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Sandy’s Picks for the 5 BEST Boutique Hotels on Vieques

  For a hotel to make my list, it has to be a place that I can confidently recommend my brides and grooms send their family members and guests to for their wedding weekends. And yes, you might recognize some of the properties from wedding pictures I’ve posted in the past. I do tend to work […]

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A How-To Guide for Traveling to Vieques and Culebra Islands

I bet most of you have seen Vieques or Culebra mentioned online or in travel magazines. Both “Jewels of the Spanish Virgin Islands” remain a mystery for most traditional tourists because they’re not highly commercialized like the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. That’s what makes it such a perfect spot for destination weddings and romantic […]

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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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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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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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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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U.S. Islands You Can Drive to for a Destination Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Most people think of destination weddings as something you have to get on a plane to go to, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are a number of beautiful islands all around the continental United States where you don’t have to get on an airplane, unless you want to. My BRIDES blog today features several […]

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4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Wedding Destination – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

It’s easy to fall in love with pictures of somebody else’s wedding at a particular destination. But before you start signing on the dotted line, there are some questions you need to ask and have answered. Check on my blog today in BRIDES with a list of four questions you absolutely, positively need answers to […]

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4 Questions to Ask When Choose Where to Get Married – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Congratulations – you’re engaged! The first important question is whether to have a destination wedding. The second question is where in the world to have the wedding, if not at home. You have gazillion options, but you don’t want to make an uneducated decision. Not everything looks as good in person as it does on the Internet. Take […]

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