Just engaged? Congratulations! Wondering how to start planning? We'll have you on your way to putting together a memorable wedding in no time.
Thinking of doing a honeymoon staycaction or doing a larger trip later in the year? Book a Penthouse Suite at the Lenox Hotel. The 750-plus square-foot room offers view of the Back Bay and a separate sleeping space and living room. 61 Exeter St., 617-536-5300; lenoxhotel.com
Everyone knows a boring DJ or band can ruin the pacing of a wedding. You won't have this problem with Steve Memmolo & Classic Yellow, a eclectic party-focused band that plays everything from Hip Hop to Motown and more. They can bring a three- to 10-piece band based on what you are looking for and the space you have. 617-909-0824; musicmanage.com/artists/Classic_Yellow
Thinking of a city wedding in the heart of the city? The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common's ballroom overlooking the city provides the perfect romantic backdrop for a wedding. Executive chef Frank Kassner will work with you on perfecting a menu, whether you want to host guests for a full weekend or just the reception. 10 Avery St., 617-574-7100; ritzcarlton.com
Whether you are looking for high or low centerpieces or a wall of roses, Winston Flowers does it all from your reception tables to the bridal boutique. 131 Newbury St., 800-457-4901; winstonflowers.com
See yourself in a romantic-modern outfit for your wedding? We have our eyes on the multi-tiered rose-hued Cate gown and the new Matilda Jumpsuit, for the bride channeling Bianca Jagger. Bhldn.com
Attention brides! Treat yourself or your bridesmaids to a gifting party at MiniLuxe so they will be wedding-ready with manicures and pedicures. Put your best foot (and hands) forward on your wedding day. 296 Newbury St., 857-362-7444; miniluxe.com
“Trends have changed and weddings are smaller and more intimate,” says Franny Andahazy, Creative Director and Owner of PBD Events. Andahazy and here team are known to entirely change a space for a wedding, including replacing floors for the event and adding patterns or initials to the dance floor. “We once did a wedding for beekeepers and the golden glow of honey jars created a backdrop behind the bar, “ says Andahazy “while real bee trays were used to serve appetizers during cocktails.” 530 West St., #1, Braintree, 781-848-1665; pbd-events.com