Bridechilla- Wedding Planning Podcast

By Aleisha McCormack

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Wedding planning the Bridechilla way is ditching the wedding planning BS and stress and encouraging you to plan the wedding that YOU want. Hosted by Bridechilla Founder Aleisha McCormack, your new virtual bridesmaid, she'll help you put wedstress in the f*ck it bucket and be a Chilla. Subscribe now and see why The Bridechilla podcast is the #1 wedding planning podcast. *New to the show? Start with episode 286!*

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411- Keeping Chilla During Times of Crisis
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We find ourselves globally in a time of crisis, economically, health-wise and dealing with anxiety and the unknowingness of what is around the corner. In this special episode of Bridechilla, I welcome wedding planner, Leah Weinberg from Color Pop Events to talk about what to do if your wedding plans have been affected by COVID-19 and how to emotionally and logistically plan ahead. We keep it light and informative and hope that is a helpful episode for all. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 18, 2020
410- Wedding Alcohol- what to serve and how to stay on budget
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In this best of Bridechilla episode, I am joined by Jacqueline Strum, the founder of ThirstyNest.com, the worlds first alcohol gift registry. This episode is everything you need to get the lowdown on alcohol at your wedding. Jacki shares her tips on how to order wine & spirits for a large crowd-how much to order and what type of alcohol should we serve? Do you have to go fancy? Will anyone notice? What do you do if you over order? We share some tips for creating a signature cocktail and not having your guests needing to be carried out of the venue before 6pm! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 02, 2020
409- Wedding Planning Q&A
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Planning a wedding is an exciting and joyous occasion. Anticipation of the big celebration with your friends and family can be exhilarating. However, the planning process can also be daunting and confusing. The Bridechilla Community is here to support and encourage you during this special and potentially overwhelming time. On this episode of the podcast, Aleisha addresses listener questions. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 16, 2020
408- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Bridechilla Q&A returns! You can enjoy your wedding planning. And the Bridechilla podcast is here to help. Rather than being worried or stressed out, you can find support and encouragement from couples who have many of the same questions as you Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings. Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 03, 2020
407- Top Tips for Planning a Meaningful Honeymoon
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Travel Planner Irina Vishnevskaya returns to share more helpful honeymoon planning and travel tips. Irina is the founder of Allé, a travel planning business that specializes in creating one-of-kind experiences for adventurers. During this episode she shares ways to save time and money when booking your honeymoon, how to decide where to holiday and make sure that you have all of the correct documentation in place prior to jetting off on your honeymoon adventure.
Jan 20, 2020
406- Wedding Planning Q&A
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Bridechilla Q&A is back! Bridechilla founder, Aleisha answers wedding planning questions from the Bridechilla Community. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings. Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 13, 2020
405-How to not be perfect and still be brilliant!
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We revisit a classic Bridechilla Episode over the holidays. Planning a wedding involves so many factors. There are family and friends to consider, vendors to deal with, and so many other plans, all while preparing to start a new life with your partner. With so many variables, there are bound to be things that don’t go as planned. Perfectionism is an enemy to be defeated in wedding planning and in life. In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Dr. David Purves shares tools and takeaways to overcome and avoid perfectionism. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 30, 2019
404- Surviving the Holidays
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The Christmas and New Year period can wonderful, catching up with friends and family. It can also be challenging for many reasons. Being in a partnership means that you will work together to create new traditions but also potentially embrace your partner's family and some of their traditions too. It's can be a season of compromise and often it can be a struggle to be in two (or more places at once). This episode is for anyone that needs a pre-christmas (or Hanukkah) pep talk to keep it together, find ways to still have alone time and avoid political talk at the table. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings. Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 23, 2019
403- Honeymoon and Travel Planning Q&A
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A Honeymoon and travel themed Bridechilla Q&A episode where Aleisha is joined by Irina Vishnevskaya, the founder of allé travel, a custom travel planning company in New York City. A majority of Irina's clients are planning their honeymoon. She answers the Bridechilla Communities honeymoon and travel questions, including how far in advance should you book you travel? Is insurance worth it? And do honeymoon upgrades and special treats actually exist? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 16, 2019
402- Things Everyone Forgets to Plan for On Their Wedding Day
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Wedding planning can be stressful, and when your mind is all over the place, you tend to forget about the "what-might-happen" moments. Veteran wedding planner and podcast host, Renée Dalo joins Bridechilla to share her best tips about what you need to plan for just-in-case, how to handle things when the unexpected strikes, and shares her experiences of weddings not going as planned. This episode is a winner for anyone who is in the lead up to their wedding, has a long checklist and thinks 'surely I am forgetting something!?' Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2019
401- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, Aleisha answers questions from the Bridechilla Community about whether you should hire a planner or coordinator if at the last minute you are freaking out, rude people who are planning wedding day 'pop ins' and also how to you deal with people wanting to hang out with you all of a sudden when you announce your engagement and you think they're just in it for an invite! All that and more on Bridechilla! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings. Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 02, 2019
400- Stress-Free Wedding Dress Shopping
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Shopping for your wedding attire can take you through a rollercoaster of emotions. From managing expectations (your own and those around you) to opinions, being overwhelmed with choice and considering budget...it's A LOT. In the 400th episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I welcome back to the show Cavin Elizabeth, who as a wedding photographer is one of our regular and (most popular) guests. Cavin and her husband David have just bought a bridal boutique! Cavin shares a bunch of helpful, bullshit-free tips on finding a dress (or suit) that is truly you and avoiding getting stressed out in the process! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 25, 2019
399- Bring Your Wedding Venue to Life with Kevin Dennis
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After you’ve made the important decision of where your wedding will be held, then it is time to decide how you can bring your wedding venue to life. What are some ways you can transform your wedding venue? Start by listening to this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast with guest Kevin Dennis, owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services in Livermore, California. Kevin has been in the wedding industry for 25 years and has a wealth of experience using sound, video, lighting, and decor to turn boring venues into beautiful and memorable spaces.  Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings. Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 18, 2019
398- Wedding Planning Q&A
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In this episode of the Bridechilla Wedding Planning Podcast Aleisha answer's wedding planning questions from the Bridechilla listeners, including do you have to invite frendors (friends who are vendors) to the wedding? How to un-invite a plus 1 and planning your own bachelorette party. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings. Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 11, 2019
397- Easy Ways to Plan a Sustainable Wedding
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Your wedding doesn’t have to leave a negative mark on the environment. There are some easy ways to plan a sustainable wedding, which is exactly what Aleisha shares on this podcast. Weddings can be incredibly wasteful. Disposable plates and cups, clothing worn only once and then discarded, and flowers that aren’t sustainably sourced are just a few of the ways weddings can take their toll on the environment. However, during this episode, you will hear several great and resourceful ideas for reducing your environmental impact without sacrificing your wedding dreams.  Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 04, 2019
396- Avoiding Wedding Planning Burnout
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Burnout is real and feeling consumed by wedding planning and the emotions and tasks that surround the event can be particularly challenging if your day job and life outside of planning is already stressful. In this episode, I share my tips to reduce the possibility of burnout and how also share some of the things that I have learned whilst working full-time and running a small business.  Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 28, 2019
395- Wedding Planning Q&A with Leah Weinberg
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On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Leah Weinberg, founder of Color Pop Events, joins the show for some wedding planning Q&A. Leah took her expertise and attention to detail as a commercial real estate attorney and turned it into a business planning beautiful, detailed, and stress free weddings for couples in New York and New Jersey. She lends her advice to the Bridechilla community about how to deal with family members you don’t like, managing the wedding budget, and how to make the last few weeks of planning the wedding stress free! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 21, 2019
394- Q&A - Making Good Wedding Planning Decisions
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Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A- this episode Aleisha answers wedding planning questions about weekday weddings and guests leaving early, rehearsal dinner speeches and when to not invite family members who might be antagonistic or cause trouble on your wedding day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 14, 2019
393- Planning for the Unforeseen Circumstances
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On this episode of Bridechilla, Emily Sullivan of Emily Sullivan Events joins us as we discuss how important it is to pre-identify unforeseen circumstances. We talk a lot about what things to plan for, like natural disasters, family drama, and vendors skipping out on your big day. As a wedding planner living in New Orleans, Emily has seen and dealt with it all. On this episode, Aleisha and Emily offer ideas and advice on making your wedding happen no matter what comes your way. If you’re planning for a wedding and looking for ways to plan ahead, then be sure to tune in. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 07, 2019
392- Wedding Planning Q&A
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Whether you are planning a wedding or just going through something stressful, it is nice to hear that other people are dealing with similar issues. Sometimes you hear about other people’s problems and it makes you feel better. Helping you get through the wedding planning process is what Bridechilla is all about! On this episode, Aleisha addresses questions about assigning roles and responsibilities to your wedding party, abandoning the first look, and how to know how many invitees will actually be at the wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 30, 2019
391- Wedding Planning Q&A
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Planners (and sisters) Jennifer and Kimberly from Something Fabulous Events join me to answer your wedding planning questions and also share valuable insights about how they work with their clients to really dig into the *why* behind their wedding vision. The ultimate goal is to create a celebration that is "perfect for the people in them" so Jennifer and Kimberly work with their clients to ask themselves the hard-hitting questions to ensure the day is exactly what they actually want. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 23, 2019
390- Creating Your Wedding Mood Board with Oleta Collins
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With Pinterest, Instagram, and a whole host of wedding-related websites and blogs there is a treasure trove of ideas that you can pull from. Sorting through and knowing which ideas are realistic and within your budget is the real challenge. In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Oleta Collins from Flourishing Art joins Aleisha to talk about the best ways to go about creating a mood board. Oleta shares advice from her wedding planning experience on how to create the most helpful wedding mood board. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 16, 2019
389- Wedding photography Q&A with Cavin Elizabeth
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Wedding photographer Cavin Elizabeth returns to Bridechilla for part 2 of our wedding photography question and answers series. Cavin shares her professional insights on hair and makeup, thinking about lighting in your venue that will work well for your wedding photography and tipping. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 09, 2019
388- Wedding Planning Q&A- with Rich
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In this Q&A episode of Bridechilla, Aleisha is joined by her husband and co-founder Rich...who also happens to be the most enthusiastic 'reluctant' podcast host ever! In this episode, they enjoy answering the Bridechilla Communities wedding planning questions, even when they don't always agree on solutions! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 02, 2019
387- Wedding Budget Busters
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Jess Bishop, founder of The Budget Savvy Bride joins the Bridechilla podcast to talk about wedding budget busters with the Bridechilla community. Jess has dedicated her work to helping couples plan beautiful weddings without busting their budget. On this episode, Aleisha and Jess talk about some money-saving ideas and weigh in on tips and advice other Bridechillas offer. If you are planning a wedding and are looking for some creative ways to save money, then be sure to listen to this podcast. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 26, 2019
386- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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On this Bridechilla Podcast Wedding Planning Q&A episode, Aleisha answers questions about having a special hens party, how to deal with money from relatives or other donors, and when it’s ok to take off your engagement ring. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 19, 2019
385-Wedding Photography Q&A with Cavin Elizabeth
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On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, Cavin Elizabeth, international wedding photographer and author of the book A Bride’s Guide to a Picture Perfect Wedding, joins the show for wedding photography Q&A. During this conversation, Cavin gives advice about how to plan for hair and makeup, the best time of day to have your wedding, and how to have the best possible experience with your wedding photographer. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 12, 2019
384- The Wedding Planning Time Machine
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In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, we are hopping into a proverbial wedding planning time machine to talk about what we would do differently. If you are in the early stages of planning your wedding, be sure to listen so that you can learn from those who’ve gone before you, avoiding mistakes and making great choices. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 05, 2019
383- Planning a Wedding Like an Entrepreneur with Danielle Tate
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The are many principles of starting and running a business that can be applied to the wedding planning process. In order to run a successful company, you have to manage people, stay within a budget, and consider the logistics of daily operations and special events. These same factors apply to a wedding. During this conversation, Danielle Tate discusses the lessons she learned while starting and growing her business and how they can be applied to planning a wedding and beginning a successful marriage. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 29, 2019
382- Wedding Rentals and Outdoor Planning with Heather Rouffe
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In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Heather Rouffe, a professional wedding and event planner, talks about wedding rentals and outdoor planning. There are a lot of logistics to think through. If you are planning on doing an outdoor wedding, the number of logistics can significantly increase. During this conversation, Heather explains how to think through the details of your wedding and how renting can help you accomplish your wedding dream. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 22, 2019
381-Wedding Planning Q&A with Aleisha
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On this Wedding Planning Q&A episode of Bridechilla, you’ll hear questions about involving your parents and stepparents in the wedding planning process, how to handle friends who are also wedding vendors, and how to be involved in the planning of your own bachelorette or hen party. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 15, 2019
380- Getting serious about your financial future
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Have you started planning for the future? Chances are if you are planning a wedding then your answer is “yes”. You are planning for a future event that will be a wonderful celebration of your love. However, what about after you are married? Dave Hanley, Founder and CEO of Tomorrow, an app developed specifically to help people with their plans, joins the Bridechila podcast to discuss planning for the future. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 08, 2019
379- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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In this Bridechilla Q&A episode Aleisha answers wedding (and life) questions from the Bridechilla community including- managing social anxiety when it comes to wedding events and meeting new people, the unpredictable nature of mental illness- finding a balance between being supportive and doing what is right for you and planning extra wedding events, when you don't want them but your family is insisting on throwing you a bunch of extra parties! All that and more on the Bridechilla Podcast! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 01, 2019
378- Downsizing Your Wedding and Stress
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Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to your wedding day. Elopements and 'pop up weddings' are becoming more popular and are an awesome way to celebrate your marriage in a personal way, in a memorable location with a smaller group of your favourite people. Josh and Britt from the Elopement Collective are inspired by doing just that and in this episode of Bridechilla share their best tips for planning elopements from their experience of hosting weddings all over the world. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 24, 2019
377- Building Strong Wedding Vendor Relationships
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How friendly should you be with your wedding vendors? Should you 'feel a connection with them' in order to work with them and how do you break up if things aren't going as you had planned? This episode I am joined by Ellie and Rachel from The Business Proposal Podcast. Ellie and Rachel, both work in the wedding industry and share some valuable guidance about how to improve vendor communication, stick to budget and ditch wedstress along the way. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 17, 2019
376- Money Talk. Wedding Planning Q&A with Shannah Compton Game
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Returning guest Shannah Compton Game, CFP®, MBA and host of Your Millennial Money Podcast returns to answer some challenging questions about money and relationships from the Bridechilla listeners. Prenups, paying off student loans vs paying for a wedding and what to do when one bridesmaid earns a lot more money than the rest of the bridal party and is unintentionally making everyone else feel bad about it. All that and more on Bridechilla. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 10, 2019
375- Wedding Planning Q&A- Wedding Dress and Parent Drama
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Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A, where Aleisha answers your wedding planning/life questions and hopefully helps you out. This episode, Bridechilla Katie has had major alteration dress dramas, Erin wants some advice about planning her wedding without her parents and Claire has issues with her Dad. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 03, 2019
374- Wedding Planning Q&A with Michelle Durpetti
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Chicago based planner Michelle Durpetti, from Michelle Durpetti Events, joins Aleisha in episode 374 of Bridechilla to answer Bridechilla listener Wedding Planning Questions. Michelle also shares her tips on creating and sticking to a wedding day timeline, dealing with wedding donors and avoiding 'over gifting'. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 27, 2019
373- Wedding Planning Q&A Groom Edition
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When Bridechilla founder Aleisha did a call out for groom related questions, we were inundated. In this episode Aleisha is joined by Nathan Bellah from generationtux.com who as well as answering your questions, shares his insights into how to find a great sitting suit, establishing balance in your life/wedding planning and helping the wedding industry treat guys as part of the wedding planning process. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 20, 2019
372- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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During this podcast, Aleisha catches up on her voicemail by answering questions left by members of the bridechilla Community. She addresses the issue of taking your partner’s last name, breaking off an engagement, dealing with a double-booked venue and even how to handle citizenship issues when planning your wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 13, 2019
371- Blending faith, culture, and traditions in your wedding
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Karen Cinnamon, founder of SmashingtheGlass.com joins the show to talk about blending faith, culture, and traditions in your wedding. There are many wedding traditions that have their root in religious or cultural customs. They can be deeply meaningful for a couple and their families. However, when you have a couple of differing heritage or you don’t like a particular tradition, planning a wedding can get tricky.
