April 26, 2019
Life, as it is, is changing a bit for both of us. Shannon and Kim have really enjoyed this podcast, but we have decided that since we are no longer in the wedding business that it would be best to wrap up From Ring to Veil.
April 19, 2019
Traditions can be fun, some useless, some even downright appalling. We thought we’d share a few from around the world with you. Who knows you might want to include one or two in your wedding.
April 12, 2019
Today we are sharing a few articles we found on where to propose. Plus we have a few fun extras, including a listener question!
April 5, 2019
It’s time for some more money-saving tips. We’ve had shows on individual areas such as floral but today we are giving you a great list to choose from.
March 29, 2019
One of our favorite guest hosts is back! Anne Timss is here to share some ideas on how to pamper Mom on your wedding day.
March 22, 2019
When Sam (a bride and listener) reached out to us she told us that she has a story to tell we said absolutely.  If you are thinking about a destination wedding, check out this episode!
March 15, 2019
We received an email asking about wedding officiants and who can marry you.  We have some answers for you.
March 8, 2019
The wedding registry business has changed in the last few years. Most couples are getting married later in life or have lived together for a while and have the household items they need. There are now registries for other things besides housewares and linens. We are going to go over that plus where and how to register.
March 1, 2019
Today we have Jill Steenson with Lillian Lane Photography here to help us share with you some tips on how to feel comfortable in front of the camera.
February 22, 2019
This weeks episode is full of facts about weddings. How much the average costs are and even the best places to get married ranked by WalletHub.
February 15, 2019
It’s our 200th show!!! Today we are giving you lots of fun and interesting info. From questions to trends and newsworthy weddings.
February 8, 2019
Today our guest host is, Travel Planner, Irina Vishnevskaya. She is here to help us discuss how's and when's for planning your honeymoon!
February 1, 2019
Do you have to have an Engagement Party?  No, but it’s an opportunity for family and friends to interact and get to know each other in an intimate setting.  It’s totally up to you if you want to have one.
January 25, 2019
Picking out a wedding date can be hard. We are hoping to help with that by giving you a few dates NOT to have a wedding on. Plus, we are here to give you some guidance on how life is going to change now that you are engaged.
January 18, 2019
Now that you are engaged, wedding shows are on your list. Let us help you navigate them in the best way possible. Wedding shows and how to navigate them!
December 21, 2018
Last episode of 2018! Pantone spring/summer 2019 color palette. Trends and what to look for in 2019.
December 7, 2018
Today we chat with Anna Sheffield, Fine Jewelry artist!  Alternative and distinctive jewelry is her thing and she's here to help us help you make the best of your heirloom jewelry.
November 23, 2018
Today we share with you, just a few of our favorite picks from the much longer list of America’s Best Wedding Venues.
November 9, 2018
Today we share all the wedding planning questions that you are asking! And we give you answers.
October 26, 2018
Today Kim is missing her co-host, Shannon, so she invites her husband of 21 years to record this show with her. Listen in as they discuss how they have such a happy marriage.
October 12, 2018
Today we have a guest host who is here to help us with how to design a wedding with Pinterest. Michelle Edgemont with Michelle Edgemont Design.
September 27, 2018
Wedding Weather catastrophes-what do you do when Mother Nature’s wrath is barreling down on your wedding day.
September 14, 2018
Today we have Veronica Silva, here to teach us about how to surprise your fiancé by bringing their furry friend to the wedding.
August 31, 2018
We found a few great articles online and just had to share with you. From changing your last name to legal benefits to marriage!
August 24, 2018
Do you know what accessories you are wearing on your wedding day? Brittany Finkle is here today to help us help you choose the right wedding day accessories.
August 17, 2018
Today we are diving into the wedding questions you are asking. We are happy to help! From brunch to plus 1's we have answers for you!
August 10, 2018
We have a few suggestions on dance floor props to help you. And if you decide you want to go with a DIY booth, we have some ideas for you!
August 2, 2018
We talk about candlelight quite often around here. It is a cost-effective way to bring in elegance to any wedding.
July 27, 2018
Our guest today is Dan Hinz, a financial coach, who helps engaged couples and newlyweds stop money fights before they start. He's written an in-depth, guide to teach couples how to get on the same page with money. He's here today to give us some guidance on how to do the money planning thing for your wedding and as newlyweds.
July 20, 2018
We thought it would be fun to share with you a few trends that are happening in the wedding venue world. As an added bonus we added some ways to choose your venue.
July 13, 2018
It's time to share some Dallas/Ft Worth Area Venues. From Wineries to Museums, Ranches to Boat Clubs we have quite a collection.
July 6, 2018
We found a book that we thought would be awesome to share with you. It's called 10 Great Dates Before You Say "I DO".
June 29, 2018 CEO co-founder Steve Simon is here today to share with us some diamond nuggets!! Styles, tips for selecting and budgets for rings.
June 22, 2018
What to Wear, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Photos, and Rehearsal Dinner. You asked and we are here to give you some guidelines and ideas. We aren't fashionistas but can help guide you in what to wear.
June 15, 2018
Themed Weddings can be really fun. So we decided to give you some ideas to get your imaginations going for music and movie-themed weddings.
June 8, 2018
If you are looking for some help with planning your reception timeline, you are in for a treat. Kim was able to catch up with Puget Sound DJ Alan Chitlik and chat all about receptions. He also shares a few extra DJ tricks!
June 1, 2018
The Royal Wedding is over and we have some things to say about it like we always do!  The Dress, the floral, the hats, and more!
May 25, 2018
Personal Vows are sometimes very difficult to come up with, wouldn't it be great if you had some help with that. Well, this episode we have a guest host, Alexis Dent, who shares some very valuable tips and tricks on how to create your wedding vows.
May 18, 2018
We continue our Texas wedding venues series, this time it's Houston. Houston is a diverse area. The downtown area is modern and thriving with upscale hotels and rooftop bars. The outlying areas are picturesque with stunning water views from the gulf or lakes in the area.
May 11, 2018
When planning a weekend camping trip for your wedding you will have a lot of things to keep up with. Making sure your guests are comfortable and have the necessary items.
May 4, 2018
What options do you have when it comes to your reception food? What the heck is pipe and drape and what is it used for? Readings, what are they and why do you even need to consider them? We are here to answer all these questions.
April 27, 2018
We've got a little of everything in this episode. We'll help you figure out your wedding website. Tell you about wedding designers and fill you in on some trends.
April 20, 2018
Bridesmaids are a very important part of your wedding. You pick them carefully so that they can help you in this wedding planning journey. This episode is all about them and for both you and your party.
April 13, 2018
This episode is a fun one, man-gagement rings, the royal wedding, and wedding stats!
April 6, 2018
San Antonio is a beautiful, culture-filled city surrounded by rolling hills. This leads to many varied choices in the type of venue you can find in the city and surrounding area
March 30, 2018
It's a tradition to give each other gifts on your wedding day or wedding night. Sometimes it hard to find just the right thing. We are here to give you some ideas that might spark your imagination to find the perfect gift.
