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Hey Bride Wedding Podcast with Susana Rodriguez - Engagements / Weddings / Experts / Tips /

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Hey Bride is a podcast interviewing former brides and experts in the wedding industry, so you can learn from their experience.

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Hey Bride is a podcast interviewing former brides and experts in the wedding industry, so you can learn from their experience.

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Hey Bride Wedding Podcast with Susana Rodriguez - Engagements / Weddings / Experts / Tips /

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Hey Bride is a podcast interviewing former brides and experts in the wedding industry, so you can learn from their experience.

5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (1/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (1/5)

Dec 27 2015

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5: From Match to Marriage - Bride Interview

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Episode 5 From Match to Marriage Online dating has it’s reputation (God knows I have some stories), but there’s a saying: some people are the rule, some are the exception. Our Episode 5 guest, Kristin, is definitely the exception.   After a 12 hour date, she knew she was going to marry this guy she met online. And they were not joking: 2 weeks later the L word was said, a month after the ring was purchased and a month after that they were engaged. In only 8 months they were married. Today, 8 years later, They are stronger than ever, with two beautiful kids and planning on having a few more.     Join Kristin and I on the 5th episode of Hey Bride Podcast, where she shares her experiences as a bride. And trust me, you don’t want to miss this… Kristen is Hilarious! Podcast Highlights   Funny Story Here just a few: 1)   Father of the bride got a bloody nose during ceremony 2)   There were tornado sirens during the ceremony 3)   Unity candle started a fire 4)   Dress straps fell in toilet minutes before the ceremony   Stressful moment: Everyone’s opinion once they got engaged made her second-guess a lot of her decisions.     Best decision: Against all wishes: a dry wedding. “I didn’t want to worry about friends and family driving back home after the ceremony or broken at the venue by drunk people and… my dance floor was PACKED the whole night. “   Regret: Some of her bridesmaids choices. She thinks overlooked some friends I now wishes she would have had them instead of the obvious “childhood friends”, as they were not as close as newer friends.   Budget advice: Always look back to your “must have” list and prioritize.   What would you do differently: Hire a videographer. I encourage anyone to get a videographer, cause on your 1 year anniversary you are going to be sobbing like a baby… (and hopefully is out of happiness, not out of how horrible the video was.) ;)   Vendors: She planned an 8 month wedding, some vendors were booked so she did her wedding at a gymnasium!! And it worked out perfectly!   Planners and apps:  theknot.com and various brides magazines   Marriage advice: “Don’t ever be too proud to go to counseling”   From The Bride: “As soon as you get engaged don’t rush out and try to get the vendors tomorrow and don’t rush out and get the dress in a week. Take your time.”   “ As soon as you get engaged write down the things that are staples for you and the thing that you have to have so that when stressful moments come, you can refresh your memory”   Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} “Don’t do thing in your wedding out of obligation to friend or family because in the end is your wedding”

May 28 2014

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12: FitWed - Getting fit for the wedding

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Let's get real... we all want to improve our physique, one way or another. Specially for our wedding day. That's exactly why we wanted to talk to [engaged couple] and business partners Vera and Johnny. They have a coaching business targeted for brides, grooms and anybody related to the wedding. Let's see what "FitWed" is all about.  In this episode we spoke about: -Diet -Exercise (lifting weights, cardio, and more) -Cake tasting tricks.  -Macros And much more.  Vera and Jonny are wedding health & body transformation specialists who work with engaged couples (brides and groom or anybody associated with the wedding) who need to get the right advice/support/education on how to feel and look their best on wedding day, honeymoon and the rest of their lives.  

