Metro Weekly

The Wedding Issue

Metro Weekly's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Ceremony

It’s one thing to know than you can get married. It’s another thing to actually do it.

Now that marriage equality is the law of the land in the nation’s capital, gay and lesbian couples are free to tie the knot the same as their straight friends and families. But now that you have your marriage license in hand, what comes next?

Everything, in fact, comes next.

Caterers. Photographers. Rings. Cakes. Venues.

It can all be confusing, but with the right help it doesn’t have to be. In the following pages you’ll find the advice, tips and (occasional) tricks that will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Included here is a full listing of all the businesses and individuals mentioned in each article.

And as you walk down the aisle, you may be taking a step forward for equality, but never forget that your taking a step into your future – together.

  • The Sweet Spot: A wedding is truly the occasion to have your cake and eat it too
  • With this Ring: Engagement and wedding bands can fit every budget
  • Catering to You: It might seem indulgent, but it really is all about you
  • Dollars and Scents: For a wedding to remember, make room in your budget for flower power
  • Wedding Snappers: A professional photographer can help you tell the story of your big day
  • Finding Your Place: In Washington, the perfect space for your wedding isn’t far
  • Hand Holders: A wedding planner can ease the stress of tying the knot
  • Time to Tie the Knot: As Californians might tell you, the best time to marry is now
  • Wedding Resources: List of cakes, rings, caterers, photographers, venues, and planners
Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.