Betches Brides

Betches Brides
When a bride accepts a proposal, they’re not expecting to say yes to distress. But wedding planning can be the most stressful time in any relationship — families collide, personalities clash, and wallets empty even before your mother-in-law adds her entire bridge club to the invite list. Good thing Betches’ bride guide is in the house. Each week, Fallon Carter — one of the nation’s top wedding planners — guides real brides in need of advice, empathy, and laughter through their nuptial nerves, and invites expert friends on the podcast to dig deeper into our brides’ biggest problem areas.

Latest Episodes

Where to Start

Wedding Wants Vs. Should Haves

This week, Fallon is joined by one of Betches very own, Maria Del Russo, the Director of Branded & Affiliate Content at Betches. As a self-endorsed professional bridesmaid and wedding guest, Maria has a clear vision for her wedding… but she’s having trouble separating her “I want” from her “I should.” Fallon advises her on how best to stay true to her vision, especially as she gets deeper into the planning process with her mom. The duo also discuss a non-negotiable DJ, engagement ring replicas, and couples pics on save the dates. They finish the episode with listener questions about vetoing a groomsmen's radical haircut and not letting a tense relationship with a parent get in the way of your big day bliss.

Slow Down And Enjoy Your Engagement

RBB Jamie Spock is back (back, back, back again) in the recording studio with Fallon. Besides making a strong case for pre-marital couples therapy, she shares budget & bridal shower updates, her and her fiancé's respective bachelorette themes, and her takeaways of planning a wedding in the midst of grieving a loved one. Then, she and Fallon answer a listener and fellow queer bride’s question about navigating a wedding planner with a wildly different decor vision. They close out the episode with a game of Date, Marry, Ditch, our PG version of F, Marry, Kill.

Navigating Budgets And Bridal Parties

RBB Meryl Hahne joins the podcast this week to talk about the realities of planning a hometown wedding when that hometown happens to be New Orleans, one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, and the drama that's come with it. From negotiating a budget with her parents to breaking up with a bridesmaid and being caught in the middle of two others, Fallon helps Meryl make sense of it all. Then, Fallon brings on her friend and fellow New Orleanian, Michelle Norwood, to discern Meryl’s wants and wishes from Southern tradition... and opinionated Southern mamas.

The Hosts

Fallon Carter
Fallon Carter is the ultimate bride guide: Founder + Creative Director of Fallon Carter Events and host of Betches Brides. Named one of the Top Wedding Planners in the World by Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and BRIDES magazine, Fallon connects southern hospitality with international luxury to create her clients’ dream wedding. In her free time, this Mississippi native enjoys perfecting her apple pie recipe, tackling 1,000-piece puzzles, recreational boxing, and researching flight deals!

Featured Guests

JoJo Fletcher
Leah Wyar
Iliza Shlesinger


“Not only a great host and interviewer, but also very knowledgeable. I wish I could hire her as a wedding planner! This provides me with a relatable perspective I haven’t seen anywhere else.”
“Fallon is extremely knowledgeable and I love having a wedding planner guide the discussions. Hearing an expert navigate questions is a welcome change from influencers and super luxury designers. Most brides WANT the input of experts, and it’s so helpful when Fallon has tactful, but strong advice for wavering brides. ”