ROCK MY WEDDING // THE PODCAST

ROCK MY WEDDING // THE PODCAST

By ROCK MY WEDDING
Welcome to Rock My Wedding The Podcast. Join Charlotte O’Shea and Becky Sappor of Rock My Wedding as they help you navigate the world of wedding planning. With a wealth of industry insider knowledge and special guests, the UK’s most influential wedding brand discuss all things wedding from guest lists, to decor trends to finding THE dress.

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S3 EP5 // How To Plan A Successful Hen Do
We're back after a summer break with an episode all about how to organise a successful hen do both in the UK and abroad. HEN DO ORGANISATION TIPS Not sure who to invite? Yep, it's another dreaded guest list to think about but don't worry we talk through how to go organise all the different people in your life. We talk about how to book an appropriate place to stay, how to manage the money involved and how to stay on track of everything. PLANNING A HEN DO IN THE UK We talk about epic places and activities for a hen do in the UK and also some ideas for hen dos abroad too where we've tried to cater for a mix of gorgeous brides from those who love to go out-out and those who like a much quieter much more chilled vibe. As with everything to do with your wedding we want you to have your hen do your way be that a night out, a weekend away, having a pamper party or partaking in a hot tug. Yep, you read that right, a hot tug. Strap in guys and girls, this is the longest episode yet! Oh and here's a list of hilarious movies to get you in the mood for your impending hen do: Bridesmaids - OBVS - Even if you’ve already seen it! Watch it again! (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy) Rough Night (Scarlett Johanssen, Zoe Kravitz) The Bachelorette (Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher) The Proposal (Sandra Bullock) Girls Trip - Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith Sex And The City (You know the cast of this one) Visit our show notes page for more hen do inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
1:20:34
September 16, 2019
S3 Ep4 // Hosting Your Own Wedding
If you're thinking about hosting your own wedding this episode is for you! Charlotte and Becky go through everything you need to know to throw the wedding of the year in a marquee, a tipi, your aunty Jill's back garden or your favourite village hall. There is a huge misconception that hosting your own wedding is the cheaper option. In some cases then yes, perhaps so but not always so we're here to let you know exactly everything you need to consider before going ahead. We talk planners, partying and yep - porter loos. Check out this link for laws around bar licensing and make sure you head to our Pinterest page where you can find dedicated boards on woodland weddings, back garden weddings and marquees and tipis. Visit our show notes page for real wedding inspiration with rainy days and beyond. Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
37:42
July 23, 2019
S3 Ep3 // When Things Go Wrong - Have A Plan B
Sometimes things go wrong and not exactly to plan. From how to manage let down suppliers to being prepared for the little things that might need fixing on the day, Charlotte and Becky guide you through how to have the perfect plan B so that your day still runs as smoothly as possible. If things don't go to plan, grab your beau, an extra glass of fizz and make the unexpected a part of your day. Rain or mega shine your wedding day will be perfect because it's about you making a commitment to your fave person in the whole world. As well as advice from our girls, you can rely on the advice of fellow brides by checking out the weddings below. Visit our show notes page for real wedding inspiration with rainy days and beyond. Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
39:37
July 8, 2019
S3 Ep2 // Wedding Entertainment
When it comes to wedding entertainment your choices are endless. It can be a huge deal for some couples who can spend up to 30%+ of their budget on it whereas other couples feel like good old fashioned conversation is the best form of wedding entertainment. As we always say, Your Day Your Way! We're here for whatever makes you the happiest. Wedding Entertainment In this episode of the podcast Charlotte and Becky talk about their own wedding entertainment; which was completely different. They look at he most popular types of entertainment and how to successfully choose your suppliers. Speaking of suppliers, check out The Redfords, Tobi Tobi, Joel Grainger, The Mini Big Bang, The Little Red Bus, The Best Men and more on our handpicked supplier directory The List. Find out the top floor fillers and what to expect from your wedding band too. And if in doubt - reach for the Billy Ray Cyrus. He makes an appearance in the episode a couple of times because you know, Billy Ray. Make sure you check out the weddings below for some fabulous wedding entertainment inspiration and don't forget to find more on our dedicated Pinterest board!  On a side note - entertainment for kids coming in a separate episode :) Visit our show notes page for loads of DIY inspiration. Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
32:22
June 24, 2019
S3 Ep1 // DIY Wedding Ideas
Planning on having a DIY wedding? Have you thought about where to start or which elements you want to be DIY? In this first episode of series 3 of Rock My Wedding: The Podcast, Charlotte and Becky share loads of DIY wedding ideas with you. From glitter balls and bottles to making your DIY eco friendly the girls chat about all things DIY wedding. Be sure to listen to find out how long things take and how to be careful not to overdo it and stress yourself out. There is chat about pulling on your creative friends and setting expectations and then of course, loads and loads of ideas which you can explore further in the incredible real DIY weddings below! Visit our show notes page for loads of DIY inspiration. Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
39:54
June 10, 2019
S2 Ep8 // How Much Alcohol Do You Need At Your Wedding
