Podcast Episode 17: Plugs, Plugs & More Plugs (with Jessica Maillard)


Casting director and hilarious bad ass Jessica Maillard joins the gals for a new episode of the Wedding Confessionals Podcast!

She dishes about all the unexpected drama that showed up on the day she married Brian Maillard (guest from Ep 5: Idaho & Diplo). The gals also give advice about stubborn grandmas, chat about sugar cane tubing in Hawaii and debate the tackiness of Pnina Tornai bridal gowns.

How did we cover ALL of those topics in an hour? You’re just gonna have to listen to find out! You can get this episode (and all the rest of em) on  iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher Radio & Player FM!

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Podcast Episode 4: Deep Personal Moments…Whether You Like It Or Not (with Regan Watford)


Another episode of The Wedding Confessionals Podcast is live!

In this week’s episode, Pam provides potent cocktails while Brooke tries to go PG by trying (and failing) to stop cursing. Guest Regan Watford joins the gals to discuss ugly engagement rings, doing handstands in a bridal gown & the Chicken Dance.

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Podcast Episode 2: Ma’am, This Is Not Your Wedding (with Lauren Elliott)

Who’s ready for Episode 2 of our brand new podcast?!! Special Guest Lauren Elliott joins Pam & Brooke to dish about going to weddings with people you kinda hate and how to deal with an ill fitting bridesmaid dress. She also gives us a life changing beauty tip that involves red wine.  (Say what?!!!) Continue reading

Is Dieting to Fit into a Tight Wedding Dress Worth It?

Welcome to the Weekly Wednesday Survey!  Every Wednesday the Wedding Confessionals Crew tackles one wedding related hot topic and reveal all of our different takes on the subject.  Get ready, y’all.  This group’s got some STRONG OPINIONS!


Should a bride starve herself to fit into a tight dress, or just buy a roomier one she likes a little less and skip the dieting?

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Should You Wear White To A Wedding?

Welcome to the Weekly Wednesday Survey!  Every Wednesday the Wedding Confessionals Crew tackles one wedding related hot topic and get all of our different takes on the subject.   Get ready, y’all.  The group’s got some STRONG OPINIONS!


White is a tricky color, you can’t wear it after Labor Day and you can’t wear it to a wedding unless you’re the bride….or can you?  Should any wedding guest attempt to wear white to a wedding?

Jen: First of all who can actually rock a white cocktail dress? Let’s be real. And finding one that doesn’t scream bride? Nope.

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Hero Fiancé Destroys Family Heirloom



After getting engaged, my future in-laws had us over for dinner.  After having a wonderful dinner and a few glasses of wine, my future mother-in-law shouted, “Oh! I almost forgot!” before running out of the room.  She returned with a large bag, which she proudly handed to me.  “Since I never had a daughter, it’s all yours!”  Then, while everyone watched, I pulled out a huge, long, tattered, old veil.

She then told me it was her grandmother’s, and that three generations have worn it, and she would be honored to have me carry on the tradition.

The fact that this thing was hideous and not even remotely my taste wasn’t even the worst part.  It was the smell.  This veil had clearly been worn to many weddings but never washed.  It was so gross.  I mean I was excited to get to know my fiance’s family better, but I didn’t need to share sweat marks with his ancestors. Barf.

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Martha Stewart was on “Say Yes to the Dress,” and we have to decide if it’s the best or weirdest thing ever!?!


Martha v. Randy!  This is my Super Bowl.

From Brooke:
If you haven’t seen it yet, run – don’t walk – to your TV to watch TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress!  At first, you’ll be perplexed about how a show about women trying on white dresses in a store – Kleinfield in NYC, to be specific – can be compelling.  But stay with me – because it’s gotta be one of the most honest portrayal the bridal experience on TV.  Even if you can’t afford a $10K Pnina Tornai gown, you will relate to the passive aggressive Sister, overbearing Mother of the Groom or annoyed sale clerk.  It’s humanity at it’s finest…and by finest, I mean worst.  80% of the people involved are total jerks, and I love to hate them.  But the show is smart enough to squeeze in a few nicer segments, like of a bride finding a dress while talking about overcoming cancer and I’m bawling my eyes out for this stranger I’ve never met. Continue reading