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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 […]

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5 Tips for Turning Your Summer Internship into a Real Job Offer – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post’s Biz Section

Hi everybody! You know I feel passionately about helping undergraduates and new graduates find good internships in their career field, and even more, making sure they’re equipped with the tools to actually get a job in any field when all is said and done. If you have a summer internship this year, check out my blog in […]

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The Right Way (and the Wrong Way) to Become a Professional Wedding Planner – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

This is for the Wanna-Be Wedding and Event Planners Out There! The only way to really learn how to plan weddings is to get experience working with another wedding planner or practicing on event in your community. Being shady or paying $29.00 online for a certification doesn’t work – you’ll always get busted. Check out […]

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Doing a Summer Internship? Tips for Making the BEST First Impression – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Attention New Grads, Almost Grads and Interns-Just-Because! This is for you. If you were lucky enough to get a kick-ass internship like the girls who are learning here at Weddings in Vieques, do not screw it up! Make the best first impression possible with the company who has been kind enough to offer you a […]

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How to Tell the Person Who Signs Your Paycheck that You’re Starting to Plan Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Did you just get engaged? Have you told the world yet? Before you announce it to the general public, you might want to stop and read my blog today in BRIDES about how to approach the matter with your boss. Although getting married shouldn’t affect your career, it certainly can if you handle it badly. […]

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5 Things that Will Make or Break Your Resume – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post Biz Section

Hello Soon-to-Be and New Graduates! Congratulations on that amazing achievement. What’s next? Finding a good internship or a real job, right? But first impressions are everything, and most of the time your cover letter and resume ARE YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION. Check out my blog in The Huffington Post with tips on how to avoid some […]

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Why the Old Song “Get Me to the Church on Time” Is No Joke on Your Wedding Day

“You’ll never work in this business again!” Seriously? Yep, a really inebriated father of the bride screamed that at me after we executed a nearly flawless wedding for his daughter. I’ve gotta be honest, I’ve heard that expression in movies and on TV, but I’ve never actually had somebody say that to me. I’ve never […]

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Why You Need to Finish Your Wedding Homework BEFORE the Holidays – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Getting married in January or February? Do you really want to be slaving over placecard charts, dinner orders and DJ playlists during the holiday season? Do you need that stress? Because your wedding planner is freaking out on the other end waiting for you to turn this stuff in. Remember, you missing deadlines means you […]

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How a Wedding Planning Intern Creatively Plans to Launch Her Own Business – Guest Blog by Liz-the-Intern

Hey Readers! I think this is one of the funniest blogs ever written by one of my interns. It’s here because it’s a true story. And when I heard it, I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair. This young lady has marketing creativity coming out of her pores – let’s hope that she’s […]

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The “Do Your Own Work” Ethic Doesn’t Seem to Apply to the Newest Generation of Graduates – Sandy in the Business Section of The Huffington Post

Hi Everybody! You know that I’ve had a successful internship program for the past five years and I’ve seen ALLLL kinds of different soon-to-be and new graduates pass through here over the years. I learn something new from each group but this time, I learned something about the way universities are teaching students today that […]

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