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

Building Your Venue From The Ground Up

You might recall a recent listener question about a venue that has yet to start construction, despite promising a brand-new pavilion for a bride’s May 2024 wedding. The bride herself, Christine Scott, joins Fallon to hash out her concerns in realtime. Fallon recommends a layout that would optimize the space and walks Christine through everything she needs to outsource for her non turn-key venue. Christine also shares the feedback she's received from guests after enforcing her expectations re: dress code.

Is “No Ring, No Bring” Still A Thing?

Sean Kilby, the Senior Director of Podcasts at Betches, joins Fallon for a “mail bag” episode dedicated entirely to answering your burning questions. One particular question — who deserves a plus one? — gets the duo riled up... in opposite directions. They also discuss restricting kids from your reception, facing pressure to drink at your wedding when you’re sober, and turning a honeymoon into a friendmoon. They round out the episode with Sean’s appreciation for themed weddings.

If Your Venue Tells You This... Run

Maria Del Russo, the Director of Branded & Affiliate Content at Betches, is back on the podcast with a very exciting update: she said yes to the dress. She and Fallon talk through the process, including how she managed to find the dress of her dreams 3k under budget. Then, they get into your listener questions about giving HMU artists negative feedback, setting expectations for your wedding’s dress code, and dealing with a venue (or lack thereof) under construction. They close out the episode with a game of Unpopular Opinions and identical responses.

The Host

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. ”