Jamie is a writer based in Santa Barbara, California, who loves to write about all things creative including weddings, DIY projects, and decor. She’s lucky to be married to her best friend and partner in life who is a professor at a university in Santa Barbara. He\'s not only her best friend, but a really great writing coach! Follow her stories for budget tips, DIY projects, and all other things wedding!

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12 Unique Date Ideas that Don’t Cost a Dime
Budget

12 Unique Date Ideas that Don’t Cost a Dime

Trying to tighten your wallet? Don’t worry—there are several free (or nearly free) date ideas that are perfect for a romantic evening. read more

8 Best Road Trip Destinations for a Romantic Weekend Away
Travel

8 Best Road Trip Destinations for a Romantic Weekend Away

Need an idea for a romantic road trip? Check out these eight great destinations for a long weekend away. read more

The Cost of Being in the Bridal Party
Bridesmaids

The Cost of Being in the Bridal Party

Being in a wedding can get expensive, but just how much are we talking? read more

Ruined Relationships: How to Handle a Wedding Party Disaster
Family

Ruined Relationships: How to Handle a Wedding Party Disaster

Weddings can sometimes bring out the worst in people, so what do you do when there’s conflict? read more

Creating a Pet-Friendly Wedding
Wedding planning

Creating a Pet-Friendly Wedding

A beautiful wedding plus an adorable dog seems like the perfect equation, but there are a few things to think about if you are planning on having a pet-friendly wedding. read more

6 Things to DIY Instead of Buy
Decor

6 Things to DIY Instead of Buy

DIY projects can save you a bundle, but what projects should you actually take on for your big day? read more

The Rules of Engagement (Photos)
Engagement

The Rules of Engagement (Photos)

You just got engaged—and now you want the pics to prove it. Here’s everything you need to know about engagement photos. read more

Best Father/Daughter Dance Songs

Best Father/Daughter Dance Songs

Looking for the perfect father/daughter dance song? Here are a few of our favorites to help you with your search. read more

What to Do When Your Florist, DJ, Preacher, Planner, Etc. Shows Up Late to Your Wedding
Advice

What to Do When Your Florist, DJ, Preacher, Planner, Etc. Shows Up Late to Your Wedding

It’s your worst wedding nightmare—someone in charge of an important piece of your wedding doesn’t show up on time. Here’s how to keep your cool, and how to handle it. read more

8 Unique Gifts to Give the Happy Couple
Gifts

8 Unique Gifts to Give the Happy Couple

Know a happy couple getting married but have no idea what to get them? Read our guide to some unique gifts they won’t forget. read more

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