March 23, 2018
Seating charts are tricky, but we have a few tips on where to seat everyone. We also include a guide for tipping your vendors!
March 16, 2018
Thanks to Miriam-Rose for the episode suggests she wants to know if there are a timeline and emergency kit for the groom and we say absolutely!
March 9, 2018
We've given you venues to dream about all over Washington, some in Montana and even a few in Texas. But Texas is a big place and it's time to share some in the Austin metro area.
March 2, 2018
We never get married expecting the marriage not to work. But sometimes you find yourself getting remarried. So, when you do we have some "planning a second wedding" tips for you!
February 23, 2018
Ultra Violet may be Pantone's color of the year but we wanted to share with you the top 12 colors for spring 2018. You may want to visit the show notes if your podcast app doesn't support photos.
February 16, 2018
Planning a wedding in six months is a quite an endeavor but it can be done if you use your time wisely. Plan your wedding easily with this timeline.
February 9, 2018
Ideas for Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, and a Sixpence in Her Shoe is a long practiced tradition during a wedding. We've got lots of ideas for you.
February 2, 2018
It is tradition to give a gift to your parents on your wedding day. We are here to give you a few ideas on what those gifts should be. Doesn't have to be given at the wedding.
January 26, 2018
We've discussed invitations a few times but this time we wanted to get a bit more detailed.  We're sharing with you the ins and outs of your wedding invitation suite.
January 19, 2018
The holidays are over, or are they?  Valentine's day is a very popular engagement day but it's also a very popular wedding day.  We want to give you some Valentine's Day Wedding ideas for décor, colors, and dress to help you plan your Valentine's day wedding.
December 15, 2017
It's the holidays and we are feeling thankful. Today we share some gratitudes and answer a listeners question.
December 8, 2017
Dripping Springs, TX is called the Wedding Capital of Texas for a good reason.  There are over 30 venues in and around this quaint Hill Country town which is located Southwest of Austin. They range from farms, ranches, wineries and there is even a venue that does ceremonies for free.  Here are a few of our faves.
December 1, 2017
Whether you're talking about football, baseball, or any other sport, sport themed weddings are always fun.  We will give you some ideas from the beginning to the sendoff!
November 25, 2017
    Minimoons and Pop-Up Weddings in Texas – Episode #151  We thought it would be fun to give you some minimoons and pop-up wedding options in Texas.  Here are some of the top resorts in the state that have everything you need for a great mini-moon.  The Woodlands Resort-The Woodlands, TX  Spa  Golf  Pools  Lux rooms  Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa-San Antonio, TX  Spa  Golf  Pools-Adult only and has a lazy river  Lux rooms  Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel-Galveston, TX  Beachfront  Spa  Lux Rooms with ocean view  Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa-Austin, TX  Spa  Golf  Pools  Tennis  Lux Rooms  Gaylord Texas Resort and Conference Center, Grapevine, TX   Spa  Pools  Nightclub  Lux rooms  JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa-San Antonio, TX  Spa  Pools  Golf  Water Park  Lux Rooms  Horseshoe Bay Resort-Horseshoe Bay, TX  Spa  Golf  Lakefront with marina  Tennis  Private airstrip  Lux rooms  Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa-Cedar Creek, TX  Spa  Adult only pool  Golf  Nightly planned activities  Tennis  Lux rooms   For Minimoons and Pop-ups in Washington State Check out  Pop-Ups  Pop Up Wedding Houston  WE NOW OFFER PLANNING IN ADVANCE  Pop and Go Weddings  Denton TX  We will provide the Officiant, Photographer, and Bouquet for the Bride, and Boutonniere for the Groom, small cake or cupcakes and champagne for the toast.  Pop Up Wedding Marfa, TX  AFFORDABLE, LOW-KEY AND SUPER FUN  THINK VEGAS WEDDING, ONLY WITH A VINTAGE TRAILER IN FAR WEST TEXAS!  The Elopement Collective  We simply create elopements, not weddings.  We work with the best celebrant, photographers, videographers, and florists in the world. Many talented humans with a single vision for your elopement.  Pop Up Wedding Co  TEXAS - FLORIDA - ALABAMA - SOUTH CAROLINA - LOUISIANA - COLORADO - WASHINGTON - NEW MEXICO - UTAH - GEORGIA – VENICE  Choose your date and location Coordinate with planner Get hitched  ***Listener Question***  Hello! I got engaged in June, and have really been enjoying your podcast! Thank you for making a show that is down to earth and fun. I am curious on your thoughts about a few things: 1) I can’t decide if I want (or want to spend the money on) a professional videographer, but I don’t want to regret not having one. I’m also confused about videography, because all I see are these “trailers” that make a wedding look like the montage at the end of a rom the purpose not to have a video of the actual wedding? How would you suggest I narrow my search for budget friendly or perhaps more traditional options?  Episode #29-All you need to know about videography 2) What is your guideline for filling out the guest list? What is the protocol for inviting people you have not had contact with for several years but were important to you at a previous time in your life?  Episode #24-Your Guest List and Tips on who you should invite 3) I’m considering DIY-ing bouquets. What is your recommended vendor for flowers (Sams, Costco, supermarket, website...?) Also, is this a terrible idea? I am quite good with DIY but I don’t to take too much of a risk... 4) What are your thoughts on how to choose /create a new last name for both bride and groom to take together?  5) I have a wedding planning app with a checklist that makes me feel like I am 3 months behind, but people keep balking at how “ahead” I am, and I am confused. Some things seem reasonable to do 7 months in advance but others, not so much. What are your major planning deadlines starting about 7-8 months until wedding? Eg, when do I *really* need to find my cake baker, when do I *really* need to hire a florist, block out hotel rooms for guests, and reserve our wedding night room...?  Episode #4-Want less stress? Here's a wedding planning timeline Thanks again for the great show, keep it up!  Rachel  Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} {Youtube}{IHeartRadio}    -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
November 17, 2017
Wedding themes can be so fun.  We've come up with a few set in Wonderland.  We've included all the things from invitations to exits!
November 10, 2017
Guest books have changed over the years. We've moved away from ledger type books and into more creative ways for our guest to record their attendance.
November 2, 2017
This week we share a few fun ideas for your wedding.  Unconventional but fun things you can do to make your wedding stand out.
November 1, 2017
Giveaway Winner Nov 17
October 27, 2017
Planning a wedding can be a very stressful. So share these tips with your wedding guests so that they can be an awesome wedding guest!
October 20, 2017
Wedding trends, they come they go. Here are a few that are coming and going. We even have some that we didn't even know were trends.
October 13, 2017
Today we want to give you some ideas for a holiday wedding.  From Thanksgiving to New Years we cover them all. Decor and food included.
October 6, 2017
We felt that we had to discuss these posts that have gone viral. Parents and weddings can bring out the best and worst!
