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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

Copy These Lemon And Lime Bridal Shower Ideas

You can stop looking for a spring and summer bridal shower theme because we've got just the bright citrus inspiration to make up your mind. The colors alone will give the party a bright vibe. Standout details to steal from below include custom bridal Bingo, an all-lemon dessert menu and lime-lined centerpieces. But our favorite part?... read more

What Registry Items Are You Most Excited To Open? Here Are My Top 5

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Did you enjoy registering? I had mixed feelings about it. I'll admit that I was overwhelmed at committing to color schemes for everything from cast iron pots to stand mixers all in one weekend. But then, who doesn't love getting gifts? One of the more unexpected joys of being engaged has been watching as guests start... read more

Spending The Night Before The Wedding Together? Discuss!

  The night before your wedding is different because it's the night before your wedding. The big decision lots of couples are asking themselves is whether to spend it together or stick to tradition and sleep apart. It really is entirely up to you. There isn't a rule that says you have to but here's what's most important: that... read more

7 Ideas For A Morning-After Wedding Brunch

Post-Wedding Brunch Ideas
A post-wedding brunch isn't required, but a casual get-together where you can say proper goodbyes and give guests can soothe their hangovers (caused by your epic after-party obviously) definitely won't go unappreciated. To pull it off, it doesn't have to be complicated. Go simple with the decor -- reuse items from your wedding reception like any leftover wedding centerpieces... read more

The National Average Cost Of A Wedding Is…

Average wedding cost/ The Knot Blog
Each year we survey nearly 13,000 brides that have gotten married in the last year to find out their wedding budget, style preferences, and other key details. It's called The Knot Real Weddings Study, and we have to be honest, our findings are eye-opening. For starters, the national average cost of a wedding is at an all-time high since... read more

Why My Wedding Date Is Especially Significant

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This is the sixth installment in a series of posts from The Knot Dream Wedding bride-to-be Rebekah Gregory. Follow our blog for weekly updates on everything from the proposal to her wedding planning and be sure to vote each week on the latest details: TheKnot.com/DreamWedding. Plus, don't forget to tune in on April 4... 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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