S4 E12: WE'RE ENGAGED... NOW WHAT?!

It's the last episode of season 4 and of 2017, so we thought this week was the ideal time to re-introduce you to the podcast and share some of our most popular episodes with you.

We're also aware that the festive period usually brings along lots of newly engaged listeners (congratulations to you!) so this week Kerrie is sharing with you the steps you need to take after getting engaged before you make any solid wedding plans

Pssst... there is also some exciting news about Katie this week!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Our 5 most popular episodes
- The 3 questions you'll get asked time and time again after getting engaged
- 6 things you should do now you're engaged
- What you can expect from Get Wed, and whats changed since season 1.

 

S4 E11: SEATING PLAN DILEMMAS

The dreaded seating plan!! This is the part of wedding planning to gets to everyone, so listen along this week for some tips and advice from Kerrie about how to people please and still ensure you have the day you want.

This week Kerrie is sharing her tips for a stress free meal and making you aware of some important things along the way. She also shares advice from her own wedding day and gives you an easy tip to plan out the layout and logistics of the meal on your big day.

You can also download a handy printable this week to plan out which guests to seat where, and some templates to cut out too.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Where to start with your table plan.
- A simple way to work out your room layout
- Who should go at the front of the room?
- Can you just not have a seating plan?
- Tips Seating divorced families on the top table
- How to involve your guests more in the meal

 

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S4 E10: FRIENDSHIPS AND WEDDINGS

I don't think we're alone when we say wedding planning has put a strain on our friendships. Whether you're surrounded by a HUGE group or friends or you just have a couple, wedding planning can still feel really lonely.

This week Kerrie is joined by Gemma a friendship expert to discuss the stresses and strains planning a wedding can have on female friendships and how you can avoid these pitfalls. 

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

  • How Gemma dealt with not being picked to be her friends bridesmaid
  • Why getting engaged can change your friendship dynamics
  • Are you a floater?
  • How to pick your wedding party if you're in a large group of friends
  • What to do if you want new friends

 

MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST

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Gemma is "The Friend Coach". By her mid-twenties Gemma had ditched a lot of 'fake' non-fulfilling friends and was ready to find new friends but had no idea where to start. She decided to take herself on a journey through a friend project. Throughout her project and her honesty of talking to others, it turns out she wasn’t alone. A lot of other women by their mid-twenties were ready for a friend overhaul and just weren’t sure how to go about it. Howtomakefriends.co.uk was born.

How To Make Friends

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

Gemma's blog post about not getting picked to be a bridesmaid: https://www.howtomakefriends.co.uk/blog//my-best-friend-didnt-pick-me-as-a-bridesmaid

Kerrie's blog post on how she chose her bridesmaids: https://blog.kerriemitchell.co.uk/how-to-choose-your-bridesmaids-if-you-dont-have-a-best-friend/

S4 E9: UNEXPECTED WEDDING COSTS YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR

Throughout wedding planning you'll encounter costs for things that you just never could have expected. Sometimes they may only be small expenses but then you'll get hit with a big ticket items and it can really tick you off!

This week Kerrie is listing 10 unexpected wedding costs so you can take note, be prepared and make a contigency fund to your wedding budget to cover any of these that may crop up. No matter how organised you we, we're sure one of these costs will show up for you so we want you to be ready for them!

You can also download a handy printable this week listing all the costs Kerrie mentions in this episode below.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- 10 unexpected costs that you'll encounter when planning your wedding
- Whether wedding insurance is worth the risk
- Silly things Kerrie forgot to budget for
- When buying your own alcohol just isn't worth it.
- The ceremony cost that caught Kerrie off guard.
- Loads more (and a free printable below)

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S4 E8: THE WEDDING DIET

You already have enough to worry and stress about in the lead up to your wedding, so why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to also use our engagement as an excuse to transform our bodies (usually dangerously!) with fad diets and over exercising to achieve that perfection for our wedding day?

