Lauren Levy

Lauren Levy


Lauren is a freelance contributor for WeddingWire, focusing on first-person essays and trends. The Maryland native has written about weddings for years and is particularly passionate about wedding photography. She currently splits her time between New York City and the Washington, DC suburbs. She lives with her fiance and enjoys marathon training, home decor trends, true crime documentaries, and travel.


Lauren has dreamed of working for a wedding magazine since she was a child. During college, she spent two years as an intern in The Knot’s Art and Photography departments. 

After graduation, Lauren returned to New York City as a Real Weddings Editorial Assistant for The Knot, working primarily on the brand’s local and national print magazines and She then worked at PopSugar for two years with a focus on trends, parenting, weddings, and travel. She is currently a Deputy Editor at CafeMom and, where she supervises parenting and lifestyle news coverage. She contributes to a variety of other media outlets, including Brides, Bridal Guide, and NBC News. 


Lauren graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Magazine Journalism and minors in Psychology and Spanish. 

Articles published by Lauren Levy

Lifestyle 11 Dating Apps for Finding a Lasting Relationship

Ready to give online dating a try? These are the top dating sites if you're seeking a lasting relationship leading to marriage.

Lifestyle Waiting Until Marriage to Have Sex? Here's What to Know

If you and your future spouse plan to wait until marriage to have sex, this expert advice is a must-read.

Lifestyle 6 Ways to Develop Trust in a Relationship

Whether you're in a new relationship or have been together for a while, trust between partners is essential. Here, experts share the top ways to develop trust in your relationship.

Photography & Video Everything You Need to Know About a Wedding Photography Contract Before Making Things Official

Ready to make things official with your dream photog? Not so fast. Make sure to read that wedding photography contract before taking this big step.

Planning Basics "13 Things I Learned from Having a Minimony Before My Big Wedding"

A small wedding ceremony meant big learnings for this bride, who is hosting her larger celebration next year.

Married Life The Biggest Sex Insecurities Real Couples Actually Face

If you're feeling a little anxious in the bedroom, you're not alone. Here, 10 engaged and newly-married couples reveal their sex insecurities.

Lifestyle The 8 Conversations to Have Before Getting Married, from Relationship Experts

Read this list of topics you and your partner must discuss before marriage, from sex to money and everything in between.

Planning Basics “I Just Wanted My Wedding Vendors to Like Me, and Here's Why It Backfired”

One bride's effort to please her pros ended up causing disappointment for both herself and her wedding vendors—here's how to avoid the same mistake.

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties 9 Low-Key Bachelorette Party Ideas for the Ultimate Chill Celebration

If you're planning a bachelorette party for a bride who despises the idea of the standard wild bar crawl, these low-key bachelorette party ideas are creative and cool.

Planning Basics 9 Signs You Need a Wedding-Planning Pause

It's totally normal to need a break from wedding planning. Here, some signs that a pause is necessary—and how to get through it.

Planning Basics How to Throw an Outdoor Winter Wedding

An outdoor winter wedding might sound like an oxymoron, but it's actually totally doable. Here, experts share their pro advice for planning a winter wedding with outdoor elements.

Places to Celebrate These 14 Orange County Wedding Venues Will Take Your Breath Away

Planning a SoCal event? These wedding venues in Orange County provide gorgeous outdoor and indoor space for your special day.

Lifestyle “Wedding Planning Stress Put Our Sex Life on Pause — Here's How We Fixed It”

If the stress of wedding planning has affected your sex life, you're not alone. Here, real couples share how they got things back on track.

Planning Basics “What I Wish I Had Known Before Replanning My Wedding 3 Times”

When I first got engaged, I never dreamed of postponing my wedding—but ended up having to change the date multiple times (thanks, COVID). Here’s what I learned, and why I’m stronger because of it.

Speeches & Traditions 9 Latin American Wedding Traditions Couples Need to Know

Learn more about these rich Latin American wedding traditions, from padrinos to el lazo, and many more.

Planning Basics “My Wedding Was Postponed Due to Covid-19, but Now I Get a ‘Do-Over’”

COVID-19 may have foiled my wedding plans, but I didn’t let it get the best of me. Here's how I turned an overwhelming situation into an opportunity.