WEDDING WRITING & ORIGINAL PROJECTS

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15 Insanely Creative Things To Do With Mason Jars

BuzzFeed, August 2015

"Whenever you and your fiancé get sick of wedding planning, smash a Mason jar. Save the pieces of these jars in another Mason jar. On the day of the wedding, invite guests to throw the shards at you instead of rice."

If Bachelor Parties Looked Like Bachelorette Parties

BuzzFeed, July 2015

"Vaginas EVERYWHERE!"

Why Bro-Dal Showers Are The Next Big Thing In Weddings

BuzzFeed, June 2015

Because grooms deserve to be celebrated too!

My Fantasy Football Wedding

A Practical Wedding, Oct. 2012

"Trying to explain that you only read wedding blogs for the pretty things is like saying you only read Playboy for the articles." 

20 Wedding Cakes That Failed So Hard They Won

Lover.ly, August 2014

"We love looking at beautiful, inspiring wedding cakes, but there's nothing like a good cake fail to make us laugh out loud...and then make us so grateful for the many, many talented bakers out there who would never let this happen to us."

WedMD

A Practical Wedding, March 2013

"Diagnosis: Inarticulitis. Symptoms: Strong dislike for something, which is made apparent not through words (ever), but through an unmistakable facial expression wherein the afflicted looks as though he has just simultaneously smelled something awful and seen a homeless puppy foraging for food in a trash can. When you ask what’s wrong, he will always answer, 'Nothing. It’s just…nothing. I don’t know…no, it’s nothing.' And then make the starving-puppy-stink-face again."

The Rights And Responsibilities Of Every Wedding Guest

The Huffington Post, May 2014

"There is a lot of wedding etiquette for a wedding guest to keep track of, and so many wedding guest missteps are the result of guests simply not knowing better. (We cringe when we think of how long it took us to send back RSVPs in our younger years!) To help you survive wedding season, we've put together a list of the rights and responsibilities every wedding guest (and engaged couple!) should know."

12 Things No One Tells You About Wedding DIYs

Lover.ly, August 2014

"DIY-ing your wedding can be totally awesome...until it's 24 hours before your wedding and you've got glue in your hair and you're not sure the paint is actually going to be dry in time for the reception. Here are 12 things you need to know before you take on any DIY projects."

Meet Bridechilla, the New Wedding 'Monster'

The Huffington Post, August 2014

"We've all heard the 'bridezilla' horror stories; the bride whose crazy-high expectations stress out everyone around her. (Mandatory bridesmaid diet, anyone?) But in the past year, we've seen another type of bride emerge, out of a fear of being labeled the "b" word; she's the cool, laid-back, just-wants-you-to-be-happy bride who doesn't have any demands. She's so chill, she's actually too chill...she's a bridechilla."

See my appearance on the Bridechilla segment on HuffPost Live

Rights & Responsibilities of That Girl Who Is Desperate to Be Married

A Practical Wedding, Nov. 2014

"Right now, I feel like I’m getting hit with an onslaught of wedding-related messages. On the one hand, there’s the barrage of 'have a wedding be a bride have a wedding most important day of your life have a wedding get swept off your feet have a wedding!!!!!' advertising. (Fun fact: images of brides can help sell anything, even if the product isn’t related to weddings.) On the other hand, there are the 'let’s gossip about That Girl Waiting Around for Her Boyfriend to Propose' conversations that I constantly hear women having. And in the middle of this, there is me, a woman who feels a lot of guilt and stress about wanting to be married. Because I feel like even though I know in my gut that I want to be married for good reasons, as soon as I talk about engagement, people just assume I’m some antifeminist nitwit who has bought into the hype."