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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 lo… read more

139 Episodes | 2017 - 2021

Navigating Your Wedding Ceremony, with Officiant Amber!

July 8th, 2021

43:46

139 - I'm super excited to share this conversation with you! It's not often that I get to "talk shop" with other wedding officiants, so it's a real treat when I do. Especially one as knowledgeable as today's guest, …

To Postpone, or Not to Postpone? With Regina Burns, of Rise Event Production

March 30th, 2021

33:42

138: As the poet said, "To Postpone or Not to Postpone, that is the question" - or something like that! As we round out a full year of dealing with …

How to Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Indecision while Planning your Wedding in a post-COVID19 Pinterest-fueled World. Ft. Kate Lemos Brown, of LoveWell Weddings

November 12th, 2020

1:00:30

137 - How do you cope with the stress, anxiety, and indecision that can come with wedding planning? Especially in a post-COVID19, Pinterest-obsessed …

What to expect (and NOT expect) from your wedding planner! Featuring Leah Weinberg, Color Pop Events

November 5th, 2020

38:53

136 - Things come up all the time during the wedding planning process that need to be dealt with. And the big question usually ends up being: "Ok, who's going to handle this?"  Some couples like to DIY everything, while …

They're Playing Our Song: Take your wedding music to the next level, with a custom love song about YOU. ft Allie Chipkin, Give Love Originals

October 27th, 2020

37:09

135: Some couples have a special song, and some don't. But how many couples have a song that was literally written ABOUT THEM by an award-winning singer-songwriter? This week's guest is changing the game when it comes …

What's the Wedding Collective? And how can a Designer de-stress your wedding planning? (feat. Neela Asaadi, Asaadi Graphics)

October 6th, 2020

34:22

134 - So what is the Wedding Collective? It's an amazing virtual roundtable for engaged couples, hosted monthly by Neela Asaadi (Asaadi Graphics, …

Bridal Boudoir Photography - a sexy wedding day gift! With Mike Cassidy

September 29th, 2020

47:55

133 - Welcome back! We are returning from our COVID-induced hiatus by covering a topic we've never touched before! What is probably the most …

How to Find LGBTQ+ Inclusive Vendors (Pride 2020), ft. Brittny Drye of Love Inc. Magazine

June 30th, 2020

33:57

132: Happy Pride, Crew! While the wedding industry has come a long way in the past few years, for those in the LGBTQ+ community, it can still be a …

Don't let wedding planning ruin your marriage! With Ryan Kluttz of A Mindful Bride

June 30th, 2020

42:53

131: We're back! We had to take a short break, but Your I Do Crew has been diligently interviewing EVEN MORE experts! Today, we've got Ryan Kluttz, …

Could now be the perfect time for a Microwedding? With Keenda Sisouphanh (Events by Keenda)

May 22nd, 2020

36:40

0130 - Everyone's wedding plans are changing right now, so is this the perfect time to re-imagine your perfect wedding? Since so many celebrations …

To order, or buy off-the-rack? Wedding dress expert Roberta Noronha (the Bridal Finery) helps you choose!

May 15th, 2020

33:10

0129: Roberta Noronha is the Co-Owner of The Bridal Finery, a bridal shop just outside of Orlando FL, and she is bringing her incredible knowledge to the table, to share her experiences and knowledge both as a female …

When Disaster Strikes - plan to succeed, no matter what happens; with Emily Sullivan (Emily Sullivan Events)

April 30th, 2020

31:29

0128: Even when the world ISN'T in the midst of a global health crisis, there are still SO MANY things that can go wrong at a wedding! So how do you possibly plan for anything and everything that can go sideways? Well, …

The New Normal - Weddings in a Post-Coronavirus World

April 15th, 2020

16:40

127: Uncertainty continues to swirl around the 2020 wedding season, as novel coronavirus numbers keep climbing around the world. Some communities have begun to talk about lifting the quarantine measures, which were put …

Raising the Bar: talking wedding alcohol with Premier Pour Bartending owner Brennan Stanford

April 9th, 2020

35:25

126: We're in high spirits! We got the chance to talk to Brennan Stanford, owner of Premier Pour Bartending - the premier mobile bartending solution …

Wedding Horror Stories - COVID-19 edition

March 25th, 2020

17:41

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 …

Love in the Time of Corona - what to do when an epidemic changes your wedding plans

March 18th, 2020

11:06

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 …

9 Questions to ask EVERY Wedding Vendor

March 11th, 2020

25:21

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 …

Favorite Readings: How Do I Love Thee?

