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RDB002: Exclusive Tips From a Wedding Planner

Listen in as I chat with Esme Krahn of BodaMaestra wedding planning. Among other things, we talked about:

  • Her favorite tips she tells her brides (#1 was amazing and I wish I knew this when I was getting married!!)
  • What she learned from her conference with David Tutera and Preston Bailey
  • The first steps you should take right after getting engaged and BEFORE signing any contracts
  • The things you need to do to help you deal with family who may have other ideas about how you should plan your wedding
  • Tips on how to select your bridal party
  • Where you can download Esme’s FREE e-book: 7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity While Planning Your Wedding
  • All of the reasons why you need a wedding planner (SO many more than you might think!!!)
  • How to get your guy involved (and the non-traditional thing MY husband did to add his own personal touch on our big day)
  • Reminders for parents who are divorced on how to keep the focus on their son or daughter’s wedding
  • Preparing yourself and your wedding planner for family dynamics
  • The IMPORTANT differences between an “on-site coordinator” and a Wedding Coordinator
  • An excellent, location-specific budgeting tool for couples

Links mentioned:

  1. Find Esme Krahn: www.Bodamaestra.com
  2. Bodamaestra on Instagram: www.instagram.com/bodamaestra
  3. Download her free e-book, 7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity While Planning Your Wedding: http://wp.me/P6M3xi-iJ
  4. Where you can purchase The Real-Deal Bridal Bible: The Real-Deal Bridal Bible on Amazon

About alessandra

Alessandra Macaluso is author of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible and What a Good Eater!, host of the Real-Deal Brides Podcast, and blogger at AlessandraMacaluso.com. Alessandra’s work is featured in several anthologies, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and many other online publications. Her original screenplay “Polar Suburbia” placed as a semi-finalist in the Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra is mom to two toddlers and a twenty-five pound Maine coon cat who believes he is a dog. She spends her time driving her OCD husband completely nuts with her constant rearrangement of scenery in their home. Learn more at AlessandraMacaluso.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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