The Bouquet Toss - A Wedding Planning Podcast

Budget Savvy Bride

The Bouquet Toss is no ordinary wedding planning podcast. So many couples seem to be seeking permission to plan their weddings on their own terms. We’re not here to tell you what to do or force any outdated rules upon you. Instead, we're diving into the history behind the many varied wedding traditions and trends, to share options and resources that will help you decide what to keep and what to toss from your wedding day plans. We believe you should have your day, your way and our goal is to help empower you to plan a wedding celebration that feels authentic to you!

This podcast is brought to you by TheBudgetSavvyBride.com and is hosted by the founder, Jessica Bishop, and real weddings editor Sari Weinerman. Subscribe today!

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Marriage requires skills. It is a partnership that is ever-changing and growing and requires certain strengths in both partners to be the most successful. Having a third party provide outside feedback and resources, is a really powerful way to strengthen your relationship at any stage, but especially in a marriage. Pop culture and movies often put a negative spin on couples therapy, because it is seen as a sign of defeat, or that the end is near, when in fact, it can be used from the start of the relationship to ensure communication and boundaries are where they need to be! Hear from Krystal Mazzola, couples therapist, about the benefits you can receive from couples therapy! Her most recent course, “Confidently Authentic: Stop People Pleasing & Start Being True to Yourself,” is available now. Take 20% off with code SAVVY20. Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!BSB Wedding DealsInstagramEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Nov 23

34 min

Disabled people make up 20 to 30% of the US population and 50% of people suffer from chronic pain, which makes wedding planning a particularly painstaking process for such a large number of couples! We are so excited to have Meara Bartlett, with us to raise awareness for how we can help make the wedding experience for disabled couples as comfortable as possible.Meara is a disabled author and blogger who experienced the difficulty of planning a wedding firsthand. So, she combined her experience with extensive research to write Wedding Planning for Spoonies, the first wedding planner book to focus on people with physical disabilities. The book is available on Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, and Kindle. Learn more at spoonielifestlye.comVisit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!BSB Wedding DealsInstagramEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Nov 16

27 min 11 sec

Let's toss out the pressure that comes with the idea that your wedding has to be the best day of your life! Couples have been getting very creative, especially during these last two years, with spreading out their wedding events over multiple locations, months, and even years. While much of this came about out of necessity and dealing with travel restrictions and other limitations, it is actually a really cool trend that helps lengthen your wedding celebration and take the pressure off of just one day.Our guest today is Erica Halpern, and she is just 8 days away from saying "I Do!" We are so excited to get her perspective as a bride having planned her wedding during the pandemic and to try to dissect this trope that your wedding day has the be the best day of your life. This episode is sponsored by BrideBrite.Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!BSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Nov 9

35 min

If you're feeling weird about having to open all of your shower gifts in front of an audience, or wondering why you feel pressure to plan an epic bachelorette weekend celebration, this episode is for you. We're breaking down all of the options for these extra wedding events, and brainstorming savvy ways to pull them off that will feel the best for you! With to dive into all things bridal shower and bachelorette is Megan Hanlon, the creator of Modern M-O-H!This episode is sponsored by Vow'd WeddingsVisit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Nov 2

31 min 46 sec

Somewhere along the line, the term bridezilla came along to describe the stressed-out bride who is frantically and emotionally agonizing over her wedding plans. Wedding planning can be really tough, but it CAN and perhaps SHOULD actually be fun and dare we say, stress-free! From exercise to meditation, CBD products, and more, with us to discuss how to be the best you during wedding planning is Amanda Goetz, CEO at House of Wise. Let's TOSS the bridezilla archetype and KEEP the value of self-care in wedding planning!Check out the B$B + Sola Wood CollectionVisit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Oct 26

36 min 54 sec

Wedding dress rental is a trend that might shock your mother or grandmother, but that we are so on board for. Renting most often allows you to get what would have been an entirely more expensive dress for a fraction of the price. Why pay that extra money just to have your stunning dress sit in an attic and collect dust? Learn why renting your wedding dress is an amazing way to cut down on waste and still achieve the wedding look of your dreams in this conversation with Lundyn Carter, CEO & Co-founder of Laine London.This episode is sponsored by Something Borrowed Blooms.Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Oct 19

