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

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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. Here, answers to the most commonly asked name change questions. 1.... 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!

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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

What Wedding Traditions Are You Keeping? Take The Survey!

From new twists on the unity candle ceremony to the renaissance of the wedding veil we love the ways we've seen couples taking traditions and making them their own. Whether you're following tradition because you love the history and meaning behind it or you plan to come up with new ones,... read more

9 Ways To Make Your Outdoor Wedding Feel Intimate

The major perks of an outdoor wedding include the limitlessly high ceilings at your reception and the naturally beautiful backdrops for your ceremony. The trick is to define that open space into areas that still feel intimate and inviting. A decorated gateway leading to the ceremony seating or twinkling bistro lights over the dinner tables break up the great outdoors into... read more

5 Mistakes We Made With Our Wedding Invitations

Traditional wedding etiquette books will tell you that you should send your wedding invitations six to eight weeks before your wedding. Like most brides, I didn’t want to inconvenience my guests (by rushing them to respond) so I was determined to get those suckers out on time. And we made the deadline -- but just barely and... read more

16 Wedding Details That Involve Bunnies

We've got three invitees to add to your guest list: Thumper, Peter Rabbit and Mr. Cottontail. With woodland weddings on the rise, it's only natural that the cutest woodland creatures make an appearance too. Here's how to make the bunny motif work as a wedding day accessory, a nature-inspired centerpiece or the best cocktail... read more
A stylish exit is the exclamation point to a great wedding day, not to mention your last chance to drive home your personal style. Take full advantage of this opportunity.When it comes to your getaway transportation, get creative: Drive away in a vintage car decorated with bright flowers; toss your hair into the wind on a moped; or jump into a sleek, stylish sports car. And don't forget that "Just Married" sign.
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