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When in Vieques, Do as the Viequenses Do, Or Do Without: Dealing with Local Vendors When Planning a Caribbean Destination Wedding

My apologies to all of my readers! I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging. I’ve heard about it from a few of my brides who are regular readers and I’m sorry! But I swear I have a great excuse. I’ve been busy planning their destination wedding in Vieques! They don’t plan themselves, you know!

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Guidelines for Tipping for Your Caribbean Destination Wedding

Hola Chiquitas and Hombres! It was another fantastic day on Vieques. In the low 80s and breezy… are you jealous? A few minutes ago I had to jump up from my desk and go out on the front porch with my husband to have a giggle. There are two horses munching grass in our driveway. We forgot to shut the gate after we brought in all the groceries, so we’re getting the lawn mowed for free. The bad part is that they’re probably pooping in our yard too. Talk about needing a giant pooper-scooper. The horses are the only reason we have a big fence all the way around our property. They make a real mess if you let them hang out on your lawn. They didn’t budge when they saw us looking at them. Apparently, they feel quite comfortable in our yard. I wonder how they’ll feel when our dog arrives next month!

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Vieques Makes the New York Times!

Hi Everybody! No, I haven’t forgotten all my readers, I’ve just been completely swamped for the past couple of weeks.

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A Very Scary Topic: Bad Wedding Planners

Hello Brides and Grooms! I’m going to keep this one brief because it’s a topic I don’t like to dwell on, but it’s necessary to talk about it at least once. And since I fired my own wedding planner a few years ago, I think I can talk about this with some authority.

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Ahoy! It’s Ye Olde Tacky Theme Wedding!

Hola Readers! I hope everybody is doing well as we roll into Halloween Week. You know, that’s one thing I’ve never been asked to do — plan a Halloween destination wedding. That doesn’t mean it will never happen — ANYTHING can happen — but it hasn’t happened yet. Makes me shiver just to think about it. But it gave me the idea for today’s blog: wedding themes.

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In Honor of Halloween: Scary Destination Wedding Topics

Hello Brides and Grooms! It’s another great day for wedding planning, isn’t it? In honor of the pending ghoulish holiday, I’m going to tackle a few “scary” subjects this week in my blog. It’s the ghosts and goblins of wedding planning I’m talking about — the really scary stuff!

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Cupcakes and Ice Cream and Yodels — Oh My! Fun Wedding Cake Alternatives to Consider for Your Island Wedding

Hola Brides and Grooms! Last blog we talked about wedding cakes, specifically fondant versus buttercream frosting. Today we’re going to talk about alternatives to serving your guests a traditional wedding cake.

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How to Get the Wedding Cake You Want, and Eat It Too!

I’ve been avoiding this blog topic because I wanted to do it when I had something chocolate in the house to eat after I wrote it. Finally, chocolate chip cookies — so we can safely discuss wedding cake and alternative options for wedding cake in the Caribbean.

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How Many People Can You Stuff in a VW Bug? How Many Wedding Guests Can You Fit on Vieques Island?

Hola! When I first opened this wedding planning business on Vieques, I was warned by a few of my less optimistic friends that all I would get would be two-person ceremonies and pregnant brides. Nice, eh? I ignored them, and now I’m so glad I did. So far, I’ve only done a couple of tiny weddings and all the rest are of pretty good size with decent budgets. No pregnant brides yet — but I’ll be happy to plan their weddings if they call!

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If a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, How Important Is Hiring a Good Photographer?

Hello Brides and Grooms! Thanks for tuning into my blog again — I love that so many people are reading it. Thanks for the feedback some of you have given me. I’m glad you find the information I babble about useful for your own Caribbean destination weddings.

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