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Bridechilla- Wedding Planning Podcast

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Wedding planning the Bridechilla way is ditching the wedding planning BS and stress and encouraging you to plan the wedding that YOU want.Hosted by Bridechilla Founder Aleisha McCormack, your new virtual bridesmaid, she'll help you put wedstress in the f*ck it bucket and be a Chilla. Subscribe now a… read more

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412- Wedding Planning Q&A

April 12th, 2020


In these strange and harrowing times when weddings and fun events have been postponed, I thought it would be good to plan for the future and continue …

411- Keeping Chilla During Times of Crisis

March 18th, 2020


We find ourselves globally in a time of crisis, economically, health-wise and dealing with anxiety and the unknowingness of what is around the corner. In this special episode of Bridechilla, I welcome wedding planner, …

410- Wedding Alcohol- what to serve and how to stay on budget

March 2nd, 2020


In this best of Bridechilla episode, I am joined by Jacqueline Strum, the founder of, the worlds first alcohol gift registry. This …

409- Wedding Planning Q&A

February 16th, 2020


Planning a wedding is an exciting and joyous occasion. Anticipation of the big celebration with your friends and family can be exhilarating. However, the planning process can also be daunting and confusing. The …

408- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

February 3rd, 2020


Bridechilla Q&A returns! You can enjoy your wedding planning. And the Bridechilla podcast is here to help. Rather than being worried or stressed out, you can find support and encouragement from couples who have many …

407- Top Tips for Planning a Meaningful Honeymoon

January 20th, 2020


Travel Planner Irina Vishnevskaya returns to share more helpful honeymoon planning and travel tips. Irina is the founder of Allé, a travel planning …

406- Wedding Planning Q&A

January 13th, 2020


Bridechilla Q&A is back! Bridechilla founder, Aleisha answers wedding planning questions from the Bridechilla Community.

Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides! Visit the Bridechilla Store …

405-How to not be perfect and still be brilliant!

December 30th, 2019


We revisit a classic Bridechilla Episode over the holidays.

Planning a wedding involves so many factors. There are family and friends to consider, …

404- Surviving the Holidays

December 23rd, 2019


The Christmas and New Year period can wonderful, catching up with friends and family. It can also be challenging for many reasons. Being in a …

403- Honeymoon and Travel Planning Q&A

December 16th, 2019


A Honeymoon and travel themed Bridechilla Q&A episode where Aleisha is joined by Irina Vishnevskaya, the founder of allé travel, a custom travel planning company in New York City. A majority of Irina's clients are …

402- Things Everyone Forgets to Plan for On Their Wedding Day

December 8th, 2019


Wedding planning can be stressful, and when your mind is all over the place, you tend to forget about the "what-might-happen" moments. Veteran …

401- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

December 2nd, 2019


In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, Aleisha answers questions from the Bridechilla Community about whether you should hire a planner or …

400- Stress-Free Wedding Dress Shopping

November 25th, 2019


Shopping for your wedding attire can take you through a rollercoaster of emotions. From managing expectations (your own and those around you) to …

399- Bring Your Wedding Venue to Life with Kevin Dennis

November 18th, 2019


After you’ve made the important decision of where your wedding will be held, then it is time to decide how you can bring your wedding venue to life. What are some ways you can transform your wedding venue? Start by …

398- Wedding Planning Q&A

November 11th, 2019


In this episode of the Bridechilla Wedding Planning Podcast Aleisha answer's wedding planning questions from the Bridechilla listeners, including do you have to invite frendors (friends who are vendors) to the wedding? …

397- Easy Ways to Plan a Sustainable Wedding

November 4th, 2019


Your wedding doesn’t have to leave a negative mark on the environment. There are some easy ways to plan a sustainable wedding, which is exactly what …

396- Avoiding Wedding Planning Burnout

October 28th, 2019


Burnout is real and feeling consumed by wedding planning and the emotions and tasks that surround the event can be particularly challenging if your …

395- Wedding Planning Q&A with Leah Weinberg

October 21st, 2019


On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Leah Weinberg, founder of Color Pop Events, joins the show for some wedding planning Q&A. Leah …

394- Q&A - Making Good Wedding Planning Decisions

October 14th, 2019


Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A- this episode Aleisha answers wedding planning questions about weekday weddings and guests leaving early, rehearsal dinner speeches and when to not invite family members who might be …

393- Planning for the Unforeseen Circumstances

October 7th, 2019


On this episode of Bridechilla, Emily Sullivan of Emily Sullivan Events joins us as we discuss how important it is to pre-identify unforeseen …

392- Wedding Planning Q&A

September 30th, 2019


Whether you are planning a wedding or just going through something stressful, it is nice to hear that other people are dealing with similar issues. …

391- Wedding Planning Q&A

September 23rd, 2019


Planners (and sisters) Jennifer and Kimberly from Something Fabulous Events join me to answer your wedding planning questions and also share valuable …

390- Creating Your Wedding Mood Board with Oleta Collins

September 16th, 2019


With Pinterest, Instagram, and a whole host of wedding-related websites and blogs there is a treasure trove of ideas that you can pull from. Sorting …

