weddings

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 […]

How to Make a Small Wedding Guest List
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How to Make a Small Wedding Guest List

Your “big” day doesn’t necessarily require a “big” party. Here’s how to make a small wedding guest list. Every bride’s ideal wedding day looks different – some want a big, blowout party with everyone they’ve ever met in attendance, and some want a small, more intimate gathering with a handful of close family and friends […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Your Thank You Cards
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Your Thank You Cards

Your wedding day has come and gone, and now it’s time to thank everyone! Here are the do’s and don’ts of writing your thank you cards Every moment of your wedding was magical, from your walk down the aisle to your last dance of the night. And one of the aspects that made it so […]

I Hate Being in Pictures – How Will I Survive My Wedding Day?
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I Hate Being in Pictures – How Will I Survive My Wedding Day?

Camera shy? Here’s how to handle your wedding day if you hate being in pictures. If you’ve never been one for bathroom selfies, or you tend to hide in the back row for group pictures, your wedding day may be a bit challenging. You definitely WANT everything photographed, so you can remember all the beautiful […]

Meet the BOLI Summer Soirée Vendors!
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Meet the BOLI Summer Soirée Vendors!

You partied the night away at this year’s BOLI Summer Soirée. Here are the incredible vendors who made the magic!  What a night! The 2023 BOLI Summer Soirée was an incredible evening spent making new friends, partying with chosen family, and winning some incredible prizes for your sure-to-be spectacular weddings.  As you might imagine, a […]

18 of the Best Long Island DJs
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18 of the Best Long Island DJs

Your guests will be on the dance floor all night long with these DJs! For some brides it’s the most important part of wedding planning – choosing the perfect DJ! From the ceremony and your walk down the aisle to your first dance as husband and wife, you want everything to be perfect when it […]

9 Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding
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9 Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding

We love our fur babies! Here are 9 adorable ways to include pets in your wedding. The four-legged members of our family hold a super special place in our hearts, so why shouldn’t they be front and center on one of the most important days of our lives? Many popular venues have no problem allowing […]

Is Wedding Photography on its Way Out?
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Is Wedding Photography on its Way Out?

Andrew Theodorakis, owner of BOLI Preferred Vendor Yellow House Images, believes change is on the horizon. Here’s why. “Your wedding photographer is the most important vendor you’ll hire.” It’s a common refrain heard from countless former brides and for good reason – once the vows have been said and the party has been thrown, your […]