The Wedding 101 Radio Show was created to be a helpful resource for both brides and grooms, as well as wedding professionals.
It was created to give listeners real insights from top wedding professionals in the nation, from a wide variety of wedding vendors: Photographers, Caterers, Wedding Planners, Florists, Venues, and many more. These interviews will give you lots of great insights about how to get the best results for your wedding. If you have an idea for a guest please let us know.

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Lizzie Post – Emily Post Institute
Lizzie Post is Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter. Lizzie is a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition, co-author of Great Get-Togethers , and the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing?. This holiday season, Lizzie is working with Bank of America to provide advice on how to reduce stress and stay within your budget during the holidays. Lizzie covers topics ranging from entertaining and lifestyle to advice for the newly independent. She also contributes to The Juicy, Juicy Couture’s blog. Lizzie is a graduate of the Emily Post Children’s Train the Trainer Program and has worked with students from second grade through high school teaching table manners, introduction skills, and how etiquette can make a difference.

Lizzie also manages Emily Post’s e-learning programs, and has developed E-Learning For New Hires as well as an E-Learning Business Dining Course. Lizzie is an in-demand source of modern etiquette advice for newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Web. Her interviews include The Today Show, Weekend Today, The Tyra Banks Show, People, Glamour, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Times, The Christian Science Monitor, the Associated Press, Redbook, USWeekly.com, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Lizzie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in art education from The University of Vermont and currently lives in her native Vermont where she works for The Emily Post Institute.

Archived Radio Shows

accessories

accessories

Guest: Susan Metropoulos – The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery
Date of Broadcast: 3/1/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Boutique Wedding Accessories

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bride and groom interviews

bride and groom interviews

Guest: Molly Benedict & Joe Manor – Bride and Groom
Date of Broadcast: 12-16-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: A bride and groom tell you everything about the process of planning their wedding!

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buying a car

buying a car

Guest: Paul Brian – Auto Expert
Date of Broadcast: 3/27/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: You've baughten cars before, but now that you're marrried there's a lot more to take into consideration. Listen the ultimated car guy Paul Brian host of WLS Cars Chicago.

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cake

cake

Guest: Mary Winslow, Wedding Cake Specialist – Cake
Date of Broadcast: 1/9/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Wedding Cake Specialist

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catering

catering

Guest: David Rothstein – Dancing Between Courses
Date of Broadcast: 3/15/2013
Length of Show: 16 Minutes
Description: What is Dancing Between Courses?

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Guest: Jon Wool, President/Owner – JHW Hospitality & Finesse Cuisine
Date of Broadcast: 2/25/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: President/Owner - JHW Hospitality & Finesse Cuisine

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Guest: John Rudy VP Food for Thought Catering
Date of Broadcast: 10.4.12
Length of Show: 12:03
Description: Everything you ever wanted to know about Wedding Catering. John Rudy is VP of one of the most successful catering companies in the midwest, Food for Thought. He will give listeners incredibly helpful insights as to how find the perfect caterers for your wedding!

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ceremony music

ceremony music

cocktail music

cocktail music

contracts

contracts

Guest: Kelly Saindon – Contract Lawyer
Date of Broadcast: 3/20/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Expert Wedding Contract Advice

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corporate event music

corporate event music

daily tips

daily tips

dancing

dancing

Guest: David Rothstein – Dancing Between Courses
Date of Broadcast: 3/15/2013
Length of Show: 16 Minutes
Description: What is Dancing Between Courses?

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Guest: Wedding Dance Coach, Elizabeth Marberry
Date of Broadcast: 10.16.12
Length of Show: 45 minutes
Description: Listen to learn everything you need to know to be totally prepared for your wedding dancing. Learn how to get the best results for your first dance. You can even learn how to organize a flash mob. If you're planning a wedding this is a show you should definitely check out!

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etiquette

etiquette

Guest: Wedding Etiquette
Date of Broadcast: 5-22-2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Emily Post's great granddaughter talks about wedding etiquette.

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fitness

fitness

Guest: Why Pilates Will Make You Look Amazing
Date of Broadcast: 4/29/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Listen to owner of Sana Vita Studio, Marilyn D'Andrea, talk about all of the health benefits of Pilates.

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floral

floral

Guest: Loreen Hospodar, Wedding Floral Artist – Reenie Rose
Date of Broadcast: 02/22/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Unique wedding ideas from wedding floral artist, Loreen Hospodar of Reenie Rose.

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Guest: John Hensel, Design Consultant – Heffernan Morgan Ronsley
Date of Broadcast: 1/29/13
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you ever wanted to know about getting the most beautiful floral arrangements and design for your fabulous wedding!

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furniture rental

furniture rental

Guest: Laura Jolcover, Midwest Account Executive – CORT Furniture Rental
Date of Broadcast: 12-17-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about having the right furniture at your wedding!

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green weddings

green weddings

Guest: Green Wedding Expert Kate Harrison
Date of Broadcast: 12.25.12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Learn from one the nation's top expert's easy ways to make your wedding more environmentally friendly!

