The Wedding Duo: A Wedding Planning Podcast

The Wedding Duo: A Wedding Planning Podcast

Wedding planning can be stressful! With 1,000+ weddings under their belt, real-life couple Serena (a wedding planner) and Dominic (a wedding DJ) have seen just about everything. On the Wedding Duo Podcast, they’ll be sharing their best tips and insights to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Learn what you can expect and (more importantly), how you can prepare to work with vendors as you listen to interviews from florists, DJ’s, caterers, and so much more! You’ll also hear from former brides who will share what they enjoyed most about their big day and what they would have done differently. Couples deserve to enjoy the wedding process - from “will you marry me?” to “I do!” So use this podcast as your ultimate wedding planning guide to pull off one of the most memorable days of your life! (With as little stress as possible!) To learn more check out theweddingduo.co. You can also find the Wedding Duo on Instagram @the.weddingduo, on YouTube at The Wedding Duo, or on their viral TikTok account @weddingduo. Serena and Dominic are also the owners of At Last Entertainment and Events based in San Antonio, TX.

Episodes

November 22, 2022 34 min

A few weeks ago, we asked our Instagram followers to send us their biggest wedding planning questions and boy did you guys deliver! So in this episode of the Wedding Duo podcast, we are answering 5 really great questions that will help make your wedding planning decisions a little easier. 


We cover: 

  • IMPORTANT planning things to consider for a backyard wedding
  • Whether or not you “have” to have a bridal party
  • Best food choices for a wed...
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    Need ideas for your wedding guest book? We’ve got you covered! 

    Your wedding guest book is something that you can get really creative with! Whether you put a new spin on a traditional book or do something completely unique and out of the box, your wedding guest book makes for a special keepsake. So in this episode, we are sharing some fun and creative things we’ve seen couples do for their guest books.

    We talk more about: 

  • Unique gues...
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    Welcome back to part 2 of our TikTok live wedding planning Q&A! Tune in to listen to more great questions asked by our followers. We cover a wide range of topics in this replay and if you have a question that you’d like us to answer, come join us for our live event this Wednesday! 

    We cover: 

  • Even more song suggestions! 
  • Table layouts
  • Involving more family members in your ceremony
  • The benefits of a wedding coordinator
  • Rehearsal tips
  • A...
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    If you follow us on TikTok, you know that every week we do Wedding Wednesday where we go live and answer all your wedding planning questions! Each week we get so many amazing questions so we wanted to share them with you! Check out part 1 of one of our most recent TikTok lives - we might be answering a question that you have! 


    We share: 

  • Loads of song suggestions for different dances and different parts of your wedding
  • Planning logist...
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    How long you need to plan your wedding all depends on what you want. There are no hard and fast rules on how long you need to plan your wedding BUT, if you have a specific vision in mind for your wedding, you want to be realistic on what will be available and how quickly everything will be able to come together. In this episode, we are going over the pros and cons of a short engagement vs. a long engagement. 


    We talk more about: 

  • Why...
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    Want to write your own wedding vows but don’t know where to start? Then this episode is for you! 

    Tanya Pushkin is The Vow Whisperer. After her second wedding in 2019, she realized how difficult it can be for some people to express how they feel in words. Since then she has helped hundreds of couples write their vows and gain the confidence to share them aloud. As a former actress, she also coaches couples (and officiants!) on publi...

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    Your wedding may be the biggest event you plan in your entire life. And with such a big event on your hands, you want to make sure the day runs smoothly!


    Planning the wedding is stressful enough, and you don’t want your big day to be filled with stress and anxiety because you're running 45-minutes behind schedule and you can tell guests are starting to get antsy.


    It’s natural for big events like this to have natural ebbs and flow...

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    A key factor to having an unforgettable wedding is having a killer playlist! From pre-ceremony to final send-off, the music is what sets the tone, enhances the moment, and carries you through. Just like the soundtrack to your favorite movie or broadway play, the music at your wedding can have the same effect. Making the sweet moments sweeter and the happy moments happier. But to really make an impact, you can’t just pick great song...

