Any former bride or groom will tell you that the key to minimizing stress on the big day is staying organized. Know your timeline, communicate with your bridal party, and keep track of all the important elements, such as your vows. An efficient and meaningful way to store your sentiments is to use a made-to-order vow book from Wedding Story Writer. Customize your designs with a variety of fetching fabrics, foils, and archival materials. Booklets come with shorter, traditional vows written out under delicate silk ribbon with two blank pages for your personal thoughts, promises, and illustrations to make the keepsakes truly your own. Prices starting at $300; weddingstorywriter.com
COVER: Photographed by Tracey Morris. Hair and makeup by Paul Venoit. “Zodiac” tulle-embroidered gown with sequin-covered mermaid skirt, $5,600 by Claire Pettibone; clairepettibone.com. Drop earrings with rose quartz and fluorite ($865) and fluorite-andemerald
ring1($87095), both by Iradj Moini.
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