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Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone

This is the podcast of Sandy Malone, a the author "How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional. Sandy Malone, the owner of SandyMaloneWeddings.com and WeddingsinVieques.com, has planned more than 500 weddings and is an internationally-syndicated columnist for The Huffington Post, BRIDES, Monsters and Critics, and a host of other publications. She's also the star of TLC's "Wedding Island" which is now airing internationally in many languages on FOX. and the author "How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Instagram: SandyMaloneWeddings
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Aug 25, 2016

Groom Wanted a Shark


Themed weddings can be a fantastic way to celebrate your big day, and you’re not required to carry the theme through all of your events. It also makes planning the décor much easier. Sandy says the bride and groom, and at least some of their friends and family, have to be totally committed to the theme in order for it to work. But when it works, the results can be spectacular.

 

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Aug 23, 2016
Sandy’s a huge advocate of DIYing parts of your wedding, but when you have a destination wedding, you have to really think hard about what's a good idea to tackle yourself, and what requires professional help. Sandy, author of a DIY wedding book, breaks down the most difficult things to DIY whenyou're someplace other than home.
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Aug 22, 2016

Hut photo Courtesy of Sandy Malone

Alexander Hamilton history buffs and fans can now have a "Hamilton"-themed wedding on the tiny island of Nevis in the Caribbean. The Four Seasons Resort Nevis has taken the mad popularity of the Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical and figured out a way to incorporate the romance of Nevis island with the history of Alexander Hamilton, in a package designed to feature both. Sandy's is seriously impressed!

 

 

 

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Aug 16, 2016

Publicity Photo of Father of the Bride

 

While the Father of the Bride's toast is a highly-anticipated part of the wedding reception, it can also be the worst moment of the evening if the dad is not on point. Sandy tells three stories of dads who really blew it when they took center stage at their daughter's weddings and, offers tips on what not to say on your daughter's big day!

 


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Aug 11, 2016

 

Weddomg Cakes and Tarts

 

There are so many different kinds of food allergies and sensitivities today that weren’t an issue 20 years ago, and it’s causing challenges for brides and grooms planning their wedding menus. Sandy says you should show sensitivity to your guests’ needs and preferences, but you don’t have to take a survey of who-can-eat-what and work around that. Your wedding menu should be things you like, and things most people can eat. Just do your best to accommodate as many folks as you can without giving up the vision you have for your party.


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Aug 9, 2016

No Talking

 

Sandy shares a true story of a very embarrassing mistake she made at a wedding her first year planning in Puerto Rico. It didn't do any harm -except to her ego - but it taught her to be very careful which dialect her Spanish-speaking wedding guests use before she demonstrates her own language skills at a client's wedding.

 

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Aug 4, 2016

Tara Reid on weTVs Marriage Boot Camp

Tara Reid belongs on "Celebrity Rehab," not WEtv's "Marriage Boot Camp." She and Dean May are faking a relationship to be on this show, and in the process, they're hurting the experience for the other four couples who are trying to save their relationships. Sandy's a regular reality TV blogger for MonstersandCritics.com, and she usually restricts her commentaries to stuff she's written. But Tara Reid is wreaking such havoc on "Marriage Boot Camp" that Sandy had to do a rant for her podcast, too.

 

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Aug 2, 2016

Steve Martin as the Dad in the Movie Father of the Bride

Most dads want to do everything they can to make their daughter’s wedding day go smoothly, but they don’t know where to start in order to be helpful. Sandy outlines three things the Father of the Bride should do, without being asked, that will help reduce the stress level of the bride, and her mom. Do these things without being asked and you’ll be a real hero for the day!

 

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Jul 28, 2016

The trick to making a same-sex wedding ceremony flow smoothly is to plan ahead and, decide in advance how things are going to work. Sandy says you should think it out, and then talk to all the major players, ahead of the big day so that there's no awkward situation when everybody arrives at the ceremony.

 

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Jul 26, 2016

 

Aunt Mary is the female counterpart to Uncle Charley – a badly behaved wedding guest who generally makes a nuisance of themselves. Sandy does a rundown on a variety of different types of Aunt Marys who might cause some problems and drama at your wedding. If you think hard, you can probably guess who will get the title at your own wedding festivities. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but it’s not a bad idea to give your wedding planner the heads up!

