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Kim Forrest

Senior Editor
  • Kim writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in etiquette and planning advice
  • Kim manages freelance writers for The Knot Worldwide
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Kim was Associate Bridal Editor at Washingtonian magazine and Associate Fashion Editor at Conde Nast’s Brides Local magazines

Kim is a Senior Editor at The Knot Worldwide, where she writes and edits content, with a particular focus on etiquette and planning advice. She has written about weddings for more than a decade, both in New York and Washington, DC. Kim loves guiding couples through their wedding planning journey, and making the process stress-free and fun.

A New York native, Kim currently resides in the suburbs of Washington, DC with her husband and two children. When not scrolling through Instagram for the newest and latest in the wedding world, Kim enjoys baking, yoga, listening to podcasts, and rocking out to Hamilton with her kids.


As a child, Kim dreamed of becoming a CNN news anchor. After beginning her career in television journalism, Kim quickly pivoted to magazine and digital media with a particular focus in service journalism. She interned at Washingtonian magazine and was soon managing the publication’s fact-checking department. It was at Washingtonian that she started writing about weddings and loved how the subject matter combined many of her interests—fashion, music, decor, food, relationships, and more. 

After receiving her masters degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York, Kim landed a job as an assistant editor at Conde Nast’s Brides Local magazines and, where she worked for five years, eventually becoming the publication’s associate fashion editor. Kim then returned to the DC area and Washingtonian, where she was the magazine’s associate bridal editor.  


Kim is a proud graduate of Williams College in Western Massachusetts (Go Ephs!), where she majored in English. While in college, Kim interned at News 12 Long Island and Good Morning America. She also spent a semester at Boston University’s Washington Journalism Center, where she covered politics for the Keene Sentinel and interned at Hearst-Argyle Television. 

Kim also has her Masters of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in magazine journalism.

Awards & Appearances

  • Kim has been featured as a wedding expert in many print and online publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Bustle, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, and more.
  • Kim appeared on WJLA in Washington, DC to discuss Halloween weddings and summer wedding guest attire.
  • Kim was a featured guest on The Big Wedding Planning Podcast to discuss new wedding trends. 

Important Questions from The Knot

Best advice for to-be-weds?

Set a date and book your venue before choosing your attire. 

What’s your all-time favorite wedding song?

I know it’s totally overplayed, but I’m a sucker for “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. It was the last dance song at my wedding and I’ll never forget that moment. 

Dream celebrity wedding guest?

I’m the biggest James Taylor fan and having him perform at my wedding would have been an absolute dream come true. 

Best wedding after party snack?

There’s nothing better than making (and eating!) s’mores around a fire with all your best friends.