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 Wedding Tips

Wedding Planning: 12-Month Wedding Calendar

Just engaged? Starting to envision your wedding? Wondering about all the things you'll need to do and when? Our month-by-month snapshot of all your wedding to-dos will steer you. Read more...

(Photo by Kelly Laramore Photography)

 31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day

 How will you remember yours in 40 years?

1. Wake up refreshed.

 Get to bed at a decent hour the night before so you can be your best. For this reason it’s wise to plan bachelor and bachelorette parties at least a week ahead of time. Read more...

Wedding Day Emergency Kit

It's a bride's worst nightmare... A stain, spot or smudge on your beautiful white wedding gown, moments before walking down the aisle. Don't fret! We chatted with some of our experts and got the inside scoop on fast dress fixes, including everything you should have in your wedding day emergency kit. Everything from stains and smudges to dirt and stray fabrics. Keep reading for more information! Bride beware: Delicate fabrics, like the ones used to create your gorgeous wedding gown, require delicate care. Removing stains from your wedding gown can be tricky, and we strongly encourage consulting with your bridal salon or a professional cleaner for any stain or smudge. Read more...

Wedding Planning: 30 Expert Tips and Tricks

When planning your wedding, there are things that are nice to know, like that mermaid silhouettes are all the rage or that purple is making a comeback. Then, there are things you need to know -- advice so essential that any bride who's lucky enough to hear it thinks, "I'm so glad someone told me that!" If you're wondering whether there's something you may have missed (or even if you've got everything under control), check out The Knot's indispensable planning secrets.  Read more.. 

  (Photo by Kelly Laramore Photography) 

Wedding Planning: 8 Wedding Planning Tips to Get Organized

 Has planning the wedding left you feeling overwhelmed? Here are eight tips to get yourself organized!

 Ask any newlywed couple -- even couples that have been married for a long time -- and they'll all say the same thing: The key to a planning successful wedding is in the planning. Small things go wrong at every wedding. But keep in mind that you can save yourself from migraine headaches and crying spells by making a plan and simply sticking with it. These simple wedding planning tips will help you take some of the stress away (or at least minimize it!).  Get as much done as possible in the first few months so that the last few months won't be hectic. Read more...

(Photo by Kelly Laramore Photography) 

What to Do With Your Dress After the Wedding

Whether they're silk, satin or lace, wedding dresses are so much more than just pieces of fabric.  For many brides, their dress is the embodiment of their personal style and love story.  Modern women get very few fairy tales these days, but they can wear a princess dress on their wedding day and feel magical.  With all of this emotion and nostalgia swirling around, deciding what to do with your gown post wedding can be very difficult. Read more...

(Photo by Kelly Laramore Photography)