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Episode 126: Confessional Follow Ups!

Episode 126: Confessional Follow Ups!

May 24, 2022

Pam is back in studio and ready to talk weddings with Brooke. They dive into some Confessional Follow Ups!

If you like overcoming viruses or continued stories, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Here's the article we read from The Knot about tipping vendors. 

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Alcoholic Butterbeer: A Harry Potter inspired cocktail from A Tale of Two Veggies. 

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy: A food and travel show that makes you want to eat your weight in pasta! Airing on CNN. Streaming on Hulu Premium, YouTubeTV Premium, and Sling TV Premium.

Timmy's Takeout: Timmy Alvarez loves fast food, and gives hilarious and informative reviews about any and all food from McDonalds to random snacks from the grocery store.  Streaming on YouTube. 

 

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TELL US YOUR SECRET!

Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 125: Unexpected Edibles & Instagram-Worthy Photos

Episode 125: Unexpected Edibles & Instagram-Worthy Photos

May 17, 2022

Pam and Brooke chat about an INSANE wedding story currently in the news. And then they answer a listener's confessional about wedding photos on Instagram.

If you like current events or social media, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Click here to read the article from Popcrush.com.

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Tequila Honey Bee: A sweet cocktail perfect for spring, from Liquor.com.

Healthier Homemade One Pot Hamburger Helper: A cheesy, yummy dish that's easy to make and doesn't dirty too many dishes! Created by Half Baked Harvest.

Half Baked Harvest Cookbooks: Easy dishes and pretty food photos fill the book collection, created by the blogger behind HalfBakedHarvest.com, Tieghan Gerard.

 

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TELL US YOUR SECRET!

Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 124: Squid Games & Uninvited Grandmas (with Chris Madrigal - Part 2)

Episode 124: Squid Games & Uninvited Grandmas (with Chris Madrigal - Part 2)

May 10, 2022

Pam and Brooke's chat with Chris Madrigal continues with confessionals!

Topics include: a bride figuring out how to incorporate games into her reception, a niece messing with the RSVP list, and a Maid of Honor who can't take no for an answer.

If you like lawn games or overstepping boundaries, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

If you like the Oakland A's or MLB in general, check out the show Chris co-hosts, The Town Tailgate Podcast. Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and more. 

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Blueberry Gin Sour Cocktail: A fruity beverage, full of antioxidants! Created by Super Golden Bakes.

NBA Playoffs: Watch some sports (and do Chris a favor and root for the Golden State Warriors!) Most games are on TNT or ESPN, but click on our link for exact details.

Trivia Quest: An adorable interactive game on Netflix. New games are updated daily!

 

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TELL US YOUR SECRET!

Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 123: Sports Updates & Dance Floor Anthems  (with Chris Madrigal - Part 1)

Episode 123: Sports Updates & Dance Floor Anthems (with Chris Madrigal - Part 1)

May 3, 2022

Chris Madrigal, host of the Town Tailgate Podcast, joins Pam and Brooke to talk about the endless stream of weddings he's been to in the last few years. Highlights include parading down New Orleans streets, having a very public wardrobe malfunction, and surviving a wedding weekend that had an overwhelming stench! 

Chris also helps figure out what the perfect song is to bring everyone to the dance floor.

If you like memorable smells or dance beats, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

If you like the Oakland A's or MLB in general, check out the show Chris co-hosts, The Town Tailgate Podcast. Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and more. 

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Strawberry Tequila Soda: A fruity refreshing cocktail, perfect for spring! Created by Sugar & Charm.

Food News: The Friday episode of the Ringer Food Podcast, which highlights new info in the world of snacks and fast food. Hosted by David Jacoby and Juliet Litman. Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify & more. 

Britain's Hidden Villages: TV series that tours adorable small towns in England. Available in the US on Amazon Prime Video.

 

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TELL US YOUR SECRET!

Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 122: Tipping Tips & Choosing Churches (with Julio Luis Zaldivar - Part 2)

Episode 122: Tipping Tips & Choosing Churches (with Julio Luis Zaldivar - Part 2)

April 26, 2022

Brooke and Pam's convo with Julio Luis Zaldivar continues! They dive into listeners' submitted confessionals and give out some solid advice!

Topics include: choosing a church while trying to avoid family conflict, figuring out how much and which wedding vendors to tip, and how to motivate a fiancé to help more with wedding planning.

If you like cheering on a potentially bored partner or 20% gratuity, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

You can learn more about Julio's wife, AnnaDee's company Backup Boutique by visiting www.backupboutique.net.

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SHOW NOTES:

Here's a link to find online Al-Anon resources and local meetings near you.

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Drunk Bunny: A boozy strawberry lemonade, with a Peeps bunny as garnish. Created by Shake Drink Repeat. 

The Batman: The newest movie in the comic book franchise, starring Robert Pattinson and an unrecognizable Colin Farrell. Now streaming on HBO Max.

I Want You Back: A mix between a buddy comedy and a rom-com, starring Charlie Day and Jenny Slate. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 

 

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TELL US YOUR SECRET!

Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 121: College Crushes & California Castles (with Julio Luis Zaldivar - Part 1)

Episode 121: College Crushes & California Castles (with Julio Luis Zaldivar - Part 1)

April 19, 2022

After hearing AnnaDee's amazing love story in Episode 115, Brooke and Pam HAD to have her husband Julio on the podcast!

And he doesn't disappoint! Julio tells the gals all about his college crush on AnnaDee, what it was like when they almost kissed in their 20s, and how it all ended with a wedding in a castle. 

If you like sequels or decades long romances, this episode is for you!

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Carrot Mimosa: The perfect spring cocktail with a cute veggie garnish.

@samir: Instagram account that loves to review celebrity mansions.  

