9 Alternatives To The Classic Bridal Bouquet

As much as we love a beautiful bridal bouquet full of fresh flowers, it can be really fun to reinvent the classics. Here, nine bouquet ideas -- sans flowers. Origami Paper Flower Bouquet From the album: A Nautical Wedding In New Haven, Connecticut Antique Brooch Bouquet From the album: A Romantic Old-World... read more

The Most Beautiful Trash The Dress Photos We’ve Ever Seen

Photo: Beautiful Day Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
Let's be honest, the traditional trash the dress session that involves a mud-covered dress doesn't appeal to everyone. But take a look at these photos and you might change your mind. Shot in a cenote in Tulum, Mexico, the blue-green water and secluded surrounding rocks make for the perfect backdrop. Tip: If you... read more

Must-Read Tips from Celeb Planner Mindy Weiss

On call for Hollywood's hottest weddings (we're talking Nicole Richie, Eva Longoria, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Fergie, Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, and Ellen DeGeneres, among many more), Mindy lets us in on her wedding empire for part of our Wed 100 series. Read on for her expert tips! 1. Take Inspiration; Then Add A... read more

New Photos From Kelly Clarkson’s Engagement Shoot!

Kelly tweeted another photo from her engagement shoot today. This time there's no question about: Kelly is wearing a wedding dress, and it's by one of our favorite designers, Marchesa! Does the gown look familiar? You may recognize it from Winter 2012 issue of The Knot Magazine! Okay... One more from... read more

A Storybook Proposal — Literally!

This groom's elaborate proposal plan had a huge pay-off. Here's how it went down: He wrote a children's book with a love story about a giraffe and gorilla who fall in love and get engaged, then had it illustrated and printed. To lure his fiance into the library he checked out books ahead of time... read more

A “Floating” Reception Band by Todd Events

Floating BandPhotos: Stephen Karlisch & Steve Wrubel
Todd Fiscus and his team of experts at Todd Events turned one couple's reception wedding band into performance art by making them the focal point of the room. The band played atop a stage, which was completely surrounded by cushy silver banquettes -- creating the illusion that the band was floating in the middle of... read more

$4 Champagne Favor for the Formal Wedding

Photo: Tucker Images // Featured: The Knot Blog
Here's a fun idea that's easy and affordable! For under $4 you can wrap up an individual serving of champagne to give to guests as they enter the cocktail hour or exit the reception. Hint: Give one per couple rather than person to save money. Here's what you'll need to make this mini thank you... read more

Real Brides’ Best Wedding Advice

Planning Advice From Real BridesGenevieve Leiper Photography
After going through the process themselves these brides learned a thing or two from the wedding planning experiences, whether it's what to spend on or the best way to plan their seating arrangements. If you're still in the midst of planning your wedding (congrats!) then you can learn from these brides so you can avoid... read more

8 Most Romantic “How We Met” Stories

From open-mic nights to CPR class, each one of these couples has an amazing story. Read them -- and then click over to see their gorgeous real wedding albums too! Want More? Of Course You Do! > Watch the most romantic proposal video EVER! > Ingredients for the perfect proposal > read more

What Makes This Dress Cost $15,400?

We've all watched "Bride Day" Say Yes to the Dress enough times to know that the cost of some wedding dresses can look similar to the cost of another person's entire wedding budget! But just where does that price tag come from? We asked the experts at Kleinfeld and the team at Pnina Tornai to break it... 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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