The Vow Factor

Wedded bliss is just around the corner. Until then, engagement tiffs are in full force.

Settle the score (duh, Sinatra) and other wedding-planning spats here.

Fresh Beginnings
Cut the wedding planner? No prob: Bridal gown and accessories boutique Blush Couture just opened The Wedding Party Studio, a small but info-packed research library chock-full of industry pro portfolios, bridal glossies, local DJ samplings, and free champagne. Go to Zinke Design for the garter; we adore the Southern label’s sweet silk style with a French blue bow.

go monique!

Note This
Get it write at Paper Source, which offers 52 custom wedding invitations and announcements (the vintage playbill style really sings) and a slew of DIY options. Wedding dress designer Monique Lhuillier’s affordable letterpressed invites arrive this week at Paperie & Co.

great space!

Scene and Heard
You love the outdoors, but garden weddings literally make you sick. Avoid allergy attacks at Studios 1019, a budding 7,000-square-foot indoor white venue with a lush green atrium, rock walls, and soothing fifteen-foot waterfall.

party on!

The Bachelorette
Say sayonara to singledom with Ra Sushi’s Fling Before the Ring prix fixe dinner that includes apps, sushi, entrees, dessert, a cocktail (the peach-raspberry Gold Digger martini is money), and goodie bag. Follow it with a slumber party at nearby NYLO Plano at Legacy hotel; mention DailyCandy and receive a special $75 weekend room rate. Don’t forget the lingerie: We heart the cheap boy short and cami sets by Affinitas Intimates at Trousseau.

picture perfect!

Picture This
Not only does Mark Herron photograph weddings, he also builds engagement websites, designs custom stationery (digitally, of course), and makes leather-bound albums. Get camera ready with Xen-Tan, a Texas-based sunless tanning lotion and bronzing powder label at Nordstrom.


Sweet Endings
Friends are forking out a lot of dough for your destination nuptials. Return the favor with Society Bakery’s pretty petit fours or traditional cinnamon-flavored Mexican wedding cookies rolled in powdered sugar. In case pals forget, toss Write Selection’s eye-popping patterned acrylic toothbrushes in the bag, too.

Craving more? Check out DailyCandy Weddings, a new site hopelessly devoted to you and your big day.

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