Modern weddings are a lot of work. For the bride, the groom, the bridal party, the family, and even for the guests, weddings can be an exhausting joy filled whirlwind.
Weddings are wonderful, but they come with a lot of emotionally charged situations that can sometimes be difficult to navigate. No matter how you're involved, you are someone who matters to the people who are getting married and that means you are important. With a little practical help, you can shine in whatever role you've been assigned for this happy day- we're here to make that easier to do.
I've lost count of the number of weddings I've been involved in.
I've been an event planner, a day-of-coordinator, a venue representative, a reader, a bridesmaid, a bride, an announcer, an assistant caterer, a bartender, and I've even been a guest a time or twenty.
Arguably the most important thing to know about my bridesmaid and friendship skills is that I was a bridesmaid in my ex-husband's ex-girlfriend's wedding a few years ago. It was lovely.
When I'm not wrapped up in the world of matrimony, I'm a Flight Attendant for a major US Airline, a blogger, I design items for my Etsy store “Bright & Nerdy”, and I help my mom run our family businesses in Vermont. I’m married to Joel, an all American hero, and we enjoy long walks through Ikea and wrangling our herd of dogs and cats. He’s pretty great.
My professional background is in politics, both as a candidate for public office and as a field organizer. I've worked for a variety of non-profit groups, in retail, in state government, and in event planning and coordination. Fun facts: about a decade ago I was a Miss America contestant, (Yes, really. Miss America. I’m serious.) and I’m currently a Unitarian Universalist seminary student.