The After Party: Comedic murder mystery mini series about a high school reunion which ends in one former student dead, and the rest of his classmates are now the suspects. Streaming on Apple TV+.  

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? Send us your Confessionals!

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

 

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 120: Glitter Bombs & Groomsmanzillas (with Mariah Grumet - Part 2)

Episode 120: Glitter Bombs & Groomsmanzillas (with Mariah Grumet - Part 2)

April 12, 2022

Our chat with etiquette expert, Mariah Grumet continues with listeners' submitted confessionals!

Topics include pushy groomsmen with expensive taste, wedding dates that unexpectedly fall on holidays, and over the top mothers. Thankfully, Mariah is here to help Pam and Brooke find the most polite way to handle all of these situations. 

If you like overzealous dudes or ladylike behavior, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

Follow Mariah on Instagram: @oldsouletiquette

Also follow Mariah on TikTok: @oldsouletiquette

If you're interested in one-on-one Bridal Etiquette Consulting sessions with Mariah, you can find information about that on her website oldsouletiquette.com

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Bubbly Blood Orange Bourbon Smash: A citrusy champagne cocktail created by Dash of Jazz.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A fun and fashionable comedy about a 1950s housewife who becomes a standup comic. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Is It Cake?: A silly baking competition show about authentic looking cakes. Streaming on Netflix.

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? Send us your Confessionals!

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

 

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

Episode 119: Wedding Etiquette Tips (with Mariah Grumet - Part 1)

Episode 119: Wedding Etiquette Tips (with Mariah Grumet - Part 1)

April 5, 2022

Etiquette expert Mariah Grumet joins Pam and Brooke to share her personal history with weddings, which includes an unexpected natural disaster!

Mariah also gives great advice on how to avoid etiquette mistakes while wedding planning. She helps with navigating how to properly send out invitations, deal with bridal parties and communicate to vendors. 

And at some point Brooke goes on a rant about her extremely loud coffee maker. 

If you like polite behavior or conversations about noisy appliances, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

Follow Mariah on Instagram: @oldsouletiquette

Also follow Mariah on TikTok: @oldsouletiquette

If you're interested in one-on-one Bridal Etiquette Consulting sessions with Mariah, you can find information about that on her website oldsouletiquette.com

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Click here to read the Bloomberg article about people going into debt while participating in someone else's wedding.

Here's a link to the episode where Pam's husband admits he gave a terrible speech at a wedding. 

If you're interested in owning a loud, but good coffee maker, here's a link to the Grind & Brew that Brooke tolerates every morning at 6:15am. 

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Orange and Thyme Gin and Tonic: A fruity earthy twist on the classic cocktail, created by Sprinkles and Sprouts. 

@lizmariegalvan: The coziest Instagram account with great interior design tips. Also there are dogs and sheep. 

Cozy White Cottage: Liz Marie Galvan's book of beautiful photos and tips on how to make your home cozy.

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? Send us your Confessionals!

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

 

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Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

 

Episode 118: Copycat Brides & Ghosting Vendors (with Paul Caiola - Part 2)

Episode 118: Copycat Brides & Ghosting Vendors (with Paul Caiola - Part 2)

March 29, 2022

Our chat with Paul Caiola continues with listeners' submitted confessionals!

Topics include pets, communicating with vendors and the definition of moissanite.

We also randomly talk about baby birds, whispering in spas and background checks.

If you like animals or affordable gemstones, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

That Aged Well is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and anywhere you like to listen to podcasts!

Follow them on Instagram: @thatagedwell

And check out pictures of Paul's baked goods on his Instagram: @paulcaiola

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SHOW NOTES:

A helpful article about coping with the loss of a pet.

More info about moissanite rings from Brides.com.

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Cucumber Vodka Soda: A refreshing spa-like cocktail created by How Sweet Eats.

Dickinson: An absurd historical comedy streaming on Apple TV+.

Somebody Somewhere: A quiet and sweet comedy starring Bridget Everett, streaming on HBO Max.

Wordle: The fun daily word puzzle, now run by the New York Times.

You can find more Wordle spin off games in this USA Today article.

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? Send us your Confessionals!

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

 

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Logo by David Kantrowitz

Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 117: The Best Wedding Movies Of All Time (with Paul Caiola - Part 1)

Episode 117: The Best Wedding Movies Of All Time (with Paul Caiola - Part 1)

March 22, 2022

Brooke and Pam are joined by returning guest and co-host of the movie podcast That Aged Well, Paul Caiola, to chat about the Best Wedding Movies Of All Time.

Random topics also include: Cher impersonations, who should host Jeopardy, and Bennifer 2.0.

If you like rom-coms or passionate opinions about celebrity couples, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

That Aged Well is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and anywhere you like to listen to podcasts!

Follow them on Instagram: @thatagedwell

 

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SPECIAL SHOUT OUT!

We were mentioned in Jamie Wolfer's YouTube video called "More Shocking Wedding Confessions."

You can see more vides on Jamie Wolfer's YouTube page

And if you're interested in working with her, here's a link to her event planning company, JW Coordination.

 

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SHOW NOTES:

The list we read is specifically "The 14 Best Wedding Movies Of All Time" by Kayleigh Roberts for Marie Claire.

Here's a link to the song Schadenfreude from the musical Avenue Q.

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Thin Mint Cocktail: The perfect drink to have with some Girl Scout Cookies! Created by mightymrs.com.

@jessicayellin: A great Instagram account to follow if you want a quick snapshot of today's news.

News Not Noise: Jessica Yellin's podcast that gives you quick interviews with experts on topics in today's news. 

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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TikTok

 

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? Send us your Confessionals!

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

We promise to never reveal the names in order to protect the innocent...and the annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

 

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Logo by David Kantrowitz

Theme song by Andy Schrier

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