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TO DOs BEFORE I DO Wedding Podcast

Shaina Aviles Franco

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TO DOs BEFORE I DO Wedding Podcast
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TO DOs BEFORE I DO Wedding Podcast

Shaina Aviles Franco

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The TO DOs BEFORE I DO Wedding Podcast is devoted to engaged couples from the exciting moment of saying "yes" to the unforgettable moment of saying "I Do.” Your host, Shaina Franco, will be here to help you check items off your wedding to do lists by offering insight, tips and guidance throughout your planning process.

Latest Episodes

085 - Celebrity Wedding Producer Brit Bertino

I’m very happy to bring you this new episode. I had the opportunity to interview Brit Bertino. Brit was such a delight to talk to and she shares some great wedding tips and advice to help you plan your own wedding. Brit is an Award Winning, Celebrity Wedding Producer who owns and manages a very successful wedding planning business called Simply Weddings Las Vegas. She has been in the wedding business for many years now and during our interview, Brit shares her insight on what a day in the life of a wedding planner is like, tips on how to have a stress free planning process, ways to personalize your wedding reception and so much more! www.todosbeforeido.com www.simplyweddingslv.com

25 MIN2015 NOV 16
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085 - Celebrity Wedding Producer Brit Bertino

084 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 2

In this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing part two of my Indian Wedding series with you.I had the opportunity to interview Preeti, one of the co-founders of TheBigFatIndianWedding.com. They are a wedzine (wedding + magazine + online) which helps South Asian brides plan their wedding. From DIY to inspiration to cultural tidbits and real wedding features, Preeti and her team hope to help you make your wedding planning process easier. I feel like there is so much to learn about the beauty and traditions of Indian weddings, so we’re bringing you a two part series! In my previous episode, part one, we are gave the listeners a crash course on being a guest at an Indian wedding. We talked about what to wear, what to expect and some basic do’s and don’ts. In this episode, I’m sharing the 2nd part of this series where I interview Preeti and we talk about planning an Indian Wedding. Preeti talked about the different types of South Asian weddings, how to prioritize your budget, how to c...

20 MIN2015 OCT 11
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084 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 2

083 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 1

We’re talking about Indian weddings on the podcast! I had the opportunity to interview Preeti, one of the co-founders of TheBigFatIndianWedding.com. They are a wedzine which helps South Asian brides plan their wedding. In this episode, part one, we are giving the listeners a crash course on being a guest at an Indian wedding. In my interview with Preeti, I picked her brain everything a guest should know - from what to wear, what to expect, the meaning behind some of the traditions and some basic etiquette for guests. www.todosbeforeido.com www.thebigfatindianwedding.com

26 MIN2015 SEP 28
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083 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 1

082: Hotel Wedding Room Blocks featuring Melanie Marconi of WhereWillTheyStay.com

I had the opportunity to interview Melanie Marconi, one of the founders of a company that is helping make your life as a bride or groom to be, a little less stressful. Her company is called WhereWillTheyStay.com and they make the process of researching, negotiating and securing your hotel room blocks for your wedding weekend as easy and efficient as possible so you can concentrate on the most important aspects of your milestone event. During our interview, Melanie teaches me how to be a hospitality pro and we talk about things like what exactly a hotel room block is and why it's important to set one up for your wedding, the timeframe of setting them up, important factors to consider when looking for accommodations and how to make out of town guests feel welcome. www.todosbeforeido.com www.wherewilltheystay.com

26 MIN2015 SEP 13
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082: Hotel Wedding Room Blocks featuring Melanie Marconi of WhereWillTheyStay.com

081: Wedding trends with Rebecca Hochreiter and Megan Velez of DestinationWeddings.com

In this episode of the podcast, I’m excited to share a recent interview I had with Rebecca Hochreiter and Megan Velez of Destination Weddings. Planning a wedding in general can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful, let alone adding in the factor of planning from afar! Over at DestinationWeddings.com, they help you relieve some of that stress because they are a full-service planning site that specialize in celebratory travel across the globe. They are providing brides and grooms the ultimate, one stop wedding planning experience by combining the personal service and expertise of their Certified Destination Wedding Specialists to plan weddings all around the world. During our interview, Megan and Rebecca talk about the latest trends in destination weddings, like the most popular countries couples travel to to say “I do” and the up and coming countries that are gaining more popularity. We also talk about a destination wedding budget versus a traditional at-home wedding budget and...

