I’ve had the pleasure of writing two books for the wedding industry, and have been interviewed as a wedding etiquette expert in national publications including Modern Bride and Cosmopolitan, as well as several local and regional magazines, newspapers and radio stations. Here’s an overview of topics covered in both books.

“The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Wedding Etiquette” (2008)

Chapters include:

  • First Comes Money, Then Comes Marriage: The Budget
  • The Big Decisions: Wedding Planning Basics
  • A Little Help from Your Friends: Attendants
  • Your Presence Is Requested: Invitation Do’s and Don’ts
  • It’s Party Time: Showers, Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor Party
  • The Rules of Receptions: Seating and Menu Plans
  • Small Details, Big Effects: Tipping, Courtesy Details
  • Presents, Please: Gifts and Thank-you notes
  • When in Rome…: Different Types of Weddings
  • Vacational Vows: Destination Wedding etiquette
  • Once More, With Feeling: Encore Weddings


“The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Wedding Vows (2005)

Chapters include:

  • The Wedding Vow: Why “We Do” What “We Do”
  • “I Pledge Allegiance”: Wedding Vows of Different Religions
  • Can “I Do” This?:Talking With the Officiant
  • A couple Options: Personalizing Your Wedding Vows
  • Pen Pals: Working With Your Partner
  • Words’ Worth: Finding Your Inner Shakespeare
  • “I Do”…What? Articulating Your Feelings
  • Special Delivery: Reciting Your Vows
  • The Second Time Around

I’m always open to new book-writing opportunities, as well as being a source or a writer for wedding-related articles, columns and blog posts. Please send queries to