September 29, 2017
We received a listener email with lots of wedding planning questions! Thank you for that.  Also, we talk kids and weddings.
September 22, 2017
Today we talk about wedding guests complaints and a listener question. Learn from these complaints and questions to help you plan!
September 15, 2017
Today we discuss a blog post that we both found very interesting on fat brides. Listen in to hear our commentary on all the things mention
September 8, 2017
The average cost of weddings changes from year to year.  We are sharing 2016 average costs!
August 31, 2017
Since Kate has shot a lot of weddings in Montana, we thought it would be a great time to tell you about a few great venues in the area.
August 30, 2017
What happens when it rains on your wedding day?  Well, first of all, you can take it as a good luck token.  Secondly, Do you have a plan B?  Do you know what your plan B even is? Let us help you plan for those just in case moments.
August 30, 2017
Lessons learned by newly weds when it comes to wedding planning.
August 18, 2017
This is what we consider the "perfect" wedding rehearsal. And yes, there is an actual rehearsal for the wedding ceremony.
August 11, 2017
We always tell you to delegate on your wedding day, but we haven't told you what to delegate and to whom.  Today we are going to do just that.
August 4, 2017
Today we are going to go through the interview process with a wedding photographer. We are joined by Kate with GSquared Weddings.
July 28, 2017
Olympic Peninsula Wedding Venues – Episode #134        The next stop in our series of wedding venues is the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington state.  Mountains, rainforests and the ocean it has everything!  Lost Mountain Lodge  Sequim, WA  Can accommodate 50 guests for an outdoor day event and 40 inside.  They have indoor space in case the weather does not cooperate or if it is winter.   The entire lodge must be booked for a minimum of two nights for your event  NatureBridge  Port Angeles, WA  Can accommodate up to 150 guests.  From the shore of Lake Crescent to historic Rosemary Inn, you can find the indoor and outdoor spaces to best suit the needs   Can supply all food needs from rehearsal dinner to Sunday breakfast.  Renovated lodge, outdoor spaces, simple classroom and conference building, plus lodging for all.  Manresa Castle  Port Townsend, WA  Picturesque rose garden or Victorian wood-paneled Library.  25-75 guests  Banquet Room  Also, the castle is a hotel so no need to go anywhere else to honeymoon.  Weddings by the Sea  Ocean Shores, WA  Packages for very small to 40 guests  Includes Officiant and décor  Choice of beach location  SHOP THE CITY Port Ludlow Resort  Port Ludlow, WA  Ideal setting for your intimate destination wedding  Farm-to-table rehearsal dinner  Bridal getaway or groom’s golf retreat.  Seabrook Town Hall  Pacific Beach, WA  Seating for 100  Features: Audio & Video system, Lapel & Cordless Microphones, Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, Full bar and commercial catering kitchen  Lake Quinault Weddings  On the edge of the Olympic National Forest  100 guests  Romantic lakeside celebration  Grand ballroom with walls of timber  Kalaloch Lodge  Forks, WA  Ceremonies can be hosted at the gazebo or in front of the Bluff Cabins  Outdoor receptions, maximum guest count is 50  Can provide chairs, tables, and ivory linens  Indoor receptions, maximum guest count is 20  LISTENER QUESTION: My fiance and I got engaged at Thanksgiving last year and I immediately knew I wanted a winter themed wedding. We are getting married on December 9th this year and my fiance isn't a fan of the full-blown Christmas theme as I am, so we comprised on a winter forest theme pulling in Christmas colors. I am having trouble coming up with decorating ideas incorporating forest with Christmas colors (red and green). I am hoping you can provide some ideas. Erin Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing  Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher}{Youtube}   -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On- 
July 21, 2017
It's time for another Wedding Q&A session. We are all about giving you the answers you want. From reserving seats to thank you gifts. We've got it all for you.
July 14, 2017
Bachelor Party Ideas - Episode #132 A bachelor party seems to be a right of passage for men getting married.  It doesn't always need to be a night of debauchery or turn out to be like the movie The Hangover, it can be a night of male bonding and adventure. Traditionally the Best Man was in charge of hosting the evening.  It originally was a gentlemen's evening with dinner, drinking, smoking, nd toasting. Make it a guys weekend and make sure to schedule it way in advance of the wedding. Schedule fun things to do each night (Friday and Saturday) and plan something during the day on Saturday. Sunday morning do breakfast and say goodbye Make a weekend out of it Take a road trip Camping Vegas Beach destination Mountain destination Nighttime activities: Pub crawls- Gambling/Casino night Nice steakhouse dinner and cigar bar Poker night Take in a baseball/hockey/football/basketball games If you just need to do a strip club, opt for a high class one (sexy, not raunchy), do research, or take in a burlesque show. Gaming weekend Beach time/bonfire Daytime activities( don't do anything that will injure or maim): Golf Deep sea fishing Scuba diving Paintball Dune buggies/ ATV’s Skiing Some guidelines: This is not an event for 50 of the Groom's closest friends. Everyone invited should be ones that get along. Split the cost with the groomsmen but not the groom. Make sure everyone has a ride home. Designate someone to be the Uber concierge. Make sure the Groom is having a good time but not doing anything he will regret in the morning. Don't do anything dangerous or exceedingly dangerous. Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-  
July 7, 2017
Writing your Vows – Episode #131 Update on everything! We have talked about vows before on the show, episode #41 but this time we want to help you write them.  To get you thinking about what to say. Writing vows for some of us is scary. Speaking in front of everyone and pledging your life and love is a big deal not to be taken lightly. Hopefully, we can help with the stress of writing them. Tips: Some religions require that you use traditional wording so make sure that you know what your "rules" are and follow them. Talk with your fiance about what you each want to do and agree on what is allowed. Start out by asking yourself some questions: What does marriage mean to you? Why are you marrying your fiance? Do you have a favorite memory? What do you hope for your future? Do you know what will make her happy? What are your promises? You need a few, at least 2, that you want to promise and can keep. Nothing embarrassing, you can make it a little funny if that's how you are but nothing that is going to make your spouse mad or hide their face. Use your resources.  There are lots of books, websites and even podcasts like this one to help you write the perfect vows Wedding Vow Writing: How to write the most original, tear-inducing, non-boring wedding vows of all time by Alycia Curtis and Hilary Gunnin Read lots of examples. Try to keep the vows short, 3 minutes at most. Have a nice copy for yourself and don't use your phone or iPad. Be yourself. Practice!  Lots! And out loud! Stuff that should/can be included: Your feelings/thought on when you met. When you realized you were in love and wanted to marry. The "because of you..." Statement. Where you see your life together going and ending up. Your promises. The traditional stuff. How they inspire you. I take you and with this ring. Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-  
June 30, 2017
