A seasoned wedding DJ, Bill Manos says the big day is all about the bride and groom, no matter what. “A lot of times, brides and grooms don’t want normal wedding-reception music — the chicken dance, hokey-pokey, things like that,” says Manos, owner of Sound Waves DJ Service.
Flowers have been popular cake decorations for years, but Rebecca Martin, owner of Sweet on You Bakery in Stamford, Conn., says brides are choosing a wider variety of blossoms. Orchids and hydrangeas are frequent stars. And colors are warming up.