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How to Choose Your Bridesmaids When You Have a LOT of Sisters – Guest Blog by Chelsey-the-Intern

Long story short: The man of your dreams gets down on one knee and pops the question. Congratulations, you’re engaged! You can’t wait to run and tell all of your people the big news. Before you know it, the wedding planning process begins. You choose the date, the colors and your bridal party. Planning your […]

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Four Signs the Bride Has Overdosed on Wedding Social Media – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hey Everybody! Put down your iPads, and read my blog. Turn off Pinterest first or you’re going to feel guilty afterwards. You know who you are – the girls who have been pinning pictures for literally years. Now you’re actually getting married and it’s time to stop. Yes, stop completely. Don’t you already have enough […]

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Some Brides Are So Stressed They Require Therapy – Hence, the Birth of “Bridal Coaching” as an Industry – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hola! As a wedding planner I juggle weddings all day long and I get stressed out, but that’s my job – to be stressed out for the bride. Unfortunately, the circumstances surrounding some weddings actually drives brides (and probably some grooms too, here and there) totally over the edge. So now there is counseling for […]

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5 Ways You Can Put Your Mother to Work Helping with Your Wedding Plans – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hey Brides – this one is for you. Lots of Mothers of the Bride end up feeling left out of wedding planning nowadays because we’re all planning our own weddings, but our mothers didn’t get to plan theirs. The thing is, your mom can be one of your biggest assets if you utilize her willingness […]

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5 Ways to Deal with a Jealous Sibling When Planning Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hey Little Sisters! Are you spending more time avoiding the topic of your wedding around your bitter, single older sister than having fun choosing her bridesmaid dress together? Or maybe the groom’s got a brother who has just gone through a nasty divorce and can’t say anything good about marriage. No matter what’s going on in […]

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Have You Started Packing for Your Destination Wedding Yet? Check Out Great Tips from Sandy for Making the Packing Process Less Painful on Bridal Balance

Hi there! I tell all of my clients to start packing (or at least writing the list) as soon as they’ve decided to have a destination wedding. Putting it off only makes the brides and grooms miserable and STRESSED in the month prior to their wedding departure. Bridal Balance is a cool website that offers […]

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Great Tips for How to AVOID Annoying Your Own Wedding Guests in Brides!

Hey brides and grooms! This is a great one in Brides Mag by Elizabeth Mitchell that includes a tip from me #3 – check it out. I also particularly like #8 because I am NOT a fan of breaks in between the ceremony and reception. Usually brides and grooms choose to do this because they don’t […]

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How to Know IF You Are the Right Type to DIY Your Own Wedding Planning – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hey there! It takes a certain type of personality to SUCCESSFULLY PLAN your wedding on your own. Usually that would be a “Type A” personality but there are exceptions to every rule. As the popularity of DIY everything grows, I decided to give you guys a list of criteria to use to determine whether being […]

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5 Things You Never Even Knew You Needed for Your Wedding Day — Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi there brides-to-be! Yes, there are some things that aren’t on those magazine checklists of what you need to do for your wedding. Most of them are common sense, but some of them are things I’ve learned the hard way, either as a bride, a bridesmaid, a guest or a wedding planner. Why repeat mistakes […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Planning — Sandy’s Blog in Brides Magazine

Hey folks! Pretty exciting to be featured in Brides three times in one week, but that’s because this information is all really useful – legitimate tips to help brides and grooms with keeping budgets under control and still having the wedding of their dreams! Check out my blog today in Brides and see if this […]

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