30 MIN2015 AUG 31
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081: Wedding trends with Rebecca Hochreiter and Megan Velez of DestinationWeddings.com

080: Tipping your weddings vendors

Question: “Can you help me determine all of the important vendors I need to tip and what amount is appropriate for each, but at the same time won't bust my budget?” www.todosbeforeido.com

8 MIN2015 AUG 17
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080: Tipping your weddings vendors

079: Professional tips on creating your own seating chart featuring Kara Lamerato of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding

In this episode, I’m sharing a recent interview I had with Kara Lamerato. Kara is the Owner, Blogger & Product Designer of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding. Over at Kara’s Vineyard Weddings, she blogs about DIY wedding projects and also sells custom wedding décor, specifically Place Card Holders made from hand-selected, vintage wine corks. Wine and weddings -- two things I love and Kara has made a successful business out of it! Based out of San Diego, CA, Kara has done custom work for over 1,500 weddings around the world! Since Kara’s specialty is custom place card holders, in this episode, I pick her brain on seating assignments, the escort card table and seating charts. I hope that you enjoy listening to this interview and that you’re able to gain some useful takeaways that you and your fiance can apply to your wedding planning! www.todosbeforeido.com

18 MIN2015 AUG 10
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079: Professional tips on creating your own seating chart featuring Kara Lamerato of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding

078: Unplugged weddings

Question: My Fiance and I would like to have an "unplugged wedding." For our wedding day,we really want to preserve the intimacy and have some control over what is shared to those who were not on our guest list. We would like to be able to be in charge of how and when we share our photos on social media, on our own terms, in our own time. What suggestions can you offer in how to approach this so that this is clear to our guests without making them feel bad or like we are being too regimented or strict?

9 MIN2015 AUG 2
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078: Unplugged weddings

077: Honeymoon registry featuring Jacqui Morgan of Wanderable

In this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing a recent interview I had with Jacqui Morgan at Wanderable. Wanderable is a free and customizable honeymoon registry and their mission is simple: make gift giving memorable.. Wanderable helps engaged couples fund their honeymoons by offering beautiful free honeymoon registries. Couples simply post items centered around their upcoming honeymoon, from hotel stays to couples massages to snorkeling expeditions, into their Wanderable registry and their friends and family gift the amount that they cost. The gift of experiences and adventures will last you a lifetime! What I love about Wanderable is that the site is super easy to navigate and it is also easy on the eyes! Scrolling through all the destinations they feature on their site will give you a bad case of wanderlust! During our interview, Jacqui and I talk about the top honeymoon destinations, how you can have an amazing yet affordable honeymoon and some important to dos when it comes to ...

31 MIN2015 JUL 26
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077: Honeymoon registry featuring Jacqui Morgan of Wanderable

076: Five on Friday - 5 honeymoon planning tips

Traveling typically has the potential for being stressful, even if that travel is to celebrate one of the greatest occasions in life! So, for this Five on Friday, I’m sharing 5 honeymoon planning tips to keep you and your fiance happy during your honeymoon planning and even happier on your trip! 1. Determine a budget 2. Check the weather 3. Talk about the type of honeymoon you want with your fiance 4. Do your research 5. Consider a travel agent or concierge service www.todosbeforeido.com

7 MIN2015 JUL 24
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076: Five on Friday - 5 honeymoon planning tips

Latest Episodes

085 - Celebrity Wedding Producer Brit Bertino

I’m very happy to bring you this new episode. I had the opportunity to interview Brit Bertino. Brit was such a delight to talk to and she shares some great wedding tips and advice to help you plan your own wedding. Brit is an Award Winning, Celebrity Wedding Producer who owns and manages a very successful wedding planning business called Simply Weddings Las Vegas. She has been in the wedding business for many years now and during our interview, Brit shares her insight on what a day in the life of a wedding planner is like, tips on how to have a stress free planning process, ways to personalize your wedding reception and so much more! www.todosbeforeido.com www.simplyweddingslv.com

25 MIN2015 NOV 16
Comments
085 - Celebrity Wedding Producer Brit Bertino

084 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 2

In this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing part two of my Indian Wedding series with you.I had the opportunity to interview Preeti, one of the co-founders of TheBigFatIndianWedding.com. They are a wedzine (wedding + magazine + online) which helps South Asian brides plan their wedding. From DIY to inspiration to cultural tidbits and real wedding features, Preeti and her team hope to help you make your wedding planning process easier. I feel like there is so much to learn about the beauty and traditions of Indian weddings, so we’re bringing you a two part series! In my previous episode, part one, we are gave the listeners a crash course on being a guest at an Indian wedding. We talked about what to wear, what to expect and some basic do’s and don’ts. In this episode, I’m sharing the 2nd part of this series where I interview Preeti and we talk about planning an Indian Wedding. Preeti talked about the different types of South Asian weddings, how to prioritize your budget, how to c...

20 MIN2015 OCT 11
Comments
084 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 2

083 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 1

We’re talking about Indian weddings on the podcast! I had the opportunity to interview Preeti, one of the co-founders of TheBigFatIndianWedding.com. They are a wedzine which helps South Asian brides plan their wedding. In this episode, part one, we are giving the listeners a crash course on being a guest at an Indian wedding. In my interview with Preeti, I picked her brain everything a guest should know - from what to wear, what to expect, the meaning behind some of the traditions and some basic etiquette for guests. www.todosbeforeido.com www.thebigfatindianwedding.com

26 MIN2015 SEP 28
Comments
083 - The Big Fat Indian Wedding Part 1

082: Hotel Wedding Room Blocks featuring Melanie Marconi of WhereWillTheyStay.com

