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The Planner

The Main Event

Let Your Wedding-Prep Team Come to You

A range of new and unexpected in-apartment services, including dance lessons in your living room, makeup in your bathroom, and a bridesmaid-for-hire.

32 Great New Ideas for Your Wedding Registry

Portuguese coffee pots, cheese-of-the-month clubs, and more.

The Art of Compromising in Wedding Planning

An everything guide to give-and-take — among couples, future in-laws, and sensitive bridesmaids.

On a Budget

Invitations

8 Statement-Making Wedding Invitations

Draw them in with a dramatic palette.

Ask a Stationer

“I’m the etiquette police. I make sure the invitations are beautiful and reflect the couple, but I’m also very involved in choosing the text. It sets the tone for the event.”

Flowers & Centerpieces

Minimalist Bouquets That Won’t Hide Your Dress

So all eyes are on you.

Ask the Florists

Sierra Yaun and Juliet Totten on choosing seasonal flowers, and more.

Photography & Videos

The Drone Photographer

"When I go about 400 feet up, I can see four miles away."

Ask a Cinematographer

Andy Biscontini of Kiss the Bride Films on highlight reels, and more.

Ask a DJ & Photographer

Kenan Juska and Ro Agents on film, digital photography, and more.

Music & Dancing

BandsHow to Tear It Up

Whether you have two left feet or just appeared on Dancing With the Stars: the best Lindy Hop and samba New York has to offer.

Hey, Mr. DJ

What music-industry insiders requested at their own nuptials.

BandsAsk the Band

The 45 Riots on finding the right band, and more.

Their Song

Nine brides and grooms reveal the story behind the choice.

The DJ-or-Band Debate

It’s a conundrum for the ages. To settle the score, we liquored up two seasoned DJs and two veteran band leaders and let them take it to the mats.

8 Other Acts Guaranteed to Pack a Dance Floor

The Dexter Lake Club Band, DJ Gaza, and more.

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Cakes

Wedding CakesBlack & White Cakes

Vanilla buttercream, chocolate ganache — and other classic options.

Makes You Actually Want to Eat

Lemon poppy, Chocolate pistachio, crushed berries— and no flavorless fondant in sight.

Food & Drink

MenusComfort Fare

Something about a winter wedding just makes you want to eat brick-oven pizza and French-onion grilled cheese.

Rehearsal Dinner Finds

Hot restaurants that will host you the night before.

MenusGetting the Booze Right

A helpful questionnaire.

Don't Spill This on Your Dress

A pickled martini, beet sangria, and other savory cocktails from local drink-makers.

Organization

What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day

How to ensure the photos turn out okay, the dress stays dry, and the groom can still ride in on a horse.

Ask a Venue Finder

"You shouldn’t have to fill out a massive inquiry form in order to get information about a venue. By the time you’ve finished, someone else has already booked it."

Notes on a Toast

Lauren Lumsden gave the crowd-pleasing speech below at her best friend’s wedding. In the footnotes, Lumsden reflects on her strategy and how a Val Kilmer reference came in handy.

The Day-of Emergency Kit

How stylist Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York wards off disasters.

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