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21 THINGS WE’RE LOVING • Bring on the new year—and with it, new wedding trends. Here are the ideas I can’t wait to see at 2021 nuptials.
WHY WE LOVE ANDREA PITTER
MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS • We asked some of the pros from this issue for the inside scoop on their areas of expertise.
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 most of-the-moment planning asks.
AFTER LOSS, I FOUND JOY AND HEALING LOVE • Ashlee Jensen, a Utah-based podcaster and mother, shares her road to healing and new love after the passing of her first husband.
CREATING CUSTOMS • A ceremony ritual can extend beyond a candle lighting or sand pouring. Pay homage to your favorite pastime or form a totally new tradition with an out-of-the-box observance.
the power of pantora • ANDREA PITTER NOTICED A LACK OF WEDDING GOWNS AND STORES CREATED WITH BLACK WOMEN IN MIND-SO SHE CREATED HER OWN. HERE, THE DESIGNER AND SALON OWNER SHARES HER JOURNEY FROM ONE CUSTOM DRESS TO A BRIDAL EMPIRE, WHY REPRESENTATION MATTERS AND HOW THE WEDDING INDUSTRY CAN DO BETTER.
PARTY online • CAN’T GATHER IN PERSON WITH YOUR CREW TO TOAST YOUR ENGAGEMENT OR LAST HURRAH BEFORE WEDDING BLISS? DO IT VIRTUALLY.
GATHER VIRTUALLY • While in-person celebrations are the best, these alternative parties are pretty epic ways to have remote fun.
THE COLORS OF THE YEAR • Your wedding palette may not dictate the vibe or theme of your day, but it does help tie together all the details, from florals to signage and signature sips. Let this year’s picks help shape your style. Here are our favorite shades and the pairings we love most.
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK • One of the biggest players in bridal fashion, Pronovias Group, plans to make 50 percent of its collection eco-friendly by 2025.
FOUND: YOUR PERFECT FIRST-DANCE SONG • Our picks for every type of wedding held in 2021
BLING FOR ALL
SOAK IN THE BATHLEISURE • A major perk of spending more time at home? The chance to step up your #selfcare game. Here are five luxe products that make bath time feel indulgent.
DRESSED TO FRILL
SPECIAL DELIVERY • Not being able to try on bling before you buy is a huge drawback of shopping for rings online—but that’s about to change.
MANE CHANGERS • Shedding some of your strands is normal, but if you’ve been losing more hair than usual in recent months, rest assured you aren’t alone. Stress can trigger telogen effluvium (also known as temporary hair loss) and—let’s be real—between a global pandemic and wedding postponements, these are stressful times. We tapped the experts to get the deets on how to reverse and prevent thinning hair, so you can feel like your most confident self on your...