9 Ways To Light Your Reception

Creative Lighting Ideas // The Knot Blog
Not only can lighting totally set the mood (for example candlelight creates an intimate vibe), but it can also double a stunning part of your wedding decor. Take these nine photos for example. From a twinkle light lined tent to a vintage marquee sign, the lights really make the look. Check them out and steal... read more

Watch This Animated Best Man Speech!

Animated Best Man Speech
Instead of the traditional speech and toast, this best man decided to create an animated video about his favorite couple and air it at the reception. Watch below! Other best man toast ideas for shy guys? Write a poem, use props or signage, grab a friend and write a skit, play a song or create... read more

3 Expert Planning Tips from Celeb Wedding Stylist Marcy Blum

Wedding and event planner Marcy Blum has paved the way for high-profile weddings with a client list including Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Katie Lee and Billy Joel, and Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie. We get the goods straight from the "eventiste" herself as part of our Wed 100 summer series. Read on for... read more

Holly Madison Had A Disney Themed Bachelorette Party

Holly Madison's Disney Themed Bachelorette Party // The Knot Blog
That's right: Holly Madison may be a former Playboy Playmate, but the lovable Girl Next Door kept her bachelorette party low-key and G-rated with a Disney themed bachelorette party. According to E! reports, guests played Disney trivia games, dressed in costume, and even cut into a Haunted Mansion-shaped cake. (Photos below!)

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What Your Wedding Fight Might Say About Your Marriage

What Your Wedding Fight Says About Your MarriageLindsay Madden Photography
The silly spats you and your fiance get into while planning your wedding can be red flags for hot-button issues down the road. If You Fight Over: Your Cake Your hot button may be: Your home decor Lemon and raspberry curd versus white-chocolate mousse, cupcakes versus classic tiers—wait, can frosting flavors really impact how you... read more

$1 DIY Monogrammed MoonPie Wedding Favors

Photo: Haylie Bird Waring // Featured: The Knot Blog
Surprise your guests with monogrammed MoonPies packaged to go as your guests make their way out of the reception at the end of the night. They're personalized, edible (so you know they won't go to waste), and affordable (less than $1 each)! All you need are a few basic craft tools (supply list below), a free... read more

6 DIY Wedding Table Number Projects

DIY Table Numbers // The Knot
Table numbers are the perfect opportunity to get crafty with a wedding DIY project. No matter your wedding style, you can make playful and practical signs that will bump up the cool factor at your reception. Here are 6 easy ways to make your own creative table numbers. Water Bottle Table Number Save space by... read more

12 Of The Cutest Wedding Kids

Even if you're set on having a kid-free wedding you won't be able to resist these photos. Seriously, it doesn't get any more adorable than this. From the album of: A Modern Outdoor Wedding in Vail, Colorado From the album of: A Rustic Romantic Wedding in Stillwater, Minnesota From the album... read more

What Makes This Cake Cost $20 A Slice?

It may be tempting to blow your budget on pricey splurges, (like this $15,400 Pnina Tornai gown) but remember, it's free to look! This cake from Sylvia Weinstock is just gorgeous, but it comes at a price. We asked the cake genius what it takes to create such a beautiful four-tiered confection. Find... read more

5 Pairs of Wedding-Worthy Flats and Wedges

Wedding shoes should be special but that doesn’t mean they have to be sky-high. Here are some of our favorites that will work for your wedding venue. Want more? (you'll love these!) > 7 Hot Wedding Dresses with Fabulous Shoes to Match > Wedding Worthy Ballet Flats... 10 Pairs You'll Love! read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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