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Jul 21, 2016

Jim and Elizabeth Carrol

Sandy interviews Elizabeth Carroll, star WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp” and co-author of the new book “Marriage Boot Camp: Defeat the Top Ten Marriage Killers and Build a Rock-Solid Relationship,” on strategies for fighting fair when you disagree with your spouse. Elizabeth says you should review her “rules of engagement” and talks about adjusting your attitude before the disagreement begins. You have to remember you are on the same team.

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Jul 19, 2016
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Acting like an asshole at your friend’s wedding doesn’t just embarrass you, it hurts the groom – your friend – and causes long-term friendship problems if you’ve done something the bride considers unforgivable. Sandy warns other groomsmen “Don’t be that guy!” and tells the true story of an epic groomsman disaster so bad the guy had to leave before the ceremony.
 
 
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Jul 14, 2016

Image from Wedding Crashers The Movie, courtesy Rotten Tomatoes

Despite the fact that it’s your wedding and you’d hope your best friends and closest family would behave themselves at your reception, every wedding has an Uncle Charley. That’s Sandy’s wedding planning team’s nickname for the biggest asshole at the wedding. And every wedding has one. Do you know who yours will be? Think about how your friends usually behave after a few cocktails, and you’ll know exactly who it is.

 

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Jul 12, 2016
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Ending an engagement is difficult under any circumstances, but no matter the reasons for ending it, you should do the deed in private. Have as much compassion as possible. Do NOT do what Sandy’s horrible client did to his bride, in a coffee shop in front of their wedding planner, the day before the wedding. Sandy tells that mortifying story to demonstrate how not to cancel your wedding.
 
  
 
 
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Jul 7, 2016

Placecards can be a great idea, but they’re not written in stone. Guests move around, and sometimes even switch around cards to make their table more fun for themselves. Expect this to happen, and don’t flip out on your wedding planner if something goes wrong. Sandy tells the story of where her placecard PTSD originated.

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Jul 5, 2016

Elizabeth Carroll and Her Blended Family

Make your mate your top priority in order to build a working foundation for a new marriage, says Sandy’s guest Elizabeth Carroll, star of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp” reality TV series. Oftentimes, conflict arises in blended families because the parents have their children on a pedestal, and don’t adjust to put their new spouse first. Elizabeth says you have to put your spouse first or the marriage won’t survive.

 

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Jun 30, 2016
 
Sandy interviews social media and wedding expert Ariane Fisher about the most common hashtag mistakes made by brides and grooms. Ariane explains why counting on Instagram to collect your pictures and videos isn’t a good idea, and how hashtag generators can help you avoid being lumped in with everybody else.
 
 
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Jun 28, 2016

 

 sparkler wedding

You either love them or hate them. Sandy got married on Labor Day weekend, and yet, she's not a fan. Lots of your guests have annual family traditions and commitments during holidays so you have to poll the group if you don't want to risk not having some of your friends attend your holiday wedding weekend.

 

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Jun 23, 2016

Traditionally, if you have a sister, you’re supposed to ask her to be your Maid of Honor. But that’s changed, and many brides are as close to, or closer to, their bffs as their own siblings. But before you skip your sister, be sure to talk to her about her feelings on the matter so you don’t do something hurtful that won’t be forgotten for a really long time, if ever.

 

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Jun 21, 2016

There's nothing pleasant about cancelling a wedding, but dealing with returning all the gifts may be one of the most embarrassing, and labor-intensive, tasks you'll face. Especially if your date was near and you've gotten lots of things. Sandy says you must try to return everything because those were gifts to celebrate an event that isn't going to happen.

 

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Jun 16, 2016

WeddingMix founder Ariana Fisher 

Lots of couples don’t think they can afford to have a wedding video, but that’s not true anymore. WeddingMix, a company headed by Ariane Fisher, has revolutionized the DIY wedding video process in a way that lets brides and grooms and their guests document the big day, and offers assistance organizing and creating the final product. Sandy interviews Ariane about why it’s so important to have a video, traditional or DIY, and her company’s new app!

 

 

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Jun 14, 2016

 

Unforeseen circumstances can occur that force a couple to move their wedding date. If you’re organized in your approach to the vendors, you’ll lose a lot less money in the process. Rescheduling your wedding in the same place is always less expensive than starting from scratch the second time. Sandy says to have two new wedding dates in mind before you contact your vendors so you have options.

