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No Bullsh* t

wedding advice?

Welcome to
The Uncorked Project

Wedding

planning

is hard.

We are the only private membership community for engaged couples & newlyweds to share their secrets & stories.  

Need help?  Our wedding pros are off the clock and ready to answer your questions.

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Ask advice, share your opinions and realize you are not alone in this crazy journey.

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We didn’t let divorced parent drama ruin our wedding.”

Once the excitement of the proposal has worn out and it’s time for the nitty gritty (or, in other words, “time to deal with our parents”), disagreements might ensue. We poured the wine and asked newlyweds, Robert and Michael, how they successfully dealt with divorced parents.

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I thought it was $130 per person… that is what the salesperson on the phone told me.”

Speaking of money, Ali Phillips, who has planned more than 400 weddings around the world, explains what you don’t know about catering costs. Spoiler: you’re going to bust your budget if you don’t know this!

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This little trend is annoying for your guests. Don’t do it.”

Not one, nor two, not even four…how about EIGHT pros telling you what NOT to do at your wedding? Our pros are off the clock and opinionated.

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I only want the girls that WANT to be there.”

There’s an elephant in the room: Let’s talk about bridesmaid drama. Karen & Daniel tell you how they handled it (and why they think you should consider doing what they did).

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They told us they were bringing all the kids one week before the wedding!”

What about kids?! Yep, we have a video that will make you cry. Wait, how can a resource about inviting kids to the wedding also be a tear-jerker, you ask? Let’s find out, shall we? (this is MY favorite video we’ve made)

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You’ve got to be f*ing kidding me!”

The best proposal caught on video… This one is hilarious!

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Is it a waste of money? Unless you hate photos.”

Our wedding photographers debate if you really need a second photographer at your wedding (or if it’s just an upsell👀).

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Why do some couples get better photos than others?“

After photographing over 1,000 weddings, Cara Gabarino and I (Robin?) answer the question,”… get ready, now that we’re no longer shooting weddings, we’re spilling the real dirt.

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Taboo topics.

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What is in the membership?

Hundreds of Wedding Pros ready to answer your questions.

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You have questions.  They have answers.  We connect you.

We have planners, photographers, beauty artists, bands, DJs, jewelers, venue managers, rental & decor owners… even wedding stylists… ready to answer your question in an open and honest way.

From money to mother-in-laws, no topic is off limits.

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What’s inside?

Full access to verified professionals from every industry imaginable – get no-bulsh*t answers to your most burning, embarrassing questions (nothing is off limits).

Unrestricted access to our entire video library of high-quality studio videos, and quick-fire short-from content.

Access to full interviews that don’t get posted to social media (You won’t find this info anywhere else…)

The best strategies and tips to run your wedding like a pro, and deal with the less-talked-about challenges you might face.

Instant access to our private member’s forum – Get support from Verified Wedding Pros and a community of other couples just like you…

And there’s plenty more to come… new features & videos added every week!

AND THE PRICE?

Only $9.99/month

Crazy, right?

For the same price of two little roses in a vase on your wedding day… 

It’s like getting hundreds of new supportive friends, who just happen to be wedding professionals and engaged couples.

So you’ll get an entire wedding community, access to all the industry experts, and every single piece of wedding wisdom we’ve collected, all in one place.

Remember, you can cancel anytime, before OR after the trial.

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Hello,

I'm Robin

It all started with my mom, Sue Bradley.  My mother, an artist and lover of all things unique and beautiful, opened Riverbend Studio as a quaint boutique in 1970. 

This amazing woman taught me so many things… creativity, honesty, to follow my heart, and always believe in myself.

But when I lost her to cancer, it suddenly hit home how short and precious life is.

So I left my job in advertising, to pursue my dream of becoming a professional photographer.

I went on to re-invent her Riverbend Studio, and over the next 15 years, fulfilled my dream of becoming a wedding photographer.

Her sign still hangs in my studio today.

But, this dream career wasn’t perfect.

As time went on, something continued to bother me:

Why aren’t people more honest about what planning a wedding is actually like?