The episode you've been waiting for! How much alcohol do you need at your wedding? Charlotte and Becky get all Carol Vorderman on you and let you know exactly how much you need for your drinks reception through to the end of your wedding breakfast and also how to stock your own bar. Don't forget to include soft drinks in your calculations as well for those guests who don't or can't drink! With ideas for the prefect wedding cocktails and mocktails to chatting about drinks stations and how to personalise your offering, this episode covers all things drink and finally answers the age old question of how much drink you really need to provide for your guests. Find great bars for your wedding on our handpicked supplier directory The List and thanks to Okehurst for the great advice. Visit our show notes page for loads of drinks inspiration for your big day and see out dedicated 'cocktail hour' Pinterest board too. Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
26:01
May 27, 2019
S2 Ep7 // Wedding Planning For Grooms
What do grooms really think about wedding planning? In this episode Becky is joined by RMW team member Alice and her new husband Ben where they chat all things wedding planning from the grooms perspective. From divvying up tasks and admitting your weaknesses to controlling your nerves and creating a whole host of amazing memories; Ben talks us through their day from his point of view.  Find out what a wedding Wednesday is and how to take the stress out of that all important shopping trip to find the perfect suit. Ben also talks us through having frank and upfront chats with family members in order to maintain peace throughout the process. You will absolutely love how he tells the story of the best day of his life. He has such enthusiasm, is really articulate and has some cracking tales to tell, so we hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it. You can check out Alice and Ben's gorgeous Nancarrow Farm wedding here. Shot by the ever talented Ross Talling. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
59:13
May 13, 2019
S2 Ep6 // Bridal Party Gifts
You spoke, we listened and here it is. Series 2 episode 6 is all about the best bridal party gifts. You didn't want shit. You didn't want twee. We have avoided both of those things and come up with some gorgeous bridal party gift ideas for you to shower your nearest and dearest with. Rock My Wedding have teamed up with Birchbox to bring you an amazing beauty box which makes the perfect gift - you can get yours here! We also talk about making sure you have your day your way and so if you don't want to buy any gifts or spend any more money (we all know arms and legs get spent on weddings these days) then quite frankly, you don't have to! There should be no expectations. You do you. Bridal Party Gifts From niche gifting to things you can find easily on the high street we've got all angles covered so get comfy grab a cuppa/wine/gin and get ready for 25 minutes of chat all about bridal party gifting. You're welcome. Find some great gifts right here: RMW X Birchbox Katie Loxton Pouches Oliver Bonas Make Up Bags Sound Wave Print Studio Seed Gift Boxes Flower Subscription Afternoon Tea in the Midlands Spa Days at Hoar Cross and Cowley Manor Build Your Own Hamper For your newly engaged bridal party babes - RMW Your Day Your Way. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
25:33
April 29, 2019
S2 Ep5 // Destination Weddings And Where To Start
In this episode of the podcast Charlotte and Becky are joined by Kim Turkington of Love Cloth to try and help you prepare for your dream destination wedding. They chat all things destination weddings and where to start. From how to decide where to get married and how to transport your dress to the legalities of a destination wedding and what to do to involve those people who just can't make it. Check back soon for more specific episodes focused on the most popular destinations. You can follow Kim on Instagram @loveclothblog or visit her website www.lovecloth.co.uk. For more information on getting married abroad please visit https://www.gov.uk/marriage-abroad and for more information about same sex destination weddings please visit www.ilga.org. For tips on how to avoid 'melty' make-up visit our sister site over at Rock My Style and go back and listen to series 2 episode 2 of Rock My Wedding : The Podcast. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
37:16
April 15, 2019
S2 Ep4 // Bridal Accessories
Bridal accessories can really finish off your wedding outfit but they can also be where your outfit starts. Perhaps you always wanted to splash out on those Louboutins or maybe you have a piece of jewellery that's really important to you so you'd like the rest of your outfit to fit alongside that. Either way, do you. Charlotte shares regrets about her bridal accessories and gets all 'Mother of Dragons' on us and tells you the piece she would wear today if she was getting married now. The girls talk everything from capes to hair vines, but not veils. That's a whole other podcast! Visit our accessories board on Pinterest for more inspiration and please check out the accessories section of The List to find all the suppliers we mention in the episode and more and see some of our favourite real weddings below with amazing accessories. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
23:02
April 1, 2019
S2 Ep3 // Wedding Photography
In this episode Charlotte and Becky are joined by wedding photographer Anna Clarke of We Are The Clarkes as they delve into the depths of wedding photography. From how to find the best wedding photographer for you to what it means to be a wedding photographer and how to get the most from your photographer on your day. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
1:01:35
March 18, 2019
S2 ep2 // Beauty Basics
