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“I’ve Planned 500 Weddings”

“Here’s one of my favorite interviews so far, featuring Sandy Malone, one of the most charismatic and energetic wedding planners I’ve ever spoken to. Sandy has ton of wedding-related experience and I’m sure her answers will WOW you as well as they WOWed me.” Read More. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 9.53.42 PM DC Native to Star on TLC’s New Wedding Reality Show 

“Sandy Malone, a Washington-area native and the owner of Weddings in Vieques, the only wedding-planning company based in Vieques Island, is set to star in TLC’s new wedding reality series Wedding Island. Set to premiere tonight, the show follows Malone and her crew, which includes her SWAT team commander-turned-wedding-staffer husband, as she navigates through the challenges of planning a successful destination wedding on an island where “nothing is simple and everything is complicated.” Read more.

monstersandcritics-square-logo-200DC Wedding Expert Launches New DIY Consulting Concept for Weddings

“It’s a whole new concept in wedding planning, and it’s brought to you by the same hilariously fierce wedding planner you saw on TLC’s “Wedding Island.” Sandy Malone has launched a Do-It-Yourself wedding planning consulting services for brides and grooms who want to DIY their weddings but need a little extra help.” Read more.


 brides_logo10 Minutes with Washington, D.C. (And DIY!) Wedding Planner Sandy Malone

What would you say if we told you we knew someone who could make all your DIY dreams come true without all the stress? Meet Sandy Malone of Sandy Malone Weddings & Events in the Washington, D.C. area. Read more.

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.14.24 PMWeddings From Virginia to Vieques 

“For all of you reality show junkies out there (it’s okay, I’m including myself) here’s a new one to tune into on Thursday nights. One that hits close to home.

No, we’re not talking about “Real Housewives of D.C.” Thank goodness… It’s not that close to home.D.C. native Sandy Malone is the star of reality television in TLC’s new series “Wedding Island” which features her destination wedding planning business, Weddings in Vieques, on the tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico.” Read more.

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 3.55.39 PMA Marriage of Interests 

“When Sandy Malone fired the woman who was planning her 2004 wedding on Vieques and decided to handle the task herself, she didn’t know she was taking a step toward a new career.”

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4 Things All Parents Love at Weddings

“Not that your wedding day should be about pleasing your parents or his, but why not include a few elements within your ceremony or at the reception that they’re bound to love as well? It’s the least you can do if they’re footing the bill, and if they’re not and your budget can afford it, it’s a great way to keep the peace and say thank you for all that they’ve done for you over the years. We consulted a few wedding planners to find out what things pretty much all parents seem to want at their kid’s wedding.” Read more. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.20.44 PMWedding Expo Draws Crowd

“The St. Croix Caribbean Wedding Expo Sunday drew a crowd of brides and grooms, their parents, attendants and friends and people who like happy occasions with floral arrangements, formal wear and fantasy decorations.” Read more.


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 5.27.20 PMWed to Reality 

“Sandy Malone knows all about wedding drama. The former journalist and public relations consultant had to fire the wedding planner for her 2004 nuptials on Vieques, an island less than 10 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico.”


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6 Important Details Your Guests Will Definitely Notice 

“Figuring out where to spend and save on your big day can be a huge headache. After all, you want everything to be Pinterest-perfect, right?” Read more.

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 4.23.13 PMVieques Wedding 

“You cannot pick up a magazine without seeing some show business personality getting married on an island vacation. All this attention is really drawing folks to a tropical settings,” says Vieques wedding planner Sandy Malone.”

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.29.34 PM10 Lies Pinterest Tells Us About Weddings 

“We have a total love-hate relationship with Pinterest. On one hand, it’s an amazing source of inspiration that lures us in every single time with all its pretty wedding pictures, but on the other, it’s a bold-faced liar that makes us believe we can have the wedding of our dreams on a beer budget (uh, yeah right!).” Read more.


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.33.03 PM10 Tips From Expert Wedding Bloggers

“You’ve heard it time and time again – your business needs to have a blog. Having a blog allows you to show your expertise, attract new brides and grooms and increase your business, yet some wedding pros just haven’t embraced it.” Read more. 



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“Sandy preps a parade float for an epic Mardi Gras- themed ceremony and chats with an aloof bride-to-be on a reality series that freshens up the wedding genre.”


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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.38.29 PMShouldn’t Parents Have Fun At Weddings, Too? 

