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Planning a wedding comes with a lot of questions. BOLI bloggers have the answers! The Brides of Long Island Blog tackles issues our members care about most, follows trends within the wedding industry, and provides helpful tips and tricks for making your wedding the best day ever!

Getting Married Before the Wedding? Here’s Why it Can Make Sense.
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Getting Married Before the Wedding? Here’s Why it Can Make Sense.

From insurance reasons to wanting a more intimate ceremony, getting married before the wedding can sometimes make a lot of sense. It’s the day some of us have been planning since we were little. But then life happens, and even as we start to plan our big day, we realize that it may make more […]

Announcing the 2024 Brides of Long Island Diamond Award Winners
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Announcing the 2024 Brides of Long Island Diamond Award Winners

The votes are in! Introducing the 2024 BOLI Diamond Award winners BOLI Preferred Vendors represent the “best of the best” in our local wedding industry. These are the vendors that go above and beyond to deliver the weddings you’ve always envisioned, working tirelessly to ensure that every bride’s dream becomes reality. Even though each of […]

Miller Place Inn Closes Leaving Brides Scrambling For New Venues
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Miller Place Inn Closes Leaving Brides Scrambling For New Venues

The owners sent brides letters stating the venue was closed as of Feb. 1, 2024. Miller Place Inn shut its doors unexpectedly earlier this month, leaving dozens of brides scrambling to look for new venues. This week, several Brides of Long Island members received letters from the owners stating that the venue was permanently closed […]

Just Engaged? Why You Should Start Booking Your Vendors (Like, Now)
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Just Engaged? Why You Should Start Booking Your Vendors (Like, Now)

The ring is on your finger, and it’s time to start planning your wedding! Here’s why you should start booking your vendors.  You’ve just joined the best club there is — you’re a Bride of Long Island! Congrats, beautiful BOLI. We know your wedding is going to be perfect. You may be reveling in that […]

“Shedding for the Wedding?” Why We’re Not Here for it
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“Shedding for the Wedding?” Why We’re Not Here for it

Is “shedding for the wedding” necessary? Here’s what we think.  You’re hearing it from everyone – friends, family, even the attendants at the bridal salon. The constant comments about your body and appearance, and whether you’re planning to start “shedding for the wedding” (aka, losing weight before the big day). You may have never even […]

13 of the Best Vendors for Bridal Beauty Prep on Long Island
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13 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 […]

7 Long Island Engagement Party Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests
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7 Long Island Engagement Party Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests

Celebrate your upcoming “I do’s” with these 7 unique and fun Long Island engagement party ideas The ring is on your finger, and now it’s time to party! Getting engaged is a beautiful and exciting rite of passage, and your loved ones will definitely want to celebrate. If your looking for a little inspo, we’ve […]

Dress Regrets? When You Should Consider Getting a Different Gown
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Dress Regrets? When You Should Consider Getting a Different Gown

If you have buyer’s remorse, here are some reasons to consider getting a different wedding dress. It’s a moment most brides look forward to: gathering their bride tribe (or maybe just a good friend or loved one) and trying on wedding gowns. Shopping for a gown is definitely an experience. And we all wait for […]

How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?
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How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

There are a lot of myths on what to spend, so it can be hard to get an estimate. Congrats! You’re about to embark on such an exciting time in your life. But first, you need to pick out an engagement ring. Perhaps your significant other already has a ring in mind, or maybe you’re […]