Ask the Planner with Desirée Adams: A Wedding and Event Planning Podcast

Ask the Planner with Desirée Adams: A Wedding and Event Planning Podcast

The Ask the Planner podcast gives sophisticated couples like you expert tips on how to style, plan, and execute a thoughtfully curated wedding. Every week join your host Desirée Adams as she interviews leading wedding industry experts and discusses the often-overlooked details that take weddings from pretty parties to heirloom occasions. Hear how to manage vendors, avoid surprises, and plan your day with honest advice from a pro. New episodes drop every Monday. If you want to binge on past episodes or learn more about the show, visit http://asktheplannerpodcast.com.You can also send questions or suggestions or future topics or guest suggestions via your Apple Podcast review, our hotline (585) 210-3467, or email asktheplannerpodcast@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow the show on Instagram and Tik Tok at @asktheplannerpodcast!

Episodes

April 8, 2024 25 mins

Today, we’re talking about weddings after shorter engagements (when you have less time to plan!). Because sometimes? You just don’t have 2 years to plan a wedding. Your maternal clock is ticking or you’re in medical school and you just want to get married THIS YEAR. Today we are sharing eight important topics to consider when planning a wedding on a shorter timeline.


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Today, we are talking about lighting with our friends, Brandy and Sarah of renowned event designs and they're going to spill all the secrets from twinkly lights to jaw-dropping uplights that are going to make your venue pop. Whether you're going for a rustic chic, full glam, or garden party vibes, we've got the scoop for you to make your wedding shine like no other. 

So who are our guests for today? Brandy a...

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Welcome back loverves, today, we’re diving into one of our MOST requested episodes to date. You all have been blowing up our DMs and emails which I LOVE to see, because you know I always love to hear from you, and so this week, by popular demand, we’re breaking down the pre-wedding festivities (the events that come BEFORE the wedding), so grab a cup of coffee or a glass of bubbly because we are going to cover a LOT today!


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Whether you're envisioning a romantic getaway, an adventurous escape, or a luxury retreat, one crucial question you might be asking yourselves is, What kind of experiences are we going to have on our honeymoon? What does honeymoon planning really look like? Yes, today, we're embarking on a journey into the enchanting world of honeymoon destinations, how to plan for the trip of a lifetime, essential considerations, and so ...

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Welcome back loverves, to the FINAL part of our wedding budget breakdown series! If you've been following along, you know we've been peeling back the layers of wedding budgets, from how much your venue costs to your wedding day glow up. Last week, we broke things down even further for a backyard wedding or airbnb wedding, and today, we're focusing on luxury MICRO weddings in the same way. If you’ve been imagining a w...

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Welcome back loverves, to Part FIVE of our wedding budget breakdown series! If you've been following along, you know we've been peeling back the layers of wedding budgets, and today, we're focusing on a TYPE of wedding instead of a line in your wedding budget. If you’ve been imagining a simple wedding in a sentimental location, or you’re hoping to save money by choosing an untraditional wedding venue like an Airbnb, ...

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Welcome back to Part FOUR of our wedding budget breakdown series! If you've been following along, you know we've been peeling back the layers of wedding budgets, and today, we're diving into 4 more main wedding budget categories you want to think about when creating your wedding budget. Sure, we've covered the big-ticket items in previous episodes (you can catch up on part 1, part 2, and part 3 here), but now it...

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Today, we're moving onto our NEXT chapter in our wedding budget breakdown series, turning our spotlight onto the glittering world of BEAUTY and ATTIRE. Yes, my friends, we're diving into what it REALLY costs to look “your best” on your wedding day and covering everything from the pre-wedding skincare rituals and facials to the day-of glamour for you and your wedding party. We're talking about attire, jewelry, the vei...

