You're Engaged! Now What?!
It’s Engagement Season!
Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day is known as “Engagement Season” because of the popularity of proposing during the holidays. Makes sense- you have family and friends in from out of town to share in your joy, everyone (for the most part) is in a cheerful, celebratory mood, and, let’s face it, a ring is the perfect gift to give and receive.
For those of you getting engaged, or already have a ring on it and are in the midst of planning, here are tips from experts featured on Weddings Unveiled with Leah Longbrake!
Where Do I Begin?! What to Do and Where to Start Once You're Engaged
YAY! You're engaged!! Now what?? No need to panic. Melanie Tindell, owner of Oak + Honey Event Planning Co., shares her advice on when you really should begin to start planning the big day, and what in specific you should start with. She also breaks down the importance of budgeting and being sustainable on this information-packed episode.
How to Navigate Vendor Contracts with Attorney Kunbi Odubogun
Dealing with contracts is hands down the least glamorous, but the most important part, of wedding planning. On this episode Attorney and business owner Kunbi Odubogun breaks down what you need to definitely make sure is in the documents before you sign your name. She’ll also explain what some of the common legal jargon actually means, and why you should make reading your contracts a priority. Seriously, don’t be afraid to read and negotiate!
Money-Saving Tips with Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride
Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, shares with us her top tips for saving money when planning your wedding. You DO NOT need to go into debt to have the day of your dreams! We also discuss the many free resources and printables available on The Budget Savvy Bride website, and her new podcast- The Bouquet Toss!
Five Things Wedding Vendors Think You Should Know with Wedding Planner Megan Gillikin
Megan Gillikin, Owner and Industry Consultant at A Southern Soiree and The Planner’s Vault, as well as host of Weddings For Real Podcast, shares with us her top 5 tips on what wedding vendors think you should know.
Want to skip ahead to a tip? Here ya go!
Tip #1: Something Is Going to Go Wrong (02:18)
Tip #2: A Wedding Planner Is Not a Luxury Item (07:30)
Tip #3: You Will NOT Be Able to Make Everyone Happy (18:58)
Tip #4: Trust Your Vendors (24:35)
Tip #5: Remember It’s About the Marriage (29:29)
Bonus Tip!: Vendors Are Human (30:26)
How Do I Know It's the One? Choosing Your Dream Wedding Dress (or Jumpsuit!)
Ball gown? Sheath? A Romper? There are so many wedding dress options it can be overwhelming. Clara DeLisio, Co-Owner of Galleria Gowns, shares her advice on how to choose your dream dress, as well as when you should start looking. She'll also give her do's and don'ts when shopping for the big day, and what the trends will be going into 2022.
DIY Do's and Don'ts with Wedding Planner and YouTuber Jamie Wolfer
Wedding planner and YouTuber Jamie Wolfer discusses what you should spend your time and money on when it comes to DIY-ing for your big day. Centerpieces? Ceremony arch? Favors? We cover it all! Jamie also shows you how to make a lot of great designs (without spending a fortune!) on her highly successful- and super helpful!- YouTube channel.