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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 your sanity, when it comes to planning your big day.

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265- 'I am Bride' with Laura Willcox

April 24th, 2017


‘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 …

264- Mahalo- Lessons from a Destination Wedding

April 17th, 2017


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 …

202- Dress Mess- When Vendors Go Bad

April 14th, 2017


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 …

263- Weddings- Who pays for what?

April 10th, 2017


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 …

262- 18 Wedding Planning Truths- Best Of

April 3rd, 2017


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 …

261- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A (with Rich)

March 27th, 2017


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 …

260- Don't plan a wedding- plan a lifetime

March 20th, 2017


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?' …

259- Bridechilla Wedding Guest Etiquette

March 13th, 2017


A much-requested topic- manners, guest etiquette and what we can do to help our guests not make us cray! Inspired by your questions and a fabulous …

258- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

March 6th, 2017


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 …

257-Incorporating culture and tradition with Bridechilla Chloe

February 27th, 2017


One of the things that I love about producing the Bridechilla podcast is the diversity of the bridechilla community. We all come from different …

256- The Bridechilla Podcast Q&A Monday!

February 20th, 2017


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. …

255- Weddiculous Bridechilla: With Jamie Lee

February 13th, 2017


Bridechilla, Comedian and Girl Code star Jamie Lee joins me on the Podcast to share some marvels from her new wedding planning book Weddiculous. She …

254- Bridechilla Body Image: Your Response

February 6th, 2017


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), so in saying that, today’s Bridechilla Podcast …

253- Badass Bridechilla OGs

February 2nd, 2017


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. We meet on Skype to share ideas, inspirations and ways to serve …

251- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

January 26th, 2017


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? …

250- Always a Bridesmaid for Hire- With Jen Glantz

January 23rd, 2017


A lot of people called her crazy in 2014 when Jen Glantz first put out a craigslist ad offering her services as a Bridesmaid for Hire to strangers…. …

249- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

January 19th, 2017


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!

Bridechilla Graduate Annie shares some of her favorite wedding moments and …

248- Positive Bridechilla Body image

January 16th, 2017


I want this episode to inspire and empower us to push past the 'how much weight are you going to lose?' questions and 'sweating for the wedding' propaganda and tap into how we feel about our bodies. 
Wedding planning …

247- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

January 12th, 2017


Bridechilla Thursday Q&A is where it is at! A fabulously eclectic collection of questions from Bridechillas in need! Today I am delighted that we …

246- Keeping The Peace- Bridechilla Style

January 9th, 2017


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 …

245- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

January 5th, 2017


Today, Bridechilla Kate updates us on her pre-election engagement party…were there dramas? Did it go smoothly? Did she put up a sign telling everyone …

244- Confessions of a Wedding DJ- BRIDECHILLA BEST OF

January 1st, 2017


For something so imperative in creating 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 playlist and …

243- Ditch the Traditions- BEST OF BRIDECHILLA

December 28th, 2016


In this Best of Bridechilla episode Aleisha looks at some of the wedding traditions that can consider ditching (or changing) to suit your needs. When it comes to wedding traditions, can you have your wedding cake and …

242- Overcoming Wedding Stress with Dr Lindsay Bira- BEST OF

December 26th, 2016


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 …

241- Bridechilla wedding Q&A

December 22nd, 2016


I LOVE Bridechilla Q&A Thursday, it's when the straight wedding talk hits it's peak and today you bring it with the questions and I bring it with the answers. 💥  Bridechilla Amy from Calgary and her fiancé have …

240- Get Creative With Experiential Weddings

December 19th, 2016


Today’s guest on the Bridechilla Podcast is Kim Sayatovic is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Belladeux Event Design, a full service wedding …

239- Bridechilla Q&A- De-stress before the big day

December 15th, 2016


Bridechilla Jen has been negotiating with her ‘dream florist’ for the past month but has hit a wall in proceedings as she was hoping to add some …

238- A Wedding for 400 people for $15,000- Bridechilla Claire

December 11th, 2016


Bridechilla Claire is the epitome of Bridechilla… she’s planning a wedding for 400 people in 4 months on $15,000. Yep. For reals. How is she doing it? Claire generously shares her amazing tips (that you can steal) on …

237- Bridechilla Wedding Planning QA (with Rich)

December 8th, 2016


You have many wedding planning questions and we...yes, he's back, have the answers. Rich is co-hosting the show, (whilst cooking dinner).  

Photographer and Bridechilla Elena Is after some advice about how to include …

236- Wedding truths with Bridechilla Graduate Erica

December 8th, 2016


There is nothing more satisfying than hearing from Bridechilla and Groomchilla graduates after they have celebrated their wedding day. In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, Bridechilla Graduate Erica joins me to …

235- Wedding Planner dramas with Bridechilla Kaitlyn

December 8th, 2016


I spoke briefly about Bridechilla Kaitlyn’s wedding planner dramas in last week’s wedding planning Q&A episode and I am happy to bring you her interview on today’s show. Kaitlyn kindly shares some of the pros and …

234- We only wear Pink on Wednesdays- Wedding Forums

December 8th, 2016


A few months ago, I put out a request asking for your feedback about wedding planning forums. I have been lurking, making observations of the forums, especially the big forums that attract thousands of brides who are …

233- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A...from the car

December 8th, 2016


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 …

232- Unplugged Weddings & Choreography

December 8th, 2016


Will you be accompanied down the aisle? Is there an aisle? Who is working the music in your wedding service? Can they use and iPod? Will there be …

231- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

December 4th, 2016


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 aeroplane (y) but we do bring the good chats and …

230- Where will they stay-Hotel Room blocking and Travel deals

December 4th, 2016


Bridechillas and Groomchillas, your to-do list is no doubt super long and let’s face it, sampling wedding cakes are far more fun than researching, negotiating and securing a block of hotel rooms for your out-of-town …

229- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A

December 4th, 2016


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 …

228-Think like a Bridechilla Entrepreneur with Danielle Tate

December 4th, 2016


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 …

227- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

December 4th, 2016


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 …

226- Should You Change Your Name?- The Feminist bride

December 4th, 2016


The topic of name change after marriage is a much requested theme on the Bridechilla Podcast and I am delighted to welcome back Katrina from to talk about the choices that Bridechillas have when it …

225- Wedding Planning Q&A

October 27th, 2016


Bridechilla Doriean is getting hitched in but a few weeks and would like some last minute advice about adding an interactive component to help …

224- The Wedding Virus

October 24th, 2016


The Wedding Virus is a term that describes how all things love and marriage seem to spread like a virus across groups of friends and women regardless of location or status. Today on the Bridechilla Podcast I share a …

223- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

October 20th, 2016


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 …

222- Avoiding Wedding Loans and Debt

October 17th, 2016


A topic that I am finding particularly scary at the moment in the world of weddings is the onset of wedding loans and financial institutions …

221- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

October 13th, 2016


As your virtual Bridesmaid, I am here to solve problems and answer your wedding planning questions like the one that Bridechilla Tiffany sent. She …

220- 9 Last minute Wedding Planning To Dos

October 10th, 2016


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 …

115 Put your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Wedding Budgets

October 7th, 2016


She’s back, my favourite financial guru Ginger Dean helps ‘women go from hot mess to a financial success’ with her website. Today on the wedding planning podcast, we talk shared …

107- Top tips from a Top Wedding DJ

October 7th, 2016


For something so imperative to create 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 …

111- Advice from my Mother-in-Law

October 7th, 2016


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 …

219- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

October 6th, 2016


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 …

218- New Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations

October 3rd, 2016


In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I get us all jealous for sunshine and sand as I talk weddings and honeymoons in tropical destinations with Megan and Rebecca from How getting hitched …

217- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

September 29th, 2016


On the Bridechilla Podcast Wedding Q&A, 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 …

216- Forum Bullies, Compromise & Bridechilla Wisdom

September 26th, 2016


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 organised Bridechilla, Grace shares some amazing (and very …

215- Bridechilla Wedding Planning

September 22nd, 2016


Q&A Thursday on the Bridechilla Podcast is the place to be to learn about wedding planning, solving issues and having a laugh at some of the cray …

214- Wedding Alchemist- Rachelle Lopez

September 19th, 2016


As a wedding planner, today’s 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, …

213- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A

September 15th, 2016


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 …

212- Bridechilla Summer series- 10 Things Wedding Planners Wish Couples Knew

September 12th, 2016


It’s the Bridechilla summer series, where I share with you some of my favourite episodes of the show. I sometimes we think we can do everything. We go into superwoman (and man) mode where it feels easier to do a task …

211- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday

September 8th, 2016


In this Q&A Thursday episode Bridechilla DeAnna from Indianapolis is getting hitched in 3 weeks. They’ve met with officiant but DeAnna is …

BEST OF: 210- A Practical Wedding with Meg Keene

September 5th, 2016


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 …

209- Bridechilla Q&A- Make up!

August 31st, 2016


A fresh new episode of The Bridechilla Q&A Thursday answering your wedding planning, relationship and general queries about life. Today I focus on hair and make up, how to choose your make up artist and communicate …

208- Bridechilla Summer series- Weddings under 5K

August 29th, 2016


It’s the Bridechilla summer series, where I share with you some of my favourite 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 …

207- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A Thursday

August 25th, 2016


Today wedding planning advice aplenty! Bridechilla Jennifer is one week out from her big day and they have just discovered that a large chunk of her partner's family will not be attending! What to do? Bridechilla Jess …

206 - Holden Bespoke- Nice is boring

August 22nd, 2016


Today's guest Laura Holden, is a Bridechilla and also a wedding planner and stylist with her company Holden Bespoke. Holden Bespoke helps you plan …

205- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

August 18th, 2016


Today more wedding hacks, problems solved and fun on the Bridechilla Podcast Q&A Thursday! Lulu is looking for suggestions on jazzing up their …

204- Bridechilla Graduate Kate

August 15th, 2016


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 …

203- Bridechilla wedding planning Q&A Thursday

August 11th, 2016


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. …

201- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday

August 4th, 2016


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 …

200! - Borrow Don't Buy attire and decor for your wedding

August 1st, 2016


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 …

199- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A

July 28th, 2016


Bridechilla friends Hannah and Izzy left me a wonderful voice message, with two very interesting questions. The first from Izzy is all about picky …

