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286- The F*cki it Bucket

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. These items are tasks are things you thought would be important at the early stages of planning but now…bye! This episode was inspired by a Reddit thread with couples shared lists of everything they were throwing in their f*ck it bucket. It's a cathartic exercise will help you just let go and move on and it's very...

Duration: 00:41:38

285- Wedding Scams, Rip-offs and Things To Look Out For

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. It's unlikely that...

Duration: 00:38:14

284- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q: Colorado Edition

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. Why, when it comes to wedding planning does it sometimes trigger the control freak ‘you can’t handle basic tasks’ mode from parents? We’re all adults who make big life decisions, we work, we feed...

Duration: 00:50:55

283- Wedding Guest Perspective: 7 Weddings in One Year

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 favourite moments, things they would change and some of the very fun ideas that have been injected into the...

Duration: 00:33:15

282- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

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 answer your wedding planning questions! Bridechilla Kelsey wants to know about the etiquette behind partners of the bridal party and what they should do in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding morning? Is it kosher for a partner to attend a groomsman's morning, while they prepare for the wedding?...

Duration: 00:40:02

281- Ditching Wedding Stress and Anxiety with Dr Lindsay Bira

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 place where Bridechillas feel comfortable sharing their personal experiences. Pre-existing depression, anxiety and stress doesn’t just stop because you are engaged. We are so often told that we should just cheer up or that ‘you’’ be fine on the day’ when it comes to anxiety. and a surprising amount of...

Duration: 00:44:06

280- Chasing Your Veil- Why The Wedding 'System' Is Broken

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… Cali Pitchel is a Bridechilla who is planning a very Bridechilla wedding event (I’ll leave that to her to share the details in the episode). We talk about being consumed by the wedding process, all...

Duration: 00:43:39

279- Wedding Planning Q&A- On A Train

Our favourite 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 new found 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! Join the Bridechilla Community on...

Duration: 00:36:05

27- Your Best Wedding Money Saving Tips

Sticking to a budget and maintaining your vision for your wedding can be a constant battle. Wanting to save money in your wedding budget doesn't make you cheap or tight...seriously, it makes you a conscientious and smart. Why spend more than you need, especially when you can funnel those saving into other areas of your wedding (or mortgage or honeymoon!). The surprise and realisation of the cost of some aspects of planning a wedding can be a total Debbie Downer- especially when those...

Duration: 00:42:36

277- Achieving Life/Wedding Balance

If you feel like you are spinning plates, trying to balance your work, home and wedding planning life, I am sure you are not alone. One major theme that runs through The Bridechilla Podcast and discussion in our Bridechilla Community is trying to find balance while also ticking off all of those tasks in the overgrowing list while also maintaining relationships and having some semblance of a relaxing/leisure time. We get it. It can be hard and sometimes feel like a struggle. This...

Duration: 00:38:56

265- What Does A Wedding Coordinator Actually Do?

If there is one thing that everyone can agree on, it is that weddings are a ton of work. If you are engaged, I am sure you are already feeling spreadsheet overwhelm and decision fatigue. We’ve all heard couples compare wedding planning to having a second full time job, except you are not getting paid - in fact you are the ones paying! The fact of the matter is that for most couples, this is the first time you have ever planned an event of this magnitude. There are lots of moving parts and...

Duration: 00:59:47

275- Easy Ways To Plan A Sustainable Wedding

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. As I found when I asked the Bridechilla Community Facebook Group for suggestions, there are hundreds of small changes that you can make to ensure that your wedding leaves an impact on you are your guest lives and not the environment (and your wallet!). I’m excited to share this episode with you as I truly believe that by making these changes...

Duration: 00:40:41

274- How to Fill The Dance Floor At Your Wedding

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. He DJs. He Dances. He MCs and he is an...

Duration: 00:46:07

273- Choosing an Alternative Wedding Venue

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. My guest is Yael from, which is a marketplace where people can list,...

Duration: 00:41:15

272- Secrets of Bridesmaid Dress Shopping- aka keeping the peace

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-catchy look without it looking rando and we discuss the importance of bras and underwear to prevent possum overload and VPL (without having to wear awful underwear)? All of these questions will be answered on the Bridechilla Podcast by...

Duration: 00:33:26

271- Wedding Alcohol- Know your booze

My very clever guest is Jacqueline Strum founder of ThirstyNest, the world's first curated wine and spirits registry. This episode is everything you need to get the lowdown on alcohol at your wedding… and beyond. Jacki shares her tips on how to order wine & spirits for a large crowd (a much-asked question int the wedding planning world- 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...

Duration: 00:38:53

270- Things I Wish I Knew When Planning My Wedding

Hindsight is a marvellous thing especially when you are all done and dusted planning your wedding, like my super organised guest Bridechillla Graduate Christine. Christine married John in April 2017, in a bright and fabulous carnival themed extravaganza. Combining Christine’s Nigerian cultural heritage, they had a dramatic outfit change mid-wedding and worked thoroughly to include aspects and traditions from both of their backgrounds. Christine shares some of the most frustrating parts of...

Duration: 00:38:10

269- Shaping the party- Wedding Entertainment

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...

Duration: 00:33:11

268- Finding ‘The Dress’- Adventures in Wedding Dress Shopping

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. Some brides might have been dreaming about the details of their dress for years- although as you will hear in this episode, a lot of those ladies have a big change of heart when they try on the ‘dream dress’ and...

Duration: 00:34:43

267- Catalyst Wedding Magazine

I know a lot of Bridechilla listeners struggle with the idea of balancing their feminist beliefs and planning their wedding day with all of the wonderful details and traditions. I’m delighted to be joined by Liz Susong Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst magazine (who seemed to have had a very similar wedding experience to me!). Catalyst Magazine is the first-ever print wedding magazine with a feminist consciousness, and they regularly host events to increase diverse representation in...

Duration: 00:31:02

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