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Wedding Reality Check Podcast

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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


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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


Avoid Bridal Shop Nightmares

8/16/2017
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There’s a certain etiquette to wedding gown shopping at a bridal salon, but every store is a little bit different and has different procedures. Sandy says you need to call a bridal shop and ask some very specific questions BEFORE you make an appointment there. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast: http://www.iheart.com/show/27505307/ Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings &...

Duration: 00:06:06


Why Venues Charge Weddings More

8/9/2017
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Many venues charge more for weddings than other kinds of events because weddings require more labor, and cause extra wear and tear. Sandy says it may seem unfair until you consider what goes into a wedding reception. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast: http://www.iheart.com/show/27505307/ Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Instagram: SandyMaloneWeddings

Duration: 00:06:09


Is the LipSense Hype True?

8/2/2017
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After being inundated with social media marketing about LipSense, Sandy decided to try it. She put her favorite Maybelline 24 Hour Super Stay long wearing lip color up against LipSense to see which would hold out better, for longer. This is Sandy’s unsponsored, unbiased comparison between the two products – both have pluses and minuses. Sandy Malone Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Podcast:...

Duration: 00:08:34


Why Wedding Etiquette Remains Relevant

7/26/2017
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For many brides, their wedding is the first time they’ve hosted a party of any size, and it’s a fantastic learning opportunity. In a day and age where most of us don’t go to finishing school to learn proper manners, the wedding is frequently the first time couples encounter many of these etiquette challenges. However, some brides feel that all wedding etiquette is outdated, and say it doesn’t apply to them. Sandy says brides may not realize that wedding etiquette goes both ways, and if...

Duration: 00:07:15


50 Free Gowns for Alfred Angelo Victims

7/19/2017
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Last week’s Alfred Angelo Bridal closure left thousands of brides and bridesmaids in the lurch. But one luxury dress design company has stepped up to gift 50 sample wedding gowns to brides who have a receipt proving they paid for dresses they bought but did not receive from Alfred Angelo. While many bridal vendors are offering deep discounts to dress-less-brides, this is by far one of the most generous opportunities out there for brides who are in a pinch. Check out Sandy’s blog...

Duration: 00:03:46


Alfred Angelo Did Brides Dirty

7/18/2017
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A major bridal designer devastated thousands of women by closing its doors with no notice last week. Hundreds of women rushed to their local Alfred Angelo Bridal in the slightest hope they could actually pick up their already paid-for gowns, altered or not. Some brides were lucky, but more were not. And hundreds were left with wedding party orders partially fulfilled, or gone altogether. Other businesses and brides are stepping up to the plate in the wake of what easily be called the...

Duration: 00:04:58


Win 1500 Bucks in Wedding Planning Tonight

7/12/2017
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Sandy will be dispensing wedding planning wisdom, and giving away $1500 in DIY wedding planning consulting services, as a well as copy of her book, “How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do It Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional,” in the popular Facebook bridal chat group “I’m Engaged, Now What?” tonight, for #WeddingWednesday, July 12 at 9 pm Eastern time. The topic is How to Plan for and Prevent Wedding Nightmares – and Sandy will share some true life stories, and take...

Duration: 00:02:24


Sandy Reviews Carambola Beach Resort

7/5/2017
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St. Croix is one of Sandy’s favorite places to visit because it’s only a short hop from Puerto Rico, and it has some beautiful places to stay. The Marriott Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort has long been a favorite spot for Sandy and her husband, so she decided to review it for couples looking for the perfect honeymoon spot. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Listen via iHeart Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone...

Duration: 00:04:53


Old San Juan’s Bucket List Accommodation

6/28/2017
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If you’re visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico, you MUST visit the El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan. It’s the only hotel in San Juan that made the book of "1,000 Places to Visit Before You Die," and in Sandy’s opinion, it belongs on every traveler’s bucket list. The historic property is luxuriously appointed, and the perfect romantic place to stay on a stopover for a honeymoon cruise, or when you’re heading off to yet another island. It’s walking distance from everything that matters in Old...

Duration: 00:05:12


Sandy Reviews Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador

6/21/2017
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Most brides and grooms probably consider a wedding on a private Caribbean island above their budget. But that's not always true. Palomino Island at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico is a private tropical paradise where brides and grooms can say I do with their closest friends and family or just the local horses that live there. No request is too over the top - if you can afford it. Hear what Sandy thinks of El Conquistador as a wedding venue and honeymoon destination. Sandy...

Duration: 00:02:05


The Guest Who Locked Herself in the Bathroom

6/14/2017
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So what exactly is a wedding planner supposed to do when a wedding guest locks themselves in the restroom with a whole bunch of drugs and refuses to come out? Sandy tells the story of a wasted wedding guest and the tricky situation she encountered as a wedding planner. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Listen via iHeart Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Instagram:...

Duration: 00:03:00


When Is Wedding Insurance a Good Idea?

6/7/2017
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If you're the kind of person who always buys travel insurance, Sandy says you're probably a good candidate for wedding insurance. Wedding insurance can protect you from natural disasters, and bad vendors, but it can also save you if your venue goes out of business before your wedding. She tells a true story of a winery near Baltimore that ruined a whole bunch of weddings in 2016. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Listen via iHeart Twitter:...

Duration: 00:04:39


6 Things Brides Shouldn't Do

5/24/2017
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Sandy preaches a list of six things the bride and groom should not do at their wedding unless they want to kill their party and make all of the wedding guests uncomfortable. Check out her tips, and advice for handling the tricky situations. #weddingwednesday Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Listen via iHeart Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Instagram:...

Duration: 00:04:09


Don't Blast Bridesmaid on Social Media

5/17/2017
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Sandy warns brides to be careful about publicly venting about their wedding party, even when you THINK you're venting in a private bridal chat group. You never know who is listening. Sometimes members of the wedding party will also be participating in the same wedding groups as the bride. Don't be a nasty entitled bride - consider everybody else's feelings! Sandy Malone Weddings & Events Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Listen via iHeart Twitter:...

Duration: 00:04:57


Be Nice to Your Mom During Wedding Planning

5/8/2017
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More brides go Bridezilla on their mothers than you would believe. Why do we do it? Unconditional love. Mom will still speak to us if we have a total meltdown in the bridal shop. Sandy talks about what she did wrong, and cautions other brides not to repeat her mistakes. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMalone.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com FInd Sandy's Podcast on iHeart Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone Weddings &...

Duration: 00:04:07


When Another Bride Steals Your Date

5/3/2017
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It’s rude rude rude to plan your wedding on a wedding date you know belongs to a friend or family member. It’s akin to setting up a popularity contest if the guest lists have some of the same people on them. Sandy tells you what you should do if this happens to you on this Wedding Reality Check. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Wedding Reality Check is on iHeart! Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and...

Duration: 00:03:32


Don’t Give Your Wedding Info to Strangers

4/26/2017
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Bridal chat groups on social media can be an excellent resource for wedding planning but don’t give up all the real details of your wedding to a bunch of strangers. Sandy says to use your head, and keep important details to yourself so you don’t encounter some nasty problems. Sandy Malone Weddings & Events www.SandyMaloneWeddings.com Weddings in Vieques www.WeddingsinVieques.com Wedding Reality Check is on iHeart! Twitter: @SandyMalone_ Facebook Sandy Malone and Sandy Malone...

Duration: 00:04:01

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