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The (Big) Day

You’re a no-nonsense gal. And much to your mother’s chagrin, a no-fuss bride, too. You want the good stuff but hold the drama, please. So we’ll tell it like it is.

The Rock
Just a simple girl with a dream. A dream of a bangin’, one-of-a-kind ring that’ll blind people. Let designer (and The Ruby Door owner) Tracey Weiss (617-720-2001 or customize@therubydoor.com) create your custom bauble. She specializes in unheated sapphires and traditional diamonds but can hunt down any stone.

he’s with the band!The Ring
You would never date a guy who wears jewelry, but your groom better rock his wedding ring like Liberace. Turn to Gideon Weisz for a masculine (but not at all plain) band he’ll happily wear ever after.

The Maids
You know they’re all complaining (your maid of honor has a big mouth), so get those bitches into dresses they won’t bitch about. Cibeline offers more than twenty styles of coordinating dresses in custom fabrics and colors.

one hot mama!The Mom
Let your mother have the spotlight (for one hot minute) in a bespoke frock by Michael De Paulo (781-789-0764 or michael@michaeldepaulo.com). The Boston native (and trained architect) designs dramatic, sculptural gowns using satin, lace, and taffeta.

The Paperwork
Create a pretty paper trail with handmade invites, programs, and place cards by Angela Liguori. Choose your own stock, color, font, and liner — she’ll hand-press it all. (Bonus: Liguori’s a calligrapher, too.)

table’s set!The Details
The last thing on your wedding to-do list is the last thing you want to do. Fini Concierge has stepped into the wedding game and charges by the hour. Or hand off the whole thing to Tamar Salter Frieze, a veteran Boston planner who just launched her own company.

The Face
Concealer and ChapStick ain’t gonna to cut it. Trish McEvoy-trained makeup artist Stacey Frasca (781-389-2990 or staceyfrasca@aol.com) will use all her favorite cosmetics (and yours, too, if you’d like) to make you even more gorgeous.

these buds are for you!The Bouquets
You’re spending a fortune on flowers and still don’t know the difference between a ranunculus and a rose. A bouquet-making class from Table & Tulip will teach you the diff and how to bundle your own blooms.

The Dance
You two may have rhythm in the bedroom but on the dance floor? Not so much. Take your betrothed and a CD of your first-dance song to Choreographing the Moment, a two-session course, and you’ll be ready to dazzle as soon as you’re pronounced husband and wife.

And there you have it.


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