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April 11, 2021 40 min

Nope. Not the fun episode. But if you listen, absorb and take our tips - you'll find that you're going to have a FAR less stressful engagement and planning season.  The cool thing is that Leah just released her new book, "The Wedding Rollercoaster" and its a great companion to this episode. I posted a link below. The real deal is, that by taking the opportunity in the beginning to talk openly with your "team" (anyone who holds a stake in your wedding), you will avoid some of the stresses brought on surrounding wedding spending. The biggest factors when making the contribution decision:

  • Who has control
  • Guilt (It's real and we recognize this)
  • Final decision makers
  • Does having the wedding of your dreams weigh more than the potential stress of contributors 
  • In this episode we'll break down the benefits, pros and cons of paying for the wedding yourself or having contributors.  Oh, and in this episode there's a shout out to Kimberly of Hitched Events and her episode about having a short or long engagement. Click here to listen to this related episode.

    Here is the link to order The Wedding Rollercoaster  on kindle or paperback

    On Sale Now! My Wedding Spending PlanHere is the link . Create a plan to make the most out of your wedding budget, most likely save you money AND take out the stress of wedding spending.

    This episode is brought to you by 175 questions to know you are prepared for your wedding day. The ultimate Q&A wedding planning checklist. On sale now!

    Leah Weinberg is the Owner & Creative Director of Color Pop Events -- a New York City-based wedding planning company that lives in the logistics, providing an unmatched focus on event details for clients. 

    Celebrating seven years of business, Leah continues to leverage the organization skills, calm communication style, and ability to multi-task she initially developed as a commercial real estate lawyer in her previous career.

    Her colorful work and party planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, the New York Times, People, CNBC, Bravo, Martha Stewart, and The Knot, among others.

    Recently, Leah has been recognized as a 20 on the Rise winner by Honeybook and the Rising Tide Society, one of the 25 Young Event Pros to Watch by Special Events Magazine, and one of BizBash's Top 500 Event Pros in the US.

    A 2021 WeddingPro Educator with The Knot + WeddingWire, Leah travels throughout the country sharing insight with her peers regionally, as well as at national conferences such as ALT Summit, NACE Experience, and The Special Event.

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    Instagram: @kellyamcwilliams @thisvsthatweddingpodcast



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