The Ring The Bling and All The Things

The Ring The Bling and All The Things

Welcome to “The Ring, The Bling & All The Things” Podcast. Join us weekly to hear about wedding tips and trends. Co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon will cover everything from engagement to married life. So, if your significant other put a ring on it and you are shopping for your special day bling and don't know where to start with all the planning things, then stay tuned! The unique personalities and 50+ years combined experience of the co-hosts will be sure to make your planning process informative and fun!

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May 25, 2022 18 min

In this episode, co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon discuss the dated tradition of guest books. Listen is as they talk about several new trends and unique ways to remember the guests who attended your wedding. From recorded messages on old rotary dial phones inside a booth and messages on Polaroid pictures to signed records, seashells and even cornhole boards, there is no shortage of ideas in this episode… or ideas you can come u...

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In this episode, Kristina teamed up with Angela Proffitt and Amanda Dary of GSD Creative to talk about content for social media. Listen in as they discuss capturing content whether you’re in it or not, taking the hesitancy out of it by understanding the ins and outs of your phone and what it can do, being top-of-mind and visible since consumers are making buying decisions based on what they see on social media and batching your con...

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Would you like to bring greater value to your relationship and be motivated daily to create fun and exciting memories? 

In this episode, you will learn about a tool you can utilize to open the doors to difficult conversations with your spouse or fiancé. Our special guest, Diana Indries, has created a game and an app that offers ways for you and your partner to maintain quality communication daily and helps you grow your relationship...

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Every purchase in the wedding industry is an emotional one. Your future clients need to know about you and love you to choose you. How do you capture the attention of your future clients and keep your current ones interested? VISIBILITY! One of the 6 core competencies that any healthy business owner needs is VISIBILITY! Stay tuned as Kristina sits down with 15-year veteran wedding planner and social media super user, Brandee Gaar t...

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In the year that will host the most weddings of all time, what is going to make yours unique & special? Stay tuned! You will get some great inspiration in this episode! Kristina and Sharon had the pleasure of interviewing Master Wedding Planner, Monica Richard of Mon Amie Events. 

Listen in to hear them discuss their goals of intimately getting to know their clients to create an event beyond their wildest expectations and orches...

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May 9, 2022 24 min

To be considered, you have to be consistent! In this episode, Kristina talks about ending the excuses and that staying consistent is crucial when it comes to visibility on social media. If you aren't taking the spotlight, it's likely shining on someone else. Tune in to this episode to learn from Kristina’s recent experiences... from making excuses to showing up and getting organic results.

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In this episode, co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon talked with Gemologist and custom jewelry designer, Sarah Martin Rowe of The Leake Company Private Jeweler & Design. Stay tuned as they discuss the latest trends in wedding jewelry for men and women, specialized pieces to show off your unique style and tips for customizing, budget, cleaning, appraising & insuring your wedding day and happily ever after bling!

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In this episode, Kristina talks about affordable solutions to put precious time back in your work week. Tune in as she explains how to stay relevant, top of mind and massage those warm leads by automating your communications and your schedule! From utilizing the contact lists that you have at your disposal so you can engage with your audience of potential and current clients to circumventing the endless texts, calls and emails to c...

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This episode is all about cultural weddings! Tune in as co-hosts Kristina, Mike and Sharon talk with special guest, Ellen Fox of ShaFox Weddings & Events, about the colorfulness, grandeur and traditions behind cultural weddings that go way beyond the traditional American bouquet toss and bride in an elegant white dress. Listen in to understand all that goes into coordinating, who does the planning and all the things that make t...

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In this episode, Kristina talked with wedding floral vendor, Michael Gaddie of Lloyd’s Florist in Louisville, Kentucky about thinking smarter and being more strategic by automating business processes. Listen in as they discuss how Mike went from being resistant to change to totally embracing the convenience of it all after it was set up. He shares how his business has increased, become more streamlined… and how he finds he is spend...

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Sure, you can buy your wedding linens off the internet… But should you? Need extra tables? Does your venue come with chairs? 

Don’t miss this episode! Co-hosts Kristina, Mike and Sharon had the opportunity to talk with two wedding industry rental experts, Janna Holland and Megan Jones, about what you should know and ask when coordinating rentals for your BIG day. They also discuss how rentals can save you money, stress and time over...

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Looking for more time in your day to be productive? Then this episode is a must listen! 

There are exponential time savings when you do things more efficiently and set technology up to work for you. In this episode, Kristina sat down with Dara Sklar, the go-to Google gal, to discuss GSuite and all the ways it can be customized to help you get some time back in your day and be more efficient. There is even a FREE PDF of the Top 40 Ti...

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Did you know a good DJ hire for your wedding can set the tone for the entire event? Did you also know that our resident wedding planner and co-host Sharon thinks it is one of the most important hires you can make for your wedding (besides your wedding planner anyway). Tune in to hear the podcast crew talk with professional DJ Todd White of Spin Around Sound. They are dishing about all the things you should know about your DJ and th...

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Different from positive thinking, daily affirmations or current belief systems, the definition of mindset is a strategic way of thinking that is duplicatable and learnable.

In this episode, Kristina talks about mindset with Jarrod Haning… and in the first 5 minutes of the episode, your mind will be blown! Tune in to hear them discuss learning to access different parts of your brain on demand and how when you accomplish this, it chan...

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In this episode, co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon welcomed back newlywed bride, Kelsey to give us a recap of her November 2021 wedding… and she says it was perfect! From the moment she laid eyes on the reception hall before it was filled with guests to the major vendor team she and her wedding planner assembled, Kelsey says it was more than she could have ever imagined.

Listen in as she gives the details of her BIG day from star...

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Does your style of communication resonate with your potential clients? Tune in to this episode to hear Kristina talk with our special guest, Katherine Beck. Katherine is a voice coach and shares with us how to show up as your true self, discover and embrace your  authentic voice to communicate with intention, speak with feeling and create a personal connection with your audience... to make them want to take the next step and work w...

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March 30, 2022 34 min

In this episode, co-hosts Kristina, Mike & Sharon talk about budgets and how to avoid the BIG buts that may arise when it comes to wedding planning, and hurt feelings over who is paying for what.

It stinks! And no one likes to talk about it. But everyone needs to have the money conversation at some point when wedding planning. We’re talking about budgets in this episode and the need for contingency plans!

Who’s paying for what? A...

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Consistency is key when it comes to marketing your business on social media. You can save time, energy and effort by batching and scheduling in advance and benefit greatly from staying active and posting regularly. All you need is to define your objectives, create goals and have a plan going forward and Kristina is walking you through all that in this episode! Stay tuned!


3/31/2022 - PLANNING & SCHEDULING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CONTE...

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March 23, 2022 20 min

In this episode, Kristina & Sharon have stepped aside to give Michael control of the mic… and you don’t want to miss it! He is sharing his expertise as a seasoned floral designer talking floral facts and fiction. Listen in as he explains what to allot in your overall wedding budget for flowers, what you need to know for your initial consultation and how you can make your event elegant without spending a fortune.

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Want to know how to receive a 90% return on investment with your social media marketing efforts? VIDEO! 

Video is vital and is widely underutilized by small business owners. Get a leg up on your competition and tune into this episode! Kristina is sharing a few tips and techniques to help you put aside your fears and objections and actually start using authentic video content that WILL produce results.

UTILIZING VIDEO IN YOUR SOCIAL M...

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