The Bewedded Podcast

Julia Hodgins

Are you newly engaged, but not sure what to do next? Wanting a beautiful instagrammable wedding but not sure what’s even realistic? Love to learn the wedding planning process because you only have once chance to get it right, and want to get it right!?Well.. let Bewedded help you channel that inner-planner and inner-stylist that I know is inside of you to DIY your dream wedding yourself!Welcome to the Bewedded podcast, a weekly show dedicated to help you plan the wedding you truly desire… wanting a consistent light-hearted warmth feeling from start to finish, wanting to celebrate the day that you deserve without the dreaded wedding budget blowout, ever wondering what your next steps should be, acting all chilled but feeling like bridezilla is nearing the surface, or plan the easy way so that you have all the space and energy to focus on the fun stuff like getting married, this is the podcast for you. Each week, you’ll get my secrets on how to plan the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free of stress with methods I use in my own wedding services business. You will also hear conversations from wedding vendors, lovers who are deep in the planning too, and newly weds who aren’t afraid to be transparent and share their juicy way to bewedded!Hit subscribe now to be notified when new episodes go live.To download my free Deep-Dive Wedding Planning Masterclass, head to https://www.roughandrose.org/free

EP 22 // How to Plan Your Wedding in 6 Months (or LESS if you wanted to)
Jul 4 2022
EP 22 // How to Plan Your Wedding in 6 Months (or LESS if you wanted to)
Who says you can’t plan a wedding in a short time-frame?It so is possible, but first let me let you in on a little secret - it doesn’t mean the less time the more stress.It’s never been about that, the truth is you can have all of the time in the world and still be a stressed out bride or groom. Truth bomb 💣It's about what you focus on, how to go about it, and what you need to prepared to do or not do.Recently, you may have heard that more couples are wanting to ditch the BIG, extravagant, out-of-this-world type wedding and have a more simple and intimate one. For listening to this episode, I'm offering a FREE Downloadable / Installable No-Fluff Wedding Planner Template to Tackle the To-Do List Without Interrupting Your Busy Lives (and Ever Wonder What You Should Be Doing Next!) - Click Here To Get It Right NowSo in today's episode, I talk you through how do it QUICKLY and EFFICIENTLY without the sacrifice of your cool 🧘‍♀️______________________________________Want to plan the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My FREE Wedding Planner Template with a Simplified Start to Finish To-Do List: a simple no-fluff template to know what to do, when to do it and help you fit it into your already busy lives. 2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP 21 // You: When Should I Start Wedding Planning? Me: ASAP, but First Do This ...
Jun 27 2022
EP 21 // You: When Should I Start Wedding Planning? Me: ASAP, but First Do This ...
Wondering why there is such a stigma to wedding planning - stressful, STRESS, stressed! All your friends tell you they are.. When you google, that's what you see and read.. Why is that? 🤔The unfortunate truth is, most people almost always UNDER estimates what’s involved and in one way or another, feel rushed in the sheer amount of stuff they need to do, the decisions that need to be made, how quickly their spending and quite frankly, that is all STRESSFUL.It's understandable though, especially if it's the very first time you're planning a wedding. So, how to avoid this?! It all starts at the very beginning of ensuring you're set up for success by knowing WHEN and HOW to start the wedding planning process. For listening to this episode, I'm offering a FREE Downloadable / Installable No-Fluff Wedding Planner Template to Tackle the To-Do List Without Interrupting Your Busy Lives (and Ever Wonder What You Should Be Doing Next!) - Click Here To Get It Right NowWanna know when to start, how to get ready and the very VERY first step? Then dive right in to the episode!______________________________________Want to plan the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My FREE Wedding Planner Template with a Simplified Start to Finish To-Do List: a simple no-fluff template to know what to do, when to do it and help you fit it into your already busy lives. 2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
BONUS: Your Wedding Planning Gal is BACKKKKK!
Jun 20 2022
BONUS: Your Wedding Planning Gal is BACKKKKK!
