52 episodes

Welcome to Whispers to a Bride where we address the emotional aspects of getting married so you can navigate the stress and drama with grace and ease. This podcast talks about what it means to be a bride and how it impacts your identity and your closest relationships. You will learn how to prepare mentally and emotionally not only for your wedding day but for your married life as well.

Kara Maureen is a Bridal Coach and Therapist who helps brides solve wedding drama with grace.

Connect with Kara:
On Instagram: @karaghassabeh
Find out how to work with Kara at https://karamaureen.com

Whispers to a Bride Kara Ghassabeh

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to Whispers to a Bride where we address the emotional aspects of getting married so you can navigate the stress and drama with grace and ease. This podcast talks about what it means to be a bride and how it impacts your identity and your closest relationships. You will learn how to prepare mentally and emotionally not only for your wedding day but for your married life as well.

Kara Maureen is a Bridal Coach and Therapist who helps brides solve wedding drama with grace.

Connect with Kara:
On Instagram: @karaghassabeh
Find out how to work with Kara at https://karamaureen.com

    Episode 49: Love Languages

    Episode 49: Love Languages

    Today we are talking about one of my favorite topics - love languages.

    Love languages are a framework for how to show and receive love in a relationship.

    It helps you understand your partner better and be able to show them love in a way they will respond to.

    In this episode, we discuss the 5 love languages so you have a better understanding of how to show your partner love and how you like to be shown love also.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:


    The 5 love languages
    Why love languages are important to know
    How to show your partner love based on their love language
    The way love languages help your relationship

    Featured on the show:

    Follow me on Instagram to learn more about navigating your wedding with grace and ease: https://www.instagram.com/karaghassabeh/

    Check out The Bridal Prep Academy: https://karamaureen.com

    Let’s connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraMaureenBridalCoaching

    • 14 min
    Episode 48: Q&A Day Of Tips

    Episode 48: Q&A Day Of Tips

    Today I am sharing some questions that I get for the day of your wedding.

    You want your wedding day to go smoothly but sometimes things happen.

    In this episode, we are going to talk about how to stay in the right mindset, gracefully getting out of conversations, and remembering your parents.

    My hope is that the answers to these questions will help you feel calmer as your wedding day approaches.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:


    Making sure you are in the right mind frame for the day of your wedding
    How to get out of conversations so you can speak to everyone at your wedding
    Gifts to give your parents
    Enjoying your wedding day

    Featured on the show:

    Follow me on Instagram to learn more about navigating your wedding with grace and ease: https://www.instagram.com/karaghassabeh/

    Check out The Bridal Prep Academy: https://karamaureen.com

    Let’s connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraMaureenBridalCoaching

    • 12 min
    Episode 47: Surrender

    Episode 47: Surrender

    There comes a moment when you transition from doing to being.

    You have to let go of trying to control every aspect of your wedding and just surrender.

    Let things be. You can’t control everything but you can accept everything.

    In this episode, I’m talking about surrender and how when you do it, you can actually enjoy your wedding.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:


    How to surrender
    The importance of giving up control
    Trusting other people
    Understanding what is going on within you

    Featured on the show:

    Follow me on Instagram to learn more about navigating your wedding with grace and ease: https://www.instagram.com/karaghassabeh/

    Check out The Bridal Prep Academy: https://karamaureen.com

    Let’s connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraMaureenBridalCoaching

    • 14 min
    Episode 46: The Arrival Fallacy

    Episode 46: The Arrival Fallacy

    Today we are going to talk about one of the biggest issues facing brides- the arrival fallacy.

    The arrival fallacy is the mental and emotional illusion that when you arrive, once you get there, achieve the goal, and arrive at your wedding day, you will have lasting happiness.

    This is why so many brides and couples are willing to suffer through a tough wedding planning journey.

    In this episode, I offer 3 ways to combat the arrival fallacy so that you feel connected and understood as you head down the aisle.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:


    Making each stop of the wedding process meaningful
    Why you should revisit your values
    How to manage expectations
    The importance of making your wedding enjoyable

    Featured on the show:

    Follow me on Instagram to learn more about navigating your wedding with grace and ease: https://www.instagram.com/karaghassabeh/

    Check out The Bridal Prep Academy: https://karamaureen.com

    Let’s connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraMaureenBridalCoaching

    • 13 min
    Episode 45: The Art of Nothing

    Episode 45: The Art of Nothing

    This is another framework for getting into the feeling state that you want for your wedding day.

    It’s the art of noticing.

    There will be a lot to see and take in and the art of noticing will let you be intentional about what you take in, what you notice, and what you celebrate which will have you feeling better.

    In this episode, I share how stopping to notice your wedding is magical and fun and makes you appreciate it so much more.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:


    Choosing what you notice
    The power of pausing to notice
    Giving gratitude
    How noticing will help with stress

    Featured on the show:

    Follow me on Instagram to learn more about navigating your wedding with grace and ease: https://www.instagram.com/karaghassabeh/

    Check out The Bridal Prep Academy: https://karamaureen.com

    Let’s connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraMaureenBridalCoaching

    • 12 min
    Episode 44: Perfectionism

    Episode 44: Perfectionism

    I have noticed with brides and weddings, it really brings out this perfectionist monster.

    There's all of a sudden this idea that their wedding should or could possibly be perfect, and they should look perfect and act perfect and everyone else should be perfect.

    The whole thing just takes on a life of its own and the perfectionist, the bad part of perfectionism really comes out. I get that it feels really true that you are a perfectionist, you have a very keen eye, you have a high standard, you have a specific sense of style you are very professional, and you want everyone else to be very professional and only submit the highest standard.

    In this episode, we are discussing how there’s no perfect bride or wedding and why it’s impossible to leave space for the imperfect.

    What you’ll learn from this episode:


    The idea of perfection
    Understanding why you feel everything needs to be perfect
    The importance of leaving space
    Enjoying the moment

    Featured on the show:

    Follow me on Instagram to learn more about navigating your wedding with grace and ease: https://www.instagram.com/karaghassabeh/

    Check out The Bridal Prep Academy: https://karamaureen.com

    Let’s connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraMaureenBridalCoaching

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

@WatchLaeveryday ,

Kara is THE BEST!

Kara is an absolutely incredible guide through this whole process. Her podcast has been exactly what I need to cope with the mental anxiety and stress that builds up before the big day. It’s the perfect touch of bridal mindfulness that is missing from the industry- especially during this time and her tone of voice is so soothing to listen to- it helps calm my nerves each and every time.
I love that she is on multiple platforms and her Bridal 911 calls have been super helpful. After listening to each podcast I feel recharged and encouraged to take on any planning challenge that comes my way. She is simply the best!

bubblyallison ,

Really authentic and refreshing

She really has such an insightful perspective and keeps it really real. You can tell she knows what she’s talking about. So far it’s been so great! The little gems she gives are so worth the listen!!!!

JessieBee13 ,

A MUST for every bride!!!!!

Everyone talks about wedding planning, but we don’t talk enough about the stress entangled with the process. Kara fills a niche I didn’t realize we needed. Thank you so much for what you are doing!

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