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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8 Wedding Ceremony Rituals and Their Meanings
Traditions

8 Wedding Ceremony Rituals and Their Meanings

Want to show your love through a ceremony ritual? Here are a few to consider! read more

Diamond Shapes 101
Rings

Diamond Shapes 101

Want a gorgeous, sparkling diamond in that engagement ring? Get to know common cuts to keep your fiancé on the right track. read more

What to Know About Planning a Second Wedding
Advice

What to Know About Planning a Second Wedding

Second weddings are a chance to showcase what matters most to you and your partner. read more

How to Take Care of Dry Winter Skin Before Your Wedding
Health

How to Take Care of Dry Winter Skin Before Your Wedding

Skincare is especially important when it’s extremely cold outside! read more

6 Gorgeous Lipstick Shades for Your Bridal Makeup Look
Beauty

6 Gorgeous Lipstick Shades for Your Bridal Makeup Look

Here are some of our perfect pucker-up shades for the wedding. read more

10 Items for your Post-Wedding Checklist
Wedding planning

10 Items for your Post-Wedding Checklist

Take a big breath and then dive into some of these tasks. read more

8 Things to Schedule in the Run-Up to Your Wedding
Stress

8 Things to Schedule in the Run-Up to Your Wedding

Just know you want these on the calendars before the week comes! read more

Are You Ready to Get Engaged?
Advice

Are You Ready to Get Engaged?

Be able to answer the tough questions before you make this big step! read more

7 Things to Know About Marital Sex Before You Get Married
Marriage

7 Things to Know About Marital Sex Before You Get Married

Don’t give in to media interpretations of what marital sex should be! read more

5 (Unsexy) Things to Do for a Better Married Sex Life
Intimacy

5 (Unsexy) Things to Do for a Better Married Sex Life

Sometimes, having great sex is really just about having a great relationship. read more

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