It's been a hot minute 🔥 I'm back and in this episode I share with you where I've been. Nowhere in particular, but life got in the way, as it does for all of us ... right? With the shut-down of Rough and Rose, my in-person Wedding Services business in Melbourne, I have had to do all the admin things to properly close that door and at the same time, open up new ones to support my little family. Of course, Bewedded; the 'DIY wedding planning and styling course' is active and well, however it's time to warm up the podcast again as some of you have been asking where I've been - and be pleased to know, I'm not going anywhere, just needed a bit of a break to adjust my home-business-life cadence!In this episode, I share what this new season of the podcast will be offering; I've got some exciting guests lined up such as fun bridal influencers, and wonderful wedding professionals to share their wisdom Finding your perfect dream wedding team series to know exactly how to find your perfect match, and doing it effectively and efficientlyReal learnings exposed from planning my own wedding; all the numbers, the mistakes, the untold experiencesIn addition, I've got some amazing resources ready (and some in the works) to be shared with you to help you along the way! Hope you're excited? Well I am, and ready to rock n roll this season! Much love, Julia ______________________________________Want to plan the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My FREE Wedding Planner Template with a Simplified Start to Finish To-Do List: a simple no-fluff template to know what to do, when to do it and help you fit it into your already busy lives. 2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP 20 // How to Add DETAILS to Show Appreciation to Your Guest with Katrina Fong
Mar 14 2022
EP 20 // How to Add DETAILS to Show Appreciation to Your Guest with Katrina Fong
Wanna Incorporate Wedding Details to Show Love and Appreciation to Your Guest?Meet Katrina Fong, a Wedding Styling client turned FRIEND! In today's episode we cast ourselves back to 2020 when I had the pleasure of being Katrina and Hugh's Wedding Stylist. We dive into Katrina approach to wedding planning with a key theme of gratitude and how she considered this in her planning so that she could show appreciation towards her friends and family who have provided them with so much warmth and love over the 10 years they had been together. Katrina shares how;chose a weekend that encapsulated a series of celebrations; a public holiday, Chinese New Year, and of course, their wedding weekendto maximise time with her friends and family, they got together with groups of guests pre and post wedding to spend meaningful time, rather than feeling rushed on the daydetail planning such as personalised notes, and dance-floor position biggest tip is to be present on your wedding day, enjoy the moments including with each otherwhat a surprised a Lawyer (Katrina) and Investment Banker (Hugh) in the planning processand much much more!This episode is perfect for you if you are wanting to design a wedding that truly reflects YOU, creating a wedding experience to ensure you maximise your time with your guests (wedding day and around), and how to be present and relaxed on your wedding day, start listening now!__________________________________________Want to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP 19 // What Is An ONLINE Wedding Planner vs In-Person Wedding Planner
Mar 7 2022
EP 19 // What Is An ONLINE Wedding Planner vs In-Person Wedding Planner
Ever Wondered How an Online Wedding Planner Can Help You?I've been asked a million times what a Wedding Planner actually does, you know the ones that you hire to help you organise and help make planning decisions, but also there on your wedding day to ensure everything runs smoothly. Well, there is a thing called an Online Wedding Planner that can also help you do exactly that with a slight variation and a fraction of the price, but still delivering the result - getting you to your dream wedding day without stress, fatigue, or confusion and complete clarity!How? Inside this episode, we dive into understanding The differences between an Online Wedding Planner and one that is In-Person, the traditional type How to figure out if you need help and more important, which one should you choose! This episode is perfect for you if you would like to explore an alternative to a Wedding Planner, someone that can still help you like one but without the price-tag! What are you waiting for, dive in lover! Furthermore, if you would like to learn more about how to PRACTICALLY apply this to your own wedding planning, then you need to grab a FREE MASTERCLASS Get instant access here: bewedded.coHere's what you'll learn:We will dive deeply into you to work backwards to figure out your guest number AND also your wedding  budget generally.The step-by-step ROADMAP to planning the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free of stress.The BEST way to avoid budget blow-outs with tactics on how to pay for it all, effective approach to balance the wish-list and the bank account.How to SAVE yourself from decision fatigue and from creating yourself a job with a never-ending to-do list. Start planning and doing it the right way: bewedded.co
