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The Wedding Digest by wedBooker

Just got engaged? Congratulations! Are you looking to book and plan your wedding or need help finding the perfect wedding venue and suppliers? Listen to 'The Wedding Digest', a weekly wedding podcast brought to you by wedBooker, your online wedding planner. Our head wedding planner, Ally and seasoned podcast producer Lucy, talk about all things weddings including sourcing the best wedding locations and booking wedding venues and suppliers so you can tick off that all important wedding checklist. Tune in now.

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Mini Season finale: How to feel your most fit, fabulous and confident self on your Wedding Day with Lauren Hannaford!

It’s the final episode of The Wedding Digest for 2020 and we are leaving you with some New Year inspiration!Every bride (and groom) wants to feel confident AF as they walk down the wedding aisle, if you already do, well power to you that is exactly what we love to hear! But, if you’re wanting to make some small or even big changes to look and feel the best you can for your big day, then we are so excited to help you get there!!Ally and Lucy caught up with the delightful, vibrant and ultimate fitspo Lauren Hannaford. Lauren is a personal trainer, founder of the online FHIT program and is also a mum-to-be! The former professional gymnast and athlete has helped countless women and men achieve their goals with her realistic, time-savvy and holistic programs.Lauren reveals how far out from your wedding day you should start a fitness and health program (the real question- how late can you leave it?), how long it takes to see changes both physical and mental (the good news is, it’s less time than you think!!) and she also shares her tips on how to make it through the festive season without undoing all your hard work.We hope our final episode of the year leaves you feeling energised and inspired!!We can’t wait to be back in your ears in 2021 bringing you more wedding planning tips, inspiration from brides and advice from wedding suppliers. Make sure you hit subscribe so you know when we’re back in the New Year.Finally, a HUGE thank you to all our listeners and subscribers for your love and support this year! Here’s to a pandemic free 2021 jam-packed full of wedding bliss!!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

25mins

2 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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Not your average wedding registry!

One thing that often gets forgotten or left to the last minute is the wedding gift registry. While you may be starting an exciting new chapter with your partner after you tie the knot, there’s a good chance you already have a well-stocked kitchen and more vases than a florist!! If that’s the case you shouldn’t feel pressured to start a registry for household items! A Wishing Well has more recently become a popular choice, but if you don't feel comfortable asking your guests for cash, we have got you sorted! On this episode of The Wedding Digest, Lucy and Ally have a list of unconventional and unique wedding registry ideas for you to consider!!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

20mins

25 Nov 2020

Rank #2

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Planning your big day? We've got your essential Wedding Planning tips as revealed by an expert!

If you could go back in time what advice would you give your past self? Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but not once you’ve already spent tens of thousands of dollars on your Wedding Day! To help you cheat hindsight, Ally and Lucy chat through the top tips and advice brides and grooms wish they knew before tying the knot plus Ally shares her essential list of considerations she swears by when planning a wedding! If you’ve just started your wedding planning journey, this episode is for you!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

22mins

18 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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We can hear the Wedding bells ringing!

Hello! Welcome to the final episode of Season Two of The Wedding Digest, we are super excited to be rounding out this season on a high! Earlier this week, we celebrated the announcement that the number of guests at weddings in NSW will be increased from 150 to 300 people from December 1st 2020, while there are still some restrictions in place, this is a positive step! This hope and confidence has been echoed by couples and industry experts alike as the new year steadily approaches. In this episode, Lucy and Ally share insights they’ve received from a number of wedBooker’s incredible wedding suppliers on how weddings in 2021 are shaping up. If you’re a 2021 bride or groom, or hope to be, we know you’ll love this ep!We’ll be taking a short break but we can't wait to bring you a fresh new season of the poddy sooooon, so make sure you subscribe and follow us on the gram @wedBooker so you know when we're back!Thanks for your love and support this season! xoxWanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

14mins

21 Oct 2020

Rank #4

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Confidence is high as 2021 is shaping up to be the year of the wedding boom!