198- Couples therapy with Dr Lindsay Bira

July 25th, 2016


Many Bridechillas and Groomchillas probably haven’t considered attending couples counselling or therapy to their list of things to do prior to their …

Significant Other- 9 out of 10 (first episode)

July 22nd, 2016

Subscribe to significant other now! Here’s a fun activity! Ask your partner to rate you out 10 and see what happens. That’s what Significant Other co-host Aleisha unwittingly did this week with her husband Rich. Good …

197- Bridechilla Thursday Q&A

July 21st, 2016


Lots of wedding planning goodness on 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 …

196- Something New - Tales from a Makeshift Bride

July 18th, 2016


Today’s fabulous Bridechilla guest, illustrator Lucy Knisley was another single girl in New York City, traversing the dating world and her own …

195- Bridechilla #FridayQuickie

July 15th, 2016


Some wonderful feedback from the Bridechilla community on yesterday’s episode with my cousin Belinda and her wedding planning adventures. Sarah was …

194- Bridechilla Belinda- Choosing a Theme

July 14th, 2016


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 …

193- Bridechilla Belinda: Casual Wedding Planning (Part 1)

July 11th, 2016


A much-requested topic and theme of the wedding podcast have been featuring real brides and grooms talking about their wedding planning. In today's episode, I interview my cousin Belinda and her fiancé Luke, who are …

192- Bridechilla Podcast- #FridayQuickie

July 8th, 2016

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 …

191- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday

July 7th, 2016


Brittany asks about wedding shows and booking things in advance, especially when the wedding is still a little while away. Can you lock in deals that …

190- Top 10 Pinterest Wedding Trends (2016)

July 4th, 2016

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 …

189- Bridechilla #FridayQuickie

July 1st, 2016

I here by sub-categorised this show today as the art of successful grievances… How to complain nicely and be heard. Successful complaints e.g. a …

188- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A

June 29th, 2016

Recording the #bridechillapodcast Q&A Thursday from the road this week after some air traffic control strike action left us ‘stranded’ in the …

187- Claire's Getting Hitched

June 27th, 2016

oday on the Bridechilla wedding podcast, Claire from 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 …

186- #GroomchillaFriday

June 24th, 2016

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 …

185- Dapper Groomchillas with

June 23rd, 2016

There always seems to be a lot of talk about the wedding dress, the style, the shape the cut, the colour. How it may look in certain situations… …

184- Groomchilla Week...with Rich!

June 20th, 2016

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 …

183- #FridayQuickie- so long Save The Date

June 17th, 2016

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 …

182- Wedding Planning Q&A- #Bridechilla Suggestions

June 16th, 2016

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 …

181 - 18 Wedding Planning Truths.

June 13th, 2016

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 …

180- #FridayQuickie -Wedding Planning Q&A!

June 10th, 2016

#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 …

179- Wedding Q&A- Even professionals get stressed!

June 9th, 2016

#Bridechilla Danielle who is also a event planner leaves a frustrated voice message about family and friends pressuring them to make decisions …

178- Collaboration & Relinquishing control with Louise from BLOVED

June 6th, 2016

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 …

177- #FridayQuickie -Wedding Planning Podcast

June 3rd, 2016

Hola #Bridchillas and #Groomchillas, it’s #fridayQuickie time on the #1 wedding planning podcast! Voice mails today include Ashleigh from …

176- Wedding Q&A- Challenges and Strength

June 2nd, 2016

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 …

175- Engaged and Ready with Natasha Johnson

May 30th, 2016

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 …

174 - #FridayQuickie

May 27th, 2016

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 …

173- Wedding Q&A...with Rich

May 26th, 2016

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 …

Bridechilla Best of: 172- The Guest List & RSVPs

May 23rd, 2016


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 …

171 - #FridayQuickie

May 20th, 2016

Maria and her fiancé Jefferson are struggling with the choice about videography for their wedding…should they hire a videographer? Are their …

170- Wedding Q&A- Engagement Party Etiquette

May 19th, 2016

170 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 …

169- The Feminist Bride

May 16th, 2016

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, …

168 #FridayQuickie

May 12th, 2016

What do you do if your best friend is disinterested or displaying some level of animosity towards your wedding? Should you approach them and …

167- Wedding Q&A - RSVP Limbo Hell

May 12th, 2016

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 …

162- Telling your Love Story –Love Notery

May 9th, 2016

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 …

165 #FridayQuickie

May 6th, 2016

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 …

164- Wedding Q&A: Dean's Episode

May 5th, 2016

Hearing Bridechilla and Groomchilla’s wedding day stories really excites me and sharing them on the show is a pleasure as I know it helps us all with creating realistic expectations and also thinking out side the box …

163- Wedding Anxiety & Mental health with Dr Lindsay Bira

May 2nd, 2016

If you are nervous or worried about being the centre of attention or the focal point of your wedding day and feel stress, depression and anxiety, …

162 –#FridayQuickie

April 29th, 2016

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 …

161 –Wedding Q&A – Embracing what we have

April 28th, 2016

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 …

160- Stress, Mindfulness & Communication with Dr Lindsay Bira.

April 25th, 2016

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 …

159 -#FridayQuickie –Can you be TOO chill?

