Weddings Unveiled: Professional Tips and Secrets on Wedding Planning and Event Design

Weddings Unveiled: Professional Tips and Secrets on Wedding Planning and Event Design
Professional Tips and Secrets on Wedding Planning and Event Design
102: The Wedding Report with Shane McMurray
Feb 19 • 61 min
In this episode, Angela and Shane discuss: *The 3 areas you need to look at and the plan to prioritize and get opportunities flowing *Consumer view *Competitor view *Business view *Agility Key Takeaways: *Learn how to uncover missed opportunities *Find…
101: Lighting the Event Industry with Blake Chaffin
Feb 12 • 66 min
In this episode, Angela and Blake Chaffin discuss: *Putting together a well rounded team *Using previous experiences to succeed in future opportunities *The importance of insurance for your business *Networking with those in your industry Key Takeaways:…
100: Rachel Sheerin The epidemic of our great industry - BURNOUT
Feb 5 • 65 min
In this episode, Angela and Rachel Sheerin discuss: *The alarming rate we’re losing great hospitality and wedding professionals and what’s causing people to quit *What causes burnout in loving professionals and how to spot the signs of burnout in yourself…
099: Peggy Kelley Living in the World of Heart
Jan 29 • 70 min
In this episode, Angela and Peggy Kelley discuss: *Living in the world of tech and also in the world of heart *The difference in designers, planners and coordinators *Setting expectations *The difference in a budget and a spending plan Key Takeaways: *How…
098: Kathy Thomas Living Out Your Calling
Jan 22 • 59 min
In this episode, Angela and Kathy Thomas discuss: *How the events industry is “Smoke and Mirrors” *Asking yourself “How do I want my clients to feel?” *Celebrating love *Owning your own time Key Takeaways: *Opening the door for clients to make sure you…
097: Christy Matthews and Michelle Martinez Sharing Valuable Experience and Helping Others
Jan 15 • 58 min
In this episode Angela, Christy and Michelle discuss: *Being as universal as possible *Discovering what you’re good at, you may surprise yourself! *Putting the good into the universe *Finding unique content that appeals to listeners
096: Bron Hansboro Creating a Connection with Your Clients
Jan 10 • 58 min
In this episode, Angela and Bron Hansboro discuss: *Taking a step back and asking yourself “Who am I?” to find your passion and how you relate to others *Being intuitive to connect with your clients *How to be appealing to everyone *Managing burnout so…
095: Alan Berg Creating the Business You Want to Have
Jan 3 • 73 min
In this episode, Angela and Alan Berg discuss: *Experiences that make you knowledgable *Adapting in an ever changing industry *The 5 Step Method to Communication *Being different not for the sake of being different, but because you ARE different. Key…
094: Veronica Silva Caring for Your Four Legged Wedding Guests
Dec 27, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, Angela and Victoria Silva discuss: *How to establish a business plan *Having a clear policy and stick to it *Tips to keep your furry family members happy on your wedding day *The importance of being prepared Key Takeaways: *If you want…
093: Brittny Drye Equality in the Wedding World
Dec 18, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, Angela and Brittney Drye discuss: *Creating Inclusive and Unique Content *How to prequalify and credit vendors *Growing a loyal following *How to keep readers interest even after their wedding Key Takeaways: *Communication is key *You…
092: Rachel Apple Choosing the Perfect Dress
Dec 11, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Angela and Rachel Apple discuss: *Educating brides on the process before they look for a dress *Creating experiences to remember *Decision Fatigue *Bridal trends for the upcoming year Key Takeaways: *We are here to celebrate our clients…
091: Kristy Rice Creating a Colorful Experience
Dec 4, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, Angela and Kristy Rice discuss: *Bespoke, personalized wedding art *How clients and expectations evolve over time *How different personalities learn *Finding what “centers” you Key Takeaways: *Function vs. Flourish * How to take big leaps…
090: Emily Sullivan Finding the right passion for your personality
Nov 27, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, Angela and Emily Sullivan discuss: · Matching your career to your personality · Deciding which services to offer and how to be profitable · Growing your “A” team · Setting expectations and overseeing the process. Key Takeaways: ·…
