Rachel Torgerson

From: Lake Elmo, Minnesota Favorite celebrity wedding: Kate Middleton & Prince William Veil or no veil: Can't mess up my hair! One thing I would never leave home without: A journal and a pen Piece I look forward to: Real Weddings! Follow me on Twitter: @racheltorgs Follow me on Instagram: @racheltorgs

Hot Topic: How Long Should You Date Before Getting Engaged?

How Long Did You Date Before Getting Engaged | blog.theknot.comRachel Gulotta Photography
How long did you and your fiance date before he or she proposed and what's normal? The answers vary from decades of dating to four days (wow!). Even though everyone from your parents, to extended family members and friends will have an opinion on the matter -- from "You're jumping in too quickly!" to "It... read more

This Couple Said "I Do" Three Years After Meeting At Another Wedding

Pink and Gold Wedding in South Carolina | A Bryan Photo | blog.theknot.comA Bryan Photo
Maris and Andrew met while attending their mutual friends' wedding and were swept away by the romance of the whole affair. "I was immediately drawn to Andrew's personality," says Maris. "He made me laugh, smile and I didn't want to leave his side." After dating long-distance for a while, she moved to Dallas (where they... read more

What to Do if Your Fiance Doesn't "Get" Wedding Etiquette

We know that it can be hard to explain to your other half -- who may not be dealing with RSVPs or caterers -- that wedding etiquette exists for a reason. Here's how one fellow Knottie, sparklingjewelee, explains her situation in a community post: "Lately as our wedding gets closer, my... read more

This Black-Tie Aspen Mountain Wedding is Seriously Chic

New Yorkers Josie and Kow decided to go back to Aspen, Colorado -- the scenic spot of their proposal a year earlier -- for their wedding day. "We had such a lovely time there and wanted to share it with family and friends," Josie says. Guests of the wedding enjoyed the three-mile gondola ride to... read more

5 Cupid's Arrow Wedding Details That Are Perfect for Valentine's Day

Arrows are a huge trend in weddings, and they're definitely not going anywhere. From bohemian drawings, to whimsical arrow invitation fonts and delicate Cupid details, we absolutely love this trend. And, since it's Valentine's Day, it's the perfect time to round up our favorite Cupid's arrow details! We combed through our real weddings gallery and... read more

Cheers to Breaking the Guinness World Record at #TheKnotToast

Last night, with the help of Million Dollar Listing New York's Ryan Serhant (and his new fiance, Emilia Bechrakis) The Knot broke the Guinness World Record for the largest-ever champagne tasting and toast. Our "Toast to Love" took place in the newly renovated Fulton Center in Manhattan's Financial District. Over 500 people came to the... read more

'Marry Me Today': See All the Pretty Wedding Photos from Last Night's Episode!

On last night's episode of Marry Me Today, Jolie accepted her boyfriend Brandon's proposal... and agreed to marry him that very day! Using inspirational photos that Jolie had pinned to her favorite boards on The Knot, Brandon, host Lilliana Vazquez and planner Nicole Alexandra Weddings put together the entire wedding in... read more

Hot Topic: Are Wedding Showers Going Out of Style?

Hot Topic: Are Bridal Showers Going Out of Style? | blog.theknot.comEmily Blake Photography
The modern-day bridal shower has evolved from its traditional use as a way to put together a "trousseau" of items that historically made up the bride's dowry -- things like lingerie, linens and home goods. Of course now that dowries are pretty much obsolete and more and more couples are getting married later in life,... read more

Tune In Tonight at 10 to Watch 'Marry Me...Today' with The Knot!

What would you do if your boyfriend proposed -- planned your entire wedding and asked you to marry him -- today? A new show called Marry Me...Today (created by The Knot!) asks that very same question, and guess what? You can watch the pilot episode with us tonight at 10 p.m. EST on FYI! Tune... read more

See How an Event Planner Throws a Romantic Wedding in London (Hint: It's Amazing)

On an ordinary day, Rebecca D'Amato plans gorgeous weddings and events, so it stands to reason that for her wedding to Frans Kobus (an operations director at Benugo), she pulled out all the stops -- from the wedding venue to the dessert table. With a guest list that extended from Shanghai to Seattle, the London-based... 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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