'Yes' To 'I Do' - Your Wedding Planning Podcast

'Yes' To 'I Do' - Your Wedding Planning Podcast

By 'Yes' To 'I Do'
Yes to I do is a weekly podcast for couples who want to be ahead of the wedding planning curve: We’ll be bringing you insight, specialist knowledge and unique tips all from top wedding professionals.

Jack Brister and Chris Piercy are your co-hosts; they are professional wedding magicians with years of experience of performing and being a part of hundreds of weddings.

Each episode sees a wedding supplier join Chris and Jack to chat about their side of the wedding industry and then have a discussion about our their chosen wedding planning topic.
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Episode #038 - Why You Should Book Your Supplier - Instagram Live
 What are you really booking when you book each different type of supplier. In this week's Live Chris and Jack expertly breakdown what value you're really investing your hard earned wedding budget into 
57:59
June 6, 2019
Episode #035 - Is A Wedding Just One Day - Facebook Live Episode
Is a wedding just one day? In this month's live episode we discuss things from both perspectives, the utter cynicism of it being just another 24 hours and the joy and excitement of the memories which will last for months, years in even generations after the day itself.
32:29
May 16, 2019
Episode #033 - Beating The Wedding Film Stigma with Ben Radley - Videographer
Ben Radley is on a one man mission to destroy the "wedding film" stigma by destroying the myth that having a wedding videographer means you'll have a 2 hour wedding film that you and your partner will never find the time to watch. We chat through the evolution of the wedding film and technology and even predict what might happen with the role of social media in this. Unbelievably we also find out from Ben that Manchester can have sunsets!
43:14
May 9, 2019
Episode #032 - The Importance Of Wedding Flowers with Clair Lythgoe - Florist
Exquisite wedding florist Clair Lythgoe's incredible designs and unique style paired with hair impressive attention to detail go a long way in explaining why she is considered one of the very best there is. In this episode of Yes to I do we chat with her about the crossover between florists and stylists, argue about the importance of flowers at a wedding and Clair utterly nails why wedding flowers are "so expensive".
48:16
May 2, 2019
Episode #031 - The Complete Guide to Booking a Band with Tim Reynolds - Next Level Music
Tim from Next Level Music tell us all about music at weddings, everything from roaming bands, music limiters and what happens when you book cheap musicians. Also includes a fantastic wedding tip and the best random question Chris has ever asked
49:26
April 25, 2019
Episode #030 - Being True To Yourself On Your Wedding Day with Sophie Clements - Digital Bohemia
Dinosaur loving videographer is the definition of quirky but despite her fun, playful and crazy demeanour she is highly qualified in cinematography and videography meaning that if you're looking for a wedding film that screams your personalities from the rooftops there is no one better for the job, Lots of randomness, lots of laughs and Chris reveals the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to him at work - you'll want to hear this.
48:27
April 18, 2019
Episode #029 - Your Guide To The Ceremony with Diana Saxby - Celebrant
The 3rd option when it comes to your Wedding ceremony. Whether registrars just don't cut it or perhaps your blending two different types of religious ceremony then booking a celebrant could well be the perfect option. Diana from Grace the Day Celebrant joins Chris and Jack to discuss all possible options, what her process is and Chris asks one of the most random questions yet.
37:39
April 11, 2019
#028 - The Role Of Your Partner In The Wedding Planning - Facebook Live Episode
In our 6th LIVE episode of Yes to I do Chris and Jack talk about the role of your partner in your wedding planning. How to get more help from them, how to find out what we both really care about as well as incredibly helpful advice about speeches and guest lists. In fact Jack utterly nailed the guest list down to just a two question process.
47:30
April 4, 2019
Episode #027 - The Complete Bespoke Bridal Guide with Chantelle Sophia - Bespoke Bridalwear
It is one thing for someone to make a wedding dress for you perfectly but to actually design and make that dress from scratch is a truly rare and impressive talent. Chantelle from Chantelle Sophia has talent  in droves and an incredible passion for creating the perfect dress for YOU as well as promoting body confidence for everyone.
33:29
March 28, 2019
Episode #026 - The Wedding Speech Argument with Greg Thurtle - Photographer
Great photography and rubbish puns, that sums up Greg Thurtle to a T. We chat about the risks and benefits associated with booking an amateur photographer for your wedding and then we have a big argument about when it is best to have your Wedding speeches (Chris is certain Greg is wrong!)
