The Main Event
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
Flowers & Centerpieces
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
- An 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.
- 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 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.
Food & Drink
- Around the World Menu
Italian, Persian, Mexican, Thai, and Jamaican menus from five local caterers.
- Picky Eaters
Five menus for dietarily restricted affairs.
- Don’t Spill This on Your Dress
A pickled martini, beet sangria, and other savory cocktails from local drink-makers.
- 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.