389- Wedding photography Q&A with Cavin Elizabeth

September 9th, 2019


Wedding photographer Cavin Elizabeth returns to Bridechilla for part 2 of our wedding photography question and answers series. Cavin shares her professional insights on hair and makeup, thinking about lighting in your …

388- Wedding Planning Q&A- with Rich

September 2nd, 2019


In this Q&A episode of Bridechilla, Aleisha is joined by her husband and co-founder Rich...who also happens to be the most enthusiastic 'reluctant' podcast host ever! In this episode, they enjoy answering the …

387- Wedding Budget Busters

August 26th, 2019


Jess Bishop, founder of The Budget Savvy Bride joins the Bridechilla podcast to talk about wedding budget busters with the Bridechilla community. …

386- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

August 19th, 2019


On this Bridechilla Podcast Wedding Planning Q&A episode, Aleisha answers questions about having a special hens party, how to deal with money from relatives or other donors, and when it’s ok to take off your …

385-Wedding Photography Q&A with Cavin Elizabeth

August 12th, 2019


On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, Cavin Elizabeth, international wedding photographer and author of the book A Bride’s Guide to a Picture Perfect Wedding, joins the show for wedding photography Q&A. During …

384- The Wedding Planning Time Machine

August 5th, 2019


In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, we are hopping into a proverbial wedding planning time machine to talk about what we would do …

383- Planning a Wedding Like an Entrepreneur with Danielle Tate

July 29th, 2019


The are many principles of starting and running a business that can be applied to the wedding planning process. In order to run a successful company, …

382- Wedding Rentals and Outdoor Planning with Heather Rouffe

July 22nd, 2019


In this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Heather Rouffe, a professional wedding and event planner, talks about wedding rentals and outdoor planning. There are a lot of logistics to think through. If you are …

381-Wedding Planning Q&A with Aleisha

July 15th, 2019


On this Wedding Planning Q&A episode of Bridechilla, you’ll hear questions about involving your parents and stepparents in the wedding planning …

380- Getting serious about your financial future

July 8th, 2019


Have you started planning for the future? Chances are if you are planning a wedding then your answer is “yes”. You are planning for a future event …

379- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

July 1st, 2019


In this Bridechilla Q&A episode Aleisha answers wedding (and life) questions from the Bridechilla community including- managing social anxiety when it comes to wedding events and meeting new people, the …

378- Downsizing Your Wedding and Stress

June 24th, 2019


Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to your wedding day. Elopements and 'pop up weddings' are becoming more popular and are an awesome …

377- Building Strong Wedding Vendor Relationships

June 17th, 2019


How friendly should you be with your wedding vendors? Should you 'feel a connection with them' in order to work with them and how do you break up if …

376- Money Talk. Wedding Planning Q&A with Shannah Compton Game

June 10th, 2019


Returning guest Shannah Compton Game, CFP®, MBA and host of Your Millennial Money Podcast returns to answer some challenging questions about money and relationships from the Bridechilla listeners. Prenups, paying off …

375- Wedding Planning Q&A- Wedding Dress and Parent Drama

June 3rd, 2019


Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A, where Aleisha answers your wedding planning/life questions and hopefully helps you out. This episode, …

374- Wedding Planning Q&A with Michelle Durpetti

May 27th, 2019


Chicago based planner Michelle Durpetti, from Michelle Durpetti Events, joins Aleisha in episode 374 of Bridechilla to answer Bridechilla listener Wedding Planning Questions. Michelle also shares her tips on creating …

373- Wedding Planning Q&A Groom Edition

May 20th, 2019


When Bridechilla founder Aleisha did a call out for groom related questions, we were inundated. In this episode Aleisha is joined by Nathan Bellah from who as well as answering your questions, shares …

372- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

May 13th, 2019


During this podcast, Aleisha catches up on her voicemail by answering questions left by members of the bridechilla Community. She addresses the issue of taking your partner’s last name, breaking off an engagement, …

371- Blending faith, culture, and traditions in your wedding

May 6th, 2019


Karen Cinnamon, founder of joins the show to talk about blending faith, culture, and traditions in your wedding. There are many …

370- Ten steps to great wedding hair

April 29th, 2019


Former hairdresser Jen from shares her best tips for wedding hair preparation and how to decide what hairstyle will suit you. …

369- Q and A with One Fab Day

April 22nd, 2019


Celina and Claire from The One Fab Day Wedding Podcast join Aleisha to answer the Bridechilla Communities wedding planning questions. Covering a huge …

368-Let’s Talk About Sex with Caitlin and Michael Doemner

April 15th, 2019


Want to talk about sex? On today’s Bridechilla podcast we are going to do just that. Guests Caitlin and Michael Doemner join the show to talk about their book Sex Every Day and how they developed a way to prioritize …

367- Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels

April 8th, 2019


Many couples spend a great deal of time planning the wedding day without giving a lot of thought to what happens after the event ends. The reality is, after the wedding the real work of being married begins. On this …

366- Wedding Alcohol Q&A with Jacki Strum

April 1st, 2019


On this episode of the Bridechilla podcast, guest Jack Strum, founder of, joins Aleisha to address all of your wedding alcohol …

