Simone Hill

From: Atlanta, GA Favorite Celebrity Wedding: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. Veil or no veil?: Some sort of headpiece, but not necessarily a veil. One thing I would never leave home without: Bobby pins and a book, sorry that's two! Piece I look forward to every week: How We Marry At Find me on Twitter! @sim1hill

Goodbye, The Knot Blog (We've Moved!)

We have huge news! As of today we're retiring our blog as part of the relaunch of TheKnot.com. We'll still have all the amazing wedding style, fashion, news and celeb stories you can't get enough of, but now you can find the week's top stories and daily news under Advice & Etiquette on the new... read more

Steal These "Something Blue" Bouquet Ideas!

Stumped on picking a "something blue?" Consider choosing flowers in a blue hue for a pretty bouquet that's also a nod to this tradition. Even if blue isn't one of your wedding colors you can still tie in a few blue flowers with blooms of other colors or add them to a neutral read more

You Can Buy a Rain-Free Wedding Day for $100K -- What Do You Think?

It's true, there's actually a service that can guarantee it will not rain on your wedding day -- if you have a spare $100,000 in your wedding budget. A company called Oliver's Travels recently started offering couples who get married at their wedding venue in France this expensive service. What they're doing is called "cloud seeding," and... read more

Can I Register For Toilet Paper?

Technically, you can register for anything with a barcode, but that doesn't mean you should. And that brings us to the odd reality that a few Knotties are chatting about over on our Registry and Gifts community board: Some couples are actually registering for everyday staples like laundry detergent, Blu Ray movies, and yes,... read more

Why Does This Bridesmaid Dress Cost So Much?

Anatomy of a Bridesmaid Dress | Blog.TheKnot.com
It's totally normal to experience some sticker shock when you're shopping for bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaid dresses (especially floor-length gowns) can easily cost upwards of $200, with many falling in the $300 range. But knowing what goes into creating a runway design, like the dress above from the Amsale Fall 2015 bridesmaid dress collection, can help... read more

Can You Tell the Difference Between Fresh and Sugar Flowers?

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Whether they're fresh or sugar, flowers are a classic way to embellish your wedding cake. But sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between the two --  we look at wedding cakes and flowers all day long, but sometimes even we're stumped! Here's why it's so hard to tell the difference: Some cake... read more

Steal-Worthy Farm-to-Table Vineyard Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

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This rehearsal dinner styled shoot from Stephanie Yonce Photography and a Virginia-based team of pros combines some of our favorite wedding style trends. An effortless naked cake, a leafy eucalyptus garland table runner, plus a organic, locally-sourced family-style menu (including flower-infused popsicles!). It's the perfect combination of casual and elegant in a (stunning!) read more

The White Glove Treatment Is Making a Comeback

White Glove Comeback Blueprint | Blog.TheKnot.com
We're calling it -- ultra-formal weddings are on their way back in (in the best way possible!). And the return to the white glove treatment is all about going the extra step for your guests (think hand-delivered invitations and escort card valets). To completely pull it off you'll need elevated details like an ornate cake,... read more

8 Chic Chandelier Ideas to Brighten Up Your Wedding

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Hanging wedding decor is really having a moment, and it doesn't get much more classic than an ornate chandelier. While you might be used to seeing chandeliers in traditional ballrooms they can instantly add elegant style to a variety of spaces. You don't even have to limit yourself to the indoors or the chandeliers... read more

Can We Ban Our Guests From Taking Shots?

If you're having a full open bar at your wedding, a few guests (or maybe more depending on your crowd) may request the bartender serve them shots. But you're not alone if you have concerns that shots can quickly rack up the tab (depending on how your bar is priced, per drink or per head) and... 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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