Wedding Planning

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Bling Things

Forget the boring solitaire set and plain gold band. Wedding rings now run the gamut from diamond-encrusted his-and-hers pairs to delicately engraved bands that need no hefty rock.

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It’s A Piece of Cake

We asked four bakers to whip up a white cake with buttercream frosting and raspberry filling, then corralled our editors for a taste-off.

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Comfort Zones

Sometimes the best getaways are those that remind you ever so slightly of home —in a totally exotic way, of course. Five direct flights guarantee romance and relaxation.


Paper Tales

Weddings are exciting, memorable, and fun. And then there’s all the paperwork. Marblehead-based manners master Jodi Smith helps local couples decode the ins and outs of invitations, thank-you notes, and RSVPs.

Bed Rest

How to get ample shuteye before the big day.

Meet the Press

Who says wedding stationery has to be stuffy?

Go, Go, Gadgets

Fill your registry with updated editions of essential kitchen classics: espresso makers, knife blocks, kitchen timers and more.

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Hot Shots

Even if you’re not a natural on camera, the right moves can help you look the part.

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The $450-a-Head Dinner

The wedding dinner is often an afterthought, served somewhere between the “I do”s and dancing. Enter the Fairmont Copley Plaza’s recipe for the ultimate foodie reception.

Glossed Over

You’ve spent hours obsessing over the perfect lip color. Now make it stick.

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Great Whites

For wedding gowns, off-white is trés chic. For teeth? Not so much. Which bleaching products work, and which are just expensive? We asked Dr. Robert Emami of Dental Specialties in Randolph for his favorites.

Take it Off

Prewedding prep often means handing over your DIY hair-removal efforts to the pros. How to weather the hot wax and waxing in general.

Color Me Good

We risk orange streaks to find treatments that provide a believable bronze. 

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The Experts

Eight wedding experts lend their advice to soon-to-be newlyweds on photographs, music, gifts, and more.