Your I Do Crew: A Wedding Planning Podcast

Your I Do Crew: A Wedding Planning Podcast

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You are cordially invited to Your I Do Crew: a wedding planning podcast. Wedding officiant Atonn Smeltzer and wedding photographer Lindsay Rozelle share their best wedding tips, craziest wedding horror stories, and interview local and national experts on trends, traditions, and more! So here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after. Cheers!🥂 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/your-i-do-crew/support


Wedding Horror Stories - COVID-19 edition
Mar 25 • 18 min
125: Atonn and Lindsay have both had weddings in the middle of the 2020 Coronavirus crisis. Listen to how it impacted their couples, and how they coped with and dealt with the restrictions. #covid19 #coronavirus #coronawedding #viralwedding…
Love in the Time of Corona - what to do when an epidemic changes your wedding plans
Mar 17 • 11 min
124: Life can throw you a curve ball pretty quickly. We have been fielding questions and frantic phone calls from our upcoming wedding couples since last week, so we wanted to put out some tips for dealing with wedding planning during this Coronavirus…
9 Questions to ask EVERY Wedding Vendor
Mar 11 • 25 min
123: So many times, we see couples that walk into vendor meetings under prepared - just because they don’t know what to ask! Going into wedding planning without knowing which questions to ask your vendors can create stress and frustration with the whole…
Favorite Readings: How Do I Love Thee?
Mar 7 • 5 min
122 - Atonn is back, with another of his favorite readings! Last time, he shared a very modern reading, that was fun and silly, and was largely sourced to “anonymous”! This time, he is sharing a very well known poem, from a prolific poet of the 1800s,…
Happy National Wedding Planning Day! Let’s talk about “What to do When” with Lauren Kay, Executive Editor of The Knot!
Feb 26 • 30 min
0121: Happy (almost) National Wedding Planning Day! Sunday, March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day, and officially marks the end of proposal season, and the beginning of wedding planning season. And what better way to kick off this season, than with an…
(CONTENT WARNING: DOMESTIC ABUSE) WHS: Domestic Abuse is not a joke.
Feb 20 • 11 min
120: CONTENT WARNING: DOMESTIC ABUSE. Atonn shares a story about a couple he DIDN’T marry, and talks about spotting the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be an ally, and how to get help. https://www.thehotline.org/…
Favorite Wedding Readings - Marriage Is Not Always Beautiful
Feb 8 • 7 min
119 - In over 200 weddings, Atonn has found that a lot of couples don’t really have any idea of what readings to use in their ceremony, or they just aren’t familiar with the different types of readings that are out there. Above all else, he always…
The More the Merrier! Creative ways to include family and friends in your wedding!
Jan 31 • 16 min
118: Big wedding parties are a trend that’s starting to die down, but you still want to find meaningful ways to include your friends and family into the wedding! This episode dives into some creative ways to think about having them participate in your big…
WHS: Kiss and Make Up
Jan 23 • 10 min
117: This week, Lindsay recalls a Wedding Horror Story where the bride’s makeup artist had a slight… miscommunication about when to show up. She didn’t show up at all! Find out how this bride managed to save face, and how to manage a situation like this!…
Roaring into the 20s - We break down and react to 2020 wedding trends!
Jan 16 • 48 min
116: Happy New Year! It’s a new year, a new decade, and it’s time to take a look at the latest wedding trends! We broke down the top 20 trends, as published by The Knot, and gave our real-world, real industry take on how they would really play out!…
WHS: Program Error!
Jan 9 • 8 min
115: In this episode, we get another listener-submitted horror story! Just imagine what can go wrong when you trust a friend to make and deliver your ceremony programs for you! Especially if you don’t look at them until VERY close to the wedding… 😬 Hear…
Going Pro - taking officiating to the next level, featuring Lewis King of American Marriage Ministries
Jan 2 • 40 min
114: In our third and final episode with Lewis King, Executive Director of American Marriage Ministries, we talk about what to do if you officiate a wedding, and get the itch to keep officiating! If you really like the feeling and process, how do you take…
“Will You Marry Us?” Tips for First-Time Officiants, featuring Lewis King of American Marriage Ministries
Dec 19, 2019 • 33 min
113: Personal officiating is on the rise, and “Will you marry us?” is a question that more and more friends and family members are getting asked these days! We return to our conversation with Lewis King, Executive Director of American Marriage Ministries,…
Get Ordained! ft. Lewis King of American Marriage Ministries
Dec 12, 2019 • 35 min
112: This is part one of an AMAZING series! American Marriage Ministries (AMM) provides free ordination, advocacy, and training for ministers to ensure that all people have the right to get married and to perform marriages. We met the AMM leadership at…
The tools to create a fabulous wedding experience, with Kimberly Allen of Something Fabulous
Dec 5, 2019 • 42 min
111: So often we see couples get burned out a few months before their wedding, because they forget their “why”. Kimberly Allen is here to remind couples to keep their “why” at the center of the whole wedding planning process. To use it to create a vision…
WHS: Murphy’s Law II - THE REVENGE
Nov 13, 2019 • 10 min
110: In this listener-submitted horror story, we hear another example of “Murphy’s Law”, or how anything that CAN go wrong WILL go wrong! This listener was a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding, and they encountered everything from breakdowns to power…
Nurture your Wedding Body! Featuring Hanna Sender, Bride and Bliss Bridal Nutrition
Nov 7, 2019 • 41 min
109: Skip the fad diets, throw away your weight-loss shakes, and get ready to nurture your wedding body! Nutritional Therapist Hanna Sender is the founder of Bride and Bliss Bridal Nutrition, and she is on a mission! She wants to help brides-to-be get out…
Choosing the Perfect Reading for your Wedding
Oct 31, 2019 • 11 min
108: What type of reading should you have at your wedding? Who should read it?? Should you even have one?!?! Atonn takes the mystery out of picking the perfect reading to commemorate your wedding day, and offers some guidance on where to look for readings…
WHS - Life’s a beach
Oct 23, 2019 • 14 min
107 - Atonn and Lindsay are still recovering from the Wedding MBA conference in Vegas, so here is a fun horror story from Atonn, where he remembers a beach ceremony that almost didn’t happen! #lifesabeach #beachwedding #weddinghorrorstory #drunkwedding…
Yours, Mine, and Ours - 10 ways to include your kids in the wedding ceremony
Oct 16, 2019 • 24 min
106: LIVE FROM VEGAS, BABY! Since our planned guest was sick, and Lindsay was jetlagged, Atonn decided to talk about FAMILY weddings - meaning a wedding where the couple already has kids - we frequently talk about blended families as “Yours, Mine, and…
WHS: Water, water, everywhere…
Oct 9, 2019 • 11 min
0105: Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink! What if… you woke up on the day of your wedding, and the news was on high alert - that all of the water in your area was toxic? it couldn’t be used to cook, drink, wash, or anything! How do you…
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Oct 2, 2019 • 23 min
104: Happy Anniversary! That’s right, we’ve been bringing you weekly wedding tips and interviews for 2 years; that’s one hundred and four knowledge bombs, horror stories, and more. So in this episode, we are feeling a bit reflective, and talk about what…
How do you get to be known as *THE* Event Planner? We ask Dalia Atisha, owner of The Event Planner, Inc!
Sep 25, 2019 • 29 min
103: Lindsay and Atonn interview Dalia Atisha, a multi-award winning event and wedding planner, and the owner of ‘The Event Planner, Inc’! A Certified Wedding Planner, Dalia has been planning weddings, corporate and social events from conception to…
Staying In Your Lane with Brooke Lauber-Cobb (Bee for the Day)
Sep 17, 2019 • 44 min
102: If we preach one message over and over, it’s that wedding pros work best when we can all focus on our specialties - photographers take the best pictures when they don’t have to pin flowers to tuxedo lapels; DJ’s do their best work when they aren’t…
WHS: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Sep 11, 2019 • 14 min
101: This one is not for the faint of heart! Whenever people find out that Atonn works as a wedding officiant, they always ask him “have you ever had anyone say ‘I DON’T’, haha?” - and while the answer to that question is NO for Atonn… Lindsay has had a…
Keep wedding planning from wrecking your relationship! With Relationship & Anxiety Coach Dr Courtney Pare
Sep 4, 2019 • 43 min
100: The wedding planning process can be wonderful, significant, and rewarding, but it can also be… a little stressful at times! And when a couple is in the middle of planning a wedding, it can put even MORE stress on their relationship - so if wedding…
Weddings, Unplugged
Aug 28, 2019 • 23 min
099: What could be more frustrating than paying good money for a professional photographer to capture magical images of your wedding day, and getting your photos back only to see aunt Matilda’s cellphone in the way of EVERY SINGLE SHOT? Cellphone camera…
Success in full bloom - we interview Jen, of Beautiful Blooms by Jen
Aug 22, 2019 • 37 min
0098: We continue with our local vendor interviews with one of our favorite florists, Jen Cummins Linehan! Jen is the owner and namesake of Beautiful Blooms by Jen - a contemporary, every day florist providing customers with the freshest, most unique…
WHS: Short Term Memory Loss
Aug 14, 2019 • 13 min
097: Atonn gets all FIRED up, talking about a couple whose wedding plans went up in SMOKE. The entire ceremony had to be changed at *literally* the last minute because of CHRONIC forgetfulness and lateness. But don’t worry, they kept their spirits HIGH,…
Accessories to cause a Commotion! Interview with Thea of Hushed Commotion
Aug 7, 2019 • 37 min
096: We interviewed Brooklyn-based bridal accessory Thea Bloch-Neal, founder and designer of Hushed Commotion - an incredible bridal accessory boutique. Thea creates hand-crafted, one of a kind veils, headpieces, belts, shoes, and more - all with an…
Strength in Unity! Fun and unusual wedding Unity features, from candles and sand to tattoos and fire!
