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Planning a Wedding? Read These 5 Stories in the Latest Issue of The Knot

We have all the top trends and advice for you.
Hannah Nowack The Knot Weddings Editor
by Hannah Nowack
Hannah Nowack The Knot Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Editor, Real Weddings
  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
  • Hannah oversees engagement content on The Knot's partner brand How They Asked.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Jan 27, 2021
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Whether you're newly engaged or a seasoned planner, The Knot digital magazine is a must-have planning resource. Our quarterly magazine is released according to seasons (fall, winter, spring and summer), and each comes with all the information and inspiration you need to plan a wedding that is yours (truly). In each issue, you'll find planning tools like our comprehensive checklist, must-know tips from top experts, fashion trends, gorgeous styled shoots to inspire your vision and fresh Real Weddings from couples just like you. 

Beyond the magazine, The Knot offers extensive wedding planning resources. Whether you need help creating a timelinemanaging your budget, or starting a registry, we've got you covered. Couples can download The Knot App for the ultimate wedding planning resource (that also conveniently fits in your pocket). We also offer all the etiquette and advice you need to help you plan everything from the bachelorette weekend to your reception exit.

If you're in search of wedding pros to help execute your dream wedding style, you can also find the best vendors (from DJ to wedding planner) on The Knot. If you want ideas from real couples, find additional vendors in our Real Weddings section. 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're inspiring to-be-weds to plan their nuptials from home. The easiest way to enjoy the newest magazine is to head over to Issuu and virtually flip through. Additionally, when you sign up for TheKnot.com, you'll see a pop-up asking if you want us to send you a free print magazine. If you say yes, we'll ask for your address and deliver our summer issue hot off the press. Additionally, you can purchase an issue online at The Knot Shop and have it delivered right to your door.

If you're more into consuming your favorite publications on a device, The Knot digital magazine subscription is the option for you. Grab your NOOK or tablet via Google PlayAmazon and NOOK, and sign up for a yearlong subscription. You can also get the magazine on your iPhone or Android via Zinio. Every season, a new issue of The Knot digital magazine will be delivered seamlessly to your tablet the minute it hits newsstands. That's four issues filled with wedding inspiration: imagine thousands of photos, hundreds of pages of fashion and style advice and countless tips to guide you through every step of the planning process.

The Knot Spring 2021 issue focuses on planning with purpose so you and your partner can celebrate with nuptials that align with your values. The cover story features wedding dress designer Andrea Pitter, owner of Pantora Bridal. In an exclusive interview with The Knot, she shares how she noticed a lack of wedding gowns and stores created with Black women in mind—so she created her own. 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.  

The issue also covers other topics, like how to celebrate safely amid the pandemic without sacrificing style. Check out our roundup of this season's hottest wedding dress trends—from slip dresses to ruffles and puff sleeves— and get need-to-know tips for DIYing your makeup (a must with all the Zoom planning meetings you're scheduling). Additionally, we debunk six menswear myths and let grooms know which style myths they're totally allowed to break. This season's issue is also completely shoppable, which means every single item (clothing, accessories, beauty products and more) is all one click away. As you peruse the magazine via Issuu, simply click on the products that catch your eye and you'll be directed to a link to shop the items—it's as simple as that!

 As the pandemic continues, The Knot is here every step of the way to help you plan your wedding, your way. Even in a pandemic, love is not cancelled. We're here to help you live your truth, in and through your nuptials. Take a look at some of our favorite stories in this season's magazine, below.

Planning with Purpose

As conscious consumerism becomes mainstream, more and more couples are approaching their weddings (and all the choices that come with it!) with intention, whether that's to show support, tell a story or make a statement. We share the stories of statement-making real couples who brought their values into their nuptials—from a vegan wedding with reusable decor and cruelty-free beauty products to a duo who planned a food drive when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to postpone their wedding. Plus, industry insiders share advice and insights on everything from making your vendor team more inclusive to need-to-know information about sustainable jewelry. As you begin to plan your wedding, we encourage you to take these tips to heart to create a celebration that reflects your values.

21 Things We're Loving Right Now

A new year means new "I dos." To kick off the year, we're taking a look at 21 trends that are having a moment in weddings. As couples have reimagined their weddings as a result of the pandemic, trends towards weekday weddings, virtual guests and nanomoons have taken off. Bold color palettes, coordinated guest attire, Grandmillennial vibes and an air of nostalgia are also on the rise. We layer in plenty of tips to help you bring these of-the-moment ideas into your own wedding.

Larger Than Life

If you think the days of statement gowns are over, think again. This year's most coveted wedding dresses  are all about daring details, standout silhouettes and making the most of your fashion moment. Instagram phenom Kihmberlie models the maximalist dresses we're double tapping.

Abroad at Home

Even while safety-guidelines mandate limited travel, there are pockets of the US that showcase strong international influences. The distinctive tastes and experiences of these six domestic honeymoon escapes will make you feel miles from home, even if you can't travel to the far-flung locales they resemble.

Real Weddings

If you're searching for more inspiration, consider looking to other couples. In each issue, we select five real couples who make their wedding completely their own. In our Spring 2021 issue, we have everything from an equine-themed wedding with model horse escort cards and a glam pink-and-teal pandemic minimony to a sophisticated black-tie celebration with the dining chairs of your dreams, a Hawaiian destination wedding with acai bowls and rattan chandeliers and a jewel-tone event with a cigar and bourbon bar. 

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