Wedding Toasts – Episode #130 Wedding toasts. Who gives them and what do they say? Today we are giving you the answers to your questions! The bride's father, the groom, and the best man all usually give toasts. Sometimes maids or matrons of honor also give a toast. Bride and groom should give a thank you toast to guests. Tips on giving speeches:  Personal Humor Thanks Strong opening and closing Not too long PRACTICE! Father of the Bride and/or Groom toast:  Welcome guests and thank them Feelings and relationship to daughter Acknowledge families joining Wish the couple's future The Groom:  Big deal Thank the bridesmaids and groomsmen Parents should be thanked, special memories Thank the bride's parents Thank guest for coming and for gifts Toast his new bride with love The Best Man:  Thank you's to bridesmaids and fellow groomsmen Reminisce about the groom and couple Humor is a must Wishes for couple's future Maid of Honor:  Boost the bride Sentimental stories Thank the bride and bridesmaids Wishes for couple's future Order of toasts:  Best Man Maid/Matron of honor Father of the Bride Father of the Groom Groom Bride Any other guest of honor! Ie. Mothers, Grandparent, Aunts, and Uncles, Step Parents Books:  Wedding Speeches - A Practical Guide for Delivering an Unforgettable Wedding Speech: Tips and Examples for Father of The Bride Speeches, Mother of the ... and Maid of Honor Speeches  Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces  Wedding Speeches: Father Of The Bride Speeches: How To Give The Perfect Speech At Your Perfectly Wonderful Daughter?s Wedding  The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas: Cakes; Bouquets & Centerpieces; Vows & Toasts; and Details Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
June 23, 2017
Planning your Beach Wedding Episode #127 Today we are taking you to the beach and helping you plan your beach wedding! We love beaches. Any kind really. Beaches, winds, sun, we'll let you know how to make it work. Ceremony Yes, Reception No The Smell, Seafood No Big Dress, Down the aisle in a huge dress Sandals, NO heels, maybe barefoot, foot jewelry Let the guys go informal, cargos... Jorts?  #nojorts  Shorts/jeggings... No Veil, cool for pics but not for the ceremony Updos, combs, floral pieces Check out the beach rules, open to public or no? Hawaii beaches are all public No Chairs allowed usually Prepare guest Welcome bags with bug spray, sunscreen, water Shoe Station – swap for flip flops Provide shade Refreshments Wooden benches – withstand ocean breezes Prepare for the wind Hair Arbor Chairs Flowers No tall arrangements No aisle petals Daytime Ceremony Backup plan Ie. Resort area Sound system Waves and the wind Upscale port o potty Décor ideas Lights!  String Suttle touches of blues instead of seashells Go for another color like green(sage) LED candles Handheld fans Arbors with lights Fire pit Foot jewelry Table top décor Simple Typical – seashells, sand dollars, starfish Pom fronds Sand dollar escort cards Lanterns Driftwood Message in a bottle Sea Glass Pineapples and coconuts PINTEREST PAGE If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
June 16, 2017
Planning Budget Savvy Weddings – Episode #128 We all know that DIY can save you some money but what are some other money saving ways to plan a wedding? Well, we have Jessica Bishop of Budget Savvy Bride here with us today and she is the queen of planning beautiful weddings on a budget. Jessica Bishop of The Budget Savvy Bride has been sharing tips and secrets since planning her own wedding back in 2009. She has info for wedding budgets as low as $1000.  Jessica is here today to share some of those secrets with us. -Jessica's journey -Besides DIY what are your 5 top tips for planning budget savvy weddings?  Budget  Smaller guest list to create a better experience for your guests  Resources from friends and family  Consider less traditional and Upcycling  Think outside the box - catering -Where are the best places to buy/rent décor? Oriental Trading  Luna Bazaar  Buy/Sell  Buy Nothing on Facebook -How do you acquire top quality vendors on a strict limited budget?  Realistic Expectations within your budget  Bartering -What elements of the wedding would you encourage saving money and spend money on?  Enhancing guests experience -How do you feed your large guest list on a limited budget?  Pasta stations  BBQ  Taco bars  Brunch -Can you have a sit-down dinner? Research venue  blank vs. All inclusive Depends on size of budget  Staffing -What would you recommend for a couple who aren't creative, don't have time, and are on a limited budget but want an upscale type wedding?   Cut the guest list   PLANNER!   Non-traditional venues If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
June 9, 2017
Ideas for Vow Renewals – Episode #127 In this episode, we answer two awesome listener emails! First email:   French Lady Hello! Love the podcast, and have only started listening to your podcast when my husband of 20 years decided that he wanted to do a vow renewal! I've gotten a lot of wonderful ideas regarding a wedding, but not a lot of information regarding a vow renewal. Since we have already had the big wedding years ago, I'd like to know what the etiquette is regarding a vow renewal??? Should we invite folk or not, do we need to have a reception or not, what role our parents would play, etc. We certainly don't need gifts, and I'm pretty sure that's something that's not appropriate to do anyway.I want to wear white (though I'm sure someone will snicker--I have three teenage kids!!!), but my heart is set on this. Should we do mailed invites or special photographs with a photographer, and what sort of things are the thing to do for a vow renewal? Would really, really love to hear some advice on this, though being over 40 I'll still do what I want regardless. :) Just wanted to know what sort of traditions or trends there are out there since I'm having a hard time finding ideas and information. Thanks in advance! Who can? Anyone really. Who hosts? The couple or possibly the children or even the original MOH or Best Man Officiant? Anyone as it is not a legally binding ceremony Dress? Original gown, anything really. Skip the veil.  Wear white if you want, it's perfectly acceptable Attendants?  Not necessary, but you could if you want.  Original MOH or Best Man, Children, or Grandchildren Aisle escort? Father, Children, self or even husband. But there is no rule that a walk down the aisle even has to happen. Ceremony? Exchange vows, original, write new, rings, new or original, readings, singing, friends, family. Reception?  Absolutely! Have a party, relaxed or formal is up to you! Invitations? Similar to a wedding but the host names are not at the top.  The honor of your presence at the renewal of... Parent's roles? Can be same or different, maybe you want your parents to play "officiant" or possibly read a poem, or special toast.  Totally up to your wants and their abilities. Gifts? Don't expect them or make a registry Cake? It's a party so yes of course!  Or have fun desserts Guests? Yes, have guests, as many or as little as you want.  Include them in your ceremony and reception.  Let them tell funny and embarrassing stories of you and your spouse. Photography and videography?  Yes! Toasts? Yes, make sure you thank everyone not only for coming but for enriching your life. When? Usually on big number anniversaries, or if you eloped and want to have the wedding experience. Second honeymoon?  Of course! Or if you didn't have a first wedding take this opportunity to do it right! Second Email:  Hey guys, Love the podcast! I had a question about flowers girls and ring bearers. Should they attend the rehearsal dinner? I have two ring bearers and two flower girls. If they do attend, how do you go about inviting their families? Do you have to? Out of our flower girls and ring bearers, three of the parents each have three children! Is it rude to say only parents and the child in the wedding attend, please find a babysitter for the other children? Or just include them all? Thank you! Tarissa Robbins If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
June 2, 2017
We aren't experts in this new-fangled 'farm to table' wedding trend. So we asked a friend to come to help us explain this topic.
