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Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone

This is the podcast of Sandy Malone, the author "How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional. Sandy Malone, the owner of SandyMalone.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 @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Instagram: SandyMaloneWeddings
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Jan 28, 2016

Sandy on the PhoneSandy gets a lot of calls from angry brides who want to fire their wedding planners. She listens carefully and then tells them what not to do if they don’t want to screw up their weddings in the process.

Needing to fire your wedding planner is a worst case scenario in wedding planning. Sandy strongly advises brides and grooms to think carefully before doing so, and make sure they have all the details of their wedding plans and each individual vendor before they cut the cord. No matter how bad things have been, try not to burn any bridges until after the wedding day, even if you’ve fired the planner. Remember, she’s hired the vendors she works with regularly. You don’t need a burned bridge with the planner to result in having your entire wedding explode.

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Jan 26, 2016

   Wild horse eats bride's bouquet Liz and Hernan visited with wild horses at their wedding destination, and one made a snack of her bouquet!

Not everything you see in magazines or online is exactly the way things are in real life. Sandy advocates getting to know your destination fairly well before you decide to get married there, and start signing contracts. If the destination has wild horses, chickens, frogs or any other native wildlife, they’re going to be there for your wedding, whether you invite them or not.

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Jan 21, 2016

 “Sandy’s mom didn’t get to plan her wedding, but she certainly stepped up to the plate to help finish all the little details when the wedding planner dropped the ball back in 2004” Left to right, Robin Corridon, Sandy, and Sandy’s godmother the Rev. Nan Chandler.

 

Sandy’s mom didn’t get to plan her wedding, but she certainly stepped up to the plate to help finish all the little details when the wedding planner dropped the ball back in 2004 Left to right, Robin Corridon, Sandy, and Sandy’s godmother the Rev. Nan Chandle.

The mothers of today’s brides and grooms got screwed out of wedding planning. Their parents planned their weddings, and they always thought they would have the bulk of the say in their own daughter’s wedding.
But times have changed and brides and grooms prefer to do most of the planning together, without parents interference. How you feel about that and how you deal with it can have a real impact on your enjoyment of the wedding.

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Jan 19, 2016

Sometimes your initial wedding plans change because somebody important can’t travel or the budget doesn’t allow for what you initially wanted to do. Keep the details of your dream wedding to yourself until after the everything is finalized and the contracts are signed, or you might find yourself in an embarrassing situation.

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Jan 14, 2016

Groom Gets His Shark. Bride is Happy!

 

 Jamalee Jenkins and Mat Henning meeting the groom’s specially requested shark at their destination wedding.

Many grooms don’t ask for much when we’re planning the wedding. But when they do express their opinion, it should always be taken into consideration and included, if it’s possible. And let’s face it, almost anything is possible. Sandy shares a story about how she fulfilled the unique wedding requests from a recent groom.

The Shark Video– This is a video that actually shows their grand entrance with the shark!
But, keep listening to my podcast! How we hooked the shark is a great story!


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Jan 12, 2016

DJ Paul Gonzalez Chavez With Weddings in Vieques Account Executive Kelsi Welch

DJ Paul Gonzalez Chavez with Weddings in Vieques Account Executive Kelsi Welch, coordinating timing of announcements during an event.

Technology hasn’t done wedding couples any favors by making them think all they need to do is create a music playlist and pop it into an iPod dock at their wedding reception. Nor is it a good idea to use one of your besties as the DJ if you actually want things to happen on schedule. Sandy explains why using a professional DJ at weddings is so important.

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" (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," due out in March 2016, and available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.

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Jan 7, 2016

 

Sandy Malone's Super Power=Wedding Planner

Second weddings don’t have to be less special than first weddings, but you shouldn’t compare your first wedding to the plans you’re making for your second marriage. Especially if half of the couple hasn’t been married before and wants to have a big, traditional wedding. So, don't poop on your fiancés party just because you've been married before!  

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" (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," due out in March 2016, and available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.


Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com
Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com
@SandyMalone_
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Jan 5, 2016

Jamalee, the bride, now BFF of Wedding Planner Sandy Malone

Some of Sandy Malone’s very best friends are women whose weddings she’s planned in the past eight years. But they were “clients” and not “friends” until after she’d finished doing their wedding planning. A wedding planner’s job is to keep the trains running on time on your wedding day not to fill the emotional support role of your best friend.    

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" (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,"  due out in March 2016, and available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.


Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com
Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com
@SandyMalone_
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