March 7th, 2020

5:19

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, …

Happy National Wedding Planning Day! Let's talk about "What to do When" with Lauren Kay, Executive Editor of The Knot!

February 27th, 2020

30:21

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 …

(CONTENT WARNING: DOMESTIC ABUSE) WHS: Domestic Abuse is not a joke.

February 20th, 2020

11:23

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. 

Favorite Wedding Readings - Marriage Is Not Always Beautiful

February 8th, 2020

7:14

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 …

The More the Merrier! Creative ways to include family and friends in your wedding!

January 31st, 2020

16:05

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 …

WHS: Kiss and Make Up

January 23rd, 2020

9:35

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 …

Roaring into the 20s - We break down and react to 2020 wedding trends!

January 16th, 2020

47:33

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 …

WHS: Program Error!

January 9th, 2020

7:29

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 …

Going Pro - taking officiating to the next level, featuring Lewis King of American Marriage Ministries

January 2nd, 2020

39:58

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 …

"Will You Marry Us?" Tips for First-Time Officiants, featuring Lewis King of American Marriage Ministries

December 19th, 2019

32:54

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 …

Get Ordained! ft. Lewis King of American Marriage Ministries

December 12th, 2019

34:35

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 …

The tools to create a fabulous wedding experience, with Kimberly Allen of Something Fabulous

December 5th, 2019

41:56

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 …

WHS: Murphy's Law II - THE REVENGE

November 14th, 2019

10:08

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 …

Nurture your Wedding Body! Featuring Hanna Sender, Bride and Bliss Bridal Nutrition

November 7th, 2019

40:49

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! …

Choosing the Perfect Reading for your Wedding

October 31st, 2019

11:19

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 …

WHS - Life's a beach

October 23rd, 2019

14:01

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!
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Yours, Mine, and Ours - 10 ways to include your kids in the wedding ceremony

October 16th, 2019

24:12

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 …

WHS: Water, water, everywhere...

October 9th, 2019

10:22

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 …

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

October 2nd, 2019

22:46

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 …

How do you get to be known as *THE* Event Planner? We ask Dalia Atisha, owner of The Event Planner, Inc!

September 25th, 2019

28:21

103: Lindsay and Atonn interview Dalia Atisha, a multi-award winning event and wedding planner, and the owner of 'The Event Planner, Inc'! A …

Staying In Your Lane with Brooke Lauber-Cobb (Bee for the Day)

September 18th, 2019

43:58

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 …

WHS: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

September 11th, 2019

13:55

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 …

Keep wedding planning from wrecking your relationship! With Relationship & Anxiety Coach Dr Courtney Pare

September 4th, 2019

42:32

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 …

Weddings, Unplugged

August 28th, 2019

22:29

099:  What could be more frustrating than paying good money for a professional photographer to capture magical images of your wedding day, and …

Success in full bloom - we interview Jen, of Beautiful Blooms by Jen

August 22nd, 2019

36:35

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 …

WHS: Short Term Memory Loss

August 14th, 2019

13:07

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 …

Accessories to cause a Commotion! Interview with Thea of Hushed Commotion

August 7th, 2019

36:50

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, …

Strength in Unity! Fun and unusual wedding Unity features, from candles and sand to tattoos and fire!

July 31st, 2019

32:07

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 …

Let's get CooKIED! With Traci Weaver

July 24th, 2019

37:10

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 …

The ups and downs of planning a music festival wedding on a hill! With Desirée Adams (Verve Event Co.)

July 17th, 2019

44:06

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, …

WHS: DJ SHROOM BOY 🍄

July 10th, 2019

8:42

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 …

Ride in style! with Brandon Johnson, Team Johnson Limo

July 3rd, 2019

30:30

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 …

Thrifty and Nifty!

June 26th, 2019

38:35

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 …

Check-in with our Travel "Fairy Godmother"! Interview with Starr Wlodarski of Cruise Planners

June 19th, 2019

35:26

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 …

WHS: No pants, no problem!

