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The 10 Best Proposal Stories of 2014!

All year long, we've seen sweet, tear-inducing and over-the-top proposals that all took our breath away, from Frozen costumes to fake fashion photo shoots! Here, we've rounded up our favorite proposal stories from 2014: 1. Since his girlfriend Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Quiana Grant, a sweet fake photo shoot proposal was the only way for Dr. James Pinckney to... read more

The Best Stocking Stuffer! The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas

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Just in time for the holidays, The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas is on sale and in stock now! This collection of four mini books covers everything from cakes, flowers and decor details plus vow and toast suggestions! We'll help answer questions like: Buttercream or fondant? Fresh flowers or sugar flowers?... read more

Serve These Nutella Melt Cocktails at Your Winter Bridal Shower

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Craving a cold-weather cocktail that isn’t, well, hot chocolate? Cozy up with one of these warm cocktails at your bridal shower that your guests will love — from a classic hot buttered rum to the most unexpected mulled wine you’ll ever try: Nutella Melt That guilty-pleasure dip you spread on... read more

Moving in With Your Soon-to-Be Spouse? Read These 10 Tips

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Moving in together is one of the biggest emotional milestones a couple can hit, but after you’ve made the decision to take up the mantel, upgrade your love and share your living space, you still have to decide whose stuff goes where. No reason to panic -- this is the perfect opportunity for you two to... read more

Look Of The Moment — Victorian Romance

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Looking to the past for wedding inspiration? Consider Claire Pettibone's fall 2015 collection, inspired by the great cathedrals of Notre Dame and Westminster Abbey. Besides amazing stained glass and intricate architecture, these beautiful standing relics give off seriously romantic vibes. After all, 16 royal weddings have taken place in Westminster Abbey (Will and... read more

Honeymooning In Bali? Here's What To Pack!

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If you're looking for a spiritual experience in a gorgeous tropical setting, Bali is the honeymoon spot for you! Located between the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean, this  "Land of the Gods" is one of over 17,000 Indonesian islands that stretch from Australia to Asia. (It's quite the trek, but you'll leave refreshed!) Tour... read more

You've Got to Check Out These Fun 12/13/14 Wedding Packages!

With 12/13/14 -- the popular sequential wedding date that about 14,000 people are getting married on -- rapidly approaching, we rounded up a list of five wedding packages that are offering fun special packages for 12/13/14. And if you love the idea of a sequential-numbered wedding date and missed the boat this time, we're giving you... read more

'Access Hollywood' Fashion Stylist Ashley Tarkington: All About My 'Desert Meets Beach' Wedding Plans!

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By Ashley Tarkington for The Knot Hey brides and grooms! My name is Ashley Tarkington and I write the blog Ash n' Fashn, which chronicles my personal style and some snip-its of my day job as a stylist for the TV show Access Hollywood. So why am I on The Knot? I'm also busy planning my... read more

Hot Topic: How Well Do You Get Along With Your In-Laws?

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Even if they mean well, in-laws can often push buttons. After all, they’re family, so there will be tough times and great times -- but when you don’t see eye-to-eye, try to laugh the disagreements off (when you can) instead of fueling family feuds. Here, Nesties open up on how they feel about their in-laws:... read more

Serve These Creamy Peppermint White Russians at Your Winter Engagement Party

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While you’re busy baking all of the Christmas cookies, why not mix up a festive holiday cocktail, too? Go ahead and ditch that glass of eggnog, because this creamy peppermint White Russian is definitely your new favorite seasonal sipper -- and perfect for a winter engagement party! What You’ll Need: Heavy cream Vodka Kahlúa Peppermint Schnapps Crushed... 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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