May 26, 2017
Totally Cool Things To Do At Your Wedding Episode #125 Shannon found this fun article and we decided to share it with but with our own opinions OF COURSE! Make sure you listen to the episode! Get engaged without a ring. Have a big-ass public proposal. non-diamond ring. Propose to the man. And give him an engagement ring. Post a photo of your engagement ring on Facebook and Instagram. Skip choosing "wedding colors." Have a tiny guest list. Get married on a holiday weekend. Keep toxic people off your guest list, even if those people are your family members. Have bridesmen and groomsmaids. Don't have a bridal party at all. Wear a colorful wedding dress. Or a black one. Or a short one. Refuse to go on a pre-wedding diet. Get married someplace other than a church. Walk down the aisle to your favorite rock song. Ask your grandma to be a bridesmaid or your daughter to be your ring bearer. Have a dry wedding. Serve something other than wedding cake for dessert. Serve only cake and punch at your reception. Skip the bouquet toss and garter toss. Remember that people don't have to ~like~ your wedding. Really, just setting boundaries with loved ones. Get married at city hall. Elope. BUZZFEED ARTICLE Email from listener!! I have shown my florist a photo I had as inspiration where floral urns where used in front of a sweetheart table. I thought something similar would be a good option for decorating both the church and the area in front of our wedding party table (we, the wedding party, will be up on a stage so anything high on the table will be less visible to our guests). The issue is I am having a hard time finding urns I like to buy online and send to her that would be preferably not too expensive and also light enough to carry between the locations. I thought since you are both florists maybe you would have some advice on where to find something similar. If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
May 19, 2017
Elopements with Erika of The Greatest Adventure – Episode #124 Marla Singer, Jen loves Dan, and Ciaocat Apple Podcast Reviews – Thank you! Today we share all about elopements with you!  It may not seem like the best option but listen in to what Erika has to say, you may just change your mind! Erika Hernandez of The Greatest Adventure is here with us today.  She is a senior planner with New Creations Weddings and specializes in Elopements.  She brings to the table her experiences working with professional sports, corporate conferences, and nonprofits as well as working with some of Seattle's top wedding coordinators! Erika is here today to help us explore the topic of elopements. A few things we discuss: Tell us a little about yourself and why you specialize in elopements What exactly is an elopement? Why elope? How do you plan for an elopement? Is an elopement all inclusive? Can a couple elope anytime anywhere? Elopement costs What are some do's and don'ts of elopements? Where are some of your fav elopement places here in the PNW? Where are some of your fav elopement places around the world?     Our Rustic Bride NW Expo review and interviews with some wedding planning brides and some of the vendors that were part of the Expo! If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
May 12, 2017
Wedding Venues in the Spokane Wa Area Episode #123 8 Wedding Venues in the Spokane Wa Area. Intimate to large weddings, the Spokane WA area has them all with views to boot! Foxwood House Located in Pend Oreille County between Newport and Diamond Lake. Backyard there sits a 1950’s Texaco Gas Station, a Saloon, a Victorian Cottage, a Gazebo and a 20×30 pergola. Foxwood House can accommodate 200 plus people Tables and chairs and linens for up to 200 people Venue Available Mid May thru September   The Cannons Edge Colbert WA, 1800 sq ft Timber frame building with large surrounding patios Lots of décor available Parking for up to 150 vehicles   Arbor Crest Four acres of gardens and grounds for you and your guests to enjoy vine-covered evergreens Croquet Court and the Event Stage, extends from the Gate House to the historic Florentine-style Cliff House The Enchanted Forest can accommodate up to 300 guests The Vineyard Tent can accommodate up to 225 guests for a reception; additional seating on the Vineyard Lawn increases capacity The Estate Courtyard can accommodate up to 300 guests for a social hour or reception (ideal conditions are mid-June to July) The Croquet Court can accommodate up to 130 guests for a ceremony The Event Stage can accommodate up to 300 guests for a ceremony    Bigelow Arbors Chapel Nestled on a hillside with water features, fields, a view of the sunset, a barn, a rose garden and photo opportunities galore, your day will be the unforgettable experience you have been waiting for. We have you covered rain or shine with our own large white tent. (You do not have to rent one) Mont Lamm Events 200 guests Plenty of panoramic views beyond the fields to a patchwork of forest, farmsteads, and even Mt. Spokane The Party Barn – our affectionate term for the building where events happen – is right around 3,000 square feet of knotty pine tongue and groove from floor to 30ft tall ceilings. Multiple Ceremony Locations Projector & Screen with sound in Party Barn for Presentations/Slide Shows Bridal Cottage with Air-Conditioning & furnishings Grooms Room with lounge area, Foosball, & Air-Conditioning Onsite Decor – preview at first meeting 231 North Event Center peaceful country setting with the open spaces, we can accommodate parties from 10 to 400. Rustic farmhouse available for bridal party preparation Rental of Wedding Orchard and Reception Shed 23 miles west of Spokane Lavender Manor 20 miles north of Spokane We offer services from beginning to end.   Invitations and other printed materials, Wedding Gifts for bridal party and guests, Wedding accessories such as toasting glasses, guest book, flower basket, ring pillow, signage, etc.  We also prepare Lavender Florals or arrange for our preferred florist to meet with you.  Wedding officiants are available. Our wedding location “Lady Catherine Place” is surrounded by Lavender with views overlooking Wildrose Prairie with Mt. Spokane in the background.   A willow tree and red & white monitor style barn add to the magical view. “Pemberley Park” is our wedding & reception location just south of our red & white barn.  The 17,000 square feet of lawn is surrounded on two sides by Lavender fields and shares the same view of Wildrose Prairie and Mt. Spokane. “Brighton Hall” is our indoor venue and/or “Dance Hall” for your intimate social occasion.  The wooden walls and stable fronts reveal the history of horses housed within.  Today the copper stills used for the distillation of Essential Oils have replaced the horses behind the stall fronts and add to the beauty of the Hall. Our forest wedding location is planned for the 2018 wedding season.  If you are looking for a forest wedding we will look forward to sharing our vision with you. Indoor seated:  84 people Indoor standing:  110 people Outdoor:  500 people Tented:  500 people   Commellini Estate Commellini Estate’s recently remodeled historic venue. The indoor venue features a beautiful terrazzo dance floor, glowing wood paneling, three crystal chandeliers, and patio that overlooks our estate. The  Main Venue rental includes the bar, deck, and main dining and dance floor area. Note the average wedding at the estate is 175 guests. Main Indoor Venue The Main Venue was originally built in 1941 and has a very rich and colorful history. It features a beautiful terrazzo dance floor, glowing wood paneling three crystal chandeliers, and four handmade gold-leafed Corinthian columns. The main venue can seat 120 people with a dance floor. That being said, our average guest count for events May-October is between 150-200 people. A table layout with the indoor and outdoor combination is common. Special Notes: There is a state of the art heating, cooling and sound system. Our sound system resides inside of the 1920 Art Deco Jukeboxes and plays in the main venue, bathrooms, bar, deck, and portico and includes a wireless microphone. The system has the ability to play CDs, or anything with a headphone jack hook up (computer, iPads, iPods, iPhones, etc). La Capanna Our second indoor location and it is our most intimate event space for ceremonies or lectures of less than 60 people and receptions with dining tables of less than 30 people.  