Inspired by the beauty and stateliness of Washington DC proper, the city-sophisticated wedding doesn’t shy from glamour. Slip into glittering sequins for the reception, or show off your Jimmy Choos—perfect for an expansive ballroom dance floor and a 24-piece orchestra. Look to museums and hotels to provide some of the most luxurious reception sites in the area; The Mellon Auditorium (1301 Constitution Ave, NW, 202-786-0294) is a popular option. Don’t pass up the chance to have a memorable rehearsal dinner in a spot where tradition and luxury rule, such as The Private Cellar, the secluded wine room dining space at The Jefferson Hotel (1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300). Need we say, photos near the monuments are a must; bring the entire family and wedding party up to the Mall for a fun-filled photo session. Grooms, don’t be afraid of a custom-made tuxedo in a fabric like plush velvet (so Cary Grant, no?). Engage guests in everything that Washington has to offer: history, power, stunning style, and centuries of stateliness.