May 06, 2019
370- Ten steps to great wedding hair
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Former hairdresser Jen from somethingturquoise.com shares her best tips for wedding hair preparation and how to decide what hairstyle will suit you. From hair treatments to when to go in for pre-wedding hair color, this episode will get you in the know about how best to ready your locks for the big day, minus the stress! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 29, 2019
369- Q and A with One Fab Day
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Celina and Claire from The One Fab Day Wedding Podcast join Aleisha to answer the Bridechilla Communities wedding planning questions. Covering a huge range of topics, from when it's cool to consider negotiating the price of wedding goods to how to deal with guests with antiquated views (and stopping them from sharing them at your wedding). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 22, 2019
368-Let’s Talk About Sex with Caitlin and Michael Doemner
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Want to talk about sex? On today’s Bridechilla podcast we are going to do just that. Guests Caitlin and Michael Doemner join the show to talk about their book Sex Every Day and how they developed a way to prioritize pleasure in their marriage. Busy lives, hectic schedules, unhealthy attitudes, and negative past experiences hinder an active and pleasurable sex life. Cailin and Michael share tips for how to open up the conversation and get on the road to a better sex life. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 15, 2019
367- Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels
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Many couples spend a great deal of time planning the wedding day without giving a lot of thought to what happens after the event ends. The reality is, after the wedding the real work of being married begins. On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, Susan Pease Gadoua and Vicki Larson talk about their book “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for skeptics, realists and rebels.” join Aleisha to talk about what exactly is the measure of success in marriage? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 08, 2019
366- Wedding Alcohol Q&A with Jacki Strum
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On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Jack Strum, founder of Thirstynest.com, joins Aleisha to address all of your wedding alcohol questions. Aleisha and Jacki answer questions about how to provide quality booze at your wedding, how to budget for alcohol and making sure your guests have a good time without having to tap out to early. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 01, 2019
365- Decision making made easy
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Decision making overwhelm can hit even the most organized people, especially when it comes to all of the choices that surround wedding planning. From the 'big' decisions, right down the smaller details (that still require thought) can add up and send you into a downward stress cycle. In this episode of Bridechilla, founder, Aleisha shares her best tips for making decisions that are right for you and moving on with your life, so you can enjoy the process! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 25, 2019
364- Ditch Wedstress Q&A with Aleisha
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It’s time for you to ditch the stress in your wedding planning! One of the most popular shows the Bridechilla podcasts do from time to time is a Question and Answer show. So many Bridechillas are experiencing unique and difficult situations as they plan their wedding. Creating a community of support and encouragement is what Bridechilla is all about. In this episode, Aleisha discusses questions by recounting her own experiences and offering timely advice for Bridechillas everywhere. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 18, 2019
363- Developing a healthier relationship with food
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Guest Laura Jean is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about supporting women to develop a healthier relationship with food and enjoy every eating experience. Through Eat with Awareness, Laura helps women to ditch diets and be ‘less crazy’ around food. She empowers you to become the expert in your own food journey and stop things of food and good and bad and instead work on your relationship to food and your body. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 11, 2019
362- Bridechilla Wedding planning Q&A
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The Bridechilla Community has asked for more Bridechilla wedding planning Q&A episodes and I am happy to oblige! This episode, parental financial contributions, working with parents when they have an addiction and or/mental health issues and maintaining your personal identity throughout wedding planning and beyond. So much to cover and an excellent example of the pressure and scope of wedstress and how it can affect all of us! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 04, 2019
361- Planning the Wedding You Want with Natasha Johnson
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Natasha Johnson, wedding celebrant and founder of the Engaged and Ready blog, joins the Bridechilla podcast to talk about planning the wedding you want. Every couple is unique. Different backgrounds, cultures, and styles make a one-size-fits-all wedding model impossible. Natasha shares her approach to helping couples plan their wedding and how she encourages them to be themselves and plan the wedding they want. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 25, 2019
360- Comparison is The Thief of Joy- with Lucy Sheridan
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A big conversation in our post-wedding facebook group, The Chilla Grads is post-wedding coping, comparison, blues and feelings surrounding expectations not being reached when thinking about our wedding celebrations. I am delighted to be joined by Lucy Sheridan, a Comparison Coach whose aim is to help people get over the 'compare and despair' of social media and beyond. A wonderfully motivating chat, no matter where you are in your planning journey. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 18, 2019
359- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Anytime you have a gathering that involves both immediate and extended family, there is a high likelihood that you will have to deal with family matters. We all have weird family members. Planning a wedding and inviting them means that family drama of some kind is probably going to happen. On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, Aleisha answers questions from the Bridechilla community about how to manage these important relationships while still having the wedding you and your couple want. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 11, 2019
358- Your Wedding Floral Timeline
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When it comes to choosing how to incorporate flowers in your wedding decor it can be challenging to figure our how to best make your budget stretch and to navigate what flowers are in season, how-to DIY aspects and how to know if you are getting a good deal or not? Today I am joined by The Flower Guy Bron who provides bespoke design and styling experiences for events of all types. Bron tells it like it is and shares practical advice to plan your wedding florals and stay in budget. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 04, 2019
357- How to Think Like a Wedding Planner
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Choosing to work with a wedding planner or coordinator to help plan your wedding (and manage the logistics of the day) can we a wonderful investment but how do you find a planner who is qualified and experienced. Today's guest Kylie Carlson is the owner of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning. Kylie shares her tips for finding the right help for you, pricing and how to communicate clearly to plan the wedding you want! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 28, 2019
356-Finding Work Wedding Balance
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Guests Michelle and Lucy from Honey Dew are here to help you find a better work/life/wedding balance. Last year they quit their day jobs to launch their business with the aim to help couples ditch the hard slog of wedding research and get them to be the middle ladies in the vendor/client relationship. They share their tips for finding work/wedding balance, staying on top of it all and still having a life! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 21, 2019
355-Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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With so many decisions to make for your big day, there’s no doubt that you have wedding planning questions. Where can you go to get good advice from? Who can you trust to answer your burning questions with wit, candor and authenticity? If you are looking for answers to your wedding planning questions, the Bridechilla podcast is for you. On this episode, Aleisha discusses popular questions submitted from Bridechilla and Groomchillas just like you in the Bridechilla community. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 14, 2019
354-Overcoming Perfectionism with Dr. David Purves
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Planning a wedding involves so many factors. There are family and friends to consider, vendors to deal with, and so many other plans, all while preparing to start a new life with your partner. With so many variables, there are bound to be things that don’t go as planned. Perfectionism is an enemy to be defeated in wedding planning and in life. In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Dr. David Purves shares tools and takeaways to overcome and avoid perfectionism. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 07, 2019
353- Ethical Weddings- Giving Back While Saving Money
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Though it seems countercultural or out of the norm, you can have success in planning an ethical wedding. In this episode of Bridechilla, Aleisha shares how you can give back and make a positive impact in the world while celebrating your wedding. Aleisha revisits her conversation with Danielle Calhoun, a wedding photographer and founder of Black Sheep Bride. Listen as they talk about creative ways to plan an ethical wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 31, 2018
352- Big Wedding, Small Budget- Bridechilla Claire
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On today’s Bridechilla podcast, you’ll hear from Bridechilla Claire who planned a wedding for 400 people for only $15,000. She shares some tips and tricks for saving money and offers encouragement for how you can have a great wedding even on a limited budget. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 24, 2018
351- Wedding Decor and Design Shortcuts
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Creating DIY details that don't cost the bank and are memorable can be challenging but this episode's guest, Marie Kubin from Rent My Wedding shares her tips on creating Pinterest-worthy weddings possible on any budget. We talk about how to create atmosphere with lighting, finding the best wedding rentals and how to DIY without it taking over your life. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 17, 2018
350-How to be a Rock n Roll Bride with Kat Williams
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Do you consider yourself to be a Rock n Roll Bride? Or would you like to be a Rock n Roll Bride? Then this episode of the Bridechilla podcast is for you. Kat Williams, author and creator of the Rock n Roll Bride blog, joins the podcast to discuss her new book, what it means to plan an alternative wedding and how the wedding industry is being reshaped by Rock n Roll Brides. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 10, 2018
349- B/S Skincare Myths Busted
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A value-packed episode of Bridechilla, no matter what your skin-type, gender, and budget, you will learn more how we can look after our skin and we will bust some of the biggest bullshit skincare myths that we are fed each day! This episode's guest is Sarah Brown who is the founder of Pai Skincare, she's an entrepreneur, mum and sensitive-skinned soul who had a vision and a fire in her belly to right some of the wrongs of the skincare industry. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 03, 2018
348- Top tips for making a wedding Speech or Toast
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If you are planning to make a speech at your wedding, hire an MC (or ask a friend or family member to host)or you just want to become more confident at public speaking and making presentations at work, this episode of Bridechilla is wonderful for you! Aleisha chats to her friend Julia Zemiro and MC Samantha Savoia. I know you'll find value and laughs in this episode and feel like jumping up on stage with a microphone by the end! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 26, 2018
347-How to Be a Madichilla
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Working with your Bridal Party and Bridesmaids, in particular, should be fun. They're good friends that you have asked to join you to celebrate your wedding day! Being a bridesmaid, a Maidchilla has evolved over recent years with a lot of extra tasks and commitments being added to the to-do list (and added financial obligations). In this episode of Bridechilla, I share my best tips for smooth Bridal Party communication, so you can get on with having an awesome time and ditch any potential stress! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 19, 2018
346-4 Toxic relationship killers and how to avoid them
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The last thing you want to think about when you’re engaged is your marriage going south. Unfortunately, statistics around divorce are frightening with about half of all couples relationships, not going the distance. In this episode of Bridechilla, I am joined by co-creator of The Marriage Mindset Masterclass, Kristen Rocco. We share strategies and tools to help you grow in your relationship, habits to break and ways to improve communication, so you can thrive (especially during potential times of stress). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 12, 2018
345- Bridechilla Best Money Saving Tips Part 2
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In Part 2 of Bridechilla Best money Saving Tips, Aleisha shares some of the Bridechilla Community's most successful ways to think laterally when it comes to getting bargains and using their budget in the most productive and best way possible (and your guests will never notice the difference). You don’t have to spend loads of money to have the wedding of your dreams. So tune in to hear some creative and practical ideas for saving money while planning your wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 05, 2018
344-Bridechilla Best Money Saving Tips Part 1
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Are you ready for some money-saving tips? Wedding planning can be expensive. It’s easy to burn through your budget and overspend without even realizing it. But the Bridechilla podcast is here to help. In this episode, Aleisha shares money-saving tips from here on extensive experience as well as from you, the listeners. You don’t have to spend loads of money to have the wedding of your dreams. So tune in to hear some creative and practical ideas for saving money while planning your wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 29, 2018
343- How to feel more comfortable in front of the camera
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Wedding Photographer Cavin Elizabeth returns to the Bridechilla Podcast to share her best tips for being comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day. How to make sure that you are posed in the most flattering angles for their bodies and become more at ease in front of the camera! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 22, 2018
342- Wedding Planning Q&A with Aleisha
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This week’s Bridechilla is a special episode of wedding planning Q&A with you, the listeners. Bridechilla is all about the community. Even though the medium of a podcast, we are able to come together to support, encourage, and learn from one another. Sometimes it’s nice to just hand the show over to you and let you ask those pressing wedding planning questions that you want to be answered. And I promise to do my best to answer them. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 15, 2018
341- Navigating Family Drama with Meghan Ely
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In this episode of Bridechilla, Meghan Ely, owner of OFD consulting joins the Bridechilla podcast to discuss navigating family drama. During this conversation, Meghan helps to analyze the upcoming royal wedding. She also highlights some wedding-planning lessons that can be learned from the Royal Family and the similarities with our own weddings. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 08, 2018
340- Chilla Wedding Etiquette with Cheryl Seidel
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Considering proper wedding etiquette is an essential part of planning your wedding experience. You want to be careful to treat your wedding party and guests like you want to be treated. Yet there are so many examples, particularly on the internet, of people who have thrown all etiquette rules out the window. With that in mind, it is time for Bridechilla to revisit a previous conversation about etiquette with guest Cheryl Seidel. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 01, 2018
339- Smashing Wedding Planning Stress
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Regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain weight, stay the same weight or simply not lose your mind, stress plays a massive role in how you look and feel. In this week’s episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, Gemma Clark, a clinical nutritionist long-time listener (and current Chilla planning her own wedding) shares how to recognize the symptoms of stress and how to deal with it! A must listen Chillas. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 24, 2018
338- Bridechilla Alcohol Wedding Planning Q&A
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When it comes to alcohol and weddings, there are lots of decisions to be made. If you are self-catering (or can provide your own alcohol) how much do you buy? What if your guests aren't big drinkers? What if you don't like wine? Can you return alcohol that isn't used? I am joined by the lady with all of the answers in this Bridechilla wedding alcohol Q&A episode, Jacki Strum, founder of thirstynest.com, first wine & spirits registry for the modern couple. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 17, 2018
337- Working with Wedding Donors aka your parents
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Planning a wedding is a bit like participating in an election. Some people self-fund their campaigns and go it alone, while others have well-endowed donors who generously contribute to their cause. Wedding Donors contribute financially to the wedding budget. This episode shares tips for working out money logistics whilst maintaining control and chill. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 10, 2018
336- How to Avoid Getting Caught Up in the Downward Spiral of Details
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I’m excited to welcome Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, a boutique stationery company that specializes in hand-painted invitations. By the time couples get to work with Kristy, they are drowning in wedding day details, general plans, timelines, and Pinterest boards. They can’t even find the f*ck it bucket if they tried. It's easy to get caught up on the little details but in this episode, Kristy shares her tips for how to make sure that doesn’t happen. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 03, 2018
335- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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How many vendors should you contact initially, what happens when you think your Grandfather's girlfriend is a B!tch and you've rather not invite her and what do you do when you find out your groomsman's fiance is a homophobic racist? They are just some of the wedding planning questions that we tackle on Bridechilla this week. Rich and I share our insights, ask the 'magic 8 ball' and attempt to solve some of your most challenging wedding planning conundrums on the Bridechilla Podcast. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 27, 2018
334- Wedding Hacks Revisited
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A reboot of two classic Bridechilla Podcast episodes (154+155) where I asked The Bridechilla Community to share their best wedding planning hacks, tips, and shortcuts. I was amazed at your ingenuity, money-saving ideas and open-mindedness when it came to this request. As well as including some of your best tips, in this episode, I share with you some fabulous suggestions, hacks, timesavers and clever ideas that will help you save time, money and sanity when it comes to planning your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 20, 2018
333-All-Inclusive Wedding Packages- Are They for Me?
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You may never again encounter a project that involves as many details as your wedding. Attendants, family, guests, vendors – there are layers upon layers of people needing direction and answers, not to mention all of the decisions you have to make! If you feel like the process is simply too much for a Bridechilla to handle, you should seriously consider listening to this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast and booking an all-inclusive wedding package. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 13, 2018
332- Choosing the 'right' wedding vendors
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As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, Brittny Drye, Founder and Editor in Chief of Love Inc decided to marry her two passions and create a resource where all couples—gay, straight and lesbian—can be equally represented. In this episode of Bridechilla, Brittny shares her best tips for finding vendors that you click with, which will turn your 'dreams' into reality and will share your ethos of weddings and marriage. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 06, 2018
331- Couples Finance Q&A With Dan Hinz
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Becoming a team means getting your sh*t in order when it comes to money which is why I invited financial Coach Dan Hinz from adultingwithmoney.com back to the show to answer your couple finance questions. We cover lots in their episode, money guilt- when one partner is earning more than the other, debt suit, goals post wedding and also when you should unite your finances in a joint account. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 30, 2018
330- Bridechilla Live with Brideside in Chicago!
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It was a thrill and a pleasure to record my very first Bridechilla live Podcast in front of a fabulous audience in Chicago recently Brideside, in their aptly named 'babe cave'. In this episode, I chat with Brideside founders Nicole and Sonali about friendship, body image and avoiding confrontation (or just going head-on into it!). A HUGE thanks to all who attended. We're super keen to organize more live events and hope to come to a venue near you soon! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 23, 2018
329- The Big Wedding Planning Podcast Crossover
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You can never have too much good guidance and help when it comes to wedding planning, which is why I am delighted to welcome Christy and Michelle from The Big Wedding Planning Podcast to join me on a crossover show. I am a featured guest on their podcast this week too. Michelle and Christy are seasoned, sassy wedding planners who share advice from a planners' perspective and like Bridechilla, keep it real! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 16, 2018
328- Planning an extended Honeymoon
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For many couples, their honeymoon is possibly the first big trip that you take together and often it goes way too quickly and you are back to reality before you can say boo. But what if you could extend your honeymoon and go on a long adventure together? Today's guests did just that! In this episode of Bridechilla Podcast, I speak with Christian and Annabelle who has just returned from a 13-month extended honeymoon, traveling across 30 states and visiting over 20 national parks. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 09, 2018
327- Where to Splurge and Where to Save for Your Wedding
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What aspects of your wedding do you place the most value upon when it comes to financial investment? This episode, I welcome back planner Leah Weinberg from Color Pop Events to explore how you and your partner can approach the budgeting process of your wedding in a more logical way so that you’re ultimately spending money on what’s important to you and saving money on what matters less. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 02, 2018
326- Choice is Stressful with Sarah Powell
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This week's guest, 'Instagram's' Sarah Powell is a Bridechilla, Celebrant and fellow podcaster. We share a wonderful half hour together talking about 'knowing when you know', the power of choice and the relief that can come from taking the leap and locking things in. The only thing Sarah hasn't found for her November wedding is the dress. A super enjoyable chat and I know you'll adore Sarah just as much as I do! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 25, 2018
325- Rethinking Wedding Traditions
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Just as it takes people to start traditions, it takes people to end them. You are those people. You are tradition trailblazers, pioneers of new, non-hokey wedding customs! Historically the world of weddings is choc a block with old-timey superstitious from yesteryear. When we delve deeper into their beginnings, it’s puzzling to see why we have clung on to them for so long…today’s show features some suggestions from Aleisha about wedding traditions that you can ditch or make your own! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 18, 2018
324- Bridechilla Q&A- Bridal Party Dramas
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I am delighted to welcome a special co-host to join me to answer you Bridechilla wedding planning questions, Bridechilla Directory member, wedding planner and podcaster, Cindy Savage from, an Aisle Less Travelled. We talk the values of the metric system, sewing and of course answer your wedding planning questions which this episode are all based on bridal party drama and managing expectations. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 11, 2018
323 - Bridechilla Invitation Etiquette
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Etiquette is a tricky subject that in Bridechilla land is an evolving subject. In this episode of Bridechilla, I invite invitation designer Tifany Wunschl, founder of Gourmet Invitations to share her insights on all of the etiquette surrounding invitations and gifting, the ‘proper way’ to say things and avoid tricky situations and making sure you give all the right info to get you and your guests to the church…or casino on time (we promise that will make a lot more sense when you listen!). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 04, 2018
322- The F*ck it Bucket Part 2- Vendor Edition
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The fuck it bucket is back, this time I asked our Bridechilla Directory members to share what they recommend their clients to put in the fuck it bucket. This episode is a great follow up to the original and will give you lots more to think about when it comes to what is important to you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 28, 2018
321- Adulting With Money with Dan Hinz
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We continue our Bridechilla money series. This episode I am joined by Dan Hinz. Dan is a financial coach and helps engaged couples and newlyweds chill out when it comes to money. He teaches them to focus on honest communication and what’s actually important to each of them. We talk about counseling and getting on the same page and working as a team when it comes to creating your new money story as a couple. A worthy listen for all...even if you think you've got all this financial stuff in check! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 21, 2018
320- Lessons from the Royal Wedding for Bridechillas
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I am joined by our very own Meghan, from OFD consulting who is a HUGE fan of all things royal (and throughout this episode puts up with my nonchalance and royal shade!). What’s particularly interesting about this celebration is that it’s the first to really push the envelope with modern elements. While the wedding will still be heavily sprinkled with tradition, there are some extremely useful lessons for Bridechillas here, so start taking notes. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 14, 2018
319: Non-traditional Invitation Wording and Stationery Design
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Designer Kasey Kyprianou from Revelry and Heart joins the Bridechilla Podcast to talk about invitation etiquette and the design process. SHe shares insights into working with a designer vs DIY your stationery. Kasey shares her top invitation etiquette, big no-nos and obvious things that are often forgotten. We also go through the most common mistakes that couples make with wording and ways to ditch the stuffiness and let your personalities shine. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 07, 2018
318- A Short Engagement- Getting Hitched in a Hurry!
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Why are we always being told that it takes 12- 24 months to plan a wedding? What if you want to get hitched in the next 6 months? When Author Karley Kiker announced that after getting engaged in March and was to be married by July (four months later) she realized that there were precious few guides to help her out, so she 'winged it' and after planning her own wedding in a hurry, she wrote a book, 'hitched in a Hurry' and created a website to help couples plan shorter engagements, ashortengagement.com. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 30, 2018
317- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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It’s Bridechilla Q&A- a longer episode because there is just so damn much to cover. Some rather excellent voice messages from Bridechillas about body image and disability, Bridechilla Becky is after self-catering wedding advice (for 70 people) and Bridechilla Katie has just watched a documentary on Netflix ‘The True Cost’ that looks at manufacturing and fast fashion, which has changed her perspective on what she is buying (and where she is buying it from) for her. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 23, 2018
316- Keep Calm and Marry On with Leah Weinberg
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Planner, Leah Weinberg from Color Pop Events shares her tips for keeping calm and focused while planning. With a little forward-thinking, some quality time together, and a sprinkle of wedding planner fairy dust, the planning process can be more fun than not. Leah is a former attorney and she means business! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 16, 2018
315- Keeping The Love Alive
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I am stoked to welcome Shawn and Erica Miller from Young Hip and Married back on the Bridechilla podcast to share more valuable advice and inspiration for keeping your relationship healthy and moving in the right direction. We talk about the concept of love given without attachment, realizing that a successful relationship is all about giving and taking and that weathering the seasons of life and working together is all part of the deal and something we should all prepare for. Put the aesthetics of the wedding planning process aside for 30 minutes and take some time for you and your fellow weirdo. This is a must-listen! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 09, 2018
314- Outrageous Wedding related opinions
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Inspired by a very popular thread in the Bridechilla Facebook community, today’s episode features some of the most bizarre and hilarious opinions that have been shared with our fellow Bridechillas from family and friends during their wedding planning process. l will guarantee you that hearing other people’s stories of opinions, will help you expel some frustration and relief that your family may be just as cray as everyone else’s. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 02, 2018
313- Millennials, Marriage and Money with Shannah Game
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In the first of regular money based Bridechilla podcast episodes, I welcome the host of Your Millennial Money Shannah Game. we talk about joining finances, working as a team and dealing with student debt when it comes to planning your wedding and beyond. I am excited to extend this conversation and hopefully help you change your money-saving and budgeting game! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 26, 2018
312- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Wedding stress and pressure can happen in lots of different ways and we all cope and manage it individually. Today’s episode, I share voice messages from Bridechilla’s those who are in the last months of wedding planning. I know that whatever stage you may be at you will find value and connect with their stories and hopefully look at the ways that you’re managing stress and pressure and most importantly be kind to yourself! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 19, 2018
311- The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride
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The wedding industry is still fairly blinkered when it comes to the topic of feminism, with so many patriarchal attachments and ye olde traditions attached to the world wedding…so can you still be a feminist and get hitched? My guest says 'It's possible to rage against the machine while wearing a white wedding dress!'. I'm joined by returning Bridechilla guest Katrina Majkut aka 'The Feminist Bride'. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 12, 2018
310- Finding your Wedding Photographer when you have Endless Options
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Searching for a wedding photographer can become overwhelming very quickly. With endless options of places to search and people to discover, you might be wondering where to start. In this episode of bridechilla Cavin Elizabeth Urquhart, from Cavin Elizabeth Photography shares her tips and insights into navigating the seemingly endless list of photographers and honing in to find the right photographer for you. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 05, 2018
309: In sickness and in Health with Carly Findlay
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Recently I invited the Bridechilla community to share how health has factored into wedding planning decisions. We had a wonderful response that really showed how little we talk about these issues. This episode's guest is writer, appearance activist and Bridechilla Graduate, Carly Findlay. She challenges people's thinking about what it's like to have a visibly different appearance and is a wealth of information particularly from her perspective, living with the skin condition, Ichthyosis. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 26, 2018
308- Equally Wed with Kirsten Palladino
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A well overdue episode of the Bridechilla Podcast celebrating marriage equality and diversity of our community. I’m joined by Kirsten Palladino from Equallywed.com, a fantastic hub for modern LGBTQ weddings and equality-minded wedding pros. We talk about being progressive with the terminology we use and working with the LGBTQ community to keep things moving in a more positive and open direction. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 19, 2018
307-Using Pinterest effectively to design your wedding
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If you are suffering from Pinterest and inspiration overwhelm, then this episode of The Bridechilla podcast might help you find clarity and ways to focus on using Pinterest to your advantage. Honing in on colors, textures and aesthetic details are can help you develop your own vision for your wedding. I am joined by designer Michelle Edgemont who shares her easy to follow technique to pin like crazy and then really focus on what you actually want, not just pinning thousands of images that confuse you. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 12, 2018
252- Bridechilla Brittany- 'No haircuts for you!'
