Join us as Sandy Malone shares her expertise on destination weddings.

About Sandy Malone

Sandy Malone is the star of TLC’s reality show “Wedding Island” and a regular blogger for The Huffington Post.  She’s the owner of Weddings in Vieques, a successful Caribbean destination wedding planning company based on tiny Vieques Island, seven miles off the coast of Puerto Rico. She also owns Weddings in Culebra, Flowers in Vieques and Boutique in Vieques.

Prior to wedding planning, Sandy had a career in public relations and government affairs in Washington, DC, where her husband was a SWAT commander. Bill Malone retired as a police captain when they moved to Vieques Island to open the wedding planning business. Sandy’s degree is in Journalism from The Ohio State University, and she holds two ‘Marks of Excellence’ from the Society of Professional Journalists in Spot News and Investigative Reporting. Sandy became Managing Editor of Campaigns & Elections Magazine within a year of graduation, and then moved to New York to write the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal.

Daily Tip

Kiss a lot. Say I love you a lot. Remember the words ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. And remember that your spouse is supposed to be the most important person in your world all the time.

Relationship Resource

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Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Tips for Engaged Couples or Newlyweds

When you get engaged, don’t run out and invite everyone in the world to be in your wedding party! Don’t announce your wedding date and put out a bunch of information that isn’t confirmed, and that you might have to take back later.

If You Could Give Only One Piece of Advice…

Do your homework and talk through everything together alone. Don’t argue out the menu in front of your parents. Don’t argue about your flower budget while you’re on the phone with your wedding planner. Plan your wedding together and make it a fun thing!

Have one date night a week where wedding planning is not up for discussion.

Interview Links

Sandy’s website

Weddings in Vieques

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