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Booking your wedding venue is one of the first things that you will do in your wedding planning process. However, there are many things to consider when you are trying to compare wedding venues to host your wedding celebration. In this episode, I will be going over each of these to help you find an average wedding venue cost to fit into your wedding budget. 
From planning and attending pre-wedding events to being the right hand of the couple on the day of the wedding, there are many duties that come with accepting the best man or maid of honor role. However, giving a wedding toast is one that can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking, especially if public speaking isn’t your thing. We have unfortunately seen wedding toasts that didn’t quite hit the mark. Giving a thoughtful and heartfelt wedding toast is something that can be achieved by anyone, it just takes a little planning and practice. In this episode, we are talking with professional speech and toast writer, Eddie Rice of Rice Speech Writing, on how to give a great wedding toast. Also, be sure to check out his book Toast: Short Speeches, Big Impact available on Amazon 
Your wedding is a special day for your parents and grandparents. Chances are they have had the biggest influence on who you are today. Their love and dedication to raising you deserve acknowledgment at your wedding. In this episode, I will be talking about ways that you can include these special loved ones throughout your wedding planning and celebration or honor them if they have passed on. 
We are talking with wedding guest experts, Nikki Barras and Chase Cole, about what wedding guests really care about. Nikki and Chase between the two of them have been to over 65 weddings in the past 5 years. From small intimate affairs to large destination celebrations, these two have seen it all and have some great insight into what is important for your wedding guest experience.
It’s probably safe to say that even before a couple gets engaged, they have at some point thought about the friends and family members who would make up their future wedding party. After you become engaged, asking your wedding party to stand beside you on your wedding day is probably one of the top things on your wedding planning to-do list. Here are the things to consider before asking your wedding VIPs to be part.
Bringing your wedding design together can be done in many ways. From lighting to creating key focal points at your wedding reception, there are several things that you can include to make your reception space stand out.In the episode, I'll be talking about 4 easy ways to wow your wedding guests and bring your whole wedding design together.
Wedding dress shopping will most likely be one of the first things that you do in the wedding planning process. This can be a very special experience but it is important to understand all your options prior to going on your search to Say Yes to the Dress!  In this episode, I’ll be talking with Bri Marbais of The Bridal Finery about the difference between Off the Rack and Made to Order wedding dresses. Bri is the business development and bridal stylist at The Bridal Finery which specializes in all things bridal fashion. From made-to-order dresses to off-the-rack to accessories, they provide brides with a personalized experience to find their wedding day attire. 
When it comes to planning a wedding, I like to look at the whole wedding planning process as an experience that leads up to a very special day. One that you’ll want to look back on fondly and know it went just the way you wanted. I know the wedding process can be overwhelming and let's be honest spending a large amount of money can be stressful at times. However, it’s important to think through all decisions to make sure that you don’t have any regrets after your wedding day. In this episode, I will be going through the top 3 wedding regrets that couples have after their wedding day. In hopes that while you plan your wedding, you take these into consideration. 
There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding and you may not be familiar with some of the wedding terms that you will hear along the way. In this episode, I’ll be talking with Beth McIntyre about some of the common wedding terms and what they mean. Beth is the owner of Villa Festa, a wedding venue that will be opening at the end of summer 2022 which will specialize in weekend weddings. She is also the owner of Your Favorite Day a wedding planning firm here in the Central Florida area. 
Selecting the perfect dress for your wedding day can seem frustrating and overwhelming at times, but this part of your wedding planning should be fun and exciting. In this episode, I will be talking about 5 tips to help you find your wedding dress.
Your honeymoon will most likely be the first trip that you will take as a married couple. Locations like Italy, Hawaii, and the Caribbean have long been popular destinations. However, many couples are looking for more unique destinations to celebrate their new life together. In this episode, I’ll be talking with Theresa Chu-Bermudez of Get Out! Custom Travels about unique destinations for your honeymoon that are sure to make your trip unforgettable! Theresa is the owner of Get Out! Custom Travel specializes in honeymoon planning. She uses her over 5  years in the travel industry to help couples plan a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience. 