28 min 23 sec

DIY doesn't have to mean cheap or insinuate that sacrifices were made. There are so many amazing resources out there to help you make the Do It Yourself option look incredible, and particularly when it comes to your wedding flowers. Join us for a conversation with Kati Clyde from Sola Wood Flowers to learn tips and tricks for DIYing better, and to learn about the brand new Budget Savvy Bride Collection from Sola Wood Flowers!This episode is sponsored by Shutterfly.Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Oct 12

26 min 19 sec

On this very special episode of The Bouquet Toss, Sari and Jess sit down with Clay Dunn, CEO at VOW For Girls, to talk about the current campaign that is helping to end child marriage and explain all the ways YOU can get involved to help change the lives of girls all around the world.VOW for Girls is a growing global movement that partners with brands, individuals, and the wedding industry to end the international child marriage crisis.Join us for International Day of the Girl as we raise funds and awareness to ensure every girl can love on her own terms.Check out the B$B fundraising page for the campaign, and follow VOWforGirls on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.For every like, comment, and share, you will unlock $1 from a generous donor (up to $100K) to help start a new future for girls everywhere.Make sure to use the hashtags #VOWForGirls, #DayOfTheGirl, and #StopTheClock and to tag @vowforgirls across social media channels. 100% of funds raised go to underfunded but effective efforts to end child marriage. 

Oct 5

23 min 57 sec

One of the most popular wedding traditions we see today's couples tossing out is the printed wedding invitation. In an effort to save both their wallets and the earth, forgoing those expensive, lavish designs on thick card stock that while gorgeous, ultimately end up in the trash, is a very savvy choice, one that we are big fans of. The world is digital these days, so why not have your wedding invitations be digital too? Join us for a conversation with Ayla Toyokawa, founder of WedSites to learn how to make the most out of digital communication for your wedding! Take 10% off your package from Wedsites when you use code TOSS10 at checkout!This episode is sponsored by Shutterfly.Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Sep 28

28 min 30 sec

From their choice of venue to wedding day attire and even cake, celebrities are making iconic non-traditional choices to have their wedding their way! We love to see it. Many of these choices may not have been made with the intention of saving money, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still super smart and savvy ways to cut costs on your wedding! With us, today to discuss steal-worthy ideas from celebrity weddings is Leah Longbrake, host of the Weddings Unveiled podcast.Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Sep 21

39 min 6 sec

Gone are the days of registering for crystal vases. Today's couples are much more likely to put a grill, large appliances, or even honeymoon expenses on their registry than they are to put fine china or serving ware. This type of option is often called a cash registry, and it gives the couples a lot more flexibility in how they can use their wedding gifts! Why has this shift happened? And how do more traditional family members or wedding guests feel about it? With us to discuss is Sara Margolis, CEO of Honeyfund.This episode is sponsored by Honeyfund. Click the link to sign up and get a FREE upgrade to an elite account!Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Sep 14

27 min 12 sec

Today we are disrupting the expensive bridesmaid dress tradition. Somewhere along the line, it became a universally accepted truth that being asked to be a bridesmaid for a friend's wedding meant dropping a ton of money on a dress you'd never wear again, AND on all of the pre-wedding activities too.Why did we all become obsessed with our friends being clones to get some pretty pictures? And more importantly, why did achieving this look get so expensive? With us to discuss how to do it the savvy way is Grace Lee, founder & CEO of Birdy Grey.This episode is sponsored by Vow'd Weddings.Visit the Budget Savvy BrideJoin our Private Wedding Planning Community!The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and OrganizerBSB Wedding DealsInstagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybrideEmail: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Sep 7

27 min 52 sec

We’re so excited to be kicking off season 3 to continue helping you decide what to keep and what to toss from your wedding day plans. Season 1 focused on traditions like brides wearing white and giving the bride away, while Season 2 explored popular wedding trends like renting wedding items or having a dessert bar. In Season 3 we'll be focusing on disrupting all different aspects of the wedding industry from traditional registries, to bridal shower traditions, and digital invitations. We are really passionate about couples taking back ownership over their own weddings and feeling empowered to plan their day their way. Popular traditions and trends can put a lot of pressure on couples as they try to navigate the expectations of others, and we are here to encourage everyone to plan their weddings the SAVVY way. Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Aug 31

1 min 25 sec

Having just finished season 2 we wanted to take this time to do a special bonus episode about how a shift in values has guided the direction of the The Budget Savvy Bride over the last few years. At first, "Budget" was the operative word, but if you've been following along with the podcast, you know that "SAVVY" is where it's at now! Hear from Jess about what inspired this shift, how she is shaping a values-based community based on the savvy model, AND a really helpful acronym for SAVVY that will help you plan the best wedding for YOU! This week's episode is sponsored by Wedzee. Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Aug 3

