Betches Brides

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Betches Brides is our newest podcast, hosted by Taylor Strecker, that explores all facets of the wedding planning process in our usual snarky and relatable tone. From choosing an overpriced dress that you will only wear once, to staffing your bridal party without pissing off the friend you left out, we’ve got you covered from the engagement all the way to the honeymoon.

Episode Date
WTF Do I Do When My Wedding Is Called Off
3841
This week Taylor is joined by podcast listener, Jocelyn, who’s wedding was called off in a really f*cked up way. They talk about spotting red flags as the wedding date was approaching, what to do when all the vendors have already been paid, and why it’s worse to postpone instead of calling the whole thing off. They also break down why a longer engagement might be for the best (especially if you’re having second thoughts).
Dec 09, 2019
What TF Do We Do With Our Finances After The Wedding? Ft. Keith Fern
3465
This week Taylor is joined by Father-of-the-Betches-Bride Keith Fern (along with his daughter Ashley) to talk about budgeting for the wedding and wtf to do with your finances after you get married. Keith shares his expertise as Director - Investments at Oppenheimer & Company Inc. to help figure out how to plan for your financial future and if you really should combine finances with your new spouse. They talk about splitting wedding expenses between each side of the family, negotiating with vendors, and how to ensure accessibility for all your guests. Plus, Keith tells us what it’s like to help plan and finance a wedding from a parent’s perspective.
Dec 02, 2019
How TF Do I Plan A Destination Wedding?
3230
This week Taylor is joined by The Knot Ambassador and NYC influencer, Emily Gellis. They discuss how to plan a destination wedding without spending a million dollars, how to organize a second ceremony for the people not traveling overseas and whether or not you actually have to visit your destination venue before you plan the wedding. Emily also shares how she decided to wear a pink wedding dress.
Nov 25, 2019
How TF Do I Please All Of My Bridesmaids? Presented By Brideside
2793
Betches CEO and recent bride Aleen Kuperman fills in for Taylor this time around, and is joined by Brideside co-founder and CEO Nicole Staple to talk about making your dress shopping experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone involved. They discuss choosing dresses for all body types, sorting through the latest trends, and how to execute your vision for the wedding party without getting too overwhelmed. Plus, they call a Brideside stylist live on the phone to walk us through the custom experience. Finally, they answer a listener question about how to please all of your bridesmaids, then play a game of Would You Rather: Bridesmaids Edition. Thanks to our presenting sponsor! Visit Brideside.com where you can sign up for a free stylist, or book a showroom appointment when you're in NY, Chicago, Charlotte or Boston!
Nov 21, 2019
How TF Do I Choose A Venue?
2863
This week Taylor is joined by one of the newest Betches Brides, Kristin Pennino. Kristin discusses the engagement she never saw coming, spotting the biggest red flags while searching for a wedding venue, and how to plan an unforgettable cocktail hour. They also answer our much asked question, how much money is appropriate to put aside for tipping venue staff?
Nov 18, 2019
How TF Do I Say No To My Mother In Law?
3860
This week Taylor is joined by friend of the pod and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Emmalee Bierly of The West Chester Therapy Group. They discuss how to deal with a difficult mother in law, a competitive sister in law, and other toxic family members during the wedding planning process. Emmalee gives advice on how to say no to  in-laws when they make demands without throwing up money and how to handle a MIL that just can’t cut the cord.
Nov 11, 2019
How TF Do I Make A Decision?
3485
This week Taylor is joined by Betches newlyweds Ashley and Aleen to advise listener Stacey Rubeo on her upcoming wedding. The team helps Stacey navigate wedding issues around friendship dramas, ward off unsolicited advice from others, and how to stand up to family insisting on needing extra invites for their friends. They also provide insights on best practices for the often forgotten wedding tipping etiquette.
Nov 04, 2019
Why TF Are Alterations So Expensive? Ft. Justin Warshaw
3298
This week Taylor is joined by dress designer, Justin Warshaw of Justin Alexander. They discuss the pros and cons of renting your dress, how to avoid getting over charged for alterations and whether or not your wedding should double as a halloween party. Justin also answers listener questions, including what to do if you over alter your dress.
Oct 28, 2019
How TF Can I Hire A Bridesmaid? Ft. Jen Glantz
3001
This week Taylor is joined by the industry’s first and only Bridesmaid For Hire, Jen Glantz. Jen is a professional bridesmaid (yes, it’s a real thing) who attends more than 50 weddings per year, dead sober, and without a date. She reveals the most dramatic situations she’s witnessed and how most people except the bride can’t actually stand her. Jen also discusses her upcoming wedding and how every decision she makes is voted on by her fans.
Oct 21, 2019
How TF Do I Plan My Honeymoon? Ft. Ashley Fern
3914
This week Taylor is joined by the jet-lagged Betches Director of Content & Strategy, Ashley Fern, who just returned from her honeymoon to Bali. They recap Ashley’s trip, discuss do’s and don'ts when it comes to planning, and answer just about every question someone booking their honeymoon may have. Ashley gives a detailed outline of her trip, clues listeners in on what credit cards give the best rewards, and why she got fired by her travel agent not once but twice.
Oct 14, 2019
How TF Do I Throw An Unconventional Wedding? Ft. Jove Meyer
2761
This week Taylor is joined by wedding planner and designer, Jove Meyer. They discuss the pros and cons of a surprise wedding, whether a first dance is right for everyone and why multi ceremony weddings are all the rage right now. Jove also gives his insights on planning on a fun, inclusive wedding for members of the LGBTQ community.
Oct 07, 2019
How TF Do I Plan My Bachelorette Party?
3249
This week Taylor is joined by Betches Marketing guru, Nicole Pellegrino to discuss bachelorette party budgets, destinations and what to do if your bridesmaids don't get along. Taylor also explains why Florida may be the best kept secret for destination bachelorette parties.
Sep 30, 2019
How TF Do I Shred For The Wedding? Ft. Aleen Kuperman and Matt Sauerhoff
3168
This week Taylor is joined by Betches Co- Founder Aleen Kuperman, and Founder of The Live Method Matt Sauerhoff to discuss the process of working with a trainer leading up to a wedding what kind of changes you could make to your diet and the one exercise you should be doing to get a lean physique for the big day. They also discuss the biggest difference between getting slim, and getting strong.   Thanks to our presenting sponsor! Visit Brideside.com where you can sign up for a free stylist, or book a showroom appointment when you're in NY, Chicago or Charlotte, and follow @BetchesBrides on Instagram to share your wedding questions!
Sep 23, 2019
How TF Do I Make A Registry? Ft. Jennifer Spector
2942
This week Taylor is joined by Director of Brand at Zola, Jennifer Spector. They discuss everything from how to create a wedding website to choosing your registry. They debate whether it’s better to give a meaningful gift or if you should just give the bride and groom cash. Plus, Jennifer gives advice on how to create a honeymoon fund without pissing people off.
Sep 16, 2019
How TF Do I Plan A Wedding That The World Has Been Waiting For? Ft. Jojo Fletcher
2520
This week Taylor is joined by "Bachelor" alum and host of CNBC's "Cash Pad", Jojo Fletcher to discuss sharing finance information with a fiance, how proposals work in the world of The Bachelor, and whether or not she'll be a bridezilla while planning a wedding that the world has been waiting for. She also reveals the one thing that fiance Jordan Rogers won't budge about during the wedding planning process.
Sep 09, 2019
WTF Do I Do Now That My Wedding Is Over? Ft. Aleen Kuperman
4418
This week Taylor is joined by newlywed and Betches Co-Founder, Aleen Kuperman. Aleen gives a full breakdown of her big day, including everything from what popular show's theme song was played during the ceremony, how she tried to not get too drunk, and the best ways to slow down the day and enjoy each moment Aleen also reveals how she planned her post marriage getaway by strategically using credits cards to rack up points.