June 12th, 2019

13:03

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 …

This Means War! BRIDAL WARS! (with Stacy Jubert)

June 5th, 2019

29:22

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 …

Timeline Tips for a Picture Perfect Wedding Day

May 29th, 2019

21:22

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 …

WHS: Picture (not so) Perfect

May 22nd, 2019

12:42

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 …

Islands of Love! Talking about destination weddings in the Caribbean, with Shandra Cornelia of Eventique Events

May 15th, 2019

32:34

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 …

Writing Unbeatable Vows

May 8th, 2019

21:17

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 …

The Pinnacle of Success - with Liz Thees

May 1st, 2019

37:41

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 …

WHS: DON'T Follow The Leader!

April 24th, 2019

10:46

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 …

Swing from the Chandelier! Interview with Amy Shey Jacobs, founder of Chandelier Events in NYC!

April 17th, 2019

32:27

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, …

Let's play dress up! Helping wedding guests know what to wear to your wedding!

April 10th, 2019

24:05

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 …

Nazareth Hall - NW Ohio's Wedding Castle, with Taylor Sickler

April 3rd, 2019

41:27

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 …

WHS: Lindsay's biggest turn-off

March 27th, 2019

10:12

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 …

Wedding timeline tips and tricks with Nicole D'Onofrio

March 20th, 2019

29:57

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 …

The Things To Bring (Wedding Day MUST-HAVES)

March 13th, 2019

20:29

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 …

Play that Funky Music, Mike B!

March 6th, 2019

54:00

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 …

WHS: Mob Mentality

February 27th, 2019

7:50

 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? …

We've got a sweet tooth for Sweet Heather Anne!

February 20th, 2019

42:39

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 …

#SmellYourWedding (2019 Wedding Trends Part 2!)

February 13th, 2019

41:47

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 …

We talk WEDDING DRESSES with Michelle McCaulla, of Belle Amour Bridal!

February 6th, 2019

48:30

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 …

WHS: It's the thought that counts

January 30th, 2019

7:47

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! 

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Wanna stay married? Learn to fight! Wisdom from Erika Miley, Relationship Therapist

January 23rd, 2019

35:56

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, …

The (Wedding) Shows Must Go On!

January 16th, 2019

26:38

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 …

Why have a Nanny at your wedding? Chelsea Miller, owner of the Nanny Miller Agency, tells us why!

January 9th, 2019

33:17

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, …

We tear apart 2019 Wedding Trends! (part 1)

January 7th, 2019

29:04

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 …

By Jove! Interview with wedding planner Jove Meyer, of Jove Meyer Events!

December 27th, 2018

43:52

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 …

WHS: Objection! Overruled!

December 19th, 2018

16:31

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, …

Love is In Bloom! Interviewing Kendra Bills, owner of In Bloom Flowers & Gifts

December 12th, 2018

39:57

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 …

10 Easy Ways to De-stress Your Wedding Day

December 5th, 2018

26:23

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 …

Destination: Romance! We interview Lindsay Barrie of Bliss Honeymoons and Destination Weddings!

November 28th, 2018

31:26

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 …

WHS: Groom with a Brew!

November 21st, 2018

9:58

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 …

Healthily Ever After with Emilee Wilson

November 14th, 2018

38:10

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 …

Should you have a First Look?

November 7th, 2018

19:31

057: The Crew discusses First Looks - getting pictures of the couple seeing each other on their wedding day, BEFORE the ceremony. Is this trend …

#RunTheWorld - interview with Terrica Skaggs, Wedding Planner and Designer, Educator, and Author

October 31st, 2018

32:11

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, …

WHS: Better Late Than Never!

October 24th, 2018

8:46

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!

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Sweet Success! We interview Erin Liedigk of 7 Little Cupcakes

October 17th, 2018

43:19

054: Atonn and Lindsay chat with Erin Liedigk of 7 LIttle Cupcakes, a gorgeous boutique bakery in Perrysburg, Ohio, "where everything is baked with …

FIRST ANNIVERSARY AND GIVEAWAY!

October 10th, 2018

12:53

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 …

WHS: No Wine-ing on the Bus!

October 3rd, 2018

8:23

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 …

Let There Be Light! With event-lighting expert Chelsea Ziss

September 26th, 2018

38:47

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 …

WHS: Slippery When Wet

September 19th, 2018

8:24

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 …

How long should your wedding be?

September 12th, 2018

20:54

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 …

WHS: Batteries Not Included

September 5th, 2018

11:25

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 …

Venue Planning 101 with Nicole D’Onofrio of Roostertail

August 29th, 2018

36:11

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 …

WHS: Extreme Home Cake-over!

