The Knot is a community-based website designed for engaged couples and especially brides-to-be to use while planning their weddings. The site offers an abundance of tools and tips for use during the planning process.
Here are some of the most useful tools offered on the site:
- •Wedding website builder This tool allows users to create a free wedding website that they can use to organize wedding details, easily distribute information to guests, and upload photos and registries. There are 100 design options to choose from, and the site layouts come in themes like Classic, Modern, and Beach.
- •Budget calculator The budget calculator may be the most useful tool offered by the Knot. This tool is free to members, and lets them keep track of their budget by entering in all of the expenses associated with their wedding. The budget calculator breaks the total budget down into categories, like flowers and attire, and features a payment tracker to allows users to keep up with deposits and multiple payments.
- •Guest list manager The guest list manager is an easy way for couples to organize and keep track or their guest lists. The tool allows users to filter a master list of guests by groups—it’s especially useful for keeping track of the bride’s guests versus the groom’s. The guest list manager helps couples keep track of invites (which have gone out, where they are going, etc.), RSVPs, and thank-you notes that will need to be sent.
The Knot also features a regularly-updated blog written by experts in the industry that consists of truly inspiring and useful posts about anything from gracefully pulling off a wedding theme to considering intimate, high-fashion inspired wedding photos. And The Knot is definitely a tool for both the bride and groom-to-be; the blog, for instance features regular groom-inspired posts on topics like choosing the right boutonniere to how to throw a great bachelor party.