EP 18 // The Special Skills To Be a BOSS at Planning Your Own Wedding
Mar 1 2022
EP 18 // The Special Skills To Be a BOSS at Planning Your Own Wedding
Wanna Know Whether You Would Be BOSS at Planning Your Own Wedding?Hindsight is a killer when you've made some mistakes and it's too late - mistakes in wedding planning, it's not like your going to throw another one to not make the mistakes again, right? But Hindsight is golden if it's experienced by someone else then further shared to the next person so that they can avoid making mistakes. That's why in today's episode I am talking about the natural skills I've learnt and observed that will determine whether you'll enjoy and OWN your wedding planning task.These set of skills are useful for anyone that is hoping to plan their entire wedding themselves! Inside the episode, I explain why these specific traits are useful to stay on top of things, to be confident in your decisions and to not feel the overwhelm. It's kind of like a self-awareness exercise, to think through what you enjoy doing and what you prefer not to do. Because, being a BOSS isn't about doing it all, it's about knowing what you're good at and what you're not, so you can find help around you or trade off the stress by hiring some expertise. Furthermore, if you would like to learn more about how to PRACTICALLY apply this to your own wedding planning, then you need to grab a FREE seat at my LIVE MASTERCLASS that I'm running on Saturday, 5th March at 11AM AEDT!Save your spot by registering here: bewedded.coHere's what you'll learn:We will dive deeply into you to work backwards to figure out your guest number AND also your wedding  budget generally.The step-by-step ROADMAP to planning the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free of stress.The BEST way to avoid budget blow-outs with tactics on how to pay for it all, effective approach to balance the wish-list and the bank account.How to SAVE yourself from decision fatigue and from creating yourself a job with a never-ending to-do list. Don't miss out, register now: bewedded.co
EP 17 // How Your GUEST Numbers Can Blowout Your Budget Into The Thousands if Your Not Careful
Feb 21 2022
EP 17 // How Your GUEST Numbers Can Blowout Your Budget Into The Thousands if Your Not Careful
What Is The Number #1 Thing That Can Blowout Your Budget? And here's the Kicker: It has NOTHING to do with the "Wedding Tax" or "Wedding Price-tag". In fact, it's all in your CONTROL. It's who you choose to invite and host at your wedding, i.e. your guest numbers people!! In today's episode we dive into how each guest can influence a number of wedding-related costs,how to unpack cost per person, what it includes, how it changes with the different types of weddings which we covered in episode 14 can influence how much each head will cost you, how to know how many guest to invite that will avoid any unexpected budget blowouts!Furthermore, if you would like to learn more about how to PRACTICALLY apply this to your own wedding planning, then you need to grab a FREE seat at my LIVE MASTERCLASS that I'm running on Saturday, 5th March at 11AM AEDT! Save your spot by registering here: bewedded.coHere's what you'll learn:We will dive deeply into you to work backwards to figure out your guest number AND also your wedding  budget generally.The step-by-step ROADMAP to planning the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free of stress.The BEST way to avoid budget blow-outs with tactics on how to pay for it all, effective approach to balance the wish-list and the bank account.How to SAVE yourself from decision fatigue and from creating yourself a job with a never-ending to-do list. Don't miss out, register now: bewedded.co
EP 16 // How Our LOVE Languages Evolved Overtime - Valentine Special
Feb 15 2022
EP 16 // How Our LOVE Languages Evolved Overtime - Valentine Special
How do you want to be LOVED?     'Different Personalities Give and Receive Love in Different Ways' - @5lovelanguages    In today's episode I talk about how The Love Languages by Dr Gary Chapman has given Reuben and I insight into the way we like to receive love, and how to give love in a way that warms the heart of the other.     Valentines Day/Week/Celebration is such a wonderful way to show appreciation of each other, but it reminded me that appreciation is necessary thing throughout your relationship no matter where you're at - engaged, married or not.     It was so interesting what we discovered after completing The Love Language quiz twice at different stages of our relationship, one just after we got married and then recently again, and  it was interesting as our relationship evolved, our needs did also.   The Love Language Quiz is a wonderful tool to connect, strengthen and grow your relationship.     It only takes a few minutes, and I'd love to know what you discovered - send me a DM @bewedded.co to let me know what your love languages are 🥰     ______________________________________Want to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP15 // How Naomi Plans an Eco-Friendly Wedding that Helps the Planet (and the Pocket)