365- Decision making made easy

March 25th, 2019


Decision making overwhelm can hit even the most organized people, especially when it comes to all of the choices that surround wedding planning. From the 'big' decisions, right down the smaller details (that still …

364- Ditch Wedstress Q&A with Aleisha

March 18th, 2019


It’s time for you to ditch the stress in your wedding planning! One of the most popular shows the Bridechilla podcasts do from time to time is a …

363- Developing a healthier relationship with food

March 11th, 2019


Guest Laura Jean is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about supporting women to develop a healthier relationship with food and enjoy every eating experience. Through Eat with Awareness, Laura helps …

362- Bridechilla Wedding planning Q&A

March 4th, 2019


The Bridechilla Community has asked for more Bridechilla wedding planning Q&A episodes and I am happy to oblige! This episode, parental financial contributions, working with parents when they have an addiction and …

361- Planning the Wedding You Want with Natasha Johnson

February 25th, 2019


Natasha Johnson, wedding celebrant and founder of the Engaged and Ready blog, joins the Bridechilla podcast to talk about planning the wedding you …

360- Comparison is The Thief of Joy- with Lucy Sheridan

February 18th, 2019


A big conversation in our post-wedding facebook group, The Chilla Grads is post-wedding coping, comparison, blues and feelings surrounding expectations not being reached when thinking about our wedding celebrations. I …

359- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

February 11th, 2019


Anytime you have a gathering that involves both immediate and extended family, there is a high likelihood that you will have to deal with family …

358- Your Wedding Floral Timeline

February 4th, 2019


When it comes to choosing how to incorporate flowers in your wedding decor it can be challenging to figure our how to best make your budget stretch and to navigate what flowers are in season, how-to DIY aspects and how …

357- How to Think Like a Wedding Planner

January 28th, 2019


Choosing to work with a wedding planner or coordinator to help plan your wedding (and manage the logistics of the day) can we a wonderful investment …

356-Finding Work Wedding Balance

January 21st, 2019


Guests Michelle and Lucy from Honey Dew are here to help you find a better work/life/wedding balance. Last year they quit their day jobs to launch their business with the aim to help couples ditch the hard slog of …

355-Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

January 14th, 2019


With so many decisions to make for your big day, there’s no doubt that you have wedding planning questions. Where can you go to get good advice from? Who can you trust to answer your burning questions with wit, candor …

354-Overcoming Perfectionism with Dr. David Purves

January 7th, 2019


Planning a wedding involves so many factors. There are family and friends to consider, vendors to deal with, and so many other plans, all while …

353- Ethical Weddings- Giving Back While Saving Money

December 31st, 2018


Though it seems countercultural or out of the norm, you can have success in planning an ethical wedding. In this episode of Bridechilla, Aleisha …

352- Big Wedding, Small Budget- Bridechilla Claire

December 24th, 2018


On today’s Bridechilla podcast, you’ll hear from Bridechilla Claire who planned a wedding for 400 people for only $15,000. She shares some tips and tricks for saving money and offers encouragement for how you can have a …

351- Wedding Decor and Design Shortcuts

December 17th, 2018


Creating DIY details that don't cost the bank and are memorable can be challenging but this episode's guest, Marie Kubin from Rent My Wedding shares her tips on creating Pinterest-worthy weddings possible on any budget. …

350-How to be a Rock n Roll Bride with Kat Williams

December 10th, 2018


Do you consider yourself to be a Rock n Roll Bride? Or would you like to be a Rock n Roll Bride? Then this episode of the Bridechilla podcast is for …

349- B/S Skincare Myths Busted

December 3rd, 2018


A value-packed episode of Bridechilla, no matter what your skin-type, gender, and budget, you will learn more how we can look after our skin and we …

348- Top tips for making a wedding Speech or Toast

November 26th, 2018


If you are planning to make a speech at your wedding, hire an MC (or ask a friend or family member to host)or you just want to become more confident at public speaking and making presentations at work, this episode of …

347-How to Be a Madichilla

November 19th, 2018


Working with your Bridal Party and Bridesmaids, in particular, should be fun. They're good friends that you have asked to join you to celebrate your …

346-4 Toxic relationship killers and how to avoid them

November 12th, 2018


The last thing you want to think about when you’re engaged is your marriage going south. Unfortunately, statistics around divorce are frightening with about half of all couples relationships, not going the distance. In …

345- Bridechilla Best Money Saving Tips Part 2

November 5th, 2018


In Part 2 of Bridechilla Best money Saving Tips, Aleisha shares some of the Bridechilla Community's most successful ways to think laterally when it …

344-Bridechilla Best Money Saving Tips Part 1

October 29th, 2018


Are you ready for some money-saving tips? Wedding planning can be expensive. It’s easy to burn through your budget and overspend without even realizing it. But the Bridechilla podcast is here to help. In this episode, …

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

October 22nd, 2018


Wedding Photographer Cavin Elizabeth returns to the Bridechilla Podcast to share her best tips for being comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day. How to make sure that you are posed in the most flattering …

342- Wedding Planning Q&A with Aleisha

October 15th, 2018


This week’s Bridechilla is a special episode of wedding planning Q&A with you, the listeners. Bridechilla is all about the community. Even though the medium of a podcast, we are able to come together to support, …

