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The Knot Weddings Magazine Summer 2019

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United States
XO Group Inc.
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
tell your story

2019 BEAUTY AWARDS While you’ll most likely hire a makeup pro for the day of, there are lots of other wedding-related events (hello, bachelorette party!) where you’ll be on the hook for your own beauty look. Turn to p. 94 for our favorite get-gorgeous products you need to know about (and try!) right now. I distinctly remember sitting on the floor of my childhood bedroom with my mom and sister a few months after I got engaged fretting over what the theme of my wedding was going to be—it felt like so much pressure. In hindsight, I realize that the pressure I felt wasn’t so much about wanting a “theme,” but wanting a way to tell my and Mickey’s story. What I was truly fretting over was figuring out how to personalize…

3 min
meet our contributors

REBECCA YALE PHOTOGRAPHER “THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS” (P. 112) How can a couple feel more comfortable in front of the camera? Do an engagement session! It’s a great way to practice poses, break the ice and learn what angles you like best. I think a photographer’s first job is to make sure their clients are comfortable, so I always try to put mine at ease by joking with them and treating them the way I would a friend. I tell them during our interview that if they hang up the phone and don’t think they would want to spend the whole day with me, then I’m not the right fit for them. We’re by our clients’ side for the entire day, and our personalities have to be a good match for them to let…

1 min
the knot digital download

Get even more ideas on TheKnot.com and at @TheKnot on social. YOUR GO-TO FOR GIFTS With The Knot registry, your options are truly limitless. Set up a wish list at big-box retailers like Target and Crate & Barrel, register for one-off items from your favorite Etsy shop or even ask for cash for a new car, your honeymoon or even a house fund. And while you’re at it, do some good too. Link a charity registry to your wedding wish list and we’ll give money to an organization like VOW (that protects girls against child marriage) for every gift your guests purchase. We call that a win-win. LOVE IS LOVE We love celebrating all couples—and their engagements. Follow our sister brand How They Asked (@howtheyasked) for the sweetest proposal stories out there. You may…

2 min
you’re engaged!

NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing). BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date. GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day. HIRE YOUR TEAM Research and book pros—anyone you have to have should be locked in ASAP. PICK THE FORMALWEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too. REGISTER & CREATE A WEBSITE Head to TheKnot.com to start a wish list and site. Share the link so guests are in on the details, like room blocks. BUY YOUR WEDDING PAPER Decide on invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you place…

2 min
plan your wedding on your phone

FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably figuring out where you should even start. We’ve got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe on images you love in our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? No sweat—we’ve put together a checklist for you, and it’s totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we’ll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. COMPILE YOUR TEAM After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you…

1 min
your wedding vision

Not sure how to define your style and theme? That’s okay! Download The Knot Wedding Planner app and take our Style Quiz to get your personalized Wedding Vision. DISCOVER YOUR STYLE No couple is just one set style—instead, you’ll get a series of words that describe your vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros. PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALETTE Check out the colors that match your wedding style. And not to worry—you can always change them up as you plan. GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS We’ll take your quiz answers and match you with vendors based on your location, style and budget—starting with your venue. CREATE YOUR VISION All that swiping will leave you with tons of inspo, which you can add to anytime. Plus there’s room for personalized, #maketradition must-haves (think: late-night taco truck, dog-friendly ceremony…