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Wedding planning is fun, but brides and grooms need to know the "real-deal" in order to help them plan the best wedding possible. This podcast, hosted by Alessandra Macaluso, author of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, gives you useful tips for wedding planning and everything you need to know to plan the ultimate wedding that's best for YOU. She and her guests speak about everything: how to get in shape for your wedding, how to communicate with your in-laws and navigate tricky family situations, how to negotiate with vendors, how to plan your wedding budget, what to look for when choosing a reception hall, the best places to honeymoon, what's new in the wedding industry, discounts on bridal and wedding items, how to save money while planning your wedding, relationship advice, how to select your bridal party, and much, much more. If you are planning a wedding you'll ask yourself obvious questions, like where would I like to get married? What dress will I wear? And, where should we honeymoon? But unexpected little buggers will also pop up, such as: Why is my bestie acting like she swallowed four Xanax and washed them down with three mimosas? Why does my mom’s face twitch like that when I talk reception ideas? How come everyone shares opinions, without me asking? And, upon finding yourself locked in a closet: What are the going rates for a room for two at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas? Planning a wedding can be a wonderful time in your life, but it can also be overwhelming. And the whole process has a funny way of bringing out the crazy in everyone around you. The Real-Deal Brides podcast will prepare you for everything you need to know -- the REAL things -- so you can plan the wedding that best reflects you while keeping your sanity, finances, and relationships intact. Whether you are thinking about marriage, are engaged, or are well past your wedding, you will find entertainment and advice in this podcast which you can use long after the last dance. This podcast is based off of Alessandra's book, The Re

Wedding planning is fun, but brides and grooms need to know the "real-deal" in order to help them plan the best wedding possible. This podcast, hosted by Alessandra Macaluso, author of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, gives you useful tips for wedding planning and everything you need to know to plan the ultimate wedding that's best for YOU. She and her guests speak about everything: how to get in shape for your wedding, how to communicate with your in-laws and navigate tricky family situations, how to negotiate with vendors, how to plan your wedding budget, what to look for when choosing a reception hall, the best places to honeymoon, what's new in the wedding industry, discounts on bridal and wedding items, how to save money while planning your wedding, relationship advice, how to select your bridal party, and much, much more. If you are planning a wedding you'll ask yourself obvious questions, like where would I like to get married? What dress will I wear? And, where should we honeymoon? But unexpected little buggers will also pop up, such as: Why is my bestie acting like she swallowed four Xanax and washed them down with three mimosas? Why does my mom’s face twitch like that when I talk reception ideas? How come everyone shares opinions, without me asking? And, upon finding yourself locked in a closet: What are the going rates for a room for two at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas? Planning a wedding can be a wonderful time in your life, but it can also be overwhelming. And the whole process has a funny way of bringing out the crazy in everyone around you. The Real-Deal Brides podcast will prepare you for everything you need to know -- the REAL things -- so you can plan the wedding that best reflects you while keeping your sanity, finances, and relationships intact. Whether you are thinking about marriage, are engaged, or are well past your wedding, you will find entertainment and advice in this podcast which you can use long after the last dance. This podcast is based off of Alessandra's book, The Re
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Wedding planning is fun, but brides and grooms need to know the "real-deal" in order to help them plan the best wedding possible. This podcast, hosted by Alessandra Macaluso, author of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, gives you useful tips for wedding planning and everything you need to know to plan the ultimate wedding that's best for YOU. She and her guests speak about everything: how to get in shape for your wedding, how to communicate with your in-laws and navigate tricky family situations, how to negotiate with vendors, how to plan your wedding budget, what to look for when choosing a reception hall, the best places to honeymoon, what's new in the wedding industry, discounts on bridal and wedding items, how to save money while planning your wedding, relationship advice, how to select your bridal party, and much, much more. If you are planning a wedding you'll ask yourself obvious questions, like where would I like to get married? What dress will I wear? And, where should we honeymoon? But unexpected little buggers will also pop up, such as: Why is my bestie acting like she swallowed four Xanax and washed them down with three mimosas? Why does my mom’s face twitch like that when I talk reception ideas? How come everyone shares opinions, without me asking? And, upon finding yourself locked in a closet: What are the going rates for a room for two at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas? Planning a wedding can be a wonderful time in your life, but it can also be overwhelming. And the whole process has a funny way of bringing out the crazy in everyone around you. The Real-Deal Brides podcast will prepare you for everything you need to know -- the REAL things -- so you can plan the wedding that best reflects you while keeping your sanity, finances, and relationships intact. Whether you are thinking about marriage, are engaged, or are well past your wedding, you will find entertainment and advice in this podcast which you can use long after the last dance. This podcast is based off of Alessandra's book, The Re