30 min 46 sec

As a wrap-up to season 2, today's episode is all about ditching the pressure of following established traditions and trends, and starting your own. We've discussed all sorts of awesome trends this season, one's we certainly are in favor of keeping if they align with you and your partner, but we are also really interested in what it looks like to reimagine the wedding industry. Caroline Creidenberg, Founder of Wedfuly joins us to breakdown the Wedding Industrial Complex, and discover how we can rewrite weddings for today's couples! This week's episode is sponsored by Shutterfly Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jun 29

36 min 23 sec

Writing wedding vows can be tricky, stressful, and time consuming, so we want to demystify the process to help you write vows you love. One of the most important aspects of making savvy wedding decisions is that they reflect who YOU are, what you believe, and what you stand for. A beautiful way to incorporate these things into your day is by writing your own vows. This is a trend that is incredibly meaningful and personal, making your wedding a true celebration of you and your partner. Tanya Pushkine, also known as The Vow Whisperer, joins us to share her best tips, tricks, and advice for writing your vows, practicing them out loud, and getting rid of those public speaking jitters. This episode is sponsored by Vow'd Weddings and by Purple Mattress. Add an amazingly comfortable, state of the art Purple mattress to your wedding registry and vow to get your best night’s sleep every night. Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jun 22

27 min 40 sec

If you follow B$B on Instagram you know we are huge fans of an alternative wedding cake. Actually, we are just huge fans of creative wedding desserts in general! In season one we took a deep dive into the tradition of cutting the wedding cake, why three-tiered cakes became so popular, and how wedding cakes have evolved and changed over time. This time, we are taking a look at what dessert trends are popular right now from donut walls to dessert bars, how to pull it off on a budget, and other options you may want to consider with Randi Smith, owner of Sugar Euphoria! This episode is sponsored by Something Borrowed Blooms. Get a FREE centerpiece rental with your $65+ order with CODE: BUDGETSAVVY Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jun 15

38 min 6 sec

We are huge fans of brides and grooms choosing nontraditional attire for their big day. In season 1 we took a deep dive into how the traditional white wedding dress became a thing, and we talked about all of the reasons you may actually want to make a different choice for your big day. Now we're taking a deep dive into what those alternatives can be! Wear purple, put your bridesmaids in white, or opt for a suit instead of a dress! Join us for a conversation with Jeanne Foley and Diana Ganz from SuitShop! This episode is sponsored by My HALO silicone Rings. Use code HALOSAVVY15 for 15% sitewide. Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com  

Jun 8

35 min 25 sec

A wedding was something captured on camera and film since we had the capability to do so, but nowadays, wedding photography is perhaps one of the most important parts. SO many of the real brides we feature on The Budget Savvy Bride say they budgeted the most, or consider a splurge on their wedding photography. There are so many amazingly creative artists that have elevated wedding photography and turned it from traditional portraits to so much more. From adventure elopements to beach weddings, there are so many fun and creative ways to capture your big day. With us to discuss is adventure elopement photographer Meghann Laine Grah of M.Laine Photography. This week's episode is sponsored by BrideBrite. Try out their newest product BRITEN with code BRITENBouquetToss for 40% off and free shipping! Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jun 1

35 min 48 sec

Today’s topic is for the crafty at heart, and that is the pressed flower trend. Pressed flowers are not new by any means, but brides-to-be and wedding vendors have been getting increasingly more creative with ways to use them. From preserving your bouquet to wedding invitations, and even your cake! Pressed flowers make such a beautiful (and savvy) addition to any wedding. With us today to discuss is Tricia Paoluccio of Modern Pressed Flower. You may have seen her recent pressed flower designs for Oscar De La Renta worn by Taylor Swift herself! Follow Modern Pressed Flower: @moderpressedflower This week's episode is sponsored by Shutterfly Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

May 25

36 min 31 sec

One of the savviest trends for weddings these days is renting your wedding items. There are so many pluses when it comes to cutting down on waste, and on cost! Today we are talking all about the Wedding Rental Revolution, to dive deep into the details of renting some of your biggest needs for your wedding day. Everything from dishes to earrings are rentable these days, and the processes are often even more convenient that purchasing options. With us to discuss all things wedding rentals is Lauren Bercier, Co-Founder of Something Borrowed Blooms and this week's episode sponsor. Get a FREE centerpiece rental with your $65+ order with CODE: BUDGETSAVVY Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com  

