Wedding Planning: Must Reads

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Stop Spending, Start Saving MUST READS

Are you a can’t-resist-a-sale kind of bride-to-be?   Well, this new book — “Shoo, Jimmy Choo! The Modern Girl’s Guide to Spending Less and Saving More” — by recovering shoe addict and money editor, Catey Hill, will teach you how to stop shopping and start saving — what newlywed wouldn’t want to cut back and […]

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

A Charitable Long Island Wedding Registry MUST READS

If you’d like to give to charity for your wedding but aren’t quite sure how to go about it, check out  CharityChoice’s new service, Charitable Wedding Registry.  The registry works the same way as standard registries, in that you choose the gift item you wish to receive… choosing the causes that you would like to […]

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Tipping Wedding Vendors MUST READS

Brides, if you are just starting to plan out your wedding budget, make sure you allot a certain amount for tipping your vendors.  And if you are well into the planning, go ahead now and add to the budget.  Budgeting for gratuities is often forgotten, but when you add up all of the people that […]

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Registries: Put It on your Wish List MUST READS

I just discovered this website, — just look at the amazing artist-made works of art for the home, such as these lovely bottle stoppers and salt and pepper shakers.  They also feature  jewelry and  furniture.  Each item is delivered from the actual artist’s place of business. Now they don’t offer a bridal registry per […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Must Reads: Budgeting for Your Long Island Wedding

Budgeting your  Wedding with Style Planning a wedding with a limited budget requires creativity and careful planning.  Freelance writer Fern Glazer talked to the pros to find out how to do it without sacrificing style and elegance. While every couple planning a wedding has some kind of budget constraint, in these tough economic times, more […]

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Must Reads: Vows with a View – Waterfront Weddings on Long Island

Have your heart set on having your wedding at a waterfront locale?  No worries — there are many great places on Long Island, where we’re surrounded by sound and sea, that feature breathtaking views as you take your wedding vows.   To find out where they are, read my recent article, now featured on

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Must Reads: More Than Limos…Getting to Your Wedding

Sure, a standard limousine is  a great way to make an entrance at your wedding, but these days there are so many other options.  To find out how to go in style on Long Island, read my recent article in

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Must Reads: Getting into Shape on Long Island

In Top Form: Trendy Ways to Get into Shape on Long Island, for the Big Day With dress fittings ahead, now is the perfect time to get in shape. But working out doesn’t have to mean logging hours on the treadmill. Freelance writer Krista Bennett DeMaio researched these Long Island workouts, which are anything but […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Must Reads: How to De-Stress

You don’t have to turn into one of those horrible Bridezillas just because planning your wedding is totally stressing you out.   Stress is actually very common when planning a wedding, but there are ways to be calm and cool as you get closer to the date.    For tips, read my recent article in

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Must Reads: Get the Party Started

Make sure before the reception, you go over the entertainment with your band or DJ — because great minds sometimes don’t think alike and your hired entertainment may not be up to par with your idea of a good time.   So just to help you rock your reception, take a look at this list of […]