Take a breather

NY, NJ and CT
Picture%201.jpg Courtesy of Fiamma

If you and your groom are the foodie types, take a break from wedding planning and head to one of the intimate cooking classes being held in the upcoming weeks at West Village Italian restaurant Fiamma.

Fiamma's award-winning executive chef Fabio Trabocchi will guide you through a demonstration-style class where you'll learn to make impressive-sounding dishes like Cotechino sausage, Sicilian Salmoriglio and fall tomato Sugo Finto. After the class, you'll get to sit down and enjoy the three-course menu and sip on prosecco. The two-and-a-half-hour classes are being held on November 8 and November 22. Call 212-331-0328 or visit their website for more information and pricing.—Lauren Matthews, associate editor, Brides Local Magazines

Wedding Wisdom: The sometimes stressful nature of wedding planning can often make couples forget what the event is supposed to be all about in the first place--taking a time out by heading to a fun class (whether it's a cooking class or dance lessons) can help you and your groom stay centered.

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