Slippery When Wed

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to prevent the unwitting transformation of [your name here] into a stress-ridden, crazy-talking, card-carrying Bridezilla. Whether your wedding budget is for richer or poorer, from this day forward we suggest the following vows:

Always Use Your Words
Good communication starts with just-debuted letterpress invitations from Paper+Cup Design at Swee Swee Paperie or lyrical hand-painted cards from Ilee Custom Invitations.

Leave the Tough Stuff to the Pros
Let wedding planner Annette Lefebvre (206-679-8044, do the heavy lifting. Incredibly resourceful and partial to artisan vendors, she’s thrown highly personalized weddings everywhere from the Sunset Tavern to Paris.

jen's cakes!Don’t Go to Bed Mad (or on an Empty Stomach)
The only grumbling will be guests’ tummies, at the sight of a ginormous paella pan from Azafron Catering. Then let them eat cake from charming Jen’s Desserts.

Take Pleasure in the Details
Can’t afford Luly Yang but got your heart set on couture? Try surprisingly affordable Belltown designer Kiko Rodriguez. Grooms deserve the royal treatment, too, with hip custom suits (or reworked Goodwill scores) by tailor Scott Kuhlman (2419 First Avenue, 206-441-1999).

erin jane!Cherish Your Support System
A private party at cozy Spa Noir and custom bracelets from Erin Jane Designs or Anthousa fragrances, available at Essenza (615 North 35th Street, 206-547-4895), will help your maids overlook any day-of diva behavior.

Live Every Moment Like It’s Your Last
Capture them all with photojournalistic shots by John & Joseph Photography and stylish, Super 8-enhanced videography by Lumiere Bridal. Leave the soundtrack to Chop Suey talent buyer and special event DJ Kristoffer K (206-755-5343,

There now, that wasn’t so bad. And once all the planning’s done, do you promise to take a deep breath, relax, and have the time of your life?

Of course you do.

Need more divine inspiration? Check out our Everywhere wedding guide.

Luly Yang
1218 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
2120 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
2419 1st Ave
@ Battery St
Seattle, WA 98121
615 N 35th St
bt Fremont Pl & Evanston Ave
Seattle, WA 98103