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At BBS, we always have an eye on current trends, but we also love to help our couples set the trend. In our blog, we’ll bring you the hottest styles and themes, as well as some of our own daring twists on tradition.


You’ll also get to “meet” some of our favorite professionals in the industry. We work with many talented people who are as devoted as we are to infusing the personality and style of our couples into every single detail of the wedding. Ahhhh…that’s pure bliss.

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Top 2017 Wedding Professional Memories

As 2017 comes to an end, Bliss by Sam Wedding Planners wanted to showcase our top five favorite memories of 2017 with you our readers!

In no particular order . . .

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A Wedding Planners Best Kept Secrets

Today we’re chatting and spilling some of our wedding planner’s best kept secrets. While our secrets of a planner guide is intended to be far more comprehensive, this set of secrets is intended to be a few of the detailed “pro tips” that lend to success prior to your big day. Think of this list a your “checklist” of items, ensuring all the ‘i’s have been dotted and the ‘t’s crossed.

If you like this feature, FYI stay tuned! Our next post will help cover some of the best secrets for the ceremony and reception.

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Our Favorite Destination Wedding Venues

Greetings! We’ve been looking to curate this post for ages at Bliss. It has taken us a bit to narrow down some of our top destination wedding spots four our brides and grooms. Today we’re sharing our favorite destination wedding locales.

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Photo Courtesy of La Cervara – Eventi

These top spots are perfect for your destination wedding and honeymoon travels. We’ll take you to the islands of the Caribbean, romantic castles of Scotland, breathtaking views on the Riviera, to the pure exotic beauty of the South Pacific. We dare you to try and make it to the conclusion of this post without gushing over the beauty of these travel destinations and sending this link to your fiancee!

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[caption id="attachment_7076" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Puerto Rican Destination Wedding Photo Credit: Sam H. (author's own)[/caption]

Musts for Destination Wedding Planning

Happy spring everyone! Today we’re back sharing some of our tips for planning a destination wedding. If you ask nearly any wedding professional, you’ll hear over-and-over the importance of hiring expertise when planning your wedding. After all, your wedding is only one day– and you want to enjoy every moment of it, not be stuck planning and managing every detail. The necessity of hiring professionals is only amplified when couples consider planning destination weddings. We’re sharing our MUSTS when considering a destination event.

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February 2017: Bliss Buzz – Advice for the Newly Engaged

Hey everybody. Welcome to the February edition of Bliss Buzz. For those of you who are new, welcome! This is my monthly video where I talk about what’s going on with me, and I give tips to those of you who are planning your wedding.

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