The Main Event
A rooftop farm high above the East River, a lighthouse on the Long Island Sound, a barn amid the rolling Catskills, and other spots with sprawling vistas.
- Beyond the Photo Booth
An old-timey phonograph, a tepee, and other out-of-the-box bonus entertainment for your guests.
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 D.J. & Photographer
Kenan Juska and Ro Agents on film, digital photography, and more.
Music & Dancing
- An Original Soundtrack
However obscure your tastes may be—nineties Pavement tracks, twenties jazz standards—eight hyperspecific wedding bands are up for the challenge.
- Hey, Mr. D.J.
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 D.J.-or-Band Debate
It’s a conundrum for the ages. To settle the score, we liquored up two seasoned D.J.’s and two veteran band leaders and let them take it to the mats.
- Eight Other Acts Guaranteed to Pack a Dance Floor
The Dexter Lake Club Band, D.J. Gaza, and more.
Food & Drink
- Elevate the Basics
Casual dishes (dry-rubbed ribs, fried chicken and waffles) get dressed up by the city’s top caterers.
- Ask the Bartender
Christy Pope on specialty cocktails, full bars, and more.
- Make It Pop
Fizzy-cocktail recipes from five local drinkmasters.
- 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.