April 22nd, 2016

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 …

158- Wedding Q&A #Maidchilla Week

April 21st, 2016

Who organises a hens or 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 …

157 -#Maidchilla Week – Bridesmaid for Hire

April 18th, 2016

#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 …

156 #FridayQuickie

April 15th, 2016

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 …

155- Your BEST Wedding Hacks - Part 2!

April 14th, 2016

Part 2 of your marvellous 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 …

153- Wedding Q&A Week- Friday...with Rich!

April 8th, 2016

Welcome to Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages!

All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast!

Have a question …

152- Wedding Q&A Week- Thursday

April 7th, 2016

Welcome to day four of Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages!

All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast!

151-Wedding Q&A Week- Wednesday

April 6th, 2016

Welcome to day three of Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages!

All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast!

150- Wedding Q&A Week- Tuesday

April 5th, 2016

Welcome to Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages!

All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast!

Have a question …

149 Wedding Q&A Week- Monday

April 4th, 2016

Welcome to Wedding Q&A week…5 days of answering your wedding planning questions and voice messages!

All that and a lot, lot more on the Save the Date Wedding Podcast, the #1 wedding planning podcast!

Have a question …

148.5 #FridayQuickie

April 1st, 2016

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 …

148- Wedding Q&A- Last minute dress Dramas

March 31st, 2016

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 …

147- The IKEA Test

March 28th, 2016

Today on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, we take a slightly different tact 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 …

#FridayQuickie- Good Friday QUickie!

March 25th, 2016

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 …

146- Wedding Q&A- Jealous friends

March 24th, 2016

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 …

145-Wed-Tech- Best wedding planning apps & Tech things

March 21st, 2016

Tina Hoang-To from, a fabulous all in one venue finder website, joins me today to share some of her favourite cool tech tools to …

#144.5 #FridayQuickie

March 18th, 2016

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 …

144-Wedding Q&A- Should you consider amateur wedding photography?

March 17th, 2016

I love Thursdays because it’s Q&A time. A voice message follow up from a couple who was dealing with an invitation conundrum. A fabulous question …

143- Bridal Musings: Managing inspo overload

March 14th, 2016

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 …

142.5 #FridayQuickie

March 11th, 2016

Today’s #FridayQuickie, I must admit, isn’t that quick! BUT it does includes 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 …

142- Wedding Q&A- Overbearing MIL’s & letting go!

March 10th, 2016

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 …

141- Confessions of an awful bridesmaid

March 7th, 2016

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 …

140.5 #FridayQuickie -Ashley's Episode

March 4th, 2016

#FridayQuickie…Today's episode is dedicated to awesome #bridechilla Ashley who left me an amaaaaaaazing voice mail!

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140- Wedding Q&A -selective inviting

March 3rd, 2016

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 …

139- Advice for a Best Man, MOH and bridal party

February 29th, 2016

In this episode I feature an interview with my best friend Daniel Burt. Dan was my best man at our wedding and he is highly regarded and experienced comedian writer and performer. Today is all about your bridal party… …

097 Top Ten Wedding Hair Tips Part 2

February 28th, 2016


In episode 097 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I am delighted to be joined again by Jen, the DIY wedding queen from for part 2 of our special wedding hair series. As well as having the best …

138.5 #FridayQuickie...with Rich

February 26th, 2016

#FridayQuickie…Rich joins me for this episode! It's fun. Enough said.

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!

138- Wedding Q&A with author Alex Miles

February 25th, 2016

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 …

137- Sixty Secrets for a Happy Bride

February 22nd, 2016

Sixty Secrets to a Happy Bride author Alex Miles joins me to talk wedding planning worries and how to clear the emotional cache when it comes to the …

#136 FridayQuickie

February 19th, 2016

#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 …

136 Wedding Q&A- Aleisha attempts to not offend people

February 18th, 2016

Can you add your own personal va-va-voom to a religious wedding service? How do you find a balance between your extended families desires and wants, …

135- Call Your Girlfriend; Long distance friendship with Aminatou Sow

February 15th, 2016

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, …

134.5 #FridayQuickie

February 12th, 2016

#FridayQuickie baby! Today I share an interview with the wonderful Hamish from fabulous new wedding planning website and resource! …

134- Wedding Q&A- Unwanted wedding guests & 'Cocktails & Craft'

February 11th, 2016

Delighted to welcome back Danielle Calhoun from 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 …

133- Black Sheep Bride: Giving Back

February 8th, 2016

Delighted to be joined on the show today by founder wedding photographer/international good person and movement maker, Danielle Calhoun. encourage couples and wedding vendors to …

132.5 #FridayQuickie

February 5th, 2016

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 …

132- Wedding Q&A- Your Voice Messages!

February 4th, 2016

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 …

131- 10 Things Wedding Planners Wish Couples Knew

February 1st, 2016

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 …

131- Getting Hitched in 2016 (and Beyond)

January 31st, 2016

Today on the show two fabulous wedding bloggers and real life friends Jess from www.thebudgetsavvybride and Jen from (and …

130.5 #FridayQuickie returns!

January 29th, 2016

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 …

130- Wedding Q&A-MIL Veronika returns!

