The Main Event
An everything guide to give-and-take — among couples, future in-laws, and sensitive bridesmaids.
- Why Your Pet Should Be Invited to Your Wedding
My bridesmaid, the red hen.
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
- Now on the Menu
Coconut curry from Babu Ji, DIY tacos from El Cortez, spicy fried chicken from Fuku.
- Rehearsal Dinner Finds
Hot restaurants that will host you the night before.
- You’re Married! Now Take a Shot
Five local bartenders concoct classy alternatives to the lemon drop.
- 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.