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Andrea Eppolito | Celebrating Life, Luxury, & Above All Else Love
14 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
S4 E17 Covid Exposure and Wedding Days
Last weekend I found out that I had been exposed to Covid ahead of what was the biggest production of my career thus far.
20 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
S4 E16 Okay, and...???
As the world continues to spin off its axis, we as creative professionals need to acknowledge that we can and should control the work that we do. We must control who we do it for, who we do it with, and ultimately manage our creative process.It is our job to make the world a prettier place and to leave people better than we have found them. In the face of every excuse and every tragedy, my response is always the same: “okay, and…”
10 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
S4 E15: Hold My Beer. 5 Ways to Combat the Craziness of Q3
Q3 2021 has been intense and aggressive! We as an industry are entering our busiest season while the world feels very unstable. Here are 5 Ways to Combat the Crazy and move through the next few months with success.
21 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
S4 E 14 Anger + Ego
Wedding planning is an exciting time, but it is also stressful and unnerving. Many of us are currently faced with disgruntled clients. Let's talk anger, ego, and how to move forward.
9 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
S4 E13: It's Almost Christmas
The year is almost over! That's how it feels, anyway. As my kids get ready to return to school, I am struck by how quickly 2021 will go. With COVID still lingering and a return to regular life beginning, what are you holding on to? How are you moving forward? What will you protect, and what will you let go of?
13 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
S4 E12: Trauma, Tragedy, and Your Tasklist
How do you manage your workload in the midst of a crisis? When enduring personal tragedy and trauma, what happens to your task list? Las Vegas wedding planner Andrea Eppolito discusses managing your personal life and your business when everything seems to go wrong.
11 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
S4 E 11: Vetting Vendors
As we recover from Covid, many businesses have found that they need to change vendors and work with new teams. Working with new teams can be scary, and in this episode I am offering five tips to help you qualify new wedding pros.
13 minutes | May 30, 2021
S4 E10: 3 Challenges Facing the Wedding Industry Post Covid
The three largest challenges facing the wedding and event industry as we move into Covid recovery are supply chain issues, increased costs, and the fact that our partners are not ready to produce. In this episode I discuss our issues and how we can combat them.
26 minutes | May 12, 2021
S4 E9: Wedding Planner Pricing
One of the most frequently asked questions is “What does a wedding planner cost?” How and why do wedding planners set their pricing? Is there flexibility? What does pricing communicate to couples?
17 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
S4 E8: Proxy
You are a walking talking billboard for not only your business, but your clients. Whenever you walk into a room, you represent the standards by which your clients will be judged by other businesses, my other vendors, and the world. It's important that you make an effort to show up as your best self every day.
17 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
S4 E7: Matching and Mirroring
What is matching and mirroring? Is mimicking a client a savvy sales tool, or a disingenuous attempt at trickery?I believe that if you authentically match and mirror your clients on true points of connectivity you will be able to create true trust and touch-points on a much quicker basis, which creates an environment that allows you to do your best work.
23 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
S4 E6: At Will Changes
Restrictions are loosening and weddings can begin again. Some clients, however, are still not comfortable moving forward. As an industry, how are we handling at-will changes? Should we charge more if we are just moving a date? Answer: Yes, because it is never ”just” about the logistics and always about the story.
24 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
S4 E5 10% Down...How are you doing?
10% of 2021 is gone and I wanted to ask….How ya doing?Each year, we make resolutions and goals only to forget about them within the first few weeks. After a year like 2020, we all deserve happiness, prosperity, and excitement. Did we learn the lessons of 2020? Are we committed to our health, our businesses, and our families? Or has our short term memory kicked in as the world goes back to business as usual?
36 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
S4 E4: DJ Brian B and The Power of Music
As a sensory planner, I value each of the senses in terms of turning a moment into a memory. DJ BrianB talks about the value of sound and ways to incorporate music throughout your life.
14 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
S4 E3: Inauguration Day
I am an American. Thoughts from a Conservative as we welcome the Biden Harris Administration.
26 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
S4 E2: Moving Forward
Thank you so much for the support and the outreach regarding my last podcast about being a creative conservative. Now that we are firmly moving into 2021, I want to get back to the basics and talk about supporting other businesses and also cleaning up your messaging.
26 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
S4 E1: Confessions of a Creative Conservative
While I had hoped to start this season by discussing the 5 things you should do for your business in 2021, I can no longer stay silent as I watch us destroy friendships, business alliances, and opportunity because of a political divide. We are hurting ourselves, one another, and our clients by allowing ourselves to be baited by the media and by social media.
10 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
S3 E27: I Failed You
I failed you in 2020. I did not produce podcasts or give you the value that you deserve as a listener and as a subscriber. I have a number of excuses – the pandemic, homeschooling, never having a quiet place and still struggling with grief – but none of these are good reasons. For some reason I was able to produce in other areas, but I fell down in this space. For that I am sorry.
14 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
S3 E26: Wedding Insurance. Everything you Need to know for Couples and Pros
Is your business properly insured? Are your couples covered for wedding postponements? The pandemic showed just how important coverage is, and I have all the information you need here!
22 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
S3 E25 Theft in the Wedding Industry and How to Spot It
Theft of images, wedding photos, design, and work product are a tremendous problem in the wedding space. It creates brand confusion, tricks people into buying lesser quality experiences, and it disrespects the client…Which simply cannot happen.Here is how to spot theft in the wedding industry and what to do about it.
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