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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!

Am I a Bridezilla because my bridesmaids can’t afford my wedding?
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Am I a Bridezilla because my bridesmaids can’t afford my wedding?

In Brides of Long Island’s “Am I a Bridezilla?” the BOLI team weighs in on an anonymous submission asking that dreaded question. What do you think? Dear BOLI, I’m getting married next year, and I’m the last of my friend group to do so. I’ve been a bridesmaid in all of my friends’ weddings (and […]

When Your Bridal Party Lets You Down
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When Your Bridal Party Lets You Down

Sure, it’s a bummer. But you don’t have to let it ruin your plans. Wedding planning is stressful –  finding vendors, managing payments, picking flowers and everything else that comes along with it (pssst – the Ring Leader app can help with ALL of this). But when it comes to your bachelorette party or shower, […]

5 Alternatives to a Bouquet or Garter Toss
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5 Alternatives to a Bouquet or Garter Toss

Who says you have to keep every tradition? Try one of these alternatives to a bouquet or garter toss instead. There are plenty of wedding traditions that deserve to be upheld — wearing white dresses, walking down aisles, and including “something blue.” But as we’ve gotten older and society has grown more self-aware, some traditions […]

How Ring Leader Completely Transforms Your Wedding Planning
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How Ring Leader Completely Transforms Your Wedding Planning

Ditch those spreadsheets and plan your wedding with one easy-to-use app. Guest lists, vendor contracts, payment plans, seating charts, OH MY! You’ve probably created spreadsheet upon spreadsheet, not to mention all of the appointments, emails, texts and calendar reminders. But now, you can ditch the old way planning your wedding thanks to the new app […]

How to Tell if a Wedding Vendor Isn’t a Good Fit
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How to Tell if a Wedding Vendor Isn’t a Good Fit

Even the “best” vendors may not be the right vendors for you. Here’s how to tell if a wedding vendor isn’t a good fit. Be honest — you were following a few makeup artists and venues slightly before you got that ring on your finger. And hey, that’s a GOOD thing! Now that the wedding planning […]

What to do the Week of Your Wedding
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What to do the Week of Your Wedding

Seven days until you’re a “Mrs.”? Don’t stress! Here’s what to do the week of your wedding. Remember when you booked your venue and thought, “that date is so far away”? Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, and now that you’ve primped, planned and celebrated, the day you’ve been waiting for is (almost) here.  […]

10 Fun Extras for Your Wedding
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10 Fun Extras for Your Wedding

Give your guests something “extra” to talk about! Here are 10 fun extras for your Long Island wedding.  We all know that 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 while celebrating […]

44 Great Long Island Wedding Venues
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44 Great Long Island Wedding Venues

Book a tour for these must-see Long Island wedding venues. You’re just engaged, and you have no idea where to start! There are hundreds of venues across the Island – everything from small restaurants to venues with a water view to actual castles. The possibilities are endless. Well, BOLI is here to help! But why […]

7 Ideas for Your Wedding Morning
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7 Ideas for Your Wedding Morning

The big day has finally arrived! Make the start of it special with these 7 ideas for your wedding morning All the planning and prep has lead you to this moment — your wedding day! Now all that’s left to do is get ready, walk down the aisle, and have the best celebration ever.  The […]