Aug 15 2014

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6: Wedding Planner Magazine’s Editor

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Episode 6 Wedding Planner Magazine’s Editor You got engaged? Great! Now what? – Today we speak with Editor and CEO of The Wedding Planner Magazine, Carmelina Karas.   We talk about stress, bridesmaids, small details that we might overlook, budget, and more.   The Wedding Planner Magazine, an online and quarterly print magazine in the Greater Toronto Area and rapidly expanding to the rest of Ontario, connects local vendors with local brides, helping to solve current market inefficiencies in the wedding planning process. Podcast Highlights   Best advice when choosing a wedding magazine: Shop local magazines as you can see real weddings and actually use the vendors that advertise.   Best advice when stressing out: Remember the reason why you are getting married: the rest of your life with the man of your dreams. The rest is icing on the cake!   Things that brides might overlook: 1)Music: make sure to add some songs that mean something to you throughout the whole wedding not just the first dance (i.e.: teenage years, first song we danced, etc.) Also slideshows and Photobooth can add something extra special to your wedding. Things that brides might stress about, but shouldn’t: Small details, like colors: if you can’t get the exact same swatch for everything, don’t stress about it. Mismatch is ok! – (and other small details)   How to stick to budget:  Keep yourself accountable with each other. Decide together when something costs over X amount of dollars.   Splurge regret: “I wish I would have spend more in photographer and videographer” – The photos and videos is what’s going to stay with them forever and youget what you pay for. Vendors When choosing a vendor, make sure your personalities match. She talks about photographers and the misconception about wedding planners. “A good wedding planner will tell the bride: I will save you more money than you pay me”.   Apps: Pinterest, eventbyme.com   Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}  

Jun 04 2014

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4: Always a bridesmaid… Never Bride? - Bride Interview

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Episode 4 Always a bridesmaid… Never Bride?   That’s NOT Emily’s case!   You don’t have to wear “27 dresses” to be an “Expert bridesmaid”; but being one a few times, definitely helps when planning your own wedding.   Join Emily and I on the 4th episode of Hey Bride Podcast, where she shares her experiences as a bride (and a bridesmaid a few times).   Emily has a fairytale love story. Having high standards and a strong family bond, she never found somebody worthy of dating and bringing home, until she met southern gentleman Andrew. And like all good stories… the one guy she gives a chance, ends up being the love of her life.   But her “love for love” was never questioned, when waiting for “the one”, as she enjoyed and celebrated the love of many other friends, being their bridesmaid. Experiences that helped her become more aware of the duties/responsibilities of a friend when being part of a bridal party. Podcast Highlights   Funny Story: Father of the bride’s tuxedo came with a tail! Dad found it funny but didn’t say anything until a few days before, thinking it was his daughter’s wish.     Stressful moment: School, working two jobs, planning the wedding and being a bridesmaid a couple of weeks before her wedding was a very stressful combination.   Best decision: Punch Cocktail Hour before the reception that worked as a greeting time. That way they enjoyed their wedding and meal without going around the tables.   What would you do differently: Hire a professional videographer instead of an amateur-friend.     Planners and apps:  Pinterest, Bride Magazine   Marriage advice: “Always Speak well of your husband/wife. Be their biggest supporter/admirer” “Pick your battles” “Date your mate…keep dating your spouse”   From The Bride: “I just remember the day of the wedding being so relaxed and being able to enjoy the moment and I attribute all of that to having awesome support, particularly of my bridesmaids. My personal attendants were so intuitive, -what does Emily need?-; they didn’t want anyone to direct any questions to me”   From the bride: “No one is going to notice that you changed flowers from this to this to save $5 dollars per flower; feel good about the big decisions,  and don’t stress about the small details”   “Use your resources to find quality things at a good price.” Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}  

May 21 2014

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (5/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (5/5)

Dec 31 2015

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HB TV - E3 Audio - Wedding Budget Expectations

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Do you expect somebody to help pay for the wedding? Or will you be open to the conversation? - Let's chat on the 3rd episode of Hey Bride TV Check out www.TheWeddingBudget.com if you want an useful tool to budget your wedding! More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 12 2016

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15: Wedding Bouquets that last forever, To Hold and To Have -

