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Thank Goodness for The Knot

11 Oct

When it comes to schoolwork, this has been my busiest semester yet. However, in addition to homework, volunteering at a local church, designing the school newspaper, and maintaining a healthy social life, I am planning my own wedding. Although I am excited about the latter responsibility, I was nervous at first because I had no idea where to begin. First of all, I’m not a girly-girl. Therefore, unlike most of my friends, I didn’t plan out every detail of my wedding at age 7. Furthermore, I’m the first-born child, so my family doesn’t have much wedding planning experience.

Luckily, there is hope for recently engaged girls like me who have no idea what they are getting themselves into, but have a need to always be organized–The Knot.

The Knot is a bride’s dream. It’s website where you can personalized your wedding and gain inspiration for every detail from the dress to the guestbook. One  feature of The Knot is the extensive checklist that guides you through each step of the wedding planning process starting with selecting a ceremony site and ending with writing thank-you notes.

My favorite feature of The Knot is the Inspiration section. This area allows brides-to-be to create a collage of inspiring photographs. Because I have no idea where to begin, I’m able to see examples of escort cards, flower arrangements,  table decorations, and much, much more that have been used in past weddings.

Being a member of The Knot also allows me access to its sister site, The Nest. Through this website, I was able to decide on what colors each room in my house will be. This really helped make registry planning much easier and more personalized. The Knot has another sister site, the Bump, a site dedicated to new moms-to-be. I don’t plan on needing this site soon, but it’s just another great feature The Knot provides.

The Knot has made wedding planning not only less stressful, but more fun. With only 249 more days to go until my big day, I may get stressed out from time to time, but thanks to The Knot I will be organized and on task.