Season 2, Episode 15: Season Finale
Today on Bitchless Bride the Podcast, it’s the Season 2 Finale! Deborah + Nathan brought back David DiCicco of Marc Hall Design, Danielle Duane of Boston Magazine and Michelle DeVoe of Demiche Beaute’ to discuss wedding season mishaps, industry trends and (as Danielle put it), Deb’s daily debauchery!
This FAB crew? Well, we cover a lot of ground today! Listen as we discuss everything from hand crafted tables for the bride and groom to dance on (obviously), to FOUR couples who called it quits before the big day, to what to expect on Season 3! It’s an amazing show today, bridey! Don’t miss a second of it!!
Season 2, Episode 14: Getting Married at a Hotel? Please Don’t Treat Your Wedding Venue Manager Like Your Bitch
Today on Bitchless Bride the Podcast Deborah and Nathan are talking about setting wedding expectations, and the ‘who does what’ if you’re getting married at a hotel. Bridey, we understand that you don’t know where the line ends (and sometimes begins), and we are anxious to teach you! At the same time, it’s just as important for the manager to explain their role as well as their do’s and don’ts.
Learn the proper etiquette for early check in and lat check out. YES, there’s etiquette for that! Find out why the HELL we are talking about farting, and The Farting Preacher. Planning on “doing ‘it’” on your wedding night? You’d be surprised how many couples wait until the next morning! What are the 6 Ps, and why are they important as you plan your wedding? Hear why Deb and Nathan are already obsessed with Encore, the newest casino in Boston, and why Deb thinks it’s a FAB place to have a wedding.
Season 2, Episode 13: What is a Relationship Coach, and Why You Should Invest in One While Planning Your Wedding
The biggest question is how is a relationship coach different from a therapist? Why see a relationship coach (especially during one of the most exciting and intense times of your life!)? What kind of relationships are we talking about when a bride and/or groom, sig other seeks out a relationship coach during wedding planning? Perhaps it has to do with future in laws? Conflicts with parents over wedding plans? Unrealistic expectations based on what society says we should feel about our wedding and planning? What is love (feeling vs. behavior)? Some GIANT questions today, brideys. It’s an A MAZ ING show today, one that will definitely stay with you as you plan your wedding and beyond!!!
Season 2, Episode 12: Customized Event Entertainment, Self Love, and More!
Today we are talking to the fabulous Marissa Rae Roberts! Marissa is a girl with many talents. She is a preforming artist and creative entrepreneur. She co-founded ToUch Events, a company that focuses on creating customized event entertainment. Bridey, people love to be entertained, and surprised. So give the people what they want! Put on a show at your wedding! Listen and learn!! This podcast could change EVERYTHING!
Season 2, Episode 11: Wedding Planning 101: Whose Job is it Anyway? The Venue Manager or the Wedding Planner?
Today we break down the ‘who does what’ and, ‘whose job is it anyway’ with wedding specialists, Vanessa Michael + Tasha Bracken. Vanessa has been a director of events at a property level (or hotel or venue) for several years, and Tasha is an independent wedding planner working with high end clientele. And while these jobs SOUND similar, there is a stark contrast between the two; one that’s important to understand!
Find out why we are calling Tasha the “maestro”, and Vanessa the “architect”. Learn about the differences between these two incredibly important jobs, and why Nathan is lassoing his dick in this episode of Bitchless Bride the Podcast!
Season 2, Episode 10: Wedding, Boudoir & Lifestyle Photography — Being + Capturing the Best Version of Yourself
Boudoir, weddings and family photos! Oh my!! Today we’re talking with Lara Woolfson, owner of Studio Nouveau. Lara is the creative mind behind the camera, and the founder of the company. Studio Nouveau prides themselves on their ability to take their business + artistry seriously, but not themselves. As artists, they want to showcase you, bridey, and will not pose you like puppets or barbie dolls. Their goal is to capture you + your sig other and your family and friends enjoying the day and each other.
Lara and her team are also known for making clients feel extremely at ease and comfortable in front of the camera; something SUPER important if you’re considering a boudoir photo shoot, a wedding, family photos, etc. Being comfortable in front of the camera equates to stunning photographs. Yaaaassss!!!
Season 2, Episode 9: You Stay Classy, Wedding People — An Interview with author Jason Drake
Today we are talking with Jason Drake, the very funny author of “You Stay Classy, Wedding People”. Jason has been a wedding videographer since 2005, and wrote this hilarious book in an attempt to educate future newlyweds in “what not to do”. Through detailed anecdotes, pop culture references and his offbeat sense of humor, you will have no choice but to learn and enjoy the ride, bridey!
