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Allison Donnelly

Allison Donnelly

Wedding Planning Contributor

Allyson is a writer and editor, who has written about weddings and celebrations for four years. She contributes regularly to WeddingWire and The Knot. She has also written for such online publications as, Brit + Co., and Bustle. Previously, she worked at Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, where she worked as a lifestyle editor focusing on gift guides, travel, beauty, party planning, DIY projects, and recipes. Allyson lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. She enjoys travel, cooking, and outdoor activities.


Allyson majored in journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied journalism and reporting, and held an internship at USA Weekend Sunday magazine. Allyson spent a semester as an education reporter for the university-run newswire service. 

After graduation, she moved to New York City to work as a lifestyle editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray. She worked on stories about fashion, party planning, holiday gift guides, travel, food and recipes, and DIY crafts. 

After five years at the magazine, she moved to her hometown of Washington, DC, where she worked as an editor for National Geographic Books. 


Allyson graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she majored in journalism and received a certification in the Media, Self, and Society Scholars Program. During her time at the University of Maryland, she held internships at On Tap, USA Weekend, and Capital News Service. As a senior in college, she interned at Every Day with Rachael Ray as part of the American Society of Magazine Editors internship program. She also received a certification in Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing from Yale School of Management. 

Articles published by Allison Donnelly

How This Fashion Blogger Almost Ruined Her Proposal
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Alyssa Surrett of a-listed is planning her quintessential city wedding and is sharing all of the fabulous details with us!
Elena from A New York Love Affair Answers Our Wedding Q’s
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Read on to learn more about Elena’s wedding planning journey!