Weddings used to be simple. A broom, a shotgun, some livestock, and you were as good as kin. Fear not, modern bride. Somewhere between common law and complicated, there’s a wedding plan for you.
Savor the last moments of nonmarital bliss with a Horny Brazilian (a cocktail, of course) at a Loca Luna-hosted bachelorette bash (114 6th Street, Midtown; 404-875-4494).
Nosey Nuptial Nellys? Write ’em off with announcements from appointment-only stationery salon LKKern (675 Seminole Avenue Northeast, suite 209; 404-275-1373), stocked with luxe engravings, letterpress, and silk screens. Follow up with made-to-order cameo notes by Beegood Studio (Beehive Co-Op, 1831a Peachtree Road; 404-351-1166).
Hanky one: for Great Aunt Milly. Hankies two through 50: for your BBQ sauce-smothered hands at a LowCountry Barbecue rehearsal dinner. Contrast all that sauce with Lichen Frank’s pristine blooms.
Show up in a couture frock by SCAD graduate Heidi Elnora (4128 Crosshaven Lane; 205-977-7202). She’s based in Birmingham, but that’s a short haul when you’re prepping for the long one.
Wristlets large enough for cell, lipgloss, I.D., cash, and keys by C.L.I.C.K. bags (Lena Larose, 9700 Medlock Bridge Road; 678-957-9336) will keep your bridal party smiling through all the photo retakes. Kacey K monogram necklaces will more than make it up to them.
Steer clear of a touch-and-go reception with preceremony ballroom lessons from Mr. Twinkletoes (404-372-4125).
So take note and take it easy. Your kissing cousins are bound to approve.
Get a few more tips from the fall 2006 wedding guide.