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hair and makeup

hair and makeup

Guest: Angela Petersen, Styling Talent – Joseph Michael’s Salon & Spa
Date of Broadcast: 12-7-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you want to know about styling your hair for your big day!

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ice sculptures

ice sculptures

Guest: Max Zuleta, Master Ice Carver
Date of Broadcast: 2-27-2013
Length of Show: 1 hour
Description: Everything you need to know about ice sculptures!

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ideas for life

ideas for life

info

info

invitations

invitations

Guest: Laura Manteuffel – Elizabeth Grace Invitations Design
Date of Broadcast: 12/3/2012
Length of Show: 45 minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about wedding stationary, from save the date cards to invitations, and everything in between!

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jewelry

jewelry

Guest: Susan Metropoulos – The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery
Date of Broadcast: 3/1/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Boutique Wedding Accessories

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Guest: Shelly Patoff-Becker, Jeweler – 3 Hearts Boutique
Date of Broadcast: 12-14-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about choosing jewelry for your wedding!

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lighting and design

lighting and design

Guest: Lighting and Design Expert Dennis Remer – Frost Chicago
Date of Broadcast: 10/29/12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Learn how to make your wedding or event look spectacular!

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liquor

liquor

Guest: Jeff Caldcleugh, Liquor Expert – Binny’s Beverage Depot
Date of Broadcast: 11-12-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about choosing liquor for you wedding!

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luxury hotels

luxury hotels

Guest: Bill McCluskey, Catering Director – The Drake Hotel
Date of Broadcast: 12-19-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you want to know about the Drake Hotel and choosing a venue for your wedding!

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Guest: Luxury Hotel Expert, Amanda Belton – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chicago
Date of Broadcast: 12/5/2012
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you want to know about The Ritz-Carlton, choosing a venue for your wedding, and your wedding catering needs.

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magazine publisher

magazine publisher

Guest: Laura Wrasman, Publisher & President – Wedding Guide Chicago
Date of Broadcast: 3/14/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Hear from the Publish and President of the Wedding Guide Chicago!

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marketing

marketing

Guest: Jon Wool, President/Owner – JHW Hospitality & Finesse Cuisine
Date of Broadcast: 2/25/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: President/Owner - JHW Hospitality & Finesse Cuisine

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Guest: Wedding Marketing Expert – Alan Berg
Date of Broadcast: 1/28/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: 20/20 Wedding Confidential Perspective

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Guest: Wedding Marketing Expert Chris Evans
Date of Broadcast: 12.28.12
Length of Show: 90 Minutes
Description: Learn How to Double Your Wedding Business in 12 Months from one of the nation's top wedding marketing experts Chris Evans!

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Guest: Wedding Marketing Expert, Alan Berg
Date of Broadcast: 9.22.12
Length of Show: 12:03
Description: If you're a wedding vendor then you must listen to this interview. Alan is considered one of the very top experts in ways to get the best results for marketing to brides. I've heard Alan speak to 2,000 of the top wedding professionals in the country and they all came away with tremendous insights and inspiration! Listen now!

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non hotel venues

non hotel venues

Guest: Marley Bellwood, Director of Sales – River East Arts Center
Date of Broadcast: 12-12-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about choosing the right venue for your wedding!

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officiant

officiant

Guest: Officiant, Jim Rehnberg – Rent-A-Rev
Date of Broadcast: 12/11/2012
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about choosing the perfect wedding officiant for your special day!

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organization

organization

Guest: Sue Becker, Professional Organizer – From Piles to Smiles
Date of Broadcast: 11-8-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about organizing your every day life.

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photobooths

photobooths

Guest: Photobooths are fun!
Date of Broadcast: 4/23/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Listen to Cheryl Bayma Brock from Shutterbooth as she tells you everything you ever wondered about hiring and getting the best results from a photobooth at your wedding!

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photographer

photographer

Guest: Colin Lyons, Creative Wedding Photographer – Colin Lyons Photography
Date of Broadcast: 11-9-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about choosing your perfect wedding photographer!

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Guest: Master Wedding Photographer Andre LaCour
Date of Broadcast: 10.22.12
Length of Show: 12:03
Description: Learn from one of Chicago's most experienced photographers Andre LaCour. He'll tell you the best questions to ask any photographer you're considering. He shares stories from real wedding and give your insights into why what makes one wedding photographer better than another. Listen now!

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planning

planning

Guest: Lauren Housely – Ryan Alexander Events
Date of Broadcast: 3/12/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Guide to the Best Wedding Vendors and Defusing Family Drama

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Guest: Alison Friedman, Jewish Wedding Expert – The Wedding Yentas
Date of Broadcast: 11-21-12
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about planning your Jewish wedding!

