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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 you
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Lauren + Chris
Lauren carried roses, anemones, ranunculus, eucalyptus and pampas grass. Lauren and Chris each poured sand from their favorite childhood beach, Destin and Kiawah respectively, into a glass to symbolize their union. Lauren McCurdy (25 and an assistant
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Ask The Knot Squad
How do I tell my guests I want to have an unplugged ceremony? MARY CHATMAN: A simple note on your wedding website and a small, concise sign advising guests that you’re having an unplugged wedding should suffice. Say something like, “We want our frien
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Ally + Blake
Ally Keith (27 and a procurement help desk analyst) and Blake Chandler (26) have a style all their own. After all, Ally proposed with a ring and a Corgi puppy. When wedding planning, the pair kept their personal style in mind. “We chose The Glass Fac
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All About Flowers
Stephanie Cruz, founder and lead designer at Primrose Floral + Event Design in Miami Stephanie recommends personalizing your flowers by using custom vessels or meaningful colors. Primrose.events @primroseflorals Many clients think that certain floral
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Melissa + Mehul
Melissa Graves (35 and an actor) and Mehul Gulati (37 and works in software development) brought India to Florida in three days of cross-cultural wedding events, culminating in Hindu and American ceremonies. Guests embraced the dual traditions, chang
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All About Music
Nick “NICKFRESH” Puzo, a DJ and entertainer based in North Florida NICKFRESH started DJing at the age of seven, supervised by his mom, herself a former DJ, and he’s educated in piano lessons and music theory classes. NICKFRESH.com @djnickfresh Couple
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Make Up
BEST The name says it all. Not only does this powder give your complexion an appearance worthy of the most flattering Instagram filter, it also staves off dreaded T-zone shine. Genius Magic powder, $45, CharlotteTilbury.com BEST A high-drama mascara
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Marisa + Kenny
Marisa Flores (38 and an event planner) and Kenneth (Kenny) Gladden (38 and an entrepreneur) have their own way of doing theme parks—they met on a family trip to one. “We were the designated bag holders,” Marisa says. Later, the native New Yorkers in
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Face
BEST Use this silky microfiber sheet mask infused with rich botanical extracts and anti-aging superfoods like green tea and rice the night before your wedding for an instantly dewy complexion. Luminous dewy skin mask, $12, Tatcha.com BEST Throwing an
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Addie + James
Self-described nerds who love cosplay, Addie Hassel (30 and a fabricator) and James Morrone (43 and an IT director) embraced their offbeat personalities on their wedding day. “We wanted to have the classiest Star Wars party ever,” Addie says. The cre
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Hair
BEST Going au naturel for your nuptials? Whether your hair type is kinky, curly, coily or wavy, this cream will stave off frizz and give your ’do voluminous oomph. Coconut & Hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie, $11, SheaMoisture, Target.com BEST This dr
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Angel + Jake
After considering an Italian wedding, Alexis (Angel) Guevara (29 and a psychiatrist) and Jake Altier (26 and a physician) decided to marry closer to home at the Tuscan-inspired Bella Collina. Candlelight, gold damask linens and ruscus garlands brough
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Nails
BEST Pair with the accompanying top coat for a long-lasting, high-gloss finish that mimics a professional-quality gel mani—no UV lamp required. Gel Couture in Moments to Mrs., $12, Essie.com BEST It may be on the pricey side, but this must-have remov
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Star Search
ARIES MAR 21-APR 19 VENUE TENTED WEDDING You want classic elegance with a twist, Aries—plus something you can make your own. A ballroom that has hosted many-a-wedding? Not for you, thought leader. Instead, pop up a tent somewhere unexpected and use t
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Fragrance
BEST If you’re feeling bold, dab on this musky choice that is as every bit as sultry as its flame-red bottle. A bouquet of Bulgarian rose plus woody notes packs a seriously seductive punch. Narciso eau de parfum Rouge, $98 for 1.6 oz., Narciso Rodrig
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Budget Blasting Tips
No matter what your budget is, you likely still have limits—practically every couple does. Whatever the numbers say, you’re going to want to make the most of your money when planning your celebration. To help, we’ve rounded up our best tips, big and
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Bridesmaid Dress breakdown
Start off by doing some research. In our (ahem) unbiased opinion, TheKnot.com is a great place to start—you can search thousands of dresses by color, fabric and style and find stores in your area that carry your faves. If you’re flipping through maga
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Get The Picture
The photography industry can be complicated to navigate as a newly engaged couple, and hiring your wedding day photographer is arguably one of the biggest decisions you make throughout your entire planning journey. After all, this will be the person
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Bling On A Budget
To get the same stylish look as platinum, consider a ring with a white gold setting. While there are plenty of pros when it comes to platinum—it’s an extremely durable, natural white metal, it won’t change color, plus it gives off a gorgeous polish—a
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Love On The Road
It may seem tempting to rely on friends or family to get you to and from your wedding, but trust us—this is one to-do best left to the professionals. They’re well versed in wrangling large crowds and will know local roads well, which comes in handy i
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Rental reboot!
These four companies will change the way you think about rentals—and will help you stay on budget. It’s no secret tuxedo rentals have a bad rap for being ill fitting and outdated. Factor in the multiple trips to a rental shop to buy and later tailor
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What Pros Wish You Would Ask
There’s no denying it—your pros are the A-team that’s going to make your wedding day vision come to life. That crazy-cool floral display you saved on Pinterest? They can pull it off. The remote beachfront vows you’ve been envisioning since you said “
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Accessorize in Style
Simplicity is key to nailing timeless bridal style. For sparkle that won’t clash with a classic gown, invest in understated jewelry like pearl drop earrings, diamond studs or a thin tennis bracelet you’ll want to wear long after your wedding day. To
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Four Things You Should Leave To The Pros
A stunning centerpiece or wow-worthy altar can set the scene for your whole day, so it’s not a place to try and cut corners. You may not realize, but flower arranging takes a lot of prep work—from sourcing the blooms and prepping the stems and leaves
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Local Resources
GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In the Central Florida region, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Those who are 16–17 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period (which can be waived upon completio
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Shower Power
Whether you’re a boho-loving artist or an amateur sommelier, your bridal shower should be a day-of celebration that reflects you. We’ve rounded up a ton of fresh themes to help spark some serious shower inspiration. Pass them onto your crew, your MIL
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Congrats, You’re Engaged
Before you jump into the planning, take some time to really enjoy and reflect on your engagement—because this is a huge moment. You’ve found your person. And on the journey to find them, there was likely a slew of circumstances and chance that helped
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THE Deets ON Sweets
Ultimately, your cake should reflect the look and feel of your celebration—which is a bit hard to do if you haven’t planned any of it yet. Consider this our permission to move your confectionery to-dos a little bit lower on your list (you’ll ideally
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You’re Engaged!
Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing). Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date. Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and i
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