Jul 31, 2019 • 32 min
095: One of the most fun and interactive parts of a wedding ceremony can be a creative and imaginative Unity feature! It’s a great chance to move around during the ceremony, and break up the monotony of people standing and speaking in one place - plus…
Let’s get CooKIED! With Traci Weaver
Jul 24, 2019 • 37 min
094: Our local vendor interview this month is with Traci Weaver, the owner of CooKIED! custom sugar cookie bake shop. She creates incredibly gorgeous and unique sugar cookie designs, for a variety of occasions. Even better, we got to sample a couple of…
The ups and downs of planning a music festival wedding on a hill! With Desirée Adams (Verve Event Co.)
Jul 17, 2019 • 44 min
What do you get when you cross a wedding with a music festival, and then add food trucks, a record-setting rainstorm, then a heat wave, and set it all up on a steep hill? Well we’re not sure what exactly you’d call it, but it sounds like a lot of fun, and…
WHS: DJ SHROOM BOY 🍄
Jul 10, 2019 • 9 min
092: Seriously, you’re going to have to hear this story to believe it. Lindsay was shooting a wedding a few years back, where the couple decided to save some money by hiring a DJ from craigslist. Now, we’ve always said to cut costs where you can, but we…
Ride in style! with Brandon Johnson, Team Johnson Limo
Jul 3, 2019 • 31 min
091: We love bringing you information from wedding vendors who are innovating in their field, and this week’s guest is no different! In fact, he boasts SEVERAL world exclusives in his industry, including a double-decker mega-party bus, a stretch hummer…
Thrifty and Nifty!
Jun 26, 2019 • 39 min
090: Nobody likes to think about their wedding budget, because it seems like no matter what you plan to spend, you always end up going over… sometimes WAY over. So we’ve compiled a list of different ways to trim up your budget, without downgrading your…
Check-in with our Travel “Fairy Godmother”! Interview with Starr Wlodarski of Cruise Planners
Jun 19, 2019 • 36 min
089: We found our shining Starr! Travel expert Starr Wlodarski has been planning international travel and cruise trips for years. She brings an extraordinary level of experience and expertise to the table, and has a number of tricks up her sleeve! She…
WHS: No pants, no problem!
Jun 11, 2019 • 13 min
Lindsay has a horror story to share this week that will have you cringing so hard you’ll laugh! She’s talking about a wedding that she was shooting, where the groom and groomsmen arrived at the venue with lots of time to spare, so they started ‘pregaming’…
This Means War! BRIDAL WARS! (with Stacy Jubert)
Jun 5, 2019 • 30 min
087: What do you get when you cross a bachelorette party with a Spartan run? BRIDAL WARS! This is the coolest and most unique wedding event we’ve ever seen! It’s a Bridal Competition that’s all about coming together with your bridesmaids, family and…
Timeline Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding Day
May 28, 2019 • 22 min
086: Our photography MASTER, Lindsay Rozelle, drops a knowledge bomb today with a step-by-step process to planning your wedding day photo timeline! Lindsday has photographed HUNDREDS of weddings, and she has the timeline planning process down to a science…
WHS: Picture (not so) Perfect
May 22, 2019 • 13 min
085: Wedding Horror Story! When you’re planning your wedding, you expect that the vendors you hire will perform the job. You even place a certain amount of trust in them, that they will be able to fulfill the services that they agree to provide. But what…
Islands of Love! Talking about destination weddings in the Caribbean, with Shandra Cornelia of Eventique Events
May 15, 2019 • 33 min
084: We had an amazing time talking to certified wedding and event coordinator Shandra Cornelia, owner of Eventique Events in the Dutch ABC Islands (that’s in the Caribbean!) Shandra has years of experience in destination wedding planning, because she…
Writing Unbeatable Vows
May 8, 2019 • 21 min
083: Does the thought of writing your own vows make you break out in a cold sweat? Have no fear! Atonn is here to teach you how to craft wedding vows that will make your spouse and guests laugh, cry, and cheer. Atonn will share his secret formula for…
The Pinnacle of Success - with Liz Thees
May 1, 2019 • 38 min
082: We visited with another of our great local vendors! Liz Thees is the Director of Sales at The Pinnacle, a fantastic wedding and event venue in Toledo, OH. Liz and her husband have been wedding industry pros for more than 35 years, and have owned the…
WHS: DON’T Follow The Leader!