I had the opportunity to interview Melanie Marconi, one of the founders of a company that is helping make your life as a bride or groom to be, a little less stressful. Her company is called WhereWillTheyStay.com and they make the process of researching, negotiating and securing your hotel room blocks for your wedding weekend as easy and efficient as possible so you can concentrate on the most important aspects of your milestone event. During our interview, Melanie teaches me how to be a hospitality pro and we talk about things like what exactly a hotel room block is and why it's important to set one up for your wedding, the timeframe of setting them up, important factors to consider when looking for accommodations and how to make out of town guests feel welcome. www.todosbeforeido.com www.wherewilltheystay.com

26 MIN2015 SEP 13
Comments
082: Hotel Wedding Room Blocks featuring Melanie Marconi of WhereWillTheyStay.com

081: Wedding trends with Rebecca Hochreiter and Megan Velez of DestinationWeddings.com

In this episode of the podcast, I’m excited to share a recent interview I had with Rebecca Hochreiter and Megan Velez of Destination Weddings. Planning a wedding in general can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful, let alone adding in the factor of planning from afar! Over at DestinationWeddings.com, they help you relieve some of that stress because they are a full-service planning site that specialize in celebratory travel across the globe. They are providing brides and grooms the ultimate, one stop wedding planning experience by combining the personal service and expertise of their Certified Destination Wedding Specialists to plan weddings all around the world. During our interview, Megan and Rebecca talk about the latest trends in destination weddings, like the most popular countries couples travel to to say “I do” and the up and coming countries that are gaining more popularity. We also talk about a destination wedding budget versus a traditional at-home wedding budget and...

30 MIN2015 AUG 31
Comments
081: Wedding trends with Rebecca Hochreiter and Megan Velez of DestinationWeddings.com

080: Tipping your weddings vendors

Question: “Can you help me determine all of the important vendors I need to tip and what amount is appropriate for each, but at the same time won't bust my budget?” www.todosbeforeido.com

8 MIN2015 AUG 17
Comments
080: Tipping your weddings vendors

079: Professional tips on creating your own seating chart featuring Kara Lamerato of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding

In this episode, I’m sharing a recent interview I had with Kara Lamerato. Kara is the Owner, Blogger & Product Designer of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding. Over at Kara’s Vineyard Weddings, she blogs about DIY wedding projects and also sells custom wedding décor, specifically Place Card Holders made from hand-selected, vintage wine corks. Wine and weddings -- two things I love and Kara has made a successful business out of it! Based out of San Diego, CA, Kara has done custom work for over 1,500 weddings around the world! Since Kara’s specialty is custom place card holders, in this episode, I pick her brain on seating assignments, the escort card table and seating charts. I hope that you enjoy listening to this interview and that you’re able to gain some useful takeaways that you and your fiance can apply to your wedding planning! www.todosbeforeido.com

18 MIN2015 AUG 10
Comments
079: Professional tips on creating your own seating chart featuring Kara Lamerato of Kara’s Vineyard Wedding

078: Unplugged weddings

Question: My Fiance and I would like to have an "unplugged wedding." For our wedding day,we really want to preserve the intimacy and have some control over what is shared to those who were not on our guest list. We would like to be able to be in charge of how and when we share our photos on social media, on our own terms, in our own time. What suggestions can you offer in how to approach this so that this is clear to our guests without making them feel bad or like we are being too regimented or strict?

9 MIN2015 AUG 2
Comments
078: Unplugged weddings

077: Honeymoon registry featuring Jacqui Morgan of Wanderable

In this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing a recent interview I had with Jacqui Morgan at Wanderable. Wanderable is a free and customizable honeymoon registry and their mission is simple: make gift giving memorable.. Wanderable helps engaged couples fund their honeymoons by offering beautiful free honeymoon registries. Couples simply post items centered around their upcoming honeymoon, from hotel stays to couples massages to snorkeling expeditions, into their Wanderable registry and their friends and family gift the amount that they cost. The gift of experiences and adventures will last you a lifetime! What I love about Wanderable is that the site is super easy to navigate and it is also easy on the eyes! Scrolling through all the destinations they feature on their site will give you a bad case of wanderlust! During our interview, Jacqui and I talk about the top honeymoon destinations, how you can have an amazing yet affordable honeymoon and some important to dos when it comes to ...

31 MIN2015 JUL 26
Comments
077: Honeymoon registry featuring Jacqui Morgan of Wanderable

076: Five on Friday - 5 honeymoon planning tips

Traveling typically has the potential for being stressful, even if that travel is to celebrate one of the greatest occasions in life! So, for this Five on Friday, I’m sharing 5 honeymoon planning tips to keep you and your fiance happy during your honeymoon planning and even happier on your trip! 1. Determine a budget 2. Check the weather 3. Talk about the type of honeymoon you want with your fiance 4. Do your research 5. Consider a travel agent or concierge service www.todosbeforeido.com

7 MIN2015 JUL 24
Comments
076: Five on Friday - 5 honeymoon planning tips