January 28th, 2016

She’s back, my Mother In-Law Veronika…a crowd favourite joins me again to answer your wedding questions. She’s outspoken, kind and knows what she wants…I reckon she might be the original #Mumchilla . In this episode we …

128 Wedding Q&A- Your biggest wedding challenges!

January 20th, 2016

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 …

127- DIY Dos & Don’ts with Maggie from

January 17th, 2016

On today’s wedding podcast I catch up with the gorgeous Maggie Lord, founder of, the original wedding website highlighting all of the wonderment that is rustic weddings, country gorgeousness, DIY …

126- Wedding Q&A with Meg Keene

January 13th, 2016

I’m delighted to welcome Meg Keene, the founder of the A Practical Wedding and author of the fabulous new book, A Practical Wedding Planner: Planning …

125- A Practical Wedding with Meg Keene

January 10th, 2016


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 …

124 Wedding Q&A- New Year: New Wedding Planning

January 6th, 2016

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 …

123 Weddings under $5K- Adaptable ideas for all budgets!

January 4th, 2016

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 a wedding ideas for budgets under $5k. The big thing is …

122 Wedding Q&A- Controlling mothers & Kids activities at weddings

December 31st, 2015

The final Wedding Q&A episode of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast of 2015! Huzzah! Today’s episode features listener questions about controlling …

121 Wedding Traditions to Ditch

December 28th, 2015

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 …

120 Wedding Q&A- Managing wedding day anxiety

December 24th, 2015

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 …

119 Thoughts from a real Bridechilla

December 21st, 2015

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 …

118.5 Save The Date #FridayQuickie

December 18th, 2015

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 …

118 Wedding Q&A- Quieting the voice of self-doubt

December 17th, 2015

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 …

117 How to create a super wedding ceremony!

December 14th, 2015

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 …

116.5 Save The Date #FridayQuickie

December 11th, 2015

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 …

116 Wedding Q&A- Getting vendors to take the Groom seriously!

December 10th, 2015

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 …

115 Put your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Wedding Budgets

December 7th, 2015

She’s back, my favourite financial guru Ginger Dean helps ‘women go from hot mess to a financial success’ with her website. Today on the wedding planning podcast, we talk shared …

114 & 1/2 Friday Quickie

December 4th, 2015

I had some great feedback from Monday's episode on eloping and simplifying your wedding planning. In fact listener Chelsea and her partner have …

114 Wedding Q&A- Avoiding ‘Bad’ Wedding Planners

December 3rd, 2015

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’ …

113 Bugger this, let's Elope

November 30th, 2015

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 …

112...and a half- Bonus quickie episode

November 27th, 2015

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 …

112 Wedding Q&A- Finding your ‘bride’ voice

November 26th, 2015

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, …

111 Advice from my Mother-in-Law

November 23rd, 2015

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 …

110 Wedding Q&A- Sticking to your guns

November 19th, 2015

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 …

109 Wedding Politics – How to Ditch the Bullshit

November 16th, 2015

Politics is something many people prefer to ignore, particularly when it comes to something so personal, like a wedding but this episode, with …

108 Wedding Q&A – Healing Family Rifts

November 12th, 2015

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 …

107 Top tips from a Top Wedding DJ

November 9th, 2015

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 …

106 Wedding Q&A - Putting dibs on a wedding venue?!

November 5th, 2015

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 …

105 Over Budget Wedding Woes

November 2nd, 2015

When it comes to weddings, it’s crazy how much we think everything is going to cost and then when you start planning, realising how much it actually costs. It’s like we’re in the wedding matrix. Today’s episode is …

104 Wedding Q&A –Adding humour to your wedding

October 29th, 2015

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 …

103 Wedding Printables & DIY Stationery with The Budget Savvy Bride

October 26th, 2015

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 …

102 Wedding Q&A - Getting the Groom involved!

October 22nd, 2015

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 …

101 Pro Wedding Photography Tips Part 2

October 19th, 2015

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 …

100 Wedding Q&A - 100th EPISODE!

October 15th, 2015

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 …

099 Pro Wedding Photography Tips Part 1

October 12th, 2015

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 …

098 Wedding Q&A RSVP timelines & Pacing Yourself!

October 8th, 2015

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 want’s to know all about RSVP timelines and …

096 Wedding Q&A- First Look Photographs

October 1st, 2015

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. …

095 Top 10 Wedding Hair Tips with Part 1

September 28th, 2015

In episode 095 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I am delighted to be joined by Jen, the DIY wedding queen from, who as well as having the best wedding craft tutorial website around is a …

094 Wedding Q&A- Social Media at your wedding?

September 24th, 2015

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 …

093 Best Advice from Wedding Bloggers Part 2

September 21st, 2015

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 worlds BEST …

092 Wedding Q&A- Inviting people from the Guest ‘B-list’

September 17th, 2015

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 …

091 Best Advice from Wedding Bloggers Part 1

September 14th, 2015

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 …

090 Wedding Q&A- Who chooses bridesmaids dresses?

September 10th, 2015

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 …

089 Being assertive when wedding planning

September 7th, 2015

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 …

088: Wedding Q&A- The art of compromising

September 3rd, 2015

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 …

087 Creating your Wedding Day Timeline Part 2

August 31st, 2015

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 …

086: Wedding Q&A Hotel Blocks and Step-Parent struggles

August 27th, 2015

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… …

085 Creating your Wedding Day Timeline Part 1

August 24th, 2015

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 …

084: Wedding Q&A- Pre-loved Wedding Dresses and ‘feelings’