Apr 24, 2019 • 11 min
Lindsay tells a horror story about a wedding reception she was photographing, where one of the vendors decided to do their own thing. They didn’t communicate with anyone else, and decided to spontaneously modify the reception timeline, and then began…
Swing from the Chandelier! Interview with Amy Shey Jacobs, founder of Chandelier Events in NYC!
Apr 17, 2019 • 33 min
080: Wow! We got the amazing opportunity to interview Amy Shey Jacobs. Amy is the founder and creative director of Chandelier Events, a NYC-based boutique planning and production design firm for weddings, mitzvahs, milestone events, and corporate events.…
Let’s play dress up! Helping wedding guests know what to wear to your wedding!
Apr 10, 2019 • 24 min
079: This episode is for anyone who has ever been confused about what to wear to a wedding! Lindsay and Atonn break down the different levels of wedding attire, and straighten it all out! We also talk about the results from our recent poll, and share what…
Nazareth Hall - NW Ohio’s Wedding Castle, with Taylor Sickler
Apr 3, 2019 • 42 min
078: Today we are excited to visit with our friend Taylor Sickler, Event Coordinator at Nazarath Hall! We’re so busy during weddings that we never get to chat, so it’s great to to catch up with wedding friends on the podcast. And since Nazareth is one of…
WHS: Lindsay’s biggest turn-off
Mar 27, 2019 • 10 min
077: Lindsay tells us a story about a wedding she was shooting, and everything was going great until the venue coordinator decided to dramatically rearrange the wedding timeline, on the fly! Listen in to hear what happens when Lindsay butts heads with a…
Wedding timeline tips and tricks with Nicole D’Onofrio
Mar 20, 2019 • 30 min
076: Wedding venue expert Nicole D’Onofrio returns! She was our guest on episode 47, and she brought the 🔥 with a ton of tips for finding and booking a wedding venue - and now she’s back with even more info! Today she’s giving us the rundown on wedding…
The Things To Bring (Wedding Day MUST-HAVES)
Mar 13, 2019 • 21 min
075: Way too many of our horror stories revolve around a couple forgetting to bring something to the ceremony on their wedding day, whether that thing is their vows, their socks, or even themselves! We give you the lowdown on the do-or-die checklist for…
Play that Funky Music, Mike B!
Mar 6, 2019 • 54 min
074: What do you get when you interview a wedding DJ with over 25 years of experience? Some of the BEST wedding planning advice we’ve ever heard! Michael Baginski is the owner and head DJ at Decorative Sound, and he is this month’s local vendor spotlight!…
WHS: Mob Mentality
Feb 27, 2019 • 8 min
073: What happens when a couple shows up HOURS late to their own wedding reception? What happens to the guests if there is an open bar, but no food? What would make a room full of wedding guests BOO the couple getting married? Find out in this week’s…
We’ve got a sweet tooth for Sweet Heather Anne!
Feb 20, 2019 • 43 min
072: Whatever you’re doing right now, STOP, and check out instagram.com/sweetheatheranne - seriously! We’ll wait…. Our guest today is THE Heather, from Sweet Heather Anne bakery in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Heather is an art-student-turned-baker, who is…
#SmellYourWedding (2019 Wedding Trends Part 2!)
Feb 13, 2019 • 42 min
071: Lindsay and Atonn review even more projected wedding trends for 2019, from lists published by wedding industry thought-leaders like TheKnot, WeddingWire, Brides.com, Harper’s Bazaar, and more! We give our hot takes on what the biggest wedding trends…
We talk WEDDING DRESSES with Michelle McCaulla, of Belle Amour Bridal!
Feb 6, 2019 • 49 min
070: What’s the best part about interviewing experts in the wedding industry? First off, they know their business like nobody else, and second, they are almost always AMAZING people! Michelle McCaulla is no exception - she is the owner of Belle Amour…
WHS: It’s the thought that counts
Jan 30, 2019 • 8 min
069: Lindsay tells us a Wedding Horror Story where the groom wanted to give his bride a special gift on their wedding day, but he got a little too clever for his own good! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Wanna stay married? Learn to fight! Wisdom from Erika Miley, Relationship Therapist
Jan 23, 2019 • 36 min
068: Engagement season is in full swing, and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, so we wanted to talk to an expert in the field of romance, relationships, marriage, and sex! Thankfully, we found Erika Miley! She is a licensed mental health counselor,…
The (Wedding) Shows Must Go On!
