The Bridechilla Podcast

The Bridechilla Podcast

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Wedding planning the Bridechilla Podcast way is fun, easy and drama free. Hosted by your virtual bridesmaid comedian and author Aleisha McCormack, who twice a week cuts the wedding planning white noise and BS, questions old-school traditions and encourages you to plan the wedding that YOU want, not what Pinterest, wedding magazines and your mother think you should plan. Bridechilla Host Aleisha has helped thousands of Bridechilla and Groomchillas to plan their big day with the Bridechilla Podcast, bringing interviews with wedding vendors, bloggers, authors and psychologists, tackling everything from obligation guests, and budgeting to stress and mental health. Subscribe now and see why The Bridechilla podcast is the #1 wedding planning podcast.

Episodes

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 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 organised and feel in control of your tasks while also giving yourself permission to relax and have a life! 

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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 little details to take care of and that is before you even get to the family politics and societal traditions. Strip away all the emotional baggage from a wedding, and you still have a huge task on your hands. 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!

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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 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! ——>https://wp.me/p5j2ae-2aV 


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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 award-winning comedian. You won't be disappointed with this episode of the show.

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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 Splacer.co, which is a marketplace where people can list, discover and book unique spaces. Their marketplace gives you access to undiscovered and under-utilised spaces, offering extraordinary arenas for your wedding. Unlike other platforms (like Airbnb), Splacer curates its spaces: all spaces are reviewed by their team with an eye for great design and the logistics like insurance and whether the property owner will allow a raging, stomping party in their space, is pre-checked, so there is no awkward negotiating down the track. 

Even if you have already booked your wedding venue, this episode is full of logistical information that will help guide you along the way.


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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 our fabulous returning guests Taylor and Danielle from The Wedding Shoppe and Kennedy Blue. 


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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 tips for creating a signature cocktail and not having your guests needing to be carried out of the venue before 6pm!

If you are intimidated by purchasing wine, don’t fear! Jacki shares terms to sound like a wine PRO, without being a douche! Including ‘Malolactic Fermentation, Terroir, Tasting Terms - Lean, Oak, Earthy, Burnt Rubber, Barnyard, Catpiss (yes, really)’. She also breaks down how to choose a wine that will age well as a Gift - Types to Consider, Storage etc.

An info-packed awesome episode, not to be missed. ThirstNest has a veteran team of hospitality industry experts who will guide you to picking the best quality wines, spirits & drinkware for your home that actually reflect the way modern couples live & entertain. If you don’t need ‘house stuff’ then I highly recommend a visit to ThirstyNest.com

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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 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. Christine is honest and super informative and I am delighted to share her story on the Bridechilla Podcast. Be sure to check out the accompanying blog post which features Christine’s top tips and photographs of their gorgeous wedding. Inspiration aplenty!

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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 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.

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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 realise it isn’t ‘the one’ at all and thus begins the existential dress crisis. A really enjoyable and knowledge packed episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, featuring wedding dress buying experts Danielle and Taylor from The Wedding Shoppe who both worked for years ‘on the floor’ as wedding dress advisors and have seen EVERYTHING.

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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 the wedding industry like their traveling workshop {un}convention, which I recently attended in London. In this show we 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. We’re all stressed and trying to juggle a million things, which everyone deals with in different ways. Liz shares her thoughts on being mindful, knowing your stress triggers and being present during the process (and your wedding day). "Catalyst Wedding Magazine is the answer to our feminist prayers.” Huffpost

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266- How to find the right wedding planner  
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 she process, who is well connected and has been there and done that, over and over again, is a a gift that many couples won’t appreciate until they kick off their wedding planning and start to realise just who potentially complicate and stressful it can all be. My guest on today’s show is Kylie Carlson, the Director for the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning. With over 3000 graduates from 6 countries, Kylie is the global leader in wedding planning and event styling education AKA you want this lady (and her students) as your wedding planner! We talk about connecting with your vendors, how to know if you will be a great fit for each other and making sure that you do your homework and push for referrals and testimonials if you are at all hesitant or just want to learn more about their work. As Kylie says, ’It’s your wedding, make sure you ask the questions…you have a right to.’ Kylie is a big advocate of training and accreditation for wedding professionals (lots of professionals don’t have accreditation) and highlights the importance of trust and when it comes to handing over your hard earned money, to to mention the responsibility of planning your wedding to a stranger, so you want to make sure you make the right choice. Kylie’s candid advice and years of experience makes this episode a jam packed listen for all couples regardless of whether you have hired a wedding planner (although by the end of the episode, I am sure you will be considering it! Kylie also hosts a podcast series which is resource for the aspiring, new and experienced wedding professionals. It’s a great episode and I look forward to having Kylie back on The Bridechilla Podcast again soon!

