Grady is a writer from the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and a graduate of Bennington College with a double concentration in Theatre and Education. She loves to both perform and stage manage for theatrical productions when she isn’t writing. When she married her wonderful husband three years ago in the cutest DIY barn wedding New England has ever seen, she was extra lucky because she also gained an amazing stepdaughter out of the deal! Grady loves to write about all things weddings, love, and marriage, as well as slightly more nerdy topics like money management and budgeting. She also has a passion for supporting and encouraging women who are getting married to a partner with children and who will be becoming new stepmoms when they say “I do.” In fact, she hosts a podcast on stepmotherhood called The Stepmom Club, as well as writes a blog on the subject, and has interviewed dozens of women on their stepmotherhood experience.

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What to Expect at an Engagement Party
Pre-wedding events

What to Expect at an Engagement Party

From introductions to toasts, here’s what to know before you become the center of attention! read more

6 Beauty Splurges That Are Worth it for Any Bride
Budget

6 Beauty Splurges That Are Worth it for Any Bride

From a high quality foundation to a gel manicure, here’s a few things worth the cash. read more

6 New Year’s Resolutions Every Bride Should Make
Wedding planning

6 New Year’s Resolutions Every Bride Should Make

From organizing paperwork to staying out of debt, here’s a few goals to focus on as your prep to say “I do.” read more

8 Personal Items to Have on Hand for Your Wedding Day
Advice

8 Personal Items to Have on Hand for Your Wedding Day

From super glue to tampons, here’s a few things you might find you need on the big day. read more

6 Wedding Scheduling Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)
Wedding planning

6 Wedding Scheduling Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Prevent some common wedding day scheduling mistakes with this guide. read more

How to Ask for a Parent’s Blessing Before Popping the Question
Advice

How to Ask for a Parent’s Blessing Before Popping the Question

Here’s 6 ways to have a great conversation with your partner’s parents. read more

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Engaged
Relationships
Why You May Want to Consider Skipping the Honeymoon
Honeymoon

Why You May Want to Consider Skipping the Honeymoon

Here’s five reasons why you may not want to jet off right away. read more

The Top Family Fights When Planning a Wedding (And How to Avoid Them)
Relationships

The Top Family Fights When Planning a Wedding (And How to Avoid Them)

From the guest list to traditions, here’s how to navigate points of contention when wedding planning with your family. read more

7 Savvy Ways to Make Your Bridal Makeup Last all Day
Bride

7 Savvy Ways to Make Your Bridal Makeup Last all Day

From microblading to lipstain, here’s how to get a long-wear makeup look for your wedding. read more

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