Christine McGrath

Not Following Wedding Traditions and How I Stood My Ground
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Not Following Wedding Traditions and How I Stood My Ground

It doesn’t matter how many people before you did something, if you don’t want to do it, that’s OK. As if wedding planning wasn’t stressful enough, when you throw in everyone else’s opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do, it can be enough to make you want to throw in the towel and elope […]

5 Best Wedding Officiants on Long Island
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5 Best Wedding Officiants on Long Island

Choosing the right wedding officiant can make or break your ceremony. These days just about everyone can get ordained online and marry you and your significant other – except on Long Island! This means if you’re not getting married in a religious institution, you’ll need to find an officiant who can legally marry you. And […]

20 Self-Care Ideas During Wedding Planning
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20 Self-Care Ideas During Wedding Planning

If wedding planning has you stressed out, put yourself first and relax with these self-care ideas. Planning a wedding can be nerve-wrecking and stressful. And when you add it to everything else you have going on in your life, you might be at your breaking point. But don’t stress girl! We’ve got you. Sometimes in […]

Marriage Advice From Recent Brides of Long Island Members
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Marriage Advice From Recent Brides of Long Island Members

From household chores to date nights, these recently graduated BOLIs give their best advice. Sometimes when planning a wedding, we might lose sight of the real end goal – spending our lives with our future spouse and starting that new chapter together. Once the honeymoon is over – literally– reality kicks in and you realize […]

9 Wedding DIY Ideas That Any BOLI Can Tackle
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9 Wedding DIY Ideas That Any BOLI Can Tackle

Whether you are crafty or not, these DIY ideas are perfect for anyone. Do you have Pinterest boards of amazing ideas for your big day? Or maybe you’re trying to save some money for other fun things for your wedding. Either way, there are so many do-it-yourself projects you can do for your wedding, the […]

19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Planner
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19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Planner

Need help planning your wedding? These questions will guide your decision to choose the best planner. If the thought of planning your entire wedding is really stressing you out, there is always the option of hiring a wedding planner. Someone who will field all of those phone calls, make all of those appointments and worry […]

If You’re Not the Bride, Don’t Wear White. Please.
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If You’re Not the Bride, Don’t Wear White. Please.

From friends to family, here is how to handle someone who wants to wear white to your wedding. The day has come, you’re engaged!!!  As you start your wedding planning, you could run into some bumps in the road. And some of those bumps you may think you would never have to deal with. For […]

12 Fun Extras for Your Wedding
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12 Fun Extras for Your Wedding

We all know everyone is excited to celebrate you and your fiancé on your big day. But wouldn’t it be cool to have something different and unique for people to see, try or do to celebrate you? From the bachelorette party to after the wedding, the Brides of Long Island has you covered with these […]