I Do’s and Don’ts

Oh, oh, oh. Looks like somebody up and put a ring on it. A few planning pointers are our gift to you.

Do: Hire a Pro
At first meeting, Sashay Creative Events owners Katy Cobb and Alyssa Olson are the kind of girls you want to plan your bachelorette party. They’ve also been known to plan prim receptions and proper rehearsal dinners down to the last detail. And P.S.: Olson moonlights with softy solid gold cover band Yacht Rock Revue. Sail away to mustachio’d melodies that keep 10 High packed come Thursday night.

bauble head!

Don’t: Forget About Your Buhbie
You’re marrying his family, too. Keep the memories alive and track your future shared family tree with personal history services by Heritage Creations. Gift bridesmaids and matrons alike with Honeybee Collection jewelry that goes from stately to mod and back again.

flower power!

Do: Leave Room to Grow
Get creative and do your own tablescapes with exotic seedlings, Molton Brown candles, and crystal potpourri from the gem of a greenhouse at Lush Life Home & Garden (146 East Andrews Drive; 404-841-9661). Or let Boukates floral designer Katie Wilson do the bouquet preening for you.

gimme love!Don’t: Get all Chichi Pooh-Pooh
Start with sturdy-chic registry picks like melamine plates by Working Class Studio (ShopSCAD, 1600 Peachtree Street; 404-253-2769). Nix staid engagement poses in lieu of girly, beautiful photos capturing the real you, dress and all, with Allie and Chris Bartelski at The Reason.

bring joy!

Do: Get Caught Up in the Details
That’s what people like Joy Thigpen are here for. She’s a shutterbug. She’s a stylist. And she revels in the minute deets, relics, and visual touches that will make your wedding album look picture perfect. Stay on task — and on budget — with a designer gown from new luxury consignment shop Le Dress Boutique (3255 Peachtree Road; 404-842-1955).

miss pickles!

Don’t: Forget to Make It Your Own
Miss Pickles Press invites, pastry toppers, and party favors match Southern charm and high style as well as Cupid himself. One-stop shop StudioWed (1000 Marietta Street, suite 124; 404-879-0074) is a brand new slice of heaven. A multivendor co-op, demo kitchen, and mod social parlor (for showers, consults, and cocktail parties) are a DIY planner’s dream.

In the mood for a few more do’s? Don’t miss DailyCandy Weddings, the new site for all things nuptial.