The Main Event
What to tweet, how to Instagram, and when to put the phone away.
- Why You Should Consider a Day Wedding
It's cheaper and you can eat scrambled eggs.
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.
- Moody Cakes
Dessert topped in deep chocolate frosting, gothic flowers, and dusty pastels — like you’re marrying Tim Burton.
- The Cakes Are Alive
Trade the fake flowers and fondant garnishes for desserts smothered in verbena leaves, berry medlies, and other very fresh toppings.
Food & Drink
- Meat or Vegetarian Options
Juicy house pastrami or Jerusalem-artichoke ricotta tarts?
- Silverware Free
Appetizers and entrées you eat with your hands.
- Smoky Cocktails
Five drinks with mezcal, Scotch, and tequila that will make your guests feel warm and fuzzy.
- Ensemble for Rent
You don’t have to make a mortgage-size investment on something you’ll only put on once. Here, six e-shops (plus some brick-and-mortar alternatives) offering special-occasion wares on loan.
- 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.