Author: Sandy Malone

Don’t Let Fall Weather Screw Your Wedding Plans – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Are you getting married in the autumn, someplace the weather can be unpredictable? Oh wait, the weather in the fall is pretty confusing everywhere! That means you have to plan for pretty much any eventuality to ensure your wedding guests will be comfortable on your big day. You don’t want to be miserable either! Check out my blog in BRIDES with some ideas to help you get ready for whatever may come! Good luck and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings &...

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5 DIY Tips for Letting a Friend Officiate Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

It’s all the rage to have a friend officiate your wedding ceremony, instead of a minister or some random guy you’ve never met that charges a fee. But if you don’t plan the ceremony out for them, it might not be exactly what you had in mind for your big day. Check out my BRIDES blog with five tips for having a friend be your officiant – especially you DIY brides and grooms, because you won’t have a wedding planner there to unfuck things if you don’t plan it all out ahead. Good luck and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events! Sandy...

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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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