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Things to Consider BEFORE Announcing Your Engagement Over the Holidays – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

I’m happy for you. You’re happy for you. Who wouldn’t be thrilled about your new engagement? Here’s the thing, the holidays are a difficult time for some people. Whatever the reason may be, you need to try and show a little sensitivity. Check out my blog today so for some ideas of how you can […]

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How to Make Holiday-Season Proposal a Little Less Cliche – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

I got engaged in December – and so will thousands of other couples everywhere. There’s nothing wrong with getting engaged over the holiday season. With that said, you can make it a little less cheesy with some of the suggestions in my BRIDES blog today. Check it out. Hope he or she says yes! 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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5 Tips for Keeping the Peace During the Engagement and Planning – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Dear Brides and Grooms, As you enter the holidays as an engaged couple, remember these important tips for keeping the peace during your wedding planning in my BRIDES blog! Good luck – don’t let it get to you. But if it does, contact me at sandymaloneweddings@gmail.com to set up a consultation. Maybe you just need […]

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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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Sandy’s Rant in The Huffington Post about the New “Prison Wives” Reality Show and How It Has Nothing to Do with Marriage

Hello there! I got inspired to blog about marriage – and what marriage is not – after catching one episode of the new show “Prison Wives Club” on Lifetime. I find the fact that so many of these women are seeking out incarcerated men for long-term relationships and marriage to be really disturbing. What was […]

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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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Have You Ever Considered Proposing to Your Boyfriend? Here’s How to Do It – Guest Blog by McKenzie-the-Intern

This one is for the SINGLE LADIES! In a slightly different turn from our usual blogs, McKenzie-the-Intern has some tips for girls who might be considering proposing to their boyfriends (or girlfriends – lots of lesbians facing the proposal challenge now too! I think it’s great advice if you’re bold and sure of yourself and […]

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8 Things to Do RIGHT AFTER You Get Engaged – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Congratulations on your engagement! Now read this blog and follow my instructions. Not only have I been a bride, but I’ve planned almost 500 weddings for all different kinds of couples and I know what things you need to tackle first when you’re going to be getting married. Learn from my own mistakes, don’t repeat […]

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