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SOS! How Do I Say No to Friends and Family That Offer to Help?

You're bound to get some unsolicited offers from family and friends who want to help out with one of those big wedding day details. In some cases this might be the best news ever because you don't trust anyone but your cousin to get your hair and makeup right. Other times, it can put you... read more

And The Bridesmaid Dresses for The Dream Wedding Are… (Plus, A Chance to Win Perfume!)

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Last week you voted for the dresses that Rebekah's bridesmaids will wear down the aisle. The options were: A blue chiffon Jim Hjelm gown, satin sand Monique Lhuillier gown, lacy blush Amsale gown and a falcon sweetheart Watters gown. And the winner is... This beautiful Watters floor-length gown which will look gorgeous on each... read more

I Have Never Felt More Beautiful Than I Do Now — Here’s Why

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This is the third 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. I think pretty much everyone in the world... read more

10 Steps to a Fun After-Party (That Won’t Break the Bank)

Keep the party going after the flower girl has passed out and the band has packed up. Nail down a few key plans for a smooth transition from the reception to late night. First, look at your guest list to determine what kind of after-party you should have: Is your bridal party full of up-all-night... read more

Have You Ever Joked About Eloping? (We Did)

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I’ve come to believe that there's a point in the wedding planning process that every single engaged couple says, “Let’s just elope.” This first time came for us just a few weeks in. I made the perhaps ill-advised decision to schedule eight reception venue visits for my future husband and I within 48 hours of... read more

5 Southern Wedding Traditions You Can Do Anywhere

There's a lot to love about Southern weddings: the comfort food, the beautiful trees covered in Spanish moss, and of course the traditions! Our opinion: If you learn about a wedding tradition from the South (or anywhere for that matter) and fall in love with the idea, steal it and work it into your wedding... read more

Vote For The Bridesmaid Dresses For The Dream Wedding!

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So you've voted on the venue, the theme and the rings for Rebekah and Pete's dream wedding. Next up, it's time to vote on the bridesmaid dresses! To set the tone for this black tie enchanted garden wedding at The Biltmore, you truly can't go wrong with any of these... read more

7 Reasons Asking Your Guests To Sleep In Tents Is Kind Of Awesome

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You've obviously heard of a tented wedding reception -- but how about hosting a wedding outdoors where all of your guests actually sleep in tents instead of hotel rooms? Before you roll your eyes, you have to understand that we're not talking about the typical camping tents. We're talking about tents that could rival a chic five-star... read more

Am I Okay With Not Planning My Own Wedding?

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This is the second 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. There are some girls that dream of their wedding... read more

14 Ideas for a Hollywood Wedding (or Oscar Party!)

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Turn your wedding into a night of Hollywood romance with thematic nods to classic cinema. Honor your first date with movie-ticket-stub escort cards and glorify your weekend Netflix binges with a late-night popcorn bar. For your wedding (or your upcoming Oscar party!), incorporate the nostalgic mood of black-and-white films, the art-deco vibe of 1940s theaters and the... read more
Accept that you might not actually be able to press pause on the compulsive wedding chatter. Hey, you're excited, and that's cool! But expecting one or two people to listen to all of it? Too much. Share the love. Spread the obsessing out over a wider circle of friends (that's what cubemates are for, right?) and space it out, so you can spare them all, including your fiance, from bride (that would be you) burnout.
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