I'm a big podcast listener. My job entitles me to listen to my IPod the whole time and if I just listened to music I would get a headache so my IPod is full of various podcasts (mostly radio mysteries from the 40's and 50's). A few weeks ago I thought I would take a listen to some wedding podcasts and see what they were like. I download my podcasts through ITunes however I’m not sure how to link using ITunes but if you enter the name of the podcast into the search box it will come up.
Wedding planning video series by Wedding Bells.
This is a series of video podcasts hosted by the editor in chief of Weddingbells Alison McGill. There are 20 episodes on ITunes available for download and I think they're great for a starter bride. They're nice and short, all around a minute and a half, but in that time Alison manages to fit in some great tips covering subjects from the engagement to after the wedding.
This is a podcast hosted by Christie O; she runs the Hindsight bridal blog. This is a really funny podcast. There are 15 podcasts on ITunes and the series offers both advice and tips from experts but also great honesty and humour from her podcasts hosted alongside Rogue Bride where they discuss the things that matter to real brides, I really recommend it!
Planet Bride with Henry and Michelle Roth.
These are 22 episodes of Henry and Michelle who discuss all kinds of aspects of the wedding process, with input from other experts. Henry and Michelle are wedding dress designers so know the industry from an insider’s point of view. When talking about weddings it does seem very typical Style Me pretty type weddings, I’m not sure you are going to find many tips for alternative brides however if for you it’s all about the dress, this podcast is for you!
I really enjoyed this podcast. There are 19 episodes and every episode focuses on a newlywed couple who talk back through their wedding. They tell their story, how they first met, the difficulties they may have faced and how they got through them, the details of the wedding design, all kinds of stuff. I do love reading about real brides and their stories so this was a really interesting podcast for me.
To be honest I did struggle to find podcasts I liked, a lot of them are hosted by big American wedding planners who are calling $70,000 budgets as 'conservative' and so it can be a bit difficult to relate. Maybe wedding podcasts need to be the next big thing in the wedding world!