Bridezilla: Our Unconventional Thoughts on Weddings & Bridal Showers with Christina Montalvo

Ok, here goes.

With wedding season upon us, Christina and I are prepared to take some serious heat for this episode, because we have some potentially unpopular opinions about all of the hoopla that accompanies most weddings these days.

The average price of a wedding is around $30,000, and the wedding industry itself is multi-BILLION dollar business. And yet, we as a society continue to feed the beast. Plus, there’s all of the expectations around a number of traditions that go along with most weddings, and throughout all of this, it can feel like we’re placing more importance on the wedding itself rather than the marriage.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m very pro-love, and I’m even pro-wedding.

But sometimes it seems like things have gotten a little out of hand.

Christina and I are having a VERY honest conversation (do we know how to have any other kind?!) about past experiences with weddings, what each of us would like to see for our own, what the deal is with engagement rings, and how to handle the potentially heavy financial hit that can go along with simply being a guest at a wedding much less in the bridal party.

We’re talking money, engagement rings, the pressure to uphold so-called traditions around weddings, and why getting married is not a woman’s greatest achievement in life.

We’re not holding anything back here, and personally we both think this episode is pretty hilarious and had a great time recording it, so even if you don’t agree with our opinions, hopefully you’ll have a good laugh listening!

Christina and I join forces at the end of every month to do a joint episode that airs on both of our podcasts, so if you love these episodes make sure to check out our previous ones:

Episode #24, Victim Mindset with Christina Montalvo

Episode #43, The Art of Maintaining Friendships with Christina Montalvo

Episode #79, How Your Money Mindset is Holding You Back From More Success with Christina Montalvo

Episode #88, Save the Drama for Your Mama with Christina Montalvo



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Questions? Comments? Want to connect and chat? You can email me at [email protected], or DM me over on Instagram @emilygoughcoach with any questions, comments, or takeaways! Plus, I would absolutely love to connect with you and thank you for listening in real life. It makes me day to see you listening to the podcast and fills me up with pure joy. Seriously. See you on the ‘gram!

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