August 20th, 2015

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 …

083: How to plan an Ethical and Environmentally friendly Wedding

August 17th, 2015

How many dolphins will die becuase of your wedding? Bloody none I hope! Here’s the thing, weddings are awesome but there can be a lot of waste (and …

082: Wedding Q&A renting dresses & shedding expectations

August 13th, 2015

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 …

081: 8 Phallic Free Bachelorette Ideas

August 10th, 2015

In episode 81 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, 8 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 …

080: Wedding Q&A- Misheard proposals & negotiating with venues

August 6th, 2015

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 …

079: 4 MORE ways to Save Money on your Wedding

August 3rd, 2015


In episode 79 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, 4 MORE ways to save money on your wedding, is a follow up to an episode that I did waaaaay back …

078: Wedding Q&A- Booze rules & Wedding Dances

July 30th, 2015


In episode 78 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I answer a bunch of listener wedding related questions about… Tips and steps to take to book a …

077: The New 'I Do' Part 2: Creating a successful relationship!

July 27th, 2015


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 …

076: Wedding Q&A- Wedding date stealing!

July 23rd, 2015


In episode 76 of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, I answer lovely listener questions about… choosing your wedding day make up artist. Do you go for a hair and make up artist or separate people? What’s the most cost …

075: The New 'I do' Part 1

July 20th, 2015


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 …

074: Wedding Q&A – Long Distance Wedding Planning & Celebrants

July 16th, 2015


This episode 74 of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast! Hurrah! Q&A Thursday… all the way, where I answer you wedding planning questions, share hints, tip and guide you in the right direction (whatever works for you) …

073: Lawyer up- know your legal rights when planning your wedding

July 13th, 2015


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 …

072: Wedding Q&A- Borrowing customs (when you shouldn't)

July 9th, 2015


Save The Date Wedding Podcast Q&A Thursday is my favourite time of the week because I get to share your stories and questions and hopefully help …

071: Meet the Parents - Wedding planning with the folks

July 6th, 2015


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 …

070: Wedding Q&A - Fabulous Wedding Flowers on any Budget

July 2nd, 2015


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 …

069: How to not break the bank with your Wedding Flowers

June 29th, 2015


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 …

068: Wedding Q&A - RSVP...PLEASE!

June 25th, 2015


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 …

067: Wedding Equality With Olympian Blake Skjellerup

June 22nd, 2015


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 …

066: Wedding Q&A- Post Wedding Blues

June 18th, 2015


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 …

065: New Wedding Etiquette - bending 'the rules' to suit you!

June 15th, 2015


You may think that etiquette is something only the Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey has to deal with but you know what?'s a really big part of being a member of society. My guest today is Cheryl Seidel who is an …

064: Wedding Q&A - Save The Date & Invitations

June 11th, 2015


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 …

063: Confidence. What is it & where do you get it?

June 8th, 2015


'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 …

062: Wedding Q&A #moneyweek - Wedding Budgets for everyone

June 4th, 2015


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 …

061: Manage your Moolah - Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

May 31st, 2015


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 …

060: Wedding Q&A- Staying organised & Amazing Wedding Hair

May 28th, 2015


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 …

059: Aleisha Visits the Etsy Wedding Fair (& learns about Wedding Invitations)

May 25th, 2015


It's wedding invitation time! So, you’re organising this shindig and hopefully not come to blows over who is attending (listen to this podcast …

058: Wedding Q&A- Seating plans & fabulous Wedding shoes

May 21st, 2015


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 …

057: Making a speech & choosing the right MC with.... with Julia Zemiro

May 18th, 2015


Making a speech at a wedding (or anywhere actually) for many people is a mortifying event. It doesn’t have to be this way! I promise, by then end of this podcast with my very special guest, Australian TV superstar (and …

056: Wedding Q&A- Acknowledging loved ones & wearing your mother's wedding dress

May 14th, 2015


It’s Q&A Thursday and today is a very family oriented wedding Q&A podcast, with two listener questions both asking about, on some levels, the inclusion of family in weddings and traditions. Listener Olivia wants …

055: Must Ask Wedding Questions that will SAVE you time, money & your sanity

May 11th, 2015


Before you seal the deal and hand over a deposit, there are lots of questions that you should ask potential wedding vendors to decided if they are …

054: Wedding Q&A- Managing Wedding Expectations

May 7th, 2015


It’s Q&A Thursday and the accidental theme of this episode's expectations! I speak to hairdresser Stephanie Stevenson about our obsession with looking like celebrities (which is often impossible with all the tricks …

053: Plan your Wedding with Buzzfeed- Exclusive interview!