Jan 16, 2019 • 27 min
067: Happy Engagement Season! Did you know that almost HALF of all proposals happen between Christmas and Valentine’s Day? And then in the spring, all of those newly engaged couples start going to WEDDING SHOWS (or Bridal Shows, depending on what they are…
Why have a Nanny at your wedding? Chelsea Miller, owner of the Nanny Miller Agency, tells us why!
Jan 9, 2019 • 33 min
066: The Crew sits down with Chelsea Miller, owner and founder of the Nanny Miller agency! Chelsea just opened up a whole new side to her business, that is directly tied to weddings! Are you curious how a Nanny agency fits into a wedding plan? Then look…
We tear apart 2019 Wedding Trends! (part 1)
Jan 7, 2019 • 29 min
065: Happy New Year! We decided to take a look at some of the projected wedding trends for 2019 from wedding industry thought-leaders like TheKnot, WeddingWire, Brides.com, Harper’s Bazaar, and more… and then we tore them apart! We give you our hot takes…
By Jove! Interview with wedding planner Jove Meyer, of Jove Meyer Events!
Dec 27, 2018 • 44 min
064: Atonn and Lindsay met an amazing wedding planner named Jove Meyer at The Knot Workshop in Detroit, and we were lucky to make a connection with him, right before he started BLOWING UP! Since then, he has been interviewed by the New York Times, and…
WHS: Objection! Overruled!
Dec 19, 2018 • 17 min
063: Atonn’s MOST STRESSFUL horror story yet! Have you ever seen a wedding in a movie, where the officiant says “if anyone objects to this wedding, speak now or forever hold your peace”? And if someone says anything in the movie, it’s usually funny… but…
Love is In Bloom! Interviewing Kendra Bills, owner of In Bloom Flowers & Gifts
Dec 12, 2018 • 40 min
062: This week we chat with one of our favorite local wedding vendors! Kendra Bills is the owner of In Bloom Flowers & Gifts, in the beautiful historic downtown district of Maumee, Ohio. She has been working with couples for more than a decade, creating…
10 Easy Ways to De-stress Your Wedding Day
Dec 5, 2018 • 27 min
061: It’s December, and that means that we are dealing with holiday STRESS! That got us thinking about how stressed out couples can get on their wedding day, especially coupes who choose to DIY any parts of their wedding. So we thought a stress-relieving…
Destination: Romance! We interview Lindsay Barrie of Bliss Honeymoons and Destination Weddings!
Nov 28, 2018 • 32 min
060: Do you remember in episode 35, when Lindsay was shooting a destination wedding in Mexico? Well, we thought we’d bring in the expert who planned the whole trip! Lindsay Barrie is a wedding and honeymoon travel agent. She specializes in creating…
WHS: Groom with a Brew!
Nov 21, 2018 • 10 min
059: Our old friend Sam sent in a Wedding Horror Story that someone shared with her! This couple was getting married in Bowling Green, OH - a town famous for its college, as well as its great bars! (Maybe those two things are connected?) There was an…
Healthily Ever After with Emilee Wilson
Nov 14, 2018 • 38 min
058: Emilee Wilson is a personal trainer and wellness coach who has a unique philosophy on losing weight for your wedding day - DON’T DO IT! Her coaching focuses on teaching couples to get healthy together in a variety of ways, starting well before even…
Should you have a First Look?
Nov 7, 2018 • 20 min
057: The Crew discusses First Looks - getting pictures of the couple seeing each other on their wedding day, BEFORE the ceremony. Is this trend quickly becoming the new normal? What are the downsides? Who should try this? Who shouldn’t? Listen and find…
#RunTheWorld - interview with Terrica Skaggs, Wedding Planner and Designer, Educator, and Author
Oct 31, 2018 • 32 min
056: The Crew interviews Terrica Skaggs, a nationally recognized and award winning Wedding Planner and Designer, Wedding Industry Educator, Speaker, and Author! Terrica has over twelve years in the wedding industry, creating exquisite weddings and events…
WHS: Better Late Than Never!
Oct 24, 2018 • 9 min
055: Atonn was getting ready for a wedding, when he got a text from one of his employees that read, “have you ever had a bride not show up to her own wedding?!?” You won’t believe how this wedding horror story ends! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Sweet Success! We interview Erin Liedigk of 7 Little Cupcakes
Oct 17, 2018 • 43 min
054: Atonn and Lindsay chat with Erin Liedigk of 7 LIttle Cupcakes, a gorgeous boutique bakery in Perrysburg, Ohio, “where everything is baked with love, passion, and a whole lot of sprinkles!!” Erin dishes up some delicious tips about finding and booking…
FIRST ANNIVERSARY AND GIVEAWAY!
