January '10 Wedding Issue

They’ve heard it all

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.

Can you top these?

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.

For the couple who has it all…

What do you get the couple who has everything — or at least already has a toaster and waffle iron? According to U.S. Census reports, the average age of brides and grooms rises each year.

Ready, set, register

What could be more fun for a bride-to-be than creating a registry? It’s like a fantasy shopping trip, and those beautiful household items will be the backdrop for a couple’s married life.