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Bridechilla Brittany (who is also the founder of the fabulous Bridal accessories rental company Happily Ever Borrowed). Brittany shares a hilarious story about her Mums deep interest in her hair length for the wedding (and knowledge of updos) and also being a very efficient Bridechilla Brittany and having lots of details already planned, is struggling to give her family and friends things to do to help out. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 11, 2018
306: Little Wedding Details That Make a Big Difference
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Sometimes it’s the little details that make a big difference especially when you are focusing on planning a big event like a wedding. In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I’m joined by wedding coordinator and planner Erica Greenwold Reisen from Folie à Deux Events who shares some of the most essential smaller details that are often forgotten or left to the last minute that will make your wedding plans run smoother. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 05, 2018
305: 5 Ways to Stay On Budget With The Budget Savvy Bride
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So you’ve created a wedding budget… now to the often tricky and challenging phase of trying to stick to it. I am delighted to welcome back one of our first guests on the Bridechilla podcast, Jessica from thebudgetsavvybride.com to share some of the insights that she has learned over the last decade of running her blog and also that she sharing in her new wedding planning book. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 29, 2018
304- Wedding Planning Regrets- Part 2
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Part 2 of Your Wedding Planning Regrets, where we talk family wedding regrets, which includes allowing them to have to have too much control and input, money not starting to save early enough and jumping into vendor agreements sooner than necessary out of FOMO. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 22, 2018
303- Wedding Planning Regrets: Part 1
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I recently asked members of the Bridechilla Community to share some of their biggest wedding planning regrets and boy did the flood gates open! Money, FOMO, pressure from some vendors, bridal party, overcommitting of time. The list goes on. In part 1 of this 2 part show, I share some of the best regrets and also how we can all learn from them and use them to create more peaceful and focused plans for our own weddings! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 15, 2018
302- Winning Wedding Catering
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Food and what catering to choose can be big decisions when it comes to planning your wedding. Guest is Sarah Hall, shares her insights into navigating your culinary tastes balanced with special diets picky eaters kids and all the intricacies of planning a meal for your nearest and dearest. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 08, 2018
301- 11 EASY Ways to De-Clone Your Wedding
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In this classic Bridechilla Podcast Episode, I bring you EASY Ways to De-Clone Your Wedding, removing the cookie cutter element and adding more YOU! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 01, 2018
300- Best Of Bridechilla- Don't Plan a wedding, plan a lifetime
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Weddings and parties are great but as today’s guest, Shawn Miller says ‘what good is an amazing wedding without an amazing marriage to back it up?’. I love talking about all of the details about weddings but hopefully, by now you have also become aware that the Bridechilla Podcast is all about focusing on relationships and communication- all the stuff that is emotionally connected to planning a wedding and beyond. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 25, 2017
299- Stop saying yes to Sh*t you hate with Talia Pollock
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Comedian, Bridechilla, and Podcaster Talia Pollock talks about the cult mindset of '#sheddingforthewedding', managing stress and we look at different mindsets for relaxation and we also share our tips for giving yourself permission to be different and not follow the crowd, Talia is a total Bridechilla, she even asked her best friend to 'not be her bridesmaid' and is including her love of healthy food in her wedding, even though some of her guests are bitching about wanting a steak! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 18, 2017
298- Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline
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Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline. I share the secrets to creating an easy to follow wedding day timeline, to being organized and most importantly, ditching the bridezilla and becoming a Bridechilla! Inspired by a listener question, these episodes are must-listen if you are scheduling your big day (that’s everyone). Even if you are working with a wedding planner, it can be stressful working out timings and fitting all of the celebrations and preparations into just one day! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 11, 2017
297- Practicing Mindfulness & Self-Care
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Looking after yourself ahead of wedding planning is often something we can forget how to do. Guest, Bridechilla Tracy is a CPC-I (Clinical professional counselor Intern) in Las Vegas, NV who contacted us, keen to share her experiences as a Bridechilla and a mental health professional. I am so happy to share this episode and hope that it inspires you to step back from the stress and be mindful of your own health and wellbeing, something that will continue, I hope, long after your wedding! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 03, 2017
296- Things you have learned from other people's weddings-Part 2
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Recently I invited members of the Bridechilla Community to share what has inspired or aspects that they have found a turn-off, attending other people's weddings. If you haven't heard (and read the fabulous blog that accompanies) Part 1, jump back and check it out. There are so many great suggestions that will guarantee to delight and inspire you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 27, 2017
295- Things You Have Learned From Other People's Weddings-Part 1
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Recently I asked members of the Bridechilla community, our Facebook group, what were some of the experiences and observations from past weddings that have inspired their own wedding planning, either by giving them ideas or cementing the details an aspect that they don’t want include in their wedding day. In the next couple of episodes of the podcast, I share some of our favorites. There are so many great suggestions that will guarantee to delight and inspire you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 20, 2017
294- Secret Life of Weddings- Crossover Show
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This week I was invited by fellow podcasters Lisa Mark & Rebecca Lozer to appear on their show, The Secret Life of Weddings. As professional wedding photographers with over 20 years of combined experience, they share wild wedding stories from around the globe. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 13, 2017
293- Being a Wedding Planning Team
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Getting married is all about committing to being a team! Often weddings are portrayed as the ‘Brides day’, an event that she has been ‘dreaming about since childhood’ and that weddings are a one-sided event that only women care about. I can speak confidently for the Bridechilla community when I say that a majority of our community didn’t grow up dreaming about the little details of a wedding, more likely they aspired to be in happy relationships, to be in love and to find their fellow weirdo! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 06, 2017
292- Bridechilla Live at Unruly
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This episode of Bridechilla, we feature two messages from Bridechilla Graduates Hilary and Dani. Hilary is having trouble with their photographer, who is pushing the friendship with the delivery of their wedding photographs, three months post-wedding. She asks for advice on how to deal with the situation, maintain her chill but also ensure that they get the much-awaited images of their wedding day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 30, 2017
291- Wedding Planning Q&A and light me up!
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A jam-packed Bridechilla Wedding Podcast thing week, with wedding planning Q&A, where I answer your questions and in the second half of the show I bring you an interview with lighting expert Kevin Dennis to drop some serious knowledge about the power of lighting and how good lighting can change a venue for the better.
Oct 23, 2017
290- Busting Wedding Planning Myths
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Holly and Susannah are the award-winning creative duo behind Revelry Events - London-based wedding planners who love rulebook-free weddings and in this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, they join me to bust some common wedding planning myths! We cover everything from the myth that vendors are all out to rinse you of your hard-earned cash to hiring friends and suppliers and the pressure of all of the cliches on the ‘have to’ list like cake cutting okay throwing confetti and the average cost of weddings. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 16, 2017
289- Get It In Writing- Knowing Your Wedding Rights!
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There has been a lot of chat recently on the Bridechilla community about using friends as wedding vendors and how to ensure that you receive the goods or services that have been promised without offending them or feeling awkward. I thought it was so good and informative that it was worth a second offering. Be informed and protect yourself! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 08, 2017
288- The Rise of the Intimate Wedding
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Intimate weddings are on the rise, whether that means keeping it close to home or jetting off to an exotic locale. Couples are choosing to take this path so that they can create an event that is truly unique to them with the people that they cherish the most. So is this the right choice for you? Emily Sullivan from Emily Sullivan Events who shares some of her favorite tips for planning a smaller event with maximum punch more personalization and adventure.
Oct 02, 2017
287- Adding Non-Traditional Details to Your Wedding
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This episode of the Bridechilla podcast is all about adding non-traditional details to your wedding celebrations. I'm joined by Bridechilla Graduate and Wedding Coordinator Erica Greenwold Reisen from Folie à Deux Events who shares some of her favorite ways to mix up the program and add some extra personality and surprises to your wedding day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 25, 2017
286- The F*ck it Bucket
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The f*ck it bucket is where you put all of the jobs and things and things to buy you thought you would get around to doing before your wedding but have run out of time or care. It's a cathartic exercise will help you just let go and move on and it's very funny. It's not to say that these tasks and items aren't fun and great if you have them it's more about allowing yourself to say 'it doesn't really matter and no one will notice'. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 18, 2017
285- Wedding Scams, Rip-offs and Things To Look Out For
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Your wedding, the event itself, is one of the most exciting and romantic business transactions you will ever make. Like any business dealings, unfortunately, there are people and companies who are out to take advantage of couples (and vendors). In this episode of Bridechilla, I share some of the more common (and unusual) ways that people have been scammed and tricked out of their money and give you easy ways to protect yourself during your wedding planning and beyond. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 08, 2017
284- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A: Colorado Edition
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It’s an unintentional (but fabulous) Colorado Q&A edition of the Bridechilla Podcast. My husband Rich joins me in my squishy sound booth to answer your wedding planning questions. We talk about parents treating us like 12-year-olds…which ironically makes them seem like 12 years olds sometimes. We also look at how to handle jealousy between your parents and your in-laws and explore a conundrum between a fabulous venue and a close relative who due to help reasons can’t make it to that location. :( Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 04, 2017
283- Wedding Guest Perspective: 7 Weddings in One Year
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Thinking about your wedding from your guests perspective can be a great way to problem solve and also consider the experience that you are hoping to create. This episode, I interview Harri and Harri, our lovely friends who are attending 7 weddings this summer, in three different countries, some of which they are members of the bridal party, others guests. We speak about their favorite moments, things they would change and some of the very fun ideas to inspire you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 28, 2017
282- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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In this episode, I also share some wonderful stories and advice from Bridechilla vendors who shared their most valuable advice for keeping chill when it comes to planning your wedding and I answer your wedding planning questions! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 21, 2017
281- Ditching Wedding Stress and Anxiety with Dr Lindsay Bira
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There has been a lot of talk in The Bridechilla Community of late about wedding planning with depression, stress, and anxiety. The conversation has been candid and I am so happy that we have a place where Bridechillas feel comfortable sharing their personal experiences. My returning guest, Dr Lindsay Bira is a clinical health psychologist functioning as a therapist, consultant and speaker in San Antonio, TX. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 14, 2017
280- Chasing Your Veil- Why The Wedding 'System' Is Broken
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This episode of Bridechilla Podcast, we fight back! What from you say? The patriarchy, the pressure, the feeling that can sometimes appear that we can never get ahead with wedding planning and life and all of the other stuff that we have to get done. The feeling that we are chasing our veil… My guest Cali Pitchel talks about being consumed by the wedding process, all of the click-bait stories of p Cali is also the marketing manager from withjoy.com, the free wedding website & app that does more! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 07, 2017
279- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A...on a Train
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Our favorite Mother-in-law (I have to say that by law) is back on the podcast in this episode, Rich’s Mom Veronika joins us to answer some of your wedding planning questions and talk bra sizes, the wives of King Henry the VIII and her newfound love of The Bridechilla Community. This episode was recorded on a train after a day at Hampton Court Palace, a very regal, stately home where King Henry hung out, married and murdered some of his six wives! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 31, 2017
278- Your Best Wedding Money Saving Ideas
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In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I share some of The Bridechilla Communities, favorite and very clever responses to saving money. These aren’t the standard ‘Just DIY everything’ ideas either (which might I add can get you into more trouble than it is worth sometimes). What great about these tips is that as well as being forward-thinking and sustainable, they're all adaptable to any budget. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 24, 2017
277-Achieving Life/Wedding Balance
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This episode’s guest is Afeisha James-Kipps. Afeisha is the CEO and Co-founder of Wedspire, a one-stop-shop wedding platform that will change the way brides and grooms plan for their big day. Afeisha and I share our struggles with finding a balance with our businesses and our experiences planning our weddings and bring you ways to calm the mind, get organized and feel in control of your tasks while also giving yourself permission to relax and have a life! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 17, 2017
276- What does a Wedding Coordinator actually do?
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This episode’s guest Erica Greenwold Reisen is the lead planner and designer at Folie à Deux Events. She specializes in authentic, unique events for couples who like to challenge traditions and do their own thing. Erica is going to break down exactly what a Wedding Coordinator does, how to hire them and how much you should invest in their services! A MUST listen Bridechillas! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 10, 2017
275- Easy Ways To Plan A Sustainable Wedding
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Planning a wedding that is sustainable saves you money and makes you feel good about your carbon footprint and the good news is, it is super easy. I’m excited to share this episode with you as I truly believe that by making these changes we can do our bit to make impactful changes on the way we think and behave- and it makes you feel pretty smug and delicious inside too! Be sure to check out this episode show notes for a full list of links and suggestions to get you on your way! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 02, 2017
274- How To Fill The Dance Floor- At Your Wedding
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Andrew McClelland is a very fine party DJ and this episode's guest of the Bridechilla Podcast. He's played thousands of gigs at events, awards ceremonies, clubs and weddings all over the world and today he shares all his deep dark DJ secrets to help you fill the dance floor and ensure that your party goes off! Andrew is the sort of DJ you should hire for your wedding because he listens to a huge amount of different music and plays for the crowd. You won't be disappointed with this episode of the show. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 26, 2017
273- Choosing an Alternative Wedding Venue
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Choosing where you are getting married, your wedding venue is a big step in the wedding planning process and one that pretty much guides all of your other decisions along the way. This episode we explore everything you need to think about when it comes to choosing to hire an alternative venue, from the logistics to thinking about all of the wonderful venue options that you may never have even considered. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 19, 2017
272- Secrets of Bridesmaid Dress Shopping- aka keeping the peace
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Who chooses bridesmaids dresses? How do you cater to all body shapes and budgets? Should it be a group decision? Can there truly be bridesmaids dress democracy? What are some things to consider when choosing bridesmaids dresses? How do you pull off the non-matchy look without it looking rando? All of these questions will be answered on the Bridechilla Podcast by our fabulous returning guests Taylor and Danielle from The Wedding Shoppe and Kennedy Blue. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 12, 2017
271- Wedding Alcohol- Know Your Booze
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My very clever guest is Jacqueline Strum founder of ThirstyNest. This episode is everything you need to get the lowdown on alcohol at your wedding. Jacki shares her tips on how to order wine & spirits for a large crowd-how much to order and what type of alcohol should we serve? Do you have to go fancy? Will anyone notice? What do you do if you over order? We share some tips for creating a signature cocktail and not having your guests needing to be carried out of the venue before 6pm! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 05, 2017
270-Things I Wish I Knew When Planning My Wedding
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Hindsight is a marvelous thing especially when you are all done and dusted planning your wedding, like my super organized guest Bridechillla Graduate Christine. Christine shares some of the most frustrating parts of their wedding planning, in particular, the lack of communication surrounding some vendors, with costs & timeframes, she also speaks candidly about how tough and un-fun wedding planning can be, in particular with family feedback and involvement, which as we all know, can get heavy fast. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 29, 2017
269- Shaping the Party -Wedding Entertainment
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Music and entertainment can be used to transform a wedding into an unforgettable event and today's guest, Andy Kushner is going to help us ‘get our shit together’ when it comes to shaping our vision for the day, in particular using live bands and interactive wedding entertainment to the mood and atmosphere that you envisage. In this episode, we are going to give you encourage you to inject YOUR personality and creativity in your music and entertainment design. Andy shares some valuable tips, no matter what your budget, to help you really think through how to create an atmosphere of fun, how to get people dancing and use wedding entertainment, to make your wedding day memorable. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 22, 2017
268- Finding ‘The Dress’- Adventures in Wedding Dress Shopping
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Finding ‘The one’, the dress (or pantsuit, or tutu) that you wear to your wedding, for some brides is a piece of cake. For others, it can feel like a test given by the wedding gods to challenge your mental health and make you question everything you ever believed about tulle. A really enjoyable and knowledge packed episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, featuring wedding dress buying experts Danielle and Taylor from The Wedding Shoppe. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 15, 2017
267- Catalyst Wedding Magazine
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In this show, Liz Susong Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief joins me to talk about the challenges of the wedding industry and encouraging inclusion for all people, minorities, gender, relationships, talking about divorce and second (and third) marriages. We talk about the path diversifying representation (so many white, blonde brides on the cover of wedding mags!?), challenging gendered roles and standing for equal rights. We also look at the cycle of stress that a lot of couples become a part of. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 08, 2017
266- How to Find the Right Wedding Planner
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Hiring a wedding planner or coordinator can be a wonderful investment. Having someone there to assist and guide you through the big decisions who know the process, who is well connected and has been there and done that, over and over again, is a gift that many couples won’t appreciate until they kick off their wedding planning and start to realize just who potentially complicate and stressful it can all be. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 01, 2017
265- 'I am Bride' with Laura Willcox
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This episode, I am joined by comedian Laura Willcox who, in her book ‘I am Bride’ writes in the voice of an overbearing, outrageous wedding planner covering all aspects of a wedding—from maximising jealousy when you announce your engagement on social media, to establish yourself as the alpha over your bridesmaids, to preventing your groom from ruining your wedding by having any opinions at all, and so much more. A super fun episode! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 24, 2017
264- Mahalo- Lessons from a Destination Wedding
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Last November we were lucky enough to fly to Maui, in Hawaii to celebrate Belinda and Luke’s wedding. Belinda is my cousin and bestie who has appeared on the Bridechilla Podcast in the lead up to their wedding- she’s laid back and funny. We recap their wedding week, what they learned from the experience. We talk traditions, meaningful details, wedding planners and how really focusing on incorporating genuine aspects of who you are as a couple, leads to an awesome day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 17, 2017
202- Dress Mess- When Vendors Go Bad
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I am a huge advocate of supporting local businesses especially when it comes to wedding planning. I am also an advocate of good customer service and making sure that the vendor is that you hire are reliable, have good references and testimonials and don't rip you off! Today on the show I share three stories from bridechillas, who have had less than exemplary service when it comes to dress suppliers and designers. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 14, 2017
263- Weddings- Who pays for what?
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Talking about money is not always easy- in any facet of our lives. Most of us aren’t raised to speak openly about what we are spending our money on and how much we earn and it can be hard to ask friends and family to contribute financially to things and talk openly about cash. Knowing where you stand, who is paying for what and how it is all going to play out will leave you so much calmer and prepared and far outweigh the temporary awkwardness, some of us feel about speaking about money. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 10, 2017
262- 18 Wedding Planning Truths- Best Of
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I have been a little under the weather this week and have lost my voice so instead of heating croaky McCroke on the show, I present to you this Best of Bridechilla episode! I’ve been working on my new book… which is all being a bridechilla (of course) and I started to create a list of wedding planning truths, things that will just happen when you are wedding planning and basically the sooner we accept them the sooner we can get over them and move on. As soon as I finish the list I realized this would be a great podcast topic. In this episode, I cover everything from… the gargantuan amount of wedding dresses on offer that all seem to look the same, why I believe wedding magazines are on the way out, how to avoid getting sucked into creating an over the top themed, extravaganza wedding and your inevitable move into becoming a bridechilla politician, one of the many hats that you will wear over your wedding planning time. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 03, 2017
261- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A (with Rich)
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Groomchilla OG Rich (Aleisha’s hubby) co-hosts the show this episode. Bridechilla Mallory booked her venue in winter (when it was covered in snow) and now upon her return sans snow, there is a big fat ditch where they aisle will be! What to do? We talk overseas tipping and dressing for a same-sex wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 27, 2017
260- Don't plan a wedding- plan a lifetime
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Weddings and parties are great but as my guest, Shawn Miller says ‘what good is an amazing wedding without an amazing marriage to back it up?' Shawn (along with his wife Erica) is the founder of Young Hip & Married. Most people spend more time training for the job than they do for their marriage and I know that this episode will encourage you to invest some time into the success of your marriage by dedicating time and energy to not just wedding planning but also your relationship and the future. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 20, 2017
259- Bridechilla Wedding Guest Etiquette
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Today, manners, guest etiquette and what we can do to help our guests not make us cray! Inspired by a blog post by one of this episode's guest Kristen, I know you will find this episode valuable in your wedding planning. My guests, friends of the Bridechilla Podcast, Cristina from plantheday.com and Kristen from lovenotery.com. Kristen's post 'Don't be that Wedding Guest' explores some of the ways that other people's behavior and poor judgment can negatively influence your experience as a Bridechilla. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 13, 2017
258- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Being a Bridechilla isn’t always easy but with this podcast, wine and access to a field to scream in, you will be on your way! Today on the Bridechilla Podcast, it’s Q&A time, where I put on my virtual bridesmaid shoes and help you out with some different perspectives on wedding planning problems and hopefully solutions too! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 06, 2017
257-Incorporating culture and tradition with Bridechilla Chloe
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One of the things that I love about producing the Bridechilla podcast is the diversity of the bridechilla community. We all come from different backgrounds, family Histories, religions, and cultures and there are so many wonderful ways to incorporate these details and traditions into modern weddings today on the show I welcome Bridechilla Chloe who left me a fantastic voice message explaining the highs and lows of her wedding planning so far. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 27, 2017
256- The Bridechilla Podcast Q&A Monday!