Oct 10, 2018 • 13 min
053: It’s our first anniversary! Atonn and Lindsay reflect on the year behind them, and talk about some exciting changes that are coming to the podcast in “Season 2”! Make sure to listen all the way to the end, for the announcement about the big giveaway!…
WHS: No Wine-ing on the Bus!
Oct 3, 2018 • 9 min
52: Lindsay shares a horror story from her past, in which one of the bridesmaids decided to put the PARTY in ‘wedding party!’ You’ll learn what can happen when you combine a party bus, a white wedding dress, and a bottle of red wine, all on this week’s…
Let There Be Light! With event-lighting expert Chelsea Ziss
Sep 26, 2018 • 39 min
51: Chelsea Ziss and her husband own and run Ambient Effects, a NW Ohio-based event lighting company. They are pioneers in the use of wireless uplighting, and they can use it to do pretty amazing things! We talk with Chelsea about uplighting,…
WHS: Slippery When Wet
Sep 19, 2018 • 9 min
50: A local wedding baker (and friend of the podcast) sent in a story - that shows once something goes wrong, things can begin to… snowball… into BIGGER problems! Especially when you reschedule your wedding reception, but don’t tell all of your vendors!…
How long should your wedding be?
Sep 12, 2018 • 21 min
49: Lindsay and Atonn talk about the perfect wedding length! They look at weddings that they’ve been to, where the ceremony ran too long, or wasn’t long enough, and break down what couples can do to avoid the same thing happening to them. Plus, some great…
WHS: Batteries Not Included
Sep 5, 2018 • 12 min
48: What happens when you combine a forgetful bride with bad eyesight, a quiet groom, and a DJ who doesn’t check his equipment? You get a Horror Story, of course! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Venue Planning 101 with Nicole D’Onofrio of Roostertail
Aug 29, 2018 • 36 min
47: Nicole is the Sales Director of Sales at the Roostertail in Detroit. We met her at theKnot’s Detroit workshop, and she had so many great tips for venue planning, that we knew we had to have her on as a guest! In this episode, Nicole gives us the…
WHS: Extreme Home Cake-over!
Aug 22, 2018 • 11 min
46: Lindsay tells us a story about a couple who got a completely different wedding cake than they ordered - and they didn’t catch the mistake until the reception was about to begin! You won’t believe how a quick-thinking wedding planner saved the day,…
Wedding trends that are dying out (or that need to!)
Aug 15, 2018 • 39 min
45: Lindsay and Atonn talk about some of their least favorite wedding traditions and trends - things that are outdated, awkward or just plain out of place at a wedding. Most of them are starting to die out, but some might still need a little help! We…
WHS: A Bun in the Oven and Burnt Toast
Aug 8, 2018 • 10 min
44: One of our listeners sent in this story about a grumpy bride who had a little secret that she wanted to keep under wraps. You won’t believe how the wedding guests find out what she’s hiding! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
We love you Mom, but….
Aug 1, 2018 • 17 min
43: MOMS! We love our mothers, but sometimes in the wedding planning process, moms decide that they know best and forget that it’s not THEIR special day. Atonn and Lindsay break down some of their mom-based experiences and offer advice on when and how to…
WHS: A Word From Our Sponsors…
Jul 25, 2018 • 10 min
42: Atonn reminisces about a wedding where he had to think fast on his feet to save the day, when the DJ’s equipment malfunctioned partway through the ceremony! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Wedding Floral trends and more! With GardenView Weddings
Jul 18, 2018 • 34 min
41: We talk with Jen VanHoutte, master floral designer at GardenView Weddings, a 60-acre flower farm and design studio in Northwest Ohio! Jen has been creating custom-designed floral creations and living art for more than 7 years, using the freshest…
WHS: Wedding Cake Meltdown!
Jul 11, 2018 • 9 min
40: In this Wedding Horror Story from Lindsay, we learn what can happen to a beautiful 4-tier wedding cake, if you let it sit in a tent, in 90-plus degree weather! Get ready for a Wedding Cake Meltdown! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Hire a Professional!
Jul 4, 2018 • 28 min
39: Atonn and Lindsay talk about the DIY trend in weddings - and get real about what things make sense to try and do yourself, and when you should just call in a professional to handle things. We break down what things we’ve seen go well, and what things…
PRIDE! 3 LGBT Couples Chat About Planning Their Weddings!
