Laura has been thinking about weddings pretty much constantly since she got engaged and married in 2015. Her writing spans travel, culture, food, and personal finance, all of which are involved in throwing a fun and memorable wedding. She has been published on websites like Roads & Kingdoms, Dave\'s Garden, Civil Eats, and The Financial Diet. She has written on everything from living in a small town in the Midwest and getting to know her neighbors, all the way to her favorite foodie experiences while living in Europe. She hopes that her writing will help brides and grooms to find the best combination of meaningful, fun, DIY, and economical choices for their weddings, because she really enjoyed throwing her own wedding while on a budget (there were many hours of using a fancy hole puncher to make those invitations look great!). She has a master\'s degree in English and works as a teacher during the school year, and has presented at a variety of conferences related to teaching writing, including the CCCC, or Conference on College Composition and Communication.

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How to Talk With Loved Ones About Your Elopement
Elopement

How to Talk With Loved Ones About Your Elopement

Sharing your elopement can be difficult if people expected a traditional wedding. read more

What to Know Before You Elope
Budget

What to Know Before You Elope

Sponteneity is great, but a little planning goes a long way with getting hitched. read more

Should I Look into Alternatives to Professional Wedding Photography?
Budget

Should I Look into Alternatives to Professional Wedding Photography?

Choosing vendors based on your values will bring a wedding full of positive memories. read more

How to Plan a Honeymoon in Iceland
Travel

How to Plan a Honeymoon in Iceland

The land of fire and ice is a great place to take your newlywed-spouse for an unforgettable trip. read more

7 Shots Your Wedding Photographer Has to Capture
Wedding planning

7 Shots Your Wedding Photographer Has to Capture

From the first look to the toasts, here’s what you won’t want to miss. read more

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Videographer
Photos

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Videographer

The idea of a wedding videographer may recall an old-fashioned clunky video camera mounted on a tripod, aimed unflinchingly at the front of a chapel for the duration of a ceremony. The modern version is very different from this! Wedding videographers now are making beautiful, edited videos that you may read more

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Gift Registry
Registry

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Gift Registry

Put the registry scanner down, slowly, and think this through for a little bit. read more

8 Wedding Gifts a Long-Time Couple Will Enjoy
Gifts

8 Wedding Gifts a Long-Time Couple Will Enjoy

Worried that they don’t need any more flatware? Try one of these gifts instead. read more

How to Graciously Decline a Wedding Invitation
Guests
What to Do When You Don’t Know Anyone at a Wedding (Except Your Date)
Guests

What to Do When You Don’t Know Anyone at a Wedding (Except Your Date)

Making the best of not being well-known at a wedding is not as hard as you might think. read more

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