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Help! How Can I Cut My Guest List?

Maybe your ceremony site can only fit 150 guests, but your current list is much higher than that. Or maybe you're already over budget and know that the easiest way to save money on your wedding is to start making cuts to your guest list. Don't worry. A bulging-at-the-seams guest list is... read more

Thinking About Having a Weekday Wedding? Read This First!

When you're planning your wedding, one of the first decisions you'll make is when your wedding is actually going to be. While Saturday is the most popular day for weddings, off day weddings are becoming more and more common. Why? Well for one, venues can book up their Saturdays a year or more in advance.... read more

8 Apps You Need To Plan Your Wedding

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Let's face it, some of the best wedding planning is done while standing in line, during your lunch break and when you're out and about running errands. That's why it's more important than ever to have a way to be productive on-the-go. Here, our favorite must-have apps for planning your wedding. 1. For Getting Organized...The Knot Wedding... read more

7 Steps To Crafting Your Wedding Hashtag

Consider yourself officially enrolled in wedding hashtags 101. Now that 55% of all weddings have a hashtag according to our #socialweddingsurvey, (we promise this is the only statistic you'll need to know for this course) there's more to it than just typing out the pound sign. Read on for the top tips from... read more

Changing Your Name? 5 Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

Changing Your Name/ Betsi Ewing/The Knot blogBetsi Ewing
If you're one of the 80% of couples who have decided to change your name after the wedding, this is for you. To help demystify the process we asked Jake Wolff and Josh Gelb, the experts behind the name change service Hitchswitch/ Kleinfeld Name Change. Here, answers to the most commonly asked name... read more

Shop These 12 Wedding Details Not To Forget

You've checked off the big planning decisions like booking your venue and hiring your DJ. Now it's time to follow up on all the fun wedding day ideas you've saved to your inspiration boards and shared with your bridesmaids (and anyone else who will listen!). Shop the stylish decor details below and read more

10 To-Dos After the Honeymoon!

wedding car/ Kaitie Bryant Photography / The Knot blogKaitie Bryant Photography
Here's something no one tells you about getting married. After you get back from the honeymoon, you're still in wedding mode. That's because more often than not, there are some to-dos left. Here, the top 10. 1. Write a Review While it's still fresh, take the time to review the experts who worked hard to... read more

Announcing… Wedding Reviews On TheKnot.com!

One thing we've learned in our years of experience talking to wedding pros and hundreds of thousands of couples? Reading reviews are so important to the wedding planning process. Think about it -- there's no one better to hear from than the couple who just hired the photographer or the makeup artist you're... read more

12 Things All Brides Have Googled

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When you set out to plan a wedding, you probably have a lot of questions, and we totally get that. Nobody has ever taught you the difference between letterpress and engraved invites. And you probably haven’t spent hours researching different types of flowers until you got that ring on your finger. So... read more

Repurpose These 15 Backyard Barbecue Ideas At Your Wedding

Borrow the best parts of backyard grill parties to create a spring or summer wedding that stays true to the red, white and blue. When your wedding lands on a summer holiday like Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day, adding a dose of patriotism only adds to the celebration. Here are 15 ways to... read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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