I saw couples setting expectations too high, after seeing only ‘perfect, dream weddings’ on social media…

I saw pros, just like me, put under extreme pressure to do the impossible: deliver on these fantasies…

So maybe it was my mom’s entrepreneurial spirit coming through, but I saw this was a huge problem, and wanted to create a solution.

And that was the start of The Uncorked Project.

My vision for a better wedding industry.

A video-platform for the modern world, where couples and wedding pros work together – sharing their knowledge and lessons, to help each other create amazing weddings, and cherished memories…

And it all starts with honesty. And a bit of wine… 😉

I think Mom would be proud.

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Planner? Photographer? videographer? florist? Makeup Artist? Musician?

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The Uncorked Project is a radically different wedding community. Within our membership, you can watch our full videos, submit questions to our wedding pros, dive into taboo and difficult topics, and share your personal experiences in our forums.

Full access to all our in-studio interviews with newlyweds and wedding pros. Q&A with wedding pros from around the country. Weekly newsletter to keep you informed of the hottest videos, questions and forum topics. Speaking of forums… this is your community to talk openly about your future MIL and ask our wedding pros your ‘real’ questions. From spray tans to family dramas. 

Finally, something in the wedding planning process that is cheap and easy. $9.99/mo. That’s it!

When you become an Uncorked Project member, you get exclusive access to our video library. This is where you can watch and learn from our couples and our wedding pros. Within each video, you can discuss the topics, share your thoughts, and discuss your personal experiences in the forums with other engaged couples. You will also have exclusive access to our forums to chat with verified pros and other couples. These groups cover a wide variety of topics from family & relationship drama to DIY Tips. Whether you want to share your planning experiences, wedding woes, or just get advice on your wedding outfits, our forums are the best place to connect with engaged couples and real wedding pros from all around the country.

When you sign up you have instant access to everything. Your credit card will be charged $9.99 on the 8th day and then each month. You can cancel at anytime.

This is the best part, because unlike most memberships, you won’t need us forever. You can count on us during your wedding planning process, but we won’t be upset if you cancel a day after the wedding. That is, unless you want to stay around and help others!

Log into your profile and cancel your membership. Your account will stay active until the next billing cycle.

With the help of a little liquid courage, The Uncorked Project sets out to capture what no one else will tell you about planning a wedding. 

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Featured Question

Q: Is there really a wedding mark up?

Do you feel like the industry charges more “because it’s a wedding” and they know it’s an emotional purchase?

Do companies think that they can charge more for weddings since the bride and groom may be willing to spend more on their dream wedding?

Hey wedding pros – is this higher price tag justified? Why? Do you charge more for your service if it is a wedding?

This is a taboo topic, whispered but not discussed… until now.

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2 comments

    Robin Sloan, The Uncorked ProjectVerifiedRobin Sloan, The Uncorked Project

    I have been asked this so many times... does the wedding industry inflate prices when they hear it's a wedding?

    Here is my honest answer (as a former wedding photographer)... NO. Did I charge more for a wedding than a 50th birthday party or a family portrait session? Yes, absolutely. I charged A LOT more for a wedding.

    Was I taking advantage of the emotional sell? Absolutely not.

    The main reasons I charged more for a wedding were: the unseen amount of work involved in the 12+ months leading up to the wedding, the skill level needed on the day, the INTENSE pressure to create perfect "portfolio level work" no matter what the reality of the situation- but mostly it is to compensate for the time AFTER the wedding in post production.

    Little known fact about wedding photography - the real job is sitting at a computer editing photos. Photographers spend many hours behind the computer carefully selecting and editing photos. They make adjustments, crop, and adjust colors to ensure each image it's best. Don't forget the time it takes for batching, renaming, importing, exporting and uploading the photos and preparing them for delivery.

    Do you think this justifies why photographers charge more for weddings than for other types of shoots?

    AvatarCody Pettengill

    Couldn’t agree more! And on the videography side its an absolute ton of data + editing discipline.

    Its a double sided coin- weddings are extremely high pressure but also high reward when we nail it.

    Our products (photo video) in particular are the only thing that genuinely will last forever . Having fun and ALSO nailing the product is worth the price of entry and frankly more.

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