In addition, this space is often used as cocktail events. Board meetings, silent auctions and features a 70-inch tv. Special Notes: Commellini Estate is known for its Prohibition past and for hiding moonshine in the many underground tunnels. This building is the front to one of the underground tunnels. We are currently working on renovations of the speakeasy bar which will be in the opening of the tunnel. Creekside This location is right on the edge of Spring Creek where you can hear the tranquil sounds of the rushing water. The capacity for this location is 185 guests. Included in all packages are various décor options for the white Tuscan gazebo, although you are more than welcome to bring in your own unique elements or keep it simple. This location has also been used for creekside dinners, yard games, and various other activities. Special Notes: During spring, the right bank is filled with wildflowers. The flower pots on the left side are filled with tall ivy that cascades down the wall. The bridge beyond the trellis is frequently used as a photo location because of the 9-foot waterfall on the other side. Pond Side Have your event along our pond and acres of manicured grass and pine trees. This is our largest location and can hold parties up to 300 people for any style seating. When holding your ceremonies, lectures, or concerts at the pond-side location you can do two tiers of seating with “balcony” seating on the grass.  The pots surrounding the pond are filled with flowers and ferns in season. Special Notes: If you continue to walk south there is a flat location of grass that can also host events. Patio The patio is frequently used for cocktail events, garden parties, brunch, dancing, photo booths, or additional seating. We have 6 gorgeous glass and iron deck furniture that can seat 30 people. We can also set the patio with round tables seating up to 50 guests. Special Notes: The large willow tree that hangs over the deck is lit with twinkle lights and creates a very romantic atmosphere for dancing or as a photo opportunity. Listener question! If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher}
May 5, 2017
Wedding Lighting Options for Ceremonies and Receptions - Episode #122 Marie Kubin is the CEO of the nationwide rental company, Rent My Wedding. In efforts to cut costs on her own wedding, she was led to something called bride-sharing.   She's here to provide us with some expert advice on wedding lighting options for ceremonies and receptions. She tells us about her journey. What unique options are available for ceremonies? Unique options for receptions? Custom gobos? Ie. Hand lettering to match the wedding suite. Spotlights, what can you spotlight, what do you suggest? Trends? What are you seeing done lately? Rent My Wedding Segment/Addendum Email from local vendor Cynthia Kuni, Harpist giving us some more info after listening to Episode 56 on hidden fees  Late weddings (more the 15 minutes late).The only ambiguous cost I have ever had to charge is the "late wedding" fee. My contract does state that late weddings will incur a fee after a grace period, but the length of the "overtime" can vary so much. Without a possible extra fee hanging over them, many brides will linger in their dressing rooms while their poor harpist performs a full hour long recital instead of what was supposed to be 20 minutes of a prelude. I hate charging for late weddings (I have to bill them after the fact - very uncomfortable), but I found many years ago that it was necessary to motivate clients to honor the value of my performance, so to speak, and step on out! Travel. Many harpists charge travel fees. Personally, I will drive about 50 miles without charging a fee, but I always charge for travel that involves a ferry ride. (Puget Sound Ferry System.) I need to be at least one ferry early to make sure I am not late, and the whole commute is extremely long when a ferry is involved. Special music. Most wedding harpists have a very large repertoire to choose from. But the world of popular music is constantly changing and we often find a bride wants a particular song for her wedding that we must learn. I try to offer one or two special requests (depending on how many weddings I have in that month) free of charge. But similar to the "late wedding" issue, I found that without a fee people will demand quite a lot. Who can blame them?  So for me, I charge on a case by case basis and am as generous as I can be. The important thing is that the fee is stated clearly in my contract and I don't sign with anyone unless I feel sure we both know what is expected. Shelter. The harp is so lovely at an outdoor event, but sun and moisture can be very damaging to the wood and strings of our precious instruments. Harpists differ enormously on whether they will play outside, when (not March! lol), and under what conditions. The hidden cost here is providing shelter, and sometimes a firm flooring, for those of us who do play outdoors but are not willing to risk harm to our harps. There might be damp, soft, or uneven ground, which can damage the wood and which interferes with the balance of the harp when it is being played. Sunlight damages gut harp strings, and even a light mist (whether from the sky or a nearby fountain) is disastrous to the harp's wood. I have played on shady patios and gazebos, and I have also had clients build platforms, rent canopies, or make sun shelters for the harp. Accompanying a soloist. This is a similar cost to "special music requests," with the added expense of at least one rehearsal, chez Moi, with the soloist. I don't charge a lot for this, but I insist on rehearsal. Attendance at the wedding rehearsal. Very few brides opt to have me play at their rehearsal. If I don't have to drive too far and if I'm free, I will sometimes volunteer to attend the rehearsal for free. I enjoy doing so when I can manage it.  But obviously,  live harp music for rehearsal = $. "Hourly" rates. This is THE biggest misconception about harpist fees that I encounter.  "We will need you for about 2 hours? What will that cost?" I cannot speak for other harpists, but I have a flat rate for wedding ceremonies, regardless of the length of time. Apart from the aforementioned "late wedding" fee, I provide pretty much the same amount of music for every wedding. If your ceremony is 10 minutes or an hour long, I am still providing the same service, just with more or less sitting pretty in between harp elements. The confusion is increased by the fact that many people would like 20 or 30 minutes of "cocktail" music after the ceremony, and for that, I bill on a separate scale: my hourly background music fee (in 15-minute increments), is added to the ceremony fee. I tell brides to consider it this way: the ceremony music is a completely different kind of product you are purchasing, drawing on my experience and expertise to play well under extreme pressure while keeping an eye on moving bodies and adjusting musical performance to fit into a changeable event. I have seen silk flowers catch fire, tight dresses burst at the seam, flower girls run off, mothers-in-law fall down... the harp must be a steady yet flexible anchor for it all.  It costs more because I am providing more. Background music, on the other hand, is a more casual experience while guests chat, laugh and enjoy champagne. There the client is paying for my varied music repertoire, the countless hours of practice over the years, and the beautiful ambiance the harp provides. If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
April 28, 2017
