Hot Topic: How Long Should You Date Before Getting Engaged?

How Long Did You Date Before Getting Engaged | blog.theknot.comRachel Gulotta Photography
How long did you and your fiance date before he or she proposed and what's normal? The answers vary from decades of dating to four days (wow!). Even though everyone from your parents, to extended family members and friends will have an opinion on the matter -- from "You're jumping in too quickly!" to "It... read more

This Couple Said "I Do" Three Years After Meeting At Another Wedding

Pink and Gold Wedding in South Carolina | A Bryan Photo | blog.theknot.comA Bryan Photo
Maris and Andrew met while attending their mutual friends' wedding and were swept away by the romance of the whole affair. "I was immediately drawn to Andrew's personality," says Maris. "He made me laugh, smile and I didn't want to leave his side." After dating long-distance for a while, she moved to Dallas (where they... read more

See the Surprising Oscars Wedding Ring Trend We Weren't Expecting!

Zoe Saldana poses at the 2015 OscarsGetty Images
The Oscars are all always about the glitz and the glamour from head to toe, but at the 2015 Academy Awards, we noticed a red carpet trend we weren't predicting: the absence of some engagement rings! For some celebrities, their giant diamond engagement rings are an essential accessory, but this year, we saw a... read more

Wedding Worthy Red Carpet Dresses From The Oscars

Lupita Nyong'o Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston at The OscarsGetty Images
The beading! The detailing! The designs! The white gowns from the 2015 Oscars were so beautiful, we guarantee they will be all over your wedding Pinterest board in the morning. In fact, white was such a huge trend on the red carpet, four out of the five best actress nominees opted to wear a couture or custom gown... read more

What to Do if Your Fiance Doesn't "Get" Wedding Etiquette

What to Do If Your Fiance Doesn't 'Get' Wedding Etiquette | Beautiful Day Photography | blog.theknot.comBeautiful Day Photography
We know that it can be hard to explain to your other half -- who may not be dealing with RSVPs or caterers -- that wedding etiquette exists for a reason. Here's how one fellow Knottie, sparklingjewelee, explains her situation in a community post: "Lately as our wedding gets closer, my... read more

This Black-Tie Aspen Mountain Wedding is Seriously Chic

Aspen Black Tie Wedding | James Christianson Photographers | blog.theknot.comJames Christianson Photographers
New Yorkers Josie and Kow decided to go back to Aspen, Colorado -- the scenic spot of their proposal a year earlier -- for their wedding day. "We had such a lovely time there and wanted to share it with family and friends," Josie says. Guests of the wedding enjoyed the three-mile gondola ride to... read more

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney's Engagement Was Surprisingly Down to Earth (Plus, See Her Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring!)

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney pose on the red carpetShutterstock
Get ready for the ultimate wedding -- Mother Monster is engaged! Lady Gaga's longtime love, Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney, proposed to the Grammy award-winning artist on Valentine's Day and pulled out all the stops with a breathtaking heart-shaped diamond engagement ring. "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said... read more

5 Cupid's Arrow Wedding Details That Are Perfect for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Cupid's Arrow Details | blog.theknot.comDana Cubbage Weddingsy
Arrows are a huge trend in weddings, and they're definitely not going anywhere. From bohemian drawings, to whimsical arrow invitation fonts and delicate Cupid details, we absolutely love this trend. And, since it's Valentine's Day, it's the perfect time to round up our favorite Cupid's arrow details! We combed through our real weddings gallery and... read more

And The Knot Dream Wedding Planner Is...

Jeannie Savage planned this weddingJasmine Star Photography
We can't have The Knot Dream wedding without a fabulous (and we mean fab-u-lous) wedding planner, so it's time to announce who'll throw our soon-to-be-named winning couple the wedding of their dreams: Jeannie Savage, founder of Details Details! If you're not familiar with Jeannie's take-your-breath-away-and-then-some weddings, here's why we love her. She... read more

Cheers to Breaking the Guinness World Record at #TheKnotToast

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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