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Episodes

Wedding Day Style with Pro Stylist Rayne Parvis

2/13/2018
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What are some great ways to showcase your style as a couple? How can you put your own unique spin on the traditional elements of a wedding day? What types of fun elements can you literally bring to your tables? Listen in as I talk to LA-based Professional Stylist Rayne Parvis about all of this and more, as well as her personal wedding story. Links Mentioned: Rayne's website, with her personal wedding journey, tips, and more: www.StyleByRayne.com Rayne's Instagram Rayne's Facebook page Etsy...

Duration:00:23:56

Bare Naked Bravery with Emily Ann Peterson

1/15/2018
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What does it take to be brave? What does it take to be courageous? Join me as I chat with Emily Ann Peterson, author of Bare Naked Bravery, about why these things are so important, and how they can take our relationships to the next level. Links: Emily's book, Bare Naked Bravery Emily's website (sign up for a free copy): www.emilyannpeterson.com

Duration:00:35:39

Elopements and Tiny Weddings with Charity Parrish

8/28/2017
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Brides and grooms who crave an intimate wedding, listen up! In this episode, I chat with Charity Parrish, founder of The Elopement Co. Charity specializes in elopements, courthouse weddings, and tiny weddings. She handles the photography, the officiant, and even the cupcakes, along with any other details that would make your day special to you. She was even recently featured on Good Morning America sharing how you can plan an intimate, "tiny wedding." Even if your big wedding is already...

Duration:00:23:21

Getting Dressed for a Wedding with Bernadette Maulion

8/1/2017
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When we think of weddings we often think about "the dress." But what about all of those other dresses? I'm referring to the dresses you'll need for the rehearsal dinner, the engagement photos, the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, and maybe even the "little white dress." Of course, you'll need a dress for these occasions. And of course, you didn't budget for them. In this episode, I sit down with Bernadette Maulion, owner of Dressed CLT. Bernadette shares tons of wisdom on getting...

Duration:00:40:10

RDB012: Thrifty Weddings with Pros Kacie and Sara Kay of CLT Wedding Flea

6/4/2017
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Thrifty brides and grooms, listen up! You won't want to miss this episode with Kacie and Sara Kay from CLT Wedding Flea, the pro thrifters who organize a flea market geared specifically toward wedding planning. These girls give the industry a run for their money by organizing events that allow post-brides to sell their gently used wedding-related items to brides and grooms-to-be, because why should you have to pay retail for fifty-two votive candles you'll use for four hours?! Listen in as...

Duration:00:38:34

RDB011: Entertainment Talk with Andy Kushner

5/23/2017
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This episode kicks ass because I talk to Andy Kushner, a well-known Entertainment Designer who truly gives an experience like no other. I liked him right away the very first time we connected and once you listen in you'll understand why. Seriously, he makes me want to plan a wedding again, which if you know me says a LOT. His passion for making entertainment truly POP is contagious and his experience is mind-blowing. Her understands that each couple, family, event, is unique. He gets it,...

Duration:00:38:58

RDB010: Celebrity Fitness Trainer Vinnie Tortorich

2/16/2017
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This week I talk to Vinnie Tortorich, a celebrity fitness trainer who follows the NSNG (No Sugar No Grains) diet. Listen in as we discuss: Why diet is so important, and how to make it work for you Vinnie's book, Fitness Confidential, and what it meant for me when I read it How you can lose weight by simply changing the way you eat How to incorporate healthy choices into your lifestyle so you can keep the weight off His thoughts on marriage Hidden names for sugar How to decode food labels...

Duration:00:48:38

RDB009: A Quirky Wedding with Quirky Chrissy

1/12/2017
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There is nothing I love more than talking with a bride who has recently gotten married. Fresh off the aisle, she is excited, elated, and more importantly, experienced - and ready to share that experience with future brides-to-be. Whether you are getting married or just are simply a sucker for love stories and happy endings, you won't want to miss her story. Guys, girls, anyone who is planning a wedding, listen up: there are SO MANY IDEAS to borrow from Chrissy! SERIOUSLY. Listen in as I...

