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61 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
The Pros and Cons of Reading Your Own Ceremony Vows
Jordana and Nicole kick off the episode with some recent updates. Nicole is preparing for her African honeymoon and Jordana shares some thoughts on weddings as a whole as hers is just around the corner. Then they get into some listener emails, including one about a listener who wants to read her own vows at the ceremony, but her fiancé wants to avoid it. Is there a compromise that will make both of them happy? Then it’s time for Unpopular Opinions this time brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time on pictures under the veil, wedding veils themselves, and separate rooms the night before the wedding. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
58 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Making Sure Your Reception Is A Blast Ft. Ben Kaufman
Jordana and Nicole are back this week and they start off with a few updates on Jordana’s fast-approaching wedding and how she’s chasing down her guests for those few final RSVPs. Then, Nicole hosts Ben Kaufman, the band leader of her wedding band! They talk all about what makes a wedding reception a blast, and how you can avoid some common pitfalls to make sure your guests are engaged the whole way through. Then, Jordana and Nicole end the episode with another round of Unpopular Opinions, this time about notifying brides that you’ve moved, getting ready with your wedding party, and keeping your dress a secret. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
59 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
How To Choose Which Co-Workers To Invite To Your Wedding
Jordana and Nicole are back with a new episode! Nicole starts off talking about how she feels now that her wedding is done and her thoughts on the dreaded ‘post-wedding blues.’ Jordana then shares a few updates from her own wedding that keeps getting closer and closer! They then get into a few emails from our listeners, which deal with topics like inviting your coworkers to the wedding, a day-of wedding dresser, and wearing a second look. They round it all out with a round of Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard seltzer about multiple MOH’s, line dances and cheesy songs, and Jack and Jill bach parties. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
60 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Dealing With The Unexpected Without Losing Your Mind Ft. Alise Morales
This week, Nicole hosts recently married comedian and co-host extraordinaire of The Betches Sup Podcast, Alise Morales! She fills us in about all the details of her amazing Brooklyn wedding, all the way from dealing with a real-life wedding crasher to an ice cream truck allegedly catching on fire. They end the show with a round of Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard seltzer about small weddings, Nashville bachelorette parties, and thank you cards. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
54 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Nicole’s Wedding Recap!
Nicole’s wedding is finally here! On this episode, Nicole walks us through her incredible wedding day from beginning to end. She starts with the last few days leading up to the wedding before diving into a full breakdown of the day. She shares the biggest takeaways from the day, including her favorite moment, things she would’ve done a little differently, and so many more incredible tips. Then they end the episode with another round of Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer! Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer.
62 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Hair Extensions Ft. Monica Thornton of RPZL
On this episode, Nicole and Jordana host Monica Thornton, co-founder of RPZL to talk all things wedding hair and specifically hair extensions. They get into all the details of how to plan your timeline to make sure you get to your wedding day with no hair out of place and how hair extensions can be just what you need to make your hair shine on your wedding. To round off the episode, they play another round of Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon, this time about wedding planning, cake smashes, and inviting your bridesmaids to the bachelorette party. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
53 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
How to Get Through the Two Weeks Before Your Wedding
After a few weeks apart, Jordana and Nicole are finally back for an episode together! Jordana starts off with a summary of her dreamy trip to Greece, and then Nicole gives us some updates on her wedding as it gets closer and closer. Then, it’s time for some listener emails. First up, a listener writes in about her sister not wanting to have a first dance at her wedding. Is it okay to pass up on a tradition like that? Then, another listener writes in about not getting a wedding gift from one of her really close college friends. Is it tacky to call someone out for not getting you a gift? After that, it’s time for another round of Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time about paying for bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding hashtags, and wedding programs. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
33 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Delta Variant Wedding Update Ft. Lauren Kay From The Knot
Nicole is back for a bonus episode with Lauren Kay, executive editor and wedding expert from The Knot to answer all of our questions about how the recent rise of coronavirus cases and the delta variant is affecting weddings across the county. Should you postpone your date (again)? Is it ok to require guests to get vaccinated to attend the wedding? How do you communicate that to your guests without causing friction? Make sure to listen to hear Lauren’s take on it!