Unique Wedding Ceremony Rituals - Episode #121 Unique wedding ceremony rituals can be something that's been passed down through history or something that you can just make up as you go.  Today we share some of the more unique rituals that are happening. Handfasting – pagan ritual of tying hands together Ring warming, hanging/organza bag Quilt wrapping Lei exchange Rose ceremony - giving or getting them Sand ceremony – hourglass Unity cross - two piece Wine box love letters – add bottle of wine and letters, determine an anniversary, lock box at the wedding (different variations, rum and nailed) (also having guests sign the bottle) Earth mixing - gathered earth from all the homes each has ever lived in and mixed the earth together in a single jar. Beer blending - Same concept as sand Wine blending Salt covenant - Ancient ceremony ritual Tree planting - take home or plant at the venue Stones – each guest holds a stone, makes a wish for the couple (can even write it on the stone) place it in a decorative bowl or vessel Branding – Create your new brand and then brand a piece of wood to display in your new home Hand washing - "washing away the past" Love Lock Tree - Couple and/or guests, adding kids and family to it UNIQUE WEDDING CEREMONY RITUALS PINTEREST BOARD Traditions from around the world if you are interested in looking through them RUSTIC BRIDE NW EXPO If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Are you subscribed to the show? Well, don’t miss a show! Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
April 21, 2017
Wedding Words Glossary Part 7 – Legal Terms – Episode #120 Legal confusing and scary. Today we are going to share with you some legal terms so that you can understand what you are reading and be a bit more comfortable with the contracts your vendors are giving you. Independent Contractor- a person or business which performs services for another person or entity under a contract between them, with the terms spelled out such as duties, pay, the amount and type of work and other matters. An independent contractor is distinguished from an employee, who works regularly for an employer. Client-a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc Retainer-a fee paid in advance to someone in order to secure or keep their services when required. Deposit-a sum payable as a first installment on the purchase of something or as a pledge for a contract, the balance being payable later. Usually, when it says deposit it will say non-refundable. Sometimes Deposit and Retainer are used interchangeably. Please read the fine print. Disclaimer- a statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial. Term- conditions with regard to payment, price, charge, rates, wages, etc. Or an appointed or set time or date, as for the payment of rent, interest, wages, etc. Termination Clause- A section of a swap contract that describes what will happen if the contract is ended early or defaulted on. The termination clause can make the counterparty who is responsible for the default or termination event pay damages to the other counterparty. Breach of contract- is a legal cause of action in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance. Resolution- the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. Acts of God- is a natural disaster outside human control, such as an earthquake or tsunami, for which no person can be held responsible. An Act of God may amount to an exception to liability in contracts Waiver- a document recording the waiving of a right or claim. Quote/Estimate- to produce a statement of the approximate cost of Invoice- a document that shows a list of goods or services and the prices to be paid for them Receipt- a written statement saying that money or goods have been received Copyright-the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work) owned by the person who creates the work Print/photo Release- The photo release form, also sometimes referred to as photo consent form or photo copyright form, is a contract between the photographer and client (or model) that grants the client permission to print hard copies of the photos (i.e. portraits, headshots, or wedding photographs, etc.). gives someone permission to reproduce my images for their own personal use: You CAN: + Post them on all forms of social media. + Print an unlimited amount of them in any form (photo, canvas, album, t-shirt, etc.). + Share them with your family so they can do the same! You CANNOT: + Edit the images in any way. This includes cropping and, yes, Instagram filters! + Claim the work as your own. + Use them for commercial gain. Limited print/photo release- outlines very specific ways it can be printed or used. Neither release provides editing rights. Leave the photos alone! It is not your work Thanks to Kate from GSquared Weddings for help on clearing up these photos terms! RUSTIC BRIDE NW EXPO If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
April 14, 2017
BoHo Wedding Ideas Episode #119 The boho wedding is one of my (Kim's) favorites. Things like earthy, flowy, soft, and romantic are all things that describe the boho wedding. BoHo Wedding Dress Free and flowy Floral hair wreaths or greenery Unique veils Messy looks hair, braids, waves Faux fur and feathers BoHo Wedding Décor Romantic and earthy Floral and plant elements – chairs, dishes, arbor, cake... Branches and ribbons Natural, rugs, dreamcatchers, Fairy lights actually lights of any kind Arches and swings Floor seating on pillows Hanging botanicals Macrame backdrops Chill areas/lounges Doilies Draped ropes Blankets Family style Candles BoHo Wedding Floral Bright wildflower look Lots of greenery Earthy elements Succulents BoHo Wedding Cakes Florals including painted Naked w/florals or fruits Drippy Use elements from your wedding, if feathers are your vibe go for it BoHo Wedding Invitations Water colored Earthy, kraft paper... Botanical Laser cut Belly bands that have elements of your wedding, floral, dream catchers, feathers... RUSTIC BRIDE NW EXPO We have with us Mom & Daughter Duo Tabby and Lesa of Homegrown Honeys Rustic Rentals and Décor. They are here to tell us all about the Rustic Bride NW Expo that is coming up on May 7th, 2017. What is the expo like? Where is the expo? Who, or what vendors, will be there? When is it? Cost? We hear that there is a contest going on. There will also be an informal fashion show put on by Cinderella's Secret. What about the guys? Will they enjoy the show? We will be there! Come say hi, grab a sticker and sit down with us for an update on how your wedding planning is going! PINTEREST PAGE FOR BOHO WEDDING INSPIRATION If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Are you subscribed to the show? Well, don’t miss a show! Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! Subscribe: {iTunes} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
April 7, 2017
Asian and Pacific Island Weddings – Episode #118 Today we have with us guest host, Rebecca Grant of New Creations Weddings. Rebecca began her wedding planning career on the island of O’ahu. She has planned weddings in Oahu, Maui, Portland, and the greater Seattle area. Rebecca is seen as the premier authority on Asian wedding customs within the Seattle market. She is here today to give us a little insight into Asian/Pacific Island Weddings. Tell us about your journey, how did you become an Asian/Pacific Island wedding specialist? What traditions do you most often see? Chinese weddings Japanese weddings Filipino Hawaiian What do you do if a couple is Asian, but doesn’t really want to bring in a lot of culture or traditions into the wedding day? We understand and respect family dynamics We understand what is done if an item or gift is given See if we want to honor parents/grandparents Are there other vendors that are bilingual or specialize in Asian weddings? I have found several photographers and a few videographers, however, have not been able to find an officiant or DJ that is bilingual. What do you do in that case? Bring in a professional interpreter or have a family member who is comfortable What about Asian desserts? We go through an Asian bakery or if a traditional cake is wanted, there are several bakeries that offer less-sweet cakes/pastries. What do you suggest if a couple is getting married at a venue that has in-house catering? Will they be able to replicate a lot of the flavors/specialty foods? Most venues are very respectful of the needs of Asian cultures, and if they don’t have a chef who is experienced or confident in that, they are willing to bring in an outside vendor to be sure it is as authentic as possible. New Creations FACEBOOK PINTEREST BOARD FOR INSPIRATION Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {Apple Podcasts} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-