Season 2, Episode 8: Why it’s Important to Treat Your Wife Like Your Hooker
You absolutely don’t want to miss this podcast! We are talking with the insanely funny, author, Eric Spitznagel. Eric is a frequent contributor to publications like Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Maxium, Vanity Fair, Men's Health, The Believer, Bloomberg Businessweek and several others. He is the author of seven books, including his latest "Old Records Never Die", a memoir about his attempts to track down all the original vinyl records he sold off in the 90s.
Eric has interviewed celebrities like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Charlie Sheen, John Cusack, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Jon Hamm, Steve Carell, Roseanna Barr, Kristen Dunst, Barry Manilow, Carson Daly, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Danny Devito, Moby, Snoop Dogg, Mark Wahlberg, Kid Rock, Sarah Silverman, Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Zombie, Paula Deen, Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Bob Saget, Judd Apatow, Sharon Osbourne, Gene Simmons, amongst many others.
Eric wrote an article that I am OB SES SED with called, Marriage Secrets from Prostitutes. And while Eric written several articles about relationships, this one in particular grabbed my attention because it’s an incredibly cool perspective. The very first line of the article?: “There's an old saying: “If you treated your wife like your hooker, you’d have the worlds strongest marriage.”
DON’T MISS THIS ONE.
Season 2 Episode 5 - Why Couples Get Divorced And What it Has to do With Your Wedding
Today we are talking with divorce attorney Matt Barach. Matt specializes in helping couples break up and divide their shit. You’re probably wondering why the hell we’re talking to a divorce attorney on a wedding podcast, and I don’t blame you. But, sadly, the statistics are against you, bridey, and I am desperate to understand why, and help YOU understand why. So, I am going to ask an expert his opinions on why couples divorce, and what leads them to his office.
•Divorce attorneys help couples settle their disputes, their grievances, and help them end the marriage…
•“We talk to millennials, they might not know When Harry Met Sally, you’re just older!” Dave: “How did this turn into an insult?” Deb: “I don’t know, it just did!” It’s cheaper to keep her!!!???
•The flip side of marriage is divorce.
Season 2 Episode 4 - Getting Real + “Altaring” Your Thinking With Offbeat Bride
In this episode we’re talking with the executive editor of Offbeat Bride, Catherine Clark. If you’re in the mood to be inspired in a way that rocks a totally different feel than your conventional wedding planning inspiration, then be prepared to be blown away Offbeat Bride. Offbeat Bride is so much more than kickass bridal candy. It’s about reality; real life. Real couples, real weddings and real different than what you’re used to seeing. Plus Offbeat offers a tremendous about of wedding planning advice strewn throughout the site.
We’re seeing so many different possibilities. It really runs the gamut… if you want a large wedding, a small wedding, gay, straight, whatever you are whoever you are and whoever you’re marrying, there’s a celebration for you. Looking at OBB we can help you get there, and it doesn’t mean that you have to wear white and fit in this particular box… We have to be inclusive, we’re all in it together, people!
People are blending in (to their weddings) what works for them. But, with the blend comes a lot of choice, and sometimes having too many choices is really difficult.
If you’re going cookie-cutter, it’s a waste of time now. There are so many options and you can do whatever you want, so why would you go cookie-cutter?
Trying to be different in a way that is not authentic to you can be really trying and can take a lot of time.
Listen as we answer a juicy + difficult “Dear Bitchless”.
Season 2 Episode 3: Exposing the Issues Surrounding Your Wedding with Dr. Jocelyn Charnas, Clinical Psychologist
Don’t just get THROUGH your wedding planning, bridey. Rock it! Talk about your feelings! Today we are talking with Dr. Jocelyn Charnas. Dr. Charnas is a Ph.D., and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She treats adults with anxiety, depression, phase-of-life and adjustment issues, and specializes in interpersonal and relationship issues. While Deborah is known as the “Wedding Whisperer”, Dr. Charnas is known as the “Wedding Doctor”. She’s contributed to articles featured in The New York Times, Glamour, Huffington Post, etc. Dr. Charnas has said that, “Weddings and marriage are among the most transformative decisions of our lives, when we're changing and growing it can come along with some hurt.” ‘Trust me, bridey, you definitely don’t want to miss this one! Listen and learn!