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The one thing we can’t do, as much as it would be helpful (but perhaps a tad totalitarian and evil) is control other people and how they feel and act. A lot of questions that we receive on the Bridechilla Podcast are about how other people are reacting and communicating during YOUR wedding planning…how their behaviour is making your life unnecessarily stressful. We feel obligation and pressure to make choices that don’t fit with our plans or ‘dreams’. It can be hard. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 20, 2017
255- Weddiculous Bridechilla: With Jamie Lee
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Bridechilla, Comedian and Girl Code star Jamie Lee joins me to share some marvels from her new wedding planning book Weddiculous. She brings her first-hand experiences and hilarious hard-won insights. Putting the madness into perspective, Jamie and I talk all about how the label of Bridezilla should be finally retired, how to juggle having a life and planning your wedding and why there is someone that is always in need of the attention (and big hint, it 99% of the time is not the bride). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 13, 2017
254- Bridechilla Body Image: Your Response
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I am so happy and PROUD that the Bridechilla community came out in droves to share your feedback, stories and personal responses to my recent body image episode (ep 248). I received an enormous amount of emails and voice messages from you all, from all over the world, which made me smile, shrug, laugh and want to come and hug every one of you for your honesty, compassion, and strength. Body image issues and perception is an ongoing conversation that we should be talking about way more often in the press. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 06, 2017
253- Badass Bridechilla OGs
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Every second Wednesday I am lucky enough to share an hour with today’s guests Cristina and Kristen. They are my friends and fellow wedding business ladies. In this episode we talk about post engagement stress, the pressure you feel to instantly have all of the answers when you really just want to feel the joy of being in love (not giving people dates and details). We also talk about money and the challenge that some couples can feel talking about money in new relationships. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 02, 2017
251- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Bridechilla Simone is looking for advice about music for smaller weddings. Should they book a DJ for their wedding pf 30 people? Is it weird? Bridechilla Morgan is not only hilarious she is a true member of our Bridechilla community...her voice message hits on so many points about traditions, wedding forum psychos and how frustrating (and ridiculous) it can be to be pressured to make decisions immediately…guaranteed enjoyment here! All that and more on Bridechilla! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 26, 2017
250- Always a Bridesmaid for Hire- With Jen Glantz
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I am so happy to have Jen Glantz back on the Bridechilla Podcast, to share some of her adventures, to talk about her theory that Bridesmaids are really warriors and some very handy and truth talking advice when it comes to selecting who you want to be a part of your big day and who you should ditch when it comes to your bridal party. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 23, 2017
249- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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So much to say about today’s Bridechilla Podcast Q&A Thursday episode. My Mother-in-Law Veronika is back to help me answer your questions! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 19, 2017
248- Positive Bridechilla Body image
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This episode explores body image and how as Bridechillas we are constantly being told that we should be having a great time and enjoying every moment of the planning process, that we should look our best…but who decides what ‘our best’ that is? We’re told we should strive to look a certain way on our wedding day (and in life in general) but the great injustice is that we should be putting that energy into how we feel and being healthy! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 16, 2017
247- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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A fabulously eclectic collection of questions from Bridechillas in need! Today I am delighted that we will be following Bridechilla Brittany, from www.happilyeverborrowed.com and her wedding planning. Bridechilla Elena shares some hardcore time and money-saving tips that will absolutely help you get your shit in order and really focus on tasks that will get your wedding planned and not just looking at ‘pretty things’ that you probably won’t use in your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 12, 2017
246- Keeping The Peace- Bridechilla Style
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Mixing new family relationships, party planning and a bunch of cash isn’t always the easiest formula to success. You’ve got a lot of opinions and occasionally some pretty cray power plays at work…add that to different ways of communicating, (yelling, sarcasm, bossiness) and planning a wedding can turn out to be a somewhat challenging task. Today I am joined by my Mother-in-law, Veronika to talk about building new family relationships and answer some of your family-related wedding planning questions! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 09, 2017
245- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Today, Bridechilla Kate updates us on her pre-election engagement party…were there dramas? Bridechilla Meg is the definition of cool… they’ve locked in all of the details without a hitch but her one big problem is her worrying MIL. How can she tell her to CALM DOWN without being rude and abrasive? I invite my MIL Veronika on (who also loves a worry!) to help answer that wonderful question. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 05, 2017
244- Confessions of a Wedding DJ- BRIDECHILLA BEST OF
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So many couples just whack together a playlist and hope for the best. This episode we crack the case of creating the ideal wedding music for your big day! The job of a wedding DJs has evolved and today’s podcast guest, Tony Winyard has been Dj-ing for over twenty years! He’s worked at over two thousand weddings and has an enduring passion for helping to make weddings both memorable and fun with the entertainment that he provides. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 01, 2017
243- Ditch the Traditions- BEST OF BRIDECHILLA
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In this Best of Bridechilla episode, Aleisha looks at some of the wedding traditions that can consider ditching (or changing) to suit your needs. Historically the world of weddings is choc a block with old timey superstitious from yesteryear. When we delve deeper into their beginnings, it’s puzzling to see why we have clung on to them for so long…today’s show features some suggestion from Aleisha about wedding traditions that you can ditch or make your own! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 28, 2016
242- Overcoming Wedding Stress with Dr Lindsay Bira- BEST OF
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In today’s BEST OF BRIDECHILLA episode I welcome Dr Lindsay Bira, a clinical health psychologist who is here to help us with the tools to put into place to prevent stress or at least lessen the burden especially when it comes to wedding planning. Being stressed doesn’t mean you aren’t happy, or not coping…everyone manages (and recognises) stress in different ways, so in today’s show, Dr Lindsay gives us some very practical ways to alter our communication, be more mindful and hopefully by the end of the show you will be on your way to being more aware of your stress triggers and how to settle the anxiety and communicate with friends and family more productively. Dr Lindsay Bira is a clinical health psychologist functioning as a therapist, consultant and speaker in San Antonio, TX. In these episodes we hope to reduce stigma related to mental illness and mental health treatments. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 26, 2016
241- Bridechilla wedding Q&A
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Bridechilla Amy from Calgary and her fiancé have been together for 5 years. Amy proposed to her boyfriend 6 months ago but now she's asking for our advice about how to motivate her fiancé to be interested and involved in the actual planning. Bridechilla Tatiana is dealing with grumpy vendors who have email response tude. How does she get them to up their game? Should she call them on it or just move on? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 22, 2016
240- Get Creative With Experiential Weddings
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Bridechillas continue to push the envelope with unique and experiential wedding details. Couples are wanting their guests to be more involved so they are picking non-traditional venues and asking friends to help decorate, add personal touches like providing their favorite cakes, soundtracks and loosening up on traditions that aren’t meaningful to them. Guest Kim Sayatovic from Belladeux Event Design shares how you can add extra experiences and personality to your day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 19, 2016
239- Bridechilla Q&A- De-stress before the big day
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Bridechilla Katie has decided not to have bridesmaids at their wedding but wants to include all of her close girlfriends in fun activities without the pressure of actually dressing up and being in a formal role. How does she ask and explain without offending her friends that did have bridesmaids? Kirsty is getting married this week! She’s keen to know how to calm her nerves and feel in control and ready to enjoy all of her guests and celebrations! Happy wedding Bridechilla Kirsty! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 15, 2016
238- A Wedding for 400 people for $15,000- Bridechilla Claire
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Bridechilla Claire is the epitome of Bridechilla… she’s planning a wedding for 400 people in 4 months on $15,000. Yep! How is she doing it? Claire generously shares her amazing tips (that you can steal) on prioritizing with your planning, budget and time. She is a flexible, creative and resourceful #Bridechilla who knows what she wants! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 11, 2016
237- Bridechilla Wedding Planning QA (with Rich)
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You have many wedding planning questions and we...yes, he's back, have the answers. Rich is co-hosting the show, (whilst cooking dinner). Bridechilla Anna form Manchester is feeling anxious about being the center of attention, especially walking down the aisle- how does she combat those feelings and enjoy the day? We share a hilarious voice message from Bridechilla Kate who was concerned about her engagement part falling so close to the election. Can you ask people to stop talking about politics!? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2016
236- Wedding truths with Bridechilla Graduate Erica
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There is nothing more satisfying than hearing from Bridechilla and Groomchilla graduates after they have celebrated their wedding day. In this episode, Bridechilla Graduate Erica, who is also a wedding planner managing her company Folie à Deux Events, so it is especially helpful hearing her perspective as a bride in the know and how she handled the pressure of potentially having ‘too much info’ and separating her professional knowledge and personal wants and needs when it comes to wedding planning. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2016
235- Wedding Planner dramas with Bridechilla Kaitlyn
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As a level-headed, take no bullshit, Bridechilla Kaitlyn quickly figured out that the wedding planner that she and her fiancé hired wasn’t pulling her weight and was subcontracting the work instead of handling the job herself. She shares some practical advice about how to decide if people are legit and stay calm when things go slightly off course. I know you will enjoy this show and find value in her advice and experiences! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2016
234- We only wear Pink on Wednesdays- Wedding Forums
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Wedding forums- they're either great or can feel like a scene, straight out of Mean Girls. In this episode I share my observations of these communities but also encourages again involved in online communities that suit you finding friends all over the world are organizing their weddings, being able to share your highs and lows can be really supportive, it's just finding the right people. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2016
233- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A...from the car
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Last week’s Q&A episode was recorded on a plane…this week? My studio is in a hire car in a Starbucks carpark while Rich is on a site visit (he is an Architect). No matter where I record the show, my focus is always on helping you my Bridechilla and Groomchilla friends! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2016
232- Unplugged Weddings & Choreography
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Today's guest, Holly Smith, who returns to the Bridechilla Podcast, to share her wisdom about preparing for your wedding ceremony, which surpassingly is something that many couples neglect. Holly drops one info bomb after another, giving you a bunch of things to add to your guest list to ensure that you are super prepared and that no matter where you are getting married and who is marrying you, you know what is going to happen when. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 08, 2016
231- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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You will find Rich and I hosting today’s Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A in our ‘studio in the skies’ aka on a plane. Be warned, we are hungry, the sound is a little airplane (y) but we do bring the good chats and answer a couple of very fabulous questions from Bridechillas, Elyse and Catalina. It’s great to have Rich back on the show…(he’s my husband for anyone who is wondering who this bloke is!) and as always, we love hearing from you and answering your wedding planning (and life) questions. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2016
230- Where will they stay-Hotel Room blocking and Travel deals
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Your to-do list is no doubt super long and let’s face it, sampling wedding cakes is far more fun than researching, negotiating and securing a block of hotel rooms for your out-of-town guests. Unless you’re Melanie Marconi, today's fabulous guest from wherewilltheystay.com. Melanie shares helpful advice about securing the best deal, negotiating and how to ensure that you don’t get tied about in a contract for rooms that you no longer need. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2016
229- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A
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In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I am happily joined by the fabulous Bridechilla graduate Erica who is also a wedding planner and general all-around cool chick to answer your wedding planning questions. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2016
228-Think like a Bridechilla Entrepreneur with Danielle Tate
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For one of the biggest financial transactions in our lives, a lot of us don’t treat our wedding in a very business(y) way. We work hard for our money and hopefully find value and are mindful of the things that we invest in and spend our money on. I bring you an interview with an entrepreneur and author Danielle Tate. Danielle shares insights into shifting your perspective when it comes to planning your wedding by taking a business mindset and using it in tasks to make wedding planning easier. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2016
227- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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What would a bridesmaid have to do to you to ditch them from your wedding? On today's Bridechilla Podcast, I share two stories from fellow Bridechillas who have been through some dramas with their bridesmaids and have decided to call it quits. As I explain in this episode, it's a big decision that will no doubt affect your friendship for years to come, so it's very important to be mindful of the consequences of such a move. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2016
226- Should You Change Your Name?- The Feminist bride
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In this Episode of Bridechilla Katrina from thefeministbride.com and I talk about the reasons women cite for taking their spouse’s surname: some like the tradition of it, and others find it romantic. In some cases, it’s more important to their husbands, and some feel it will be more convenient once they have children. Some women even argue, counterintuitively, that taking their husband’s name is a feminist choice. I know that this episode will empower you to make the choice that is right for you. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2016
225- Wedding Planning Q&A
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Bridechilla Doriean is getting hitched in but a few weeks and would like some last-minute advice about adding an interactive component to help friends and family who may not be able to make the big day. She also shares some insight into the tradition of jumping over the broom (the act symbolizes a new beginning and a sweeping away of the past, and can also signify the joining of two families)…something she wanted to research after hearing episode 169 with The Feminist Bride. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 27, 2016
224- The Wedding Virus
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The Wedding Virus is a term that describes how all things love and marriage seems to spread like a virus across groups of friends and women regardless of location or status. Today on the Bridechilla Podcast I share a delightful half-hour with fellow author and Aussie, Natalie Shell, who wrote a candid, fun and optimistic book that offers an insightful look into topics of love, engagement, weddings, sex and other scribbles about being a woman. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 24, 2016
223- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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So much to love about Bridechilla Wedding planning Q&A, where I throw open the virtual bridesmaid advice-giving doors and help you with your wedding planning questions! Bridechilla Jeni is being challenged by how to pick bridesmaids when you don’t necessarily have a lot of close lady friends and don’t want a big fuss made about you. How do you explain that to people? Bridechilla Suze isn’t really into all of the ‘weddingy stuff chair covers and silly wooden decorative hearts’…the cliched stuff. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 20, 2016
222- Avoiding Wedding Loans and Debt
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On the show, I welcome back a favorite guest of mine, the lovely Jessica from thebudgetsavvybride.com, to talk all about budgeting and the reality of going into debt to create your ‘dream’ wedding day. Dealing with a budget, and creating a budget in the first place, can be more stressful than most grown-up things. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 17, 2016
221- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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As your virtual Bridesmaid, I am here to solve problems and answer your wedding planning questions like the one that Bridechilla Tiffany sent. She lives in Dallas but is getting hitched in Detroit in December. She asks about candles, can she go budget-savvy or does she need to buy the expensive fancy candles? She would also love some advice from the Bridechilla community about seasonal weddings? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 13, 2016
220- 9 Last minute Wedding Planning To Dos
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The weeks leading up to your wedding will be exciting, that I can guarantee. The one thing you don’t want them to be is stressful, so today on the Bridechilla Podcast, I have gathered 10 tasks that you should add to your to-do list, to make sure pre-wedding prep goes smoothly and you glide through the weeks approaching your wedding, instead of feeling any panic/insanity. From wedding day underwear to hair removal to preparing an in case of emergency kit, I know you will find value in today’s show! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 10, 2016
219- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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It's wedding questions aplenty on the Bridechilla Podcast, Q&A Thursday episode. Where I answer your wedding planning questions and share some of your fantastic words of wisdom, wedding hacks and personal experiences to make your wedding planning fun, smooth and super chill! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 06, 2016
218- New Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations
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In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I get us all jealous of sunshine and sand as I talk about weddings and honeymoons in tropical destinations with Megan and Rebecca from desitnationweddings.com. How getting hitched somewhere gorgeous and sometimes remote is the thing to do (and it will save you a bunch of cash)… personalization with packages is super easy and I was surprised that Destination Weddings are still family-friendly with 88% of the weddings booked via destinationweddings.com include children. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 03, 2016
217- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Bridechilla Trisha is having problems with her in-laws with the news that they are choosing to move their wedding closer… Like a year earlier something that her mother-in-law particularly is struggling with. Bridechilla Haley is seeking some advice about inviting a cousin who she doesn't particularly like to the wedding. The conundrum that she faces is that her cousin was not going to be in town at the time but has suddenly become available and her aunt is trying to give them into inviting the cousin. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 29, 2016
216- Forum Bullies, Compromise & Bridechilla Wisdom
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Bridechilla Grace is a true Bridechilla Graduate and today she co-hosts the show to share her wisdom and experience from her recent wedding. As a very savvy and organized Bridechilla, Grace shares some amazing (and very practical) anecdotes about saving money and getting great deals on her wedding day. She ‘makes a case’ for hiring a day-of wedding coordinator, who ‘swooped in and added a bunch of little details that we didn’t think of’. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 26, 2016
215- Bridechilla Wedding Planning
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Aussie Bridechilla Sara has a dilemma of sorts with her dream wedding venue (with its beautiful tree) only being available in the afternoon, which leaves her guests possibly hanging around for three hours before the wedding reception. Should they pay for some activity or move the ceremony? What other solutions are there? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 22, 2016
214- Wedding Alchemist- Rachelle Lopez
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As a wedding planner, Bridechilla Podcast guest, Rachelle Lopez understands how time-consuming and overwhelming wedding planning can be and as a busy professional woman, you don't always have the time to call, interview, and book every appointment. She understands that marriage is more than saying "I do;" it includes the morning, day, month, and years following your wedding and how you approach your marriage will help you not only be successful in it but also help you stay true to yourself as a woman. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 19, 2016
213- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A
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This episode of the Bridechilla Podcast covers everything from wedding reception seating plans to what to do if your Mother has purchased you a dress and you don’t like it! Can you return it without hurting her feelings? Bridechilla Kelly shares some great insights into why it is great (if you can) to invest in videography (and I have some other suggestions if it is out of reach for your wedding budget). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 15, 2016
212- Bridechilla Summer series- 10 Things Wedding Planners Wish Couples Knew
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I sometimes we think we can do everything. We go into superwoman (and man) mode where it feels easier to do a task ourselves rather than allocate it to someone else. I am joined by planner and professional superwoman Sandy Hammer from allseated.com. She shares LOTS of wisdom about hiring a planner (whether it be a full-time wedding planner or day of planner) and how you can balance your wedding planning to be time and cost-efficient. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 12, 2016
211- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday
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In this Q&A Thursday episode, Bridechilla DeAnna is getting hitched in 3 weeks. They’ve met with officiant but DeAnna is concerned about the announcement of Mr. and Mrs. after the wedding…a really interesting question about our identity and how we feel about being a Mrs! Bridechilla Eadaoin is also getting married this month and left a fantastic voice message about her planning and how she has painted her chill thought most of the wedding planning adventures (even when faced with a dress drama). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 08, 2016
BEST OF: 210- A Practical Wedding with Meg Keene
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Meg Keene is the founder of the fabulous website A Practical Wedding. She ‘turned a love of glitter and feminism’ into one of the fastest-growing wedding brands in the world. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 05, 2016
209- Bridechilla Q&A- Make up!
