Christine McGrath

Why We Chose to Have a Destination Wedding
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Why We Chose to Have a Destination Wedding

Whether it is a tropical location or just a place not on Long Island, there are plenty of reasons to have a destination wedding. Yes, we know we’re the Brides of Long Island, but that doesn’t mean you have to get married on Long Island! There are some benefits of having a destination wedding. From […]

8 of the Best Vendors for Bridal Beauty Prep on Long Island
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8 of the Best Vendors for Bridal Beauty Prep on Long Island

Want to look your best on the big day? These bridal beauty prep vendors have you covered. Sometimes when we’re planning our wedding, we forget one thing: to take care of ourselves! It’s so important during those stressful days to take time out for yourself. Bridal beauty prep is all part of the wedding planning […]

12 Non-Sappy Father-Daughter Dance Song Ideas
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12 Non-Sappy Father-Daughter Dance Song Ideas

Your father-daughter dance doesn’t always have to bring tears to people’s eyes. Is just the thought of dancing with your father on your wedding day bringing tears to your eyes? It doesn’t have to be sad though! Sure, you’re daddy’s little girl, but you don’t have to get that ugly cry face on such a […]

I Canceled a Vendor and It Was the Best Decision for Me
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I Canceled a Vendor and It Was the Best Decision for Me

BOLIs talk about why they canceled one of their vendors and how it worked out! Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want them to. Whether a certain vendor was your first, second or third choice, for whatever reason it just doesn’t seem to feel right. You know deep down something is off, […]

24 Bachelorette Party Ideas on Long Island
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24 Bachelorette Party Ideas on Long Island

You don’t have to travel far to have a great time with your squad. Girl, this is your chance to get as crazy or as low key as you want. It’s time to spend with your squad to unwind and let loose (or relax), as the days to your wedding start to get into the […]

I’m Getting Married for the Second Time – How Should I Celebrate?
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I’m Getting Married for the Second Time – How Should I Celebrate?

Just because you were married before, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate like it’s the first time. Getting married the second time around might leave you with some questions on how you should celebrate. It’s perfectly normal to feel this way. Whatever the reason why your first marriage ended, it doesn’t matter. What matters now is […]

Peace, Love & Diamonds! Brides of Long Island Hits 20,000 Members.
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Peace, Love & Diamonds! Brides of Long Island Hits 20,000 Members.

What started as a small Facebook group has turned into a mighty sisterhood. We did it! The Brides of Long Island Facebook group has hit yet another milestone – 20,000 members! In just six years, the small group that founder Heather Cunningham started during her own wedding planning has transformed into a safe community and […]

Tips For Your First Thanksgiving with the In-Laws
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Tips For Your First Thanksgiving with the In-Laws

Whether you’re hosting the holiday or heading to your in-laws, these tips will help ease your stress. The holidays. They’re a joyous time of the year. But with them can bring a lot of stress. If this is your first Thanksgiving as a married couple, it’s definitely a milestone. However, it could mean your first […]