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The Wedding Biz

Aug 19, 2020

Andy is happy to have Carrie Goldberg back on the show to discuss how COVID-19 has affected her personally and professionally, what she is hearing from both brides and planners, and the challenges planners have with managing their clients' expectations, but also keeping them safe and socially distanced.


Carrie is the Digital Travel & Weddings Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where she oversees all things weddings and travel for She is in charge of content, strategy, and visuals for Bazaar's digital travel and wedding verticals and editor of their membership subscription program called Bazaar Bride.


Listen, as Carrie discusses the different ways some brides are viewing their weddings and how planners are coping with wedding guests while trying to keep them safe. Carrie believes that this pandemic has made couples ask themselves what's really important and whether now is the right time to take a chance on a large wedding or wait until it's safe.


She also believes that some changes, she sees now, will continue in the future because people are realizing what is important and much of it is about getting back to basics. Carrie shares advice for planners and stylists around shopping and talks about where she will be for the next few months. Carrie has great insight into what is going on in the wedding and event business during this pandemic. You don't want to miss what she has to say.


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Show Highlights:

  • [01:09] Welcome back to the show, Carrie!
  • [02:08] Carrie discusses how COVID-19 has affected her personally and professionally.
  • [05:00] Carrie speaks about how she feels like the pandemic is robbing her of time with her family and grandparents.
  • [06:07] Listen as Carrie shares what couples and brides have been sharing with her about how this has affected their weddings.
  • [08:25] Andy speaks about a wedding he has coming up in September and the COVID-19 rider his company has put in place.
  • [09:29] Carrie discusses the challenges the planners are having trying to manage expectations and social distancing.
  • [11:17] Carrie speaks about how the pandemic has affected styling for events.
  • [14:17] Carrie believes we will see permanent changes to how brides make decisions around dresses and planning their weddings.
  • [16:20] Listen, as Carrie describes how she believes we will define luxury for the future.
  • [17:54] Carrie shares advice for planners, stylists, and shopping while navigating weddings during this pandemic.
  • [19:43] She tells us where she will travel during the rest of the year.
  • [20:28] Thank you so much for being on the show!


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