“May through October is peak wedding season, and because receptions can get repetitive, bride and groom often try to make their day distinctive. Sometimes the parents of the couple, often contributing part of the $30,000 average cost of a wedding, want to put their stamp on the event, too.” Read more. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.41.32 PMDestination Weddings & Wedding Planning 101 From Sandy Malone 

“SANDY MALONE owners of Weddings in Vieques, TLC’s  Wedding Island , and celebrated columnist for Huffington Post speaks to Easy Wedding Planning Blog about the ABC’s and 123’s of wedding planning.” Read more. 




Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.46.33 PMWhat It’s Like To Deliver Bad News For A Living 

“’I felt like the Grim Reaper,’ said Brenda Christensen, recalling her role in the layoffs of thousands of employees from fallen computer giant Wang Laboratories back in the 1980s. At first her job had entailed awarding vacations and prizes to top sales performers. But on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection, the company promoted her to inventorying assets in district offices (down to the pencils and staplers)—a sure harbinger of pink slips.” Read more.


monstersandcritics-square-logo-200Reality TV Star and Wedding Guru Sandy Malone Tells It Like It Is

“Readers here at Monsters and Critics know Sandy Malone as a guest blogger who covers the Real Housewives and Marriage Boot Camp on a regular basis. She is the hardworking owner of Weddings in Vieques, a full-service destination wedding planning company based on Vieques Island, seven miles off the coast of Puerto Rico.” Read more.

Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings 

Sandy Malone conducting her seminar on “Becoming A Successful Destination Wedding Planner.”

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.53.33 PMHere Comes The Debt: How Media is Changing The Way We Wed

“When destination-wedding planner Sandy Malone got married in 2004, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, Facebook was in its infancy and there were few bridal websites to draw from.” Read more. 



Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 1.57.26 PMSurprise! You Just Walked Into My Wedding

“Last spring, a few dozen guests stopped by a going-away party in Greenpoint for Khuong Phan and Shannon Belisario. Wearing casual summer dresses and slouchy jeans, the friends gathered at Paulie Gee’s pizza joint.” Read more. 

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 4.49.10 PMSt. Croix Caribbean Wedding Expo

“Sandy Malone is an experienced, professional destination wedding planner and the star of TLC’s “Wedding Island,” filmed next door on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.”

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.01.26 PMHow To Break Up With Your Wedding 

“There’s rarely a brighter day in a person’s life than the one they and their beloved decide to wed. But during the days and months between engagement and wedding, the initial delight can dim, and potential problems flare up under the spotlight.” Read more. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.06.51 PM” I Want My Clients To Have Fun With It,” Says Wedding Planner Sandy Malone of TLC’s Wedding Island

“Sandy Malone is the woman behind Weddings in Vieques, a full-service destination wedding planning company that will take your wildest island fantasy and make it come true. The vivacious personality is dedicated to making each and every bride happy with her special day and will do whatever it takes, as showcased in a recent episode when she found a helicopter at the last minute. Now, viewers can share the high tension and drama when they join this thick-skinned wedding planner on her escapades as she creates romantic magic on Wedding Island, TLC’s new series that showcases Malone and her company.” Read more. 

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.11.30 PMDesigners: All Hail ‘Wedding Island’s’ Fantastically Fierce Sandy Malone 

“Ok, I’ll admit it.

I watch a few reality shows 😉

Mostly because there are a few that feature some entrepreneurs that I particularly like – I suppose because I often see myself in them.” Read more. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 5.37.31 PMJobs For the Gents 

Divvy up a few key tasks based on the groomsman’s personality.

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.16.55 PMOhio State Alumna Sandy Malone to Appear on Reality TV Show ‘Wedding Island’ on TLC in July 

“From the confines of The Lantern newsroom to orchestrating black-tie affairs on the white sand beaches of a Caribbean vacation spot, Ohio State alumna Sandy Malone has had a busy career.” Read more. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.21.00 PMAntes de La Boda -Before the Wedding- TV Program Starts July 17th

“El Nuevo Día dedicó dos páginas a un artículo sobre la introducción del nuevo “reality show” que comienza el 17 de julio 2013, “Wedding Island”. Parte del mismo fué filmado en Vieques con la ayuda de Sandy Malone y su equipo de trabajadores de “Weddings in Vieques”. “…un equipo de 50 personas y siguió a Malone a todas horas durante dos periodos de varias semanas cada uno. El producto de ese trabajo es lo que verá el público durante el programa”.” Read more. 


Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 2.23.28 PMAnte de La Boda 

“Una novia decidió llegar montada a caballo a su ceremonia pero perdió el control del animal y aquello terminó pareciéndose más a un espectáculo circense que a un enlace nupcial.” Read more.