Katie Bianco

Katie Bianco

Wedding Planning Expert

Katie Bianco is Virginia-based communicator with experience in writing, reporting, copywriting, and public relations. Throughout her career, Katie has focused on everything from business and tourism to weddings and luxury goods. Katie contributed to brands like WeddingWire during her time as a freelance writer and reporter. She is currently an Editor for Northern Virginia Magazine.


Katie’s role as a reporter for Capital News Service through her master’s program led to her work being picked up and published by The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Foxnews.com, and The Baltimore Sun. From 2007 to 2011 Katie worked as a freelance writer, which allowed her to contribute wedding planning content to WeddingWire. Then, while working for luxury media company Modern Luxury as a Senior Editor, Katie assisted with the inaugural print issue of Modern Luxury Weddings Washington. Katie currently serves as an editor for Northern Virginia Magazine.

Katie is the author of the second edition of 100 Things to Do in Washington, DC Before You Die, published by Reedy Press.


Katie received a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Boston University.

Articles published by Katie Bianco

Planning Basics 11 Factors to Consider Before Planning a Tented Wedding

Before you say yes to an outdoor tent wedding, be sure to consider these factors, from weather to utilities to, yes, your own stress level.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married at a Hotel

Hotel wedding venues are among the most popular, stylish, and convenient places to get married— here’s why.

Bride & Bridesmaids 8 Pre-Wedding Outfits All Brides Need

Your wedding day isn't the only time when you'll need something to wear as the bride. Be sure to have outfits for these pre-wedding activities as well.

Etiquette I’m Not Sure I Want a Wedding Party. Now What?

If you’re thinking about foregoing the wedding party tradition, read on for a few things you’ll want to consider.

Wedding Ceremony 5 Alternatives to the Traditional Wedding Processional

Try one of these wedding processional ideas – or come up with a new tradition all your own!

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married ... at a Garden

A garden wedding venue may be the right location for you if you want a scenic wedding full of natural beauty.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married... at a House of Worship

There are still many benefits to hosting a wedding at a house of worship.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married...at a Vineyard

Vineyards are particularly dreamy and romantic outdoor wedding venues, and have lots of desirable amenities.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married... at a Restaurant

Any wedding checklist will tell you that picking a wedding venue is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married ... at a Historic Home

One of the most popular wedding venues are historic homes—and for good reason.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married... at the Beach

If a laid-back, casual wedding is your goal (and you want to get married in a warmer month) a beach wedding venue can be the ideal setting.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married... in a Barn

If you're interested in hosting a rustic wedding, a barn wedding venue is the natural choice.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reasons to Get Married ... at a Country Club

Looking for an elegant and classic wedding venue to celebrate your big day? Country clubs are ideal for a variety of reasons.

Places to Celebrate 5 Reason to Get Married ... at a Loft

If you’re looking for a modern, chic site for your big day, a loft wedding venue is a worthwhile option to explore.

Wellness How to Get in Shape for Your Wedding

Whether you’re looking to slim down, tone up or just work off some wedding planning stress before the big day, a healthy wedding workout plan is really important.

Wellness How to Create a Wedding Diet Plan

Creating and sticking to a diet plan in advance of your wedding can not only help with weight loss, it can also help increase your energy and stamina.