Finally, a PROFESSIONAL GUIDE to help you create your dream wedding ...

minus the crushing EXPENSE + OVERWHELM felt by so many couples.

You're newly engaged and BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT about marrying the love of your life! Unfortunately, most couples dive right in to making BIG wedding decisions ... with friends, family, and free websites all clamoring to guide their next steps. But without a strategic master plan & realistic wedding vision, it's easy to get lost in CRUSHING OVERWHELM and loads of UNFORESEEN EXPENSES. That's why I created The VAULT, where we can create a stress-free, streamlined master plan to get you all set up ... with YOUR DREAM WEDDING.

Become a member today & enjoy an ALL-ACCESS PASS to these priceless benefits ...


    at your fingertips for a FRACTION OF THE COST of investing in a full service wedding planner.


    with a VIP PASS to exclusive "Wedding Q&A" shows. ASK ANYTHING about the wedding challenges + logistical struggles you’re facing.


    with creative swaps + unique alternatives to costly traditional solutions. UNCOVER THE HIDDEN TRUTH about contracts, fees, timelines, availability, and pricing.


    & find exactly what you’re looking for with ON-DEMAND ACCESS to an organized library of searchable Wedding Planning Podcast episodes.


    with fun WEEKLY BONUSES like guest expert pop-ups, private Q&A sessions, mini workshops, wedding planning checklists & more!


    No contracts, no upfront investment and absolutely no ongoing obligation. Get EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED, when you need it - and feel free to cancel your membership anytime.

See what others are saying about this REVOLUTIONARY WEDDING PLANNING PACKAGE:

“Your presence in the wedding industry is a breath of fresh air! ... I want to extend my thanks for your wealth of practical advice & suggestions for circumventing typical wedding industry standards. I've never desired to have a cookie-cutter wedding, and your podcast has given me so much creative insight, AND has made me feel validated in wanting to have a unique + classy wedding that doesn't entirely follow the status-quo.”

Brittany N.

“I was so excited to hear my question when I listened to this week’s show - thanks so much for featuring it, and THANK YOU for being such a huge part in planning our wedding. I remember how overwhelmed it felt at first and how it didn’t feel fun at all. Total 180 now, I'm finally having fun planning. I’m SO HAPPY I stumbled upon Wedding Planning Podcast!”


“I'm doing all my wedding planning myself and I wouldn't have been able to do it without the archive of shows and the extensive content on the Vault. I recommend it to every friend as they get engaged.”

Holly S.

“I was looking for an inclusive wedding planning podcast with a host who supports my wedding as much as any other. And one who is brilliant in all things weddings!! That is my very long thank you, Kara. You make a difference in my life.”

Chris O.

“Thank you so much, you made the wedding planning so much easier and not so overwhelming, and also helped me not completely get out of control with my budget. I loved how accessible the short podcasts were, and I think in the end, it saved me TONS of money!”


“Thank you so much for these special “support” episodes you are doing during this (COVID-19) pandemic. In such a uncertain situation, knowing we’re all here to support one another is a real comfort. So a BIG THANK YOU!”


“Having access to The VAULT is an amazing resource and covers just about everything - I highly recommend it to others!”

Elle B.

sounds good ... but WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Cut the guesswork, say goodbye to overwhelm, and kiss those unnecessary expenses goodbye. I've laid out a DETAILED ROADMAP to planning your DREAM WEDDING CELEBRATION, from start to finish:

  • 1

    ENGAGED | let's get started!

    • STEP ONE | Engagement Starter Kit

    • STEP ONE *BONUS VIDEO!* Using Pinterest Like a Pro

    • STEP TWO | Engagement Starter Kit

    • STEP THREE | Engagement Starter Kit

    • ENGAGEMENT STARTER KIT | Master Checklist

    • THE VAULT | video tour

    • PERSONALIZED SUPPORT + member bonuses

    • CUSTOM TIMELINE + worksheet

  • 2

    PREMIUM EPISODES | your complete wedding roadmap, start to finish.









    • 8. FOOD & DRINKS






  • 3


    • ASK ANYTHING! Your VIP Pass to Q&A's

    • *ALL NEW!* Wedding Q&A 9.9.2020

    • COVID Wedding Etiquette Q&A

    • Wedding Q&A | "DIY" Catering, Dress Code, Invitations & More!

    • Wedding Q&A 7.15.2020 | Cheap Reception Decorations, Invitation "B" List, Dietary Concerns Q&A

    • COVID-19 Wedding Q&A

    • Wedding Q&A 6.3.20

    • Recipe for Your Perfect Wedding Q&A

    • Challenging Family Situations Q&A

    • Wedding Dress Q&A

    • Wedding Decorations & DIY Project Q&A

    • Honeymoon, Reception Decorations, Family Q&A

    • Wedding Q&A 2.12.2020

    • Wedding Q&A 12.18.19

    • Wedding Q&A 11.27.19

    • Wedding Q&A 10.16.19 (BONUS - includes show notes!)

