Betches Brides with host Nicole Pellegrino, 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.View Promo Codes
Nicole Pellegrino is Director of TikTok Content & Strategy at Betches and host of the Betches Brides podcast. She’ll never stop talking about her wedding, yet loves making jokes about how truly ridiculous weddings are.
Where to Start
How To Get Upgrades On Your Honeymoon Ft. Samantha Rosen
This week Nicole brings on Samantha Rosen, director of digital content at Betches, 2023 bride, and former travel editor from The Points Guy to give us all the tips and tricks for using credit card points and miles to your advantage for your next destination wedding or honeymoon abroad. Is there a way to basically pay for your entire honeymoon with points? Lastly, the end with “Unpopular Opinions” where we find out if a bride should pay for their bridal parties hair AND makeup, if your speech givers should read off their phone, or what are the rules of wedding transportation.
Creating The Ultimate Laid-Back Wedding Ft. Jorge Morales Picó & Marina Soucy
This week, Nicole is joined by an honorary Betches Brides, Jorge Morales Picó and Marina Soucy to chat about their wedding and offer advice for creating the ultimate laid back wedding weekend. First they share how they went out of the regular order of things by booking their venue first. They explained just how they saved money by using the venue to its full potential rather than booking extra vendors. Nicole then asks about what they would have done differently and while the list isn’t long, inviting Summer Santa is at the very top. Lastly, they play a round of “Unpopular Opinions” to see if elaborate seating charts are necessary, and if the wedding should be paid for 50/50.
Finding Diverse Vendors For Your Wedding Ft. Taylor Rae Almonte
This week, Nicole is joined by athlete, activist and 2022 bride, Taylor Rae Almonte to chat about bringing on inclusive and diverse vendors for your wedding. First we get to know Taylor, her fiance, and their wedding planning so far. Then, Nicole asks about Taylor’s activism and how it sparked the idea to seek out vendors of all backgrounds and her reasoning behind it. Next, they listen to a Voicemail from a bride wondering what to do when her fiance's family is expecting her parents to pay for the wedding. Lastly, they end on “Unpopular Opinions” discussing if you need to have every relative at your wedding, if you really need a wedding party, and if you need to go around and greet everyone at the reception.
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.
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.
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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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.