We all know about the blogs and the books, but have you heard of a wedding planning podcast? If not, you’re missing a trick! Many of the podcasts aimed at helping you plan your wedding are hosted by wedding experts and they are perfect for couples to listen to at any stage of planning. They will offer you top insider tips, friendly advice and validation for those feelings of pre-wedding nerves and stress!
This year, Ofcom has found that in the UK just over seven million people tune into podcasts every week, an increase of 24% from last year, and weddings have quickly become a hot topic. Here are just a few of our favourite wedding planning podcast that we think you need to listen to.
Bridechilla is a podcast hosted by comedian and author Aleisha McCormack, an Aussie who is currently residing in London. Aleisha tackles every wedding planning topic you could think of, from body image to creating a foolproof planning timeline, all with witty humour and infectious enthusiasm.
She describes herself as being “your wedding planning ninja friend, support person and a virtual bridesmaid,” and there are currently 370+ episodes by Aleisha that you can listen to, with a new show being released every Monday.
Aleisha is often joined by guest hosts who shed light on their areas of expertise. If you’re not sure where to begin, click here to check out Bridechilla’s six most popular episodes, or choose your own on Apple Podcasts or Google Play.
Emily and Alan Braithwaite, a husband and wife duo, run The Outside Bride, a British wedding blog for couples planning to marry in the great outdoors.
After their own outdoor wedding in 2012, the couple noticed that there was missing information for those who wish to marry in nature, so they decided to create a digital space for brides- and grooms-to-be wanting to follow in their footsteps.
Every Wednesday at 8pm, Emily and Alan answer questions from couples who are planning their own outdoor wedding in their ‘Ask an Expert’ podcast, where they sometimes bring in wedding professionals to help answer those questions. You can tune into The Outside Bride’s podcast either on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
The Big Wedding Planning Podcast is brought to you by experienced wedding planners, Michelle Martinez and Christy Matthews. The two women host a high-energy show tackling a range of different topics, such as prenups, speeches and advice on having kids at weddings.
They vow that their show is “not your traditional weddings blog” and is full of jokes, laughter and even controversial subjects that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Their episodes include chats with wedding suppliers and real couples alike. You can subscribe to The Big Wedding Planning Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.
Last but not least, The Icing on the Cake, a wedding podcast hosted by Welsh wedding planner Zoë Binning who is based near Cardiff.
Zoë shares her expertise as she tackles everything you need to know and consider when you’re planning your wedding, from wedding fayres to choosing the perfect photographer for you.
If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, be sure to hop on over to our wedding planning page where you’ll find plenty of inspo and resources or come along to one of our many wedding fayres happening across the North West.