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Why Internships Are Critical in Today’s Working World — Guest Blog by Former Intern Claire McCarthy

If you are a college student who wants to be employed come graduation time, there should be one word constantly on your mind over the course of your four-plus college years: INTERNSHIP. In today’s world, successfully completing internships is absolutely critical to landing a career in your desired field following graduation. I completed my first […]

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Should Your Sister Be Your Maid of Honor? Six Things to Consider Before You Make that Decision! – Guest Blog by Julia-the-Intern

If you and your sister have spent the past 20-some years painting each other’s nails while gossiping, then she’s obviously going to be your Maid of Honor when you get married. But it’s not as simple for sisters who don’t have a close relationship with one another, or for a bride who has more than […]

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How to Create the Ultimate Bridal Emergency Bag – Guest Blog by Claire-the-Intern

After spending months interning with Weddings in Vieques, there is one thing I have learned we cannot forget when we are running to a wedding—the bridal emergency bag. It’s always on our list of things to bring and it’s something we use every single wedding. Every bride likes to think that every single second of the […]

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Does the Mother of the Bride Have the FINAL Say in Gown Shopping if She’s Paying the Tab? Julia-the-Intern’s Guest Blog

As human beings, we seek approval for almost everything. We want our friends to approve of our significant others. We want our bosses to approve of the work we do. Most importantly, we want our parents to approve of our life choices – and our wedding gowns. Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want. […]

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Why Does the Groom Carry the Bride Over the Threshold? – Guest Blog by Claire-the-Intern

Weddings and traditions go hand in hand, so much so that we rarely stop to wonder why we do some of the things we do. Now that I’m a wedding planning intern at Weddings in Vieques, I’ve become more curious. Take, for example, the tradition of the groom carrying his bride over a threshold. Where […]

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Five Real World Skills Being a Destination Wedding Planner Has Given Me – Guest Blog by Devon-the-Intern

When people hear “Wedding Planner,” I think the first thing that comes to mind is glamour and crafting. My sorority sisters probably imagine I’ve been playing professional sorority girl for the past five months down here in the Caribbean. Although my creativity and love for anything DIY definitely helped me excel in my position as […]

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What Wedding Planning Really Is – Guest Blog By Kayla-the-Intern on Her Last Day at Weddings in Vieques

My time as a Weddings in Vieques Intern has come to a close. I can’t believe that five months can go by so quickly, but when there are 24 weddings happening in that time span, I guess it’s not that surprising. I never had a solid concept of what I was expecting as a wedding […]

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There Are PLENTY of Fish in the Sea around Vieques Island — Guest Blog by Devon-the-Intern

For all of my readers out there still searching for “the one,” fear not! I recently took part in a top-secret, underwater research project to confirm that yes, in fact, there are PLENTY of fish in the sea! You just might not want to date them. Living on Vieques Island for almost five months and […]

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Just Horsing Around on Vieques Island, Paso Fino-Style — Guest Blog by Kayla-the-Intern on Vieques.com

You’ve heard about our famous Paso Fino horses on Vieques, right? They’re special for so many different reasons. They’re bred differently, ride differently and you can only find them in very special places! Check out Weddings in Vieques intern Kayla Seeger’s blog on Vieques.com about her experience exploring the island with Taxi Horses! You might […]

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Wedding Planning Is NOT What You See in the Movies – Guest Blog by Devon-the-Intern

I’ve become someone I can’t stand. I’ve become a realist. Granted, this is coming from the girl who saw the movie “Pearl Harbor” and considered switching her major to nursing. Yes, I do believe everything happens like it does in the movies! At least I used to. Unfortunately, after being in the wedding industry for […]

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