Admit it: you secretly wish you could pose in high fashion wedding photographs à la Carrie in Sex and the City. Try the next best thing with a custom illustration of your wedding dress from All about the Dress. Artist Jennifer Angiello (who studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology) will create a chic, stylized illustration of your wedding gown. Just send her six to eight photographs that show the details of your dress and accessories, and you'll receive your picture in six to eight weeks ($425 for a framed 11"x14" illustration). And the service isn't just for new brides. I love the idea of recreating your dress on paper to commemorate a special anniversary or vow renewal. —Kathryn Papanek
Wedding Wisdom: While you may hang a drawing of your dress on your wall, your actual wedding dress should be sent to a gown preservationist soon after your wedding day. Don't just drop it off at your dry cleaner—ask your bridal salon to recommend a reputable company. A professional gown cleaner will be familiar with delicate fabrics, beading and embroidery and, while pricier than a dry cleaner, will guarantee that the dress will be cleaned and preserved correctly.