"We Eloped to New York!" One bride's story of wedding planning and bereavement

While we've had lots of fun on the The One Fab Day Wedding Podcast so far, discussing delightfully frothy subjects like planning your engagement bash and styling the wedding party, this week, we're doing something a little different. Episode seven finds us sitting down with Sasha Hamrogue, co-host of the podcast, Grief Encounters, to talk about her big day, and how losing both her parents led her to jet off to New York with her now-husband for a top-secret elopement. Bereavement and wedding planning is a topic that hits home for both Claire and I, as we've each lost a parent, so we really hope our chat with Sasha brings a tiny dose of comfort to couples who will be missing a loved one on their wedding day.


Wedding tip: This week, we're urging you to create a wedding website. Believe us, it'll make all of your guest list interactions so much easier!


Main topic: Planning a wedding when you've lost a loved one is more common than you'd think, and everyone copes with it differently - some people plough ahead with the party of their dreams, for others it totally changes their attitude towards weddings. For us, the best way to tackle this tricky subject is to hear real couple's stories, so that's exactly what we're doing in this episode, with Sasha Hamrogue, co-host of the podcast, Grief Encounters.


Wedding dilemma: A listener writes, “My fiancé and I sat down to write out our guest list last night and we fell at the first hurdle! I’ve got loads of family that I want to invite. There’s immediate family, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides so there are about 40 in total. My fiancé only wants to invite his Mam, Dad and sister as he’s not close to any of his extended family. He says he’s totally fine with all of this and just those three, but I’m worried it might look strange. I feel selfish having such a long list - do I need to cut my list down?”


Something to do when you're not planning your wedding: Inspired by a magical evening at Dublin hotspot Lilliput Press, Claire encourages us to sign up for events at our local bookshops.


Bonus section: Claire and Celina react to a surprise engagement (sort of!)

Thanks for listening!


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Music By Kevin MacLeod



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