089: Kevin Dennis Picking up the Beat in Sound Business
Nov 20, 2018 • 60 min
Picking up the Beat in Sound Business In this episode, Angela and Kevin Dennis discuss: · The growth and change of a sound business. · Decided to take the…
088: Sandy Hammer The Ins and Outs of the Application Revolution
Nov 13, 2018 • 66 min
The Ins and Outs of the Application Revolution In this episode, Angela and Sandy discuss: The effects of location on planning and organization. …
087: Michele Schwartz Changing the World of Business with Kindness
Nov 6, 2018 • 74 min
Changing the World of Business with Kindness In this episode, Angela and Michele discuss: · Getting started in niche hospitality. …
086: Meghan Ely The Creative Life of Business Experience
Oct 30, 2018 • 63 min
The Creative Life of Business Experience In this episode, Angela and Meghan discuss: · Giving back to your community. …
085: Leah Weinberg Quality Experiences for a Quality Life
Oct 23, 2018 • 56 min
Quality Experiences for a Quality Life In this episode, Angela and Leah discuss: · How prior careers give strengths to new business building. …
084: Matt Andrews: Know Your Worth, Marketing with Media
Oct 16, 2018 • 34 min
Know Your Worth, Marketing with Media In this episode, Angela and Matt Andrews discuss: · How the introduction of social media has changed the process of…
083: Kelly Perry: Creative Business Models and the Power in Knowledge
Oct 9, 2018 • 45 min
Creative Business Models and the Power in Knowledge In this episode, Angela and Kelly discuss: · Embracing the Entrepreneur lifestyle, knowing when to…
082: Chelsea B. Foster: The Power of Simplifying and Networking
Oct 2, 2018 • 50 min
The Power of Simplifying and Networking In this episode, Angela and Chelsea discuss: -Simplifying and automating in the wedding industry. -Using the grid method to figure out what to outsource. There is a benefit to…
081: Find Your Passion and Educate Yourself for Success
Sep 25, 2018 • 57 min
Find Your Passion and Educate Yourself for Success In this episode, Angela and Aaron Shirley discuss: How Aaron got started with events and merged her four loves into her current career. Being aware of your mental health and the importance of…
080: Claire White – Flourishing with White Ink Calligraphy
Sep 18, 2018 • 73 min
Claire White – Flourishing with White Ink Calligraphy In this episode, Angela and Claire discuss: How Claire began her Calligraphy business and how she got started in the industry. How Claire balances her intellectual side and creative side…
079: The Power of Personalized, Local Gifts
Sep 11, 2018 • 48 min
Shelia Horvath
078: Controlling Your Wedding
Sep 4, 2018 • 37 min
Carl Clemetson
077: Having Commitment to Your Customers
Aug 28, 2018 • 34 min
Sara Margulis
076: The Gift of Creativity
Aug 21, 2018 • 41 min
Curry Malone
075: Directing the Magic of Weddings
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
Clint Hufft
074: Having an Open Mindset about Your Business
Aug 7, 2018 • 53 min
Heidi Thompson
073: Photography Creating Timeless Moments
Jul 30, 2018 • 45 min
Carrie Wildes
071 The Grand Estate of Cherokee
Jun 19, 2018 • 31 min
Daniel Spires
070: Mixologists Know What They’re Doing
Jun 12, 2018 • 19 min
Mixologists Know What They’re Doing In this episode, Angela and Rhonda Malone Cammon discuss: It is possible to customize ice They do food tastings before hand It’s challenging being…
069: Your Officiant is Important
Jun 5, 2018 • 33 min
Wes Howard
068: The Pick Inn
May 29, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Angela and Amanda Jackson discuss: How did Amanda get into the Wedding & Events Industry? What is special and unique about Amanda’s service and what she provides? What is it that Amanda’s clients love? What are the challenges Amanda has…
067: Beautiful Blooms
May 22, 2018 • 47 min
Beautiful Blooms In this episode, Angela and Jared Tuchinsky discuss: Why is so unique in the wedding industry The reality of how and why flowers cost a lot How to educate yourself to find the best deals Tips and tricks about flower types
066: Timeline Genius
May 15, 2018 • 32 min
Eddie Babbage
065: Fetefully
May 8, 2018 • 39 min
Gigi McDowell
064: Internet Passwords
Apr 7, 2018 • 16 min
Do you use the same password for everything? Come on…tell the truth! Well, take it from someone that had her identity stolen not only once, but twice and a third time. By using a password management APP, you are a lot more safe than you may think.
