Archive by Author

How to Dress a Man for a Tropical Destination Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi there! It’s a whole lot easier for women to choose destination wedding attire than it is for the gentlemen invited. Unless the bride includes really specific instructions in her pre-wedding materials, a lot of guys will find themselves trying to figure out if they have to wear a suit, a jacket and tie, or […]

Comments Off on How to Dress a Man for a Tropical Destination Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES Continue Reading →

Been There, Done That and Don’t Want ANOTHER Big Wedding? Better Stop and Think About Your Fiance’s Wishes – “Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone”

This is a serious topic folks. Too many brides and grooms want a low-key second wedding when their fiancé has never been married before and really does want all the bells and whistles. Check out my latest podcast – and subscribe to get regular wedding advice updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Until next time, happy […]

Comments Off on Been There, Done That and Don’t Want ANOTHER Big Wedding? Better Stop and Think About Your Fiance’s Wishes – “Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone” Continue Reading →

Sandy’s “Wedding Reality Check” Podcast – Why a Wedding Planner Can’t Be the Bride’s BFF

Hi there! This topic is near and dear to my heart because I absolutely fall in love with quite a few of my brides. Some of them come back to spend social weekends with us, and some we get together with stateside when we go north. I value those relationships like you wouldn’t believe, but […]

Comments Off on Sandy’s “Wedding Reality Check” Podcast – Why a Wedding Planner Can’t Be the Bride’s BFF Continue Reading →

Monsters and Critics Loves New DIY Wedding Planning Concept at Sandy Malone Weddings & Events

Hey Everybody! Bragging rights! I am crazy excited about this flattering feature article about our new company, Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, in Monsters & Critics today! Do-It-Yourself is a trend that isn’t going away, and instead of fighting it, I’m going to help brides and grooms who are just dying to plan their own […]

Comments Off on Monsters and Critics Loves New DIY Wedding Planning Concept at Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Continue Reading →

What to Do When Your Bridesmaid Won’t Play in the Sandbox Together – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

You’re getting married! Theoretically, that means you’re an adult, and your friends who will be in your wedding party are all adults, too. Which is why it’s so surprising that grown women can’t get along and turn into Mean Girls at the drop of a hat. Check out my BRIDES blog for some tips on […]

Comments Off on What to Do When Your Bridesmaid Won’t Play in the Sandbox Together – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES Continue Reading →

Wedding Planner Rant: Don’t Crowdfund Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

You just never know what might happen when a public relations agency sends me a pitch – if it’s a stupendously bad idea (like crowdfunding a wedding, for example), I might actually write about it. But not the way they were hoping I would. Weddings have been commercialized to the point where most basic manners […]

Comments Off on Wedding Planner Rant: Don’t Crowdfund Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post Continue Reading →

Attention Wedding Guests: You Are Not the Photographer! – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hi there! This blog in The Huffington Post was inspired by a Facebook post by an irate wedding photographer who is crazy sick of wedding guests blocking the best shots and ruining the professional wedding photos by holding up their iPads and phones to take their own pics. It’s really a hugely frustrating issue for […]

Comments Off on Attention Wedding Guests: You Are Not the Photographer! – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post Continue Reading →

BRIDES Magazine Feature Story on the New Sandy Malone Weddings & Events

Wheeee! I am so flattered by this incredible story in BRIDES by Elizabeth Mitchell about our newest venture, DC-based Sandy Malone Weddings & Events! “What would you say if we told you we knew someone who could make all your DIY dreams come true without all the stress? Meet Sandy Malone of Sandy Malone Weddings […]

Comments Off on BRIDES Magazine Feature Story on the New Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Continue Reading →

What Should You Do if Your Mom and Your Fiance’s Mom Don’t Get Along – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Eek!!! She’s your mom. And his mom is going to be your mother-in-law soon. What do you do if they can’t seem to get along? The future happiness of your immediate family is at stake – be sure to check out my BRIDES blog for some tips on how to handle it.

Comments Off on What Should You Do if Your Mom and Your Fiance’s Mom Don’t Get Along – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES Continue Reading →

Should the Bride and Groom Pay for Guest to Travel to a Destination Wedding? – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Good News! You have ZERO obligation to pick up the travel and accommodations tab for your wedding guests just because you’re not getting married at home. Read my BRIDES blog about why you’re not responsible for their expenses, and get the right answers to the argument when somebody tells you that you should be picking […]

Comments Off on Should the Bride and Groom Pay for Guest to Travel to a Destination Wedding? – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES Continue Reading →