Reasonable DIY Wedding: The Podcast

Podcast Highlights

Service Votes
Photography 101
Venue 65
Catering 52
DJ//Band 35
Floral Arrangements 28
Officiant 19
Honeymoon 19
Dress 11
Videography 10
Day of Coordinator 2

During our series titled "Tighten the Budget" we are discussing the art of being frugal using a mixture of DIY solutions and cutting unneccessary wedding day services. To prepare for this discussion we posted a survey in a Facbeook group for Oregon brides on a budget. We asked the respondants to select the top 5 most essential services for a wedding day. The chart on the left represent the data and the graph below is the illustrative representation of the data.

A graph showing the Top 10 Services for a Wedding Day

Episode 009 - Crazy Contracts

Release Date: 5/24/20

Not all contracts are created equally. You may be wondering if "anything goes" when it comes to contracts. Well, the answer is most likely yes, as long as it is not illegal. If you agreed to it, then you are bound by contract to follow-through.

Episode 008 - Expensive Wedding Vendors

Release Date: 5/17/20

Would you be upset if you found out that you could have spent less money on your wedding day without having to cut any of your "must-haves?" Well, brace yourself for a truth bomb. Although some wedding vendors and services seem more valuable than others, many of them provide the same essential services. This means you could be paying extra for no reason. In this episode, DJ Harris will give a quick overview of why some vendors are more expensive than others.

Episode 007 - Tighten The Budget: Top 5 Services

Release Date: 4/26/20

As the economy and cash flow slows down, it is important to tighten up the budget by reducing expenditures. Although a wedding should be everything you've always dreamed about, is it possible to lower the bill and still get high quality? Listen to part 2 of this conversation with DJ Harris - The Top 5 Services

Episode 006 - Tighten The Budget: Frugality

Release Date: 4/19/20

Having a super fancy wedding day has become an expectation in our society, but what if you don't want to go into debt? Now that the country is preparing for a lengthy recession, it is a good time to rethink what is economically reasonable and what is emotionally reasonable.

Episode 005 - Tighten The Budget: Overlooked Services

Release Date: 4/12/20

As the economy and cash flow slows down, it is important to tighten up the budget by reducing expenditures. Although a wedding should be everything you've always dreamed about, is it possible to lower the bill and still get high quality? Listen to part 1 of this conversation with DJ Harris.

Episode 004 - Vendor Contracts

Release Date: 4/5/20

You have all your vendors lined up and you are ready to start booking them. But wait! Some of them have contracts, others have invoices, and some just have emails. What is happening here? Listen to this episode to learn a little more about vendor contracts.

Episode 003 - Pick the Date or the Venue?

Release Date: 3/29/20

Okay so you are engaged now. Awesome! What comes next? The wedding date or the wedding venue? Depending on when you start your wedding planning, there may be an answer that is more right than the other. Listen to this episode to get an idea about some things to consider.

Episode 002 - Let's Talk About Wedding Day Debt

Release Date: 3/22/20

Wedding Day Debt. Dun dun dun. Yup! If you are planning a wedding, debt is probably the last thing you want to think about, but in this episode, DJ Harris, argues that debt should be the first thing on your mind. Listen to the podcast to hear his argument.

Episode 001 - The Pre-Show

Release Date: 3/15/20

Wow, a new podcast hosted by DJ Harris! This episode is more of a pre-show to the actual thing. Learn about the purpose of the podcast and get acquinted with the host.