Wedding Planning: Must Reads

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Long Island Brides on a Budget MUST READS

Are you a Long Island bride on a budget?  Who isn’t these days?    For tips on how to have a fantastic wedding without breaking the bank, take a look at “52 Things Brides on a Budget Should Know,” by Aimee Manis (Turner Publishing, $9.99).   In this valuable little book, you’ll find advice such as: Make […]

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Long Island Custom Wedding Cakes MUST READS

If you’re looking for a custom wedding cake for your Long Island wedding (and frankly, what bride isn’t these days?), do take a look at our Best Picks pages here.   These are recommended directly by those in the know — Long Island wedding planners.    In addition, take a look at this recent Long Island Press […]

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Ready, Set, Book a Long Island Wedding Venue MUST READS

Are you ready to book your Long Island wedding venue?  Are you sure?  Before you do, take a moment to read my latest “Tying the Knot” column at   There are certain things you must consider before signing on the dotted line…

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The Bride Wore…Wool? MUST READS

From the folks who publish “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” comes a brand new “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Enter If You Dare!”  This is an all-new collection of strange stories and features from around the globe, including wacky weddings.  Among them:  Wooly Wedding – pg. 28: Shepherdess Louise Fairburn from Lincolnshire, England, got married […]

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The Wedding Book MUST READ

This is a great addition to your wedding book library –  “The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day” (Workman Publishing), written by celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss and Lisbeth Levine.   It’s been called “the wedding bible,” as it offers a thorough, step-by-step guide to planning a perfect wedding, regardless of  budget, taste, […]

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

"Planet Wedding: A Nuptial-Pedia" MUST READS

Brides, looking for something fun to read?  Check out the latest “planet” book by Sandra and Harry Choron, “Planet Wedding: A Nuptial-pedia” (Mariner Books, 2010).  This book is loaded with interesting info and  stories in regard to all things weddings — traditions, culture, celebs, factoids, including: • Ten Things the Bridal Industry Doesn’t Want You […]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Negotiating Your Long Island Wedding Plans MUST READS

Once you’re engaged and ready to begin planning your wedding, there are a number of steps to take — but before you do anything, you and your fiance must negotiate the details of the wedding.   Not sure how to do that?  Take a look at my latest wedding planning column here. Marco Photography

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Where to Get Married on Long Island MUST READS

One of the first things on a bride’s massive to-do-list is to begin exploring reception venue options.  And if you are like so many brides and scratching your head about where to start your search, freelance journalist Iyna Bort Caruso has researched several Long Island sites that cover all the bases, from elegant to edgy. […]

Saturday, April 10th, 2010


If you just got engaged, congrats!!  And if you’re not sure what to do next, take a look at my most recent Tying the Knot column, just posted here.        

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Anything but Tiaras! MUST READS

Here’s my most recent article in Newsday’s Bridal Planner — look for the hard copy with more photos in Sunday’s paper (March 28th). Topping Off your Bridal Look with Sparkle Dazzling alternatives to a long, heavy veil March 26, 2010 by CLAUDIA G. COPQUIN. / Special to Newsday Remember that colorful bird Carrie Bradshaw mounted […]