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MEET lani

Please welcome, Leah Weinberg this week to The Engaged Agenda! Leah Weinberg is an attorney and the owner of the New York City-based wedding planning company Color Pop Events. She is also the author of the book “The Wedding Roller Coaster: Keeping Your Relationships Intact Through the Ups and Downs” which you can purchase on Amazon right now (a quick plug!). Leah’s colorful work and party-planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, the New York Times, People, CNN, CNBC, Bravo, Martha Stewart, and The Knot, among others. Leah has been recognized as a 20 on the Rise winner by Honeybook and the Rising Tide Society, one of the 25 Young Event Pros to Watch by Special Events Magazine, and one of BizBash’s Top 500 Event Pros in the USA. She has also been a WeddingPro educator with The Knot and WeddingWire since 2020. Leah travels throughout the country sharing her wealth of knowledge and insight with her peers at national and regional conferences such as Alt Summit, NACE Experience, and The Special Event.

What Leah and I will be discussing today is a very important topic that all engaged couples need to pay attention to, and that is ‘Wedding Contracts’. I know what you are thinking: Lani, why do I need to know about this? This is paperwork after all; it’s boring stuff. As long as I find the right cake, bouquet, or wedding venue, I will just sign whatever the vendor hands me and that’s it. Well, I agree that legal paperwork is not the most fun part of planning weddings but having a good grasp of contract basics will ensure that you are fully aware of what you are getting yourself into before signing on the dotted line. In earlier episodes, I spoke about how problems may arise when planning your wedding. After all, you and your wedding planner are orchestrating so many different components to create the ‘perfect’ wedding. You want to make sure to mitigate all potential problems and that includes preventing any possible legal risks from the outset by becoming familiar with the contracting process. Also, remember that weddings are a huge financial investment on your part, and each contract you sign with a vendor is a business transaction. You want to make sure that you know the ins and outs of the deals you are getting yourself into so that you use your resources wisely.

In this episode, Leah and I will discuss everything from contract basics to how contracts have evolved during Covid, some key contract provisions that couples need to look out for in their vendor contracts, and so much more. We want to make sure that you get yourself covered legally and minimize facing any contractual risks when planning the most important day of your life. You definitely don’t need a law degree to follow our conversation; we will simplify all the legal information for you and make everything easy to understand.


For everyone listening, you can find out more about Leah at And don’t forget to purchase a copy of her book “The Wedding Roller Coaster: Keeping Your Relationships Intact Through the Ups and Downs” on Amazon. If you love my podcast you will love this book. It has so many tips on how to think creatively about having the wedding of your dreams.

Thank you so much for joining us on today’s episode of The Engaged Agenda Podcast. I hope that this episode has given you a better understanding of wedding contracts and why it’s important for you to get familiar with contracting basics early on in your wedding planning journey.

Please also make sure to sign up for our podcast so you can get a notification when our next episode goes up. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @lanibaileyevents to find out more about me and the work that my company does.

Thanks so much for listening to The Engaged Agenda Podcast. I can’t wait to share more wedding planning tips with you during the next episode.

Until then, have an incredible week!


Wedding Contracts for Couples

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