50:11
March 21, 2019
Episode #025 - What To Look For In Your Suppliers with Emma Hurley - Photographer
Ignore wedding awards and focus on professional qualifications, just one of the many pieces of gold advice that came from our chat with Emma Hurley, Photographer. Based in Hertfordshire but also working in her one county of Dorset Emma's relaxed style, approachable personality and incredible work make her one of the most in demand photographers around
29:30
March 14, 2019
Episode #024 - Expectations VS Reality When Planning Your Wedding
You can't control every at your wedding and no matter what you plan, things can always turn out a little differently both in the preparations and the day itself. In this live episode Chris and Jack go through everything they could think of at a wedding where the expectations and reality can end up very different. They also go a bit off topic......
46:59
March 7, 2019
Episode #023 - How To Start Your Wedding Planning with Melanie Egan - Wedding Planner
We have Dorset Wedding Royalty in the form of Melanie from Bellissimo Weddings. With her health of experience in wedding planning, budgeting, catering, venue management and so much more we couldn't keep this episode to our standard length as we simply HAD to pick her brains for all you newly engaged couples who perhaps don't even know where to begin! This episode is FULL of gold!
52:05
February 28, 2019
Episode #022 - Everything Bridal Hair with FLC Hair and Make-Up
Chatting the with simply lovely Fi Chambers-Clark from FLC Hair & Makeup about literally everything to do with bridal hair you could wish to ask.
26:12
February 21, 2019
Episode #021 - How To Make The Most Of Your Wedding with One Thousands Words Photography
Who wouldn't want to make the most of their wedding day? Tom and Murray from one thousand words photography to discuss exactly how to get the most out of your day, from booking second shooters to ensuring that you're booking professionals and everything in between. Also what did a Vicar say to Tom at a wedding to make him turn as white as a ghost?
28:00
February 14, 2019
Episode #020 - What To Consider When Booking Your Wedding Date
If you're just starting out with your planning then choosing your wedding date is going to be one of the very first things you need to do.  In our first ever Instagram live episode Chris and Jack chat over everything we can possibly think that you need to consider when deciding the date for the biggest day of your life.
23:55
February 7, 2019
Episode #019 - Why You Should Book A Professional with Tara Sanger - Make-Up Artist
Booking experienced professionals is obviously going to cost more money but what do you get for that extra investment. Superhero Make-Up Artist Tara Sanger joins us to chat about all things make-up and we think we cover just about everything you'd want to know about booking an experienced professional over a newbie.
28:46
January 31, 2019
Episode #018 - Using a Recommended Suppliers List with Kingston Maurward - Wedding Venue
Are a venue's recommended suppliers the best ones to you? We are joined by Amy and Danni from Kingston Maurward, we chat this over in full as well as finding out everything you'd want to know about the venue and the fact that you can have ALPACAS at your wedding there!
28:45
January 24, 2019
Episode #017 - Breaking Traditions with Laura Dean - Photographer
The photography ninja Laura Dean owns Jack with the funniest podcast moment ever. Having adventure shoots. How does she use the cookie the monster in her couple shoots? And we discuss how although tradition is important that you shouldn't be afraid of breaking it with some new and fresh ideas.
30:07
January 17, 2019
Episode #016 - Mid Week Weddings
The midweek wedding conundrum. On one hand you have practically your ideal wedding but with thousands of pounds saved, on the other hand you have considerations such as reduced guest numbers and people wanting to leave early. In this LIVE episode Chris and Jack chat over everything you need to ponder if you're thinking about a midweek wedding.
22:41
January 10, 2019
Episode #015 - How To Prioritise Your Wedding with Glen Lodge - Wedding Venue
Are weddings really dictatorships? Chris says so as we chat with Wedding Coordinator Becky at Glen Lodge to chat about the venue and the importance of couples getting their wedding priorities right.
30:29
January 3, 2019
Episode #014 - Should You Invite Children To Your Wedding with The Wedding Chrécherz
Mary Poppins herself (or the wedding industry's version) Danielle Manton-Kelly tells us everything you could possible wish to know about whether you should invite children to your wedding or not.
30:19
December 27, 2018
Episode #013 - The Importance of a Wedding Cake with Mon Belle Amour Cake Craft - Cake Maker
Hanging wedding cakes, over inquisitive grannies and you won't believe what the funniest thing Angela from Mon Belle Amour Cake Company has ever seen is. We discuss why getting your cake right is so important.