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Guest: Wedding Planner Susan Cordogan from Big City Bride
Date of Broadcast: 10.19.12
Length of Show: 12:03
Description: Learn the difference between a full service and day of wedding planner. Susan will tell some great inside secrets as to what questions you need to ask any wedding planner you're considering. If you're considering hiring a wedding planner you MUST listen to this!

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Guest: Wedding Planner Debi Lilly from A Perfect Event
Date of Broadcast: 10.25.12
Length of Show: 12:03
Description: Debi Lilly from A Perfect Even is one of the country's top wedding planners and has done events with Oprah Winfrey and been featured in numerous national magazine and TV shows. Listen to her insights as to how to select the perfect wedding planner for and how get the best results for your big day!

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pre marital counseling

pre marital counseling

Guest: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Yana Dubinsky – Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC.
Date of Broadcast: 11/16/2012
Length of Show: 45 minutes
Description: Everything you need to know from pre-marital counseling to dealing with the stress of planning your wedding with Dr. Yana Dubinsky.

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quick tips from david

quick tips from david

Guest: The Easiest Way To Make Your Wedding Fun!
Date of Broadcast: 5/5/2013
Length of Show: 10 Minutes
Description: Listen to owner of DRS Music, David Rothstein, as he talks about all the easy steps to take to make sure your wedding is fun!

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Guest: David Rothstein – “Meatloaf” and Wedding Planning?
Date of Broadcast: 4/15/2013
Length of Show: 15 Minutes
Description: Listen to David Rothstein, the owner of David Rothstein Music and host of Wedding 101 Radio Show, talk about the importance of not making a decision based off of one experience.

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Guest: David Rothstein – The Problem with Uncle Bob
Date of Broadcast: 3/28/2013
Length of Show: 12 Minutes
Description: Think it's a great idea to have your family and friends help out with some aspects of your wedding? Listen to this episode and find out why you will not only ruin your wedding, but also your relationship with that person.

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Guest: David Rothstein – Choose A Wedding Band
Date of Broadcast: 3/26/2013
Length of Show: 25 Minutes
Description: Why You NEED a Wedding Band for Your Wedding

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Guest: David Rothstein – Don’t Make These Mistakes!
Date of Broadcast: 3/24/2013
Length of Show: 15 Minutes
Description: Don't Make these Crucial Mistakes at Your Reception!

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Guest: David Rothstein – Ceremony and Reception Musicians
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Description: David Rothstein gives listeners some insights as to why it's crutial to use ceremony musicians for your ceremony and reception musicians for your reception.

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Guest: David Rothstein – 5 Important Words
Date of Broadcast: 3/17/2013
Length of Show: 15 Minutes
Description: The 5 most important words for a great wedding.

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Guest: David Rothstein – Dancing Between Courses
Date of Broadcast: 3/15/2013
Length of Show: 16 Minutes
Description: What is Dancing Between Courses?

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security

security

Guest: How to Feel More Secure at Your Wedding!
Date of Broadcast: 5-17-2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: How to Feel More Secure at Wedding!

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sweet table

sweet table

Guest: Mary Winslow, Wedding Cake Specialist – Cake
Date of Broadcast: 1/9/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Wedding Cake Specialist

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Guest: Sweet Table Expert, Liz O’Brien – Fancy Candies
Date of Broadcast: 11/28/12
Length of Show: 45 minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about having and setting up a sweet table at your wedding.

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toasts

toasts

tuxedos

tuxedos

Guest: There’s Something About a Sharp Dressed Groom
Date of Broadcast: 4.12.2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: So much of wedding planning is all about the brides. In this episode of Wedding 101, however, we are going to focus on the guys. Get some great tips from Stephanie as to how the groom can really look his best from head to toe for the big day!

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Guest: President and CEO Joann Ambriz – Formally Modern Tuxedo
Date of Broadcast: 11.14.12
Length of Show: 45 minutes
Description: Listen to Tuxedo expert Joann Ambriz. She'll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about getting the perfect tuxedo for your wedding. She is the President and Founder of Formally Modern Tuxedos. I'm sure you'll learn a lot. I know I did. Enjoy!

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unique ideas

unique ideas

Guest: Max Zuleta, Master Ice Carver
Date of Broadcast: 2-27-2013
Length of Show: 1 hour
Description: Everything you need to know about ice sculptures!

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Guest: Loreen Hospodar, Wedding Floral Artist – Reenie Rose
Date of Broadcast: 02/22/2013
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Unique wedding ideas from wedding floral artist, Loreen Hospodar of Reenie Rose.

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vendor tips

vendor tips

videography

videography

Guest: John Zale, Executive Producer – Zale Media Group
Date of Broadcast: 02-19-13
Length of Show: 45 Minutes
Description: Everything you need to know about capturing the perfect video of your wedding!

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Guest: Matt Buckman – I Do Films
Date of Broadcast: 11/30/2012
Length of Show: 45 minutes
Description: All your questions answered about your wedding videography.

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wedding dress

wedding dress

wedding photography

wedding photography

wedding planning

wedding planning

wedding video

wedding video