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Is It Rude to Have Your Wedding on a Holiday?

Getting married around the holidays can be super fun for you and your guests. Three-day holiday weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day are popular for Sunday weddings because out-of-town guests have a full day to return home; and because for most guests, these weekends come with a built-in day off from work. (If you... read more

Steal Our Favorite Flower Girl Gift Ideas (Shop by Age!)

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Your bridesmaids and groomsmen aren't the only one who deserve a huge thank you -- surprise your flower girl with the perfect gift and you'll go down as the best couple ever. If you get creative with your flower girl gift it can double as entertainment during all those moments that are fun for adults, but... read more

Hot Topic: How Long Is Too Long to Be Engaged?

According to the Knotties who responded to our 2014 Real Wedding Study, the average length of an engagement is 14 months. But that's just an average. Some engagements can be super short (like a month!) and some can last for years and years. And we say there's no "wrong" or "right" length of... read more

Wonder What It Takes to Plan a Celeb-Style Destination Wedding? Read This!

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Whether you're jet-setting off to the beach or a mountaintop there's no shortage of reasons to love destination weddings. But we were curious about what goes into planning a truly extravagant destination affair, so we caught up with the Executive Director of  Destination Weddings at David Beahm Design, Christina Matteucci. She gave us the scoop on... read more

How to Make The Perfect Fall Wedding Welcome Bag Your Guests Will Love

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If you have a lot of out-of-towners coming to your wedding, or you're having a destination wedding, putting together a welcome bag for each of your guests is a great way to touch base with them when they arrive. It's a super personal touch that can set the mood for the entire weekend... read more

7 Things No One Should Ever Tell Their Fiance

We're assuming you want to be on speaking terms when you meet at the end of the aisle. If that's true, never, ever utter the following phrases to your about-to-be-spouse. 1. "I don't care about the flowers (or cake, music or food...)" The fact is, some people are just more interested in certain parts of... read more

Worried You'll Cry? Stash These In Your Purse

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Are you a crier? Plenty of women (and men!) cry, even during the happy moments. It's totally okay if you can't stop crying from the second you wake up the morning of your wedding till the end of the reception (and maybe even after that!). What's not okay? The side effects of all those tears... read more

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
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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