March 31, 2017
More Weddings in the News – Episode #117 We have new reviews on iTunes!  Thank you so much for your support and for letting us know. We are encouraged by the feedback that we've been receiving recently.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do, talk about, or share with or for you. This is a fun episode are excited to share it with you. Thought we'd take a look at more weddings/brides in the news, we found a lot of weddings news. So many don't but a few do's. Make sure you listen to hear our thoughts on these articles. Some good some not so good. Party Bus Carrying Bride and Groom Catches Fire On Way To Wedding, (Everyone Is OK!) Don't Dos: 10 UNBELIEVABLE WEDDING PLANNER HORROR STORIES Woman Pops The Question To Boyfriend Wearing A T. Rex Costume Bride says wedding at Ritz-Carlton Dallas 'ruined' after thief stole rings, Chanel gifts This Bride's Maid of Honor Is a Dolphin Because...Well, We Don't Really Know Two Millennial Founders Are Saving Brides Thousands of Dollars With Flower Sharing Taco Bell Cantina in Las Vegas to offer $600 weddings 12 Men Reveal Their Ultimate Dream Weddings 9 Surefire Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Hate You Are you subscribed to the show? Well, don’t miss a show! Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing Subscribe to the podcast: {iTunes} {Google Play} {Stitcher} -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On- RENT THE RUNWAY
March 24, 2017
Spring Wedding Ideas - Episode #116 Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If we aren't there, please let us know because we want to be there! If you don’t know how to subscribe just let us know and we will help you!! Spring is just about here! We have lots of spring wedding ideas for you to consider.  From Spring Wedding trends to florals available. Spring Wedding Trends: Bring color back, pops of bright colors Elaborate entrances Far away destinations Adventure Destination Weddings Episode #114 Planning virtually (mobile) Vertical visual interests –using empty space Floral chandelier Fabric Garden inspired florals – greenery based Unique guest experiences Food stations – self-serve/taco bar Games – Lawn Entertainment – cool bands Photo booths Dessert bars instead of cakes Donut walls S'mores Never ending feast Giving to charities instead of gifts Bring in the tech Snapchat filter Hashtags Wedding websites: Paper flower bouquets, centerpieces, or crown Sustainable Weddings Farm to table food Flowers local Floral Patterns: Floral invitations Updos with floral pieces On cakes and deserts Colorful touch - wedding dress, shoes Refreshing drink stations Cheerful colorful centerpieces Favors – plants Candles Umbrella's for outdoor Florals for Spring Weddings: Early Spring (March and April): Daffodils Tulips Lilac – if you are lucky Anemones Hyacinth Hellebores Lily of the Valley Blossoming tree branches – Apple, pear, or cherry Late Spring (May): Peonies - This is prime time! Queen Anne's lace Sweet peas Poppies - Gorgeous for pops of bright colors MaidenHair Fern Iris Dahlias - So many sizes and so many colors Feverfew Foxglove If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at  Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On- Subscribe to the podcast: {iTunes} {Google Play} {Stitcher} RENT THE RUNWAY
March 17, 2017
Gifts for your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Episode #115 Are you subscribed to the show? Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! Do you know what to get your wedding party as a thank you gifts? Did you even know it was proper etiquette to do so? Well, we've got some great ideas for you. Bridesmaids Gifts Personalized Makeup bag  Tote T-Shirt Necklace Bracelet Robe Hangers Jewelry dish Wine Glasses Water bottle Tumblers/insulated cups Mirrored compact Stationary Journal Organizer Passport covers & Luggage tags Hoodies Bath bombs Spa Set Handmade soaps Paying for hair and makeup on the day of Buying shoes for maids dresses Go with something quite unique Necklace with a pressed flower in the charm Folding ballet flats Find some great vintage jewelry pieces Groomsmen Gifts Personalized Knife Beer mugs Openers Boxers Money clip Hatchet Shaving kit Unique cufflinks Tie clips Cigars Cards, poker set Barware BBQ accessories Humidor Golf balls, golf tees Sports memorabilia Coffee Unique bow ties Favorite liquor Pay for grooming for the day of- shave, beard trim, haircut… Golf or another outing for groomsmen bonding If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On- Subscribe to the podcast: {iTunes} {Google Play} {Stitcher} Complete custom Invitation Suites: MINTED
March 10, 2017
Adventure Destination Weddings Episode #114 We are continuing our destination weddings series with guest hosts Jonny and Elsie Storm of Together they consult couples in planning adventure destination weddings and do a little life and couples coaching! They successfully planned their own adventure destination wedding and are here today to give us some expert advice on how to plan yours! This is what we discuss with Jonny and Elsie. -What exactly is an "adventure" destination wedding - What is an adventure destination wedding? Why do you want to have one? What generally stops people from having them? - The story of our adventure destination wedding - Logistics - Marriage Laws - The 5 W's of Planning a destination wedding (who, what, where, when, why) - How to integrate with local culture - How to cater to different adventure levels of guests - Hiring local help, scouting locations, negotiating bookings A few key takeaways from our discussion: -It's cheaper than you think -Locals, especially hotels, are very helpful -Plan to include local culture, excursions, and experiences LINKS: No More Boring Weddings {Cotton Tree Lodge} Are you subscribed to the show? Well, don’t miss a show! Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at    Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-  Subscribe to the podcast: {iTunes} {Google Play} {Stitcher} Complete cCustomInvitation Suites: MINTED
March 3, 2017
Bridal Shower Etiquette- Episode # 113 Are you subscribed to the show? Well, don’t miss a show! Subscribe to From Ring to Veil anywhere you listen to podcasts. If you don’t know how just let us know and we will help you!! We received an email from a listener asking about bridal shower etiquette and we thought it would be a great topic to discuss. Courtney Shaw's email answer Who hosts? Family members Groom's mother or sister Bridal Party According to Emily Post, the MOH or bridesmaids are not required to host but are encouraged to do so. The Hostess is required to give a gift. Showers should be intimate gatherings, so close friends and family are usually invited. Please ask the bride's advice on who to invite. When to host- two months to 2 weeks before wedding date Guest to the bridal shower should be wedding guests You can have multiple bridal showers, would choose a different theme for them Personal Household Charity Couples Honeymoon/Travel Also if having multiple showers, it would be better to invite people who haven't attended one already, immediate family not included. If invited to more than one shower, you need to only bring a gift to the first one attended. Gifts are usually opened after food is served, Your guests expect you to open gifts so they can ooh and awe over what they gave you. Put the registry info on the invite it will let your guests know what you want and need.  Also for a Personal or lingerie shower include your sizes. You do not need to pass around your personal gifts, you can hold them up and they can gasp at them but please don't pass around. Depending on the type of shower, you do not need to have games to play.  Say you are having an afternoon tea, I wouldn't play silly games. If you'd like to support us please check out our patreon page at Remember you can reach us anytime by emailing -Until next time, No Stress No Worries Keep Calm and Listen On-  Subscribe to the podcast: {iTunes} {Google Play} {Stitcher} Complete Custom Invitation Suites: MINTED
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