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 Plan a Two- or Three-Day Wedding
Guests

How to Plan a Two- or Three-Day Wedding

Turn your wedding into a whole weekend vacation for you and your guests. read more

7 Classic Wedding Details that Will Never Go out of Style
Decor

7 Classic Wedding Details that Will Never Go out of Style

There’s just something about an understated, sophisticated wedding. read more

5 Places to Buy a Preowned Wedding Dress
Budget

5 Places to Buy a Preowned Wedding Dress

From eBay to consignment shops, here’s a few ways to score a deal on a beautiful wedding dress. read more

9 Tips for Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup Like a Pro
Bride

9 Tips for Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup Like a Pro

Doing your own makeup can feel like the most comfortable, natural option. read more

The Pros and Cons of Inviting Kids to Your Wedding
Etiquette

The Pros and Cons of Inviting Kids to Your Wedding

They are so cute, but do you want a dozen running around your wedding? read more

How to Choose a Ring Bearer for Your Wedding
Kids

How to Choose a Ring Bearer for Your Wedding

Here’s 5 tips to making the wedding ceremony experience as fun as possible for your ring bearer. read more

7 Interactive Wedding Guest Book Ideas
Fun

7 Interactive Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Interactive guestbooks kill time and help people start chatting. read more

9 Bible Verses About Love to Include in Your Wedding
Marriage

9 Bible Verses About Love to Include in Your Wedding

Draw inspiration from these valuable passages. read more

What to Know if a Friend Is Officiating Your Wedding
Ceremony

What to Know if a Friend Is Officiating Your Wedding

Having a friend marry you can make the ceremony intimate and personal. read more

7 Tips to Saving Money on Your Wedding Venue
Budget

7 Tips to Saving Money on Your Wedding Venue

You can get a great venue at a better rate through some creativity. read more

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