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The Planner

The Main Event

Tiny, Big, Bigger

From a 60-guest Brooklyn cabin to a massive Gilded Age bank, reception spots for affairs both intimate and less so.

When the Venue Falls Through

Disaster-preparedness tips.

Invitations

Draw Them In

Go the more personal route with hand-illustrated invitations.

Ask a Stationer

Lisa Hedge of Venamour Stationery & Ephemera on e-vites and the latest trends.

Flowers & Centerpieces

Single-Color Bouquets

Hold something bold on the big day.

Ask the Florists

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

Photography & Videos

Ask a Cinematographer

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

Never Say ‘Cheese’ Again

Photojournalists offer a vérité alternative to traditional shooters.

Ask a DJ & Photographer

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

Music & Dancing

BandsAn Original Soundtrack

However obscure your tastes may be—'90s Pavement tracks, '20s jazz standards—eight hyperspecific wedding bands are up for the challenge.

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 DJ’s 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 CakesSmall Cake/Tall Cake

A single-layer buttercream creation, or a graham-cracker cheesecake stacked taller than the flower girl? Local bakers do dessert both ways.

Let Him Eat Groom’s Cake

Eight confections designed with specific fiancés in mind.

Food & Drink

MenusAround the World Menu

Italian, Persian, Mexican, Thai, and Jamaican menus from five local caterers.

Picky Eaters

Five menus for dietarily restricted affairs.

MenusDont Spill This on Your Dress

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

Playing the Standards

A discerning caterer can reimagine even the most basic of entrées. Here, a few inventive takes on beef, chicken, fish, and veggie dishes.

Organization

The Everything Guide to a Better Bachelorette Party

Five local, slightly off-the-beaten-path itineraries for every type of bride-to-be.

Ask a Registry Entrepreneur

Kathy Cheng of Thankful Registry on big-box retailers and common registry pitfalls.

Not Another Blender

Newlyweds reveal the wedding gifts they actually use.

The Day-of Emergency Kit

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

The Everything Guide to Kids

How to keep your pint-size guests happy, fed, and under control.

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