Duration:00:46:12

RDB008: Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) With Jen Glantz

1/3/2017
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Jen Glantz is the first professional "Bridesmaid for Hire" and after connecting via email I just had to know more. I admit I was skeptical of the idea going in and had a bunch of questions for Jen (who I found out quickly is absolutely awesome). The conversation was very enlightening for me! Being a bridesmaid is a huge job - so big, in fact, that you can now hire a pro. Enjoy this podcast episode of my talk with Jen, where she tells us all about: Why every bride could use her services...

Duration:00:34:37

RDB007: Makeup Talk with Glory Eke and How to Look Your Best

9/28/2016
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In this episode I talk to Glory Eke, a Texas-based makeup artist who gives me the lowdown on how to look your best. Here are our talking points: How her love for makeup was sparked in a dorm room Why doing makeup for brides is her favorite Her favorite tool to apply makeup (it's inexpensive - only $7 at Ulta! - and a trick even beginners like me can do) To airbrush or not to airbrush? And what to do if you're a "crier" What she'll feature on her blog (coming soon) Her 4-Step Process on how...

Duration:00:31:02

RDB006: Real-Deal Wedding Talk with Amy Hunter, Writer and Comedian

9/19/2016
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Fellow brides that need a good laugh - yes, I'm talking to you - come listen in as I talk to writer and comedian Amy Hunter of the Outnumbered Mother about ALL THINGS WEDDING. In this episode you'll hear: The romantic way Amy's husband proposed (hint: "Shut up and marry me" may or may not have been uttered) How she wound up wearing a ring with no diamond in it Why "fiance time" is the absolute greatest time The marriage equivalent to the middle finger How to make your wedding exactly what...

Duration:00:56:50

RDB005: Divorce-Proof Your Marriage with Dr. Psych Mom

5/19/2016
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In this episode I talk to Dr. Samantha Rodman, aka “Dr. Psych Mom". I love her approach to relationships, her tone in her articles, and her overall honest appeal, and I think you will too. Dr. Rodman is a clinical psychologist originally from Brooklyn, NY and now practices in Maryland. She attended Columbia University for her BA and UMD College Park for her PhD. Her first book, How to Talk to Kids About Your Divorce, is available at all major bookstores. Her second book, 52 Emails To...

Duration:00:34:39

RDB004: How to Have a Meaningful and Memorable Ceremony

5/1/2016
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In this episode I talk to Lauren Snead from Rhythm and Light Ceremonies - she is a giant force of positive energy! And I'm proud to say that we had a GREAT conversation about the most important part of your wedding day: your ceremony. Listen to us discuss: How to make your ceremony beautiful and unique (every couple has a story!) Tips for ALL types of couples on how to make the ceremony special (LOVE WINS!) How to incorporate many different elements into your ceremony to celebrate your...

Duration:00:43:11

RDB003: How to Keep Your Guests Happy

4/13/2016
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This week I welcomed back the talented and charming Esme Krahn of BodaMaestra wedding planning. I love chatting with her! Esme is relatable, approachable, and down-to-earth, and has excellent methods of getting the most out of your wedding planning. Among other things, we talked about: How to keep your guests happy How ANY budget can still get you an open bar How to keep your wedding classy The main things to spend your money on The RIGHT way to do a slideshow (and a few examples of wrong...

Duration:00:43:17

RDB002: Exclusive Tips From a Wedding Planner

3/15/2016
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Listen in as I chat with Esme Krahn of BodaMaestra wedding planning. Among other things, we talked about: Her favorite tips she tells her brides (#1 was amazing and I wish I knew this when I was getting married!!) What she learned from her conference with David Tutera and Preston Bailey The first steps you should take right after getting engaged and BEFORE signing any contracts The things you need to do to help you deal with family who may have other ideas about how you should plan your...

Duration:00:26:59

RDB001: Welcome to the Real-Deal Brides Podcast

2/25/2016
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Welcome to Episode 1 of the Real Deal Brides Podcast! In this first episode I introduce to you the show, tell you what you can expect from future episodes, and read to you an excerpt from my book The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. Links mentioned: The Real-Deal Bridal Bible on Amazon (Subscription links to subscribe to more)

Duration:00:10:00