Spring/Summer 2009: The Experts

The Bridge Builder

If you’ve parted ways with your religion or you’re merging two faiths, your wedding might call for a different kind of officiant. Elly Jackson tells us how to create an event that’s personal and inclusive.

The Sharpshooters

After months of planning, brides are often left with an “it’s over already?” feeling at ceremony’s end—hence the wild popularity of wedding albums. Since you’ll want to save yours for life, it’s crucial to make every shot count. See Person + Killian’s tips for creating a page-turning wedding album.

The Mix Master

Maybe you love Top 40, but can’t stand cover bands. Or maybe you’re just dying to do the funky chicken. (Hey, it’s your day.) Regardless of your playlist, it’s imperative to always keep the party going. Siman Entertainment’s tips on how to keep your guests—grandma included—on the dance floor.

The Partymaker

Hiring a seasoned pro to throw your big-day fete may not save you cash—but it just might save your sanity. Hopple Popple’s Linda Matzkin’s tips for hosting a totally original affair.

The Gift Givers

The fantasy goes: It’s all about you. And it is, sort of. But what about your humble wedding party, parents, and groom? Turns out, you’ll have to give (almost) as good as you get. South End business owners Jill Goldberg, Moria Flynn Riordan, and Elisabeth Herbert share their solutions on what to buy friends, fiancés, parents, and guests.