Jennifer Rizzuto

The Best Sites for Bridesmaid’s Dresses
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The Best Sites for Bridesmaid’s Dresses

With these amazing online options, your gal pals can pick out their favorites without leaving home! You’ve set the date, found the venue, and said “yes” to the dress! Now it’s time to round up your bridal squad and decide on their wedding wardrobe. But with one bridesmaid in Long Beach, New York and another […]

No Dancing? No Problem!
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No Dancing? No Problem!

Keep the party going with these fun alternatives to breaking it down on the dance floor. Slowly but surely, Long Island is returning to a sense of normalcy after the devastating COVID-19 pandemic: restaurants are opening up, kids are going back to school, and gyms are dusting off their ellipticals. However, many restrictions still remain […]

How to get your perfect wedding day body
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How to get your perfect wedding day body

In only two easy steps! Your wedding is fast approaching and you want to look amazing. Great! Here is a foolproof system to get your best body for the big day: Step One: Find a mirror. Any size will do. Step Two: Look at the stunning human being in the reflection. The kick ass curves, […]

Your gown during lockdown
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Your gown during lockdown

BOLI members vent the frustrations of trying to gown shop while quarantined, and tips and tricks for storing your dress for a longer than expected wait. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countless Brides of Long Island to postpone their long awaited weddings. Vendors get rebooked, “save the new date” cards get sent out, hotel blocks […]

Wedding Gift Etiquette: Long Island vs. The Nation
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Wedding Gift Etiquette: Long Island vs. The Nation

Why your card box may be lighter than you expected. As a born and bred Southerner, I always came to weddings armed with an articulately wrapped gift. After I made the trek up north and became a Long Islander, I couldn’t imagine that things would be any different. When I suggested to my then boyfriend […]

How BOLI changed my life!
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How BOLI changed my life!

Can a wedding planning group help its members with more than just “I do?” Absolutely. When Brides of Long Island founder Heather Cunningham said “yes” in 2016, she felt a little lost- she was one of the first of her friends to get engaged, and she had no idea how crazy wedding planning could be. […]

Covid-19 And The Long Island Wedding Industry
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Covid-19 And The Long Island Wedding Industry

How the pandemic is affecting BOLI’s favorite vendors The beginning of spring on Long Island has always been ripe with beauty. Clear blue skies, budding blossoms, and comfortable temperatures make this season a popular choice for many BOLI members to say “I do.” But this year, the outdoor gardens are empty, save for the bees […]

PLANNING A WEDDING IN A NEW REALITY
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PLANNING A WEDDING IN A NEW REALITY

Our world has changed – your wedding might have to as well. Everywhere we look, there’s an article telling us what we already know: COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has altered life as we know it. Never before has our generation witnessed the mass shut down of not only our nation, but […]