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343- How to feel more comfortable in front of the camera

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! Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field Guide and the best combo since tequila and bad decisions. Order your copies NOW! Join the Bridechilla Community on...


342- Wedding Planning Q&A with Aleisha

This week’s Bridechilla is a special episode of wedding planning Q&A with you, the listeners. Bridechilla is all about community. Even through 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 answered. And I promise to do my best to answer them. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The...


341- Navigating Family Drama with Meghan Ely

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. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field Guide and the best combo since tequila and bad decisions....


340- Chilla Wedding Etiquette with Cheryl Seidel

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. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and...


339- Smashing Wedding Planning Stress

For me, sometimes I’m not even conscious of being stressed until my body starts to send warning signs like grinding my teeth at night, struggling to catch my breath and having a huge desire to drive to the country and find a field to scream into. 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...


338- Bridechilla Alcohol Wedding Planning Q&A

When it comes to alcohol and weddings, there are lots of decision 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, first wine & spirits registry for the modern couple. Get The Bridechilla Guides The...


337- Working with Wedding Donors aka your parents

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 to working out money logistics whilst maintaining control and chill. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field Guide and the best combo since tequila and bad decisions....


336- How to Avoid Getting Caught Up in the Downward Spiral of Details

I’m excited 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. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla...


335- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

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. Get...


334- Wedding Hacks Revisited

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 about using the shared economy…renting and hiring dresses and suits, using a ‘fake’ cake and repurposing bridesmaids...


333-All-Inclusive Wedding Packages- Are They for Me?

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. I am joined by Paulette Alkire, a...


332- Choosing the 'right' wedding vendors

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, that will turn your 'dreams' into reality and will share your ethos of weddings and marriage. Get The Bridechilla Guides The...


331- Couples Finance Q&A With Dan Hinz

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 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. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field Guide and the...


330- Bridechilla Live with Brideside in Chicago!

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 organise more live events and hope to come to a venue near you soon! Get The Bridechilla Guides The...


329- The Big Wedding Planning Podcast Crossover

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! Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field...


328- Planning an extended Honeymoon

For many couples, their honeymoon is possibly the first big trip that you take together and often it goes way to 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! On this episode of Bridechilla Podcast, I speak with Christian and Annabelle who have just returned from a 13 month extended honeymoon, travelling across 30 states and visiting over 20 national parks. Get The...


327- Where to Splurge and Where to Save for Your Wedding

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. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field Guide and the best...


326- Choice is Stressful with Sarah Powell

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! Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla...


325- Rethinking Wedding Traditions

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...


324- Bridechilla Q&A- Bridal Party Dramas

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. Get The Bridechilla Guides The Bridechilla Survival Guide and The Bridechilla Field Guide and the...