 

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Jun 9, 2016

 

Make sure you discuss all the difficult topics – finances, baggage, sex – with your fiancé before you actually get married. Sandy’s guest, Elizabeth Carroll, the star of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp,” says a strong marriage foundation comes from having the tough conversations before you actually get married. Premarital counseling can be a great way to dig into the difficult subjects that are hard to approach on your own. Elizabeth says she doesn’t want other couples to go through what she did with her own failed marriage.

 

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Jun 7, 2016

Weddings in Viequest June 2015 Bride

 

Although brides and grooms don’t get married in June for the original reason anymore (thank goodness!), June – and summertime weddings in general – remain wildly popular. Why? Sandy explains the benefits of getting married during the summer months, and why that tradition is still trendy today.

 

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Jun 2, 2016

 

It’s tacky to post ANYTHING negative about your relationship on social media, but it’s even worst to put your own cancelled wedding on blast. Sandy says to take the high road – don’t post anything about the demise of your engagement. The people who need to know should find out directly from you, and the rest of your “friends” don’t need the nitty-gritty details.

 

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May 31, 2016

As lovely as the tradition is of having the Father of the Bride (and the Father of the Groom) toast at the wedding, sometimes dads say the darnedest things! Sandy says to prepare your remarks in advance, only talk for a few minutes, and remember WHY you’re toasting in the first place, so you don’t create the kind of memories nobody wants.

 

 

 

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May 26, 2016

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There's a proper etiquette to seating divorced parents at your wedding, although Sandy says most of her brides' and grooms' parents are on friendly enough terms to share the front row. But not always. The most important thing is to tell everybody where they should sit before the actual
wedding ceremony so there is no awkwardness in front of  the guests and photographers.

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May 24, 2016

Garrett & David Recessional

Same-sex weddings give brides and grooms the opportunity to make up their own rules about where they want to seat their parents, and in what order. The logistics of the ceremony are the same, but your VIP guests need
to know where they're supposed to be, and when. It really doesn't matter what order they go in as long as both moms are happy. Sandy says it's time to establish a new baseline for how things are done.

May 19, 2016

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Most singles will tell you they want to be able to bring a date when they’re invited to a wedding. But later, when they’re the bride and groom who are paying the wedding tab, they often feel differently. Sandy breaks down the rules on who you have to invite, and who you do not have to invite, to your wedding festivities. 

Sandy wrote about this for Brides.com. Please take a look.

 

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May 17, 2016

Cute Ring Bearer

Sandy explains that it’s a good idea to have at least the appearance of security staff on hand at a wedding that’s likely to be a big party scene. How do the pros do it? Wedding planners take their cues about what kind of antics to expect from things the brides and grooms tell them. The bride and groom really know how out of control their group might be.

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May 12, 2016

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Sandy interviews Elizabeth Carroll, star of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp,” about the book she co-authored with her husband, in a format couples can use together at home. Elizabeth Carroll says cheating doesn’t have to be the end of a relationship!

 

 

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May 10, 2016

Bride with Horse

 

Sandy says that if you have to tell your dog not to bite the caterer, that pooch shouldn’t be a wedding guest. Despite the increasing popularity of involving animals in wedding ceremonies and receptions, keep in mind that animals can be unpredictable. And, not all surprises are good ones, especially on your wedding day.

 

 

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May 5, 2016

 

Sandy explains EXACTLY how to go about cancelling a wedding, notifying the guests, and dealing with vendors and deposits if you decide not to get married after the wedding has been planned. It’s a big decision with a lot of consequences. If you decide not to say “I do,” do it properly.

 

 

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May 3, 2016

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Sandy interviews dating and relationship expert Dr. Jane Greer about the way many couples experience a crash after planning their wedding, when it’s suddenly all finished and they return to real life. Dr.Greer proposes ways couples can work on bonding in a new way after they’ve said,“I do.”

 

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Apr 28, 2016

Green HairedLady

 

Fortunately, this particular bride maintained her sense of humor through this true life wedding nightmare. But Sandy uses the story as a cautionary tale for future brides who might do the same thing, and get the same results!

 

You Can Read Sandy's Blog for Brides.Com Here!

 

 

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Apr 26, 2016

From Weddings in Vieques

It’s important to really explain in detail the vision you have for your own wedding day. “Simple” doesn’t necessarily mean inexpensive, either. Sandy explains why it’s important to share the details of your dream wedding when you’re planning so that your vendors clearly understand what you want.