May 4th, 2015


My guest today is pretty influential and I don't say that lightly… Rachel Wilkerson Miller is a Senior Lifestyle Editor as Buzzfeed and I would bet 1 …

052: Wedding Q&A - Buzzfeed Weddings & having 'the talk' with your parentals

April 30th, 2015


If you are struggling with how to go about having 'the talk', eg speaking to your family and loved ones about your wedding and money, then hopefully …

051: Don't Plan Your Mother's Wedding

April 27th, 2015


Who are you getting married for? You better have answered 'each other'. Today's episode is titled 'Don't plan your mother's wedding' which comes from …

050: Wedding Q&A- Rock the Frock & Sourcing Quality Hair & Make Up Artists

April 23rd, 2015


Today's Wedding Q&A covers everything from vintage wedding dress shopping with Karen from Rock the Frock and I talk about sourcing quality hair …

049: Destination Wedding Planning

April 20th, 2015


Destination weddings are fast becoming a very popular option for brides and grooms who want to escape with their family and friends, to somewhere …

048: Wedding Q&A- Pregnant brides, Wedding Rebellion & Siblings

April 16th, 2015


Today's Wedding Q&A covers everything from sibling dramas to surprise bridal pregnancies! I'm continuously surprised and delighted by what you send me and I get good vibes every time that little email noise pings. …

047: 7 sneaky wedding expenses and how to avoid them

April 13th, 2015


The Girl Scout/Guide motto is "Be prepared" and that's exactly what you'll be after listening to Save The Date Wedding Podcast! Today I present you 7 sneaky wedding expenses and how to avoid them. It's all about staying …

046: Wedding Q&A- Broken Bachelorette plans & Wedding Catering

April 9th, 2015


Today's Wedding Q&A covers everything from broken bachelorette plans & which wedding catering to choose to suit your vibe. Cocktail? Buffet? Silver Service? I'm very happy that I have TWO guests on to help me …

045: Staying cool, calm & collected when planning your wedding

April 6th, 2015


Staying cool, calm and collected when planning your wedding, is often easier said than done. I talk a lot about aesthetics in the wedding podcast…how …

044: Wedding Q&A- Bridesmaid Budgets & Bridal style at any age.

April 2nd, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode Aleisha answers questions about Bridesmaid's budgets, hair and make up and tackles the topic …

043: Alternative Wedding Fairs- Get inspired!

March 30th, 2015


Visiting an alternative wedding fair doesn't have to mean that you have dreadlocks and feathers in your hair...although feathers are actually a very …

042: Wedding Q&A- Sexy Spanx & Crappy Vendor Customer Service

March 26th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode blogger Nova from returns as a special guest Q&A questions answerer person. …

041: Wedding Music- Get it right to make your night

March 23rd, 2015


For me, some of my favourite memories of weddings (including my own) is dancing. When I dance, I really commit. Shoes off, gyrating, weird fist pumping, Elaine Benes style, sweaty commitment.Today’s episode is all about …

040: Wedding Q&A- horrible bosses, the guest book bitch & piquing your fiancé's interest!

March 19th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! Another jam-packed Wedding Q&A episode! Including questions about horrible bosses, the topic of the guest …

039: Celebrating Diversity with Nubride

March 16th, 2015


Today’s episode is all about embracing difference. I don't know about you but I don't really look like the gals in the bridal magazines becuase A) I'm 5"2 and B) I'm not a model but I am white and if I squint I can sort …

038: Wedding Q&A- Family financials & gifts...who gets what?

March 12th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! Today Jessica from returns as a special guest Q&A questions answerer person. We …

037: Wedding Ceremony tweaking, free yoga & gift registries

March 9th, 2015


A theme free episode of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, where I cover everything from gift registries super finds to how we changed the wording in our wedding ceremony to support our gay friends. I also talk about …

036: Wedding Q&A- Feisty friends & asking for cash

March 5th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! Today I tackle questions from two listeners both called Meg! Meg #1 is struggling to find the right way to ask …

035: Appily Ever after-The BEST Wedding Planning Apps & Tech

March 2nd, 2015


There are plenty of ways to streamline your wedding planning and if you have a smart phone and internet access it’s obvs even easier. Today I am joined by Jessica from to talk all things wedding …

034: Wedding Q&A- Grooms Grooming & Vow Writing

February 26th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode Celebrant Josh Withers returns as a special guest Q&A questions answerer person. Josh is …

033: DIY Without the Y- Etsy Weddings

February 22nd, 2015


Etsy is a magical place were clever, crafty people unite to sell their wares so the DIY inclined (but not time blessed…or skill blessed?) can buy up a storm. If you want a DIY wedding but never want to touch a glue gun, …

032: Wedding Q&A- Unique wedding ideas & multiple dresses!

February 19th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode Karen Cinnamon, from, is back on the Save The Date Wedding Podcast as a …

031: 11 Ways to De-Clone Your Wedding

February 16th, 2015


11 Ways to De-Clone Your Wedding Clone is probably a little harsh but I fear many brides and grooms are suffering from copycat-it is, being sucked into the vortex of same sameness. So in today’s episode, I’ve rounded up …

030: Wedding Q&A - Affairs, venue hunting & post wedding blues

February 12th, 2015


You’ve got wedding planning questions and damn girl, I have answers. This Q&A Episode of the Save The Date Wedding Podcast has something for everyone...affairs, venue hunting and post wedding blues. My guest host …

029: Choosing your Wedding Celebrant with Josh Withers

February 8th, 2015


Celebrant Selection with Josh Withers. Have you chosen you marriage celebrant, officiate, minister, registrar or registrant person? You know, the …

027: Wedding Q&A The Bridesmaid Guide with author Kate Chynoweth

February 5th, 2015


Wedding Q&A The Bridesmaid Guide: Kate Chynoweth Episode Show Notes…kate-chynoweth/ You’ve got wedding planning questions and I have many, many answers! It's …

026: Bridesmaids blues- Avoiding Drama 101

February 2nd, 2015


Episode Show Notes ‎ Bridesmaids blues aka Avoiding Drama 101. Hmmm. Where to begin? In this episode I tackle some of the *potential crazier moments of wedding …

025: Wedding Q&A- Saving Cash and Surprise Strippers

January 29th, 2015


Episode Show Notes…rise-strippers/ ‎ You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode I …

024: The Budget Savvy Bride- Get smart with your Wedding budget!