Dieting for the wedding shouldn't be about conforming because you've heard its what you're meant to do. But still so many of us want to lose weight before the big day, and we had so many requests for a episode about dieting in our facebook group!

This week I spoke with Keris Marsden about how to prepare your body for a diet, and follow a lifestyle plan that will help you not only shift the weight you want to lose but also improve your overall health and well being well past your wedding day!

So say goodbye to dangerous fad diets and take some notes this week!

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

  • Why fad diets can be dangerous for your body in the long term
  • A weight loss timeline (for those of you who do want to lose weight!)
  • Fitting a healthy diet around a busy worklife
  • Why learning about nutrition is important
  • How the food you're eating is the basis to everything!
  • How much exercise you'll need to do (its less than you think!)
  • Why improving your self confidence and body issues is more important than weight loss.

 

Please note: This isn't a lose weight quick episode! And we are in no way saying you should be dieting for your wedding, instead you should be looking to make an informed and educated choice before embarking on any major lifestyle change.

 

MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST

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Keris Marsden is a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and Personal Trainer as well as the mastermind behind the sweet treats on offer from the Fitter Food kitchen. As the co-author of the best selling paleo inspired recipe book, The Paleo Primer, she is 100% dedicated to showcasing  that eating an awesome diet of good quality, great tasting and easily accessible produce is essential in living a long, healthy, energised and positive life. Keris regularly blogs on fitterfood.com about her personal experiences with PCOS, orthorexia and hormone health.

FITTER FOOD

 

S4 E7: TIPS FOR YOUR WINTER WEDDING

After a call out on our instagram last week to vote for this episodes topic, we're pleased to say this week Kerrie is sharing some tips for those of you planning a winter wedding.

Yep the nights may be drawing in and all the Christmas adverts are on TV, but wedding season never ends and we want all of you winter brides and grooms out there to be super prepared for your wedding days too.

Whether you are going Christmas themed or not Kerrie is covering all bases this week with loads of ideas to make your day less traditional but still very cosy and welcoming during the colder months.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

  • How to stay warm without looking too traditional
  • Why having a first look is a great idea in the winter
  • Preparing for bad weather and time delays
  • Untraditional ideas for your wedding reception
  • 2 Great benefits to booking a winter wedding

S4 E6: PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING

Lots of members of our Facebook Group have been requesting a destination wedding episode for a while, and with us staying home for our weddings we just didn't have the know-how to put it together - until now...

Kerrie's bridesmaid Kerry (sorry - its going to get complicated!) planned her New York wedding from the UK so today she is joining us to let us know how she managed to plan it all and share her advice if you're planning on embarking on a similar wedding day.

This episode is a little longer than our usual show's but its packed full of information from Kerry Saona-O'Brine's first hand experiences of planning a day abroad and all the tribulations it brought along with it!

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WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

  • Is it cheaper to have a destination wedding?
  • How do you find and liaise with suppliers?
  • Should you plan a second reception back home for those that can't travel?
  • Why resorts with a wedding package may be an easier route to go.
  • How to help your guests feel welcome.
  • Tips for travelling with your wedding dress.
  • When it may be worthwhile to hire a planner who knows the area.

S4 E5: 8 THINGS WE WISH YOU KNEW BEFORE YOUR WEDDING DAY!

This week Kerrie is back with another solo show and this time she is sharing advice from a wedding suppliers point of view. 

After attending so many weddings there are things that all suppliers wish couples knew before their big day. Something is always bound to go wrong, and its really just not worth sweating the small stuff! So Kerrie has complied 8 things she wishes you knew before the big day to save yourself a lot of stress!

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

  • Eight things Kerrie wished couples knew before their wedding day
  • Learning to embrace things that may go wrong
  • Surprising things about your suppliers
  • Tips to make your day go more smoothly
  • Why being indecisive is as bad as being controlling!
  • Things that just wont matter on the day itself.