26:11
December 20, 2018
Episode #012 - Things To Consider When Choosing Your Venue with The Italian Villa - Wedding Venue
How to choose your venue! Frankie from the Italian Villa goes in depth about everything you need to be thinking and asking when it comes to deciding on your venue - what do you get for all that money and what to do when it's down to the last two venues?
31:54
December 13, 2018
Episode #011 - Entertainment On Your Wedding Day
The most overlooked part of most weddings - daytime entertainment. Portrait painters, mini-golf, magicians? Chris and Jack discuss the different entertainment options available for weddings on all budgets. Chris mentions his new book once or twice and we agree that no-one should have a wedding with "The Office" as a theme.
24:13
December 6, 2018
Episode #010 - What To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Dress with Kate Atkinson - Bridal Reloved
Accidental bum cupping, a 6 week journey from idea to business and Kate's infectiously fun personality shines through in this episode where we chat about the the importance of getting the dress right, as if you didn't know already.
30:19
November 29, 2018
Episode #009 - Things You Don't Realise You Need with Sam Savage - Wedding Planner
South Coast Wedding's Sam Savage joins Chris and Jack to talk about being a wedding planner, we find out how she once planned a wedding in one day, why wedding planners aren't just for high-end weddings and finally see if you could work out which co-host was slightly off-his-face on prescribed painkillers during the recording.
29:03
November 22, 2018
Episode #008 - How to Not Waste Money On Your Wedding - Jessica Hillier - Floral Design
Florist and Designer Jessica Hillier joins us to chat about wedding theme, colours and design. We find out why she thinks all Brides need to go to B&Q and we discuss the ways you can stop wasting money on your wedding.
23:47
November 15, 2018
Episode #007 - Should You Attend Wedding Fairs?
Our first live episode sees Chris and Jack chat between themselves about Wedding fairs and whether you should attend them or not, the difference between "fairs" and "open days" and what you can do to increase your chance of getting a FREEBIE!
28:24
November 8, 2018
Episode #006 - The Importance Of Your First Dance Song - Georgina Wootten - Choreographer
Professional choreographer Georgina Wootten joins Chris and Jack to chat about her business Miss Gs Dance School, we discuss why your first dance choice is so important, how even Jack could even become good enough for strictly and find out why Will from the Inbetweeners is brought into conversation.
25:58
October 31, 2018
Episode #005 - The Things You Don't Realise Your Suppliers Do - With Mark Gerrard - DJ
Mark Gerrard has been doing weddings for longer than Jack has been alive. Mark joins Jack and Chris for a chat about being more than just a wedding DJ, we talk over the subject of how much of an improved service a professional wedding supplier will give you and we're both dumbstruck by the most insane wedding stories we've ever heard
28:20
October 30, 2018
Episode #004 - The Advantages of A Female Photographer with Sally-Anne Prout - Photographer
Photographer Sally Anne lights the touch paper by talking about the controversial topic of why having a female photographer is better than a male one, we play "absolutely" bingo with Jack, and we find out why a hairpin is a brides best friend when getting her dress on!
30:54
October 29, 2018
Episode #003 - Having A Connection With Your Photographer with Sadie Osborne
The super passionate Sadie Osborne photographer talks about her love of the art of photography and we go deep by discussing the importance of having a connection not just with your photographer but with all your suppliers, we chat about the diminishing length of group shots but why they're still important and we finally realise just how often Jack says "absolutely".
27:48
October 28, 2018
Episode #002 - What Do Your Guests Actually Remember with James Hewitt - Videographer
James Hewitt gives the low down on having a videographer at your wedding, why he feels it's even more vital than a photographer, we talk about what is ACTUALLY memorable about weddings and
27:32
October 27, 2018
Episode #001 - Social Media and Phones At Weddings with Dan Roads - Photographer
Photographer Dan Roads joins Chris and Jack to discuss the evolution of phones and social media at weddings and why it makes Chris feel a bit sick, find out why Dan takes photos of people's phones, and listen to the most nightmarish wedding scenario we've ever heard!
35:44
October 26, 2018
Episode #000 - Should You Hire Friends As Your Suppliers with Kirsten Sare - Make-Up Artist
In our first episode make-up artist Kirsten Sare joins Jack Brister and Chris Piercy. Discover why your regular make-up routine is completely different to wedding make-up, we discuss the pros and cons of booking friends as wedding suppliers and find out why on earth Chris talks about broccoli.
38:51
October 25, 2018