As a woman of color planning her wedding, I found it unfortunate that the hundreds (yes hundreds) of pages of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories that I have browsed, ONLY feature Caucasian brides, bridesmaids and flower girls. It would be refreshing to see more diverse faces showcased in that realm. I'm certain that many women would find it refreshing to see greater diversity reflected on this website when it comes to brides (and grooms) on their special day. I do enjoy coming to The Knot but the sheer lack of diversity in the faces that you choose to spotlight is disheartening.
Brides (and grooms) come in all, shapes, sizes and races. Please consider broadening up your spectrum.
I really appreciate your feedback. Here at XO Group and The Knot we value everyone and really want to show this in our publications and articles. We continue to work on expanding the models used as well as the weddings featured in our Real Weddings. I hope that over the next year you will start to see a change in this regard. Our Editorial team has been given your feedback as well for their direct consideration.
Thank you for being a member that wants to see us move forward – we appreciate you.
Hope it's ok to add to this re: diversity - looking for Mother of the Bride dresses - and all the models showing these dresses are likely no older than 25 - 30 yrs. How about age and body appropriate models in this section? I can't see myself wearing any of those dresses, even the plus-size ones. An older woman's body just is not like this.
I love using The Knot's checklist and vendor search feature. I'd love to see more vendors for hair and makeup that have Latinos and Blacks! There are none, and I don't know how I'm going to find someone that can handle my hair.
Tanya Morris commented
I recently purchased your magazine for 9.99 for the wedding gowns. You had the nerve to have only 2 plus size gowns featured and the women looked like they had tents on. i would like a refund and for you to stop treating plus size women like second class citizens.
There are NO articles geared to people of color--I'm a bride and was looking for makeup tips/articles and can only find articles telling me not to tan or bleach my hair! I'm African American/Indian. Unfortunately, I will have to be more specific in my search as the biases prevails.