341- Navigating Family Drama with Meghan Ely

October 8th, 2018


In this episode of Bridechilla, Meghan Ely, owner of OFD consulting joins the Bridechilla podcast to discuss navigating family drama. During this …

340- Chilla Wedding Etiquette with Cheryl Seidel

October 1st, 2018


Considering proper wedding etiquette is an essential part of planning your wedding experience. You want to be careful to treat your wedding party and …

339- Smashing Wedding Planning Stress

September 24th, 2018


Regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain weight, stay the same weight or simply not lose your mind, stress plays a massive role in …

338- Bridechilla Alcohol Wedding Planning Q&A

September 17th, 2018


When it comes to alcohol and weddings, there are lots of decisions to be made. If you are self-catering (or can provide your own alcohol) how much do …

337- Working with Wedding Donors aka your parents

September 10th, 2018


Planning a wedding is a bit like participating in an election. Some people self-fund their campaigns and go it alone, while others have well-endowed donors who generously contribute to their cause. Wedding Donors …

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

September 3rd, 2018


I’m excited to welcome Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, a boutique stationery company that specializes in hand-painted invitations. By the time couples get to work with Kristy, they are drowning in wedding day details, …

335- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

August 27th, 2018


How many vendors should you contact initially, what happens when you think your Grandfather's girlfriend is a B!tch and you've rather not invite her …

334- Wedding Hacks Revisited

August 20th, 2018


A reboot of two classic Bridechilla Podcast episodes (154+155) where I asked The Bridechilla Community to share their best wedding planning hacks, tips, and shortcuts. I was amazed at your ingenuity, money-saving ideas …

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

August 13th, 2018


You may never again encounter a project that involves as many details as your wedding. Attendants, family, guests, vendors – there are layers upon …

332- Choosing the 'right' wedding vendors

August 6th, 2018


As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, Brittny Drye, Founder and Editor in Chief of Love Inc decided to marry her two passions and create a resource where all couples—gay, …

331- Couples Finance Q&A With Dan Hinz

July 30th, 2018


Becoming a team means getting your sh*t in order when it comes to money which is why I invited financial Coach Dan Hinz from …

330- Bridechilla Live with Brideside in Chicago!

July 23rd, 2018


It was a thrill and a pleasure to record my very first Bridechilla live Podcast in front of a fabulous audience in Chicago recently Brideside, in …

329- The Big Wedding Planning Podcast Crossover

July 16th, 2018


You can never have too much good guidance and help when it comes to wedding planning, which is why I am delighted to welcome Christy and Michelle from The Big Wedding Planning Podcast to join me on a crossover show. I …

328- Planning an extended Honeymoon

July 9th, 2018


For many couples, their honeymoon is possibly the first big trip that you take together and often it goes way too quickly and you are back to reality …

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

July 2nd, 2018


What aspects of your wedding do you place the most value upon when it comes to financial investment? This episode, I welcome back planner Leah …

326- Choice is Stressful with Sarah Powell

June 25th, 2018


This week's guest, 'Instagram's' Sarah Powell is a Bridechilla, Celebrant and fellow podcaster. We share a wonderful half hour together talking about …

325- Rethinking Wedding Traditions

June 18th, 2018


Just as it takes people to start traditions, it takes people to end them. You are those people. You are tradition trailblazers, pioneers of new, non-hokey wedding customs! Historically the world of weddings is choc a …

324- Bridechilla Q&A- Bridal Party Dramas

June 11th, 2018


I am delighted to welcome a special co-host to join me to answer you Bridechilla wedding planning questions, Bridechilla Directory member, wedding planner and podcaster, Cindy Savage from, an Aisle Less Travelled. We …

323 - Bridechilla Invitation Etiquette

June 4th, 2018


Etiquette is a tricky subject that in Bridechilla land is an evolving subject. In this episode of Bridechilla, I invite invitation designer Tifany …

322- The F*ck it Bucket Part 2- Vendor Edition

May 28th, 2018


The fuck it bucket is back, this time I asked our Bridechilla Directory members to share what they recommend their clients to put in the fuck it …

321- Adulting With Money with Dan Hinz

May 21st, 2018


We continue our Bridechilla money series. This episode I am joined by Dan Hinz. Dan is a financial coach and helps engaged couples and newlyweds chill out when it comes to money. He teaches them to focus on honest …

320- Lessons from the Royal Wedding for Bridechillas

May 14th, 2018


I am joined by our very own Meghan, from OFD consulting who is a HUGE fan of all things royal (and throughout this episode puts up with my …

319: Non-traditional Invitation Wording and Stationery Design

May 7th, 2018


Designer Kasey Kyprianou from Revelry and Heart joins the Bridechilla Podcast to talk about invitation etiquette and the design process. SHe shares insights into working with a designer vs DIY your stationery. Kasey …

318- A Short Engagement- Getting Hitched in a Hurry!