Season 2 Episode 2: Steve And Bruce's Fabulous Wedding
In Season 2 Episode 2 of Bitchless Bride the Podcast, Deb, Nathan and Kerri talk to Steven and Bruce about their fabulous gay marriage + wedding, “theme” songs, what’s legal in 11 states, a new euphemism for sex, and how the “permission would come from Bruce and the pass would come from Tom Brady” (pun absolutely intended!), and SO SO SO much more! This one is steamy and honest, don’t miss it!
Season 2 Episode 1: Opening With A Bang! An Honest Look Into Deborah’s Marriage!
In the season 2 opener of Bitchless Bride the Podcast, Deb, Nathan and Kerri dive into Deborah’s marriage with her husband and guest, Chris. They talk about their wedding in Vegas, how Deb is not afraid to go to bed angry, why it’s called a “job” for a reason and how something was missing in their relationship. Feel free to crawl into their marriage, and enjoy an over the top “What Went Wrong” segment and a juicy “Dear Bitchless” about Mother in Law Mayhem in the fantastic season opener!
Episode 1: Top Wedding Trends and Wedding Dress Dreams
In their inaugural podcast, Deb and Nathan are joined by Danielle Duane, the Director of Wedding Sales at Boston Magazine. The gang shares wedding war stories, reveals trends in wedding planning and talks about nightmares in an edition of What Went Wrong.
Episode 2: Conversation with World Famous Wedding Blogger Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride
Deb and Nathan score an interview with the Grande Dame of wedding bloggers, Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride. Kat shares her story of success; trends in 2018 weddings and reveals a shocker: did a couple really have sex during a wedding shoot?
Episode 3: The Most Effective Ways to Work with a Wedding Planner
Deb and Nathan get bitchless with Paula Marrero, a planner who earned her stripes working with Todd English. On her own since 2005, Paula chats about the best ways to work with a wedding consultant. Also, a hilarious installment of What Went Wrong!?
Episode 5: Understanding and Determining Your Wedding Budget
Deb and Nathan are joined by planner-to-the-stars Amy Kimball who shares keys to a wedding budget; reveals her celebrity crushes and tells the tale of one wedding that averted disaster with barely a second to spare. Also, what happens when your wedding guests get violently ill? A gut-wrenching edition of What Went Wrong?
Episode 6: Plan Your Wedding And Buy A House Too? Yes!
Deb and Nathan are joined by... Deb’s Mom? Yes, real-estate broker extraordinaire Lynn Cohen of Keller Williams joins the show to talk about how to handle the chaos that can come from planning a wedding AND buying a house at the same time.
Episode 7: Invitations, Conversations And Sensations?!!
Deb and fill-in sidekick Kerri are joined by Mara Weiner of Allure Invitations to discuss everything you need to know about how and when to send your invitations out. Also, the gang plays a raucous new game, Popping Questions!
Episode 8: Find A Perfect Wedding Dress - Without Breaking The Bank Or Your Butt
Deb is joined by Lillian Hung of Lyra Vega Bridal to discuss a modern method for finding the ideal wedding dress without busting your budget or losing your sh*t! Also, a quizzically cool installment of Popping Questions.
Episode 9: Choosing The Yummiest Wedding Cake
Nom nom nom! Deb and the gang chat with Jenny Williamson of Jenny's Wedding Cakes, creator of "extraordinary confectionary delights, delivered with extraordinary customer service." Also, the tale of the one bride who is everything that is wrong in the world.
Episode 12: Fuck A Perfect Body On Your Wedding Day - Focus on Getting Healthy for your Wedding and Beyond
Bridey, Fuck a Perfect Body on Your Wedding Day! Instead, focus on getting healthy for your wedding, and beyond. Deb, Nathan and Kerri are joined by personal trainers Brett Franciosi + Anthony Passamonte, serving tips on getting healthy + staying inspired. They’re live from Deb’s house (which was serving too many glasses of prosecco and tequila).
Episode 13: Constructing Your Wedding, One Rental Item At A Time
Want a kick-ass wedding? Build it one rental item at a time! Stephanie Solomon of Peak Event Services joins Deb, Kerri and Nathan recorded LIVE at Deb's home. Listen to all the tips and enjoy a rapid fire game of wedding movie trivia!
Episode 14: To Hell With Societal Norms! A Wedding After Kids & A House
Forget about what society expects you to do! Deb, Nathan and Kerri are joined by sweethearts Tony and Lexi, who committed to raising a child and buying a house BEFORE planning a wedding. Also a rather shocking installment of What Went Wrong.