14 episodes

The Bouquet Toss is no ordinary wedding planning podcast. So many couples seem to be seeking permission to plan their weddings on their own terms. We’re not here to tell you what to do or force any outdated rules upon you. Instead, we're diving into the history behind the many varied wedding traditions and trends, to share options and resources that will help you decide what to keep and what to toss from your wedding day plans. We believe you should have your day, your way and our goal is to help empower you to plan a wedding celebration that feels authentic to you!

This podcast is brought to you by TheBudgetSavvyBride.com and is hosted by the founder, Jessica Bishop, and real weddings editor Sari Weinerman. Subscribe today!

The Bouquet Toss - A Wedding Planning Podcas‪t‬ Budget Savvy Bride

    • Relationships
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

The Bouquet Toss is no ordinary wedding planning podcast. So many couples seem to be seeking permission to plan their weddings on their own terms. We’re not here to tell you what to do or force any outdated rules upon you. Instead, we're diving into the history behind the many varied wedding traditions and trends, to share options and resources that will help you decide what to keep and what to toss from your wedding day plans. We believe you should have your day, your way and our goal is to help empower you to plan a wedding celebration that feels authentic to you!

This podcast is brought to you by TheBudgetSavvyBride.com and is hosted by the founder, Jessica Bishop, and real weddings editor Sari Weinerman. Subscribe today!

    13. The Send Off

    13. The Send Off

    We’ve come to the end of season 1, so what better topic to discuss than the end of the wedding day: the send off! There are so many different ways to organize your wedding send off, from when you do it to the items thrown or props involved– and we’ll be unpacking them all for you in today’s episode. The main tradition here is throwing rice, so we’re talking all about why that is even a thing, and how it has evolved many times over at modern weddings. Stay tuned for some historical details, fun facts, eco-friendly ideas and DIY tips.
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    Links referenced:
    When Does a Bride Groom Send Off Happen (https://www.karaabbey.com/when-does-a-bride-groom-send-off-happen/)
    Why Do People Throw Rice at Weddings (https://www.brides.com/why-do-people-throw-rice-at-weddings-5073735)
    Wedding Send Off Ideas (https://www.brides.com/wedding-send-off-ideas-4845594)
    Wedding Photography Budget Hack - Staged Wedding Exits
    Ribbon Wand DIY (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/ribbon-wand-diy/)
     
    DIY Eco-Friendly Confetti (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-eco-friendly-confetti-confetti-cones/)
     
    Visit the Budget Savvy Bride (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/) blog
    Join our Private Wedding Planning Community (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/community)!
    The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1513699981&sr=8-1&keywords=budget+savvy+wedding&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebudsavbri-20&linkId=f1ce5b3a407599a09eda7cc59a7bc1e5 )
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    Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

    • 37 min
    12. Giving the Bride "Away"

    12. Giving the Bride "Away"

    This episode is all about a common ceremony moment that seems like it may be falling out of fashion… and that is the tradition of the bride being “given away” by her father to her new spouse. Giving away the bride is the moment at the wedding where the bride leaves the hands of her father or parents and joins her groom. There is typically a moment where the priest or officiant will ask: “who gives this woman to be married? This is a particular tradition that can and should be personalized by the happy couple, based on their familial relationships, beliefs, and values. Where talking lots of alternatives, and other forms of symbolism that may make this tradition sit a bit better with you.
    Links referenced:


    The Spruce (https://www.thespruce.com/giving-away-the-bride-traditions-and-alternatives-3490163)


    Brides.com - Giving Away The Bride


    The Meaning Behind the Wedding Traditio (https://www.brighthubeducation.com/social-studies-help/122376-wedding-tradition-of-giving-away-the-bride/)n



    This podcast is hosted by Blubrry. Get one month free hosting when you use this link: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/blubrry
    Bride Envy Wedding Sparklers -- get 10% when you shop with this link: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/BrideEnvyDeal and use code BUDGETSAVVY at checkout!
     
    Visit the Budget Savvy Bride (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/) blog
    Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/community)
    The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1513699981&sr=8-1&keywords=budget+savvy+wedding&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebudsavbri-20&linkId=f1ce5b3a407599a09eda7cc59a7bc1e5 )
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    Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride
    Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com
     

    • 28 min
    11. The Speeches

    11. The Speeches

    In this episode we are talking all about a special aspect of your wedding reception, the toasts or speeches! Who should give them? What should they say? When during the reception should they give it? What order should they be given in? We’re breaking down all the do’s and don’ts of wedding speeches, as well as alternatives for getting showered with love on your big day!
    Plus, you’ll find out why we call it a “toast” anyway!
    Links mentioned:
    Great book, Wedding Toasts 101 from Pete Honsberger
    Tribute Video Maker
    Taylor Swift Medley : Maid of Honor Toast (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apSuXPcNg9g)
    Kate Kennedy: Be There in Five Podcast (https://www.bethereinfive.com/podcast)
     