We all want to look like the best version of ourselves on our wedding day and looking good comes from feeling great inside. The appearance of your skin can have a big impact on how you feel so we want to try and help you get it right on the build up to your big day with our wedding beauty basics tips. From when to start new skin care routines to other products that could affect your skin that you've not thought about. Self confessed beauty junkie Charlotte talks about how to get it right and Becky learns a thing or two. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Bridebook 2018 report:   https://bridebook.co.uk/article/bridebook-wedding-report-2018 Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
26:13
March 4, 2019
S2 Ep1 // Buying Your Wedding Dress
Looking forward to buying your wedding dress or wondering where you start? Are you having designer or high street? Are you terrified of the experience or can you not wait? We're joined on episode 9 by boutique owner Maddi who answers all your questions from why you shouldn't take photos at your wedding dress appointment to how you make sure that the boutique you visit has something for you. We talk about when to start shopping and how to care for your dress before and after your big day and our top tips for a successful wedding dress buying including budgeting and who to take with you. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Bridebook 2018 report:   https://bridebook.co.uk/article/bridebook-wedding-report-2018 Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
57:41
February 18, 2019
S1 Ep8 // How To Budget For Your Wedding
Not sure where to start when it comes to your wedding budget? We get it! How can you even start planning your wedding budget when you have no idea how much things typically cost? We break down the average costs for all your wedding suppliers and provide you with a wedding budget breakdown to give you a great starting point when it comes to planning your big day. With all the facts and figures and a laugh along the way you'll come away feeling confident about how to budget for your wedding. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding inspiration! Bridebook 2018 report:   https://bridebook.co.uk/article/bridebook-wedding-report-2018 Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
36:43
January 21, 2019
S1 Ep7 // Wedding Planning Timeline
You're engaged! Congratulations! In this episode we guide you through a month by month wedding planning timeline so that you can have the most stress free 12 months possible. If you're getting married in less than 12 months fear not! We talk about shorter engagements too and you can find some amazing weddings on our show notes page that were planned in tighter timeframes. From what to do as soon as you're engaged to when you should send out your invitations, we cover it all. To be clear, this episode isn't sponsored by Prosecco and you should drink responsibly... Preferably with the Rock My Wedding book in hand whilst ticking off your Rock My Wedding planning timeline. You're welcome.  Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding reading inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
37:20
January 7, 2019
S1 Ep6 // Readings
Have you chosen your wedding readings yet? Are you even having any? In this episode we discuss the three rules of wedding readings. We chat about our own and give you lots of ideas for where you can find the perfect wedding reading for you. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and tonnes of wedding reading inspiration! Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
26:00
December 10, 2018
S1 Ep5 // The Aisle
Who is walking you down the aisle? Maybe you’re part of the 8% of readers who are walking themselves down the aisle. You sassy bunch. We talk about alternative options to the traditional too because after all, we're all about having your day your way. Real brides Emilie and Ruth didn't just have one aisle. They had three. And why the heck not! Enjoy! Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
28:19
November 26, 2018
S1 Ep4 // Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding
Saving money and adding value. That’s what episode four is all about. We break down into sections ways in which you can save money on your wedding. From DIY flowers to ditching favours, you can hear lots of inspirational ways to trim your budget down in certain areas to allow you to spend more on the areas that mean the most to you. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes and amazing examples of the things we discuss. Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
1:05:55
November 12, 2018
S1 Ep3 // The Seating Plan
Do you seat all your friends together or do you mix it up? How about having a seating plan for your ceremony? And what do you do if someone doesn't turn up? We cover all the bases when it comes to organising your seating plan so you can put it together without losing your sh*t. Wine helps. FYI drink responsibly. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
25:02
October 29, 2018
S1 Ep2 // The Guest List
‘It boiled down to self preservation really and how I might feel in the future if I decided not to invite him’. Laura from Rock My Wedding’s supplier directory, The List, joins Charlotte and Becky to talk about her thought process when it came to deciding whether or not to invite her biological father to her wedding. Join us to chat about our own guest lists challenges and tackle everything from divorced parents to whether or not to invite children. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
33:27
October 15, 2018
S1 Ep1 // Bridesmaids
Join founder Charlotte O'Shea and content creator and graphic designer Becky Sappor as they talk all things bridesmaids. From their roles in your big day to what they wear and predictions for next years trends, the girls get down to the nitty gritty and reimagine their own weddings and what they might do differently. Be prepared for discussions involving bum flashing, Justin Timberlake and thigh high boots. But not necessarily in that order. Visit rockmywedding.co.uk/podcast for full show notes Produced by We Are The Clarkes // www.wearetheclarkes.com Music by Matthias Harris // https://musicvine.com/track/1134
31:40
September 13, 2018
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