Jun 28, 2018 • 63 min
38: We talk with Mikey & Jarrod, Carlyn & Zann, and Stef & Jaime about their wedding planning experiences as LGBT+ couples in the Midwest. We discuss the ups and downs, and they give their best advice on how to find allied vendors, handle family drama,…
WHS: If you don’t have a DJ, one will be provided
Jun 20, 2018 • 10 min
37: What happens when you have your wedding in a public park, and forget to reserve the whole area? You can have unexpected guests, and unexpected sounds that might make your special day a bit more… interesting! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
WHS: Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
36: A listener sent us a Wedding Horror Story about a wedding where the weather started becoming iffy, and so did the couple! Stay tuned for “Rain, Rain, GO AWAY”! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Lindsay is in Mexico! Destination Wedding Thoughts & Tips
Jun 6, 2018 • 29 min
35: Lindays’s First Destination Wedding! Today marks our first international episode! We recorded over Memorial Day weekend 2018, while our co-host and Photography expert Lindsay Rozelle was on location, at a resort in Mexico, for a destination wedding!…
WHS: Face of Cakes
May 30, 2018 • 10 min
34: This wedding horror story features a miniature chemistry lesson! Listen to what happens when the first bite of cake goes wrong, and the bride’s makeup pays the price! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Big Changes Coming!
May 23, 2018 • 11 min
33: The crew has some big news! In this episode, we talk about refining the focus of the podcast, and a few personnel changes! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
WHS: Drunk and Disorderly
May 16, 2018 • 8 min
32: This wedding horror story was sent in by a listener! Question: what would you do if you walked into a wedding reception, and the bride was in a fistfight with one of her bridesmaids? Listen to this episode for the answer! —- This episode is sponsored…
Our Styled Photoshoot at Nazareth Hall
May 9, 2018 • 31 min
31: The Crew came together to put on a Styled Shoot at a gorgeous local wedding venue! We picked the coldest day of the year to try and have an outdoor photo session! Listen in to hear how it went! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
WHS: Stand By Me
May 2, 2018 • 9 min
30: Wedding season is off and running, and the Crew members are BUSY! So Atonn is flying solo this week, and sharing his own special Wedding Horror Story, from one of his very first full weddings! You’ll hear how one person forgetting to say one small…
April Gladieux tells us why she hates Pinterest!
Apr 25, 2018 • 38 min
29: We interview special guest April Gladieux-Campbell, wedding planner and owner of ‘Your Perfect Day: wedding planning, decor and floral’. April is an industry veteran, and shares with us how she got started in the industry, what keeps her going, and…
WHS: Change of A Dress
Apr 18, 2018 • 11 min
28: A special Wedding Horror Story, sent in by one of our listeners! It comes from one of our local Toledo-area wedding vendor friends, but not from a wedding she was working - it’s from her own experience as a bride! Let’s listen to how she handled her…
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!
Apr 11, 2018 • 42 min
27: What do you do when you’re engaged to be married, but you find out that your fiance has been unfaithful? You call it off! But what happens then? Our guest, Julia, walks us through her experience of dealing with wedding vendors, family, and friends in…
WHS: Bearnado
Apr 4, 2018 • 13 min
26: This one comes from Lindsay’s days of working at the Zoo - and what happens when you combine an outdoor wedding with one of the weather hazards of living in Northwest Ohio. You’ve heard of Sharknado, now get ready for Bearnado! —- This episode is…
Favors
Mar 28, 2018 • 21 min
25: The crew talks about wedding favors - some classics, some new trends, ones we love, and ones we can live without! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
WHS: Murphy’s Law
Mar 21, 2018 • 20 min
24: Have you ever heard of Murphy’s Law? Simply put, it states that “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. This horror story still gives Atonn nightmares. You really won’t believe everything that went wrong at this wedding. —- This episode is…
Maya Devassy Tarach - Avoiding Reception Seating Nightmares
Mar 14, 2018 • 59 min
23: We interview special guest Maya Devassy Tarach, a certified wedding planner and the owner or Preoccupied Bride, a Chicago-based wedding planning service! She’s going to drop some knowledge about some best practices for planning out your reception…
WHS: Batman and Groomsman!
Mar 7, 2018 • 12 min
22: Sam shares a Wedding Horror Story with us, in which a wedding that she was coordinating at her hotel had some… unexpected… guests show up, from the Comics Convention that was going on down the street. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
WHS: Sweating For The Wedding
Feb 28, 2018 • 12 min
14: Our first Wedding Horror Story of 2018! This is from Sam, from her days as a wedding coordinator at a major national hotel chain. She’s going to tell us about a summer wedding where the entire hotel’s air conditioning system died, right in the middle…
Budgets, Budgets, Budgets!
