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Beware of Wedding Vendors Who Claim They Can Provide All Services

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.22.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You can either be a wedding planner, or a minister, or a caterer, or an innkeeper, or the DJ, or the florist, or a travel agent, or a photographer, or a hairstylist -- but you cannot do more than one of these jobs effectively at the same wedding.

What Wedding Experts Would Have Done Differently For Their Own Big Days

BRIDES | Posted 07.06.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Every bride worries she'll regret some wedding decisions -- and it turns out, even the pros look back on their big days with some regrets.

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.

5 Expectations Brides and Grooms Should Have of Their Wedding Planners and Vendors

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Wedding planning is an art form. No really, it is. A good wedding planner not only has to have good business sense and excellent organizational skills, but she also has to be able to see the brides' and grooms' visions for their perfect days and know how to execute them.

How to Be the Best Bride Ever

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 06.14.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

You're getting married! When it comes to planning this wedding, remember that you got this. After all, what could possibly be stressful for a bride-to-be? Sure, there are lots of decisions, but it's nothing you can't handle.

The "Day Of" Coordinator: What It Is, What It Isn't and Why You Need One

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.18.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Let's be honest, not everyone can afford to include a full service wedding planner in their budget. Many couples also choose not to hire a wedding pla...

Wedding Vendors Who Don't Want to Service Same-Sex Weddings Should Get Out of the Wedding Business

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandy Malone

In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I'd like to ask all my colleagues in the wedding planning industry to take a moral inventory of how they're running their businesses.

You're Engaged, Now What? Six Steps to Take Right After Becoming Engaged

Summer McLane | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Here are six planning steps to take within the first month of your engagement that will help take away some of that stress.

What Do You Value in Your Vendors?

Joelle Duff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Joelle Duff

The debate over how much of ourselves we should share online will never go away, regardless of whether or not you are a wedding professional. But is oversharing always a bad thing?

5 Questions to Answer Before You Start Interviewing Wedding Planners

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

We like to pretend we make magic happen, but wedding planners don't actually read minds. We work on details, facts and numbers.

Keeping Your "Game Face" As a Wedding Planner When Everybody Around You Is Losing Their Cool

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I have a game face. Not a poker face, a "game face." This means that no matter what is going down right in front of my nose at a wedding, I have the a...

Don't Confuse Us With These Five People

Shaun Gray | Posted 07.06.2014 | Weddings
Shaun Gray

While your intentions are commendable, if you're beginning to think about hiring a wedding planner to assist you, it's important not to confuse a certified wedding planner with these individuals.

Do We Need Wedding Planners for Divorce?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 04.14.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Anderson Bialis

For those who can afford the luxury, for those who would hire a wedding planner, why is there a sense that one must go it alone during a divorce? Why not divorce planning?

Are You a Good Candidate for a Destination Wedding? 5 Questions to Ask Before You Decide

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.30.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Some brides and grooms use the destination wedding as a manner of choosing what they want for their weddings, rather than being stuck with the choices the Mother of the Bride forces down their throats at her local country club.

The Best Time to Hire a Wedding Planner Is Before You Need Her to Fix Your Mess

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Brides and grooms who recognize the need for a planner and hire somebody like me right off the bat are obviously the best case scenario for me, but that isn't always how it works.

The Importance of Being Nice to Your Wedding Planner and Vendors

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.26.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I'm not saying you have to kiss my butt to get good wedding-planning services (planning your wedding is my job), but I'm saying that if you told me you didn't need a hairdresser each of the six times I gave you the option during the planning process, you oughta be very, very sweet when you get to the island and suddenly change your mind.

How to Work With a Day of Coordinator

Joelle Duff | Posted 09.22.2013 | Weddings
Joelle Duff

When making the decision on whom to hire, ask yourself if they are the type of person that you can trust. Will you be able to let it all go on your wedding day, and trust that they will get it done?

The Only Thing That Matters During Wedding Planning

Brie Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Weddings
Brie Schwartz

The first time my mother pulled out food stamps in our local supermarket, I was confused. She had just bought me a new Kate Spade bag -- a gateway purse for any girl growing up in our wealthy enclave of Long Island. Could we really not afford cheese?

The Wedding Planning Advice Every Couple Needs To Hear

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 05.08.2013 | Weddings

Wondering what's trendy in weddings and how to incorporate some "of the moment" details into your Big Day? We've got answers! Sojourner and Milo Au...

How To Make Meetings With Your Wedding Planner Less Stressful

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.18.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You should feel excited about planning your wedding details, and your consultations with your wedding planner should be something you enjoy, not something that stresses you out.

8 Things You DON'T Want For Free On Your Big Day

Sharon Naylor | Posted 02.08.2013 | Weddings
Sharon Naylor

With the average wedding cost soaring over $20,000 these days, every bride out there is looking for ways to save on her wedding budget, while still having the perfect dream day. But free is a dangerous game when it comes to your wedding.

Has Your Wedding Been Hijacked? Tell Us About It!

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, you're engaged! Now begins the process of planning the wedding of your dreams, right? Not exactly. Ever since you and your spouse...

The 5 Words That Will Help You Cope With Wedding Day Disasters

David Beahm | Posted 07.31.2012 | Weddings
David Beahm

Sometimes there are uncontrollable forces with a completely different agenda mapped out for us and instead of worrying, we must Keep Calm and Carry On.

5 Ways To Make Wedding Planning Less Stressful

Mindy Weiss | Posted 05.23.2012 | Weddings
Mindy Weiss

The immediate reaction of newly engaged women is to hit the ground running with the wedding planning. My advice? Take it slow! The entire wedding does not need to be completely planned out in the first two weeks of your engagement.

6 Secrets To Screening Your Wedding Vendors

Harmony Walton | Posted 05.15.2012 | Weddings
Harmony Walton

In a sea of over-saturation, hundreds of websites with an "elite" list of wedding professionals, magazine advertorials, your friends' recommendations, reality TV shows, blogs, blogs, and more blogs... it can be a daunting task to sift through all the clutter.