063: How To Use Dropbox
Apr 7, 2018 • 28 min
Afraid to use dropbox or put your documents in the cloud? Naming your documents is key to being able to run your mobile office off of your iPhone. This is VERY powerful. Not only is it backed up in the cloud, but you an access anything you need 24/7 with…
062: Tips on Emailing Using MacMail
Apr 7, 2018 • 5 min
I don’t know about you, but email has become SO overwhelming with all of the clients, events, invites, spam, coupons, etc. I want to tell you all about how we manage it all so we are not in email jail.
061: How To Use iCal To Be Productive
Apr 7, 2018 • 14 min
Being able to share my calendars with others helps with communication and eliminates confusion. I will share a little insight to how we run iCal at my company.
060: Managing & Backing Up Your Photos
Apr 7, 2018 • 14 min
There’s so much confusion with iCloud, Dropbox, Photostream, iPhoto, Amazon Photo, and more. Where should you keep your photos? Just pick one! I will take you thru our process! Oh and naming them….it is important to name your images appropriately, so if…
059: Set up your MAC Computer To Work For You
Apr 7, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode I will walk you through a TON of short cuts when setting up your MAC computer. Be sure you are at your computer so you can follow along! This is for those of you who want to save a ton of time; I am the short cut queen!
058: Back Up Your Files
Mar 31, 2018 • 28 min
Are all of your files in the cloud? Wait, what is “the cloud.” Ever wonder what the mysterious “cloud” is and what it can do? All of your burning questions answered here.
057: Time Saving Technology Tips
Mar 31, 2018 • 8 min
I share some of my biggest time saving tips. Most of it is totally FREE!
056: Organize Your Life with Productivity
Mar 31, 2018 • 15 min
Are you afraid of technology? You can do it! Stick around and listen as I give insight on THE BEST apps to use for your business.
055: Why Do Opposites Attract
Mar 31, 2018 • 5 min
To understand this episode you will want to listen to Mastering Communication.
054: Mastering Communication as an Entrepreneur
Mar 31, 2018 • 19 min
What’s your TRUE COLOR? And no, we’re not talking about Cyndi Lauper here. I have used this strengths methodology to build all the businesses I have been part of. From choosing my team members, to vendors, to even clients.
053: My Journey To Becoming The Productivity Therapist
Mar 31, 2018 • 6 min
Angela here, and I am so excited to share my journey and how my background in Psychology has led me to where I am today. Get ready, this is a fun one!
052: Employee Guidelines are There for a Reason
Dec 26, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode of Weddings Unveiled, Angela and her lead consultant Alison discuss some entertaining stories of past interns and what they learned from them. This is going to be a funny one, so tune in and don’t miss it!
051: How to Educate Clients on Cultural Norms
Dec 19, 2017 • 11 min
Join Angela and Alison as they recall a tough situation that helped them discover how to properly staff for the day of an event, process challenges with guests during setup and educate couples on the expectations of different cultures. With these…
050: Never Take Everything On Alone
Dec 12, 2017 • 11 min
It is easy to let a client talk you into not bringing an assistant to their destination event. “The guest list being limited to less than 20 people” or “the resort staff will help” are just a couple of the reasons clients think the planner can…
049: Dress to Impress, but You Might Want to do Some Research First
Dec 5, 2017 • 10 min
New and even seasoned event professionals can get into the swing of life, and always dressing up for meetings. While Angela is usually meeting indoors or at her office, occasionally they go offsite to a private home or new venue with a client. While…
048: Love Doesn’t Always Look How You Think It Will
Nov 28, 2017 • 8 min
Working in the wedding industry, Angela often spends her time with adorable couples who are in the honeymoon stage of their relationship. They are so sweet with each other, and genuinely happy together. However, this is not always the case, and true…
047: Patience is a Virtue
Nov 21, 2017 • 16 min
In today’s episode, Angela and her lead consultant Alison share a funny story when the bride was so overwhelmed with her job that she didn’t have time for her final dress fitting. You’re bound to laugh out loud at this one so tune in to hear…
046: First, Research Cultural Backgrounds
Nov 14, 2017 • 13 min
In this week’s episode, Angela and her lead consultant Alison share a story from working at a venue that was open to the public, and when they arrived the day of, there was a surprise waiting for them in the middle of the ceremony site! And best of…
045: Be Certain Your Vendors are the Right Fit
Nov 7, 2017 • 11 min
