There are plenty of reasons to jump on the December wedding bandwagon. For starters, it’s “the most wonderful time of year.” The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s an especially great time to plan your celebration because the season isn’t over-run with weddings. Plus, hotels and event spaces are often more affordable during the winter months, so you may be able to score a great deal on a venue that otherwise may have been outside of your budget.
Need a little more incentive? Four wedding planners explain what they love most about December nuptials, and why you should consider choosing a winter date for your big day.
Here’s a good article on tips for New Year’s Weddings by Jennifer Spector of Brides Magazine.
I always imagined I would have a winter wedding, even before I was engaged! When my now husband popped the question in December of 2014, I was thrilled because I knew we could have a year long engagement and get married squarely in the winter.
Here’s an article on bachelorette destinations by Ivy Jacobson for The Knot.
Nantucket or Iceland? Cape May or Savannah? Choose the best bachelorette spot for you based on our city guides.
It’s no secret that The Knot editors love weddings—but we also happen to be bachelorette party aficionados as well. Since we’ve done our fair share of traveling as bridesmaids and maids of honor, we put together our own city guide of some of the best spots we’ve been for bachelorette parties, plus where to stay and eat, and what to do while you’re there. Cheers!
Here’s an article on bridal shower tips from The Knot.
In charge of planning the shower? Here’s a handy guide to answer all your etiquette questions and planning concerns.Anyone tasked with hosting a shower for the bride (or couple) will naturally encounter a few etiquette and planning questions along the way, whether it’s their first or fifth time doing the honors. Here are the handiest tips and answers to common bridal shower etiquette questions that every good host should know.
Here’s a good article on planning your wedding tips from The Knot .
When planning your wedding, there are things that are nice to know, and there are things you need to know—advice so essential any bride who’s lucky enough to hear it thinks, “I’m so glad someone told me that!” If you’re wondering whether there’s something you may have missed (or even if you’ve got everything under control), check out our indispensable planning secrets below.
Here’s some great wedding-day advice from bride experiences by Elizabeth Mitchell of brides.com.
You’ve read all the bridal books there are to read, signed up for every wedding tip of the day, and downloaded an embarrassing amount of planning apps. But you can always use more big-day advice before you walk down the aisle — right? We asked nine real brides who’ve already been there done that to shell out their best advice for your wedding. So from one bride to another, listen up.
Deciding to marry your partner means you’re signing up for more than just a wedding ceremony and reception. In fact, it’s kind of like signing up for nine different parties, all designed to celebrate this important occasion. While each is undeniably exciting, hosting a handful of events is no easy task. Here’s the skinny on what parties you’ll be organizing, planning, and just plain showing up for.
Here’s an article on the e-save-the-dates by Andrea Fowler in theknot.com.
Learn the ins and outs of e-save-the-dates before clicking “send.”
Electronic invitations are gaining in popularity, and as a result, finding their way into more and more wedding events. There are plenty of guidelines for a traditional wedding save-the-date card, but the etiquette lines get blurry when it comes to e-save-the-dates. Whether the digital option has caught your eye because of the cost or convenience benefits, there are still a few things to consider before going paperless.
Here’s a good article from Newsusa.com regarding financial information for newlyweds.
It’s a catchphrase that’s been described as perhaps the first “I do” for newlyweds, and it’s especially relevant as we head into wedding season. Because as much as you may think no two people have ever been more in love than you are – hey, look at the size of that engagement ring! – the truth is that it could be less than smooth sailing ahead if you’re not on the same page when it comes to financial matters.
“Couples have a very hard time talking about money,” Joan Atwood, a Hofstra University professor of marriage and family therapy bemoaned on an NPR “Money Coach” segment on the issue. “I would say it’s the last taboo.”