Traditional Wording In its simplest form, this is the standard wording template: Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan River [proper names of those hosting] request the honor of your presence [request line]* at the marriage of their daughter [list relationship of the bride to the host] Elizabeth Anne [bride’s first and middle names only] to Joshua James Read More →

Growing up, Stephanie Cain, The Knot real weddings editor, always admired her grandparents’ happy marriage. (The two were hitched for more than 50 years!) Now a newlywed, she finds herself thinking often of the lessons she absorbed from her now 89-year-old grandfather, Bernard. For one, “I learned that relationships are hard work, but worth every Read More →

If you’re registering for cookware, go for the good stuff. Remember that quality products last longer and save money in the long run. Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a budding chef, great cookware will make cooking each meal a pleasure. Click here to start your registry! Cookware Lingo What should you demand of your Read More →

The Newlywed Cookbook Photo by Chronicle Books In this beautifully photographed hardcover written by veteran food editor (and newlywed!) Sarah Copeland, you’ll find everything from date night recipes to dinner party menus, and even grab-and-go ideas for a spur-of-the-moment romantic picnic. The Newlywed Cookbook, $35, CrateandBarrel.com The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook Photo by America’s Read More →