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What to Do When Your Fiance’s Sister Doesn’t Like You – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

You don’t have to adore all of your new family that you get when you get married, but getting along with your new spouse’s siblings can be the key to a happy marriage. Especially if he comes from a close family. Check out my BRIDES blog for handling a future sister-in-law with a chip on […]

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6 Ways Life Changes After You Tie the Knot – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Reality Check! Some of your friends will tell you nothing changes when you get married. A few will also tell you life only gets better after you have children. Sometimes, friends lie. Check out my blog today in BRIDES about how life does actually change after you say “I do.” Until next time, happy wedding planning from […]

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Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas that Are Definitely NOT Cliche – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

So you didn’t pop the question during the Christmas holidays and you’re worried that proposing on Valentine’s Day is just too overdone. You don’t have to be like everybody else though – check out my BRIDES blog with some really different ideas! Happy Valentine’s Day! Sandy

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What to Do About the Ceremony When a Bride and Groom Are Different Religions – Guest Blog by Liz-the-Intern

Marriage between people of two different religions has increased significantly within the past couple of decades. Many people are now looking beyond their particular faith when choosing a spouse. For some, religion isn’t even a consideration. According to an article by Naomi Schaefer Riley, “Forty-two percent of marriages in the U.S. are interfaith ones. Marriages […]

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Celebrate Every Important Relationship Anniversary – Not Just the Day You Got Married!

One of the keys to a happy marriage is to celebrate your relationship constantly. It’s not enough to celebrate your wedding anniversary once a year – celebrate every chance you get. Bill and I used to have a monthly tradition of going out on the 4th of every month back when we had a little […]

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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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Wedding Tattoos Have Become a Raging Trend – Sandy’s Blog in The Huffington Post

I ONLY WISH I had saved pictures of all of my clients’ awesome wedding tattoos – maybe I’ll finally get organized! But til then, you’ll just have to check out my blog in The Huffington Post showing off a few of my faves! I’m constantly amazed by how many couples are getting wedding tattoos – […]

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Nobody Needs Extra Stress before Their Wedding – 3 Tips to Keeping the Peace with Your Fiance’s Mom – Sandy’s Blog in BRIDES

Hola Mis Novias y Mis Novios! Your fiancé’s mother is going to be your extended family after you say “I Do,” so it’s important to start things off on the right foot. Check out my advice in BRIDES for how to keep things friendly while you’re planning your wedding. Good luck, you might need it! […]

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You Should Never Say “I Do” to Someone Who Hit You – 10 Reasons to Cancel the Wedding

Janay Palmer married NFL running back Ray Rice on Friday, March 28, 2014, ONE DAY after he was indicted on assault charges for knocking her unconscious in an elevator. There’s no doubt about what happened because it was all captured on video by the casino hotel where it happened. Unfortunately, the NFL pretended not to […]

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Tomorrow Is My 10th Wedding Anniversary… Already

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, my husband Bill and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary together. People keep asking what special plans we’ve made, where we’re going, if we’re renewing our vows. I hate to disappoint them and tell the truth. No, the party planners aren’t having a fabulous 10th Anniversary Bash, we’re spending […]

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