Even if you already have the perfect ring, it's still okay to ogle!
Multi-Stone Engagement Ring
The center of this stunner is actually made up of nine smaller diamonds set in the most eye-catching combination -- it looks just like an emerald-cut stone. The look is just as extravagant, but not quite as costly as one standout stone.
Platinum engagement ring by Simon G.
Photo: Courtesy of Designer / The Knot
Finding that perfect wedding day hairstyle is no easy task. You’ve got to take your dress, makeup, accessories -- not to mention veil -- into account! Here, three of the most popular styles on TheKnot.com…
Taking care of your skin isn't easy. It takes time (like start now) and a solid routine to get flawless wedding day skin.
Skincare Tip: Don't Use a Washcloth
Here's a secret most dermatologists will tell you: Don't use a washcloth on your face. According to Amy Wechsler, MD, a psychiatrist, dermatologist and author of The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin and a Whole New You, washcloths can carry bacteria. Instead, use just your hands.
I have to admit I'm a sucker for a pretty wedding cake.
In the world of wedding cakes, it's not just cut and dry anymore -- you've got fondant, Italian buttercream icing, ombre frosting, elaborate spun sugar toppers…and I'm running out of breath! I've pulled a few of my favorites together for you to feast your eyes on.
This beautiful sage cake was actually inspired by a sage Oscar de la Renta gown with a lace overlay. (Made by Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica, CA)
Photo: Devon Jarvis
My bridesmaid wants to wear her dress before my wedding. I'm so annoyed!
Q. My bridesmaid wants to wear her dress before my wedding. I'm so annoyed! Is that normal for bridesmaids and am I overreacting???
Take it as a compliment. Nice work choosing a dress your friends actually like -- so much that they want to wear it right away! In terms of etiquette, there’s no rule in the books about wearing the dress before the day, but it’s fair to say that it was meant for your wedding and shouldn’t be worn before then.
Can we just announce our engagement by emailing guests a link to our website?
Q. Is it okay to announce our engagement by emailing guests our wedding website?
In a word, yes. While you don’t want your close friends and family to find out about your engagement via a website (it seems cold and impersonal), it’s perfectly fine to let everyone else find out when the save-the-dates roll in or they hear the news from someone else.
My mom is throwing us a surprise engagement party but she’s not paying for dinner or drinks...
Q. My mom is throwing us a surprise engagement party but she’s not paying for dinner or drinks -- tacky?
Here's the deal about engagement parties... they can be anything from a backyard barbecue to a full-on cocktail party. So even though bites and booze aren't going to be free, at least your mom is organizing a time where everyone can be together to celebrate your newly engaged status.
There are so many trends to try that came out of last season's Bridal Fashion Week -- check out our favorite trends from 2012.
This fun and flattering trend is even making its way to cakes and décor details at weddings. I love how the frothy, airy ruffles are twirled together to create movement in the dress.
Wedding dress by Pronovias; Photo: Pronovias