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7 Ways NOT to Announce Your Engagement

If you just got engaged, congrats! This is seriously exciting news that deserves lots of congratulatory hugs, "oohing" and "ahhing" over the ring and plenty of bubbly. To make sure you get the right response from friends, family and coworkers, avoid announcing your engagement like this... At Your Friend or Family Member's Engagement Party read more

Attention Guests! Be Courteous With Your Cameras (Video)

Wedding Guest Camera EtiquetteLindsay Madden Photography
Sometimes wedding guests can do things that make you want to roll your eyes, but one faux pas we've been hearing about a lot lately is guests getting in the way of professional photography and videography. Considering that photography is often one of the biggest expenses couples will spend on (usually it accounts for 10-12% of... read more

Canceled Wedding Gets Donated (Plus Calling It Off Etiquette)

Having to call off a wedding your isn't an easy choice, but one bride's parents turned their daughter's canceled wedding into an opportunity to help others in need. When their daughter canceled her wedding a  little over a month to go, the catering and venue plans were already booked and the Fowlers faced... read more

9 Wedding Bummers You’re Not Allowed To Freak Out About

You want to exchange vows on top of a mountain in the middle of Montana or hand-make everything including the soy candles? Do it. Those are the details and ideas that make your wedding day special and memorable for years to come. But all those personal untraditional choices sometimes come with their own setbacks. Here... read more

OMG Priest Stops A Wedding To Yell At Photographer


We've heard our fair share of wedding disaster stories, but this one ranks toward the top. A videographer sent this to us tonight and we absolutely had to share. Watch the officiant literally stop the ceremony to tell the photographer and videographer to leave...

Our best advice: make sure you're on the same page with your...

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4 Foodie Wedding Gift Baskets Under $80

Gift Baskets from The Knot
A much-buzzed-about text message fight between a disgruntled newlywed and the wedding guest who gave a gift basket got us thinking: How does a guest on a budget give an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift? Here, four gift basket ideas that'll rock any foodie couple's world and keep your bank account in the black.... read more

Is It Ok to Ask For Cash Instead of Gifts?

Cash vs. GiftsPhoto: Jasmine Starr Photography
Let's put this question to rest. It's totally fine to prefer cash over gifts. Maybe you feel like you have plenty for the kitchen. Or maybe the one thing that would help the two of you set up a new home would be cash toward a down payment on a new home. Whatever the case,... read more

Okay To Ban Guests From Phones and Cameras?

Photo: JLB WeddingsPhoto: JLB Weddings

There's a heated conversation happening right now on Ceremony & Vow Ideas over whether it's rude to ban guests from using their cell phones and cameras to take photos during the wedding ceremony. (In other words, is it kosher to have an "unplugged wedding?") The main concern leading couples to consider a ban?...

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6 Techy Commandments for Every Bride


Times have changed: iPhones, inspiration boards, mobile banking, Facebook groups (to name a few) all make it easier to plan a wedding. Just don't find yourself guilty of any of these big tech-related mistakes!

1. I Will Not Leave A Photo Of My Dress On My Phone

For something exceptional like a wedding dress, image posting on...

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The Honeymoon Jar Controversy

There's been quite a bit of controversy over on the planning and etiquette boards about "honeymoon jars" and whether displaying one at the wedding on the gift table is clever or just plain tacky. One commenter says "I think that is a disgusting thing to do.  It is really rude and would probably offend a... read more
The right chairs and chair treatments can transform what was a hodgepodge room into something that's elegant and refined. If it's a black-tie wedding, cover every chair in rich, silk fabric and add a coordinating sash. For a wedding that's outdoors, consider using simple chiavari chairs instead of the plastic folding kind. You can also use your chairs to highlight the season. Pay tribute to the time of year by decorating every one of the chairs with a miniature wreath for a winter wedding, or tie fresh blooms to each of the chair backs if you're having a springtime affair.
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