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Plan Your Best Wedding

By Jessica Bowne | May 19, 2015 | Lifestyle

Just engaged? Congratulations! Wondering how to start planning? We'll have you on your way to putting together a memorable wedding in no time.

Lenox Hotel

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;

Steve Memmolo and Classic Yellow

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;

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

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;

Winston Flowers

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;


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.


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;

Party By Design

“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;

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