Feb 28, 2018 • 28 min
21: Budgets! When should you make one? Who should be involved? What should be included? How do you choose where to compromise? And we even talk about where you can find some savings. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
WHS: My Big Fake Indian Wedding
Feb 21, 2018 • 14 min
20: This week’s Wedding Horror Story comes from Atonn - he talks about the VERY FIRST wedding that he officiated, why it wasn’t in the couple’s original plan, and how it all happened. We’re calling it “My Big Fake Indian Wedding” —- This episode is…
How Many Gifts?
Feb 14, 2018 • 37 min
19: This is a GREAT discussion about gifts FROM the couple, to their wedding party and family members. The Crew talked about who you can and who you SHOULD plan to give gifts to, when you should give them, and some ideas of what those gifts might be. We…
WHS: Say Yes to HER Dress!
Feb 7, 2018 • 11 min
018: This week’s Wedding Horror Story comes to us from Lindsay; she was photographing the bride and bridesmaids, who were getting ready on the morning of the wedding, when two of the bridesmaids discovered that their dresses would not fit! We’re calling…
Jason Kelley (Book That DJ)
Jan 31, 2018 • 39 min
17: Special guest interview with Jason Kelley, owner, president, CEO, and (of course) lead DJ of Book That DJ, a Toledo-based wedding and event DJ company. We had a blast with him. We got to hear about his company, we learned some of his best advice for…
WHS: Tardy to the Party
Jan 24, 2018 • 10 min
16: Our first guest-submitted Horror Story! This one is about a couple who has punctuality issues, and not in a small way… You won’t believe how late they arrived to their own wedding ceremony! #TardyToTheParty —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Resolutions
Jan 17, 2018 • 39 min
15: the Crew members talk about the year ahead, the resolutions they’ve made for their business and personal lives, and what’s in store for each of them in 2018! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
New Year, New Courtney!
Jan 3, 2018 • 22 min
13: We’ve got a new Crew member! Say hello to Courtney Magers! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/your-i-do-crew/support
WHS: Too Many Hats!
Dec 27, 2017 • 13 min
12: WHS: Atonn tells a story about a wedding where he had to act quickly to save the day, when the DJ couldn’t get their equipmen to work. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Happy Holidays, Happy Wedding!
Dec 20, 2017 • 33 min
11: A special holiday episode where Atonn, Lindsay, and Sam talk about Holiday weddings, why they can be a lot of fun, but why they may also take more planning and consideration. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
WHS: Lights Out! Gorilla Radio
Dec 13, 2017 • 10 min
10: This Wedding Horror Story is from Lindsay. Imagine you’re at a wedding at the Zoo and the power goes out! What do you do if you’re the caterer? Or the DJ? You won’t believe what these wedding vendors did, to save the day! We hope you enjoy “Lights…
You’re engaged! Now What?!?
Dec 6, 2017 • 49 min
09: The Crew discusses about what’s next after the proposal - what should be your first steps? How do you pick a wedding date? What should you book first? We’ll answer those questions, and many more! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
WHS: The Boozy Groom
Nov 29, 2017 • 13 min
08: On this week’s mini episode, Sam shares a horror story that we have dubbed “The Boozey Groom”. Listen in to hear more about what happened when a groom disappears just before his own wedding, and is found passed out in a stariwell! —- This episode is…
Proposal Tips!
Nov 22, 2017 • 40 min
07: Join YIDC as we discuss our best advice on proposals and more related to popping the big question! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
WHS: Gravy Train
Nov 15, 2017 • 11 min
06: On this week’s mini episode, Courtney shares a horror story that we have called “gray train”. Listen in to hear more about what happened when a server spilled a filet and gravy all over a bride’s train of her ball gown! —- This episode is sponsored by…
Interview with Nick Borelli
Nov 9, 2017 • 71 min
05: We had the opportunity to interview Nick Borelli, a marketing strategist with over 20 years of experience in the live events industry. Nick travels across the globe speaking to event professionals about how to develop creating marketing initiatives…
Spooktacular Wedding HORROR Stories!
Oct 31, 2017 • 25 min
04: Listen in on Your I Do Crew’s top wedding HORROR stories just in time for Halloween! Stay spooky everyone! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Get to Know Lindsay & Courtney
Oct 25, 2017 • 42 min
03: Get to Know Lindsay and Courtney! Listen in to learn about the other two YIDC members- some of your questions, answered! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Get to Know Sam and Atonn!
Oct 19, 2017 • 24 min
02: Get to Know Sam and Atonn! Listen in to learn more about two of YIDC members- some of your questions, answered! Next week will feature Lindsay and Courtney. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
LIVE from Las Vegas Wed MBA
Oct 10, 2017 • 25 min
01: LIVE from Las Vegas Wedding MBA. • Credits: Music “I Wanna Get Married” by De Cylinders from the Free Music Archive. CC BY-NC-ND Attribution 4.0. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…