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Today I’m joined by my friend, TV hair and makeup artists and Alicia Poxrucker who answers an email from Bridechilla Helen, who asks for advice about doing her own her and makeup. Also, Bridechilla Bonita had an eye injury from false eyelashes…yep, she had to take herself off to hospital after an allergic reaction three days before her wedding! Funny story but a good word of warning for having any beauty treatments or trying new things too close to your big day! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 31, 2016
208- Bridechilla Summer series- Weddings under 5K
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It’s the Bridechilla summer series, where I share with you some of my favorite episodes of the show. In today’s episode, I throw some fast ideas at you to save coin…inspired by a listener question asking me to talk about wedding planning ideas for budgets under $5k. The big thing is to remember that money doesn’t maketh your wedding day and spending money you don’t have is bad voodoo! I’m so excited to share this episode with you and welcome some wonderful newly engaged listeners! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 29, 2016
207- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A Thursday
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Bridechilla Lisa shares some wonderful feedback about her bridal party and some amazing suggestions about meaningful gifts for her bridal party…avoiding stuff that doesn’t have meaning and won’t be used again. She also shares an amazing mantra… ’My wedding is not going to be in a magazine!’ AMEN. It’s not about the public broadcast, the Pinterest-ability of your day, it is about YOU and your guests having the most amazing time! LOVE theses suggestions…this is why you are ALL so great. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 25, 2016
206 - Holden Bespoke- Nice is boring
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Today's guest Laura Holden, is a Bridechilla and also a wedding planner and stylist with her company Holden Bespoke. We talk feminism and weddings, big, bold colour choices when it comes to flowers and dresses and how the word ‘nice’ should be banned. SNORE! We also look at wedding planning from Laura’s perspective, how she goes from someone who deals with other people’s weddings and their ideas every day and shifts her mindset to plan her own wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 22, 2016
205- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A
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Today more wedding hacks, problems solved and fun on the Bridechilla Podcast Q&A Thursday! Lulu is looking for suggestions on jazzing up their honeymoon…how to make it feel special and not just like ‘a holiday’. Bridechilla Rachel is wondering how to approach some acquaintances about possibly getting hitched in their backyard. Can you just ask? Do you need to offer them cash? Is it rude? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 18, 2016
204- Bridechilla Graduate Kate
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You may have heard today’s guest recently on the Bridechilla Podcast, speaking about her experiences with a substandard seamstress, who left her with a dodgy slip and a bag of disappointment in the lead up to her wedding…but like a true Bridechilla and Aussie, Kate soldiered on and with the help of a clever girlfriend in the wedding dress business got her dress fixed and moved on to a happier thing. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 15, 2016
203- Bridechilla wedding planning Q&A Thursday
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A great response from a Groomchilla Kyle’s after his fiancé Misty left me a voice message a few weeks ago. In the message Misty had admitted that she felt that Kyle is potentially taking over all of their wedding plans. I think you will enjoy Kyle's message. Bridechilla Mindy is dealing with a very frustrating cousin who has invited herself to the wedding in a very passive-aggressive way. The question we posed today is new and invite someone that is invited themselves and how do you do it? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 11, 2016
201- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday
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Bridechilla Nell is having a very frustrating experience with their best man. They have been planning the destination wedding for over two years and with but weeks to go before the wedding that this man has still not purchased his flight. Nell has come to terms with the fact that he is probably not going to attend the wedding but is concerned and frustrated with the fact that he has not discussed this with the groom and worries about the future of their friendship. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 04, 2016
200 - Borrow Don't Buy attire and decor for your wedding
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It’s the 200th episode of The Bridechilla Podcast and today’s episode is not only full of information about the benefits of borrowing instead of buying, Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 01, 2016
199- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A
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Bridechilla friends Hannah and Izzy left me a wonderful voice message, with two very interesting questions. The first from Izzy is all about picky eaters. Some very outspoken members of her family have declared that they will bring sandwiches instead of eating the ‘weird food’ that they are planning to serve at the wedding reception. I lose my mind over this question! They are such fun! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 28, 2016
198- Couples therapy with Dr Lindsay Bira
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Many Bridechillas and Groomchillas probably haven’t considered attending couples counselling or therapy to their list of things to do prior to their marriage. In today’s Bridechilla Podcast, I speak with clinical health Psychologist Dr Lindsay Bira about the benefits or pre-marital counselling, planning together and setting goals, to ensure a healthy, positively open and communicative relationship. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 25, 2016
197- Bridechilla Thursday Q&A
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Lots of wedding planning goodness in today’s episode of the Bridechilla Podcast. Bridechilla E is conflicted about her pre-wedding party. Her mother and sister have generously offered to host a party for their extended family prior to their wedding next year, as their wedding will be an intimate affair. What do they call this party? Should it have a wedding feel and will the guests feel bad that they aren’t being invited to the ‘real wedding’. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 21, 2016
196- Something New - Tales from a Makeshift Bride
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Today’s fabulous Bridechilla guest, illustrator Lucy Knisley. Lucy’s new book, Something New- Tales from a Makeshift Bride is about suddenly finding yourself completely ecstatic while also being completely at sea. Traversing the foreign world of wedding planning, Lucy and John faced family drama, gender stereotypes, and giant fluffy dresses on the way down the aisle. Lucy is a fabulous guest and I can’t wait to share her story with you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 18, 2016
195- Bridechilla #FridayQuickie
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Some wonderful feedback from the Bridechilla community on yesterday’s episode with my cousin Belinda and her wedding planning adventures. Sarah was particularly fabulous with her response to the seating plan conundrums…should Belinda and Luke go rogue and not have a plan at all, or would that create chaos? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 15, 2016
194- Bridechilla Belinda- Choosing a Theme
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Part 2 of my interview with Bridechilla Belinda (who just happens to be my cousin). She and her fiancé Luke are planning their upcoming destination wedding in Hawaii. Belinda is an Australian and Luke is from the United States and in today's podcast we talk about hiring a wedding planner and whether or not it is cool to go rogue and ditch the seating plan. We also talk about choosing a theme, something Belinda wasn’t that fussed with and ditching traditions that are not meaningful to you. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 14, 2016
193- Bridechilla Belinda: Casual Wedding Planning (Part 1)
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A much-requested topic and theme of the wedding podcast have been featuring real brides and grooms talking about their wedding planning. I interview my cousin Belinda and her fiancé Luke, who are planning their upcoming destination wedding in Hawaii. Belinda is an Australian and Luke is from the United States, so I think this episode brings an interesting perspective of mixing cultural traditions and interpreting new traditions when it comes to combining their wants and needs for the wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 11, 2016
192- Bridechilla Podcast- #FridayQuickie
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Today on the #FridayQuickie, Bridechilla Bobbi asks for some advice about parental financial contributions, when you want to pay for your wedding yourself and today is a big one for us as we’re giving you a sneak peek of Significant Other, our new relationship podcast! Huzzah! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 08, 2016
191- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday
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Brittany asks about wedding shows and booking things in advance, especially when the wedding is still a little while away. Misty has a potential Groomzilla on her hands, with her partner working in the events management area, she is worried that he isn’t taking her opinion into consideration when it comes to their wedding planning and Dorotea is being very eco-friendly and is looking for biodegradable confetti to throw at her venue! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 07, 2016
190- Top 10 Pinterest Wedding Trends (2016)
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Pinterest is one of the biggest influencers in the world of weddings. With over 100 million active users, the website has become bridechilla and Groomchillas go-to place for ideas to make their wedding aesthetically gorgeous, provide DIY inspiration and tutorials and help share creative ideas to make your day shine. Now, in honor of the 1-year anniversary of marriage equality in the USA, Pinterest has released a list of the most popular wedding ideas for this year. In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I share the list and some of my personal tips to prevent the need for a pintervention during your wedding planning journey and to inspire you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 04, 2016
189- Bridechilla #FridayQuickie
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I hereby sub-categorized this show today as the art of successful grievances… How to complain nicely and be heard. Successful complaints e.g. a company or individual he is what you have to say and doesn't necessarily get angry but takes your opinion and makes no of what they could improve, can sometimes be one that is hard to master but on today show I give you a couple of tips to keep your call and hopefully have a positive resolve when it comes to dealing with vendors that may not be pulling their weight or doing what you would have hoped in the relationship. I shared very fabulous voice messages from Bridechillas Hannah and Erin. Both Hannah and Erin have really got this shit together when it comes to their wedding planning and taking control of what is important to them and how to communicate that. Hannah used Dr. Lindsay Bira’s advice from episode 160 to chat with her Mum about why she isn’t participating in her wedding planning as much as she'd hoped. Bridechilla Erin shares some pretty fabulous details that she and her partner Aaron have included in the upcoming wedding to highlight and reflect upon her parents who won't be there to celebrate and support her family in finding wonderful ways to unite and show how much they mean to each other. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 01, 2016
188- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A
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Recording the #bridechillapodcast Q&A Thursday from the road this week after some air traffic control strike action left us ‘stranded’ in the South of France…yeah, I know absolutely terrible! Today Bridechilla Olivia leaves some wonderful tips about acknowledging loved ones who have passed away and also how she and her partner really enjoyed the pre-marital counseling held by their local church. Talia also has a conundrum about choosing her maid of honor after drunk promising the role to her friend years ago! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 29, 2016
187- Claire's Getting Hitched
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Today on the Bridechilla wedding podcast, Claire from bridalmusings.com and I cover a lot of ground. We start the show in our underwear… I am serious. As Claire puts it, it's only our second date but already we have our kit off! We were lucky enough to be treated to a facial at the prestigious Brown's Hotel in London where we both experienced and relaxation for the first time in a long time. As a bridechilla and editor of one of the most successful wedding blogs, Claire has some wonderful insights into planning her own wedding and observations about the industry, expectations and some funny stories that will guarantee giggles and nods of approval. We move to a lively London pub for the second half of the interview (apologies if the table near us gets a little rowdy) where we continue our chat. I adore Claire and her wonderful Irish optimism! She is a podcast favorite and I can't wait to have her on the show again to talk all about her wedding! I would love to hear your feedback on some of the topics that we have discussed in the show today and remember if you have a question or comment please leave a voice message. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 27, 2016
186- #GroomchillaFriday
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Being a podcaster, I like to carry my microphone with me to record interviews at all available opportunities…many times at work! Today on this special #GroomchillaFriday, I interview two Groomchillas about their upcoming weddings, both of which are overseas! Stephen is marrying Cilla tomorrow in Ireland and has been planning at his desk, fretting over seating plans and last-minute details. I also feature the lovely Will (where you will hear me interviewing him in a supermarket…of course) talking about his wedding to Joe in Canada…neither of them have been to Canada but they think it looks like ‘ a nice place’. Groomchilla week is a week where we celebrate all things, Groom! Hope you’ve enjoyed it! I would love to hear from more Grooms, so please leave me a VM! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 24, 2016
185- Dapper Groomchillas with menguin.com
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There always seems to be a lot of talk about the wedding dress, the style, the shape the cut, the color. How it may look in certain situations… There is a lot of attention given to fittings and making sure that the address or bridal attire is just right. The groom's attire, however, for many couples can be an afterthought and offering the search for the suit is given the attention and care that perhaps it needs. Today on the show I welcome an expert in the field of men's wedding attire Nathan from Menguin.com. We talk all about how to find a suit that will compliment any figure and style of wedding. Nathan has some wonderful suggestions about finding this soon that will feed all of your groomsmen in any weather situation. He also gives some wonderful tips about what to look for the quality suit, especially if you are investing in a suit that hopefully will last you for many years to come. Nathan's business Menguin.com has partnered with the Bridechilla Podcast and is a wonderful alternative to shelling out thousands of dollars for a tailored suit. They have literally thousands of options and will guarantee wonderful fees and superior service, ensuring that your Grimshaw looks super suave without possibly buying a suit that you'll only ever wear once. I know you'll enjoy this show Nathan is a fantastic guest with lots of valuable information for your man. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 23, 2016
184- Groomchilla Week...with Rich!
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It’s the first official episode of the Bridechilla Podcast (new name, same show) and what better way to launch the new brand is with celebrating Groomchilla Week on the show! A week where we celebrate all things Groom and today I am joined by Rich my Groom (former) and now husband to talk about how to get a less responsive Groom engaged in planning activities and the bullshit behind the idea that ladies should be the only ones interested in planning a wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 20, 2016
183- #FridayQuickie- so long Save The Date
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It’s my last show…as Save the Date, with Monday heralding a new era of the podcast with the launch of the Bridechilla Podcast! WOOT. On today’s #fridayquickie…Trisha and her fiancé have changed her wedding date (bringing it forward) and the family is going mental. Her mother in law is making a bunch of excuses about why they shouldn’t get hitched early. Anne and her #groomchilla has found the perfect venue but her parent thinks they are putting the wedding before their marriage and are spending too much money…drama ensued. What should they do? Anne is disenchanted with the wedding process. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 17, 2016
182- Wedding Planning Q&A- #Bridechilla Suggestions
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Today is one of those episodes of the wedding podcast, that I really super duper enjoyed recording… I mean I always enjoy recording these shows but today, in particular, the #bridechilla voicemails are particularly awesome. #Bridechilla Alex and her fiancé are getting hitched on a cruise ship but are concerned potentially some of the elder relatives and guests may not ‘make it’ to the big day. Although this may sound Debbie Downer, and I have to admit that it did make me giggle and I did make some fairly bad taste jokes in this episode, I do appreciate that we have no control over who was around or not to attend a wedding especially when you are in the situation of having to travel on a big boat and plan ahead. #Bridechilla Mel is super organized and gives some pretty amazing suggestions that I have never used on the show before so she gets 10 gold stars. She also has a question about her sometimes domineering mum and how to pave the way for her in-laws to have more connection participation with the wedding planning process. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 16, 2016
181 - 18 Wedding Planning Truths.
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I've been working on my new book… which is all being a bridechilla (of course) and I started to create a list of wedding planning truths, things that will just happen when you are wedding planning and basically the sooner we accept them the sooner we can get over them and move on. As soon as I finish the list I realized this would be a great podcast topic. In this episode, I cover everything from… the gargantuan amount of wedding dresses on offer that all seem to look the same, why I believe wedding magazines are on the way out, how to avoid getting sucked into creating an over the top themed, extravaganza wedding and your inevitable move into becoming a bridechilla politician, one of the many hats that you will wear over your wedding planning time. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 13, 2016
180- #FridayQuickie -Wedding Planning Q&A!
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#Fridayquickie- Sarah isn’t into the idea of opening gifts in front of guests. Is it kosher to avoid having to do this? Yesenia shares some pretty fantastic details about her upcoming wedding…she and her partner have gone all out in following their desires to create a 1920s Frida Kahlo inspired event…which sounds AMAZE! She is using Etsy to find unique items that match their theme. I also share some more fabulous feedback from you about my recent request for your opinion on how I can move the podcast into more of a viable business model without my lovely listeners being impacted too heavily. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 10, 2016
179- Wedding Q&A- Even professionals get stressed!
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#Bridechilla Danielle who is also an event planner leaves a frustrated voice message about family and friends pressuring them to make decisions quickly when it comes to wedding planning. I have a theory about ‘old people’ and they need to organize and schedule things ahead of time… They are the original FOMO crew. Chris's fiancé is really into the idea of making their wedding super original and is very anti-using any ideas that they have seen at other weddings… Including candy that was featured at a wedding, they attended in 2011. No jokes. She has a question about wedding favors… She isn't a fan herself and her fiancé is really into them, should she just let him go to keep him happy or is this something she should pursue and risk a drama. Yesenia and her fiancé are planning to get hitched next May, they are hoping to do a small destination wedding with close family and friends and then celebrate with their larger group when they return. Yesenia is really chill and I think we should all absorb some of her laid-back attitudes when it comes to making wedding planning decisions. I'm looking forward to hearing where they decide to go for the destination wedding and I'm so glad that she isn't stressed and was taking everything in her stride. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 09, 2016
178- Collaboration & Relinquishing control with Louise from BLOVED
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Working with people, vendors, family, suppliers…your partner (!) is a vital part of planning a wedding. In order to get things done, you need to find a balance, be clear at communicating and finding a way to reach a happy medium with decisions. Today I share the show with the lovely Louise Beukes, who is the founder and Editor in Chief of http://blovedblog.com, a gorgeous hub for weddings, interiors, fashion, travel, family, and beauty. Today Louise shares helpful advice about how to reach a level of trust and let go…leaving your ‘wedding people’ and helpers to be creative and do their thing! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 06, 2016
177- #FridayQuickie -Wedding Planning Podcast
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Hola #Bridchillas and #Groomchillas, it’s #fridayQuickie time on the #1 wedding planning podcast! Voice mails today include Ashleigh from Nebraska…she loved the episodes with Dr. Lindsay Bira about wedding anxiety and stress, #Bridechilla Brittany from West Virginia sends an update about her photography dramas and Sasha from Anchorage Alaska is really looking forward to our new podcast! WOOT! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 03, 2016
176- Wedding Q&A- Challenges and Strength
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I constantly admire the strength and openness of the wedding podcast community and today it's wonderful to hear from two listeners, both from Texas who share their thoughts on their wedding planning processes and the highs and lows that surround the journey. Erica is a big fan of A Practical Wedding and she shares some of her thoughts on the pre-engagement pressures and also some wonderful ideas about what you've bought wedding planning would be about and what it actually is… Looking at what is important to you as a couple not just what wedding magazines suggest you should care about. #Bridechilla Sarah has received some hard health news and is struggling to connect with the happiness that she thinks she should be feeling surrounding her wedding vs the conflicting feelings that she is going through with the health news. I'm so grateful that she shared this voice message with us as I know we don't all share the sort of topics and I think that her openness and strength are admirable. Lastly, I make a little bit of an announcement about the future of the podcast… Something we've been working on for quite some time and I'm delighted to be able to finally share it with you. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 02, 2016
175- Engaged and Ready with Natasha Johnson
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Today’s guest is a former BBC reporter and newsreader, Natasha Johnson. She’s a world adventurer, blogger and has celebrated her eighth year as a wedding celebrant… with over four hundred weddings and a few celebrity nuptials under her belt, Natasha and I cover a lot of ground on today’s wedding podcast, from traditions to swearing, little details that you can add that goes a long way, to who to declare your love in words without feeling awks! Natasha’s blog is for; ‘realists, feminists, pragmatists, optimists, lovers, mothers, newly-weds-to-be, the married, the unmarried and people in love with life, who want to grab it all with both hands’ and I know that you will love her energy, passion, and enthusiasm on today’s show! Love this gal! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 30, 2016
174 - #FridayQuickie
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Today #Bridechilla Alecia shares the highs and lows of their wedding planning, from cancelling their big wedding that was due to be held across the country, to then planning a smaller wedding coming up with lots of problems with the family so they decided to shift the whole wedding planning back to their home town and start again. I love her attitude and resolved to finally do what they wanted to do and by doing so they feel less stressed, they've removed the white noise that has surrounded their wedding planning and they are actually enjoying the process which I think is the best result possible. I am also happy to share a voicemail from #bridechilla Wendi, who has had a small crisis of conscience but also I think knows exactly the decision she needs to make. Thanks so much for listening and I hope you're enjoying the show! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 27, 2016
173- Wedding Q&A...with Rich
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Muchos silliness on today’s show, as I am joined by my husband and future podcast co-host, Richard. We played ‘pot luck’ voice mail today, randomly selecting who’s questions we were going to answer and damn, didn’t we come out golden!? We share voice messages from Melanie…who is about to be engaged, Anne who just got engaged and called to tell us all about it (!!!!), Gemma from Perth, Australia is my spirit #bridechilla and her fiancé think we are way to alike and Erica has a question about whether or not she and her partner should tell their extended family that they already had a quickie low key wedding (for mortgage reasons) but are still having the ‘big’ wedding later in the year. Lot’s fun and Rich and Leish silliness (be warned)! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 26, 2016
Bridechilla Best of: 172- The Guest List & RSVPs
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Today I revisit some moments from an earlier episode, with a new twist…the guest list and RSVPs. When you’re planning a wedding, creating a guest list, who to send those magic wedding invitations to, should be discussed early and discussed often. Like my very dear, close personal friend Heidi Klum says 'You are either in, or you're out'. Today obligation wedding guests (and how to ditch them). I give easy, clear cut solutions to prevent family wars, relationship breakdowns and how to adhere to basic manners and etiquette without inviting the whole neighborhood to your wedding day. As with your budget, with the guest list and numbers you’re going to need to set clear goals and guidelines. What is your absolute maximum number of guests? Do you first work out your guest list and then your wedding budget or do you find a venue, work out the pricing and then the guest list? Should you invite friends from work? Your cousin has a new girlfriend, does she have to come? Parents paying? How much say do they get? Take a breath. Relax and listen to this episode to regain control of the list and invite who YOU want to invite. I enjoyed listening to some of my earlier advice and updating a few points along the way and know you will too!Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 23, 2016
171 - #FridayQuickie
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Maria and her fiancé Jefferson are struggling with the choice of videography for their wedding…should they hire a videographer? Are their alternatives? Liz, from Toronto, left me a great message, power walking on her way to work, sharing her frustrations of guests ignoring the RSVP date…and with her wedding rapidly approaching wonders if it rude to prompt them to respond or not? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 20, 2016
170- Wedding Q&A- Engagement Party Etiquette
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Wedding Q&A Deirdre’s Mum is throwing her an engagement party and she’s very keen to invite everyone that she knows…but if that happens do they have to invite them to the main event? Noel – DJ in phoenix Arizona (http://www.proserrato.com) got in touch saying that he loves the show and uses the info that I give to connect with his #bridechillas and #groomchillas. Amanda gives an update on her Maidchilla choices and embracing compromises when it comes to choices surrounding their wedding planning with her fiancé Brad. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 19, 2016
169- The Feminist Bride
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Is living in sin really so bad? Why don’t men wear engagement rings? Is it acceptable for bachelorettes to hit up the strip clubs too? Why can’t the groom change his last name instead? And if no one is a virgin anymore, how come brides are all still wearing white? These are some of the marvelous questions explored by today’s guest, Katrina Majkut aka The Feminist Bride aims to inspire a new generation of newlyweds to confidently buck or modernize tradition and walk down the aisle as equals. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 16, 2016
168 #FridayQuickie
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What do you do if your best friend is disinterested or displaying some level of animosity towards your wedding? Should you approach them and challenge them? Support them and try and figure out what’s bugging them or flip out? Today on the #firdayquickie I take a look at both sides of this predicament for listener Heidi and also respond to a delightful voice mail from listener Alison, who left me a message on the morning before her wedding. What a legend! Have you got a voice mail that you would like to share for our brand new couple podcast (that is coming very soon?). Get on board and record it today! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 12, 2016
167- Wedding Q&A - RSVP Limbo Hell
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Some of you may have entered RSVP limbo, when you have made your list, checked it twice, posted them and are waiting patiently for their return…and you wait…and you wait…and for some, the replies never come because people are RUDE. Lauren wants to know if you can follow invitees up, give them a little poke when it comes to their RSVP? Also, Aileen from Dublin has been on her phallic free hens day and left a super fabulous message with all the details! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 12, 2016
162- Telling your Love Story –Love Notery
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There’s one aspect of a wedding that many couples neglect to share on their big day and that’s their love story…how you came to be, standing there in front of a bunch of people. There are hundreds if not thousands of memories and experiences that you created together…the highs and lows, the foundation of your love and relationship. There are so many ways to integrate these fabulous stories into your wedding day that are quirky and creative, subtle and fun. Today’s guest is Kristen Rocco, a journalist and PR specialist who ditched her corporate career to put her professional storytelling, writing and interviewing skills to work in order to help couples create an important piece of their family legacy…Lovenotery.com. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 09, 2016
165 #FridayQuickie
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On today’s FridayQuickie, Bridechilla Catherine wants to know, is buying a second-hand dress on the internet safe? How do you cover yourself for possible fraud or if the dress isn’t right, can you send it back? Also, she is hoping her parents may contribute to the wedding but so far they haven’t given any indication of how much they would like to put in the kitty. When and how can you ask if they are going to do so? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 06, 2016
164- Wedding Q&A: Dean's Episode
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Hearing Bridechilla and Groomchilla’s wedding day stories really excite me and sharing them on the show is a pleasure as I know it helps us all with creating realistic expectations and also thinking outside the box when it comes to potential problem solving and things that we hadn’t thought about. Super listener Groomchilla Dean and his Wife Hannah share some marvellous feedback about their big day, including plan B’s, uncontrollable forces…like the weather and embracing the zen of the day! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 05, 2016
163- Wedding Anxiety & Mental health with Dr Lindsay Bira
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If you are nervous or worried about being the center of attention or the focal point of your wedding day and feel stress, depression, and anxiety, then I know today’s episode will be super helpful. My returning guest is wonderful, Dr Lindsay Bira is a clinical health psychologist functioning as a therapist, consultant and speaker in San Antonio, TX. In these episodes, we hope to reduce stigma related to mental illness and mental health treatments. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 02, 2016
162 –#FridayQuickie
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Lot’s of wedding hacks and advice on today’s show. Looking after yourself with exercise and the right attitude towards your body. Getting DIY printing right and #Bridechilla and photographer Darcy leaves a voice mail about unplugged weddings and the guest list…the etiquette behind the A and B list. All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it! Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding Podcast Guide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha on Twitter Join the Save The Date Facebook Community
Apr 29, 2016
161 –Wedding Q&A – Embracing what we have
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Today, two fabulous listener voice mails, one of which from Ariadna carries on the themes of mental health and stress and how to embrace your circumstances and know that in time with support and help you will carry on and heal…also that it’s totally awesome to watch trash TV! #Bridechilla Shawna is FULL of amazing ideas, from searching for your wedding dress in the bridesmaid's section of stores and online to using the very handy site, www.thumbtack.com to find people to help you with your wedding planning tasks. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 28, 2016
160- Stress, Mindfulness & Communication with Dr Lindsay Bira.
