding Q&A of a brand new year! Today's show is jam-packed with your wonderful questions on: Invitation & Save the Date etiquette, Late-night music cutoff time, Asking vendors & guests for proof of COVID vaccination Upscale invitation ideas Jack & Jill party timeline, DIY catering, And whoa, so much more! To participate i…
 
Getting engaged is a HUGE deal ... I mean, I literally can't think of a better reason to THROW A PARTY! Today on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're exploring some memorable & fun ways to celebrate your engagement party. In this brand new episode, we review the "who, what, when & where" of hosting your engagement party. (The WHY is pretty obvious!)…
 
Today we’re going to review the Ultimate Engagement Checklist, packed with 12 super fun “must do’s” to launch into your wedding planning journey! I mention lots of links to more info and past show titles / dates in today’s convo, and I put together a complete wrap up of everything in this jam-packed post on our website. Want to automatically receiv…
 
You want to host THE MOST meaningful, fun, unforgettable wedding that any of your friends & family have ever been to. Simple enough, right? Riiiiight. The trouble is, sometimes our "champagne dreams" really clash with our beer budget. Most couples don’t have a 6-figure wedding budget, can’t afford to hand over a blank checkbook to a full service ev…
 
Most of us will be excited when the clock strikes midnight and we officially kick off 2021. While there are a lot of things we’d like to leave behind in 2020, 2021 still has a lot of unknowns for engaged couples. However, we do have the lessons we learned in 2020 and new trends to look forward to! To chat through some of those lessons learned and t…
 
This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, I’m sweeping the inbox clean for one final Wedding Q&A of 2020! Tune in to this brand new episode of the Wedding Planning Podcast for answers to your top questions submitted via email & Instagram. We’ll be covering: How far is too far to travel between ceremony & reception? DIY charcuterie tips for cocktai…
 
This week's show is full of NINE of your wonderful wedding planning questions! We're going to cover: Plus-size dress shopping tips, Alcohol service rules at your venue, Financial stress between your families, Wedding timelines, Wedding band shopping tips, DIY project advice & transportation, Creative ways to include Mom in the ceremony, Why I would…
 
Finally, some silver linings in the wedding world! Today we’re going to reflect on 2020, but more importantly, let’s talk about where we’re headed in 2021 - and my friend, trust me when I say that there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. It’s easy to look at 2020 and laser focus on all the disappointments, the frustration, and the stre…
 
“I’m struggling with imaging how all of my wedding reception decorations will look together - flowers, signs, decorations, tables, etc. Any tips for making sure all my little decisions fit together in the end?” If you’re like most of us, you're not a full service wedding or event designer (and hiring one isn't in the budget!). So how can we trust t…
 
Weddings may have been affected by COVID, but luckily engagement season has not! There are a lot of couples out there who are about to get engaged this holiday season, but what does all this lingering craziness mean for newly engaged couples? How should they begin to navigate being engaged during this time? Bustld Co-Founders Ryan & Samie Roberts s…
 
You're newly engaged and BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT about marrying the love of your life! You've got colors and themes to plan, venues to tour, cakes to taste, suits to choose, flowers to design ... all leading to the most unforgettable, unique, amazing wedding day celebration that your loved ones will talk about for years. Unfortunately, most couple…
 
I have TEN easy wedding favor ideas to share with you today, and there's a little something for everyone! Whether you've got your glue gun blazing and ready for some DIY-action, or you're looking to purchase pre-made favors for your big day, we're going to walk through some really creative & unique options for favor gifts to share with your wedding…
 
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