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So You Have a REAL Engagement Ring Now – What Do You Need to Know About Taking Care of It? – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi there everybody! For some of you newly engaged ladies, you haven’t even had to really clean that sparkly ring yet. But you should have already taken care of it’s safety and security in a number of ways if you’re wearing it. Check out my blog in BRIDES today for tips for the care and […]

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There Was No Engagement Ring in the Toe of Your Stocking and He Didn’t Propose on New Year’s, Now What? – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Do not panic. If you and your fiancé have been discussing marriage in a serious way, the fact that he didn’t propose during the trendiest time of the year doesn’t mean he’s not still got a plan to pop the question in the relatively near future. Check out my blog in BRIDES today to get […]

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Five Things You Have to Do After You Get That Ring – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Felicidades! Congratulations! It’s engagement season and somebody popped the question. But now what? There are a few things you have to do as soon as you say I do – check out my BRIDES blog for tips. Merry Christmas Everybody! Have a fabulous Christmas Eve! Sandy

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Do You Have a Fresh Manicure? What If He Pops the Question? Signs He Might Propose – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Alright, there’s no guarantee that any of the things I’ve listed in this blog guarantee you an engagement ring. But some of them are signs you should watch for. Be ready – nobody wants to get caught with manky-looking hands when she gets a ring! Good luck! Sandy

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What to Do If Your Fiance Doesn’t Like Her Engagement Ring – The Groom’s Perspective – Guest Blog by Chelsey-the-Intern

My last blog featured the perspective of brides who didn’t like their engagement rings. What should they do? Tell him? Not tell him? Wait a few years down the road, and then sensitively talk about an upgrade? Read it here to get caught up if you missed it. …This time, it’s the guys’ turn to […]

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What to Do If You Don’t Like Your Engagement Ring – Guest Blog by Chelsey-the-Intern

I’m 23 and single. And I did something absurd for this blog. I just spent an afternoon making phone calls to various jewelers around the country and pretending to hate my new engagement ring. It sounds horrible, but I promise it was for a good cause! I could easily qualify as one of the worst […]

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What to Do If a Family Member Doesn’t Support Your Upcoming Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hi there, Sometimes my topics aren’t fun, but they’re real. And sometimes there is somebody close to the bride or groom who doesn’t really support the impending union and isn’t as enthusiastic as we’d like. My Huffington Post blog has some tips for how to handle the party poopers. Never let the bastards get you […]

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5 Tips for Improving Relations with the Family You’re Marrying Into — Sandy’s blog in the HuffPost

Hey there brides and grooms! We all know people who can’t stand their in-laws, and we even know marriages that couldn’t survive the friction. Why not start out on the right foot? Check out my ideas for improving relations with your future in-laws! Good luck! Sandy

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Sandy Talks Marriage and the Art of Compromise in The Huffington Post

Hi Brides and Grooms! As a wedding planner, I preach compromise to my clients because it’s only the first of many times in their lives that they will have to work together to find a way to get what they both want. It starts with the wedding planning and lasts for the rest of your […]

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Are You Expecting a Proposal? Has He Been Hinting About a Ring? 5 Things Not to Do When You Think It’s About to Happen – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

I think every married woman remembers wondering and waiting and hoping for an engagement ring. Some more than others! But there’s a trick – the love of your life might not pop the question exactly when you’re expecting it and you don’t want to poop on his party (or get yourself all worked up) if […]

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