April 30th, 2018


Why are we always being told that it takes 12- 24 months to plan a wedding? What if you want to get hitched in the next 6 months? When Author Karley …

317- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

April 23rd, 2018


It’s Bridechilla Q&A- a longer episode because there is just so damn much to cover. Some rather excellent voice messages from Bridechillas about body image and disability, Bridechilla Becky is after self-catering …

316- Keep Calm and Marry On with Leah Weinberg

April 16th, 2018


Planner, Leah Weinberg from Color Pop Events shares her tips for keeping calm and focused while planning. With a little forward-thinking, some …

315- Keeping The Love Alive

April 9th, 2018


I am stoked to welcome Shawn and Erica Miller from Young Hip and Married back on the Bridechilla podcast to share more valuable advice and inspiration for keeping your relationship healthy and moving in the right …

314- Outrageous Wedding related opinions

April 2nd, 2018


Inspired by a very popular thread in the Bridechilla Facebook community, today’s episode features some of the most bizarre and hilarious opinions …

313- Millennials, Marriage and Money with Shannah Game

March 26th, 2018


In the first of regular money based Bridechilla podcast episodes, I welcome the host of Your Millennial Money Shannah Game. we talk about joining …

312- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

March 19th, 2018


Wedding stress and pressure can happen in lots of different ways and we all cope and manage it individually. Today’s episode, I share voice messages from Bridechilla’s those who are in the last months of wedding …

311- The Adventures and Discoveries of a Feminist Bride

March 12th, 2018


The wedding industry is still fairly blinkered when it comes to the topic of feminism, with so many patriarchal attachments and ye olde traditions …

310- Finding your Wedding Photographer when you have Endless Options

March 5th, 2018


Searching for a wedding photographer can become overwhelming very quickly. With endless options of places to search and people to discover, you might be wondering where to start. In this episode of bridechilla Cavin …

309: In sickness and in Health with Carly Findlay

February 26th, 2018


Recently I invited the Bridechilla community to share how health has factored into wedding planning decisions. We had a wonderful response that …

308- Equally Wed with Kirsten Palladino

February 19th, 2018


A well overdue episode of the Bridechilla Podcast celebrating marriage equality and diversity of our community. I’m joined by Kirsten Palladino from, a fantastic hub for modern LGBTQ weddings and …

307-Using Pinterest effectively to design your wedding

February 12th, 2018


If you are suffering from Pinterest and inspiration overwhelm, then this episode of The Bridechilla podcast might help you find clarity and ways to …

252- Bridechilla Brittany- 'No haircuts for you!'

February 11th, 2018


Bridechilla Brittany (who is also the founder of the fabulous Bridal accessories rental company Happily Ever Borrowed). Brittany shares a hilarious …

306: Little Wedding Details That Make a Big Difference

February 5th, 2018


Sometimes it’s the little details that make a big difference especially when you are focusing on planning a big event like a wedding. In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I’m joined by wedding coordinator and …

305: 5 Ways to Stay On Budget With The Budget Savvy Bride

January 29th, 2018


So you’ve created a wedding budget… now to the often tricky and challenging phase of trying to stick to it. I am delighted to welcome back one of our first guests on the Bridechilla podcast, Jessica from …

304- Wedding Planning Regrets- Part 2

January 22nd, 2018


Part 2 of Your Wedding Planning Regrets, where we talk family wedding regrets, which includes allowing them to have to have too much control and …

303- Wedding Planning Regrets: Part 1

January 15th, 2018


I recently asked members of the Bridechilla Community to share some of their biggest wedding planning regrets and boy did the flood gates open! Money, FOMO, pressure from some vendors, bridal party, overcommitting of …

302- Winning Wedding Catering

January 8th, 2018


Food and what catering to choose can be big decisions when it comes to planning your wedding. Guest is Sarah Hall, shares her insights into …

301- 11 EASY Ways to De-Clone Your Wedding

January 1st, 2018


In this classic Bridechilla Podcast Episode, I bring you EASY Ways to De-Clone Your Wedding, removing the cookie cutter element and adding more YOU!

Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

300- Best Of Bridechilla- Don't Plan a wedding, plan a lifetime

December 25th, 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?’. …

299- Stop saying yes to Sh*t you hate with Talia Pollock

December 18th, 2017


Comedian, Bridechilla, and Podcaster Talia Pollock talks about the cult mindset of '#sheddingforthewedding', managing stress and we look at different …

298- Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline

December 11th, 2017


Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline. I share the secrets to creating an easy to follow wedding day timeline, to being organized and most importantly, …

297- Practicing Mindfulness & Self-Care

December 3rd, 2017


Looking after yourself ahead of wedding planning is often something we can forget how to do. Guest, Bridechilla Tracy is a CPC-I (Clinical professional counselor Intern) in Las Vegas, NV who contacted us, keen to share …

296- Things you have learned from other people's weddings-Part 2

November 27th, 2017


Recently I invited members of the Bridechilla Community to share what has inspired or aspects that they have found a turn-off, attending other …

295- Things You Have Learned From Other People's Weddings-Part 1

November 20th, 2017


Recently I asked members of the Bridechilla community, our Facebook group, what were some of the experiences and observations from past weddings that have inspired their own wedding planning, either by giving them ideas …

294- Secret Life of Weddings- Crossover Show

November 13th, 2017


This week I was invited by fellow podcasters Lisa Mark & Rebecca Lozer to appear on their show, The Secret Life of Weddings. As professional wedding photographers with over 20 years of combined experience, they …

293- Being a Wedding Planning Team

November 6th, 2017


Getting married is all about committing to being a team! Often weddings are portrayed as the ‘Brides day’, an event that she has been ‘dreaming about since childhood’ and that weddings are a one-sided event that only …

292- Bridechilla Live at Unruly

October 30th, 2017


This episode of Bridechilla, we feature two messages from Bridechilla Graduates Hilary and Dani. Hilary is having trouble with their photographer, who is pushing the friendship with the delivery of their wedding …

291- Wedding Planning Q&A and light me up!

