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Bridechilla- Wedding Planning Podcast

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Rank #28 in Fashion & Beauty category

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Fashion & Beauty
Personal Journals
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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 and see why The Bridechilla podcast is the #1 wedding planning podcast.*New to the show? Start with episode 286!*

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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 and see why The Bridechilla podcast is the #1 wedding planning podcast.*New to the show? Start with episode 286!*

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426 Ratings
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I find so much about this show incredibly refreshing overall.

By Therealsabra - Dec 03 2019
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This show is good for details, to make the planning experience fun and the overall more laidback sentiment. It’s not the nuts and bolts. The only peeves I have are when the host says she has no culture (it just assumes whiteness is the norm) and soothed a lady who wanted her wedding at a house that looked like a homage to white supremacy. Also most of the voicemail issues can be resolved with assertiveness, setting boundaries and showing greater maturity. When Aleisha says, “look, I know you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but that’s life and this is your wedding.” I love that.

*THE* Wedding Planning Podcast

By Mara G 4107 - Nov 15 2019
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Aleisha is not only a brilliant wedding expert, but bubbly, hilarious, and a true joy to listen to. If you listen to one podcast to plan your wedding, this should be it! Hell, even if you’re not planning a wedding - it’s still a great listen!

iTunes Ratings

426 Ratings
Average Ratings
402
13
5
2
4

I find so much about this show incredibly refreshing overall.

By Therealsabra - Dec 03 2019
Read more
This show is good for details, to make the planning experience fun and the overall more laidback sentiment. It’s not the nuts and bolts. The only peeves I have are when the host says she has no culture (it just assumes whiteness is the norm) and soothed a lady who wanted her wedding at a house that looked like a homage to white supremacy. Also most of the voicemail issues can be resolved with assertiveness, setting boundaries and showing greater maturity. When Aleisha says, “look, I know you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but that’s life and this is your wedding.” I love that.

*THE* Wedding Planning Podcast

By Mara G 4107 - Nov 15 2019
Read more
Aleisha is not only a brilliant wedding expert, but bubbly, hilarious, and a true joy to listen to. If you listen to one podcast to plan your wedding, this should be it! Hell, even if you’re not planning a wedding - it’s still a great listen!

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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 and see why The Bridechilla podcast is the #1 wedding planning podcast.*New to the show? Start with episode 286!*

Rank #1: 131- 10 Things Wedding Planners Wish Couples Knew

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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 professional superwoman Sandy Hammer from allseated.com. She shares LOTS of wisdom about hiring a planner (whether it be a full-time wedding planner or day of the planner) and how you can balance your wedding planning to be time and cost-efficient. She gives a bunch of #bridechilla making tips to help us in our wedding planning journey AND she is a top storyteller too! A fabulous episode for all! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Feb 01 2016

42mins

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Rank #2: 262- 18 Wedding Planning Truths- Best Of

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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 being a bridechilla (of course) and I started to create a list of wedding planning truths, things that will just happen when you are wedding planning and basically the sooner we accept them the sooner we can get over them and move on. As soon as I finish the list I realized this would be a great podcast topic. In this episode, I cover everything from… the gargantuan amount of wedding dresses on offer that all seem to look the same, why I believe wedding magazines are on the way out, how to avoid getting sucked into creating an over the top themed, extravaganza wedding and your inevitable move into becoming a bridechilla politician, one of the many hats that you will wear over your wedding planning time.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Apr 03 2017

38mins

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Rank #3: 154- Your Best Wedding Hacks- Part 1

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Recently I asked you on Instagram for your best wedding planning hacks, tips, and shortcuts. I was amazed at your ingenuity, money-saving ideas and open-mindedness when it came to this request. In part one of the two-part series, I share with you some fabulous suggestions about using the shared economy…renting and hiring dresses and suits, using a ‘fake’ cake and re-purposing bridesmaid’s bouquets…some jolly good hacks, timesavers and clever ideas that will help you save time, money and sanity when it comes to planning your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Apr 11 2016