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You all LOVED last week’s episode where we kicked off part one of our wedding budget series all about wedding venue fees and how much your wedding venue really costs. Now today, for part two, we are getting into the FUN stuff. While venue budgeting is typically centered around logistics, today we’re breaking down florals and rentals which, if you’re like most of the couples we work with, are the things you actually WANT to spend mo...

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Today we are kicking off PART ONE of our wedding budget breakdown series on the podcast. We have talked about budget a few different times on the podcast and we will link to those episodes in the show notes but for today’s episode we are going dive deep into VENUES. And before you think this is just about that shiny venue fee you pay when you book, think again. We are going to share all about how to better compare venues, how to fa...

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Hello loverves! I’m so excited to bring you Kyle Olson, from Rumble and Stir, onto the podcast today to spill ALL the tea about ALL the drinks you may be considering on your wedding day. We talk about everything from logistics you definitely won’t have considered when it comes to your wedding beverages to delicious cocktail and mocktail trends. Kyle definitely has a passion for cocktails and is a true master of his craft. I loved h...

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Danielle Eisenberg is joining us today to talk all about bachelorette parties and I could not be more excited. I know you love how we cover a variety of wedding topics here on the podcast and sometimes it’s nice to talk about something that’s more FUN and a little less serious but still very important! Danielle is the founder of Bach Place, which is a DIY web-based platform that streamlines the planning of bachelorette parties, fro...

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In this episode I brought on Kim from Curated by Kim Weddings and Events to talk all about FUSION weddings. If you are in the middle of planning a fusion wedding (or are about to be!), she shares all about the challenges she faces planning them, which I'm sure you can relate to, and the additional events she helps her couples plan too.

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When you sit down to start your wedding planning, you’re probably not dying to dive into the logistics first. Maybe you’re daydreaming about flower arrangements or a crisp fall color palette. Maybe you know one of the first decisions you need to make is the venue, so you’ve started researching and requesting information from some of the top wedding venues in your area. 

While none of this is “bad”, today we’re diving into ...

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In this interview, we asked Stephanie Thomas, creator of Bridal Body Fitness (a signature wedding workout program) and author of The Little Book of Rest exactly what couples who are looking to get in better shape before their wedding should do.  She shares her top bridal fitness tips for all of our 2024 (and 2025!) brides tuning in today.

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December 26, 2023 17 mins

Hello! If you’re listening to this episode on its re-cast date, Happy Boxing Day! Yesterday was Christmas here in the United States and today’s episode is a recast of a previous episode from Season 2. We’re re-casting today’s episode because it’s still very relevant - Hi, it’s a wedding planning podcast and today’s episode talks about what to do when you get engaged, which happens to EVERYONE planning a wedding.

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Welcome to another exciting episode of Ask the Planner Podcast! I'm your host, Desiree Adams, and today I'm sharing five things I WISH more online wedding planning checklists included. Believe me, using a generic checklist as a starting point won't cut it when planning your special heirloom occasion. As a professional wedding planners, I've seen many couples miss out on CRUCIAL details that make their day truly ...

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Welcome to another exciting episode of Ask the Planner Podcast! I'm your host, Desiree Adams, and today I'm spilling ALL the tea on why I hate the Knot (and where I think you should find your wedding vendors instead!). We had a reel go viral about this very topic last year, and it was so interesting to see  how many people had no idea how the Knot operated on the vendor side of things! If you're recently engaged and ...

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 Today we’re diving into the custom wedding dress and alterations process. Whether you’re newly engaged and on the hunt for the perfect gown or you’ve already said Yes to the dress and now need to start the alterations process, you’re going to want to listen to today’s episode with my very sweet and special guest, Sarah Kolis.

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Want your wedding to feel luxurious? Then you need to incorporate all FIVE senses into your wedding design. Today, loverves, we are talking all about the sense that is almost never taken into account, even though it can make such a difference in your wedding day (and how people remember your wedding day).

Today we are talking about the sense of smell. And more specifically, how you can incorporate smells and fragrances into your wed...

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