August 22nd, 2018

10:29

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 …

Wedding trends that are dying out (or that need to!)

August 15th, 2018

39:06

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 …

WHS: A Bun in the Oven and Burnt Toast

August 8th, 2018

9:48

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!

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We love you Mom, but....

August 1st, 2018

16:25

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 …

WHS: A Word From Our Sponsors...

July 25th, 2018

9:41

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!

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Wedding Floral trends and more! With GardenView Weddings

July 18th, 2018

33:38

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 …

WHS: Wedding Cake Meltdown!

July 11th, 2018

8:36

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 …

Hire a Professional!

July 4th, 2018

27:58

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 …

PRIDE! 3 LGBT Couples Chat About Planning Their Weddings!

June 29th, 2018

1:02:40

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 …

WHS: If you don't have a DJ, one will be provided

June 20th, 2018

10:08

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 …

WHS: Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!

June 13th, 2018

10:42

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”!

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Lindsay is in Mexico! Destination Wedding Thoughts & Tips

June 6th, 2018

29:07

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 …

WHS: Face of Cakes

May 30th, 2018

9:25

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!

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Big Changes Coming!

May 23rd, 2018

10:54

33: The crew has some big news! In this episode, we talk about refining the focus of the podcast, and a few personnel changes!

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WHS: Drunk and Disorderly

May 16th, 2018

8:09

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 …

Our Styled Photoshoot at Nazareth Hall

May 9th, 2018

30:29

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 …

WHS: Stand By Me

May 2nd, 2018

9:00

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 …

April Gladieux tells us why she hates Pinterest!

April 25th, 2018

38:01

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 …

WHS: Change of A Dress

April 18th, 2018

10:58

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 …

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off!

April 11th, 2018

41:42

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? …

WHS: Bearnado

April 4th, 2018

12:35

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 …

Favors

March 28th, 2018

20:51

25: The crew talks about wedding favors - some classics, some new trends, ones we love, and ones we can live without!

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WHS: Murphy's Law

March 21st, 2018

19:23

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 …

Maya Devassy Tarach - Avoiding Reception Seating Nightmares

March 14th, 2018

58:25

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 …

WHS: Batman and Groomsman!

March 7th, 2018

11:29

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.

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WHS: Sweating For The Wedding

February 28th, 2018

11:49

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 …

Budgets, Budgets, Budgets!

February 28th, 2018

28:12

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 …

WHS: My Big Fake Indian Wedding

February 21st, 2018

13:33

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 …

How Many Gifts?

February 15th, 2018

37:06

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 …

WHS: Say Yes to HER Dress!

February 7th, 2018

10:40

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 …

Jason Kelley (Book That DJ)

January 31st, 2018

39:19

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 …

WHS: Tardy to the Party

January 24th, 2018

10:06

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

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Resolutions

January 17th, 2018

38:31

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 …

New Year, New Courtney!

January 3rd, 2018

21:39

13: We've got a new Crew member! Say hello to Courtney Magers!

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WHS: Too Many Hats!

December 27th, 2017

12:42

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.

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Happy Holidays, Happy Wedding!

December 20th, 2017

32:57

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 …

WHS: Lights Out! Gorilla Radio

December 13th, 2017

9:53

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 …

You're engaged! Now What?!?

December 6th, 2017

48:25

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 …

WHS: The Boozy Groom

November 29th, 2017

13:00

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 …

Proposal Tips!

November 22nd, 2017

39:25

07: Join YIDC as we discuss our best advice on proposals and more related to popping the big question!

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WHS: Gravy Train

November 15th, 2017

10:57

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 …

Interview with Nick Borelli

November 9th, 2017

1:10:23

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 …

Spooktacular Wedding HORROR Stories!

October 31st, 2017

24:59

04: Listen in on Your I Do Crew’s top wedding HORROR stories just in time for Halloween! Stay spooky everyone!

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Get to Know Lindsay & Courtney

October 25th, 2017

42:17

03: Get to Know Lindsay and Courtney! Listen in to learn about the other two YIDC members- some of your questions, answered!

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Get to Know Sam and Atonn!

October 19th, 2017

24:18

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.

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LIVE from Las Vegas Wed MBA

October 10th, 2017

24:47

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.

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