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REGISTRY PICKS FOR RIGHT NOW • Whether you hosted a minimony or postponed until 2021, don’t forget to register! After all, you’re most likely spending more time at home than ever before.
MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS • This issue came together 100% remotely—including our cover shoot. Here’s the inside scoop on how our pros made it happen.
YOU’RE ENGAGED! • Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the 411 on our tools and how to get your personalized checklist.
WE’VE GOT YOU And You’ve Got This! • Organizing all those details and a checklist? There’s an app for that. The Knot Wedding Planner pulls together your vision, pros and guests to put planning in the palm of your hand.
PLANNING WITH the knot • We’re here for you, every step of the way. Now, let’s get you married.
YOUR WEDDING VISION • Take our Style Quiz in the app and we’ll help you create your very own Wedding Vision board. Use it to plan your #bestdayever.
ASK THE KNOT SQUAD • You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We tapped our team—and one of our go-to industry pros —to solve some of your of-the-moment planning asks.
FURRY FRIENDS • For many couples, the most VIP guest isn’t a person—it’s their pet. We’re all for having your animal attend the festivities, but with a bit of ingenuity, you can also showcase their cuteness without them being present on everything from stationery to food.
HOW TO NAVIGATE TOXIC POSITIVITY • Planning a wedding during a pandemic is hard—it’s OK to admit that.
absolutely Heather • IT WAS SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG YEAR FOR THE COMEDIAN. IN ADDITION TO HER NATIONAL COMEDY TOUR AND WILDLY POPULAR PODCAST, HEATHER MCMAHAN WAS GETTING MARRIED. THEN COVID-19 HIT.
ABSOLUTELY NOT • Each week, Heather shares an “absolutely not” on her podcast by the same name. Here are her wedding “don’ts” and one “do.”
SAY oui! • JEAN DOUSSET’S NEW ENGAGEMENT RING COLLECTION GETS A MAJOR YES FROM US. OUI BY JEAN DOUSSET OFFERS CUSTOMIZABLE RINGS YOU CAN SHOP ONLINE. THE BEST PART? THIS BESPOKE BLING WON’T BREAK THE BANK.
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SCENTS OF SELF • Cat Chen, founder of clean beauty brand Skylar, knows a thing or two about layering fragrances. Here’s how to mix different perfumes to create a wedding scent that’s all your own.
PANDEMIC PLANNING • Saying “I do” in the new-normal? These few extra steps will ensure a safe (and unforgettable) celebration for all.
MASKNE NO MORE • Dermatologist Lily Talakoub of McLean Dermatology shares expert tips to prevent and clear up acne caused by wearing a face mask.
AVANT BRIDE • Fashionistas, this one’s for you. We’re obsessed with designer Jackson Wiederhoeft’s new couture-inspired bridal collection.
BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE • The Knot Invitations teamed up with four creatives of color to design one-of-a-kind wedding paper. Check out TheKnot.com/invitations to shop the suites and learn more about the artists.
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VIRTUAL WEDDING GUES T ETIQUETTE
Black Wedding Designers to Follow Right Now • The wedding industry has made strides in recent years where inclusivity is concerned, but there’s more work to be done. When thinking of mainstream bridal designers, few people of color come to mind. The problem isn’t a lack of talent, but rather, a lack of representation. Here, gorgeous collections that should be on your...