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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!

Not Following Wedding Traditions and How I Stood My Ground
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Not Following Wedding Traditions and How I Stood My Ground

It doesn’t matter how many people before you did something, if you don’t want to do it, that’s OK. As if wedding planning wasn’t stressful enough, when you throw in everyone else’s opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do, it can be enough to make you want to throw in the towel and elope […]

5 Reasons to Have a Long Engagement
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5 Reasons to Have a Long Engagement

Waiting a while for that walk down the aisle?  Great idea! Here are 5 reasons to have a long engagement. As soon as you saw that diamond on your finger, you wanted to fast forward to the good part: the walk down the aisle, the first kiss as Mr. and Mrs., and the epic party! […]

5 Best Wedding Officiants on Long Island
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5 Best Wedding Officiants on Long Island

Choosing the right wedding officiant can make or break your ceremony. These days just about everyone can get ordained online and marry you and your significant other – except on Long Island! This means if you’re not getting married in a religious institution, you’ll need to find an officiant who can legally marry you. And […]

BOLI Mourns the Passing of Long-Standing Member
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BOLI Mourns the Passing of Long-Standing Member

Alex Valerie had been a Bride of Long Island for four years On Sunday August 21st, Bride of Long Island member Alexandria Valerie lost her brave battle against ovarian cancer. She was 30 years old.  Alex had been a member of BOLI since 2018, when she and her now-wife Chelsea got engaged. Founder Heather Cunningham, […]

10 Bachelorette Ideas That Don’t Involve Alcohol
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10 Bachelorette Ideas That Don’t Involve Alcohol

A good party doesn’t have to include gallons of booze and wicked hangovers! Here are 10 bachelorette ideas that don’t involve alcohol. It’s your last fling before the ring, and you can’t wait to gather your best girls to celebrate! While plenty of bachelorette plans revolve around the idea of getting…well, let’s just call it […]

20 Self-Care Ideas During Wedding Planning
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20 Self-Care Ideas During Wedding Planning

If wedding planning has you stressed out, put yourself first and relax with these self-care ideas. Planning a wedding can be nerve-wrecking and stressful. And when you add it to everything else you have going on in your life, you might be at your breaking point. But don’t stress girl! We’ve got you. Sometimes in […]

Marriage Advice From Recent Brides of Long Island Members
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Marriage Advice From Recent Brides of Long Island Members

From household chores to date nights, these recently graduated BOLIs give their best advice. Sometimes when planning a wedding, we might lose sight of the real end goal – spending our lives with our future spouse and starting that new chapter together. Once the honeymoon is over – literally– reality kicks in and you realize […]

9 Wedding DIY Ideas That Any BOLI Can Tackle
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9 Wedding DIY Ideas That Any BOLI Can Tackle

Whether you are crafty or not, these DIY ideas are perfect for anyone. Do you have Pinterest boards of amazing ideas for your big day? Or maybe you’re trying to save some money for other fun things for your wedding. Either way, there are so many do-it-yourself projects you can do for your wedding, the […]

How Do You Address Your Wedding Invitations? Here Are All The Ways
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How Do You Address Your Wedding Invitations? Here Are All The Ways

You’re inviting married couples, non-married couples that live together, couples with children – how do you address your wedding invitations? Here are all the ways! You can’t wait to celebrate your wedding day with friends and family! But as you start putting everything together, you may start to wonder – how do you address your […]