The National Average Cost of a Wedding Hits $35,329

The National Average Cost of a Wedding Hits $35,329
We just released the 10th annual The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study, and that means it’s time to talk wedding costs and spending trends. After surveying nearly 13,000 real brides and grooms across America, we found that the overall cost of a wedding has soared to new heights, with a national average of $35,329 (and ...

How To Keep Pokémon Go From Ruining Your Wedding: The Essential Guide

How To Keep Pokémon Go From Ruining Your Wedding: The Essential Guide
Whether you like it or not, wedding etiquette has gradually been evolving since the dawn of the smartphone. And if you thought it would be difficult to keep your wedding guests off their phones before, if your loved ones play Pokémon Go, it’s darn near impossible to wrench them away now. (They’ve just gotta catch ...

Gold Wedding Cake Pics to Go Gaga Over

Gold Wedding Cake Pics to Go Gaga Over
We saw tons of stars in bold metallics at the 2016 Met Gala, and Lady Gaga took the trend one step further (no surprise there!) presenting fashion designer Donatella Versace with a piece of gold art that literally took the cake. The three-tier confection was covered in gold—perfectly fitting for the designer’s 61st birthday celebration. ...

Customize Your Bridal Party Looks

Customize Your Bridal Party Looks
Gone are the days when your bridal party has to where the exact same thing—from headpieces down to pedicure shades. And while mix-and-match dresses have been a hot wedding trend for a while now, we loved seeing Girls actress Lena Dunham wear a personalized sequined skirt as a bridesmaid in her friend’s recent wedding. Working ...

How to Get a Marriage License

How to Get a Marriage License
Amid the blur of organizing your wedding and honeymoon plans, it’s surprisingly easy to forget that you actually have to get married on paper. A marriage license is basically your permit for eternal love—the legal confirmation that you and your partner are free and eligible to marry one another. Sure, it’s paperwork, but it’s still ...

What Should Your Bridesmaids Pay For?

What Should Your Bridesmaids Pay For?
We know that asking your bridesmaids to pay for certain things can be tough, and it can get awkward when your expectations don’t line up with theirs—especially when they’re doing so much to support you already. Whether it’s coordinating the bridal shower or bustling your dress at the wedding, be honest about what you expect ...

Just Engaged? Your First Wedding Planning To-Dos

Just Engaged? Your First Wedding Planning To-Dos
Set a Timetable The minute you get engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date. But in reality, you won’t be able to set an exact date until other major decisions—like choosing (and booking) your venue—are made. So first, focus on determining a range of dates that’ll work for you. The average engagement lasts ...

10 Steps to a Better Engagement Ring Selfie

10 Steps to a Better Engagement Ring Selfie
If you just got engaged, chances are you’ll be sharing the great news through an Instagram engagement ring selfie. While you may not be into mirror selfies, post-workout selfies or duck-face selfies, the ring selfie is something sacred. Get the photo just right by following a few simple rules of thumb—er, ring finger. 1. Lighting is everything. If you’re ...

Wedding Planner Marcy Blum’s “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit Is a Gold Mine of Advice

Wedding Planner Marcy Blum's
Last Friday, our friend Marcy Blum participated in one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (or “AMA”) sessions, an open Q&A forum where a Reddit user can offer to answer other users’ questions about, well, anything! This conversation focused on Blum’s vast experience as a wedding and event planner, and since she’s busier than many of ...

Modern Wedding Etiquette: A Complete Guide

Modern Wedding Etiquette: A Complete Guide
This ain’t your mama’s wedding. It’s 2017, and times have changed dramatically since the days of your folks’ traditional celebration, thanks to new trends and modern technology. While many of the old rules of wedding etiquette remain unchanged – wearing white to a wedding remains a major no-no, and it’s still not OK to ask ...