56 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Avoiding Wedding Regret Ft. Sarah Merrill From Big Kid Problems
In this episode, Nicole hosts Sarah Merrill From Big Kid Problems to talk all about the wedding process from beginning to end. Sarah starts off by sharing her own wedding journey as a Corona bride and how she dealt with a few obstacles along the way. They also talk about the so-called “Post Wedding Blues” and how to make sure you are prioritizing the right things before, during, and after your wedding. After that, she shares a few tips about her beauty routine in preparation for the wedding and how she juggled everything at the same time. They end the episode with another round of Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time about bridal party introductions, bachelorette party benders, and wedding cake. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
72 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Event Design Do's and Don'ts Ft. Melissa Andre
This week, Jordana and Nicole kick things off with a few updates on their wedding planning as we keep getting closer and closer to their dates! After that, Nicole hosts renowned wedding & event planner Melissa Andre to talk all about designing your perfect wedding. Melissa starts off by giving us some background on her journey into event planning before getting into all tips and tricks for approaching the design of your wedding. She also gets into what the different stages of designing should be, and how to pace yourself so you’re doing everything at the right time. After that, Jordana comes back to play a round Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time tackling destination weddings, surprise bachelorette party, and polaroid guest books. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
53 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Budgeting For The Wedding 101 Ft. Jeffra Trumpower
Jordana and Nicole are joined this week by Jeffra Trumpower, Senior Director, Creative Marketing at WeddingWire to answer all of your wedding budget questions. They start off with tips and tricks with how to even start making a wedding budget and what to keep in mind as you come across the hard decisions. They also breakdown how you should choose what to really splurge on for the wedding, and how to make sure you’re prioritizing the right things on your budget. After that, its time for Unpopular Opinions brought to you by High Noon Hard Seltzer, this time dealing with first dances, wearing sneakers under your wedding dress, and telling friends they’re not in your wedding party. Be sure to visit highnoonspirits.com to find out more about their delicious hard seltzer!
53 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
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!
53 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
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!
64 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
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!
47 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
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!
61 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
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.
49 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
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.
51 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?
To kick things off this week, Jordana and Nicole start with some exciting wedding updates! Nicole is getting closer and closer to her wedding day and this week she updates us on the status of her flower arrangements, her upcoming hair and make up trials, and even goes in to her experience with micro-blading and how it all works. Jordana then fills us in about her upcoming site visit to Mexico and working with a local wedding planner, her ongoing beauty regiment, and everything on her mind her upcoming bachelorette party. Then, they get into the email for the week, where a listener writes in about whether she should hire a wedding planner. She wants to be able to enjoy her wedding day without worrying about all the mini details, but is worried that a wedding planner might alter the vision for the wedding and offend her family who’s paying for the event. After that, Jordana and Nicole play a rapid fire round of Unpopular Opinions, covering issues like guest books, rehearsal dinners, after parties, welcome signs, and even cake cutting. To end the show, they play a round of Runaway Bride, going through a few scenarios and deciding whether they would stay at the alter or run for the hills!
56 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Wedding Registry Do’s And Dont’s
This week, Jordana and Nicole are back and they kick things off with a few wedding planning updates! Nicole is just a few months out from her wedding and talks about what’s on her mind as she getting into crunch time, including the invitations, the wedding wardrobe, and final venue details. Then, Jordana and Nicole dive in to the week’s topic, giving their thoughts on wedding registries and a few ideas on how to approach it. They also list a few of their favorite registry items on their own lists and why they decided to include them. They even ponder the age old question of what are standing mixers even used for? Then, it’s time for the emails for the week. First, a bride writes in about the bizarre experience of a completely random person buying them one of the gifts from the wedding registry as random act of kindness. How do you even respond to that? Should your wedding registry be private? Then, another listener writes in about communicating to her makeup artist that she didn’t like her make-up trial. What’s the best way to tell them that she wants something completely different without being rude? After that, another bride writes in about noticing her fiancés receding hairline and wondering if she should offer solutions or just let nature take its course. What’s the best way of approaching telling your partner something about their appearance? They finish off the episode with another round of Unpopular Opinions, this time about the first look, open seating receptions, and reading speeches on your phone.
57 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Avoiding Money Drama During Bachelorette Parties
Jordana and Nicole are back with another episode and they start off with few updates on their weddings as things begin to open back up after the pandemic. Nicole also talks about how it felt going to an in-person wedding again and a few things she noticed about the whole experience. Then, they get into some listener emails! First, a bride writes in about gift-giving for her family. Is there a rule of thumb for how much to spend on a gift for your parents? Do you need to get your groom’s parents gifts even if they aren’t really involved? After that, a Maid of Honor writes in about having to deal with multiple people bailing on the destination bachelorette party after she’s already paid for it. Is it acceptable to still expect them to pay for the weekend since they cancelled last minute? Then, another bride writes in who’s doing her best to avoid people pleasing in her wedding planning, but is having a hard time letting down a friend who named her as the maid of honor for her own wedding. What’s the best way of breaking the news that she will not be her Maid of Honor? Finally, Jordana and Nicole welcome Betches pop culture expert Dylan Hafer for a few rounds of celebrity wedding trivia! Be sure to check out Pop Alarm to get your daily 5-minute pop culture fix wherever you get your podcasts.
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