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Hey Bride Wedding Podcast, Episode 15: To Hold and To Have - Wedding Bouquets that last forever Have you researched how to preserve your bouquet after the day? It can really be annoying spending money on a beautiful bouquet that you will simply toss at the end of the day. Anna and her husband James on their wedding day. Photo by Peter Pousard. That's why on today's episode I spoke with Anna Coy, founder of To Hold and To Have. Anna had years of experience on the floral industry, and after helping countless brides, she wanted to make her own bouquet.  But her special day was a destination wedding, and flowers were an obstacle. That's when she decided to build her own crystal bouquet. And the rest is history!  Anna uses stain, crystals, paper and personal keepsakes to create unique, modern bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, flower girl pomanders, corsages and any other pieces that last a lifetime. She's not limited by Mother Nature's palette, so the sky is the limit as far as colors are concerned. And you can see her design process on an article Anna wrote for Hey Bride, here. As a former florist, she has some real good advice to choosing the rest of your flowers: Give your florist your real Budget from the beginning, so they can work their best to give you what you want and keep it in that frame. Local and fresh not always means best price. Sometimes imported flowers are less expensive because they are in season where they come from. Rely on your florist’s expertise to guide you on the rirght direction into what’s going to be fresh in your wedding week.  Email holdandhave@yahoo.com Web: www.holdandhave.com Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/toholdandtohave Facebook: www.facebook.com/holdandhave Twitter, pinterest instagram : @holdandhave 

Sep 11 2014

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10: Rob Adams Films - Converting love stories into wedding films

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Episode 10 Rob Adams: converting love stories into wedding films I took a few weeks off (something I’m not proud of), but this podcast might just make up for the absence. I had the pleasure of speaking with the talented Rob Adams from www.robadamsfilms.com and he shared a ton of great tips and ideas on hiring a professional wedding videographer/cinematographer. Rob Adams Films, based in NJ, has been creating wedding videos/films since 1999. His job? Converting love stories into wedding films. Rob Adams Films is also married to professional NJ Wedding photographer Vanessa Joy who I had the pleasure of interviewing as well (listen here). Podcast Highlights   Is video necessary? Video is one of the most underestimated aspects of a wedding. The stigma of old traditional-cheesy style wedding video is still on but what video has become now in terms of wedding is really moving photography. The type of production we are doing now, would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a few years ago.   Videographers and Photographers: Now a days our work is more a collaborative effort. Is important to be on the same page in terms of style and creativity. i.e.: Hiring a  traditional videographer and a progressive-young photographer  – their techniques are going to be so different, that they are going to be on each other’s way and nerves.    Who defines de style? “My style and films are mine, and while they are different on every story, the videos themselves are pretty much the same format”. Hire a professional who has the style you want.  – In terms of music, I want to give my editors space for as much creativity as possible, and limiting them to an specific song might kill creativity. Tip: Do tell when a specific part of the event is very important. i.e.: “I really want you to focus on the party”; “I want you to focus on my cousins that are visiting from Italy”, “I really don’t like this bridesmaid, so don’t focus so much on her” You can’t afford it? Professionals like Rob can cover the day at a discounted rate. This doesn’t include the editing, but you’ll have your day professionally filmed. Later, after those envelopes you receive at the wedding, or when you recover from the expenses, you can talk about editing.– But you can’t edit a bad-covered day.   Marriage advice: Communication is a key factor and just true mutual respect.       We also talked about First Looks, Trash The Dress sessions, Should you feed your vendors? And More! – Make sure to listen!     Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Check out Rob’s work at: http://www.robadamsfilms.com

Jul 31 2014

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23: From DIY bride to business woman

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Episode 23 “From DIY bride to BusinessWoman”     Kara took their wedding in their hands…and she truly meant it. From a multi-purpose venue to hair and makeup, food and the bar, she made sure everything was beautiful – cost-effective and meaningful, which led her to her new career!   Join Kara and I on the 23rd episode of Hey Bride Podcast to learn about her experience as a bride and businesswoman. Podcast Highlights   Funny Story At the end of the night, many of the guests ended up swimming at the venue’s pool!   Stressful moment: The week of the wedding, the person in charge of keys to the venue didn’t pick up the phone.  They finally reached him and everything was fine… as she said “We blew everything way out of proportion”… Don’t blame her! I would freak out too!     Best decision: The property they booked. A full Villa rented via BRBO.com   Budget advice: For DYI – A beautiful place with natural outdoors and a kitchen made a major difference. They forgo traditional catering and made a fondue-style dinner.      What would you do differently: NOTHING.   Vendors:  Photographer, Baker Style: Tuscan Influences with a Rustic Touch. Colors were Champagne and Pink.       Planners and apps:  Blogs and Pinterest   Wedding advice:  Always love your partner and be willing to compromise.   About Her Business: As bejeweled and customized as any bride could wish to very simple and rustic style.   http://www.karasvineyardweddingshop.com http://www.karasvineyardwedding.com Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}  

