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Lauren Kay

From: Winderemere, Florida. Favorite celebrity wedding: It's a tie between The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (still saved on my TiVo) and JFK and Jackie Kennedy. Veil or no veil: I wore a long one for my wedding in November! One thing I would never leave home without: my iPhone . Piece I look forward to: Real Weddings. Follow me on Twitter: @laurenekay

Pie-Baking Essentials That Belong On Your Registry

Registry Pie Baking Essentials | blog.TheKnot.com
Your dessert focus may be four-tiered wedding cakes—that’s totally understandable. But some day soon, it will be your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner. And no matter how much turkey or stuffing is consumed, there’s always room for dessert (as far as we’re concerned, it’s the MVP of the meal). Get well equipped to “win at... read more

The Best Wedding Cake Knives and Servers

Wishlist Wedding Cake Servers| blog.TheKnot.com
Your cake is the exclamation point of your reception--it’s the sweet finale of your wedding day. But before you cut the first slice, check with your baker for any special instructions. Sure, you’ve done the honors on plenty of birthday cakes and apple pies, but this tiered confection comes with it’s own rulebook! You don’t... read more

10 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Dress Shopping

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There are some things you just don’t find out until you try on a wedding dress yourself. 1. Breakfast actually is the most important meal of the day.  Starting out "hangry" is like shopping suicide. You probably don’t need to wolf down a burger and fries moments before you step into that slinky gown, but... read more

Shop These Adorable Vow Books You'll Love

Vow Books We Love | blog.theknot.com
Planning to write your own wedding vows? Tuck them away in a vow journal! These pocket-sized books are perfect for hanging onto during the ceremony (don’t you always feel less nervous when your hands are doing something?!) and serve as a nice keepsake for years to come. Here are a few of our favorites:... read more

Clinton Kelly On What To Register For — Plus When It’s Okay To Ask For Cash

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Clinton Kelly, host of The Chew knows what not to wear and now he's also Macy's resident registry expert. We caught up with Clinton at one of the most recent Macy's sip and scan events -- below, his top tips to nailing the wedding registry. 1. With so much to choose from, how do you suggest couples decide... read more

7 Things No One Tells You About Changing Your Name

There are some truths you just don’t find out until you’ve done it—a legal-name-change veteran’s take on making it official. 1. You may be flipping through your wedding album before you have a new passport. Changing your name is a marathon, not a sprint. Some things will be as easy as walking into... read more

It Rained on My Wedding Day (and I Survived)

I'm going to let you in on a little secret—despite being the style editor of The Knot, I never dreamed of my wedding day. Don’t get me wrong. I love weddings—the vows, the cake, the dancing—but I could never quite picture my own. When the engagement excitement settled down and I realized I actually had... read more

7 Registry Picks In Pantone’s Radiant Orchid

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Prepare for a purple, pink-tinged saturation! Pantone’s Color of the Year is radiant orchid, a rich jewel tone that’s described as a "surprisingly versatile shade." We think it adds the perfect pop of color to any home decor. Here are seven registry picks to inspire your list! Reversible Peace & Love Throw Pillow... read more
A stylish exit is the exclamation point to a great wedding day, not to mention your last chance to drive home your personal style. Take full advantage of this opportunity.When it comes to your getaway transportation, get creative: Drive away in a vintage car decorated with bright flowers; toss your hair into the wind on a moped; or jump into a sleek, stylish sports car. And don't forget that "Just Married" sign.
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