    • Wedding Q&A 10.9.19 (BONUS - includes show notes!)

  • 4

    BUDGET | more shows

    • 10 Creative Wedding Money Savers

    • Side Hustle Your Way to More Cash for the Wedding

    • ID Your Priorities | SPLURGE vs SAVE

    • Money Saving Wedding Swaps

    • When Trying to Save Money on the Wedding BACKFIRES

    • Wedding Budget Basics

    • Guest List + Budget Concerns

    • Cutting Costs for a Large Wedding

    • Wedding Money Savers | Catering, Entertainment, Transportation

    • Do you REALLY Need These Vendors?


  • 5

    VENUE | more shows

    • *ALL NEW!* Shopping for Your Wedding Venue & Things to Negotiate

    • Planning & Hosting a Backyard Wedding

    • Wedding Venue Q&A + Shopping Checklist

    • 3 Simple Wedding Celebration Ideas | Courthouse, Cupcakes, & Cocktails

    • Wedding Venue Budget *Pep Talk*

    • Mapping Your Reception Floor Space

    • Mixing Venue, Friends, Money & Wedding

    • Blueprint | Maximizing Your Wedding Venue

    • Wedding Ceremony Site Capacity Issues

    • Wedding Venue Buyer's Remorse

    • Creative Wedding RECEPTION Ideas

  • 6

    GUEST LIST + INVITATIONS | more shows

    • Wedding Invitations, Simplified!

    • DIY Wedding Invitation Ideas

    • Are "e-Vites" Tacky?

    • Who Gets a "Plus One" on their invitation?

    • Permission NOT to Invite this Person ...

  • 7

    HIRING VENDORS | more shows

    • OVERVIEW | Hiring Your Wedding Vendors

    • *ALL NEW!* Important Guidelines for Working w/ Friends for Wedding Services

    • *VAULT BONUS* Training a Friend to Be Your Day Of Coordinator

    • *VAULT BONUS* Taking a Chance on a "Rookie" Wedding Vendor

    • Day of Coordinator vs Wedding Planner

    • CHECKLIST | The Priceless Questions to ask EVERY SINGLE VENDOR

    • Essential Guide to Tipping Your Vendors

    • Wedding Vendors You CAN Live Without

    • CHECKLIST | Hiring Your Wedding Planner

    • Breaking up with a Vendor :/

    • Wedding Planner Q & A

    • Maximizing Your Time at a Wedding Fair + Checklist

    • Hiring Your CATERER

    • CHECKLIST | Hiring Your Caterer

    • Hiring Your FLORIST

    • CHECKLIST | Hiring Your Florist

    • Hiring Your Wedding Officiant

  • 8

    DRESS, SUIT, TUX | more shows

    • Wedding Day Fashion | Tuxedos, Suits & More ...

    • Wedding Dress Shopping | The Ultimate Guide

    • Wedding Dress Alterations

    • Wedding Dress Shopping Dilemmas

  • 9

    BRIDESMAIDS + GROOMSMEN | more shows

    • Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas, Gifts, Dresses, Accessories & more!

    • Your Bachelorette Party

    • Wedding Day Roster | Who Does What?

    • Keeping Your Wedding Party Small

    • Bridesmaid Dresses | Long Distance Shopping Tips

    • Bridesmaid Dresses | Boutique vs Online Shopping

    • Unique Bridal Shower & Wedding Shower ideas

  • 10

    PHOTOGRAPHY | more shows

    • CHECKLIST | Hiring Your Photographer

    • Wedding Photography with Sasha Wasio | PART I

    • Wedding Photography with Sasha Wasio | PART II

    • CHECKLIST | Complete Guide to Wedding Photography w/ Sasha Wasio

    • How Important is Videography?

    • * ALL NEW!* Capturing Pro-Quality Photos at Pre-Wedding Events

  • 11

    CATERING | more shows

    • DIY Wedding Appetizers

    • DIY Appetizer Shopping List for 100 People

    • Wedding Catering 101

    • Do It Yourself | Appetizers, Desserts & Main Meal Tips

    • Do It Yourself | Beer, Wine, Cocktail Bar

    • Your Wedding Cake

    • Hosting a Dry Wedding

  • 12

    DECORATIONS | more shows

    • *BONUS* 3 Easy Pinterest Tips from a Pro!