October 23rd, 2017


A jam-packed Bridechilla Wedding Podcast thing week, with wedding planning Q&A, where I answer your questions and in the second half of the show I bring you an interview with lighting expert Kevin Dennis to drop …

290- Busting Wedding Planning Myths

October 16th, 2017


Holly and Susannah are the award-winning creative duo behind Revelry Events - London-based wedding planners who love rulebook-free weddings and in …

289- Get It In Writing- Knowing Your Wedding Rights!

October 8th, 2017


There has been a lot of chat recently on the Bridechilla community about using friends as wedding vendors and how to ensure that you receive the goods or services that have been promised without offending them or …

288- The Rise of the Intimate Wedding

October 2nd, 2017


Intimate weddings are on the rise, whether that means keeping it close to home or jetting off to an exotic locale. Couples are choosing to take this …

287- Adding Non-Traditional Details to Your Wedding

September 25th, 2017


This episode of the Bridechilla podcast is all about adding non-traditional details to your wedding celebrations. I'm joined by Bridechilla Graduate …

286- The F*ck it Bucket

September 18th, 2017


The f*ck it bucket is where you put all of the jobs and things and things to buy you thought you would get around to doing before your wedding but …

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

September 8th, 2017


Your wedding, the event itself, is one of the most exciting and romantic business transactions you will ever make. Like any business dealings, unfortunately, there are people and companies who are out to take advantage …

284- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A: Colorado Edition

September 4th, 2017


It’s an unintentional (but fabulous) Colorado Q&A edition of the Bridechilla Podcast. My husband Rich joins me in my squishy sound booth to …

283- Wedding Guest Perspective: 7 Weddings in One Year

August 28th, 2017


Thinking about your wedding from your guests perspective can be a great way to problem solve and also consider the experience that you are hoping to …

282- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

August 21st, 2017


In this episode, I also share some wonderful stories and advice from Bridechilla vendors who shared their most valuable advice for keeping chill when …

281- Ditching Wedding Stress and Anxiety with Dr Lindsay Bira

August 14th, 2017


There has been a lot of talk in The Bridechilla Community of late about wedding planning with depression, stress, and anxiety. The conversation has been candid and I am so happy that we have a place where Bridechillas …

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

August 7th, 2017


This episode of Bridechilla Podcast, we fight back! What from you say? The patriarchy, the pressure, the feeling that can sometimes appear that we can never get ahead with wedding planning and life and all of the other …

279- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A...on a Train

July 31st, 2017


Our favorite Mother-in-law (I have to say that by law) is back on the podcast in this episode, Rich’s Mom Veronika joins us to answer some of your wedding planning questions and talk bra sizes, the wives of King Henry …

278- Your Best Wedding Money Saving Ideas

July 24th, 2017


In this episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, I share some of The Bridechilla Communities, favorite and very clever responses to saving money. These aren’t the standard ‘Just DIY everything’ ideas either (which might I …

277-Achieving Life/Wedding Balance

July 17th, 2017


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 …

276- What does a Wedding Coordinator actually do?

July 10th, 2017


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 …

275- Easy Ways To Plan A Sustainable Wedding

July 2nd, 2017


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. …

274- How To Fill The Dance Floor- At Your Wedding

June 26th, 2017


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 …

273- Choosing an Alternative Wedding Venue

June 19th, 2017


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 …

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

June 12th, 2017


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 …

271- Wedding Alcohol- Know Your Booze

June 5th, 2017


My very clever guest is Jacqueline Strum founder of ThirstyNest. This episode is everything you need to get the lowdown on alcohol at your wedding. …

270-Things I Wish I Knew When Planning My Wedding

May 29th, 2017


Hindsight is a marvelous thing especially when you are all done and dusted planning your wedding, like my super organized guest Bridechillla Graduate Christine. Christine shares some of the most frustrating parts of …

269- Shaping the Party -Wedding Entertainment

May 22nd, 2017


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 …

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

May 15th, 2017


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 …

267- Catalyst Wedding Magazine

May 8th, 2017


In this show, Liz Susong Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief joins me to talk about the challenges of the wedding industry and encouraging inclusion for all people, minorities, gender, relationships, talking about divorce …

266- How to Find the Right Wedding Planner

May 1st, 2017


Hiring a wedding planner or coordinator can be a wonderful investment. Having someone there to assist and guide you through the big decisions who …

265- 'I am Bride' with Laura Willcox

April 24th, 2017


This episode, 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 …

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 lost 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 my guest, Shawn Miller says ‘what good is an amazing wedding without an amazing marriage to back it up?' Shawn (along with his wife Erica) is the founder of Young Hip & Married. …

259- Bridechilla Wedding Guest Etiquette

March 13th, 2017


Today, manners, guest etiquette and what we can do to help our guests not make us cray! Inspired by a blog post by one of this episode's guest Kristen, I know you will find this episode valuable in your wedding …

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 …

255- Weddiculous Bridechilla: With Jamie Lee

February 13th, 2017


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

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). I received an enormous amount of emails and …

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. In this episode we talk about post engagement stress, the …

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


I am so happy to have Jen Glantz back on the Bridechilla Podcast, to share some of her adventures, to talk about her theory that Bridesmaids are really warriors and some very handy and truth talking advice when it comes …

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!

Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the …

248- Positive Bridechilla Body image

January 16th, 2017


This episode explores body image and how as Bridechillas we are constantly being told that we should be having a great time and enjoying every moment …

247- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

January 12th, 2017


A fabulously eclectic collection of questions from Bridechillas in need! Today I am delighted that we will be following Bridechilla Brittany, from

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? Bridechilla Meg is the definition of cool… they’ve locked …

244- Confessions of a Wedding DJ- BRIDECHILLA BEST OF

January 1st, 2017


So many couples just whack together a playlist and hope for the best. This episode we crack the case of creating the ideal wedding music for your big …

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. …

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


Bridechilla Amy from Calgary and her fiancé have been together for 5 years. Amy proposed to her boyfriend 6 months ago but now she's asking for our …

240- Get Creative With Experiential Weddings

December 19th, 2016


Bridechillas continue to push the envelope with unique and experiential wedding details. Couples are wanting their guests to be more involved so they …

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

December 15th, 2016


Bridechilla Katie has decided not to have bridesmaids at their wedding but wants to include all of her close girlfriends in fun activities without …

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! How is she doing it? Claire generously shares her amazing tips (that you can steal) on prioritizing …

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). Bridechilla Anna form Manchester is feeling anxious about being the center of …

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, Bridechilla Graduate Erica, who is also a wedding planner managing …

235- Wedding Planner dramas with Bridechilla Kaitlyn

December 8th, 2016


As a level-headed, take no bullshit, Bridechilla Kaitlyn quickly figured out that the wedding planner that she and her fiancé hired wasn’t pulling …

234- We only wear Pink on Wednesdays- Wedding Forums

December 8th, 2016


Wedding forums- they're either great or can feel like a scene, straight out of Mean Girls. In this episode I share my observations of these …

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


Today's guest, Holly Smith, who returns to the Bridechilla Podcast, to share her wisdom about preparing for your wedding ceremony, which surpassingly …

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

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

December 4th, 2016


Your to-do list is no doubt super long and let’s face it, sampling wedding cakes is far more fun than researching, negotiating and securing a block of hotel rooms for your out-of-town guests. Unless you’re Melanie …

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


In this Episode of Bridechilla Katrina from and I talk about the reasons women cite for taking their spouse’s surname: some like the tradition of it, and others find it romantic. In some cases, it’s …

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 seems 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


On the show, I welcome back a favorite guest of mine, the lovely Jessica from, to talk all about budgeting and the reality of going into debt to create your ‘dream’ wedding day. Dealing with a …

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 …

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 personal …

218- New Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations

October 3rd, 2016


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

217- Bridechilla Wedding Planning Q&A

September 29th, 2016


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 …

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 organized Bridechilla, Grace shares some amazing (and very …

215- Bridechilla Wedding Planning

September 22nd, 2016


Aussie Bridechilla Sara has a dilemma of sorts with her dream wedding venue (with its beautiful tree) only being available in the afternoon, which …

214- Wedding Alchemist- Rachelle Lopez

September 19th, 2016


As a wedding planner, 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


I 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. I am joined by planner and professional superwoman …

211- Bridechilla Wedding Q&A Thursday

September 8th, 2016


In this Q&A Thursday episode, Bridechilla DeAnna is getting hitched in 3 weeks. They’ve met with officiant but DeAnna is concerned about the announcement of Mr. and Mrs. after the wedding…a really interesting …

BEST OF: 210- A Practical Wedding with Meg Keene

September 5th, 2016


Meg Keene is the founder of the fabulous website A Practical Wedding. She ‘turned a love of glitter and feminism’ into one of the fastest-growing …

209- Bridechilla Q&A- Make up!

August 31st, 2016


Today I’m joined by my friend, TV hair and makeup artists and Alicia Poxrucker who answers an email from Bridechilla Helen, who asks for advice about doing her own her and makeup. Also, Bridechilla Bonita had an eye …

208- Bridechilla Summer series- Weddings under 5K

August 29th, 2016


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


Bridechilla Lisa shares some wonderful feedback about her bridal party and some amazing suggestions about meaningful gifts for her bridal …

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. We talk feminism and weddings, …

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 marriage. In today’s Bridechilla Podcast, I speak with clinical health …

197- Bridechilla Thursday Q&A

July 21st, 2016


Lots of wedding planning goodness in 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. Lucy’s new book, Something New- Tales from a Makeshift Bride is about suddenly finding …

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. I interview my cousin Belinda and her fiancé Luke, who are planning their upcoming …

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. Misty has a potential Groomzilla on her hands, with her partner working in the events management …