Feb 16 2015

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27: Multi-day Destination Wedding

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One thing I have learned about Indian Weddings is that they are a huge celebration. Scott and Anita's wedding was no different.Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Starting in Alabama, continuing in a Cruise for a celebration in Bahamas and ending at a lake in Orlando... Whoah! Destination Wedding Goals, indeed! Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 I'm very thankful for Erica Thimsen at Helping Hand Parties for connecting me with this awesome bride for an awesome interview. I truly enjoyed talking to Anita, and now that I'm planning my own destination wedding, I can truly get some tips. Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Highlights: Funny Story: in one of the cruise stops the groom was almost stranded... or so they thought! Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Tip for Destination Wedding: Be flexible. Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Best decision: Hiring my wedding planner, Erica. 0202Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Advice: "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Video:   Scott and Anita - Nassau Bahama Cruise - Versailles Gardens - CocoCay - Destination Wedding - Weekend Highlights from Bill "Fedora" Wilson on Vimeo. Anita And Scott - Hey Bride Podcast - Episode 27 Vendors:   -Sheraton Hotel & Casino in Nassau, Bahamas -Versailles Gardens at the One & Only Ocean Club in Nassau, Bahamas -Henna Artists: The Arches in Birmingham, Alabama -Photographer: Angela Karen Photography -Videographer: SunDolphin Productions -Bill & Alisa Wilson Weddings & Events | SunDolphin Productions -Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Diamonds Direct -Coordinator: Erica Thimsen at Helping Hand Parties -Floral & Decorations: Wildflowers Events & Occasions -Travel Agent: Laura Drainville at Cruise Brothers -Wedding Attire: Ladlee

Apr 01 2016

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26: I'm Engaged!

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Hey Guys!  I have been doing the Hey Bride podcast for almost 2 years. I have always loved weddings and enjoy every single engagement/wedding story but today's is my favorite: Mine!  My man proposed on Friday, February 12th, our 11th month anniversary. He invited me for an anniversar/valentine's dinner and wanted to show me a new place in DC (he is always showing me new parts of the city). This time, was a beautiful spot near the Dominican Embassy that has the best view: The Spanish Steps.  When there he started talking about us, and seriously I can barely remember what he said. (The best parts I'm keeping to myself). I guess at some point he asked me to be his wife, but all I remember is him kneeled down and a bling in my face. My first reaction was to kiss him! And he said: So... is that a yes!?   Of course!!!!!!!!  After, our families came out of the steps cheering. So exciting! My mom was supposed to be in Miami, my friend in NY... all there.   After dinner with the family, he had a surprise party at his place... even more emotions.    So, my soon to be sister in law decided to join me in the podcast to talk about the first thoughts after being engaged.    Did you just get engaged? I would love to know your first thoughts, the first things you did, and how the process is going.  

Feb 22 2016

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HB TV - E11 Audio - Blush, Dusty Pink, Gold & Champagne wedding colors

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Today's Question: Hi Susana, my palette color for my wedding is blush, dusty pink, champagne, and gold. I am very undecided bout two things. First, I dont know what color to decide for my wedding tablecloths. my vases will be on old gold shades and i will have white and pink flowers. what is your advise for my tablecloths. should i use blush tablecloths or champagne? I like both colors. I am just concern that if i put champagne it will be too over whelmed because i am having gold shades of gold vases on the table. what do you think? do you think that i should have the napkins the same color of the tablecloths? Second, we want to serve brunch at our reception, but i am also undecided about the time to start my reception. we are between 11:30am and 12:40pm. do you think that if my reception starts at 12:40pm it is too late for a brunch, and i should pick the 11:30 am for my reception. thanks for all your help and i really appreciate all your videos. they are very helpful. More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 22 2016

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HB TV - E10 Audio - Bridesmaid and the bachelorette party

