Wedding march

Spring 2006

Courtesy Of KCL Photography

Wedding season is approaching, bearing with it a parade of familiar fanfare: the bouquet toss, the formal dinner, the chicken dance, biblical readings, a limousine getaway, and hundreds of things in between. But if you’re participating in this parade you might find yourself turning your back on such standard traditions, or shuddering at their price tags.

The fourth annual Sacramento News & Review’s Bridal Guide aims to give you the inspiration, resources and good sense you’ll need to plan an event that, on average, now costs more than a new car. Consult our list of Sacramento area venues and vendors. Read our short articles on starting a bridal registry, incorporating your personality into your wedding, and identifying cost-saving alternatives. Laugh a little. We’ve even thrown in a our top-ten wedding movies in case you need some stimulation.

Sure, there’s a lot riding on your wedding day. But that doesn’t mean getting there shouldn’t be memorable and fun—starting now.

Your wedding, your way
Attend enough weddings and they all start to look the same. Defy the cookie-cutter mentality and add your own personal style to your special day.

Oh no, not another crock pot!
With people getting married, and remarried, later in life, bridal registries aren’t what they used to be

Tying the knot on a shoestring
Don’t let your dream day turn into a financial nightmare

Bridal Listings
Resource guide

Writer: Alexis Raymond
Copy Editor: Nicholas Miller
Designer: Tim Towles
Project Manager: Melinda Castro