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Betches Brides

Betches Brides with host Samantha Bush, 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.

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Our Hosts

Samantha Bush

Samantha Bush is a midwestern girly who is heavily influenced by Rom-Coms, which has led her here – running the Betches Brides Instagram, as well as hosting the podcast! She loves pop culture (the trashier the TV the better), and is obsessed with all things Royal family. She is also the mother of two little fur angels, Barbra (cat) and Ruby (dog).

Where to Start

A MasterClass In Wedding Planning Ft. Mindy Weiss

Have you ever wanted insider knowledge from a master wedding planner? This week, Samantha is joined by Mindy Weiss, event planner extraordinaire. Mindy Weiss has planned countless star-studded weddings and is here to share how you can plan a glamorous wedding of your own. She gives a sneak peak into her upcoming MasterClass by revealing her tips on elevating the guest experience, creating your personal timeline, and her honest thoughts on bridal parties. They finish up with a submission to the Brides Help Desk where a stressed out bride found out her venue was double booked. Does Mindy think she should find a new venue, or try to find a compromise? Listen to find out. Check out our latest promo codes here: https://betches.com/promos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wedding Jewelry Rental Guide Ft. Verstolo

In this bonus episode, brought to you by Verstolo Fine Jewelry, Samantha is joined by Lauren Grunstein. Lauren is the Vice President of Verstolo and she is here to share all that her fine jewelry company has to offer. From custom creations to diamond rentals we learned that rented diamonds are definitely a bride’s best friend. Lauren then responds to your bridal jewelry Unpopular Opinions and a listener’s submission to the Brides Help Desk. What would you do to prevent hating your engagement ring? Make sure to follow @Verstolo and visit Verstolo.com to find out more about their consultation process and see all they have to offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Manifest Your Dream Wedding Ft. Mandy Jensen

This week, Samantha brings on influencer and mental health advocate behind Girl & The blog, Mandy Jensen. Mandy is here to share all about her destination wedding in Cancun and the journey leading up to it. But how did she meet her husband, become engaged, and get married in just over a year? Manifestation. Mandy gives you her best tips and affirmations to handle anything the wedding planning process throws at you. To end, Samantha introduces a new segment called Runaway Bride. What would it take for you to leave them at the altar? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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JoJo Fletcher
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U Up?

From interpreting dating app messages and weird sexual encounters, to defining the relationship and everything in between, we’re here to make sure you don’t die alone. 

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In a world where wellness can make you unwell and beauty standards feel anything but standard, Betches Media presents a podcast that digs into the emotional side of well-being.

Crown Jewels

Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome to Crown Jewels by Betches Media – the elite podcast for the royally obsessed! Every week, hosts Samantha Bush and Lex Niko break down the latest Royal updates around the world.

Oversharing

Think of Jordana and Dr. Naomi as your BFF and your therapist, sitting side-by-side at the brunch table trying to help you get through your problems. Because sometimes we really need advice from people with no skin in the game. And let’s face it, your friends can’t stand to hear that story one more time.

Betches Moms

Get ready to lock yourself in the bathroom (or wherever else you hide from your kids) and listen to this podcast. Because you’ll literally never be alone again.

The Betchelor

We’re here to say all the things you're screaming at your TV while watching The Bachelor—because that finale dress was disgusting!

Betches Sup

Be informed, not bored. Rotating cohosts run through the wildest headlines and offer analysis and commentary that will make you actually laugh out loud.

Not Another True Crime

Your two funniest friends talking about crime. Each week, we break down a crime, cult, scam, or scheme with a healthy dose of irreverent humor.

Mention It All

Bravo, Bravo, f*cking Bravo. Three times a week, we break down everything Real Housewives and more, from episode recaps to social media drama.

Morning Announcements

Every morning, Betches co-founder and host Sami Sage gives you quick daily updates with the most important info you need to know about politics and current events.

Betches Brides

With tips on how to secure the best vendors, deal with your suffocating future mother-in-law, and everything in between, we’re here for you from the moment they put a ring on it until after you walk down the aisle. 

Money Please

If your idea of saving is ordering the cheapest thing on the menu and your retirement plan at this point is to marry rich, we’re here with a podcast to help you get it together.