Listen to Our Wedding Planning Q&A on the Save the Date Podcast!

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 10.51.14 AMI have to admit that I am way behind the times when it comes to podcasts. But ever since I got introduced to Aleisha from the Save the Date wedding podcast I’ve been hooked. I LOVE Aleisha and her super helpful tips and witty banter, and ever since she asked me to come on her show I’ve been a huge fan.

Aleisha and I had a super fun Q&A session the other day, which you can listen to below. We talk about all sorts of wedding, beauty, and relationship stuff, and it was a seriously great time. So grab a glass of wine and press play!

I also wanted to know more about Aleisha (in a non-creepy way), her wedding planning process and why she decided to start her wedding podcast, so I asked her some questions of my own, below!

Woman Getting Married: Tell us about your wedding planning process!

Aleisha: After becoming engaged on holiday in Florence (oh la la) … we decided that we wanted an intimate wedding that really was ‘us’… a laid-back day filled with laughter love and great cake. My husband Rich was studying architecture at The University of Melbourne when one of his classmates got married at the beautiful Boyd Baker House in Melbourne. We googled it. We loved it. We booked it. It’s Mad Men in the Australian Bush. A private house, it sleeps 16 people and you basically mold it around your own design wishes, caterers etc. We had 15 of our nearest and dearest friends and family come and stay with us and work like slaves to set up unpack, pack up, carry things…. we couldn’t have done it without them and look I’m not going to lie it was a LOT of work but hell you only do it once…hopefully.

In the end it was très elegant on a budget and truly memorable. Getting up the next day and breakfasting and debriefing with all of the guests who slept over at the house was magic. Driving home with Rich and laughing exhaustedly about the fact we pulled it off was even better!

Aleisha and her husband, Rich
Aleisha and her husband, Rich. Photo by Louisa Bailey

What made you decide to start the Save the Date wedding podcast?

Throughout my career I’ve worn many hats, TV host, social media manger… I’ve written for TV panel shows and performed stand up comedy.  After we got married, my no BS wedding planning guide Smart Wedding was published (second edition is coming in April) and after doing some promo for it, I realized just how much I relished in talking to people about weddings. I love listening to podcasts and there wasn’t really anyone out there presenting wedding planning, all the ups and downs, trends and details in a fun way… so it felt like it was meant to be, a fabulous enjoyable mesh of all of my skills.

We heart Aleisha
We heart Aleisha. Photo by Louisa Bailey

What’s the #1 piece of advice you would give to brides planning their wedding?

It’s one day. Don’t be mental. Don’t get into debt. Don’t be an A-hole. Life is too short for obligation. Enjoy it!

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