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In today’s episode, I welcome Dr. Lindsay Bira, a clinical health psychologist who is here to help us with the tools to put into place to prevent stress or at least lessen the burden especially when it comes to wedding planning. Being stressed doesn’t mean you aren’t happy, or not coping…everyone manages (and recognizes) stress in different ways, so in today’s show, Dr. Lindsay gives us some very practical ways to alter our communication, be more mindful and hopefully by the end of the show you will be on your way to being more aware of your stress triggers and how to settle the anxiety and communicate with friends and family more productively. Dr. Lindsay Bira is a clinical health psychologist functioning as a therapist, consultant and speaker in San Antonio, TX. In these episodes, we hope to reduce stigma related to mental illness and mental health treatments. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 25, 2016
159 -#FridayQuickie –Can you be TOO chill?
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On today’s #FridayQuickie…I feature two #bridechillas who are taking the chill in #bridechilla to the next level…BUT in their chillness, they are worried that they are not worrying enough. I KNOW. I love that they have reached peak chill and I am so happy that I have helped them reach that point but damn girl you gotz to enjoy that chill. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 22, 2016
158- Wedding Q&A #Maidchilla Week
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Who organizes a bachelorette day? Do you need to prompt someone, allocate tasks? What if someone takes charge too much? If you were in a friend’s wedding, does that me they have to be in yours? I also feature a great response about gifts for and from your #Maidchillas. Why are we obsessed with buying more shit!? And I speak about The Brides Project, a wonderful charity that re-homes wedding dresses to raise money for cancer. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 21, 2016
157 -#Maidchilla Week – Bridesmaid for Hire
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#Maidchilla Week just simply couldn’t be without interviewing Jen Glantz…you may have heard about her, she’s a ‘Bridesmaid for Hire’… A Professional Bridesmaid who’ll be your:- ‘Personal assistant- On-call therapist- Social director- The ultimate peacekeeper’. Two years ago, Jen placed an advertisement on Craigslist, offering her services as a professional bridesmaid and after receiving an overwhelming response, she decided to turn it into a business. Jen says her number one goal is to make sure the bride and her wedding party are stress-free – and that their to-do list becomes her own personal responsibility. She’s currently working with over 25 brides who have weddings as far away as October 2016. She’s a great guest, who has a passion to help people and entrepreneurial spirit is energizing. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 18, 2016
156 #FridayQuickie
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On today’s #FridayQuickie…how do you tell a #maidchilla that you don’t want her to be a part of the wedding anymore? This is a super tricky area to cover but I think with the right tone and honesty you can get through it without ditching on your friendship! What is the tipping etiquette for weddings, who gets what? AND, how to communicate with a friend about you not liking their partner...not liking them so much, you don’t want them at your wedding! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 15, 2016
155- Your BEST Wedding Hacks - Part 2!
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Part 2 of your marvelous wedding shortcuts and hacks, inspired by a recent post on Instagram where I asked you to share your best wedding planning hacks and tips. There were so many fantastic suggestions I just had to devote another episode to your advice. Your ingenuity, money-saving ideas and open-mindedness was impressive! In part two of the series, I share some great tips about attending wedding fairs and shows, subscribing to newsletters for discounts, shopping sales, using cashback websites, parking, using Uber as wedding cars…the list goes on and on! Thirty + minutes of some jolly good hacks, timesavers and clever ideas that will help you save time, money and your sanity when it comes to planning your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 14, 2016
154- Your Best Wedding Hacks- Part 1
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Recently I asked you on Instagram for your best wedding planning hacks, tips, and shortcuts. I was amazed at your ingenuity, money-saving ideas and open-mindedness when it came to this request. In part one of the two-part series, I share with you some fabulous suggestions about using the shared economy…renting and hiring dresses and suits, using a ‘fake’ cake and re-purposing bridesmaid’s bouquets…some jolly good hacks, timesavers and clever ideas that will help you save time, money and sanity when it comes to planning your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 11, 2016
153- Wedding Q&A Week- Friday...with Rich!
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Welcome to Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more.
Apr 08, 2016
152- Wedding Q&A Week- Thursday
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Welcome to day four of Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 07, 2016
151-Wedding Q&A Week- Wednesday
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Welcome to day three of Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 06, 2016
150- Wedding Q&A Week- Tuesday
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Welcome to Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 05, 2016
149 Wedding Q&A Week- Monday
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Welcome to Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 04, 2016
148.5 #FridayQuickie
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It’s Friday. It’s quick…but not too quick. On the #fridayQuickie, I update you about #bridechilla Kate’s wedding dress alteration dramas…what happened? Did she find a dress? Is she walking down the aisle naked? Spoiler alert…No. Anne wants some advice about getting along with her in-laws and ‘Other Kate’ wants some advice about non-traditional wedding dresses! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Apr 01, 2016
148- Wedding Q&A- Last minute dress Dramas
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Some beauties this week from my #bridechillas…questions that challenged me (just how I like it). Kate is three weeks out from her wedding and a dressmaker has done a hatchet job on her gown…what to do?...firstly I get really mad on her behalf and then I hopefully provide some calm and useful suggestions about locating a dress in a hurry, including using social media to get help from local bridal salons and also connecting with dress re-sellers to help you hone in on a gown that is going to replace the other one in no time. I also have a voice message from a #bridechilla who poses three wonderful questions that I hope I provide some guidance for in her time of need. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 31, 2016
147- The IKEA Test
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Today on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, we take a slightly different tack to the ‘normal podcast’ and invite you on a little/big relationship journey with us, moving house and going to IKEA. Last weekend Rich and I hired a van and carted all of our belongings across town and up a LOT of stairs. Along the way we met (and accosted) a number of moving helpers, couples at IKEA (who I interviewed while they were eating meatballs!) and we recount the time I became obsessed with buying abandoned storage units. Does our marriage survive the move and the trip to flat-pack heaven? Spoiler alert, it does but there’s lots of relationship advice and fun along the way. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 28, 2016
#FridayQuickie- Good Friday QUickie!
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It's good friday and damn girl it is a good friday because it is #fridayquickie time! All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it! Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding Podcast Guide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha on Twitter Join the Save The Date Facebook Community
Mar 25, 2016
146- Wedding Q&A- Jealous friends
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On today’s Q&A Thursday…how do you incorporate your Stepdad and Dad in your wedding…finding a balance between their roles? Dealing with jealousy in your bridal party and friendship group and lovely response from #bridechilla Eadaoin who shares an update on her wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 24, 2016
145-Wed-Tech- Best wedding planning apps & Tech things
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Tina Hoang-To from wedding-spot.com, a fabulous all in one venue finder website, joins me today to share some of her favorite cool tech tools to help you plan your wedding. She’s ahead of the game with some excellent suggestions that I am excited to learn more about with you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 21, 2016
#144.5 #FridayQuickie
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You know what it is…it’s the #fridayquickie! More Wedding Q&A, including a fabulous voice message from wedding planner Danielle asking for people to bring their own booze and I announce the winner of this week's comp! Enjoy! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 18, 2016
144-Wedding Q&A- Should you consider amateur wedding photography?
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I love Thursdays because it’s Q&A time. A voice message follows up from a couple who was dealing with an invitation conundrum. A fabulous question about amateur wedding photography….what if photography isn’t that meaningful to you, can you ditch it? People RSVP-ing for kids at weddings that aren’t invited and I sing badly along to the Astro boy theme. Leave me a voice mail! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 17, 2016
143- Bridal Musings: Managing inspo overload
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What happens when you are an editor to one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world (over 3 million Pinterest followers!) and you are planning a wedding? Claire from http://bridalmusings.com/ is getting hitched and we have a fabulous chat on the show today about shaking off expectations, what makes something pretty and being happy. Claire is truly a #bridechilla and has written about thousands of weddings, trends, traditions and more…she’s ace! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 14, 2016
142.5 #FridayQuickie
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Today’s #FridayQuickie, I must admit, isn’t that quick! BUT it does include an interview with my lovely work friend about her mother in law and a great question from Lauren about a generous offer from a family member that isn’t quite working out the way they’d hoped it would be. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 11, 2016
142- Wedding Q&A- Overbearing MIL’s & letting go!
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Friends have invited you to their wedding the week after your wedding but you haven’t invited them…what do you do? Feuding families and a mother in law who can’t let it go…just some of the questions featured on today’s Save the Date Wedding Podcast! I’m also delighted to say that I have accepted that I need help…(I’m always telling YOU to get help, hiring wedding planners and such!) and I have welcomed my very first team member Jess on board to help me with my emails and organizing stuff. I feel as if a great weight has been lifted and I can focus on creating great shows for YOU! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 10, 2016
141- Confessions of an awful bridesmaid
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What I would call a helpful and super honest episode today, featuring confessions from a failed bridesmaid…me! I interview my bestie Nicole about not being a bridesmaid at her wedding… well being asked to be a bridesmaid and an MC and having to choose….long story! It’s an episode about perspective, hindsight and how friendships recover and thrive from their history. It’s a must listen to all who have friends and who are including their friends at their wedding…I’m guessing that is most of you! I love being able to share this story with you and have some giggles along the way! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 07, 2016
140.5 #FridayQuickie -Ashley's Episode
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#FridayQuickie…Today's episode is dedicated to awesome #bridechilla Ashley who left me an amazing voice mail! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 04, 2016
140- Wedding Q&A -selective inviting
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How do you only invite people to the ceremony and not the whole wedding shindig if it’s at the same location? Motivating parents to get their guest list together…or ditching their guest list altogether and Misty wants some advice on a photographer who has had some dodgy reviews online…keep or set free, all of these questions and more are answered in this episode which is co-hosted by Rich! HE LOVES HOSTING PODCASTS! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Mar 03, 2016
139- Advice for a Best Man, MOH and bridal party
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In this episode, I feature an interview with my best friend Daniel Burt. Dan was my best man at our wedding and he is a highly regarded and experienced comedian writer and performer. Today is all about your bridal party… in particular MOH’s and best men. What their responsibilities and roles and more importantly how do they interpret what you want from them? The interview is all about casting off the clichés and encouraging your bridal party to embrace who you are as a couple and the history of your friendships. Dan makes me laugh, I loved having him on the show and I think you will very much enjoy this episode. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 29, 2016
097- Top Ten Wedding Hair Tips Part 2
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In episode 097 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I am delighted to be joined again by Jen, the DIY wedding queen from Somethingturquoise.com for part 2 of our special wedding hair series. As well as having the best wedding craft tutorial website around, Jen is a hairdresser (now retired) with over 13 years of styling hair for weddings, under her belt. In part one of the episode, Jen shared her tips about planning your color, choosing your accessories early and the importance of hiring a professional. In part 2 we share tips 6 to 10, to make sure your hair is as ready as you are for your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 28, 2016
138.5 #FridayQuickie...with Rich
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#FridayQuickie…Rich joins me for this episode! It's fun. Enough said. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 26, 2016
138- Wedding Q&A with author Alex Miles
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Very happy to be joined by Sixty Secrets to a Happy Bride author Alex Miles on this Q&A Thursday episode of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast! SO much to love about this episode...Alex is a fellow Aussie, loves a laugh and provides some fabulous, practical advice on the show covering everything from skincare to babies, hotel room blocking to stolen ham…yep, stolen ham at her wedding. It’s hilarious. Make sure you visit my Instagram profile to enter the comp to win a #bridechilla tote and a copy of Alex’s book! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 25, 2016
137- Sixty Secrets for a Happy Bride
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Sixty Secrets to a Happy Bride author Alex Miles joins me to talk about wedding planning worries and how to clear the emotional cache when it comes to the pressure of perfection and the self-inflicted problem of the bullshit surrounding the lead up to weddings. I really enjoyed this candid and super fun interview…bask in the double Aussies accent, profanity-laden, info-packed episode of the #1 wedding podcast! Make sure you visit my Instagram profile to enter the comp to win a #bridechilla tote and a copy of Alex’s book! I’m looking forward to sharing the Wedding Q&A episode on Thursday, where Alex joins me again to answer your questions and give away some copies of her book! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 22, 2016
#136 FridayQuickie
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#FridayQuickie…Jillian asks about Bridesmaid’s gifts, how many gifts is too many? Should you have to bring a gift to every party? Are we suffering gifting overdoses? I report back on Groomy McGroomster’s international wedding requests and I have a whinge about my week! Brill! All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it! Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding Podcast Guide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha on Twitter Join the Save The Date Facebook Community
Feb 19, 2016
136 Wedding Q&A- Aleisha attempts to not offend people
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Can you add your own personal va-va-voom to a religious wedding service? How do you find a balance between your extended family's desires and wants, particularly when it comes to traditions and religion? Can you add color to a wedding gown using dip dye? All that and a bunch more on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast’s Q&A Thursday, where Aleisha answers your wedding planning questions! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 18, 2016
135- Call Your Girlfriend; Long distance friendship with Aminatou Sow
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A total pleasure to share some podcast airtime with my new long-distance friend and super co-host of the very fabulous podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Aminatou Sow. Aminatou has been a bridesmaid over TEN TIMES. Word. In this episode, we discuss everything from valuing and maintaining long-distance (and local) friendships, the importance of the word ‘no’ when it comes to your bridesmaids, bad gifting and Aleisha’s shocking admission of Real Housewives bias….seriously. SO much fun. SO moreish. Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for all the long-distance besties out there. Every other week, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow discuss ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the beauty of caftans, menstruation news, Kimye, Pitbull, Hillary Rodham Clinton, casual racism, emoji, straight people, California, rom-coms, Lorde lipstick, and so much more’. I LOVE IT SO! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 15, 2016
134.5 #FridayQuickie
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#FridayQuickie baby! Today I share an interview with the wonderful Hamish from Bridebook.com...a fabulous new wedding planning website and resource! I update you on a wedding Q&A question from yesterday (love that!) Also I plug next week...which I have labeled 'the week of awesome'. Also if you would like to subscribe to my free wedding planning video series, visit savethedatepodcast.com/video Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 12, 2016
134- Wedding Q&A- Unwanted wedding guests & 'Cocktails & Craft'
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Delighted to welcome back Danielle Calhoun from blacksheepbride.com to co-host wedding Q&A Thursday! In this episode, we feature questions about unwanted guests and family pressure…can you ask your Mum not to bring a plus one, if that person is someone you have deep negative feelings about? #bridechilla and self-confessed Pinterest addict Julie has come up with an amazing plan to host ‘cocktails and craft’ party instead of a bridal party, which is an AMAZING idea that I am sure many of you will be inspired by. Danielle also shares more great tips about how to give back when planning your wedding! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 11, 2016
133- Black Sheep Bride: Giving Back
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Delighted to be joined on the show today by BlackSheepBride.com founder wedding photographer/international good person and movement maker, Danielle Calhoun. Blacksheepbride.com encourages couples and wedding vendors to realize the true impact their purchasing habits could have on the greater good. BSB provides couples opportunities to see the change they can have on this world, purchasing habits, design alternatives and wedding vendors that support social causes. It’s proactive and awesome. Make little steps to make big changes #bridechillas! YOU CAN DO IT! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 08, 2016
132.5 #FridayQuickie
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It's another Save The Date Wedding Podcast #FridayQuickie episode where I catch you up on the week, share some awesome listener emails and leave you with a wedding planning conundrum that I would love to hear your feedback on. Also if you would like to subscribe to my free wedding planning video series, visit savethedatepodcast.com/video Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 05, 2016
132- Wedding Q&A- Your Voice Messages!
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It’s an all voice mail/message wedding Q&A episode of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast. I LOVE receiving your gorgeous messages and hearing your gorgeous voices! In this episode, I cover questions about wedding dances, buying your wedding dresses at department stores and finding the perfect vintage jewelry and engagement rings. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 04, 2016
131- 10 Things Wedding Planners Wish Couples Knew
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Sometimes we think we can do everything. We go into superwoman (and man) mode where it feels easier to do a task ourselves rather than allocate it to someone else. Today on the show I am joined by planner and professional superwoman Sandy Hammer from allseated.com. She shares LOTS of wisdom about hiring a planner (whether it be a full-time wedding planner or day of the planner) and how you can balance your wedding planning to be time and cost-efficient. She gives a bunch of #bridechilla making tips to help us in our wedding planning journey AND she is a top storyteller too! A fabulous episode for all! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Feb 01, 2016
131- Getting Hitched in 2016 (and Beyond)
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Today on the show two fabulous wedding bloggers and real life friends Jess from www.thebudgetsavvybride and Jen from www.somethingturquoise.com (and past guests on Save The Date Wedding Podcast). We cover a lot of ground on the show…including DIY and craft on a budget, wedding planning trends for 2016, Pantone colour(s) of the year, how to gather family and friends to help you plan your wedding AND a some fascinating insights into Jess and Jen’s weddings, what they would change with the benefit of hindsight and time, if they were to do it all again. Lesson of todays’ show… ‘know the difference between a need and a want’. All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it! Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding Podcast Guide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha on Twitter Join the Save The Date Facebook Community
Jan 31, 2016
130.5 #FridayQuickie returns!
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Today on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast it's the return of the #FridayQuickie..which is not so quick...soz...I had a lot to say. Hayley has some fab feedback on our mental health and wedding discussion and Abbey is worried that her Mum isn't embracing her 'blended family' wedding plans as much as the rest of the family. Get with the prog MUM! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 29, 2016
130- Wedding Q&A-MIL Veronika returns!
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She’s back, my Mother-In-Law Veronika…a crowd favorite joins me again to answer your wedding questions. She’s outspoken, kind and knows what she wants…I reckon she might be the original #Momchilla. In this episode, we talk about uptight mothers, pregnant bridal party members and manners…VERY IMPORTANT! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 28, 2016
128- Wedding Q&A- Your biggest wedding challenges!