Sep 04, 2019
What TF Is The Deal With Marriage Counseling? Ft. Marriage Therapist Emmalee Bierly
3387
This week Taylor is joined by Marriage and Family Therapist Emmalee Bierly. They discuss the difference between wanting a wedding and wanting a marriage, how being in therapy for “relationship maintenance” is important to keep your relationship healthy, and why you shouldn’t get married if you’re under the age of 25. Emmalee also puts to rest the question "should we go to sleep angry?" Thanks to our presenting sponsor! Visit Brideside.com where you can sign up for a free stylist, or book a showroom appointment when you're in NY, Chicago or Charlotte, and follow @BetchesBrides on Instagram to share your wedding questions!
Aug 26, 2019
Who TF Gets A Plus One? Ft. Samantha Fishbein and Ashley Fern
3485
This week Taylor is joined by Betches Co-Founder Samantha Fishbein and Betches Director of Digital Content and Strategy Ashley Fern. They talk about, how to accept being told that you aren't invited to someone's wedding, who gets a plus one, and where to draw the line about workplace invites. They reveal listener guest list horror stories and share some of their own.
Aug 19, 2019
How TF Do I Hire A Photographer Ft. Brian Marcus
3791
This week Taylor is joined by A-list photographer Brian Marcus of Fred Marcus photography. They discuss how to pick the perfect photographer for your wedding, how to get pictures without watermarks and how to get those candid photos that are clearly anything but. They also take a stroll down memory lane to the time when Brian was the videographer for Taylor’s first wedding. Thanks to our presenting sponsor! Visit Brideside.com where you can sign up for a free stylist, or book a showroom appointment when you're in NY, Chicago or Charlotte, and follow @BetchesBrides on Instagram to share your wedding questions!
Aug 12, 2019
How TF Do I Save Money When Planning My Wedding? Ft. Guerdy Abraira
3371
This week Taylor is joined by wedding planner, Guerdy Abraira to talk about cutting costs, whether or not a post wedding brunch is worth the money, and creative ways to make your reception as hot as a celeb wedding on Miami Beach without breaking the bank. They also discuss what to look out for when shopping for a venue, debunk myths around party trends, and what to save and where to splurge.
Aug 05, 2019
Should An Engagement Ring Cost 3 Months Pay?
3429
This week, Taylor is joined by Design Consultants, Kathryn Rawlick and Courtney Urbas of Lauren B Jewelry, for the episode that your significant other should probably listen to. They talk about the hottest trends in engagement ring shapes, non traditional stones, and who should be helping you pick out your wedding band. They also clear the air about whether or not an engagement ring should cost 3 months of an annual salary. Thanks to our presenting sponsor! Visit Brideside.com where you can sign up for a free stylist, or book a showroom appointment when you're in NY, Chicago or Charlotte, and follow @BetchesBrides on Instagram to share your wedding questions!
Jul 29, 2019
Can I Ever Wear My Wedding Dress Again? Ft. Hayley Paige
2689
This week Taylor is joined by New York based bridal designer, Hayley Paige. They talk about all things dress, from where to begin, to narrowing it down, and how to eventually find the perfect dress. Are white dresses the only option? Hayley also breaks down her design process and what makes her method different from other bridal designers and of course, answer listener questions.
Jul 22, 2019
How TF Do You Start Planning A Wedding? ft Josh Spiegel of Birch Event Design
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Welcome to the debut episode of Betches Brides! Taylor Strecker is joined by President and Creative Director of Birch Event Design, Josh Spiegel. They talk about where to start when planning your dream wedding, the origins of the iconic “Birch Bathroom”, and how to figure out if you’re about to spend way too much money on flowers. Plus, find out the absolute best way to make your wedding the most talked about event of the season. Thanks to our presenting sponsor! Visit Brideside.com where you can sign up for a free stylist, or book a showroom appointment when you're in NY, Chicago or Charlotte, and follow @BetchesBrides on Instagram to share your wedding questions!
Jul 15, 2019
Betches Brides Podcast Coming Soon!
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Betches Brides is our newest podcast that explores all facets of the wedding planning process in our usual snarky and relatable tone. From choosing an overpriced dress that you will only wear once, to staffing your bridal party without pissing off the friend you left out, we’ve got you covered from the engagement all the way to the honeymoon. Available Mondays starting July 15th.
May 16, 2019