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Nothing Should Happen at a Wedding that the Bride and Groom Didn’t Plan – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hi Everybody! Everybody loves a surprise, right? Wrong! And most couples who’ve spent months planning their own wedding do not want other people planning additional events or interjecting “surprises” into their wedding weekend. But they try! My blog in The Huffington Post talks about a few examples of the worst sneaky wedding guest requests. You […]

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How to Avoid Drama with Divorced Parents at Your Wedding – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hi there brides and grooms! Divorced parents can throw a monkey wrench into a stress-free wedding planning process if they’re still bitter. There’s etiquette about how to treat everybody by rank, but there’s also common sense. Check out my blog in The Huffington Post about how to avoid drama on your wedding day with split […]

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Thing Twice Before Agreeing to Co-Host a Bridal Shower or Baby Shower – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Everybody loves a party, and bridal and baby showers are special. But they’re only fun to plan if you know and like the people you’re planning them with. Check out my blog in The Huffington Post about how it can go so wrong when you get stuck doing all the work with somebody who has […]

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What the Bridesmaids Shall Not Do on the Wedding Day – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi there to all of you bridal attendants! Being in a wedding is an honor, and you shouldn’t do anything in my BRIDES blog today on your girlfriend’s wedding day – the day is not about you! Rant concluded. Read the blog. That is all.

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5 Expectations Every Couple Should Have of Their Wedding Vendors — Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Hola My Brides and Grooms! Every couple who hires a wedding planner and wedding vendors has a right to expect a certain level of professionalism – and there should be no exceptions! I wrote about it for The Huffington Post – expect nothing less. Do not settle for second best. You only get ONE WEDDING […]

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5 Things the Mother of the Bride (MoB) Should Do on Her Daughter’s Wedding Day – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hi Everybody! Oh sure, there are the traditional responsibilities assigned by Emily Post for the Mother of the Bride to follow, but my suggestions in this BRIDES blog are a lot more practical for having the MoB be a friend and helper to her daughter on her big day! Until next time, happy Mother’s Day […]

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Don’t Invite an Ex-Anything to Your Wedding without Your Fiance’s Approval – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

Check out this blog I wrote in response to an “Ask Sandy” question I received on my Sandy Malone site from a groom who was upset that his bride-to-be had invited her former “friend with benefits” to attend their wedding, against his wishes. Funny thing is she contacted me when it ran to try to tell […]

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Shaming the Bride or Groom for a Wedding Etiquette Faux Pas Is Tackier than Whatever You Think They’ve Done Wrong – A Rant by Sandy

I got a question on my “Ask Sandy” link from a woman who wanted to know if it was okay for a bride and groom to send only ONE invitation to an entire side of the family. I started to reply to her, but then I re-read the wording of the question and began to […]

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It’s Simply NEVER Okay to Accept a Wedding Invitation and No Show – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

OH MY GOD! If I could keep all the money wasted by brides and grooms because of rude wedding guests, I’d be able to buy my own yacht and sail away. It’s probably the number one pet peeve of my clients when we post-mortem their weddings. Everything was perfect except for the money they wasted on […]

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Can the Bride Veto Her Best Friend’s Undesirable Plus-One Guest? – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hello My Brides! Yes, you have every right to say “no” if a friend wants to bring a date who has a track record of behaving like an asshole at other people’s weddings and big social events. But there’s a right way to do it! Check out my blog on how to exercise your right […]

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