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    Social media can be extremely valuable. It’s an excellent resource for inspiration from vendors and other couples. But there’s another side to it. As a bride-to-be, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with pressure to create the most beautiful and over-the-top event anyone has ever seen! Especially with such easy access to popular wedding trends. So for as helpful as social media can be for wedding planning, it can also be disheartening ...

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    Most people are aware that there are full-scale wedding planners that you can hire to help you plan your wedding, but. . . it’s expensive. And if it’s not in your budget to hire that kind of service, you may feel like your only other option is to DIY. But did you know that there’s another way you can work with a professional wedding planner for a fraction of the cost?

    Enter Virtual Planning! The perfect middle-of-the-road solution f...

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    Welcome to The Wedding Duo’s list of Love ‘em or Hate ‘em! 

    There are some very specific things that couples are either all in on. . . or. . . wouldn’t be caught dead having at their wedding, and we’re spilling the tea. Tune in to find out where we stand together and where we’re a house divided! The heat is on! BUT DON’T FORGET, this is your day! So don’t let anyone talk you into something you don’t want to do or talk you out of som...

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    Some of the best (and most fun!) parts about wedding planning is touring the venues, going dress shopping, and pinning color palettes on Pinterest! But what doesn’t get talked about enough is all the stress and pressure that comes along with it. Especially if you are simultaneously in the process of buying your first home, graduating from college, or expecting a baby! 


    So in this episode we’re talking about the hard stuff and sharin...

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    When you want answers, you gotta go to the top! And that’s exactly what we did. 

    On this episode of The Wedding Duo Podcast, we sat down with the one and only Kate Dear! Known on the internet as The Venue CEO, Kate is the owner of Maryland’s most authentic and unique celebration spaces. Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important parts of the wedding planning process! So we got all the info to help you find the perfect ...

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    There are so many ways you can customize parts of your wedding to really showcase (and celebrate!) your personalities as a couple. But one area where a lot of couples get stuck is figuring out what to do during the ceremony to give it a little more character and substance. Well wonder no more because in this episode, we’re sharing a list of some of our favorite unity ceremonies to incorporate into your nuptials! 


    We’re sharing more ...

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    As professional wedding vendors, we get A LOT of questions! The entire wedding planning process involves making one decision after another (and there’s a lot of decisions to be made!) There’s logistical questions, like what time should the wedding start and how long do you need to get ready beforehand. And there’s also those style and personality questions, like choosing your music, designing your centerpieces, and picking the flav...

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    Weddings are expensive and involve a lot of planning and coordination - which is stressful

    And not everyone can afford to hire a professional wedding planner. (Which can be even more stressful!) 

    So if wedding planning is on your DIY list, then this episode is for you! Tune in to learn how you (or ideally a friend or family member) can DIY your wedding planning like a professional! 


    We’re giving you all the tips and tricks for thing...

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    You may be thinking, “are there really that many ways to plan a floor plan?” “Does it really matter?” Yes. . . yes there is. And yes. . . yes it does. As a matter of fact, how your reception is laid out affects a lot more than you probably think! 

    In this episode, we are going over what you should keep in mind when it comes to your floor plan and some tips and tricks to create a functional, yet beautiful, event space. 


    We are giving ...

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    Get ready because today, we’re talking about the “B” word. That’s right - the Budget. 

    Arguably, the most important factor when it comes to planning your wedding, your budget is your ultimate guide for making all your wedding day decisions. Figuring out the budget can be really stressful and overwhelming but it’s honestly the most HELPFUL thing you can do. (And we’re here to help you get started!) 

    We give you all the need-to-know’s ...

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    For a lot of our couples, a huge part of their wedding day vision is making sure that their guests have a really good time! You don’t want your guests getting hangry while they're waiting for dinner or getting lost on their way to the ceremony! (We’ve all been there and it’s not very fun.) So if an enjoyable guest experience is important to you at your wedding - this episode is for you! 


    We talk about: 


  • Ways to keep your guests c...
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    Some of the best (and most fun!) weddings are the ones that bring a little something extra to the usual, more traditional, parts of the day. So in this episode, we are sharing all kinds of fun wedding ideas that will have your friends and family talking about how awesome your wedding was for years to come. 

    We talk more about: 

  • The difference between personalizing your wedding and adding personality to your wedding
  • Flower dudes, flowe...
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