    • Affordable Wedding Centerpieces & DIY Flowers

    • Selecting Your Wedding Colors

    • Wedding Flower Secrets

    • Wholesale Wedding Decor

    • Decorating Ideas for a Large Reception Space

    • Candlelit Wedding Logistics

    • DIY Wedding Flowers

    • Shopping Seasonal Sales

    • Mismatched Wedding Details

    • DIY Favor Tutorial | Oreo Pops

    • DIY Favor Tutorial | Mini Painted Pots

  • 13

    ENTERTAINMENT | more shows

    • Your Reception Seating Chart

    • Entertaining Kids at Your Wedding

    • Sharing Your Wedding w/ Loved Ones Afar ...

    • Managing a Time Gap Between Ceremony + Reception

  • 14

    WEDDING DAY | more shows

    • *ALL NEW!* Creating Your Wedding DAY Timeline

    • Wedding Speeches & First Dances

    • Last Minute Wedding Details

    • Your Wedding Officiant

    • Walking Down the Aisle

    • After the Wedding Ceremony

    • CHECKLIST | After the Wedding Ceremony

    • After the WEDDING.

  • 15

    WEDDING LOGISTICS | misc shows

    • *ALL NEW!* Your Rehearsal Dinner

    • Involving Your Fiance in the Wedding Plans

    • Your WEDDING WEBSITE | Hassle-Free Tips

    • Say GOODBYE to Wedding Planning Overwhelm

    • TEN Wedding Planning "Blind Spots" to Avoid

    • Wedding Insurance, Permits + Licensing

    • Wedding Day Beauty & Health Timeline

    • Wedding Favors & Thank You Gift Ideas

    • Kiss These Wedding "Etiquette" Rules Goodbye!

    • DIY Wedding Favors | Hand Dipped Chocolate Pretzels

    • Reserving Hotel Room Blocks

    • 2020 Wedding Trends

    • Long Distance Wedding Planning Tips

    • Wedding Planning Issues that May Arise

    • Wedding Weekend | 4-Day Blueprint

    • Destination Wedding Planning Tips

    • Earth Friendly Wedding Ideas

    • Long Engagement Wedding Planning Tips

    • Managing Wedding Guest Language Barriers

    • Your Wedding Plans | How Much to Share?

    • Cultural Wedding Traditions & Compromise

    • CHECKLIST | After the Wedding To Do's

  • 16

    REGISTRY + HONEYMOON | more shows

    • Creating Your Wedding Gift Registry

    • Honeymoon Planning Essentials

    • Honeymoon Planning w/ Irina from Alle Travel

"I believe that EVERY engaged couple deserves the expertise of a down-to-earth, honest, and professional wedding planner."

Kara Lamerato

Producer + Host of the Wedding Planning Podcast

Congratulations on your engagement! It's so nice to "meet" you, and a HUGE HONOR to be a part of your wedding planning journey. Since creating the Wedding Planning Podcast in 2016, I've helped thousands of couples take control of their wedding plans with creative, affordable, and down-to-earth solutions for shaping an unforgettable wedding day. I can't wait to learn more about you & your wedding inside the VAULT!


  • I signed up for the free 3-day trial but don't see the bonus shows or where to ask my wedding questions?

    The free 3-day trial is designed to give you a "sneak peek" at the look & feel of The VAULT. Premium benefits - such as the bonus episodes, question submission, mini-workshops, exclusive videos & checklists - are only available to paid subscribers, after the 3-day free trial period expires.

  • What if I have a question about my wedding that's not addressed in the digital materials?

    This is hands-down my favorite benefit of membership - you hold a *VIP PASS* to Wedding Q&A shows! Send in your unique questions any time, and I'll answer them in detail on an upcoming show.

  • How long does my subscription last?

    There is absolutely no ongoing obligation. Membership is charged MONTHLY, and you're free to CANCEL your subscription anytime.

  • What's the difference between the free shows and the shows inside The VAULT?

    Free weekly episodes are released in no special order, contain advertisements from our valued partners, and expire after a set number of months. Shows within The VAULT are carefully organized in sequential order of planning importance, are searchable, and are available to you ON-DEMAND, 100% ad-free.

  • What's covered in the 12 BONUS SHOWS?

    I like to think of the bonus shows as virtual "meetings", where we walk through 12 major wedding planning milestones. We'll start with your engagement, and go step-by-step through your entire wedding planning journey. Taken together, these 12 bonus shows are your master wedding planning roadmap - outlining EXACTLY what to do, and when.

  • Are there any 1-on-1 meetings or calls included?

    Sadly, no. This exceptionally affordable price point allows me to help as many couples as possible, but unfortunately doesn't allow for 1-on-1 calls or meetings. As a wonderful alternative, you're welcome to submit your unique wedding questions and/or concerns anytime for Wedding Q&A shows, where I'm able to provide personalized, detailed advice in a group setting.

Are you ready to enjoy a STRESS-FREE engagement? To take advantage of next-level planning services ... for just $9.99 / month??

SIGN UP TODAY and breeze through your wedding prep ... with a friendly + affordable professional at your side.