May 18

31 min 31 sec

Elopement used to have a bit of a negative connotation. Years ago it implied a rushed or even secret marriage. However, nowadays elopements are such a popular trend! The downsized wedding is a great choice for so many couples and for so many reasons. Cutting down on budget, waste, and stress, eloping may just be the option you are dreaming of! Janessa White from Simply Eloped joins us to talk all things elopements, and why so many couples are choosing this route. Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com  

May 11

35 min 51 sec

Wedding beauty trends seem to be be an expense that creeps up on a lot of couples. Not only are there expenses for the day of, but so much of what we see these days in beauty involves everyday regimens that lead up to the big day and even beyond. Getting some savvy tips and advice where beauty is concerned will not only serve you on your wedding day but for years to come! Learn everything you need to know from our awesome conversation with Mikalya Crane from White Carpet Ready! This episode is sponsored by BrideBrite: Get 40% with Code: BOUQUET at checkout Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com  

May 4

42 min 19 sec

With the pandemic and restrictions on events around the world, couples have been forced to pivot from their original wedding plans. One of the biggest trends to emerge as a result has been couples live streaming their day. This essentially means broadcasting live video of your wedding to viewers you invite to watch the festivities. This is such a great option to include your loved ones from far away into your celebration, no matter what your personal situation might be. With us to unpack all sorts of details about this trend is Samie Roberts, Co-Founder of LoveStream! Use code SAVVY10 to save 10% on any LoveStream wedding package! This episode is sponsored by CanvasDiscount.com: Use code THEBOUQUET10 to get 10% OFF their already discounted products! Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com  

Apr 27

29 min 15 sec

Eco-friendly weddings is a trend we are specifically passionate about. Savvy Weddings are not only good for your wallet, but for the world too! We'll be talking about ways to save the earth and your cash with some savvy resources and ideas for your wedding day. Jess and Sari are joined by Debra Aho, CEO and Founder of Sellebrate App, a platform for buying and selling any item needed for life's big events! She is sharing amazing tips from food choices to decor options that will cut down on waste and leave our planet a little bit better for future generations. Follow Sellebrate! https://www.sellebrateapp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sellebrate/   This episode is sponsored by Greenvelope.com. Get 15% off your purchase by using code SAVVY15 at checkout.   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com    

Apr 20

38 min 25 sec

This week we're talking all about wedding lighting, why it is so important, and how you can pull it off the savvy way. This is a trend that isn't often thought about first or even second when it comes to wedding planning, but it makes such a difference for your wedding day experience, and ultimately for the photos you will get and treasure forever. Many venues take care of this for the couple, but especially if you are DIYing your event, you may need some help where lighting is concerned. We are joined by the amazing Marie Kubin from Rent My Wedding. She specializes in all different savvy alternatives for effectively lighting your wedding day and making you, your venue, and your guests look amazing. Follow Rent My Wedding: https://www.instagram.com/rentmywedding/ Rent My Wedding This episode is sponsored by Vow'd Weddings   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Apr 13

32 min 51 sec

What's the deal with taking out a wedding loan? Why has it become such a popular trend? Join us for an awesome conversation with Millennial Money Expert Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez. You'll learn why couples were choosing so popularly to take out a loan to fund their dream wedding day, the pros and cons of wedding loans, and some amazing advice on how to budget for your big day without going into debt! Stefanie's Book The Broke and Beautiful Life Stefanie's Website Stefanie's Wedding Feature on BSB   This episode is sponsored by Something Borrowed Blooms   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Apr 6

43 min 14 sec

This special bonus episode of The Bouquet Toss is a recap of our season one episodes. We had so many great follow up conversations and discoveries about these traditions that we wanted to make sure to share it with all of you! Don't miss these listener shoutouts, pop culture trivia, and even an exclusive giveaway!   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Mar 16

31 min 59 sec

We’ve come to the end of season 1, so what better topic to discuss than the end of the wedding day: the send off! There are so many different ways to organize your wedding send off, from when you do it to the items thrown or props involved– and we’ll be unpacking them all for you in today’s episode. The main tradition here is throwing rice, so we’re talking all about why that is even a thing, and how it has evolved many times over at modern weddings. Stay tuned for some historical details, fun facts, eco-friendly ideas and DIY tips. This podcast is hosted by Blubrry. Get one month free hosting when you use this link: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/blubrry Bride Envy Wedding Sparklers -- get 10% when you shop with this link: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/BrideEnvyDeal and use code BUDGETSAVVY at checkout! Links referenced: When Does a Bride Groom Send Off Happen Why Do People Throw Rice at Weddings Wedding Send Off Ideas Wedding Photography Budget Hack - Staged Wedding Exits Ribbon Wand DIY   DIY Eco-Friendly Confetti   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Feb 23