Weddings and flowers go hand in hand! It's one of the few times in life that you will be purchasing a large number of flowers that will bring your whole wedding design together. unfortunately, flowers are perishable and you'll only be able to enjoy them for a short time after your wedding right?Not so fast! In this episode, we are talking with Anne Niebch of Mindful Tree Art about preserving your wedding flowers, a new trend that is here to stay!
There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding. Attending a wedding show can be a fun way to get a jump start on your wedding to-dos. However, they can be a little overwhelming if you aren't prepared. In this episode, I will be talking about the top tips for attending a wedding show. If you are in the Central Florida area and looking to attend a great wedding show, the Florida Wedding Expo will be on Sunday, January 9th. Make sure to use the code OBB at check out for a special discount on your tickets.
A wedding is not only a celebration but an experience for your wedding guests. Couples today are looking for unique ways to entertain their wedding guests. From live painters to samba dancers to photo booths, there are so many options to provide your guests with the best experiences at your wedding. In this episode, I'll be talking with Jenn Warrington of Party Shots Orlando about wedding entertainment and what to consider when including entertainment in your wedding.
 Along with creating your wedding wishlist, one of the first things you are going to be doing in the wedding planning process is determining your wedding budget. Oftentimes, this is looked at as a restriction. However, every wedding has a wedding budget. Whether you're planning to spend $10,000 or $80,000, there is a set amount of money that you have allotted to spend on your wedding. Wedding planning can get overwhelming so it's important to understand this amount prior to booking your venue and vendors.  In this episode, I'll be talking about how to plan your wedding budget that is customized to your wedding. 
There are a lot of things that go into your wedding budget.  In this episode, I'll be talking about the top things that will affect your wedding budget. This is part one of two episodes that will cover wedding budgets.Looking to organize your wedding planning, so you never miss a detail?Check out our new digital wedding planner!Visit our wedding shop at
Now that you are engaged, I'm sure you want to jump right into wedding planning. However, before you start booking your venue and vendors, you need to have a talk as a couple about how you want your wedding day to be. Que, your wedding wish list! In this episode, I'm going over how to create your wedding wish list so that you can actually enjoy the wedding planning process. Looking to organize your wedding planning, so you never miss a detail? Check out our new digital wedding planner! Visit our wedding shop at
Oh, how we love our pets! For most people, their pets are considered to be part of their family. So it is only natural to want their fur babies to be part of their wedding. However, there are some things to consider when having your pet in your wedding. In this episode, we are talking with Regina Richardson of Furry Ventures Pet Care.Regina started Furry Ventures Pet Care after her own wedding when she realized there wasmuch help for couples who want to include their pets in their wedding celebration. Voted Best of the Bay in Tampa for 2018 and 2019 for her pet sitting services, Regina’s mission is to not only help couples include their pets in their wedding but also to help adoptable pets find their forever homes through styled wedding shoots and real weddings.
Whether it was for a gift or for yourself, you’ve most likely purchased flowers in the past. But probably didn’t have too many questions when you did so. However, purchasing flowers for your wedding there are more details that you need to consider.In this episode, we have Andie Muller of Events by the Flower Studio to go over the top questions you need to ask your wedding florist and why they are so important. Andie is the owner of Events by The Flower Studio and named a Master Floral Designer by the Florida State Florist Association. She takes pride in creating beautiful arrangements for her couples but also educating them to help them make the right decisions for their weddings. 
Vendors are Human

Vendors are Human


In this episode, we have Afton Johnson of Fern and Curl Designs to talk about understanding those humans behind the small business that make your wedding come together. Affectionately known a the tiny, tattooed, traveling florist, Afton has owned Fern and Curl Designs for almost 5 years and brought her amazing floral skills all over the US but is based right here in Central Florida. 
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