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Wedding Planning Guides & Partners


The Dessy Group is proud to introduce PANTONE WEDDING™ - brought to you in partnership with PANTONE, the world color authority. PANTONE WEDDING™ is a collection of wedding planning tools that will help make your wedding planning process seem effortless. You can design wedding inspiration style boards, like the one shown above, that show off your favorite Dessy colors, styles, and wedding accessories as well as inspirational wedding theme photos. Share your wedding inspiration style boards with your wedding party and vendors via email or post them on your wedding website or blog. And coordinate your chosen wedding colors with PANTONE Color Swatches that you can leave with your bridesmaids, florist, wedding planner & more; or our new PANTONE color fan guide, a portable fan deck of all the 194 colors for spring 2010. Get started now »

Wedding Invitations by Minted

Wedding Invitations & Stationery by Minted

Whatever your wedding style may be, Minted offers wedding invitations and wedding stationery to accent the glamorous, fun and luxurious nature of your ceremony. All of their wedding invitations are tailored to your style, completely customizable and delivered with a superior level of customer service. Shop for wedding invitations »

NewlyWish Wedding Gift Registry

NewlyWish Wedding Gift Registry

NewlyWish is a NYC-based online gift registry service, providing a network of the City's best shops, all in one place, so that you can truly love your registry. NewlyWish offers a variety of gifts, from kitchen equipment, bed and bath, to spas and fitness centers, dancing lessons, museum memberships, cultural events, and more...And the gift giving goes beyond the registry, to include unique wedding party gifts from Dessy and other fine shops, favors, and gifts for parents. Please visit to get started on your registry.

Bridesmaid Guides

The Brides Guide to Bridesmaids

The Brides Guide to Bridesmaids

Planning your wedding is not easy. Everyone has advice. Everyone has an opinion. And that's just the people you know! If you were to read just half the books, pamphlets, web sites, etc. written in the last half-century about wedding etiquette and protocol, you'd be reading and planning until your retirement! So how do you choose whose advice to heed and what resources are most relevant. read the guide | view PDF

Bridesmaids Guide Wedding Traditions

Bridesmaids Guide: Wedding Traditions

Bridesmaids play an essential role in wedding traditions that span the globe and date back centuries. The bridesmaids are counted on to perform timeless duties, from warding off evil spirits to keeping the groom on his toes. Wedding traditions and beliefs may have changed over the years, but the significance of the bridesmaid remains the same - a symbol of trust, devotion and friendship. View our bridesmaids guide video for a fun, historical look at the role of bridesmaids.

Wedding Style Guides

Bridesmaids Style Goes Beyond the Wedding Day

Bridesmaids Style Goes Beyond the Wedding Day

More than ever before, bridesmaid's dresses mirror the best trends from the fashion runways and red carpets. The dress, in fact, is one of the season's most appealing fashion statements, and both the bride and her attendants will delight in the selection. Whether sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, slip dress or two-piece dress, there's a look to suit every taste and to highlight the best features of each member of the bridal party. read more

Dessy's Destination Wedding Dress Trend Report

Dessy's Destination Wedding Dress Trend Report

When they started, destination weddings smacked of daring adventure and romance. The alternative, escapist feel of a beach ceremony was akin to that of an elopement. Today, destination weddings are more the rule than the exception, as these so–called stolen moments have exploded into elaborate week-long ceremonies complete with extended family, orchid petals and exotic cuisine. read more

Dessy's Destination Wedding Attire Guide

Dessy's Destination Wedding Attire Guide

When it comes to your exotic ceremony, the destination wedding dress is just the beginning. Find out how to embrace head-to-toe tropical beauty, from the most beautiful beach blooms to the perfect island-inspired pedicure. Just because you're having a destination wedding doesn't mean you don't deserve all the bridal pampering and preparation your heart desires. Dessy shows you how. read more

Destination Wedding Dresses For Fairy Tale Weddings

Destination Wedding Dresses For Fairy Tale Weddings

A wedding dress is the embodiment of all the excitement, possibility and promise your new love holds. As such, the destination wedding dress is the most singularly romantic, daring and adventurous purchase a bride can make. Investing in a destination wedding dress means dressing for the unexpected, gilding yourself in a gown that will stand up to what ever foreign magic awaits. Find out more about this sacred dress, from the history to the significance. read more

Wedding Stationery Guide

Invitation Guide

Wedding Invitation Guide

A complete wedding includes more than just the ceremony: showers, parties, and notes of thanks are all in order. Dessy will bring you up to speed on everything you need to know about wedding stationery, from "Will You" to "Thank You.". Dessy offers this $6.95 guide for free in HTML format for our valued customers. read more

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Cards

How to ask - Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Invite those most important to you to stand by your side with beautiful multi-colored flowers. The Dessy Group has partnered with Oh Joy! Studio to design a line of bridesmaid cards using a mix of playful pattern, organic texture, and a vibrant use of color. Available exclusively from The Dessy Group. View our line of bridesmaid cards »

For Your Wedding Party

Men's Formalwear

Men's Formalwear

The Dessy Group is pleased to offer Tuxedo Vests, Ties and Accessories in a wide range of colors. AND, don't miss our NEW premium collection of pure silk woven ties, perfectly styled to complement any special occasion. AfterSix for men offers tuxedos and formalwear by John Galante, Seven Unlimited and After Six. View Tuxedos by AfterSix »

Dessy Twist Wrap Dress

The Dessy Twist Wrap Dress - endless wearable options

The Dessy Twist wrap dress can be twisted and wrapped in countless ways, just change the wrap to change the look. The Twist wrap dress will provide your bridesmaids with endless wearable options, in your choice of cocktail length or full length in 12 popular colors. Designed in luxurious, hand washable matte jersey, this convertible dress packs well and is ideal for destination weddings, or even your honeymoon. The Twist wrap dress gives you a chance to design your own dress. Learn how to tie your wrap dress »

Dessy Girl Doll Dresses

Dessy Girl Doll Dresses - the perfect flower girl gift

Dessy Girl doll dresses make the perfect flower girl gifts. Dessy doll dresses are available in 4 styles that coordinate with our most popular flower girl dresses. Order the coordinating doll dress in the exact color selection or combination as your flower girl dresses for a special keepsake. Each doll dress fits most 18 inch dolls such as American Girl Doll and Our Generation Doll or you can display your Dessy Girl doll dress on our 18" muslin doll dress form. View all the Dessy Girl Doll Dresses »

Lela Rose Bridesmaid Dresses

Lela Rose Bridesmaid Collection

Following the success of the Lela Rose wedding collection, and the much talked about dress designs Lela Rose created for Jenna Bush's "house party", it seemed only natural that the Lela Rose Bridesmaid collection would follow. Combining elements from her signature collection such as layered crinkle chiffon and pleated cotton faille, the Lela Rose Bridesmaid dresses focus on designer quality fabrication and detailing while remaining accessible. View the Lela Rose Bridesmaid collection »

Planning a Green Wedding

How to Green your Wedding

How to Green Your Wedding

Are you looking for inspiration on how to plan a green wedding? Just because you are planning an eco-friendly wedding, it doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful, luxurious event. Find out how to make greener choices without sacrificing style and elegance - from eco wedding gowns, to sustainable fine jewelry, to where to register for eco wedding gifts. Green Wedding Ideas »