Jan 31 2022
EP15 // How Naomi Plans an Eco-Friendly Wedding that Helps the Planet (and the Pocket)
Often we think about the Wedding expenses leaving our pocket, but what about the Wedding choices that are hurting our planet? It's human nature to think about what we outlay to receive something in return, but this particular human Naomi Kroll has the tendency to care for the environment she lives in, minority groups and holds a strong sense of community. So strong, that she spends a lot of her time Volunteering for United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA - NSW Division), offering her skills to raise awareness on the UN’s Sustainable Goals to make the world a better place. Pretty amazing if you ask me! In today’s podcast episode, we explore how Naomi conscious choices in her wedding venue, vendors and elements has reduced her wedding carbon emission by approximately 60% less than the average wedding, and how she discovered even with that she would need to plant about 450 trees to offset the carbon. Furthermore, she shares some super useful tips on what to ask suppliers, how to be more eco-friendly, the amazing Wedding Footprint Calculator from Less Stuff More Meaning, how you can save money by being more conscious and how to offset the carbon in your wedding planning activities.  ______________________________________Want to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP13 // How to Plan your DREAM Wedding By Going on a Date Night with Your Fiancé
Jan 17 2022
EP13 // How to Plan your DREAM Wedding By Going on a Date Night with Your Fiancé
Wanna know why you shouldn’t jump the gun and take action with wedding planning, like the research, the enquires, the visiting of wedding things just yet? We all know you’re excited about being engaged and wanna start on the fun stuff but in today’s podcast episode I’m asking you to STOP for a second, book a date night with the Fiancé to talk about why you are doing this, how you envision it to be like and how to be aligned in this once in a lifetime dream wedding. This simple thing, will save yourself some heart-ache later on. This step is something I see many, many couples skip and to be fair, I did also but if only I knew this back in 2015 when I was planning my own wedding and didn’t take “oh babe, you make all the decisions! I don’t really care about the wedding and I’ll be happy with whatever will make you happy” direction from my then Fiancé, Reuben. The thing is, you don’t go on a holiday without a plan of how you’re going to get there right? So similarly, you don’t have a wedding without a plan on how much it will cost, who is doing what and when, what type of wedding you are hoping to have, what’s important to you guys or what’s not important. But often, you forget to align this because excitement carries you away with doing all of the things before you’re supposed to. Wanna know how to align your dream wedding on a feel-good date night to save yourselves any heart-ache later? Then this episode is for you! _________________________________________Want to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP11 // What A $5K STYLING BUDGET Can Look Like
Dec 13 2021
EP11 // What A $5K STYLING BUDGET Can Look Like
Ever Wondered What a $5,000 Styling Budget Might Look Like?It’s so easy to get distracted by those jaw-dropping Instagram and Pinterest photos to JUST dream. But let’s talk practicalities on how do you actually bring those inspirations to life, and here’s a secret, it doesn’t have to cost $100k to beautify your wedding!In this episode, I will be peeling back the layers of a recent client wedding and specifically peel back the layers to styling this wedding: my wedding styling process; what clients and I discuss, how we make sense of ideas and what details are neededchoosing a styling budget; that you are comfortable spending tips on how to stretch your spend; so styling enough without accidentally doubling the budget 😩the logistics; on wedding day styling with consideration on timings, and whether it is feasible to re-use in other areasa real life example; of how we maximised a $5,000 styling budget including images, suppliers, and specific details here.how to replicate this for yourself; get your hands on my strategy to get the perfect balance of styling bits whilst feeling comfortable with your wedding budget💲Ever Wondered How Far You Can Stretch $5,000 For Styling Your Wedding? This episode is for you!_________________________________________Want to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP10 // How CAROLINE PATTERSON Dreamt and Designed Her Wedding Into Reality!
Dec 5 2021
EP10 // How CAROLINE PATTERSON Dreamt and Designed Her Wedding Into Reality!