37 min 6 sec

This episode is all about a common ceremony moment that seems like it may be falling out of fashion… and that is the tradition of the bride being “given away” by her father to her new spouse. Giving away the bride is the moment at the wedding where the bride leaves the hands of her father or parents and joins her groom. There is typically a moment where the priest or officiant will ask: “who gives this woman to be married? This is a particular tradition that can and should be personalized by the happy couple, based on their familial relationships, beliefs, and values. Where talking lots of alternatives, and other forms of symbolism that may make this tradition sit a bit better with you. Links referenced: The Spruce Brides.com - Giving Away The Bride The Meaning Behind the Wedding Tradition This podcast is hosted by Blubrry. Get one month free hosting when you use this link: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/blubrry Bride Envy Wedding Sparklers -- get 10% when you shop with this link: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/BrideEnvyDeal and use code BUDGETSAVVY at checkout!   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com  

Feb 16

28 min 28 sec

In this episode we are talking all about a special aspect of your wedding reception, the toasts or speeches! Who should give them? What should they say? When during the reception should they give it? What order should they be given in? We’re breaking down all the do’s and don’ts of wedding speeches, as well as alternatives for getting showered with love on your big day! Plus, you’ll find out why we call it a “toast” anyway! Links mentioned: Great book, Wedding Toasts 101 from Pete Honsberger Tribute Video Maker Taylor Swift Medley : Maid of Honor Toast Kate Kennedy: Be There in Five Podcast   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Feb 9

30 min 16 sec

The thought of going on a romantic getaway with your new spouse while tuning out the rest of the world sounds like pure bliss. But have you ever wondered how this tradition came about? The history of the honeymoon is actually a bit dark, so tune in to find out where it came from, as well as plenty of tips and tricks for planning the honeymoon of your dream on the budget of your reality! Links mentioned: Moon Cycles Explained Disney Cruise Wedding/Honeymoon Honeyfund Budgetsavvyhoneymoon.com (Honeymoon planning EBook)   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Feb 2

32 min 11 sec

So what’s up with the unity candle? So many brides are constantly wondering why they are so expensive and if they really need to include it in their wedding ceremony. That is why we are talking all about where the unity candle tradition comes from, what it symbolizes, and plenty of alternative for achieving the same sentiment. We have seen some amazingly creative and personalized versions of the unity ceremony that we are sharing to give brides to be awesome inspiration for further reinforcing your union during your wedding ceremony.   Links mentioned; Handfasting History DIY Unity Ceremony Board project from the blog Chemical Reaction Unity Ceremony Pebble box Unity Ceremony Romantic Handfasting Ceremony in Italy on a $2500 Budget   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jan 26

30 min

The wedding veil is perhaps the biggest hallmark of bridal attire. After all, wearing a veil, of any style, length, or look, is most typically reserved for our wedding day! On this episode we’re diving deep into the history of where the wedding veil came from, why it is such a popular choice, alternatives to wearing a veil, and resources for DIYing, upcycling, or buying a veil for your big day! Don’t miss this episode’s fun wedding fact where we reveal the longest measured wedding veil according to Guinness World Records. Links mentioned: DIY Rhinestone Veil Upcycle an Old Veil Happily Ever Borrowed Little Things Borrowed Etsy is a great source for wedding veils Longest Recording Wedding Veil: Guinness World Records     Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer: Check out the book! BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jan 19

29 min 43 sec

You've heard the old rhyme right? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue are the objects brides are "supposed" to have with them on their wedding day. Dive into the history behind this wedding tradition, and learn about the fifth detail that used to be part of the rhyme! This tradition is one most brides still include in their weddings today. We're discussing tons of great options for each detail, ways to incorporate them into your attire and decor, and alternative ideas for achieving the same sentiment! Links mentioned: Make Your Own Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue Pin - Something Turqoise Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Bracelet or Bouquet Charm Reader's Digest: Origin of the tradition   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jan 12

