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.
Including Your Loved Ones In Your Wedding
Jordana and Nicole are back this week to discuss an important topic: how to include your love ones in your wedding when you aren't having a bridal party. First off, a listener writes in about how to include her finances sibling in the wedding when they have decided against wedding parties. Jordana and Nicole go through a list of options of how to accomplish this during the ceremony as well as different options thought the day. Then, another listener writes in about a tricky dilemma, having two friends who are getting married in the same weekend and how to best support them both on their big days. Lastly, Jordana and Nicole tackle a 3rd email about a bride-to-be whose father passed away and is at a loss about how to handle the mother-son dance between her fiancé and his mother. To end the episode, they go through another another round of Unpopular Opinions, this week about engagement photos, big weddings, and first looks.
What To Spend On A Wedding Gift
This week, Jordana and Nicole start off with a few updates on their own weddings and a very exciting vaccine eligibility update in NY! Then, they dive into the main topic for the week: wedding gifts and guest etiquette. They start off with a listener who writes in about how to navigate the world of wedding gift giving, especially when you’re not super close with the couple getting married. Then, they discuss another listener email about a tricky situation involving whether to invite the best man’s girlfriend who she doesn’t particularly like and is known to cause drama. After that they cover an email from a listener who writes in about maid of honor responsibilities, room block questions, and bridal shower family drama. They round it off with another round of Unpopular Opinions, this week about bridezillas, beer and wine open bars, and courtesy invites.
How To Start Planning Your European Wedding Ft. Bryan Russell Smith
On this episode, Jordana and Nicole are joined by Betches' very own Bryan Russell Smith to talk all about his recent engagement and to fill us in on how his wedding planning is going. They go over all the details of his engagement, and then dive into his upcoming destination wedding, which will be held overseas. The also go over how Bryan is handling entering the world of planning, how he and his fiancé are deciding what type of wedding they want, and which traditions they'll highlight on their big day. Then they all go through another round of listener submitted Unpopular Opinions, discussing things like wedding parties, Sunday weddings, and reception traditions.
Avoiding Bridal Party Drama
This week, Jordana and Nicole start off with some exciting updates on their weddings and discuss how good getting things done can feel. Then, they go our main topic for the week, which is Bridal Parties. Our first email is from a listener trying to figure out what would be the best way to decline being part of a bridal party of someone she doesn’t particularly get along with. After that, they discuss an email about how to make sure everyone in your bridal party feels welcome and included when they might not all know each other that well. The third email is from a middle child bride who is wondering how to diffuse sibling drama within her bridal party while asking for the support she needs. They round it all off with a round of Unpopular Opinions!
Wedding Beauty Do’s and Dont’s Ft. Leah Wyar
This week, Jordana and Nicole host beauty expert Leah Wyar for a conversation on all things related to wedding beauty! They go over all the recent trends that brides have been following in the past year, including hairstyles, makeup choices, and wardrobe. They also go into a few tips if you decide to do your own make up or hair, and how to make the most of your planning time and a few brands to look into. They end the episode with a listener email about how to bring up marriage to her boyfriend in our Happily Ever After segment for the week, this week brought to you by Bride Brite.
How To Plan Your Pre-Wedding Skincare Ft. Dr. Jaimie Glick
On this episode, Jordana and Nicole are joined by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Jaimie Glick to answer all your bridal skincare related questions. They cover what your skincare routine should look like leading up to the wedding day, including how far in advance to visit your dermatologist to begin your treatment. They also talk about how to stay on top of your skincare regimen, giving tips on what to look out for and what to avoid in picking skincare products in order to make sure your skin stays healthy and glowing. They also breakdown several options for procedures and what their benefits are, including facial peels, botox, filler, and a few others. Be sure to follow @drjaimieglick on Instagram for skincare tips or to make an appointment!