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Apr 21, 2016

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Acting like an ass when something doesn’t go your way isn’t the best method of handling problems at your wedding. And if you’ve been drinking, you need to let somebody else handle things for you, or just let them go. Sandy points out that the groom’s mood can make or break the party feel of a wedding weekend.

 

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Apr 19, 2016

Bride and Cake Fail

When the bride smiles, the groom and the wedding party and all of her friends and family smile, too. That’s why it’s so important to keep your “game face” if something does happen to go wrong at your wedding. Especially if it’s something that absolutely nobody but you would even know about. If it’s a cake-tastrophy try to laugh!

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Apr 14, 2016

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Sandy Malone has planned more than 500 destination weddings on the islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico. She spends a lot of time on the phone with brides and grooms and is often privy to a lot of what's going on in their hearts as they prepare for their weddings. Sandy has heard a lot of confessions and cries for help and so she's asked Dr. Jane Greer, Today Show contributor, and Healthylife.net blogger for expert advice.  Dr Greer tackles "Help! My Fiance's Mom Hates Me!"

 

Apr 12, 2016

Mother of the Bride

Sandy gives five tips on how the Mother of the Bride can help reduce stress for her daughter during the planning of the wedding.  

 

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Apr 11, 2016

Groom and his Mum

Sandy gives five tips on how the Mother of the Groom can help reduce stress for her future daughter in law during the planning, including helping get the rest of the family on board. Everything she does to help the bride will ultimately support her son’s future!

 

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Apr 5, 2016

blue mother of the bride

Stay away from wearing something to your son or daughter’s wedding that could be considered even borderline-inappropriate. Sandy says both moms can look gorgeous without competing with the bride or her wedding party. And stay away from white, ivory or anything close to it!

 

 

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Mar 31, 2016

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While it’s seriously rude for wedding guests to no show at your ceremony and reception after they’ve  RSVP’d yes, don't out-tacky your guests.  There's a new app that makes it easy to bill your no-shows for their spot at your wedding! And Sandy says it’s totally unacceptable. Just say no!

 

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Mar 29, 2016

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Don’t get a facial a few days before your wedding, or Sandy warns that you could be giving yourself a bunch of zits on your wedding day – yuck! Plan out your skin regimen with an esthetician months in advance so you have the clearest, glowing skin possible when you say “I do.”

 

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Mar 24, 2016

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You can register for pretty much anything for your wedding now, not just china and silver. Sandy explains why it’s important to choose stores that have the things you need and want, and to investigate their wedding registry return, exchange and completion policies before you start your wishful shopping.

Mar 22, 2016

 

Dreamstine Stock Photo of Closeup of Bikini BottomIf you’re planning to do something different in the landscaping of your bikini region for your wedding, Sandy recommends you experiment – in advance – so that you don’t end up with raw, uncomfortable skin during your wedding weekend and honeymoon.

Mar 17, 2016

Photo of Sandy's DIY Destination Weddings Books

New in bookstores, “How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from An Experienced Professional” written by Sandy Malone. It’s the first time an expert destination wedding planner has provided a step-by-step guide to DIY-ing your wedding, but the advice in the book applies to all kinds of events, away and at home. A must-read for anybody  who is starting to plan their wedding! You can find Sandy's book wherever books are sold, or online, like on Amazon.com.

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Mar 15, 2016

 

      bridal shower photo

It’s super-tacky to invite anyone to a wedding pre-party if they’re not invited to the actual wedding. Sandy says don’t make up any engagement party or bridal shower guest lists until the wedding invitation list is final because there’s not much that is ruder than asking for a gift from somebody who wasn’t important enough to you to invite to the big day.

 

 

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Mar 10, 2016

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It can be very difficult for divorced or single parents of the bride and groom at weddings, especially if the other spouse isn’t alone. Rather than leaving them on their own to muddle through, make sure you talk to one of their besties – in advance – to share your concerns and make sure they’ll be by your mom or dad’s side all night. Sandy stresses that it can’t be you doing that job on your wedding day.

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Mar 8, 2016

Wedding Givt

Some couples avoid registering because they don’t NEED anything, or they don’t want to seem greedy. The problem is that most wedding guests are going to get you a gift, whether or not you have a registry. Sandy explains why the struggle is real, and how you’ll end up stashing an ugly vase until the aunt who gave it to you comes to visit.

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