January 26th, 2015


Episode Show Notes

An interview I have been chomping at the bit to bring you is my chat with Jessica from The Budget Savvy Bride is …

023: Wedding Q&A - Unplugged Weddings and Stepfamilies

January 22nd, 2015


Episode Show Notes ‎ You’ve got wedding planning questions and I have many, many answers! Today I tackle unplugged, tech free weddings, Stepfamilies and how to …

022: Hitched in a Hurry-Planning a Wedding FAST

January 19th, 2015


Episode Show Notes ‎ Are you getting hitched in a hurry? Well, then have I got the guest and book for you! Journalist, Karley Kiker's, Hitched in a Hurry: The …

021: Wedding Q&A: Family pressure and wedding venue panic

January 15th, 2015


Episode Show Notes You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode I talk, wedding …

019: Wedding Q&A |Photography, exes & bridal party gripes

January 8th, 2015


Episode Show Notes…l-party-gripes/ You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode …

018: Rock N Roll Bride Magazine

January 5th, 2015


Episode Show Notes I was very happy to spend some more time with Wedding Blogger, business lady extraordinaire and now Editor in Chief of the UK’s newest wedding …

017: So you're engaged...what next?

January 1st, 2015


Episode Show Notes Hopefully by now you’ve bathed in the just-engaged attention … milk that, it …

016: Wedding Q&A- Seating plans, cashback websites and DIY

December 29th, 2014


Episode Show Notes You’ve got wedding planning questions and Save The Date Wedding Podcast host Aleisha McCormack, has answers! In this episode Aleisha talks …

015: Wedding Beauty and Make Up Secrets

December 22nd, 2014


Episode Show Notes ‎ We spend a lot of time preparing and planning our weddings, …

014: DIY Weddings- Get crafty

December 18th, 2014


Episode Show Notes Drop the glue gun. Step away from the chalk board because this episode of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, we're talking DIY weddings with the …

012: Wedding Expectations-How to smash them

December 11th, 2014


Episode Show Notes Wedding are a liar liar pants on fire to say that you don’t have any. We all want our wedding day to go perfectly to …

011: Jew-ish Weddings with Karen from

December 8th, 2014


Episode Show Notes Are you planning a Jewish or Jew-ish wedding? Karen Cinnamon started her blog when she realised in the run-up to her wedding …

010: Wedding Q&A- Replica dresses & Tupperware parties

December 4th, 2014


In this episode, Aleisha talks replica dresses…should you order a knock off from China or perhaps buy your dream dress pre-owned. She revisited last …

009: Wedding Guest List - Who's in and Who's out?

December 1st, 2014


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. …

008: Groom Guide: How to avoid a night on the couch

November 27th, 2014


This is a fun, must listen, for fiancés of both sexes who are wedding planning! Grab your guy (or lady) because this episode is for everyone. Wedding planning can bring out the best and worst in couples. And there are …

007: Rock N Roll Bride-Meet the Wedding Blogger Kat Williams

November 24th, 2014


There aren’t many people in the world of wedding planning and wedding blogs that can legitimately claim to have a cult following, but this week’s …

006: Wedding Q&A- Ring angst & Flower Free Weddings

November 20th, 2014


You’ve got wedding planning questions and Bridechilla host Aleisha McCormack has answers! In this episode, Aleisha looks at flower free weddings. Do you have to have huge Kim Kardashian and Kanye West floral walls or …

005: Meet The Wedding Blogger- London Bride aka Charley Beard

November 17th, 2014


Charley Beard is a London Wedding Planning expert with a wonderful story. Former TV Production manager turned uber (my words not Charley’s!) Wedding …

004: Four ways to SAVE: Budget Wedding tips

November 6th, 2014


Getting hitched but lacking funds? Need to cut your wedding budget but don’t know where to start? Who doesn’t! In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, Aleisha brings you four sassy, easy to implement ways to save …

003- How To Have a Luxury Wedding On Any Budget

November 5th, 2014


Not everyone has the wedding budget to get married at an iconic landmark like London’s The Savoy Hotel BUT there’s nothing stopping us snapping up some sassy wedding planning advice from The Savoy Hotel London’s …

002: Pinterest: The Secret Wedding Planning Tool

November 5th, 2014


There's a secret, free wedding planning tool that lots of brides and grooms are using... but are they using it to their advantage to get bang for …

001: Who is Aleisha McCormack and why a wedding podcast?

November 4th, 2014


Hello, I'm Aleisha, the host of Bridechilla Podcast. I'm a professional big mouth and home work out enthusiast (I'm also an Australian Comedian and TV Presenter).

My hit wedding planning book Smart Wedding, a budget …

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