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The Knot Weddings Magazine Winter 2020

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United States
XO Group Inc.
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
find some happy

i don’t know about you, but I sadly reached a point in 2020 where I almost forgot how great it felt to laugh. And while the events of 2020 are certainly no laughing matter, I do think it’s important we remember to find moments of joy even in the darkest times. Whether that’s bringing your friends and family together to celebrate your nuptials virtually, or cracking open that bottle of champagne you were saving for what should’ve been your wedding night, I encourage you to create those moments and surround yourself with those that make you happy. And while we’re not out of the woods yet as far as COVID-19 is concerned, I assure you that The Knot will be with you every step of the way with tips and…

1 min
heather mcmahan

This woman is not only funny, but as a COVID bride herself, she has some sage advice for all of the other couples out there dealing with a wedding postponement: “Be kind to yourself, be kind to others and just be patient because nobody knows what the right answer is. We’re all just trying to stay safe and figure it out one giggle at a time. I just learned I drink a lot more wine than I used to.” Read more of our hilarious (yet insightful!) interview on page 50. DISCLAIMER: WE HAVE INCLUDED THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AND ENJOY LIFE’S BIGGEST MOMENTS. PURCHASES MADE THROUGH LINKS ON THIS PAGE MAY EARN US A COMMISSION. MCMAHAN: AB+DM; MAXWELL COOPER: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; INVITATIONS: DESIGNED BY CHRISTINE JOY; ALL OTHERS…

2 min
meet our contributors

AB+DM PHOTOGRAPHERS Q: HOW HAS THE PANDEMIC CHANGED YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS AND WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ALONG THE WAY? Executing photo shoots during this time has made us shift what we think is possible—it’s made us more imaginative, and our ideas have to remain fresh and innovative. Because 85% of our shoots are on-location now, we have to consider the different issues and scenarios that could arise and prepare for them all. We’ve become way more knowledgeable of what it takes, the questions to ask before hand, and how to pivot while on set. We’ve also become very good resources on how to facilitate and produce for our clients who are off-site. But best of all, we have quickly learned how to get over the awkward moment of how to greet people during…

2 min
you’re engaged!

1 NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing). 2 BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date. 3 GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day. 4 HIRE YOUR TEAM Research and book pros—anyone you have to have should be locked in ASAP. 5 DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Choose what your wedding party will wear too. 6 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. 7 BUY YOUR WEDDING PAPER Select invites,…

3 min
we’ve got you and you’ve got this!

1 FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably wondering where you should even start (totally normal, btw). First, download our app and take our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe, (think: industrial with bohemian details). We’ll generate your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). EDITOR TIP Think about what you love as a couple—are you homebodies or always looking for an excuse to dress up and hit the dance floor? Your wedding should be a true reflection of who you are, so let your personalities lead your style. 2 KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? Look no further than our totally customizable checklist. If you’re asking your future brother-in-law to officiate, you can cross “find an officiant” off your to-do…

1 min
planning with the knot

SHARE THE LOVE We love a good meet-cute. Share your proposal story with us at HowTheyAsked.com HIT THE BOOKS We’ve got 10-plus titles full of advice, inspo and DIY crafts to bring your day to life. TheKnot.com/books GET SOCIAL Find us @theknot on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for tips, inspo and more. PICK YOUR PAPER Customize everything from save-the-dates to wedding invites at TheKnot.com/paper DO SOME SHOPPING Find personalized décor, unique favor ideas and wedding party gifts for all your peeps at TheKnotShop.com GIVE BACK For every gift purchased from your registry on The Knot, we’ll make a donation to a charity on your behalf—no cost to you or your guests. MAKE IT LAST Keep the flame alive while planning with on-the-go relationship counseling from the Lasting app. GetLasting.com SHARE PHOTOS Prompt guests to download The Guest app, and their photos and videos will be…