• Summary

  • Weddings are one the most important events that brings together friends and family for one of the biggest celebrations in a couple’s life, but you don't have to break the bank to have the wedding of your dreams. Join wedding experts with over 45 years of experience, floral designer Danielle Renshaw and venue owner Sara Shepherd as they talk about ways to save money as well as interview experts in the wedding industry. If you are one of those couples that want to have it all but can't afford it all, listen in to get practical wedding planning advice and tips on how to have the wedding you have always dreamed of having and save money at the same time.
    Danielle Renshaw & Sara Shepherd
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Episodes
  • Mar 24 2022
    In today’s episode, Danielle and Sara welcome John Rogers, a recently married half of a same-sex couple. John talks about planning a same-sex wedding and the challenges that come with it, covering such aspects as vendors, family and traditional concepts. John reminds vendors to be mindful of words they use and advises listeners on how you can find gay-griendly vendors that are accepting. He goes on to discuss how to handle friends and family that are not accepting of your marriage and how to incorporate traditional concepts in your wedding. John also discusses the dynamics of last names and highlights why you should focus on what really matters - your marriage. Finally, the group shares their hilarious wedding horror stories that illustrate why you should use professional vendors, and plan ahead for unforeseen circumstances. Make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening! Episode Highlights: Planning a same-sex wedding and the challenges that come with it Being mindful of your words as a vendor Navigating gay-friendly vendors Vendors needing to become more friendly and accepting Focusing on what really matters How to handle family and friends that are not accepting of your marriage Wedding parties and bridal parties for a same-sex wedding Last names in same sex marriages Wedding horror stories Quotes: “When my husband told me about picking a June date, I looked at him knowing about us in the wedding industry. I was like, no, because I'm working.” “As a vendor, you should think about your words.” “Marriage is not about what you want in life. It's more about what is more important to you” “I kept my last name, he kept his. We're married. That's all that matters to us.” “I think every wedding should do what is important to you.” Links: Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram) Danielle Ruffled Willow Floral Design websitehttp://www.ruffledwillow.com ( RuffledWillow.com) https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram Sara Burdoc Farms, Weddings & Events websitehttp://www.burdocfarms.com ( BurdocFarms.com) https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram
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    42 mins
  • Mar 3 2022
    In today’s episode, we have Danielle and Sara all to ourselves as they share advice on how to prioritize your budget when beginning to plan your wedding. They discuss how to set up a budget and why you should book professionals ahead of time to get the dream wedding you’ve always wished for. Our hosts start by discussing the need to prioritize your budget according to what you want at your wedding, be it the photographer, venue, or dresses. They go on to offer their thoughts on how you can set up a budget and how to have hard conversations around your budget with your family. Danielle and Sara also encourage you to book vendors ahead of time and encourage your guests to RSVP, making this yet another episode filled with extremely valuable advice from these two undisputed experts in the field. They finish up by sharing more hilarious wedding venue horror stories that illustrate why you need to get vendors that you trust and professionals that have good reviews. Make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast on https://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ (Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company at https://www.ruffledwillow.com/ (RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening! Episode Highlights: Take the time to enjoy your engagement before starting to plan a wedding Give your children fun things on family trips Prioritize what you want at your wedding A guest list and a budget are very important If your family is pitching in, you need to have a conversation with them if they have preferences Decide on a realistic guest count and determine if you want a wedding planner or not Reach out to professionals ahead of time If vendors do not reply, find others Be sure to note in your invitations if you don’t want children at your wedding Encourage your guests to RSVP Wedding horror stories Quotes: “80% of people get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day.” “Trips are really important for families.” “What you want people to say about your wedding, how you want to feel on your wedding day. That's important.” “Our goal is to help you get the dream wedding at a budget you can afford.” “We want you to be happy. The wedding is not about us. It's about you. And knowing your budget can let us direct you into where to go.” “The biggest thing is to prioritize. What is your priority? Is it the venue? Is it the photographer? Is it the dress? Is it the floral decor? Location? ” Links: Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast on https://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ (Instagram) Danielle Ruffled Willow Floral Design website http://www.ruffledwillow.com (RuffledWillow.com) https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram Sara Burdoc Farms, Weddings & Events website http://www.burdocfarms.com (BurdocFarms.com) https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram
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    43 mins
  • Feb 3 2022
    Madison Barger, co-founder of M & M Event Bartending, is Danielle and Sara's special guest on the podcast today. Serving primarily Clarksville and Middle Tennessee, M & M helps design cocktail menus and estimate necessary quantities for events, and works with wedding vendors on such topics as scheduling and champagne toasts. Drawing upon her experience in the industry, Madison talks about the ins and outs of hiring a bartending service for your events, and offers specific advice on why you should choose canned beers over kegs and over bottled beers. She also discusses how to create a drinks budget for your event, how many bartenders you should hire based on the number of guests you are expecting, and clarifies the difference between liquor liability insurance and liquor licenses. Other topics addressed are tips about hiring a bartending service, how cleanup is handled, and why you should verify the policies of your venue before booking them. Finally, the group shares their hilarious wedding venue horror stories that illustrate why you should trust your bartenders, watch your bridal party around alcohol, and take it easy on the alcohol the night before your wedding. To learn more about M & M Event Bartending, visit them onhttps://web.facebook.com/mmeventbartend?_rdc=1&_rdr ( Facebook). And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle’s Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara’s gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening! Episode Highlights: It’s booking season so book your vendors if you haven’t done so Today’s guest is Madison Barger, co-founder of M & M Event Bartending Liquor liability insurance helps your bartenders protect your events and guests Professionals help you curate your cocktail menu and give you a bar setup The issues with choosing kegs over canned beers Why canned beers over bottles? Creating a drinks budget for your event Typically, it's always beer and wine, and an open bar at weddings A liquor license is important if alcohol will be sold at your event Handling intoxicated guests Cutting someone off when they’ve had too much Do not make your couple signature drinks complicated The right bartender-to-guests ratio Let your venue know if you are bringing in your own liquor Tips and charges How to handle cleanup Wedding horror stories Quotes: “Don't do kegs, you're going to regret it .” “Eventually you're going to have to cut somebody off. ” “If you're having 300 guests, please do yourself a favor. Have at least two bartenders.” “Clean up the bar, wipe it down, take out the trash. And that's just something that I personally like to do.” “You have a professional bartender for a reason. Let me serve and make sure you're having a great time. Responsibly.” “Take it easy on the night before your wedding.” Links: Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram) Danielle Ruffled Willow Floral Design websitehttp://www.ruffledwillow.com ( RuffledWillow.com) https://www.instagram.com/ruffledwillow/?hl=en (@RuffledWillow) on Instagram Sara Burdoc Farms, Weddings & Events websitehttp://www.burdocfarms.com ( BurdocFarms.com) https://www.instagram.com/burdocfarms/?hl=en (@BurdocFarms) on Instagram M & M Bartending Event https://www.instagram.com/m_and_m_event_bartending/ (Instagram) https://web.facebook.com/mmeventbartend?_rdc=1&_rdr (Facebook)
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    40 mins

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