Meet Caroline Crawford, now Caroline Patterson - a Fashion and Design Enthusiast, and a lover of all things love - My type of gal!Caroline married her college boyfriend John, in the most phenomenal wedding affair that was celebrated over a few days in Charleston, South Carolina. Her approach to planning her wedding is admirable, working backwards from a vision, a dream, a feeling that she wanted to evoke not only in herself but the people that would experiencing it and using her creative flair to work through the details of each vision aesthetically and the practicalities. It is evident that Caroline is a born natural at wedding styling and planning but we also discuss noticing what gives you joy in the wedding planning process and what doesn’t, and it’s totally okay to delegate things over to people or suppliers that can help you! We also dive into; how she brought her dream wedding into reality  Caroline’s most out-of-the-world experience during her wedding ceremonyher design aesthetic and wedding styling choices some styling tips and tricks when it comes to saving, DIY-ing and getting organisedbreaking down the schedules so that everyone involved has something to followwedding budget and knowing what is realistic to you and much much more!This episode is perfect for you if you are wanting to design a wedding that truly reflects YOU, creating unforgettable experiences and want to know the art of balancing styling that is complementary to all parts of your wedding, start listening now! Find Caroline @caroline.j.crawford on Instagram: Caroline @carolinejcrawford on Tik Tok Wedding Videos here: _________________________________________Want to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP 09 // How Juliet from Little Stag Floral Couture Creates Wedding Florals to Reflect Your Personality
Nov 21 2021
EP 09 // How Juliet from Little Stag Floral Couture Creates Wedding Florals to Reflect Your Personality
Ever wondered what a difference a Floral DESIGNER can make to wedding styling and your experience? Then, meet the lovely Juliet from Little Stag Floral Couture who shares how getting to know their clients is key to get the perfect balance of personal taste, trends and floral textures 🌹Juliet explains one element that elevates and encourages your personality is those fluffly little flowers you see sprinkled everyone on your wedding day, but having the right mix stems from your Wedding Florist knowing your ideas even when it evolves over time and working their best to make you feel happy throughout the process.We also dive into; what to expect with Little Stag's floral trends how to approach flowers on budget constraints  complexity of mixing and matching colours and textures her own experiences with postponementssurprises in planning her own upcoming weddingand much much more!If you are wanting to know what's involved with having a Floral Designer create florals with personality and lots of TLC, then you will love this episode!Find Little Stag Floral Couture on Instagram: to work with Juliet & the Little Stag team? Head over here to book them for your next event or wedding:  to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at
EP07 // A Look Into The Creative Way of Wedding Videographer, Luca Zarik
Nov 7 2021
EP07 // A Look Into The Creative Way of Wedding Videographer, Luca Zarik
Want to know the creative process of a Wedding Videographer? Luca Zarik shares how he produces alluring and timeless wedding films 🎥If you think, a Wedding Videographer only looks through the view finder..  you’re wrong. The super talented Luca Zarik from Luca Zarik Films explains it’s being responsive to the ever-changing nature of the unpredictable things that can happen on a wedding day. Such as being responsive to light, weather conditions, schedules, changing moods, the couple’s (and guests) energies, colour grading, shooting styles, emotion capturing and the art of dancing through all of this, is how the best wedding films are made. Luca’s filming technique encapsulates the above, being responsive to the couple and elements around the couple, whilst he edit’s videos to show the couple’s alluring love story to ensure he’s videos are not only amazing, cool, and timeless but never seen before films.Along with this, he’s clients feel at ease in their most intimate and vulnerable moments as I think he has a natural fun-loving, energetic and calming vibe.Find Luca Zarik on Instagram: Luca's work or hire Luca Zarik Films for your wedding here:  to plan the wedding the wedding you really want simply, stylishly and free-of-stress? Here's a few ways I can help you:1 // Download My Free Wedding Planning Masterclass: everything you need to know with a step-by-step roadmap to your dream wedding day including three common mistakes to avoid.2 // DM Julia on Insta - let's be friends, I'd love to chat! // Full show notes for all episodes can be found at