The Main Event
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
- 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
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
- How 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.
- Ask 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.
Food & Drink
- Comfort 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.
- Getting the Booze Right
A helpful questionnaire.
- 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.