Getting hitched may be a gamble, but no-fuss planning tips are always a sure bet. Read on for ideas that are anything but risky business.
Leave it to a bunch of editors (ahem) to fall for new site Twenty Pages, where couples can publish personalized magazines devoted to fun facts, wedding weekend trivia, family histories, and more ($490 and up).
You’re living a fairy tale. It’s only fitting to have Olam designer Michelle Friedman sew a custom wedding canopy laced with bits of everything from the first-date T-shirt to your grandmother’s bridal gown ($600 and up).
Knitting whiz Courtney Zurcher keeps your head in the game with her newly launched line of headpieces, shoe clips, and sashes ($40-$250) with hand-shaped, -dyed, and -sewn petals in the color of your choice.
Bhldn’s bow tie bottle stoppers ($10) put a stylish cork in chilled rehearsal dinner champagne, while the wedding party speeches warm up the crowd.
Backwoods setting? On trend. Backwoods photo service? Not a city snowball’s chance in Appalachia. Photographer James Fitzgerald III packs light and turns out lo-fi photography that’s simple, beautiful, and worthy of the poshest mantel.
New York and New England-based prop shop The Trove by Poppies & Posies specializes in the sort of apothecary-hipster wares ($4 and up) that keep food stylists grabbing for more. Rent its stuff (or shop the vintage-inspired retail collection) to make your tablescapes sing.
Get crafty and whip up your own drink and dessert bars with sweet tea vodka recipes, whiskey butterscotch sauce serving tips, and more from new release Edible DIY($12).
Forgo cakes and treat guests to Nye’s caramel latte-, apple pie-, Key lime-, and strawberry shortcake-flavored ice cream sandwiches ($5 and up) stamped with your new monogram.
Send guests off with sweet parting gifts. Fatty Sundays & Co.’s gourmet pretzel sticks come in toasted coconut, PB&J, pumpkin, or mix-and-match flavors and can be customized from palette to package calligraphy.
Your big day’s going to be a blur, but that’s no reason to miss out on a morning-after tag fest. New free app Wedding Party collects guests’ smartphone wedding snaps into one searchable Web gallery.
Adventurous honeymooners shouldn’t have to sacrifice champagne. Glam camping service Yellowstone Under Canvas prearranges everything from luxury tents to sunset vistas and bottle service.
Sophia Graydon’s impossibly luxe silk, lace, and cashmere sleepwear ($295-$3,950) is the only thing — if anything — you’ll want to wear on your honeymoon.