S5 E4: STARTING A WEDDING BUSINESS

Planning a wedding can quite often end up in you discovering a creative outlet you never knew you had. We've met so many business owners over the years who learnt new skills when planning their big days and eventually they made the leap and turned that side project into a full blown business.

In this weeks episode we chat to Megan Cattermole about how she has turned her love of wedding decor into a job, and how you can do the same too.

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- What Megan made for her own wedding day
- How she decided to start a business from her new found passion
- Tips for those thinking of doing the same!
- What she's found hardest about starting a business
- More information on the incredible products she now produces for brides and grooms

 

MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST

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Megan Cattermole got married in 2016 to her husband David. In was during the planning process that she began to make and create the signage and stationery for her wedding day that soon turned into a business idea.

"I have a passion for creating unique décor to be admired and appreciated and love creating an occasion to be remembered. I want to help people achieve the weddings & parties of their dreams, with fabulous stationery, signage, table plans, decorations & gift ideas."

Megan Cattermole Wedding and Occasion Styling

 

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S5 E3: 8 WAYS TO RE-USE ALL YOUR WEDDING STUFF

Once the wedding is over you may find yourself surrounded by "stuff" and lots of it! Thing is, this stuff is weirdly sentimental as it helped bring the vision of your wedding day to life. So just what exactly are you meant to do with it all?

Join us this week as we let you know what we found ourselves purchasing for our wedding days and how exactly we either got rid of it or re-used it to bring back memories of our big days.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Why buying items that suit your home decor could be a good idea
- Where to go if you decide to sell wedding items on
- What to keep in a memory box
- Re-using wedding decor as thank you gifts
- How you can support charity with your wedding or make extra money for yourself!

 

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LINKS MENTIONED

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S5 E2: PLANNING AND BOOKING YOUR HONEYMOON

With this bizarre "spring" weather we're experiencing here in the UK right now, we've been dreaming of much warmer climates. So we were very excited to have Sarah Yandell join us this week to chat about planning and booking your honeymoon.

Neither of us did the 'big honeymoon' thing - but after this episode we're wishing we did! And more importantly we were really impressed with how handing off the planning of this big holiday can massively reduce the stress of adding to your planning pile!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- How Sarah is basically a honeymoon fairy godmother
- How much you should budget for a once in a lifetime honeymoon
- Tips for choosing your honeymoon destination
- When you should think about booking your honeymoon.
- Unusual honeymoon destinations 

 

MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST

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Sarah Yandell is a Travel Counsellor based in the beautiful village of Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country on the Essex/Suffolk border. She says...

"I know that researching and planning your holiday takes time, and can be confusing with the plethora of information now available on the Internet. Talking to an expert makes it simple and a much more enjoyable experience. I can take out all the hard work, help you with ideas and suggestions, and tailor make a holiday that is perfect for you.

As I work from home, I am available at any time before, during and after your holiday to ensure everything goes to plan, so all you have to do is pack and go! I am looking forward to hearing about your next travel plans!"

Travel Counsellors

 

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S5 E1: HOW TO START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

We're back for 2018, and season 5 (can you believe it!) of Get Wed Podcast.

This week we have a quick catch up with Katie who is back after having a baby, and then we start to discuss the best ways to start planning your wedding when you are right at the beggining. We bet you're feeling a little overwhelmed, but take a little time to get yourself organised and you'll be having fun planning this shin-dig in no time at all!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Apps we used to keep track of planning.
- How spreadsheets may be the answer to all your problems!
- Where you should keep all your wedding infomation
- Kerrie's Perfectly Planned Wedding Guide
- Learning to delegate to save your sanity

 

S4 E12: WE'RE ENGAGED... NOW WHAT?!

It's the last episode of season 4 and of 2017, so we thought this week was the ideal time to re-introduce you to the podcast and share some of our most popular episodes with you.

We're also aware that the festive period usually brings along lots of newly engaged listeners (congratulations to you!) so this week Kerrie is sharing with you the steps you need to take after getting engaged before you make any solid wedding plans

Pssst... there is also some exciting news about Katie this week!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Our 5 most popular episodes
- The 3 questions you'll get asked time and time again after getting engaged
- 6 things you should do now you're engaged
- What you can expect from Get Wed, and whats changed since season 1.

 

S4 E11: SEATING PLAN DILEMMAS

The dreaded seating plan!! This is the part of wedding planning to gets to everyone, so listen along this week for some tips and advice from Kerrie about how to people please and still ensure you have the day you want.

This week Kerrie is sharing her tips for a stress free meal and making you aware of some important things along the way. She also shares advice from her own wedding day and gives you an easy tip to plan out the layout and logistics of the meal on your big day.

You can also download a handy printable this week to plan out which guests to seat where, and some templates to cut out too.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Where to start with your table plan.
- A simple way to work out your room layout
- Who should go at the front of the room?
- Can you just not have a seating plan?
- Tips Seating divorced families on the top table
- How to involve your guests more in the meal

 

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S4 E10: FRIENDSHIPS AND WEDDINGS

I don't think we're alone when we say wedding planning has put a strain on our friendships. Whether you're surrounded by a HUGE group or friends or you just have a couple, wedding planning can still feel really lonely.

This week Kerrie is joined by Gemma a friendship expert to discuss the stresses and strains planning a wedding can have on female friendships and how you can avoid these pitfalls. 

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

  • How Gemma dealt with not being picked to be her friends bridesmaid
  • Why getting engaged can change your friendship dynamics
  • Are you a floater?
  • How to pick your wedding party if you're in a large group of friends
  • What to do if you want new friends

 

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Gemma is "The Friend Coach". By her mid-twenties Gemma had ditched a lot of 'fake' non-fulfilling friends and was ready to find new friends but had no idea where to start. She decided to take herself on a journey through a friend project. Throughout her project and her honesty of talking to others, it turns out she wasn’t alone. A lot of other women by their mid-twenties were ready for a friend overhaul and just weren’t sure how to go about it. Howtomakefriends.co.uk was born.

How To Make Friends

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

Gemma's blog post about not getting picked to be a bridesmaid: https://www.howtomakefriends.co.uk/blog//my-best-friend-didnt-pick-me-as-a-bridesmaid

Kerrie's blog post on how she chose her bridesmaids: https://blog.kerriemitchell.co.uk/how-to-choose-your-bridesmaids-if-you-dont-have-a-best-friend/

S4 E9: UNEXPECTED WEDDING COSTS YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR

Throughout wedding planning you'll encounter costs for things that you just never could have expected. Sometimes they may only be small expenses but then you'll get hit with a big ticket items and it can really tick you off!

This week Kerrie is listing 10 unexpected wedding costs so you can take note, be prepared and make a contigency fund to your wedding budget to cover any of these that may crop up. No matter how organised you we, we're sure one of these costs will show up for you so we want you to be ready for them!

You can also download a handy printable this week listing all the costs Kerrie mentions in this episode below.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- 10 unexpected costs that you'll encounter when planning your wedding
- Whether wedding insurance is worth the risk
- Silly things Kerrie forgot to budget for
- When buying your own alcohol just isn't worth it.
- The ceremony cost that caught Kerrie off guard.
- Loads more (and a free printable below)

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