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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!

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 […]

6 Popular Wedding Dress Silhouettes – Which One Should You Choose?
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6 Popular Wedding Dress Silhouettes – Which One Should You Choose?

Saying “yes” to the dress can be tough with so many gorgeous choices! Here are 6 of the most popular wedding dress silhouettes If the only mermaid you’ve ever heard of is Ariel, then you may need a little brush up on wedding dress silhouettes before you hit the bridal shops!  A “silhouette” is the […]

Why She Shouldn’t Be a Bridesmaid
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Why She Shouldn’t Be a Bridesmaid

Here’s our advice for selecting your bridesmaids: choose people you love. Period.    If there’s one thing that weddings bring out, it’s tradition. Suddenly there are tons of rules you’re expected to follow: you have to wear a white dress, you have to register for gifts, and you have to include your cousin Kaitlin in […]

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 […]

5 Reasons to Have a Short Engagement
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5 Reasons to Have a Short Engagement

You’ve got the ring and you’re ready to go! Here are 5 reasons to have a short engagement Can we skip to the good part? From the moment your fiancé got down on one knee, you were ready to walk down the aisle and become a wife. And while your friends and family may be […]

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, […]

I Signed a Prenup – That Doesn’t Mean I’m Getting a Divorce
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I Signed a Prenup – That Doesn’t Mean I’m Getting a Divorce

Wedding planning comes with a lot of questions, and depending on your financial situation, one of those questions may be “should I sign a prenup?”  You’ve undoubtedly signed a dozen contracts in preparation for your wedding day – vendor agreements, payment schedules, maybe even your marriage license. And as your “I do” date draws near […]