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Wedding Q&A Thursday co-hosted by my husband Rich. We share a number of the fabulous emails and wedding challenges you shared with us after A Practical Wedding Week with Meg Keene. We received SO many wonderful entries, it was really hard choosing what issues and challenges to share on the show today! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 20, 2016
127- DIY Dos & Don’ts with Maggie from rusticweddingchic.com
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On today’s wedding podcast I catch up with the gorgeous Maggie Lord, founder of rusticweddingchic.com, the original wedding website highlighting all of the wonderment that is rustic weddings, country gorgeousness, DIY touches and more. The rustic look can be very DIY oriented but as I always like to push on the show, when it comes to working your craft magic, some things are fab to DIY for your wedding & others are best left to the professionals. Maggie loves her niche and it’s easy to see why so many couples have been inspired by her gorgeous website the projects and real weddings that she’s featured Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 17, 2016
126- Wedding Q&A with Meg Keene
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I’m delighted to welcome Meg Keene, the founder of the A Practical Wedding to answer some wonderful listener questions about choosing a wedding theme and remaining sane during the lead up to your wedding. I know that you will learn a bunch and enjoy Meg’s wonderful enthusiasm for weddings, feminism and her fabulous sense of humor. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 13, 2016
125- A Practical Wedding with Meg Keene
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I knew I was going to get along with today’s guest when I visited her personal website and the first thing I read was a quote… ‘A Diva is the female version of a hustler’ Meg Keene is the founder of the fabulous website A Practical Wedding. She ‘turned a love of glitter and feminism’ into one of the fastest-growing wedding brands in the world. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 10, 2016
124- Wedding Q&A- New Year: New Wedding Planning
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The first wedding Q&A episode of 2016 is all about pacing yourself, not getting too involved in wedding planning too early on and enjoying your engagement… basking in the celebrations and joy of your union! I received so many wonderful emails of support after my interview episode with real-life #bridechilla Melissa and wanted to share some of them with you. Listeners were inspired by Melissa's openness and honesty and candid accounts over her wedding planning and wedding day. I'm looking forward to bringing you more episodes like this in the near future. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 06, 2016
123- Weddings under $5K- Adaptable ideas for all budgets!
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Welcome to the New Year #Bridechillas! I throw some fast ideas at you in today’s wedding podcast…inspired by a listener question asking me to talk about planning wedding ideas for budgets under $5k. The big thing is to remember that money doesn’t maketh your wedding day and spending money you don’t have is bad voodoo! I’m so excited to share this episode with you and welcome some wonderful newly engaged listeners! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jan 04, 2016
122- Wedding Q&A- Controlling mothers & Kids activities at weddings
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The final Wedding Q&A episode of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast of 2015! Huzzah! Today’s episode features listener questions about controlling mothers who just want to re-create past relatives' weddings and Caitlyn left me a voice message asking me for ideas about how to entertain kids at weddings (They have 20 coming to their big day). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 31, 2015
121- Wedding Traditions to Ditch
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When it comes to wedding traditions, can you have your wedding cake and eat it too? Of course, you can. Now grab your cake bib and let’s get eating. Just as it takes people to start traditions, it takes people to end them. You are those people. You are tradition trailblazers, pioneers of new, non-hokey wedding customs! Historically the world of weddings is choc a block with old timey superstitious from yesteryear. When we delve deeper into their beginnings, it’s puzzling to see why we have clung on to them for so long…today’s show features some suggestions from Aleisha about wedding traditions that you can ditch or make your own! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 28, 2015
120- Wedding Q&A- Managing wedding day anxiety
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Lots of your wonderful wedding planning questions to answer! Sade asks about managing anxiety on her wedding day…what tips I have for people who suffer from anxiety and feel overwhelmed with the prospect of being the focus of the day. For me it’s all about pre-empting triggers and shaping the day around your comfort zone. I also play a fab voice message from listener Dean and wedding planning tips for the anti-bride…ditch the and froof embrace what you WANT! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 24, 2015
119- Thoughts from a real Bridechilla
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I’ve featured lots of guests on this podcast so far, wedding bloggers, financial experts, planners, authors… But that one guest that I have yet to speak with is a real-life Bridechilla, a Save the Date Wedding Podcast graduate! I'm not technically allowed to have favorite listeners because you are all my children-But today show I'm featuring the OG of the Save the Date Wedding Podcast… Melissa. Last January, only a couple of months into my wedding planning podcast adventure I received an email from Melissa… In this somewhat amazing piece of correspondence, Melissa revealed that she and her fiancé Brandon were struggling to find rabbis in Northern California for their wedding, she had dressed dramas with her seven bridesmaids, a close family friend wanted to bring his mistress instead of his wife… the list goes on. How could I not her on the show to hear about their wedding day and how it turned out. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 21, 2015
118.5 Save The Date #FridayQuickie
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Today on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast #FridayQuickie, I answer listener Amanda’s question about clothing her 8 (YES 8) #maidchillas and I also shoot the breeze about optimism and good attitudes...spoiler...they go FAR! All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it! Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding Podcast Guide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha on Twitter Join the Save The Date Facebook Community
Dec 18, 2015
118- Wedding Q&A- Quieting the voice of self-doubt
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Two excellent listener questions that really floated my boat on The Save The Date Wedding Podcast Q&A episode. Rachel wants some advice about her bridal party…when she and her fiancé share the same group of close friends, who get the first pick of friends to add to their A-team? Annie writes to saying that she feels embarrassed that initially she was so outspoken about not doing THIS or not having THAT at her wedding and have turned right around to do those things. She asked for some insight on dealing with the negative self-talk because she feels that ‘she failed at my own wedding vision, or "gave into" the wedding nonsense.’ Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 17, 2015
117- How to create a super wedding ceremony!
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Where do you find the ‘best’ wedding readings…quotes that aren’t being used by every bride and her dog? How do you work on your vows to find your voice, who you really are as a couple? How do you inject some fun into your wedding and really reflect your personality? All these questions will be answered on today’s show, with lovely guest Celebrant Holly Smith. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 14, 2015
116.5 Save The Date #FridayQuickie
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Today on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast #fridayQuickie, I announce the winner of the #bridechilla itunes review comp, talk about my podcast Christmas Party adventures and share a listener letter from Christine who ended up solving her own problem when she took a step back and reassessed. All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it! Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding Podcast Guide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha on Twitter Join the Save The Date Facebook Community
Dec 11, 2015
116- Wedding Q&A- Getting vendors to take the Groom seriously!
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A special guest host today on Q&A Thursday, my husband Richard, Rich (the often quiet member of the team) joins me as a somewhat reluctant question answerer. We talk about the groom’s involvement in the wedding planning, how to get vendors to take grooms seriously, as equal partners in the organizing process. We also look at the benefits of buying and selling wedding accessories and décor and the advantages of re-jigging your whole idea of a wedding, slashing the guest list and instead of planning an intimate affair. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 10, 2015
115- Put your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Wedding Budgets
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She’s back, financial guru Ginger Dean helps ‘women go from hot mess to a financial success’ with her website. http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/ Today on the wedding planning podcast, we talk shared accounts, should you have them? How much money is too much to spend on a wedding. We also explore the shame and guilt of bringing debt into a relationship … it can be pretty heavy for some but as Ginger explains in the interview, it’s imperative to communicate about it because not doing so can lead to trust issues and it spiraling out of control. Are you carrying Financial baggage in your relationship? We’ll help you ditch it. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 07, 2015
#Friday Quickie 114.5
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I had some great feedback from Monday's episode on eloping and simplifying your wedding planning. In fact listener, Chelsea and her partner have completely changed their whole wedding outlook and plans! If you like these short episodes, let me know and I will make more! Maybe you prefer a daily podcast? I love to hear your thoughts! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 04, 2015
114- Wedding Q&A- Avoiding ‘Bad’ Wedding Planners
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Today I’m joined by wedding planner and super blogger Lauren Grove, from Every Last Detail to help me answer your Wedding Q&A Thursday questions. In this episode, we talk about how Lauren’s experience with a ‘bad’ wedding planner urged her on to becoming a wedding planner herself and eventually led to her starting her amazing wedding planning blog. We also answer listener questions about flaky vendors not returning your emails, how to avoid inviting your boss and adding personal details to all-inclusive weddings. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Dec 03, 2015
113- Bugger this, let's Elope
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How many times during your wedding planning journey have you wanted to give it all up and just elope? To ditch the big hitching and take off. Today’s wedding planning podcast is inspired by listener Bernice (and her fiancé Dan) who shared their story with me… ‘For a whole host of reasons we have decided to take off in a few weeks and get married on a beach in Scotland. I guess you could call it an Elopement since it’s just the two of us. But we are taking the time to plan it and have told our closest family and friends about our plans. Is it still an elopement? An open-elopement? Planned elopement? Super exclusive VIP wedding? I mean is it even legal if it isn’t Facebook official?’ I’m all about doing what makes you happy, so today I’m talking about eloping and downsize your existing weddings, creating a small and intimate affair and minimizing the fuss and hassle that you might be feeling, planning a bigger wedding. Something for everyone here! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 30, 2015
#Fridayquickie
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Well, I just had to record this quick episode to update you on a couple of listener questions, that just couldn’t’ wait AND to let you know about my giveaway that I’ve just launched. If you like these short episodes, let me know and I will make more! Maybe you prefer a daily podcast? Love to hear your thoughts! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 27, 2015
112 - Wedding Q&A- Finding your ‘bride’ voice
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In episode 112, a wedding Q&A Thursday episode, listener Olivia is struggling with the fact that most brides remain silent during their wedding. Why don’t we speak? Why must we sit and allow everyone else to talk, when we are a BIG part of why everyone is there!? Harri wants to know about who pays for suits and attire when it comes to groomsmen? I also share an impromptu interview with a bloke I met on a plane, Steve who had a funny and mildly horrific story from his wedding. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 26, 2015
111- Advice from my Mother-in-Law
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What I love about making this podcast is bringing you different perspectives about wedding planning and life in general. Today on the show I have invited my mother-in-law, Veronika to answer some of your Q&A questions and bring her own ballsy touch to wedding planning conundrums! We talk allocating booze at weddings, rude friends ignoring your ‘no kids at our wedding’ request and manners! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 23, 2015
110- Wedding Q&A- Sticking to your guns
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What a fabulous, active community we’ve created with the Save The Date Wedding Podcast. I received a lot of feedback about recent listener question from episode 104, when Alicia asked if it was kosher to invite her MOH's cheating, on and off again boyfriend to the wedding, when she really didn't want to see his 'slimy rat face'. Alicia was aware of not hurting her friend's feeling but also didn't want to feel obliged to have the dude there. Well, you really had some things to say about that. I also share some delightful correspondence from two grooms who are regular listeners. It’s great to hear their perspective on wedding planning and what they are looking forward to about marriage and the wedding itself. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 19, 2015
109- Wedding Politics – How to Ditch the Bullshit
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Politics is something many people prefer to ignore, particularly when it comes to something so personal, like a wedding but this episode, with special guest Nova from nubride.com, focuses on facing all of the political bullshit that can rear its head when you get hitched. New relationships, old relationships, power plays, and struggles. We talk honestly and openness and give you ways to tackle confrontation without instigating WWIII. A great interview for all, even if you aren’t struggling with these matters, get proactive and arm yourself with these hints and tips that you can use in all aspects of your life! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 16, 2015
108- Wedding Q&A – Healing Family Rifts
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In episode 108, a Wedding Q&A beauty, listener Britta left me a heartfelt message that I believe anyone from a ‘broken home’ can relate to. She said it’s not decorations or music or aesthetic details that she is concerned about; it’s her newly divorced parents that are worrying her. Breakups are tough on everyone; especially the kids and I think parents getting divorced when you are an adult can be particularly tough. By the sound of her message, Britta is a strong and determined #Bridechilla who is connected with what is truly important on her wedding day, a celebration of love (with family harmony a priority). By no means can we be expected to heal family rifts but hopefully we can help them understand the importance of sharing a day like a wedding celebration together, without bringing up their shit and spoiling it! In this episode, I also touch on ways to jazz up your guest book and reveal another fabulous response to the 100th episode survey, weighing up the pro and cons of getting married on a private property vs a venue. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 12, 2015
107- Top tips from a Top Wedding DJ
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For something so imperative to creative a mood and the overall success of a wedding celebration, music is often a last-minute decision or afterthought. So many couples just get someone to whack together a mixed tape (mp3!) and hope for the best? A lot more than you would imagine! In episode 107, we crack the case of creating the ideal wedding music for your big day! The job of a wedding DJs has evolved and today’s podcast guest, Tony Winyard has been Dj-ing for over twenty years! He’s worked at over two thousand weddings and has an enduring passion for helping to make weddings both memorable and fun with the entertainment that he provides. He also has 10,000+ hours experience on the club scene, both in the UK and abroad. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 09, 2015
106 Wedding Q&A - Putting dibs on a wedding venue?!
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Lots of fun on episode 106 of the Save The Date Wedding Planning Podcast, Q&A episode! If your guests didn’t show up to your wedding, would you send them a bill? One couples has! Are they complete A-holes? Nova from nubride.com joins me as a guest answerer person to help me out with a listener question about whether or not you can put ‘dibs’ on a wedding venue or get hitched at the same place your friend or family member has. Do you have to ask? If you do, what if they say no? How do you get around this situation without causing stress or weird vibes? I also tease next Monday’s episode which is all about hiring a Wedding DJ…a good one, not some guy who wears faux leather and junk revealing jeans. #bridechilla’s unite! All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it!Email me! Visit the Save the Date Store to Support the showBuy a T-shirt or Tote? And spread the Save the Date word! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding PodcastGuide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha onTwitter Join the Save The DateFacebook Community
Nov 05, 2015
105- Over Budget Wedding Woes
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When it comes to weddings, it’s crazy how much we think everything is going to cost and then when you start planning, realizing how much it actually costs. It’s like we’re in the wedding matrix. Today’s episode is inspired by a listener email from Jen, who is in over her head with her wedding budget. She and her partner have committed to a pricey venue and the costs are adding up. The conundrum is, do you spend money that you don’t have on a one-day party? Do you move venues and cut your losses? Do you tighten the old belt and make it work. In this episode, I look at all the options you have when things look a bit grim, money-wise and talk about the emotion attached to these big purchases. It’s a must-listen for all #bridechilla’s, no matter what your budget! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Nov 02, 2015
104 - Wedding Q&A –Adding humour to your wedding
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You ask and I try and answer but this week, in episode 104 of the wedding podcast, a listener question has truly stumped me. What’s it all about you ask? Well you’ll just have to listen but I would love your feedback and advice as well (email or leave a voice message please!). I also look at humor and weddings. How much is too much? When does it become a show and how do you find a balance with the lighthearted details and the ‘seriousness’ of the day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 29, 2015
103- Wedding Printables & DIY Stationery with The Budget Savvy Bride
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Episode 103 is all about saving you time and money when it comes to your wedding stationery. The amount of papers and printed materials for wedding has exploded recently, going from simple invitations to a mass of printed details starting with save the dates and including menus, the order of ceremony, seating charts, quotable cards, thank you notes…the list goes on and it can get pretty pricey if you are using a graphic designer. My guest today is Jess from The Budget Savvy Bride and About.com, she’s an expert in saving YOU money when planning your wedding and also has her very own range of printable stationery with Downloadandprint.com. Editable wedding pintables are a fabulous alternative to hiring a graphic designer and an easy way to get a personal touch without breaking the bank .Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 26, 2015
102- Wedding Q&A - Getting the Groom involved!
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Episode 102 is a Q&A episode of firsts! My first question from a groom….can I get a hell yes! This wonderful chap asks about what I would recommend in regards to the bride's expectations of what he needs to do on their wedding day. It’s a very thoughtful question and I am so happy that he and his partner are listening together and enjoying the show! And also a fabulous voice message from listener Aileen about trying to source a wedding dress with sleeves for a reasonable price. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 22, 2015
101- Pro Wedding Photography Tips Part 2
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Episode 101 is Part 2 of the Save The Date wedding photography special where I speak with wedding photographer Laura Babb. Laura’s documentary style wedding photographs are gorgeous and completely kick-arse, capturing ‘magical epic moments like you exchanging your wedding vows, alongside the real stuff: laughing so hard you snort champagne out of your nose and your friends getting sweaty on the dance floor!’. In part two of the series, Laura and I talk all about wedding photography budgets, unplugged weddings and we create the hashtag #PhotoBoner…wedding photography is really good. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 19, 2015
100- Wedding Q&A - 100th EPISODE!
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Episode 100! Wit Woo. This episode is devoted to you, my lovely listeners and all of your fabulously intriguing, funny and honest responses to The Save The Date Wedding Podcast 100th episode survey. In this episode, I share some of your personal challenges in wedding planning and some of my thoughts on how to overcome them and bring our your inner #bridechilla. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 15, 2015
099- Pro Wedding Photography Tips Part 1
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Episode 99 is Part 1 of a much-requested topic… wedding photography! I am delighted to be joined by superstar wedding photographer Laura Babb who has made her mark shooting documentary style wedding photographs and has been featured in hundreds (yes hundreds) of blogs and magazines, shooting everything from intimate elopements, colorful and quirky weddings to huge celebration bonanzas! In part one of the two-part series, Laura shares her insights into how to find a wedding photographer that suits your style and theme, how far out to book them and using your wedding photographers' knowledge and connections to book the rest of your wedding vendors! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 12, 2015
098- Wedding Q&A RSVP timelines & Pacing Yourself!
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Episode 098 is all about YOU…because it’s another Q&A beauty! Listener Ellie asks about getting ‘too excited’ post engagement and not freaking her other half out, Che wants to know all about RSVP timelines and expectations, especially if the wedding is only a few months a way and Halley wants to know if ‘she has to have a Bridal Shower’ because frankly, she doesn’t think that they’re her scene! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 08, 2015
096-Wedding Q&A- First Look Photographs
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It’s episode 96 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast where I answer your wedding planning questions! This episode focuses on a great question from listener Lexi, who wants to know all about ‘first look’ photographs. There’s so much to say on this new ‘tradition’, most of which I believe to be very positive, particularly using the first look as an opportunity to save time (and some money) with photography and in turn having more time with your guests. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Oct 01, 2015
095- Top 10 Wedding Hair Tips with SomethingTurquoise.com Part 1
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In episode 095 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I am delighted to be joined by Jen, the DIY wedding queen from Somethingturquoise.com, who as well as having the best wedding craft tutorial website around is a hairdresser (now retired) with over 13 years of styling hair for weddings, under her belt. In Part one of the episode, Jen shares with us, tips 1 to 5, to make sure your hair is as ready as you are for your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 28, 2015
094- Wedding Q&A- Social Media at your wedding?
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In episode 94 I continue a conversation that I had live on periscope recently about your wedding guests using social media to share moments of your big day. One area that’s very new is Periscope and Meerkat…live video broadcasts that be great for people to watch your wedding if they are overseas or unable to attend but also it’s important that privacy settings are in place, unless you want your big day watched all around the world by strangers (maybe that’s your bag?!) I also answer a question from listener Danie B about negotiating. How hard should you go before it gets rude? And carry on the fabulous topic of what to do if your bridesmaids are uncomfortable in the dress that you have spoken…using some great responses from you, my listeners from the Save The Date Wedding Podcast Facebook Page! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 24, 2015
093- Best Advice from Wedding Bloggers Part 2
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Episode 93 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast is Part 2 of my special series sharing the absolute best wedding planning advice from the world's BEST wedding bloggers, that have featured on the wedding podcast so far. I’ve met and interviewed some pretty influential and in the know wedding bloggers. What’s great about speaking with them is they keep up with all of the new and wonderful additions to the world of weddings in their individual niches. This episode I bring you my favorite excerpts from my interview with -Wedding planner and blogger Charley Beard from London-bride.com shares her thoughts on smashing unrealistic wedding expectations -Karen Cinnamon from the Jewish wedding Planning blog Smashingtheglass.com speaks about finding your voice and style when it comes to planning a ‘traditional;’ wedding. -Lindsay from WomangettingMarried.com shares her tips on finding a wedding venue that we delight and inspire you and your guests. -Wedding celebrant Josh Withers marriedbyjosh.com brings us his best tips for finding the right person to marry you. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 21, 2015
092- Wedding Q&A- Inviting people from the Guest ‘B-list’
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It’s episode 92 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast where I answer your wedding planning questions. First up, is it kosher to invite more guests from your ‘B list’ after the ‘A list’ have declined? What’s the cut-off and how and can you do it without looking like a total arse? I also share with you a fabulous reader email from Jamie, who has really implemented a lot of advice from podcasts with wonderful results. It’s such a great email (and they have some amazing ideas) so I just had to share it with you! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 17, 2015
091- Best Advice from Wedding Bloggers Part 1
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Over the past 91 episodes of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast I have met and interviewed some pretty influential and in the know wedding bloggers. What’s great about speaking with them is they keep up with all of the new and wonderful additions to the world of weddings in their individual niches. This episode I bring you my favorite excerpts from my interview with... -Jess from TheBudgetSavvyBride.com on how to be budget savvy -Kat Williams, aka RockandRollBride.com on expectations and what planning an alternative wedding means to her -Jen from SomethingTurquoise.com talks taking on DIY and craft projects as a Bride…are you ready to commit? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 14, 2015
090- Wedding Q&A- Who chooses bridesmaids dresses?