37mins

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Rank #4: 212- Bridechilla Summer series- 10 Things Wedding Planners Wish Couples Knew

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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 Sandy Hammer from allseated.com. She shares LOTS of wisdom about hiring a planner (whether it be a full-time wedding planner or day of planner) and how you can balance your wedding planning to be time and cost-efficient.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Sep 12 2016

42mins

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Rank #5: 169- The Feminist Bride

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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, how come brides are all still wearing white? These are some of the marvelous questions explored by today’s guest, Katrina Majkut aka The Feminist Bride aims to inspire a new generation of newlyweds to confidently buck or modernize tradition and walk down the aisle as equals. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

May 16 2016

32mins

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Rank #6: 209- Bridechilla Q&A- Make up!

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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 injury from false eyelashes…yep, she had to take herself off to hospital after an allergic reaction three days before her wedding! Funny story but a good word of warning for having any beauty treatments or trying new things too close to your big day!

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Aug 31 2016

41mins

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Rank #7: 155- Your BEST Wedding Hacks - Part 2!

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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 devote another episode to your advice. Your ingenuity, money-saving ideas and open-mindedness was impressive! In part two of the series, I share some great tips about attending wedding fairs and shows, subscribing to newsletters for discounts, shopping sales, using cashback websites, parking, using Uber as wedding cars…the list goes on and on! Thirty + minutes of some jolly good hacks, timesavers and clever ideas that will help you save time, money and your sanity when it comes to planning your big day. Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Apr 14 2016

37mins

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Rank #8: 123- Weddings under $5K- Adaptable ideas for all budgets!

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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 remember that money doesn’t maketh your wedding day and spending money you don’t have is bad voodoo! I’m so excited to share this episode with you and welcome some wonderful newly engaged listeners! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Jan 04 2016

47mins

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Rank #9: 226- Should You Change Your Name?- The Feminist bride

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In this Episode of Bridechilla Katrina from thefeministbride.com 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 more important to their husbands, and some feel it will be more convenient once they have children. Some women even argue, counterintuitively, that taking their husband’s name is a feminist choice. I know that this episode will empower you to make the choice that is right for you.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Dec 04 2016

41mins

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Rank #10: 286- The F*ck it Bucket

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The f*ck it bucket is where you put all of the jobs and things and things to buy you thought you would get around to doing before your wedding but have run out of time or care. It's a cathartic exercise will help you just let go and move on and it's very funny. It's not to say that these tasks and items aren't fun and great if you have them it's more about allowing yourself to say 'it doesn't really matter and no one will notice'.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Sep 18 2017

43mins

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Rank #11: 220- 9 Last minute Wedding Planning To Dos

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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 Bridechilla Podcast, I have gathered 10 tasks that you should add to your to-do list, to make sure pre-wedding prep goes smoothly and you glide through the weeks approaching your wedding, instead of feeling any panic/insanity. From wedding day underwear to hair removal to preparing an in case of emergency kit, I know you will find value in today’s show!

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Oct 10 2016

30mins

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Rank #12: 387- Wedding Budget Busters

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Jess Bishop, founder of The Budget Savvy Bride joins the Bridechilla podcast to talk about wedding budget busters with the Bridechilla community. Jess has dedicated her work to helping couples plan beautiful weddings without busting their budget. On this episode, Aleisha and Jess talk about some money-saving ideas and weigh in on tips and advice other Bridechillas offer. If you are planning a wedding and are looking for some creative ways to save money, then be sure to listen to this podcast.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Aug 26 2019

42mins

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Rank #13: 272- Secrets of Bridesmaid Dress Shopping- aka keeping the peace

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Who chooses bridesmaids dresses? How do you cater to all body shapes and budgets? Should it be a group decision? Can there truly be bridesmaids dress democracy? What are some things to consider when choosing bridesmaids dresses? How do you pull off the non-matchy look without it looking rando? All of these questions will be answered on the Bridechilla Podcast by our fabulous returning guests Taylor and Danielle from The Wedding Shoppe and Kennedy Blue.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Jun 12 2017

