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Betches Brides

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. For wedding tips, memes, and jokes, follow @betchesbrides on Instagram.

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Our Hosts

Nicole Pellegrino

Nicole Pellegrino is Senior Marketing Manager at Betches and Producer of the Betches Brides podcast. She's perpetually engaged to be married, yet loves making jokes about how truly ridiculous weddings are.

Jordana Abraham

Jordana Abraham is a co-founder and CRO of Betches who enjoys dispensing advice on all things relationships. In her free time she can be found roasting Christmas trees and watching very bad reality TV. She also co-hosts U Up? and @betches.

Where to Start

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 in an 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.

Our Reviews

A MUST listen for anxious brides to be!

Nicole and Jordana are doing the Lord’s work answering tough questions with logic, wit, and love. So grateful in such uncertain times, especially for brides to be, to have these down to earth ladies to listen to. They educate, motivate, entertain, and over all reduce the impending doom feeling that comes with being a corona bride.

For the wedding obsessed

Even though I’m not engaged, I still love listening to this podcast because of how great Jordana and Nicole are. I love both of their honesty, and I think Jordana gives amazing advice— and not just on wedding dos and don’ts but relationships as well.

Love love love betches brides!

I love listening every week, just to hear about what other brides-to-be are going through, and get advice. This podcast keeps me laughing through planning a wedding, and it’s so fun to listen to!

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