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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!

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 […]

24 Bachelorette Party Ideas on Long Island
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24 Bachelorette Party Ideas on Long Island

You don’t have to travel far to have a great time with your squad. Girl, this is your chance to get as crazy or as low key as you want. It’s time to spend with your squad to unwind and let loose (or relax), as the days to your wedding start to get into the […]

5 Must Haves for Every BOLI’s Holiday Wish List
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5 Must Haves for Every BOLI’s Holiday Wish List

Make your spirits bright with these great gift ideas! The holiday season has arrived and with it comes the age old tradition of gift giving and receiving. You’ve got some killer presents lined up for your family (your niece is going to go crazy over that Baby Yoda doll you scored!) but you may be […]

I’m Getting Married for the Second Time – How Should I Celebrate?
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I’m Getting Married for the Second Time – How Should I Celebrate?

Just because you were married before, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate like it’s the first time. Getting married the second time around might leave you with some questions on how you should celebrate. It’s perfectly normal to feel this way. Whatever the reason why your first marriage ended, it doesn’t matter. What matters now is […]

Peace, Love & Diamonds! Brides of Long Island Hits 20,000 Members.
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Peace, Love & Diamonds! Brides of Long Island Hits 20,000 Members.

What started as a small Facebook group has turned into a mighty sisterhood. We did it! The Brides of Long Island Facebook group has hit yet another milestone – 20,000 members! In just six years, the small group that founder Heather Cunningham started during her own wedding planning has transformed into a safe community and […]

Tips For Your First Thanksgiving with the In-Laws
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Tips For Your First Thanksgiving with the In-Laws

Whether you’re hosting the holiday or heading to your in-laws, these tips will help ease your stress. The holidays. They’re a joyous time of the year. But with them can bring a lot of stress. If this is your first Thanksgiving as a married couple, it’s definitely a milestone. However, it could mean your first […]

33 of the Best Hair and Makeup Artists on Long Island
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33 of the Best Hair and Makeup Artists on Long Island

On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you! Look and feel your best with the help of these talented and passionate professionals – 33 of the best hair and makeup artists on Long Island! There are so many decisions you’ll have to make when planning your wedding, from venues and bridesmaids dresses to […]

Black Friday Wedding Shopping Guide
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Black Friday Wedding Shopping Guide

Wedding planning can get expensive pretty quickly. Why not take advantage of Black Friday sales to save some extra cash? As the holidays approach, the bills can add up, especially if you’re planning a wedding. But the holidays are actually the perfect time to shop for your wedding! Stores run huge sales on Black Friday […]