The Rebel's Guide To Getting Married And Planning A Wedding

The Rebel's Guide To Getting Married And Planning A Wedding
Everyone has an opinion on how, when, and where you should get married. They probably even had opinions on who you should marry. I’m not that guy, I’m Josh Withers, an Australian marriage celebrant, presenting a different way to get married, the rebel’s way. This is the Rebel’s Guide To Getting Married!

The Withers Wedding Method
Jul 29 • 22 min
I’ve got a very specific and seemingly different way of looking at how to create a wedding, it’s my own little wedding planning method, The Withers Wedding Method. If that was a sexier name I’d probably make a book, but until I get a sexier book title,…
Photographing a wedding on an iPhone, and what is a virtual wedding fair?
Jul 9 • 41 min
Would you trust your wedding photographer if the only camera they had was an iPhone 11 Pro? This week I talk to my friend, and Indianapolis wedding photographer, Jen Van Elk who did just that, her husband Steve helps me find the best wedding venue on the…
How do we tell my mother-in-law that we eloped?
Jul 3 • 27 min
Welcome to a brand new format of the Rebel’s Guide To Getting Married, we’ve changed to a wedding talkback show where Josh takes your questions live on the air. Today Scotty asks what to do about a wedding reception and dancing in COVID-19 restrictions,…
The Rebels’ Guide To Staying Married While In Self-Isolation
Apr 20 • 5 min
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…
The Rebels’ Guide to Changing Your Name When You Get Married
Apr 16 • 9 min
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. —-…
The Rebels’ Guide To Re-Planning Your Wedding Now That COVID-19 Ruined It
Apr 2 • 12 min
The rebels’ guide to getting married now that the Coronavirus has ruined your original wedding plans and you’re trying to re-plan, postpone, and move your wedding —- Send in a voice message:
The Rebels’ Guide To Getting Married Around The Coronavirus
Mar 22 • 6 min
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.…
A Rebels’ Guide Q&A Episode - My Partner Wants a Wedding, I Want An Elopement
Mar 5 • 9 min
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. —- Send in a…
The Rebels’ Guide to Beach Weddings
Mar 2 • 4 min
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…
The Rebel’s Guide To Attending a Wedding
Feb 16 • 4 min
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.…
Rebel’s guide to getting married overseas but doing the paperwork in Australia
Feb 4 • 5 min
When I marry people overseas, I generally do their marriage paperwork in Australia, here’s why —- Send in a voice message:
Wet weddings and ice cream for breakfast
Feb 1 • 4 min
Today’s podcast is part of my 29 Day Content Challenge at but also reflecting on Alex and Taneisha’s wedding that got rained out at the end this afternoon just outside of Melbourne —- Send in a voice message:…
The rebel’s guide to choosing a wedding date
Nov 12, 2019 • 5 min
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…
The rebel’s guide to being totally stressed out planning a wedding
Nov 12, 2019 • 8 min
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…
The rebel’s guide to finishing your wedding
Nov 6, 2019 • 5 min
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…
The rebel’s guide to wedding rehearsals
Nov 3, 2019 • 4 min
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…
A rebels’ guide to choosing a wedding photographer
Nov 3, 2019 • 4 min
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. —-…
What to do if you don’t have the cash for a good wedding photographer
Oct 19, 2019 • 5 min
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! —- Send in a voice message:…
The rebel’s guide to wedding day timing and scheduling
Oct 19, 2019 • 7 min
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…
The rebel’s guide to tradition
Oct 6, 2019 • 8 min
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…
The rebels’ guide to wedding vows
Sep 11, 2019 • 7 min
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! —-…
When seven years felt like seven days
Sep 6, 2019 • 6 min
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! —- Send in a voice…
How to elope, a rebel’s guide to elopements
Jul 31, 2019 • 4 min
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…
Please don’t spend 6.7% of your life planning your wedding
May 22, 2019 • 5 min
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…
After the first dance
Apr 24, 2019 • 4 min
What should a rebel do after the first dance and what’s the secret ingredient to a full dance floor? —- Send in a voice message:
How to be photographed at a wedding, feat. Morgan Roberts Photography
Apr 6, 2019 • 7 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
People at your wedding, who should be there?
Apr 3, 2019 • 4 min
When no-one has to be at your wedding, when no-one deserves an invitation, who do you invite? —- Send in a voice message:
It’s the vibe. I rest my case.
Mar 16, 2019 • 47 min
This is a podcast about a part of your wedding that no-one talks about, the vibe. It’s the very undercurrent of everything happening in your wedding. —- Send in a voice message:
Wet weather wedding backups
Mar 15, 2019 • 5 min
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? Featuring Luna Withers
Feb 28, 2019 • 3 min
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. —- Send in a voice…
Rebels don’t force children and animals to perform at their wedding
Feb 16, 2019 • 2 min
The title kind of gives it away, but I do reference a video in the podcast, and that video is available on my Youtube and Facebook channels —- Send in a voice message:
The rebel’s guide to wedding photographers
Feb 14, 2019 • 10 min
Did you know that you don’t have to have a wedding photographer to get married? So if you are going to have one, why, and who? And how much? —- Send in a voice message:
Feb 11, 2019 • 5 min
This episode of The Rebel’s Guide To Getting Married is about your wedding’s why ZTzpnI9qR1R4suXQfR1Q —- Send in a voice message:
A rebel’s bridal party
Feb 6, 2019 • 4 min
Don’t listen to this episode if you are keen on a massive bridal party! —- Send in a voice message:
The wedding checklist
Feb 4, 2019 • 3 min
Most wedding planning checklists are designed to scare the heck out of you. Here’s one that will set you free. —- Send in a voice message: