Author: Sandy Malone

What Wedding Guests Hate – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

You might wonder why I consider myself an expert on wedding guests satisfaction – or in this case, dissatisfaction. In truth, my knowledge comes entirely from feedback I’ve received, and conversations I’ve overheard, at the more than 500 weddings I’ve planned. Sure, there are people who nitpick. But most of the time, we hear the same complaints from guests, over and over again. I warn my brides and grooms about those potential pitfalls when we’re planning together, but that doesn’t stop some couples from repeating the mistakes of others. Check out today’s BRIDES blog for a list of the things wedding guests hate most so you can avoid doing them on your own wedding day. Good luck and happy wedding...

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5 Things Mom Should Have for Her Daughter’s Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

The Mother of the Bride is a VIP at her daughter’s wedding, but she still has to be a mom. Who else will know the bride’s tummy tends to go funny on stressful days, or that she gets DANGEROUSLY grumpy when her blood sugar gets low. You can’t count on the bridesmaids that day – they’re drinking mimosas with the brides. Check out my BRIDES blog with a cheat sheet of some things mom should bring with her when her daughter is dressing. You can stash the bag after she’s gone down the aisle and you’ll have it handy if you need it. Until next time, happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings!...

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The Huffington Post Reviews Sandy’s New DIY Destination Wedding Planning Book

It is possible to DIY your wedding and still have fun on your big day, but in order to do that, you have to plan the wedding the right way. My new book, “How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional,” gives brides and grooms a step-by-step process to follow that will get them started off on the right foot, and guide them all the way through the wedding day. Check out WeddingMix’s Ariane Fisher’s review of my book in The Huffington Post – she says that it’s a really helpful guide for both at home and destination wedding DIY-ers. “I sure wish I had a wedding planning bible like How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding by Sandy Malone when I was doing all the crazy DIY projects for my wedding. It’s seriously like having a wedding planner in your back pocket for less than $20. Three reasons I love this book: It made me laugh It’s real It includes EVERY LITTLE DETAIL” – Ariane Fisher, WeddingMix, The Huffington Post on June 20, 2016 My book breaks all the industry rules about what wedding planning secrets planners ARE NOT supposed to share with brides and grooms, because it makes it possible for them to have a dream wedding without using a professional wedding planner. As somebody who DIY’d my own wedding, I decided to share what I...

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What You Should Know About Your Responsibility for Your Wedding Guests – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi there! Most brides and grooms don’t think about the responsibility they have for the way that everybody they invite to their wedding behaves at the main event! But “accidents happen” on a regular basis, and that’s why most venues (and many wedding vendors) require clients to sign a damage and liability agreement as part of the contractual process. Check out my BRIDES blog today for a breakdown of what you can expect to see in your own wedding contracts, and a little reality check for any of the couples out there who didn’t realize that they’d better use good judgement when they make up their guests’ lists. Good luck, and happy wedding...

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Another Great Endorsement of Sandy’s DIY Wedding Planning Book by an Industry Pro

I’ve always been an admirer of Lisa, famous for her “A Bride on a Budget” blogs. Probably because they go so nicely with my philosophy that it’s possible to have a gorgeous wedding without spending a zillion dollars. And because I was the original DIY bride for my own destination wedding, long before I became a professional wedding planner. So, as you can imagine, I’m mad-flattered that she referenced my new book – How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional – in her recent blog about destination weddings. In fact, I see a lot of my recommendations in her 10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding that she wrote after reading my new book! Check it out, order my book, and take a look through the other fantastic ideas on her blog. She knows her stuff! Until next time, happy wedding...

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