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In episode 90 of the wedding podcast, I explore the topic of what to do if your bridesmaids are uncomfortable in the dress that you have chosen…Should they speak up or shut up? Using some great responses from you, my listeners from the Save The Date Wedding Podcast Facebook Page! I also answer a listener question about using your diet or food lifestyle choices in your wedding catering and how to hone in on making a big decision! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 10, 2015
089- Being assertive when wedding planning
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Episode 89 is all about YOU and the clever suggestions and comments that you have been sharing with me! Listener Jenn has implemented some wonderful ideas to save money and be environmentally friendly at her wedding and managed to create her whole wedding using the budget that she was originally quoted just for catering alone! It’s all about being assertive and knowing what you want when it comes to wedding planning. I also talk printable wedding details and creating a MailChimp guest email list for easy communication with your guests! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Sep 07, 2015
088: Wedding Q&A- The art of compromising
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In episode 88 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, it’s wedding Q&A, all the way, where I answer your wedding related questions about… Whether to have an open bar or not- what to compromise on and what to stretch your money for when it comes to celebration alcohol. I look at the pros and cons of price per head alcohol deals with wedding venues and how to go about asking your guests to pay for booze if it isn’t in your budget. I also revisit an awesome listener question (from ep 80) about negotiating details with an all inclusive venue and how bridal showers…what the hell are they anyway? All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast! Have a question or comment. I want to hear it!Email me! Have you downloaded your free copy of The Save the Date Wedding PodcastGuide to Getting Hitched? What are you waiting for? It's FREE! Follow Save The Date Wedding Podcast onTwitter Become friends with Aleisha onTwitter Join the Save The DateFacebook Community
Sep 03, 2015
087- Creating your Wedding Day Timeline Part 2
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In episode 87 of the wedding podcast, the second of a two-part series (listen to ep 85 for part 1) I go through the important points to hit when scheduling your wedding day timeline. How long should you allocate for hair and make up? Should you give time limits on speeches and how to create contingency plans in case time gets away from you on the day! Lots of handy hints, sneaky tricks and fun advice to help you get organized and most importantly make sure you ditch the bridezilla and become a bridechilla! Inspired by a listener question, these episodes are must listens if you are scheduling your big day (that’s everyone. Even if you are working with a wedding planner, it can be stressful working out timings and fitting all of the celebrations and preparations into just one day! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 31, 2015
086- Wedding Q&A Hotel Blocks and Step-Parent struggles
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In episode 86 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, it’s a full episode of wedding Q&A, where I answer your wedding-related questions about… Whether it is worthwhile booking hotel blocks for your guests and how to make sure you aren’t being forced into an unmanageable contract when it comes to getting possible accommodation discounts. A lovely listener is struggling with the decision of whether she should invite her step mother to her wedding or not…how do you weigh up the pros and cons of delicate family issues vs planning the wedding that you want with the people that you want there! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 27, 2015
085- Creating your Wedding Day Timeline Part 1
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In episode 85 of the wedding podcast, the first of a two-part series I share the secrets to creating an easy to follow wedding day timeline, to being organized and most importantly, ditching the bridezilla and becoming a bridechilla! Inspired by a listener question, these episodes are must-listen if you are scheduling your big day (that’s everyone). Even if you are working with a wedding planner, it can be stressful working out timings and fitting all of the celebrations and preparations into just one day! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 24, 2015
084- Wedding Q&A- Pre-loved Wedding Dresses and ‘feelings’
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In episode 84 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, it’s a full episode of wedding Q&A, where I answer your wedding-related questions about… How to be ‘feelings aware’ and avoid bad vibes, when it comes to leaving friends off your bridesmaid list but NOT feel obliged to ask everyone you’ve ever met to be a part of the A-team! I also talk about the best places to find high end, super Schmick, pre-owned wedding dresses and accessories…which is a fantastic option if your budget can’t stretch to a gazillion $ but you still want that Vera Wang or Pronovias gown. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 20, 2015
083- How to plan an Ethical and Environmentally friendly Wedding
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How many dolphins will die because of your wedding? Bloody none I hope! Here’s the thing, weddings are awesome but there can be a lot of waste (and I’m not even talking about money) when it comes to your big day. In Episode 83 of the wedding podcast, I was prompted to think about this topic and record this episode after a listen, Charlotte contacted me about ways that her partner could make sure that their event is environmentally and ethically sustainable. The old adage ‘every little bit help’ is really the key to this episode. I’m not suggesting that you go mental trying to make everything enviro-friendly but I hope by the end of the episode you will just consider being mindful of your carbon footprint and give back to others where you can! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 17, 2015
082- Wedding Q&A renting dresses & shedding expectations
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In episode 82 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, it’s a full episode of wedding Q&A, where I answer your wedding-related questions about… How and where to rent bridesmaids and maid of honor dresses. What should you do to make sure that the fit is right and you/they get the best value for your money? I also answer a question from a newly engaged bride to be who is looking to plan an ’unconventional wedding’ and wants to shed the mold of what everyone else wants and is looking to introduce a few of her fabulous ideas into their planning too. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 13, 2015
081- 8 Phallic Free Bachelorette Ideas
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Phallic Free Bachelorette Ideas, I encourage you to ditch the penis straws and magic mike’s and instead embrace some super celebratory alternatives, bringing you 8 hens party/ bachelorette ideas that are all about fun and not breaking the bank. There seems to be a big trend in going away on elaborate and extravagant holidays for bachelorette weekends and while that sounds fabulous, I get a lot of bridesmaids and friends emailing me saying that they feel financially pressured to attend (like my work mate interviewed in this episode). When you take away the cocktails and spray tans, bachelorettes are all about celebrating with friends and you should need to fly to Hawaii to do that! Share this episode with your bridesmaids and maid of honors and get planning the best, fun day/evening/weekend ever! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 10, 2015
080- Wedding Q&A- Misheard proposals & negotiating with venues
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In episode 80 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I answer a bunch of listener wedding-related questions about… Asking your all-inclusive venue to change or add to a menu, how to negotiate and come to a compromise without spending additional money and a listener Seinfeld style conundrum, where a bridesmaid has misheard her role in the wedding and assumes that she is the maid of honor! Lastly, a fab update from a previous Q&A listener participant and story from Aleisha about home beauty pampering and scaring her husband Rich with a creature from the lagoon-style mud masque! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 06, 2015
079- 4 MORE ways to Save Money on your Wedding
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4 MORE ways to save money on your wedding is a follow up to an episode that I did way back at the start of this wedding podcast (ep 4). If you are looking to shave some money off your budget and have run out of ways to do it, listen to this episode! I bring you four new sassy, easy to implement ways to save money and cut your wedding budget without compromising…and trust me, your wedding guests will never know! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Aug 03, 2015
078- Wedding Q&A- Booze rules & Wedding Dances
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I answer a bunch of listener wedding-related questions about… Tips and steps to take to book a fabulous private house (or castle perhaps) using Airbnb (or similar websites) to hold your wedding. Cash bars and booze- what is the etiquette when it comes to asking for your guests to pay for drinks? This topic is always a bit of a fire started as everyone seems to have an opinion! And, first dance, do you have to do them? If you have two left feet, what are the alternatives? Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 30, 2015
077- The New 'I Do' Part 2: Creating a successful relationship!
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Episode 77 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast. None of us engaged and married folk are planning to get divorced… unless you’re running some sort of visa scam…good luck to you but realistically a bunch of us probably will. I’m sure you don’t want to hear this now…you probably want me to be talking about and posting things about bunting and floral hair crowns (gorgeous!) but tough titties… we are going there. In Part 2 of this special Save the Date Wedding Podcast interview, my guests, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson has literally written the book on marriage, It’s called The New “I Do”, reshaping marriage for skeptics, realists and rebels and it is a GREAT read! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 27, 2015
076- Wedding Q&A- Wedding date stealing!
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I answer lovely listener questions about… choosing your wedding day makeup artist. Do you go for hair and makeup artists or separate people? What’s the most cost-effective option? Finding wedding buddies…people to share your wedding planning journey with, when your friends and family are far away! And one of my favorite wedding Q&A conundrums so far…what to do when a close friend books their wedding on a date that is on your wedding day (or frightfully close). Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 23, 2015
075- The New 'I do' Part 1
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If half of all new cars bought in each year broke down, there would be uproar. People would go mental! But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn’t look like the next and isn’t meant to last until death, we’re faced with a negative nelly response. People don’t want to hear that things may not work out and I get that but with statistics like 10% of first marriages won’t make it to their five year anniversary, I think we are obliged to delve deeper and look at why this is happening and what we can do to avoid it! This week's podcast guests are the co-authors of The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look at the modern shape of marriage to help readers (and listeners) open their minds to marrying more consciously and creatively. Offering actual models of less-traditional marriages, the book covers unique options for couples interested in forging their own paths. The New I Do acts as a guide to thinking outside the marital box and the framework Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 20, 2015
074- Wedding Q&A – Long Distance Wedding Planning & Celebrants
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This episode 74 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast! Hurrah! Q&A Thursday… all the way, where I answer your wedding planning questions, share hints, tip and guide you in the right direction (whatever works for you) when planning your big day! Wonderful questions from lovely Save the dater’s this week including, how do you go about planning your wedding when your bridal party is in a different state…or country and how to select the right person for the biggest job in the wedding business….marrying YOU! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 16, 2015
073- Lawyer up- know your legal rights when planning your wedding
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As I am sure we’re all well aware, the average wedding costs $30,000 these days. That’s a larger operating budget than many small businesses begin with. Not to be the voice of doom and gloom but sometimes things that are completely out of your hands can go wrong, vendors don’t come through with the goods (literally) and you can be left out of pocket. Today podcast is a must-listen if you are planning to spend any money (I’m guessing that is ALL OF YOU) on your wedding, giving you helpful tips from Wedding Lawyer Christie Asselin from www.yourweddinglawyer.com, about how to prevent problems and cover yourself if they do. Knowledge is power, my friends! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 13, 2015
072- Wedding Q&A- Borrowing customs (when you shouldn't)
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Save The Date Wedding Podcast Q&A Thursday is my favorite time of the week because I get to share your stories and questions and hopefully help you out of a conundrum or two along the way! This episode I look at cultural appropriation at weddings…eg when a person takes something that has cultural significance from another culture for their own use and in the process lacks understanding and respect of the significance behind that thing has….you get me? Look, it’s basically (and this is very un-PC)… white people taking everyone else’s ideas but removing the meaning behind these activities. Looking good without the meaning. Boo to that. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 09, 2015
071- Meet the Parents - Wedding planning with the folks
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Parents, we wouldn't be here without them (fact) but I'm not going to pretend that everyone's relationships with their parents is perfect. Some people don't have any relationship with their parents, whilst some people consider their parents to be their best friends. Weddings have a, some would say, nasty habit of stirring up underlying issues and placing challenges in our paths when it comes to parental relationships and expectations. The funny thing is, when writing this, I wasn't even thinking about in-laws. Wedding Gods, help us! Here's thing, wedding planning and families don't always mix. I was inspired to record this episode by two podcast listeners who contacted me with parental-based questions. As I often am wonderful communications, I was touched by the openness and honesty that these two ladies gifted me in the communication. I really do feel like you are my friends all over the world and I love that you write to me in that very way. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 06, 2015
070- Wedding Q&A - Fabulous Wedding Flowers on any Budget
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Flowers are here today, dead tomorrow. Granted, they look pretty and smell nice but they don’t need to be everywhere, being clutched by everyone. Before you get angry at me for killing your floral fun, in today's episode (a Q&A episode following on from the last podcast) I bring you some smart ways to have to create your wedding flowers on a budget. I’m by no means suggesting you cut flowers completely, just make the ones you do use count. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jul 02, 2015
069- How to not break the bank with your Wedding Flowers
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Wedding flowers don’t have to break the bank! Yes, wedding flowers can be pricey but if you get creative, you can still have gorgeous blooms adorning your celebrations and not have to mortgage the house to do so! In this episode of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, we explore, how do you budget for your flowers for you big day? What shorts cuts can be taken and which flowers last the longest and how to work with your venues decor to make the most out of flowers and decorations. Are you considering a flower crown? I speak with super florist Harriet Parry about how to choose the rights size and blooms to make you look super gorgeous and not like a bobblehead. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 29, 2015
068- Wedding Q&A - RSVP...PLEASE!
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RSVPs are a contentious issue. Waiting for those little cards to be sent back can sometimes feel like time has stopped. Why aren’t people replying quickly? Do they not want to come to your amazing wedding? When do you start sending bitchy texts to people asking them to hurry up and respond? Weddings can bring out the bitchy side in everyone and I don't say that lightly. I mean what other scenario combines, spending lots of money, alcohol, reunited family members and extreme high heels? Relationships can be stirred up, I'm sure you're finding that everyone has an opinion about EVERYTHING and it's often hard to decide who to listen to...(me!). Today on the podcast I focus on the RSVP…how to get people to respond quicker and make sure only the people that YOU invite attend! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 25, 2015
067- Wedding Equality With Olympian Blake Skjellerup
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Choosing wedding vendors, the people and businesses that you pay to help shape the wedding of your imagination into reality, is tricky business. Do you like them? Are they within your budget? Do they have strong opinions on your sexual orientation and who you are marrying? Wait a second…what? Is that their business? What the hell happened to equality? Can you imagine meeting a wedding vendor and them refusing to serve you because of who you are marrying? Today’s special Save The Date Wedding Podcast guest is Olympian, Blake Skjellerup. As well as representing his country (New Zealand) at the winter Olympics, Blake is an ambassador for the gay games AND he’s getting hitched! WOOT! As one of the very few professional males athletes to come out whilst competing, Blake has become a reluctant (but impressively confident) spokesperson for the gay community… Now, with his impending nuptials to his partner Saul Carrasco (Carrasco is a fashion stylist and blogger for Trend Styled), Blake has written a number of pieces for Huff Post about planning their wedding and outing vendors who actively discriminate against LGBT clients. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 22, 2015
066- Wedding Q&A- Post Wedding Blues
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No matter how exciting your everyday life I can guarantee you that you will all suffer, in your own special way, a bout of post-wedding blues. It's perfectly natural to feel a little Debbie Downer or empty after a big life event such as a wedding. Think about all the time and energy that you and your partner have committed to making this great day happen. You've devoted hundreds of man-hours to planning, spent months saving money and when it's all said and done it can feel a little bit weird. For lots of people, it's not just the organizing part that you will probably miss, it’s the attention and excitement in the lead up to the wedding that you can sort of getting used to, that when it's gone can feel like a bit of a void. In this episode, I offer some solutions to get you out of the rut and back organizing and having fun! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 18, 2015
065- New Wedding Etiquette - bending 'the rules' to suit you!
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You may think that etiquette is something only the Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey has to deal with but you know what?...it's a really big part of being a member of society. My guest today is Cheryl Seidel who is an etiquette expert, the voice behind the 'Ask Cheryl blog' and she's also the founder and President of RegistryFinder.com, an intuitive search engine that helps gift givers quickly and easily find online registries for weddings, baby showers, graduations and more. Cheryl is also a contributor to The Huffington Post and an etiquette expert. In this episode of the wedding podcast we debunk some common etiquette myths, look at new traditions and ditch some old ones! It's lots of fun and I'm not afraid to say that Cheryl surprised me with a few doozies that I had no idea existed! Etiquette refers to conventional forms and usages: the rules of etiquette. Decorum suggests dignity and a sense of what is becoming or appropriate for a person of good breeding: a fine sense of decorum. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 15, 2015
064- Wedding Q&A - Save The Date & Invitations
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When is the correct time to send Save the Date cards or messages? Should you send them at all if people know when your wedding is happening? Is it ok to send them via the interwebs? Can you use facebook and Pinterest to share information about your wedding? All very good questions which I answer in this episode of the wedding podcast! Read the blog to learn your own to create an online Save the Date mail out using MailChimp and where to find fabulous inexpensive Save the Date cards on Etsy. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 11, 2015
063- Confidence. What is it & where do you get it?
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'Wow look at her, she's confident'...please take note of the magic word 'looks'. Today on the Wedding Podcast, I wanted to focus on a topic that I think plagues all of us (no matter how extroverted we may seem) at one time or another, how to boost confidence and feel good about yourself. You may be reading this, thinking, 'Aleisha, that is easier said than done' and yes, I agree, often a lack of confidence goes back to childhood, how you were raised if your parents were confident people and how they projected that on you! The purpose of today's show was to give you a glimpse, with the help of Nova, from NuBride.com (who is a trained Life Coach) of how we can begin to make small changes to habits and routines, to reprogram (or at least temporarily mute) that little voice that rattles around in your head that says 'I can't' and 'Don't do that' and 'You look shit' and give you some starter exercises to shift your thinking. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 08, 2015
062- Wedding Q&A #moneyweek - Wedding Budgets for everyone
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Wedding Q&A #moneyweek. It's all about the moolah on today's wedding Q&A episode, continuing the theme of #moneyweek on the show. One of the most popular themes of my Q&A requests is money. How to talk about money? How to save money? How much money to spend? As listener Kay points out the term budget has many different meanings… A millionaire's budget is very different to someone who earns $30,000 per year. When it comes to talking about wedding planning budgets I always try and keep it in perspective and of course this is a place primarily of no judgement so even if you are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on your wedding I know that you will find some value in the advice that I keep on this podcast. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
Jun 04, 2015
061- Manage your Moolah - Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
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I don’t want to be a total Debbie Downer here but financial issues are often cited as the top reason for divorce and separation. I know most of you haven’t even gotten married yet but I think it’s vital for you to start your partnership off on the right financial foot, which is something that my guest today will help you do! Ginger Dean is a self-taught personal fiancé guru who I’ve been following for years, she is the founder of http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/(possibly the sassiest domain name on the whole of the internet) which is an online community dedicated to helping a woman manage their funds. With a degree in forensic psychology she’s been described as a ‘shrink and a debt shrinker’, I invited her on the show today to help you think about money and budgets and spending in a different way. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 31, 2015
060- Wedding Q&A- Staying organised & Amazing Wedding Hair
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As well as answering your wedding planning questions, my guest on today's show is Emily from the Wedding Hair Company! The Wedding Hair Company is a hand-picked collection of the UK’s top hair and makeup artists from the fashion industry and she reveals lots of tips and some very sensible (and fun) advice about wedding hair. Also on the show, I explain how easy it is to set up your own personalized wedding email account to keep track of all of your wedding quotes, subscriptions (have you subscribed to my newsletter yet?) and contacts, all in one place. This is a great idea to separate your wedding life from your real-life and to collate all the important info that you need to keep track of to reduce stress and mental-ness. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 28, 2015
059- Aleisha Visits the Etsy Wedding Fair (& learns about Wedding Invitations)
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It's wedding invitation time! So, you’re organizing this shindig and hopefully not come to blows over who is attending (listen to this podcast episode if you are struggling) and now you’ve got to tell people about it. I popped along to the Etsy Wedding Fair to meet some very talented stationery designers, artists, illustrators, and letterpress legends to bring you advice on how to choose the most fabulous wedding invitations, budget and timelines! The main goal of the invitation is to convey information. Who, where, when? You don’t need 18 separate cards and sections. The wedding invitation is the first opportunity (unless you’ve sent a Save the Date) that you have to convey to your guests the tone and style of your upcoming event. If you are having a classic formal wedding, express that to your guests with an appropriately colored and worded invitation. If it’s a rockabilly wedding, get that theme going early, have fun with it, use color, etc. As you’ll learn in today’s podcast there are many different printing and design processes that you can select for your wedding stationery. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 25, 2015
058- Wedding Q&A- Seating plans & fabulous Wedding shoes
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Today on the Wedding Q&A, it’s all about table seating plans, podcast love and finding that fabulous pair of wedding shoes that won't require you to seek medical attention! I've had a very busy couple of weeks recording interviews; videos and meeting wonderful people at some major international wedding events that have been held in London recently. The Esty Wedding Fair, The White room and London Bridal Fashion Week, were all held over the same weekend and I had a fun time cramming them all in and meeting some wonderful wedding vendors that I will bring to this show very soon. I was very excited to take a film crew along with me on the journey so I will be sharing some of those videos with you very soon! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order! Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be! Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!
May 21, 2015
057- Making a speech & choosing the right MC with.... with Julia Zemiro
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