Author: Sandy Malone

Get Brutal – How to Slash Your Wedding Guest List to Meet Your Budget – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Did you just get engaged? Save yourself a headache and don’t discuss your wedding plans with your friends and family over the holiday weekend. Making, and cutting, a wedding guest list is a vicious, brutal process. But there’s a way to tackle it, described in my BRIDES blog today, that makes it a fairly scientific process. More importantly, it will help you accomplish your goal of axing a bunch of people who really do not need to receive invitations. Good luck – and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!...

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The 5 Steps of Booking a Luxury Hotel or Resort for Your Wedding — Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hi there newly engaged couples! You’d think that choosing a proven hotel property or resort would make booking your wedding at the venue much easier – guess again! The whole process of finding the property, negotiating the contract, and making sure that your vision is actually executed on your wedding day can be stressful. My blog tells you what to expect, and some pitfalls to watch out for in The Huffington Post! Check it out! And good luck! Happy wedding planning!...

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5 Things the Mother of the Bride Should NEVER Say to Her Daughter – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

This blog is for all the moms out there! Wedding planning is a time when normally calm, cool and collected brides may start to act a little squirrely, or completely stress out. As a mom, your job is to be supportive, be a sounding board, and help her calm down when she’s making a mountain out of a molehill. With that said, our moms know how to push our buttons better than anybody, and you have to fight that urge when your daughter has her Bridezilla moments. Otherwise, you might say one of the things in my BRIDES blog that you’ll probably regret. Good luck and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!...

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Sometimes It Can Be to Your Advantage to Let Mom Plan Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hello there! Many brides worry about their mom trying to “take over” the wedding planning. But for brides and grooms who are busy professionals, having a mother willing to take over the heavy lifting can be a blessing. Especially if your mother has a talent for throwing amazing parties. Before you decide I’m crazy, read my BRIDES blog that talks about the plus-side of putting your mother (or his) in charge! Good luck and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!...

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Tips for Helping the Mother of the Bride Make a Perfect Toast – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Heads up Mom! Times have changed and the mother of the bride may make a formal toast at her daughter’s wedding, not just the father of the bride. Same goes for the groom’s mom too. Check out my BRIDES blog with five tips for delivering a flawless toast on the big day!  Good luck, and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!...

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