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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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Sep 29, 2016


Brides with the very best intentions often give inappropriate gifts to their bridesmaids and groomsmen, in that they gift them with the accessories they want them to wear on the wedding day. That’s not giving a present to thank them for their time and effort in being part of your wedding – that’s making sure everybody matches and being willing to pay for it. Sandy says she made this mistake with her own bridesmaids!

 

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Sep 27, 2016

 

Did you know you can get married INSIDE a hot air balloon? While it’s being inflated on the ground, they use cool air. And you and your closest friends can gather inside the balloon to exchange your vows. Or you can wait until liftoff, and exchange vows high in the sky. Sandy says that’s a destination wedding that none of your friends has ever seen before!

 

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Sep 22, 2016

Jekyll Island Resourt Aerial View

Sandy says it feels as if time forgot Georgia’s Golden Isles, most notably Jekyll Island, home of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, where such notables as the Goodyears and the Rockefellers sent their families to escape the heat of the cities in the summertime. Now, the once famously exclusive club is a hotel, open to the public, and very popular for destination weddings.

 

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Sep 20, 2016
Wedding Favor Good Enough to Eat
Wedding favors used to be pretty cheesy, but they’ve improved in recent years. Couples realize that giving guests something consumable is usually the best bet, but it’s possible to give them something cool that’s a forever present if you think about what people might actually want to have in their homes.
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Sep 15, 2016

Nowadays, women have the option to keep their maiden names, hyphenate,or take their husband's name as their own. Some say they dread the paperwork of a name change, but it's really not that bad. All you have to do is go to the social security office and the DMV. But Sandy says you might want to consider making your maiden name your middle name for all those pesky membership programs and other things you won't remember to change, and which could cause you problems later.

 

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Sep 13, 2016

drinks and the beautiful landscape at Hyatt Regency Tamay

Want to have a stateside destination wedding that will wow your guests? The Hyatt Regency Tamaya has three separate venues to choose from for your actual wedding, and golf, horses, and a mind-blowing spa for your guests! Depending on the time of year, they can play in the Rio Grande or ski before and after your wedding. Sandy's letting the cat out of the bag on what has been New Mexico's best-kept wedding secret!

 

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Sep 8, 2016

Sandy and Bill's Wedding Pic

 

It’s important to celebrate all of your legitimate anniversaries – your wedding, your engagement, your first date. But it’s also important to recognize your wedding date every single month. It doesn’t mean you have to go out and celebrate every month, but it takes very little effort and time to do something small to acknowledge it. A note tucked into the laptop bag, making your spouse’s favorite for dinner, or just taking a few extra minutes to kiss and snuggle that you wouldn’t normally have time for in your everyday lives. Sandy says all anniversaries should be celebrated.

 

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Sep 6, 2016

Sandy and her Mom at the Atasia Spa

It's possible to have a gorgeous, affordable destination wedding within driving distance of most major metropolitan areas. Sandy talks about the under-publicized town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, home to historic springs, fantastic spas, country inns and castles! Just 90 minutes from the nation's capital, this unassuming village offers a host of activities for wedding guests, at prices the bride and groom can afford.

Bonus:Read Sandy's Blog about Berkley Springs

 

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Sep 1, 2016

 

If you're having a destination wedding, it's critical that you provide all of your wedding guests with a comprehensive welcome letter that includes all of the information they may need while they're there at your wedding weekend. Sandy says don't leave your guests hunting for directions to an event or, the alternate emergency phone number for 911 at your destination.

 

 

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