35 min 10 sec

This is the one where we talk all about wedding cake! Your mouth will likely be watering so consider this your warning! The wedding cake tradition dates back a long time so we are breaking down the progression from early bread cakes to the traditional three-tiered white cakes we see today! We are also diving into all sorts of wedding cake alternatives that are sure to get your thoughts reeling and your stomach growling. Did you know the different wedding cake tiers each have their own significance?   Links mentioned in the episode: History of the Bride Cake Rice Krispie Treat Wedding Cake Alternative Budget Wedding Cake Tip Modern Pressed Flower Tutorial   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Jan 5

39 min 6 sec

In this episode we are breaking down the traditional wedding dances. Learn about the history of the First Dance, Family Dances, Money Dance, Anniversary Dance, and Cultural Dances. We’re discussing some popular song choices for each of them, plus alternatives to these dances if that’s not your style! If you are having a sit down wedding, you may opt to toss them altogether, but if you are looking for some of that reception fun, or ways to incorporate your culture into your big day, this episode will help you explore your options! Links mentioned in the episode: Top First Dance Wedding Songs for 2021 Perfect Wedding Reception Playlist How To Craft Your Wedding Playlist DIY Music: Be Your Own Wedding DJ   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer (Chapter One is mentioned in this episode) BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Dec 2020

39 min 36 sec

Did you know diamond engagement rings were made popular by an advertising slogan? Learn all about it on this episode dedicated to Engagement Rings - why we wear them, why diamonds, alternatives to consider, fun engagement ring facts, and so much more. We’re busting myths about how much to spend, what type of ring to get, or whether you need one at all! Would you get a ring tattoo instead? Links mentioned in the episode: Ring tattoo article on the BLOG Explained Episode on Diamonds: Season 2 Episode 10 Stefanie Oconnells Post on the Blog (toss the engagement ring)   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals   Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com    

Dec 2020

37 min 5 sec

The background and history of the bridal party is one that can't quite be pinpointed to a specific date. Regardless of when or how they started, though, many brides and grooms today still uphold the wedding party tradition. From laws about wedding witnesses, to marriage by capture culture, the bridal party has taken on many forms and responsibilities over the years. We're taking a deep dive into all of it, as well as alternative ideas for honoring your closest friends on your wedding day! Plus, learn why we think it should be called a "wedding party" instead of a "bridal party." Links mentioned: 21 Surprising Historical Duties of the Wedding Party - Mental Floss Average bridal party size: 5 on each side, according to The Knot   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog at: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/ Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Dec 2020

29 min 8 sec

Why do brides traditionally wear white? Many of us probably think the tradition of a white wedding dress is longer than it really is. Some argue it is just 80 years old! It is so synonymous with weddings it's hard to believe that could be true. Queen Victoria is most often credited for starting the trend, but there is evidence that in Rome over 2,000 years ago a white tunic was worn by most brides. White is now the overwhelming choice for most American brides, a sort of bridal uniform. It has become an iconic symbol of weddings. Links mentioned in the episode: The Groomsman’s Suit History of white fabric and the American Association of Bridal Manufacturers   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride blog at: https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/ Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer BSB Wedding Deals Instagram: https://instagram.com/budgetsavvybride Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Dec 2020

25 min 37 sec

What is the bouquet toss at a wedding? The bouquet toss is a wedding tradition where a bride throws her flowers over her shoulder into a group of single guests. The person who “catches the bouquet” is meant to receive good fortune and luck from the bride. The lucky person who catches the bouquet is assumed to be the next to walk down the aisle themselves, or in some cases to get engaged. So where did this come from? Why did it start, how has it evolved today, and should you include it in your wedding? Jessica and Sari dive into the tradition all the way from the start to explain where it came from, how it has changed throughout the years, tips and tricks for pulling off the bouquet toss the savvy way, and alternatives you can think about if you decide to toss the bouquet toss all together! Links mentioned in the episode: Pressed Flower Tutorial Something Borrowed Blooms: Rented Silk Flowers: Get our exclusive discount!   Visit the Budget Savvy Bride Blog Join our Private Wedding Planning Community! The Budget Savvy Bride on Instagram Email: podcast@thebudgetsavvybride.com

Dec 2020

27 min 27 sec

Welcome to The Bouquet Toss Podcast! Join the Budget Savvy Bride Jessica Bishop, and her Real Weddings Editor Sari Weinerman, as we discuss popular weddings trends and traditions so you can decide what to keep and what to toss from your wedding day plans. Have you ever wondered why brides wear white, or have their friends wear the same dress and stand next to them at the altar? Plan YOUR day YOUR way with a wedding that feels authentic to you.

Nov 2020

2 min 31 sec