In this podcast, Angela and her lead consultant Alison share a story from a past wedding where the photographers were not a great fit for the couple. They were all very nice people, but their personalities did not mesh well together on the wedding…
044: Friends are Guests, Not Employees
Oct 31, 2017 • 10 min
Having friends provide their services for weddings is never a good idea. Even if they are great friends and always follow through, it usually ends badly. They don’t know what they’re signing up for to work your wedding night, and the temptation to…
043: How to Prepare for Destination Events
Oct 24, 2017 • 12 min
This week, Angela shares her experience working a destination event on a private island with absolutely no resources for backup plans. Together with her co-host Alison Burry, they will unveil how to creatively formulate new ideas on the spot, with…
042: What To Do With Floral Arrangements Post Wedding
Oct 17, 2017 • 8 min
A resounding message Angela shares on the podcast is to always have a plan for the details of the wedding before the day arrives. In this episode, Angela and her company’s lead consultant, Alison, recall the details of one of their previous…
041: Working With Vendors Who Are Friends Of Your Client
Oct 10, 2017 • 19 min
Whether your client is on a tight budget or operating with a blank check, it’s common to encounter friends or family members who are providing a gift to the couple in the form of free services. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Angela and her lead…
040: Anticipating Absolutely Anything
Oct 3, 2017 • 18 min
In weddings, everything goes. It’s your job as a wedding planner and event designer to make sure everything goes smoothly and make sure the clients and guests are none the wiser. Your clients are depending on you to have a level head and have…
039: The One Wedding Component That Often Goes Overlooked
Sep 26, 2017 • 12 min
There are so many things to consider when planning an event, from vendors to photos to transportation of the bride and groom. And although you’ve likely thought most everything through, sometimes, one missed detail sends the whole thing into a…
038: Keeping Your Cool Amongst Hot Tempers During Your Event
Sep 19, 2017 • 14 min
Weddings are a melting pot of personalities all coming together under a common goal of getting the event off of the ground and sailing smoothly. It’s your job to remain professional at all times, yet there will likely be instances when someone’s…
037: What To Do When Things Are Beyond Your Control
Sep 12, 2017 • 10 min
As an event planner and designer, there are many things that are within your control when you’ve planned properly. But what do you do when there are situations that are utterly and completely beyond your scope of influence? Today, Angela and her…
036: Destination Planners – Do Your Research Ahead Of Time
Sep 5, 2017 • 15 min
Destination planners have a particularly challenging — yet fulfilling! — journey of an event from start to finish. Because of this, it’s so incredibly important that you have a firm grasp on all of the details of the day, especially if you’re…
034: Why Preparation Is Even More Important At Destination Weddings
Aug 21, 2017 • 10 min
Destination weddings are some of our favorites — the picturesque views provide such an awesome backdrop to the love of our couples. However, destination weddings also provide an added layer of complexity in terms of logistics. Today, Angela and her…
033: Solidifying The Wedding Day Plan And Delegating Day-Of Tasks
Aug 14, 2017 • 8 min
Laidback couples are some of the best we’ve worked with — they’re easy going, generally stress-free and they trust us to do our jobs. On the other hand, however, we’ve found these couples take their carefree approach to the wedding day plan,…
032: With A Wedding Day Schedule, Less Is More
Aug 7, 2017 • 9 min
When their wedding day arrives, brides and grooms are usually beside themselves in excitement — not only is it one of the best days of their lives, but they’ll be surrounded by all of their family and friends for the momentous occasion! And…
031: The Key Differences Between Planning Weddings And Fundraisers
Jul 31, 2017 • 11 min
New event planners and designers can tend to think all events are the same. Yes, most events may include catering, lighting, music. From collecting donations, managing auctions, coordinating volunteers, registering attendees, communicating with…
030: Always Party With A Permit When Necessary
Jul 24, 2017 • 9 min
Does your client want pyrotechnics, live animals, or some other cool, unusual touch at their event? Find out if you need a permit. In this episode of Weddings Unveiled, Angela and her lead consultant Alison share a story of a client who wanted to…
029: How To Manage A Client’s Expectations
Jul 17, 2017 • 10 min
Clients, especially brides, usually have clear visions for their events, but they rely on their planners to bring their ideas to life. Sometimes, this requires us to recalibrate or adjust their expectations. In this episode of Weddings Unveiled,…
