If you’ve found yourself and your partner in each other’s bad books a little bit through the COVID-19 imposed self-islolation, lockdown, shelter-in-place, hell on earth, that we’re all living through at the moment, I found this one simple thought from a therapist to be really helpful for Britt and I this week.
Here’s something for the newlyweds to add to their quarantine todo list: changing their name after your wedding ... if that’s what you’re choosing to do. This is a comprehensive guide on how to do it, what options you have, and who you need to contact.
These are weird times, especially if you’re getting married, so here’s an idea that should keep you safe and healthy, while also getting you married. We’re just going to delay the reception, because being married is so much better than getting married. Just so we’re clear, this video does not serve as legal or medical advice. I’m just a wedding celebrant facing the same pandemic as you, wondering how we can still celebrate life while in a pandemic.
In today's Q&A I addressed making a destination wedding fun, is 5:30am too early for a wedding ceremony, my partner wants to have a wedding but I want to elope, and whether celebrants get "butthurt" if they are asked to not be in photos.
The most popular place in the world to get married is probably not far from your hose, it's the beach! Here's some reasons why it's the worst, but also how you can make it great. The audio is pretty bad in this episode, because it was recorded at the beach. This is one of the reasons it's a bad place to hold a wedding ceremony, shoutout to the videographers!
I met a lady at a wedding reception recently and she clearly didn’t know how to attend a wedding, so to the lady who didn’t like that bride, this vlog is for you. In case you’re not a viewer, there’s a few seconds of audio in this episode from Queer Eye.
There's been one simple and inhibiting way people have chosen wedding dates in the past: whatever their wedding venue had available.
I've got a new idea and I'd love to share it in this episode, consider it the upgrade to wedding planning 2.0. Choosing a wedding date based on your entire wedding squad.
I feel like there's a cultural legal requirement for people planning a wedding and getting married to be totally stressed out. Like it's expected of you, and if you aren't stressed out then you're getting married wrong.
In this episode of the Rebel's Guide I'm presenting a different way, a better way, the rebel's way to get married - without stress!
Britt’s grandma always said you should start how you want to finish. In saying that she was encouraging you to think about the entirety of the project, including how you would like it to end. Here’s an episode on how your wedding might end, but keep in mind I haven’t covered disaster weddings like the one where the groom’s father gets into a fist fight with his son. When that happens you’ll just have to figure it out on your own.
My least favourite thing about weddings is the idea that they have top be perfect and rehearsed. You can’t rehearse real life, and you can’t rehearse an authentically meaningfully good wedding. Apparently descriptions are supposed to encourage you to listen to an episode but I’ve literally given away the whole episode in the description. Sorry.
There are so many blog posts, podcasts, videos, about how to choose a wedding photographer, and they're all great. This guide however is what separates the sheep and the goats, this is how to actually and easily choose an awesome wedding photographer.
I’m definitely going to get in trouble for this episode, but the truth is that not everyone can afford a great photographer. So here’s the rebel’s guide for saving money on wedding photography. Thanks to Lucy for the topic!
Creating a rough schedule for your wedding day could end in a all-in death match between your wedding planner, venue, photographer and celebrant or officiant. So here's my guide to create a schedule, or timeline for your wedding day. (Recorded in #Yosemite!)
Rebel’s Guide in New York City! I’ve got some bad news for you: when you say you want a non-traditional wedding, it doesn’t really mean anything. There’s no simple fix to de-traditionalising your wedding. This is an episode trying to help you frame that conversation about wedding traditions and having a traditional, or non-traditional wedding.
The number one thing I get emails about is about how to write wedding vows. Couples getting married talk about being scared of public speaking, of not knowing what to write, and how to write them, so here's my rebel's guide to writing wedding vows!
Today is Britt and my seventh wedding anniversary, and my whole Rebel’s Guide ethos has it’s roots in our own wedding and how we decided to marry. So today I celebrate our seven years in the podcast, and look forward to seven more!
Most people have a weird worldview of eloping, like it's a sin, or dishonouring of your family, so let me tell you why people elope, but also offer you a tip on how to elope, along with the difference between an elopement and a wedding. Recorded on Wanaka's Coromandel Peak in New Zealand in the motherflipping snow with real true blue snowfall!
Sitting in the back of a ute, in a river bed, outside of Queenstown NZ, here's me trying to convince you to not spend the next five years of your life planning a wedding - because your marriage is way more important than your wedding.
Thanks a million to Harley from Bulb Creative for filming today's episode!
I don't think many people understand that you don't have to pose, make weird faces, smile awkwardly, or be generally weird when you're getting your wedding photos taken. This episode features my mate, Morgan Roberts.
A super exciting Rebel’s Guide to wet weather backups, or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Rain, or, Thunder Only Happens When It’s Wedding.
Anyhow, this is the Rebel’s Guide to a wet weather wedding backup and what to do if it’s raining.
Why create The Rebel’s Guide?
Why would I invest time and effort into creating this podcast and vlog? Because I think it matters, and I think you getting married matters.
Bonus guest appearance from Luna Withers, my little girl.