    Visit the Budget Savvy Bride (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/)
    Join our Private Wedding Planning Community (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/community)!
    The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1513699981&sr=8-1&keywords=budget+savvy+wedding&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebudsavbri-20&linkId=f1ce5b3a407599a09eda7cc59a7bc1e5 )
    BSB Wedding Deals (ttps://thebudgetsavvybride.com/deals/)
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride
    Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

    • 30 min
    10. The Honeymoon

    10. The Honeymoon

    The thought of going on a romantic getaway with your new spouse while tuning out the rest of the world sounds like pure bliss. But have you ever wondered how this tradition came about? The history of the honeymoon is actually a bit dark, so tune in to find out where it came from, as well as plenty of tips and tricks for planning the honeymoon of your dream on the budget of your reality!
    Links mentioned:
    Moon Cycles Explained (https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/honeymoon-etymology-name-why-wedding-history-holiday-trip-travel/)
    Disney Cruise Wedding/Honeymoon (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/real-weddings/disney-cruise-wedding-for-5k/)
    Honeyfund (Thebudgetsavvybride.com/honeyfund)
    Budgetsavvyhoneymoon.com (https://ebooks.thebudgetsavvybride.com/travelhacking) (Honeymoon planning EBook)
     
    Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/)
    Join our Private Wedding Planning Community (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/community)!
    The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1513699981&sr=8-1&keywords=budget+savvy+wedding&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebudsavbri-20&linkId=f1ce5b3a407599a09eda7cc59a7bc1e5 )
    BSB Wedding Deals (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/deals/)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride
    Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

    • 32 min
    9. The Unity Candle

    9. The Unity Candle

    So what’s up with the unity candle? So many brides are constantly wondering why they are so expensive and if they really need to include it in their wedding ceremony. That is why we are talking all about where the unity candle tradition comes from, what it symbolizes, and plenty of alternative for achieving the same sentiment. We have seen some amazingly creative and personalized versions of the unity ceremony that we are sharing to give brides to be awesome inspiration for further reinforcing your union during your wedding ceremony.
     
    Links mentioned;
    Handfasting History
    DIY Unity Ceremony Board (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-unity-ceremony-idea-three-cords-unity-board/ https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/erin-troys-bbq-beach-wedding/) project from the blog
    Chemical Reaction Unity Ceremony (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/backyard-wedding-with-purple-details/)
    Pebble box Unity Ceremony (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/tiffany-blue-and-gray-wedding/)
    Romantic Handfasting Ceremony in Italy on a $2500 Budget (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/real-weddings/romantic-handfasting-ceremony-italy-2500-budget/)
     
    Visit the Budget Savvy Bride (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/) blog
    Join our Private Wedding Planning Community (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/community)!
    The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1513699981&sr=8-1&keywords=budget+savvy+wedding&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebudsavbri-20&linkId=f1ce5b3a407599a09eda7cc59a7bc1e5 )
    BSB Wedding Deals (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/deals/)
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride
    Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

    • 29 min
    8. The Wedding Veil

    8. The Wedding Veil

    The wedding veil is perhaps the biggest hallmark of bridal attire. After all, wearing a veil, of any style, length, or look, is most typically reserved for our wedding day! On this episode we’re diving deep into the history of where the wedding veil came from, why it is such a popular choice, alternatives to wearing a veil, and resources for DIYing, upcycling, or buying a veil for your big day! Don’t miss this episode’s fun wedding fact where we reveal the longest measured wedding veil according to Guinness World Records.
    Links mentioned:
    DIY Rhinestone Veil (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-rhinestone-veil/)
    Upcycle an Old Veil (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/upcycle-an-old-veil/)
    Happily Ever Borrowed (https://www.happilyeverborrowed.com/)
    Little Things Borrowed (https://littlethingsborrowed.com/?doing_wp_cron=1610673219.3576550483703613281250)
    Etsy is a great source for wedding veils (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/beautiful-handmade-wedding-veils/)
    Longest Recording Wedding Veil: Guinness World Records (https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-wedding-veil)
     
     
    Visit the Budget Savvy Bride (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/) blog
    Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/community)
    The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1513699981&sr=8-1&keywords=budget+savvy+wedding&linkCode=sl1&tag=thebudsavbri-20&linkId=f1ce5b3a407599a09eda7cc59a7bc1e5 ): Check out the book!
    BSB Wedding Deals (https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/deals/)
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride
    Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

PeteohWait ,

Conversational and Easy to Implement

This is an easy show to listen to, and the resources are super helpful and simple to put into action. Weddings are so complicated, and they help break them down into manageable bites.

Theresnonames ,

Stressful

Planning my wedding is so stressful so this helps a ton!

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