If 2020 has been the year of cancelled and postponed weddings, 2021 is on track to be the opposite with couples and suppliers feeling optimistic about the New Year! (The power of positive thinking!)On this episode of The Wedding Digest we catch up with one of wedBooker’s most-loved wedding suppliers George & Smee. Katie and Georgina are the co-founders of the Sydney based creative events agency specialising in wedding styling, planning, floristry and concept design and bespoke builds. Katie opened up about the challenges they’ve faced this year as an events company, and how quickly things have changed in recent weeks with an abundance of new bookings, in fact, Katie says 2021 shaping up to be their busiest year of weddings ever!! So, what can we expect for 2021? Is now the time to start planning and booking your big day? Katie shares her tips and insights!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

29mins

14 Oct 2020

Rank #5

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How to pull off the ultimate Surprise Wedding

We love a good surprise, we also love a good wedding, so what happens when you marry the two?! Absolute magic, that’s what!! There’s something thrilling about turning up to an engagement party only to discover that the couple you’re celebrating are actually tying the knot! So, if you’ve been tossing up whether or not to throw a surprise wedding, or you’re wanting to do something unique for your big day but not quite sure what, then this episode is for you! wedBooker Wedding Planner Ally shares her tops tips on how to pull off the ultimate surprise wedding; who do you tell? How do you avoid the secret getting out? What are the challenges? How do you go about the big reveal? Ally has all the answers! Plus, we chat with a bride who pulled off her own incredible surprise wedding and she also just happens to be one of Australia’s most in-demand wedding photographers, Zoe Morely! Zoe shares her story and advice on pulling off the big surprise! This episode is sure to get you excited about planning your own special day!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

34mins

7 Oct 2020

Rank #6

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Luxury sleepwear designer Jasmine Lindsay on planning her overseas nuptials and launching a wedding business during COVID19.

Jasmine Lindsay had planned to wed her fiancé Sam in an intimate summer wedding in Tuscany this year, sounds dreamy right? But planning a wedding remotely can have its challenges, the founder of the luxury sleepwear brand Jasmine and Will generously shares her top tips for couples considering a wedding abroad!Unfortunately, with overseas travel cancelled, the couple were forced to press pause on their European nuptials. Jasmine recognised that many engaged couples impacted by COVID19 like herself, had started to change their thinking and perception of their dream wedding day. It inspired the creative entrepreneur to launch a new sustainable business, The Bridal Edit, consigning and selling immaculate, pre-loved designer wedding gowns, we couldn’t love this idea more!This chat with Jasmine has multiple layers so we hope you enjoy it!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

27mins

30 Sep 2020

Rank #7

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COVID Weddings, how to get creative while keeping to restrictions!

Planning on pushing ahead and tying the knot despite current COVID restrictions? Well this episode is for you!! While many wedding traditions have had to be modified, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your big day! In fact, couples and suppliers are being forced to re-think how we celebrate weddings, which has meant we’re all getting a little more creative!Our Wedding Planner Ally shares all her tips on how to throw an unforgettable and unique event within the current restrictions.Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

21mins

23 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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Former Bachelor Matty J on planning his wedding to fiancée Laura Byrne.

Ever since Australia’s favourite Bachelor couple Matty J and Laura Bryne got engaged in April 2019 we’ve been holding our breath waiting for the fairy-tale wedding!Ally and Lucy sat down with Matty J to find out where the couple were up to in their wedding planning journey, the groom-to-be sheepishly admitted it was his fault their nuptials weren’t locked in for this year, but as it turns out it was a blessing given the mess 2020 has turned out to be!The reality stars are set to tie the knot at the end of 2021, and Matty J has taken the reins on planning their big day, the former Bachelor opens up about the process and also gets some much-needed advice from our very own Wedding Planner Ally!We hope you love this fun and refreshing chat with our very first Groom on the pod, Matty J!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

26mins

16 Sep 2020

Rank #9

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Lifestyle influencer Lisa De Sanctis shares her top wedding planning tips following her magical New Years Eve wedding

The Wedding Digest caught up with lifestyle, fashion and travel blogger Lisa De Sanctis, from the aesthetically crafted blog and Instagram See Want Shop.Lisa tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend Daniel in an enviable New Year’s Eve shindig in Wangaratta, Victoria. We could think of no better way to ring in the New Year than saying ‘I do’ in front of 150 of your friends and family!The Melbourne based influencer has garnered a huge following for her real, honest and positive posts and she is just as beautiful to chat with in person as she shares all her wedding planning tips, advice and non-negotiable 'must-haves' for couples who are embarking on their wedding planning journey. Hindsight is a beautiful thing so we hope you get plenty out of our chat Lisa!Wanting more? Here are all the links you need:InstagramOur websiteEpisode recapYour hosts are Lucy Polkinghorne @lucy_polkinghorne and Ally Molineaux @alsmolineaux

40mins

9 Sep 2020

Rank #10