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10 Things Every Bride Should Have According to Reem Acra

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In the latest issue of The Knot magazine, we sat down with designer Reem Acra for her ultimate list of wedding must-haves. Take note... and pick up a copy of the Fall issue for more fashion tips and inspiration! 1. Love all around you "You have your groom, family and closest friends surrounding... read more

7 Things No One Tells You About Changing Your Name

There are some truths you just don’t find out until you’ve done it—a legal-name-change veteran’s take on making it official. 1. You may be flipping through your wedding album before you have a new passport. Changing your name is a marathon, not a sprint. Some things will be as easy as walking into... read more

This $500 Wedding Fine Is a Good Reminder to Read Your Contract’s Fine Print

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How many times have you heard this statement regarding contracts with your wedding pros: "Read the fine print?" You'll eventually get sick of hearing it, but seriously, read the fine print, or else you could be subjected to a large fine like The Union Street Guest House is allegedly enforcing. The New York Post reported that the Hudson,... read more

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

9 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. 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
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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