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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Should You Invite People to Your Elopement?
Relationships

Should You Invite People to Your Elopement?

You want to elope—but is it against the rules to invite friends or family? read more

Honeymoon in Santa Barbara Aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Honeymoon

Honeymoon in Santa Barbara Aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

Make the relaxation key with a honeymoon to Santa Barbara on the Amtrak. read more

11 Things You Never Thought to Register For
Registry

11 Things You Never Thought to Register For

From national park passes to humidifiers, here’s our favorite untraditional picks for wedding registries. read more

What to Do if You Haven’t Received an RSVP on Time
Etiquette

What to Do if You Haven’t Received an RSVP on Time

Once the RSVP deadline you set has passed, what do you do about the stragglers? read more

Is It OK to Not Serve Dinner at a Wedding Reception?
Wedding planning

Is It OK to Not Serve Dinner at a Wedding Reception?

Consider what kind of wedding you’re hosting, and think outside the box. read more

The Importance of CFAR Travel Insurance for Your Honeymoon
Travel

The Importance of CFAR Travel Insurance for Your Honeymoon

CFAR insurance is a great way to stay safe and protect your honeymoon plans. read more

12 Road Trip Essentials for a Romantic Getaway
Newlyweds

12 Road Trip Essentials for a Romantic Getaway

From snacks and a first-aid kit to a Polaroid camera, here’s what you don’t want to forget. read more

How Many Bridesmaids Should You Have?
Traditions
7 Romantic Passages to Read During Your Wedding Ceremony
Ceremony

7 Romantic Passages to Read During Your Wedding Ceremony

From poetry to a court decision, here’s some readings that won’t leave a dry eye in the ceremony. read more

The Pros and Cons of a Co-Ed Wedding Shower
Pre-wedding events

The Pros and Cons of a Co-Ed Wedding Shower

These days, traditional bridal showers aren’t always the norm. read more

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