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 Discuss Engagement without Ruining the Surprise
Advice

How to Discuss Engagement without Ruining the Surprise

Balance your need to plan for the future with the need to have a beautiful, surprising proposal. read more

10 Most Forgotten Items for a Bride’s Day-Of Purse
Advice

10 Most Forgotten Items for a Bride’s Day-Of Purse

Don’t live in fear of forgetfulness! Pack a bag full of these wedding-day essentials. read more

How Soon to Set a Date After the Engagement?
Wedding planning

How Soon to Set a Date After the Engagement?

You have the ring, you’re engaged… when do you have to get the wedding planning started? read more

How to Make a “Mutual Proposal” or Non-Traditional Proposal Special
Proposal

How to Make a “Mutual Proposal” or Non-Traditional Proposal Special

Don’t want one person to have all the proposal fun? Do a mutual, non-traditional proposal of marriage! read more

Winter Decor: Wax Dipped Pine Cones
Winter

Winter Decor: Wax Dipped Pine Cones

Part design, part favor, all winter wonderland: Make wax dipped pine cones for your winter wedding! read more

Meet the Parents: Leaving a Good Impression
In laws

Meet the Parents: Leaving a Good Impression

Fearing the future in-laws? Just follow some simple rules to have a great time when you meet the parents. read more

Having Family Meetings as Newlyweds
Family

Having Family Meetings as Newlyweds

Back from the honeymoon? It’s time to set up some meeting time as a new family. read more

Capsule Wardrobe: Reduce Wedding Planning Stress and Look Good Doing It
Beauty

Capsule Wardrobe: Reduce Wedding Planning Stress and Look Good Doing It

Leverage your best fashion choices to save time and energy during this busy time! read more

Do Long Distance Relationships Really Work?
Dating

Do Long Distance Relationships Really Work?

So there’s going to be some time apart? Here’s what to consider to make sure you stay strong together. read more

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