Betches Brides is a podcast, hosted by Jordana Abraham and Nicole Pellegrino, that explores all facets of the complex interpersonal struggles rooted in the wedding planning process. From choosing your bridesmaids without insulting the friend you left out, to finding out last minute deal breakers that make you reconsider taking the plunge, we’ve got you covered from the moment you say 'yes' all the way to the honeymoon.
How To Deal With Disgruntled In-Laws
Jordana and Nicole are back this week and they start off with a few updates on their own weddings before diving in to some listener emails! First up, they breakdown an email from a listener whose in-laws have been very cold to her and she's unsure what to do about it. After that, they discuss another email about a bride who is dealing with too many people wanting to give speeches at the reception, making her concerned about how long they might all take. Then, another listener writes in about her how sister is getting married and wants her to give a wedding speech, but she is completely at a loss for what to say since she does not approve of the groom. Can she just not mention the groom at all during the speech? At the end the episode, they play a round Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time tackling ugly chairs, digital save the dates, and rehearsal dinners. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
Everything You Need To Know To Plan An Amazing Bachelorette Party
This week, Nicole gives us a full recap of her amazing Tulum bachelorette party! She goes through the entire itinerary from beginning to end and points out the absolute highlights of the weekend. She also gives her thoughts on a few things she would’ve done a little differently given the chance, and how to make sure you’re planning for absolutely everything. Then it’s time for Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time tackling 4-day wedding weekends, wedding event outfits, and that one bridesmaid who forgets it’s not their wedding. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
Common Wedding Fears And Doubts And How To Deal With Them Ft. Dr. Naomi Bernstein
This week, Nicole and Jordana host licensed couples therapist Dr. Naomi Bernstein, who is also Jordana’s older sister! They have a fascinating conversation on the effects that getting married can have on a relationship, and how marriage can be one of a couple’s biggest early tests. They get into how weddings can expose various vulnerabilities, and why more couples should consider therapy even if they don’t think anything is wrong. They also break down a few commons doubts and fears that are bound to come up as you’re getting married, and how to approach communicating about them to make sure you are preparing yourself for the future. Then, it’s time for Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer! This time they discuss topics like future sister-in-laws, wearing white to your wedding events, and giving your bridesmaids a list of duties. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
Bach Party and Bridal Shower Hacks
This week, Jordana and Nicole bring us some major updates from their recent events! First up, Nicole breaks down her bridal shower and gives a few invaluable tips to make your your event shine. She gets into music, party favors, centerpieces, DIY elements that made her whole event feel personal and unique. She also gets into the costs of the event and how to approach planning it when you’re on a budget. Then, Jordana shares her story about her incredible bachelorette party in Lake Tahoe. She gets into the schedule for the weekend and how it all unfolded, sharing tips on everything from party favors, games, decor, and even her fitness routine. Be sure to follow us @betchesbrides to check out pictures and content from both events!
First Steps In Planning A Wedding Ft. Kelianne Stankus
To start off the episode, Jordana and Nicole talk about the final stages of planning for their exciting upcoming events: Nicole’s bridal shower, and Jordana’s bachelorette party. They get into how they’re approaching the week before their events and what is on their mind as the dates keep getting closer and closer. Then, Nicole hosts Kelianne Stankus to talk all about her recent engagement. Kelianne starts off sharing her engagement story and then gets into all how she’s doing with the wedding planning process. After that, they go through a round of Unpopular Opinions submitted by the audience, covering things like sit-down receptions, un-asking bridesmaids, and guests with dietary restrictions.
Wedding Photos Do’s And Dont’s Ft. Paulina Bichara
Jordana and Nicole are back this week and they are joined by Paulina Bichara, the professional wedding photographer who’s capturing Jordana’s wedding! Paulina starts off sharing her journey from graphic designer to wedding photographer, and what helped her stand out as she started her career as a wedding photographer. Then, they get into all info you need to know as you plan your wedding pictures, including what shots you need, planning your schedule, and even how to deal with family dynamics as you plan your photos. Paulina also shares her insight on what steps to follow to infuse your wedding photos with your own sense of identity so that they are as special as your day itself. After that, Paulina offers her expertise on a listener email about the tricky business of scheduling your photos on the wedding day while wanting to have the first look walking down the aisle, and how you can have it all without taking time away from the rest of the day’s activities.