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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Preparing Yourself for the Proposal (When You Know It’s Coming)
Dating

Preparing Yourself for the Proposal (When You Know It’s Coming)

You’ve got work to do until you hear the big question yourself. read more

7 Unique Places for a Marriage Proposal
Proposal

7 Unique Places for a Marriage Proposal

Your proposal doesn’t have to be in a park or at a surprise engagement party. read more

6 Ways to Add the Color Red to Your Wedding
Decor

6 Ways to Add the Color Red to Your Wedding

Red is the perfect choice for a regal touch at your wedding. read more

9 Conversation Starters to Know Your Spouse Better
Marriage

9 Conversation Starters to Know Your Spouse Better

Think you know everything about your new spouse? read more

Handling “The Great Furniture Debate” When Combining Households
Advice

Handling “The Great Furniture Debate” When Combining Households

All that furniture simply won’t fit when you move in together. read more

5 Ways to Include Your Kids in Wedding Vows
Children

5 Ways to Include Your Kids in Wedding Vows

Including a new daughter or son in the wedding ceremony can be heartwarming and just fun. read more

How to Shop Black Friday Sales for Your Wedding
Budget

How to Shop Black Friday Sales for Your Wedding

Save a few dollars on your wedding by purchasing smart! read more

5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Family and Friends After the Wedding
Thank-you

5 Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Family and Friends After the Wedding

Getting creative can be a good way to show just how much you appreciate the help. read more

How to Choose Bridal Lingerie
Wedding dress

How to Choose Bridal Lingerie

Make everything under your wedding dress look smooth and flawless. read more

Lovely Layering: How to Be Comfortable and Beautiful at a Winter Wedding
Beauty

Lovely Layering: How to Be Comfortable and Beautiful at a Winter Wedding

Got a winter wedding and a sleeveless dress? Never fear; layering is here. read more

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