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 hereby sub-categorized 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


Today 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 color. How it may look in certain situations… There …

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 an 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 of videography for their wedding…should they hire a videographer? Are their …

170- Wedding Q&A- Engagement Party Etiquette

May 19th, 2016


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, …

164- Wedding Q&A: Dean's Episode

May 5th, 2016


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

163- Wedding Anxiety & Mental health with Dr Lindsay Bira

May 2nd, 2016


If you are nervous or worried about being the center 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 organizes a 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 great …

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 marvelous 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 …

154- Your Best Wedding Hacks- Part 1

April 11th, 2016


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 …

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! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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 tack 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 favorite cool tech tools to help …

#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 follows up from a couple who was dealing with an invitation conundrum. A fabulous …

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 include 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 amazing voice mail! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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 a highly regarded and experienced comedian writer and performer. Today is all about your bridal …

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. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

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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 about wedding planning worries and how to clear the emotional cache when it comes to the pressure of perfection and the self-inflicted problem of 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 family's 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. encourages 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 favorite joins me again to answer your wedding questions. She’s outspoken, kind and knows what she wants…I reckon she might be the original #Momchilla. 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 to answer some wonderful listener questions about choosing a wedding theme …

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

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, 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 accounts, …

#Friday Quickie 114.5

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 …


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, realizing 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 wants 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 world's …

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 …

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 because 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


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 hens party/ bachelorette ideas that are all about fun …

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


4 MORE ways to save money on your wedding is a follow up to an episode that I did way back at the start of this wedding podcast (ep 4). If you are …

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

July 30th, 2015


I answer a bunch of listener wedding-related questions about… Tips and steps to take to book a fabulous private house (or castle perhaps) using …

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


I answer lovely listener questions about… choosing your wedding day makeup artist. Do you go for hair and makeup artists or separate people? What’s the most cost-effective option? Finding wedding buddies…people to share …

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 your 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 favorite 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 organizing 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 makeup 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 favorite 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 differences. I don't know about you but I don't really look like the gals in the bridal magazines because A) I'm 5"2 and B) I'm not a model but I am white and if I squint I can …

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 smartphone 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 the same sameness. So in today’s episode, I’ve …

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


It's #bridesmaidweek on The Save The Date Wedding podcast and what better way to celebrate than to have the author of The Bridesmaid Guide: Modern …

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


In this episode I talk, saving cash and surprise strippers...these Q&A questions are completely unrelated but they do look good together...I mean …

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 where …

023- Wedding Q&A - Unplugged Weddings and Stepfamilies

January 22nd, 2015


Today I tackle unplugged, tech-free weddings, Stepfamilies and how to integrate them into your wedding plans and should you invite your celebrant and …

022- Hitched in a Hurry-Planning a Wedding FAST

January 19th, 2015


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 ultimate …

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

January 15th, 2015


In this episode I talk, wedding venue panic, with great solutions from Airbnb wedding venues and my favorite new wedding venue finding site The …

020- Let's Get Physical- Wedding Health and Fitness for Brides and Grooms

January 12th, 2015


I'm so grateful to be able to bring you this episode. It's a topic close to my heart. Getting physical. Moving your body and feeling your absolute …

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

January 8th, 2015


 In this episode, Aleisha talks about wedding apps, photography and exes. Should you hire an amateur photographer or photography student to capture …

018- Rock N Roll Bride Magazine

January 5th, 2015


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


Hopefully, by now you’ve bathed in the just-engaged attention … milk that, it feels good. You’ve got a ring on it, if that’s your thing, and you’re …

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

December 29th, 2014


In this episode, Aleisha talks about bridesmaids attire. Who should pay for them and welcomes a special guest answerer/expert, wedding blogger …

015- Wedding Beauty and Make Up Secrets

December 22nd, 2014


We spend a lot of time preparing and planning our weddings, schedules, menus, invitations... what we're going to wear BUT a lot of the time hair and …

014- DIY Weddings- Get crafty

December 18th, 2014


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 queen of DIY, Jen from Are you planning to DIY …

013- Fusion Wedding Planning incorporating diversity into your wedding!

December 15th, 2014


Interfaith, multicultural and fusion wedding planning are my topic du jour this episode and what a topic it is! The funny thing about love is when it …

012- Wedding Expectations-How to smash them

December 11th, 2014


Wedding are liar pants on fire to say that you don’t have any. We all want our wedding day to go perfectly to plan, with no problems, it'll definitely come in under budget, all of your family will …

011- Jew-ish Weddings with Karen from

December 8th, 2014


 Are you planning a Jewish or Jew-ish wedding? Karen Cinnamon started her blog when she realized in the run-up to her wedding day, that there was no one place that brought together creative, …

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

December 4th, 2014


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

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 invite to share your day, should be discussed early and discussed often. In this …

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


In this episode, Aleisha looks at flower free weddings. Do you have to have huge Kim Kardashian and Kanye West floral walls or can you substitute wedding flowers with something less expensive if you’re on a budget? What …

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. Charley reveals how she made the move from television to wedding planning …

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! Aleisha brings you four easy to implement ways to save money and cut your wedding budget now without …

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).The average wedding uses over 20 vendors and suppliers to …

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