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265- I am Bride with Laura Willcox  
‘Like a beautiful butterfly emerging from a homely cocoon, the moment a person gets engaged they blossom from a run-of-the-mill human into a bride-to-be. A bride is a true dictator, her wedding her totalitarian state. And that is exactly as it should be.’ This week 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 establishing 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. Her refreshing take on all things bride will turn tradition on its head, and have you rolling your eyes and reading passages out loud to your peeps Laura has created a hilarious book which is a perfect gift for the friend who can’t stop pinning to her dream wedding board, the maidchilla currently feeling the wrath of her friend-turned-bridezilla, or any bridechilla who would benefit from a much-needed break from the stress and madness of wedding planning.

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264- Mahalo- Lessons from a Destination Wedding  
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 and so many Bridechilla listeners commented and got in touch after hearing her relaxed and down to earth perspective on her own wedding planning, after her first appearance. Today we recap their wedding week, what they learned from the experience and how they feel in retrospect about planning a destination wedding from a far, with a bunch of guests from all over the world. 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. Please be warned, I was in the midst of a terrible head cold, recording this episode, so I do sound like a husky old broad!

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263- Weddings- Who pays for what?  
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. So, when it comes to weddings, there is so much to pay for (SO MUCH) and it can often be difficult to figure out who is responsible for paying for what. From splitting costs with parents to Bridesmaids and Groomsman’s attire, often the hardest conversations you will have in your planning adventures figuring out how to talk about the expense of it all. If you can conquer your budget and the money talk, I guarantee your wedding planing will be 100% easier. 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. Today I am joined by my lovely friend Cristina from Plantheday.com who joins me to co-host the show and shares her insight and experience on this subject. Cristina is offering a fabulous 50% off plantheday membership. Visit this link http://bit.ly/ptdbcp and use the codeword- Bridechilla!

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262- 18 Wedding Planning Truths- Best Of  
I have been a little under the weather this week and have lot 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 realised 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.

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261- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A- with Rich  
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. Bridechilla Jillian is getting hitched in Italy and wants to know if she should tip? She’s been given a bunch of different advice…so we text a friend…literally. What can Bridechillas give their partner as a celebration of them getting engaged? Ladies get a ring, so what do guys get? Do they need anything or is it just another way for us to hemorrhage money while planning? Bridechilla Ellie is at her one-year countdown of their wedding…she’s very organised but would like some tips on where to start locking things in at this big countdown moment. Kim’s planning a sex marriage and her mother-in-law is stuck on the idea that Brides should wear dresses…how do they shift her perspective?

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260- Don't plan a wedding- plan a lifetime  
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. My guest, Shawn Miller (along with his wife Erica) is the founder of Young Hip & Married—he also happens to be one of their officiants and is a qualified life coach. As well has marrying people, Shawn and Erica run relationship and pre-marital coaching programs that help couples discover the strengths in their relationship and discover how to get the most out of them. 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.

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258- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A Monday!  
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! Long distance wedding planning and the choosing a wedding date that will possibly fall on a day the is sensitive for her fiancé’s family is weighing on Bridechilla Emmi. She’s also getting hitched in a football town so is battling the power of sport (and hotel bookings during peak season). Bridechilla Ashton and her fiancé are looking to make their wedding more interactive and personal and have some wonderful suggestions for bringing your guests together on the day. Bridechilla Shawna asks about allocating responsibilities and juggling family members offers of help to hold events in the lead up to her wedding.

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257-Incorporating culture and tradition with Bridechilla Chloe  
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 a modern weddings today on the show I will come bridechilla Chloe who left me a fantastic voice message explaining the highs and lows of her wedding planning so far. She is confident and funny and I am so happy to be featuring her story with you today. From creative ways to save money and use your community to help you plan your wedding to sharing Chloe's perspective on feminism, fitness and incorporating elements from two cultures into their wedding, I know you will benefit from this episode. Chloe has great advice on keeping everyone happy but most importantly following her heart and planning the wedding that truly reflect them as a couple! 

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