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What 25 Brides Would Have Done Differently on Their Wedding Day

Chelsea Hetzel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Weddings
Chelsea Hetzel

Ever since I got engaged, wedding planning is constantly on my mind. I still can't help but spend most of my free time getting lost in ideas on Pinterest! It's been specifically hard to narrow my focus when planning. There are SO many things to think about that I tend to get distracted and lose my focus!

6 Things I Wish My Best Friend Told Me When Planning My Wedding

Ariane Fisher | Posted 02.04.2016 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

My best friend was the biggest asset in wedding planning. She was married the year before and knew everything I needed.

One Tip to Make Your Life As a Bride So Much Easier

Kristen Rocco | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

Being a bride is a full-time job in itself, but you probably also have a day job that requires your undivided attention too. So how do you manage it all? Compartmentalizing is key. But how?

Resolve to Be a Better Wedding Guest

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.06.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I can spot the difficult guests right as they walk in the door, and sometimes sooner than that. If the guest is a true pain in the ass, my couple has already told me about them, and I have yet to have a couple exaggerate about just how difficult a certain guest is being.

5 Things To Know Before Publishing Your Wedding

Kristin Joy | Posted 12.18.2015 | Weddings
Kristin Joy

Not every wedding can be published on the pages of the elite, even if yours is Martha or SMP-caliber. Luckily, having worked in the bridal publishing industry, I've learned a thing or two about what goes on in the editor's room and how they select what is worthy of publishing.

10 Little Wedding Planning Lies

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are millions of articles out there, and plenty of conflicting pieces of information. Truthfully though, if planning a wedding was just as easy as surfing the web, then planners, including yours truly, would be out of a job.

Wedding Planning at Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

If you're spending more than five hours a day at The Knot (and you're not an official, certified, full-fledged wedding planner), either you've already got a problem or you're going to have a serious one as soon as your boss finds out.

Top 10 'Crisis-Averted' Wedding Moments

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.03.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

A good magician never reveals his or her tricks, and a wedding planner is a lot like a magician. There are some smoke and mirrors, and on the day of the wedding, the disasters that happen are fixed by the planner before the couple even notices. My favorite question to get from my clients when they return from their honeymoon is, "What went wrong that we didn't know about?" Here are my Top 10 answers.

6 Steps For Planning The Wedding You Want With The Budget You Have

Kristi Thompson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weddings
Kristi Thompson

With the average cost of weddings on the rise, planning a beautiful, meaningful wedding within your budget may seem daunting, but it really is possible. Whether you have $4,000 or $40,000, here are six steps for planning the wedding you want with the budget you have.

Planner First, Everything Else Second

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Maybe you like a challenge. You want the drama. Well, if that's the case, then jump in headfirst and pick up a planner along the way. Book the venue, stretch the budget, and when you're really feeling the heat, hire a planner.

Who Can Brides Trust? How to Know Which Wedding Vendor Recommendations Are Actually Reliable

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.26.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Even though a bride may have dreamed about planning her wedding for years, actually doing the planning can become totally overwhelming. Even small decisions can be difficult and fraught with doubt.

How to Plan Your Entire Wedding Online

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Weddings are a big deal. Every small detail seems to matter, and the more we invest time into the planning, the more overwhelming it can become. Maybe you're the type of bride that enjoys the process, which is great! Maybe you're not, and that's great too!

Brides Dish On Their Biggest Budget Mistakes (So You Don't Make Them!)

Bridal Guide | Posted 08.10.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We asked recent brides to share their biggest money mistakes.

5 Key Tips For Newly Engaged Couples

Kellee Khalil | Posted 08.11.2015 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

To celebrate all of the newbie brides and grooms ready to take the plunge, we've rounded up some tips to help couples spread the news of their engagement and learn to love this exciting new chapter of their life!

6 Things to Remember When Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Amy Child Marella | Posted 08.07.2015 | Weddings
Amy Child Marella

When choosing floral arrangements, many brides already have a vision of the perfect bouquet, from the type of flower right down to the charm that will be tied onto the ribbon. But before you jump right in and order 100 dozen white roses, here are a few things to remember.

Best Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on a Wedding

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weddings
Casey Cavanagh

Planning a wedding is not easy. It can take a toll on your stress levels, as well as your bank account. But you don't have to go completely broke just to have a beautiful, fun and enjoyable day. The key is to decide ahead of time what you are and are not willing to negotiate on.

What Wedding Experts Would Have Done Differently For Their Own Big Days

BRIDES | Posted 07.06.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Every bride worries she'll regret some wedding decisions -- and it turns out, even the pros look back on their big days with some regrets.

What "Obligations" Do Brides and Grooms Have to Their Wedding Guests?

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The bride and groom want to depart for their honeymoon the morning after their wedding, and this MoG was hoping I'd tell her she's totally right and that the bride and groom are being tacky "abandoning" their guests. But she's wrong. Totally WRONG.

Wedding Dates to Avoid Like the Plague

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I realize I'm probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post, but I've heard plenty of "date" complaints about weddings -- so this is necessary!

Husband Material

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Typically I write about wedding trends, things to consider when planning your wedding, and why hiring a wedding planner is the most awesome idea you will ever have.

5 Wedding Registry Mistakes To Avoid

Tracie Domino | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

As we enter the height of wedding season with bridal showers already in full swing, the giving and receiving of wedding gifts is happening more now than any other time of the year.

5 Tricks for Making Your Wedding Different From All the Rest

Renee Strauss | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

After you've attended a number of weddings, you might start realizing that many of them look and feel the same. Sure, they celebrate different couples, have different colors, and be made up of different guests, but the general outline of events and logistics may seem very similar.

9 Things No One Tells You About The Wedding Day

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

No matter how calm, cool and collected you normally are, the explosion will occur. Expect it to take place within the two weeks leading up to your wedding.

Groom's Perspective: High Society Suits

Victor and Mary | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Victor and Mary

A wedding suit or tuxedo can be an afterthought or a decision that rivals any fashion peak one might endeavor. I chose the former, having a suit custom made for my October 2014 wedding in downtown Boston.

10 Ways to Drive Your Planner Crazy

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I am often drowning in difficult and unattainable requests from clients. While I'd like to think that I'm great at handing the impossible and making dreams come true, there are some things that clients do that just take it to the next level of impossible.