028: When Professional Designers Are Your Clients
Jul 10, 2017 • 13 min
As you continue to grow your skills and build your business, you may get opportunities to plan events for your peers in the event industry. It’s a tremendous honor when other professionals trust you with their weddings and personal events. However,…
027: Explaining Hotel Commissions To Clients
Jul 3, 2017 • 7 min
Here’s a secret for you: People pay planners so someone else can plan their event for them. Crazy idea, right? Well, occasionally even paying clients don’t get (or simply forget) the memo so they jump into the planning process a bit more than they…
026: How To Communicate And Stick To Your Process With New Clients
Jun 26, 2017 • 12 min
Did you know that even the pushiest, picky, high maintenance or micromanaging clients want to let go of control? They really do. However, they’re looking for something to remove their fear of something going wrong. This is where your standard…
025: The #1 Rule For Events At A New Venue
Jun 19, 2017 • 8 min
The wedding and event industry is a lucrative business. As a result, new hotels, restaurants or clubs are opening up their space to host weddings and private events. This means you’ll likely have clients booking venues that you’ve never seen or…
024: Finding Simple Solutions to Surprising Snafus
Jun 12, 2017 • 12 min
The longer you work with weddings and events, the more you’ll master the big areas like logistics, design, catering, vendor management, etc. However, it’s impossible to prepare for every situation and every client request, and sometimes that leads…
023: How To Handle Unexpected Situations
Jun 5, 2017 • 9 min
Whether it’s first your wedding or 100th wedding, every planner and day-of coordinator will encounter something unexpected in the process of putting on an event. Each time, you’ll be forced to answer the question: “How will my team and I…
022: When Over Preparation Makes All The Difference
May 29, 2017 • 21 min
Everyone knows that adequate preparation is key to executing a successful event. However, what happens when your normal preparation measures don’t quite cut it? Knowing when to step into high gear and over prepare can make all the difference in how…
021: Don’t Let Technology Get The Best Of You
May 22, 2017 • 9 min
In an ever-changing world, technology is no exception. From new ways to capture wedding footage to LED dance floors, technology keeps us on our toes and so do the requests of our clients. As an event planner, it is important to educate yourself on…
020: When To Trust The Venue And When To Follow-Up
May 15, 2017 • 11 min
Successful partnerships are essential in any business, and that is especially true in the world of event planning. With so many venues and vendors to choose from, it is important to consider what each one is capable of and if you can rely on their…
019: Creating A Stress Free Environment During The Big Event
May 8, 2017 • 9 min
When the big day rolls around, emotions are running high and it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the to-do list. In this episode, Angela shares ways to counter these challenges by making sure clients remain stress-free during their big…
018: Walking The Line – What To Do When Your Personal & Professional Worlds Collide
May 1, 2017 • 9 min
There is nothing better than being able to do what you love for the people you love. As Angela says throughout this episode, you can pick your clients but you can’t pick your family. Being able to successfully walk the line between personal…
017: Persevering When The Unexpected Happens
Apr 24, 2017 • 13 min
In the world of event planning, bumps in the road and last minute changes are unavoidable. The trick in planning a successful event is knowing how to use those challenges to your advantage. In this episode, Angela and her co-host Alison discuss a…
016: Creating A Perfect Fit For You And Your Clients
Apr 17, 2017 • 13 min
In this episode, Angela shares the importance of making sure your clients are the perfect fit for you and your team. Fortunately, the process is easy when honesty is at the heart of your planning and the right boundaries are in place. Listen as…
015: Create A Common Language With Your Team, Vendors, And Clients
Apr 10, 2017 • 9 min
In this episode, Angela shares how easy it is to miscommunicate with your team, vendors, and clients when you’re not using the same terminology. Luckily, the solution isn’t complicated; it just requires consistency and diligence. Listen as Angela…
014: Leaving Family Out Of The Loop Leads To Big Problems
Apr 3, 2017 • 11 min
Your clients may be in love, but that doesn’t guarantee everything is going well with their respective families, especially their parents. In this episode of Weddings Unveiled, you’ll learn how to handle tension amongst the bride’s or groom’s family….