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My Vegas bachelorette party isn’t until next year, but some of my bridesmaids are saying they can’t come. The major reason seems to be money, although they keep going out and having shopping sprees. We have been planning for over a year, which gave them plenty of time to save up, but it seems like it's not a priority for them and I am really hurt. What should I do? - Disappointed bride More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 21 2016

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HB TV - E9 Audio - Rehearsal dinner tip

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Do you need help for the rehearsal dinner? Here my 2cents! More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 20 2016

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HB TV - E8 Audio - Latin vs USA weddings

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Jan 19 2016

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HB TV - E7 Audio - Dress shopping alone or with the gang

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Jan 18 2016

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HB TV - E6 Audio - Mother in law-auphoni

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Jan 15 2016

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HB TV - E5 Audio - Adults Only Wedding

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How do you say or hint that your wedding is adult only? Here a few tips. Enjoy! More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 14 2016

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HB TV - E4 Audio - Charge guests for dinner

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Jan 13 2016

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HB TV - E3 Audio - Wedding Budget Expectations

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Do you expect somebody to help pay for the wedding? Or will you be open to the conversation? - Let's chat on the 3rd episode of Hey Bride TV Check out www.TheWeddingBudget.com if you want an useful tool to budget your wedding! More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 12 2016

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HB TV - E2 Audio - Wedding Favors

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Are you stressing out with wedding favors? Let's talk favors on episode 2 of Hey Bride TV. More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 11 2016

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HB TV - E1 Audio - Post Wedding Depression

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Post Wedding Depression is a thing... and so is Hey Bride TV! No more procrastinating, let's do some real talk while sipping coffee (or your favorite beverage). More videos at www.Heybride.com/youtube Find us at www.facebook.com/heybride www.instagram.com/heybride www.pinterest.com/heybridepin

Jan 08 2016

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (5/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (5/5)

Dec 31 2015

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (4/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (4/5)

Dec 30 2015

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (3/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (3/5)

Dec 29 2015

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (2/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (2/5)

Dec 28 2015

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (1/5)

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5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process. (1/5)

Dec 27 2015

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Intro to 5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process

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Intro to 5 steps to simplify your wedding planning process

Dec 27 2015

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25: Fit little Bride Rachel Nicole Fit

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Episode 25 Fit little Bride – Rachel Nicole Fit     When your partner shares your same lifestyle and goals, you found a keeper. This is what happened to this fit and fun bride, Rachel Nicole.   Join Rachel and I on the 25th episode of Hey Bride Podcast to learn about her experience as a bride and a fitness trainer! Podcast Highlights   Funny Story: Our wedding vows. Our best friend officiated our wedding and we played rock paper scissors to see who would say the vows they had written first.   Stressful moment: My husband was so supportive that it was very streamlined. But we had a butterfly ceremony, so when we opened the box we had to wait for them to leave the box.     Best decision: The music for walking down the aisle. Instead of a fixed song, we put together a group of favorite songs.   Bridal Party: Picking out the dresses was difficult for a larger bridal party. So I picked two styles and gave them choice.   Budget advice: Don’t be afraid to ask for discounts. They asked about military or cash discounts, and  even worked on a payment plan with a vendor.   If you could splurge on one thing, what would it be? Smart Rachel was very money savvy and although she loved her gown, she would have splurged on her gown.   What would you do differently?  I would have tried/used a veil.   Vendors: photographer:  Designs by JK www.designsbyjk.com Venue: The saratoga springs www.thesaratogasprings.com.  Gown:  Allure gown from Classic Bride and Formal  http://www.classicbrideandformals.com Mens Tuxes: Mens Ware house Hair: Lauren Kunijo www.laurenkunijo.com MUA: Pricilla Rodriguez Food: Union Street Bistro www.unionstreetbistro.com       Planners and apps:  Carolina Bride, local magazines are the best options.   Fitness Tip: Going to the gym is great but eating healthy and having healthier options at hand are key. And don’t deprive yourself as you can do a lot of damage to your metabolism.   Wedding advice:  Have very open communication.   About Her Business: Rachel offers 20% off any package to brides trying to get fit before the wedding the coupon code for this is Bride20 and is entered upon checking out on her website: www.rachelnicolefit.com    rachelnicolefit@gmail.com - @rachelnicolefit Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}  

Aug 21 2015

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