Sandy’s Weddings in Vieques Blog

Fun Destination Wedding Invitation Idea That’s Actually Souvenir-Worthy

Hola Mis Novias y Mis Novios! I should have known that Jeremy and Caroline wouldn’t do anything the “usual” way when they hired me to plan their destination wedding on Vieques Island. Caroline’s background in graphic design guarantees that nothing printed out for their wedding guests will be anything less than completely mind-blowing and fantastic. […]

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The Real 411 on What It’s Like to Be a Wedding Planner – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Oh, don’t I WISH that being a professional event planner was something nearly as glamorous as Hollywood portrays it. J-Lo made us look lazy and slutty (sorry, but it’s considered poor form to steal the bride’s man when you’re planning the wedding). And Candace Bergen in “Bride Wars” is what I aspire to be… but […]

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The REAL Scoop on How to Get Your Marriage License in Puerto Rico – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hola brides and grooms! I meant what I said in this Huffington Post blog – I’m not going to give you guys these instructions again. I’m going to charge you for them next time! Getting legally married in Puerto Rico isn’t that difficult, as long as you bring all the proper paperwork with you, dated […]

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How to Prevent Political Debate During Your Wedding Cocktails – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

In two weeks, we’re all going to sigh with relief when the 2016 Presidential election cycle ends. But between now and then, there are 14 days left for wedding guests to say rude and insulting things to each other. My Huffington Post blog today addresses this problem – what brides and grooms who are saying “I […]

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Put the Four Seasons Nevis Resort on Your Bucket List – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

So you know I’ve spent most of the past 10 years based on tiny Vieques Island, seven miles off the coast of Puerto Rico. I’ve come to assume that all the little inconveniences we encounter on my island are the same things that happen all over the Caribbean. I attribute it to #islandlife. But last […]

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It’s Not the REAL Marriage Boot Camp Anymore – Sandy’s Blog in Monsters and Critics

Hi everybody! I haven’t posted any of my reality blogs in awhile because I think most of you come here to read wedding tips. But WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp” has long been a favorite show of mine, mostly because I absolutely adore the program directors, Jim and Elizabeth Carroll. Unlike most reality TV counseling shows, […]

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Wedding Destination in the Desert Feels Like a Private Island – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hi there everybody! Last week, I had the pleasure of touring the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in New Mexico to check out their destination wedding offerings. I was impressed! Not only do they have a spectacular property that offers everything a destination wedding bride and groom could want, they take it one step more by producing […]

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Everything You Need to Know about K-1 Visas and Importing Your Fiance – Sandy’s Blogs in BRIDES

Hola Mis Novios y Mis Novias! No, you don’t need a fiancĂ© visa to marry somebody from Puerto Rico – it’s part of the United States! But if you’re hoping to marry somebody from another country, and bring him or her to the United States (or Puerto Rico) to marry you and stay forever, there’s […]

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True Story of What Happens to Ice (and Ice Sculptures) in the Caribbean – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

I tell every client that you can have pretty much anything you want at your wedding, as long as you can afford it. Sure, there are some exceptions to the rule – don’t ask me for peonies and tulips in the tropics, please – but most of the time, money can make pretty much anything […]

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How to Protect Your Guests from Zika at an Outdoor Wedding — Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hey Everybody! Yes, Zika virus is something we all have to be on the alert for as the warnings spread all over the United States. But that doesn’t mean that everybody is going to cancel all their outdoor events. You can still have a fabulous outdoor wedding if you put some thought into Zika preparedness […]

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