013: Protecting Your Client’s Confidentiality
Mar 27, 2017 • 10 min
It’s hard to imagine a wedding today without a hashtag and a flood of photos on social media. However, before you go posting to your profile, consult with your client to clarify what, if any, information they are comfortable making available to the…
012: More RSVPs? Oh My! – How To Creatively Design Rooms To Fit All Guests and Please Brides
Mar 20, 2017 • 13 min
Nailing down accurate numbers for guest attendance can be difficult. 100 percent attendance is rare, so most people start planning for a slightly lower estimated number of attendees in mind. However, occasionally, you receive the maximum number of…
011: Honesty Is An Event Planner’s Best Quality
Mar 13, 2017 • 13 min
When clients come to us with ideas that they’re excited about, the last thing we want to do is burst their bubble. However, the truth is they hired us because we know what we’re doing. A minor disappointment now is better than a huge…
010: Clear Communication and Other Tools for Event Success
Mar 6, 2017 • 9 min
Surprises on event day can throw a wrench in even the best-laid plans. Clear communication can ensure that everyone knows what to expect and has the tools necessary to deliver a great event. Listen in to hear me, along with my event consultant Alison…
009: You Can’t Help Everybody (And That’s Okay!)
Feb 27, 2017 • 12 min
As event planning professionals, our first instinct is to help everyone that walks through our door. However, over the years I’ve learned this simple truth: You can’t be everything to everybody. I learned this lesson a few years ago when I worked…
008: Keep Secrets, Not Personal Items
Feb 20, 2017 • 9 min
Customer service is essential to any business and the wedding industry is no different; but, sometimes saying ‘no’ is just as important as saying ‘yes.’ In today’s episode, I describe two experiences and lessons I’ve learned: 1) why client…
007: A Great Band Doesn’t Always Guarantee a Great M.C.
Feb 13, 2017 • 9 min
Having a stellar band or DJ that gets guests engaged and keeps the energy levels high is essential to any successful event. However, what happens when the entertainment is skilled with events but not specifically weddings? This week, celebrity wedding…
006: Be Prepared If The Weather Report Fails You
Feb 6, 2017 • 12 min
What do you do when the forecast predicts sun but you get rain instead? On today’s podcast, Angela is joined by her team’s senior event consultant Alison Burry to address how to handle wacky weather. Listen in to hear how they remedied the…
005: How To Mange DIY Projects
Jan 30, 2017 • 14 min
Pinterest has made wedding planning a blast for brides, friends, and family alike, but what happens when a DIY project doesn’t quite go as expected? In today’s episode, celebrity wedding planner, Angela Proffitt, describes her experience with a…
004: Your Backup Plan Needs a Backup Plan (What Freezing Weather in May Taught Us)
Jan 23, 2017 • 17 min
Every professional in the hospitality industry knows that weather is unpredictable and that you always need a backup plan, but what happens when your backup plan isn’t enough? That’s where Angela and her team found themselves at an outdoor wedding…
003: How To Staff Events Appropriately
Jan 16, 2017 • 17 min
Nothing has the potential to affect your plans for an event or wedding like being improperly staffed. Whether it’s an event with activities spreads across four locations or a centrally-located wedding requiring you to flip the room in under 40…
002: Reality TV Is Not All That It Seems
Jan 9, 2017 • 14 min
Have you ever seen an a wedding reality TV show on TLC, Bravo or WETV and wished you could be a featured planner or designer on the show? In today’s episode, Angela takes you behind the scenes of her first experience with a television production and…
001: How To Monitor Guests That Have Conflicts
Jan 2, 2017 • 14 min
In this introductory episode, celebrity wedding planner and event extraordinaire, Angela Proffitt, tackles a tough, yet recurring challenge for anyone in the event industry – how to respond when there’s interpersonal conflict between two invited…