35mins

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Rank #14: 306: Little Wedding Details That Make a Big Difference

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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 planner Erica Greenwold Reisen from Folie à Deux Events who shares some of the most essential smaller details that are often forgotten or left to the last minute that will make your wedding plans run smoother.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Feb 05 2018

47mins

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Rank #15: 334- Wedding Hacks Revisited

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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 and open-mindedness when it came to this request. As well as including some of your best tips, in this episode, I share with you some fabulous suggestions, hacks, timesavers and clever ideas that will help you save time, money and sanity when it comes to planning your big day.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Aug 20 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #16: 141- Confessions of an awful bridesmaid

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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 being a bridesmaid at her wedding… well being asked to be a bridesmaid and an MC and having to choose….long story! It’s an episode about perspective, hindsight and how friendships recover and thrive from their history. It’s a must listen to all who have friends and who are including their friends at their wedding…I’m guessing that is most of you! I love being able to share this story with you and have some giggles along the way! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Mar 07 2016

33mins

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Rank #17: 268- Finding ‘The Dress’- Adventures in Wedding Dress Shopping

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Finding ‘The one’, the dress (or pantsuit, or tutu) that you wear to your wedding, for some brides is a piece of cake. For others, it can feel like a test given by the wedding gods to challenge your mental health and make you question everything you ever believed about tulle. A really enjoyable and knowledge packed episode of the Bridechilla Podcast, featuring wedding dress buying experts Danielle and Taylor from The Wedding Shoppe.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

May 15 2017

35mins

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Rank #18: 244- Confessions of a Wedding DJ- BRIDECHILLA BEST OF

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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 day! The job of a wedding DJs has evolved and today’s podcast guest, Tony Winyard has been Dj-ing for over twenty years! He’s worked at over two thousand weddings and has an enduring passion for helping to make weddings both memorable and fun with the entertainment that he provides.

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

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Jan 01 2017

44mins

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Rank #19: 127- DIY Dos & Don’ts with Maggie from rusticweddingchic.com

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On today’s wedding podcast I catch up with the gorgeous Maggie Lord, founder of rusticweddingchic.com, the original wedding website highlighting all of the wonderment that is rustic weddings, country gorgeousness, DIY touches and more. The rustic look can be very DIY oriented but as I always like to push on the show, when it comes to working your craft magic, some things are fab to DIY for your wedding & others are best left to the professionals. Maggie loves her niche and it’s easy to see why so many couples have been inspired by her gorgeous website the projects and real weddings that she’s featured Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Jan 17 2016

41mins

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Rank #20: 113- Bugger this, let's Elope

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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 fiancé Dan) who shared their story with me… ‘For a whole host of reasons we have decided to take off in a few weeks and get married on a beach in Scotland. I guess you could call it an Elopement since it’s just the two of us. But we are taking the time to plan it and have told our closest family and friends about our plans. Is it still an elopement? An open-elopement? Planned elopement? Super exclusive VIP wedding? I mean is it even legal if it isn’t Facebook official?’ I’m all about doing what makes you happy, so today I’m talking about eloping and downsize your existing weddings, creating a small and intimate affair and minimizing the fuss and hassle that you might be feeling, planning a bigger wedding. Something for everyone here! Be on your way to wedding Planning Zen with the Bridechilla Guides!

Visit the Bridechilla Store and use the Codeword LISTEN for 10% off your order!

Join the Bridechilla Community on Facebook. The best Wedding Planning community around. It's bullshit-free, jerk-free and a nice place to be!

Keep up to date with the Bridechilla Blog, read podcast show notes and be inspired by real Bridechilla Weddings

Join Bridechilla founder, Aleisha on Instagram, for wedding inspiration and more!

Nov 30 2015

34mins

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