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Trending topics come and go but weddings are forever. Whether you want to do-it-yourself, or hire professionals to help you with your special day, Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone provides advice, tips and entertaining stories to help you plan and live through your wedding.

Trending topics come and go but weddings are forever. Whether you want to do-it-yourself, or hire professionals to help you with your special day, Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone provides advice, tips and entertaining stories to help you plan and live through your wedding.
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Trending topics come and go but weddings are forever. Whether you want to do-it-yourself, or hire professionals to help you with your special day, Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone provides advice, tips and entertaining stories to help you plan and live through your wedding.

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English


Episodes

What The Groom Wants, The Groom Gets

1/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:04:04

Why Using a Professional Wedding DJ Is So Important

1/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:02:43

Why Your Wedding Planner Should Not Also Marry You

12/27/2017
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Sandy explains why it's important to hire separate vendors to execute the different aspects of your wedding, rather than trusting a wedding planner who claims to be everything to everyone. These tips are especially important to DIY brides and grooms who are planning their own big day! 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...

Duration:00:02:11

Don't Poop On Your Fiance's Party

12/20/2017
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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...

Duration:00:02:18

Time to Finish Prep for Winter Weddings

12/6/2017
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So many couples who are getting married in the first few months of the new year end up stressed out, and worried about money, because they don’t get their homework down prior to the holiday season. Think ahead – Sandy says you can’t expect your vendors to be available over the holidays to help you play catch up. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast: http://j.mp/sandwed Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook...

Duration:00:03:16

How to Prepare for Holidays with In-laws

11/29/2017
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Sandy says there are three steps to a successful first holiday season with new in-laws. Find an ally, don’t overdo, and bring a backup. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast: Find us on Podbean, Stitcher, Otto Radio and iTunes and more! Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Instagram: SandyMaloneWeddings

Duration:00:03:01

Use Guest Manners with your In-laws

11/22/2017
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Set yourself up for many years of fun and friendly holidays with your new spouse’s family by using your very best “guest” manners when you start celebrating together. Don’t sit around and watch while others do the heavy lifting – throw yourself right into the middle and be the biggest helper there. Sandy says you’re setting the tone for how Thanksgiving will go for many years to come. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques...

Duration:00:03:49

3 Tasks Wedding Couples Put Off Doing

11/15/2017
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There are three things that brides and grooms put off most commonly, during their wedding planning. All three tasks could have been completely finished during the first week of wedding planning, but because the couple procrastinated, they’re stuck trying to complete their wedding homework at the very last minute, when everything is more stressful. Sandy says don’t put it off and screw yourselves! Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques...

Duration:00:04:27

Etiquette for Seating Divorced Parents at Your Wedding

11/8/2017
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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. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast:...

Duration:00:01:07

Don’t Get a Puppy While Wedding Planning

11/1/2017
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Sandy got a puppy shortly after she got engaged, years ago. And she has a story to tell about why getting a puppy at the same time you’re planning a wedding is not a good idea. Puppies require a lot of time and attention. So does wedding planning. Puppies require petsitters. There are so many reasons that it’s a bad idea, and Sandy personally experienced most of them with her own destination wedding. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques...

Duration:00:05:22

Would You Have a Themed Wedding?

10/25/2017
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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. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques...

Duration:00:03:42

Don’t Use Boobs as a Weapon

10/17/2017
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Sandy interviews Arianne Fisher from WeddingMix to get the opinion of a veteran wedding pro on the whole meme shaming of the bride and groom who asked their breastfeeding wedding guest to nurse in a designated area. Arianne says that this wedding guest used her boobs as a weapon to hurt the bride and groom. She explains “overboobing” as an inappropriate way to breastfeed in public. She says there’s no way to gracefully breastfeed discretely in a dress you’d wear to a wedding. It’s an...

Duration:00:16:08

Exclusive Interview: Wedding Couple Shamed by Breastfeeding Guest Speaks Out

10/4/2017
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Bride Shelby and groom Garrett have been shamed worldwide for asking nursing mothers at their wedding reception to breastfeed in an area they set up in the ladies room. Breastfeeding advocates have attacked via social media. All the tabloids have written about it. But nobody has talked to the bride and groom who are the subject of the wedding guest’s complaints. Until now. Shelby and Garrett explain what happened before, and after the wedding, in an exclusive interview with Sandy...

Duration:00:22:04

Recruiting Destination Wedding Guests to Travel

10/4/2017
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There are lots of ways to share your destination wedding travel information with your guests, but that’s only the first step. You have to make it as easy as possible for people to make their travel arrangements, accommodations reservations, and other travel plans, if they’re using your destination wedding as an excuse for a bigger vacation for themselves. In fact, guests are more likely to attend if they have options that allow them to build a trip that they want to go on, rather than...

Duration:00:04:12

Reporte especial: Situación desesperada en Vieques

9/26/2017
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Sandy Malone as intervistando Andy Ramos de la policía de Puerto Rico que fue evacuado para razones médicas, en la ciudad de Nueva York. El oficial explica exactamente lo que pasó en la isla, la necesidades impelente de los residentes, para sobrevivir a la devastación de el huracán Maria. Photo: The Malecon in Esperanza, Vieques Credit: Andy Ramos Visit www.sandymalone.com Twitter @SandyMalone_ Copyright Flatlands Avenue Productions LLC - Please refer all media inquiries to Debra...

Duration:00:09:08

How to Find Vieques Hurricane Maria Victims

9/24/2017
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The tiny island of Vieques, Puerto Rico has been pretty much forgotten by the rest of the world, as the media shows pics of flooding in San Juan. The Vieques community members who are not on the island have come together to create resources for sharing information. There are four satellite phones on the island, and that’s how folks are being accounted for following this Category 5 hurricane that made its Puerto Rican landfall in Vieques. Sandy explains that most safe Vieques residents are...

Duration:00:04:20

How to Find a Minister

9/20/2017
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Sandy explains that although it’s very trendy to have a friend marry you, many places require the wedding officiant to be legally registered with their own local government. While it’s not a non-starter, it does create a lot of hassle in some wedding destinations. Sandy does the run through on how to find officiants in all the most popular religions, too. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast: Find us on...

Duration:00:03:36

3 Differences in Same-Sex Weddings

9/13/2017
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Sandy has always preached that there’s no difference in planning a same-sex wedding versus a traditional wedding with a bride and a groom. But that’s not entirely true. This Wedding Reality Check highlights the three things that need to be addressed ahead of time so that there’s no stress on the wedding day. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast: Find us on Podbean, Stitcher, Otto Radio and iTunes and...

Duration:00:04:42

When a Hurricane Affects Your Wedding

9/6/2017
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Lots of places in the United States have recently been affected by hurricanes, and both hometown and destination brides and grooms will be scrambling from Puerto Rico to Texas to reschedule wedding plans. Some areas may be affected for much longer periods of time. In some cases, destinations will have to change if couples still want to get married this year. Sandy tells couples what to do if their wedding venue gets hit by a storm. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events...

Duration:00:06:19

Colorful Wedding Gowns Are Trendy

8/23/2017
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Those popular non-traditional wedding gowns in pale peach, blush, and hand-dyed silk swirls of color are eye-catching for sure, but they can create new challenges for giving wedding guests instructions about attire. Brides who really care about nobody wearing their color of the day need to take some steps to ensure that doesn’t happen. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast:...

Duration:00:03:51