Betches Brides with host Nicole Pellegrino, is a podcast 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. For wedding tips, memes, and jokes, follow @betchesbrides on Instagram.
Wedding Speeches Do's and Don'ts Ft. Sean Kilby
Back by popular demand, this week Nicole brings on Betches Podcast Director Sean Kilby to chat more about his numerous wedding opinions. Sean starts off by deconstructing his 5 layer speech sandwich that will guarantee to move a crowd. He explains that giving a successful speech is formulaic and with a little bit of practice (and tears) you will always kill it. Next, they listen to a voicemail about a listener wanting to mix wedding themes and while Sean praises the idea of throwing a fully themed wedding he recommends against mixing too many themes. Finally, they play Unpopular Opinions covering topics like - who pays for the afterparty, what is a reasonable time for last call, and the rules on after wedding brunches.
Call the BETCHES Brides hotline at: (646) 389-7804
WTF is a Bridesmaids Survey Ft. Lauren Ladouceur
This week, Nicole sits down with bride-to-be and organization phenom Lauren Ladoucer. They dish on how to be the best kind of type-A bride: prioritizing communication. They cover her tik tok-famous bridesmaid survey, meant to break down their role throughout the planning process, during the bachelorette, and on the day-of. She also explains her “vendor presentation,” to streamline the couple’s vision on flowers, dining, and more. Lastly, they tune into the Betches Brides Voicemail, and advise an upcoming bride on a hair and makeup mishap that could jeopardize the entire day.
Is Your Wedding About You Or The Guests? Ft. Melissa Andre
This week Nicole is back with wedding and event planner Melissa Andre, one of our most listened to guests in Betches Brides history. In this episode Nicole and Melissa chat about how social media, especially TikTok, has changed the way people view the wedding planning industry. Did you know people have A LOT of opinions on the internet? Melissa then explains that, while your wedding day should be about you, keeping that Host/Guest relationship is what truly creates a welcoming atmosphere. They finish off with a game of Unpopular Opinions, leaning on Melissa’s 15 years of experience to cover topics like: How important are the getting ready photos? Are grand exits overrated? And the ongoing argument of Band vs. DJ.
Can A Friend Be Your DOC (Day Of Coordinator)? Ft. Sean Kilby
Call the BETCHES Brides hotline at: (646) 389-7804
This week, Nicole is joined by Betches Podcast Director Sean Kilby to chat about his experience as a DOC - Day Of Coordinator. They go through his day step by step - discussing exactly what he did as a DOC and what qualities couples should look for when seeking one out. Sean then offers his advice to couples on how to make their wedding "Amazing!" vs. “it was nice” - The secret? Always offer shots. Lastly, they listen to Betches Brides first ever voicemail submission and offer reassurance to a nervous bride.
More Tips From The Wedding Wardrobe Queen Ft. Caroline Crawford Patterson
This week Nicole is joined by three-peat guest and wedding wardrobe queen, Caroline Crawford Patterson. They start off by reading listener-submitted emails covering everything from revealing wedding dresses, mismatched bridal party outfits, to dress shopping with a large group. Then, they play a new game called “Would You Rather” where they test which wedding faux pas they would rather experience. Finally, they close out with “Unpopular Opinions'' but with a twist.
Finalizing Last Minute Wedding Details Ft. Bryan Russell Smith
This week Nicole is re-joined by Betches own Bryan Russell Smith to chat about his fast approaching destination wedding. They start off by Bryan giving the latest updates on his planning and how he is working through the last minute details - which includes learning how to address his fiancé's family in (almost) fluent Spanish. Then, they play a round of “Unpopular Opinions” discussing topics like, how long should a ceremony drag on, and do destination bach parties need to stop? Lastly, they read a listener's submitted email about wedding gift expectations from a guests point of view.
Here comes the pod
I like forward to it
Keep up the good work
Keep the lid growing and glowing!
Need a new co-host
I have been listening while planning my wedding since 2021. The episodes after Jordana and Nicole got married do not have any tangible advice or help for brides going through the actual wedding planning process. The interviewing of guests also needs a major facelift. What is the point of having an expert on the podcast if your listeners don’t get any tips/tricks/advice to use in their own wedding?
Fun but not super helpful
It’s fun to listen to, kind of like chatting with your bff about wedding stuff and good to just have some entertainment. But not super helpful after that. I’d love to see more wedding professionals on as guests or even hosts, not just tik tok brides and Betches employees. If they’d have more professional planners, designers, vendors, etc. that’d be awesome! Also yeah Nicole needs to not change her opinions on everything based on the guests’ opinions. End of the day still usually a fun listen though.