WPMCS 007: When to take or leave wedding planning advice

YAY! I’M FINALLY BACK! It feels like an AGE between drinks.

The beginning of 2016 was an absolute cracker wasn’t it? It was so great to hear from many of you about how much you have been enjoying The Wedding Planning Masterclass show.

It has been killin’ me that my schedule has been so packed that I couldn’t keep up with my weekly podcast. In fact SO much has been going on behind the scenes at We Heart Events that I threw my whole game plan out entirely! More on that later.

The most IMPORTANT bit is that you now have a specific time in my weekly schedule, which will be dedicated to delivering more wedding planning advice.

Speaking of wedding planning advice.

The thing I’ve been busy with of course is delivering Wedding Planning Masterclass, the online step by step to help brides and grooms to be plan their wedding like a pro.

Each week I would go back over and re-edit the prepared content to ensure I was walking the tightrope between 'mostly-applicable-to-everyone' type of planning knowledge crucial to the step by step and 'great-but-doesn't-apply-to-everyone' generic wedding planning advice.

Because it's the general advice delivered as wedding planning gospel that can throw you off.

If something is delivered to you as a ‘must do’ but you can clearly see that it doesn’t apply to your situation, it can be easy to dismiss right?

Then you might think, "if that doesn't apply, what else that I'm constantly being told 'is the best way to do things' should I be disregarding also?"

My advi.. suggestion? You want to be doing this tightrope walking too.

Yes, not all the advice you hear will apply to you. Yet you don't want to dismiss something because you think 'oh, it won't happen to me'.

How do you figure out the difference?

If you hear the same thing over and over from lots of different people, then this is a red flag to be something that really should be strongly considered.

Buuuuuuuutttt - if you hear different advice on the same topic from different people, then this is the … what other colour flag? Purple? Tie-dye? Well it's the coloured flag that means "meh, this might apply it might not, I'll try it on but won't panic if it doesn't seem to fit".

A good way is to listen out for the examples given and see if they sound like the fit your situation.

That is my goal as I jump back in to the saddle dispensing all that I can to help you plan your wedding better.

You can hear more on this topic with additional examples on today’s Wedding Planning Masterclass Show Podcast.

As a little aside I need a bit of a virtual hug today.

You see when it came for me to record this podcast for you, I was in the middle of a bit of a crisis. My lovely dog Frisk was in a freak accident and had to go into surgery for missing teeth and a fractured jaw.

I had to take a phone call from the vet during the recording, so the audio sounds a little different at the end as I had to pause, regroup and come back to it.

The good news? Mr Frisk is back home and has gotten loootts and lots of cuddles from his mummy and daddy. And let’s just say I’ll never be throwing a ball for him at the dog park again! (1 ball. 2 dogs. No Winners).

As always I hope you enjoy The Wedding Planning Masterclass Show podcast.

Because more joy in the world is a good thing.

Happy Planning,



Hi, I’m Amanda Vodic, principal planner at We Heart Events and founder of Wedding Planning Masterclass. I work with couples that are CRAZY EXCITED about creating beautiful, meaningful, all-kinds of wonderful weddings. I help you get more joy from the wedding planning experience - while making it feel like it’s so easy you could become one of the pros yourselves.

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