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Lauren Rodrigue

Lauren Rodrigue

Wedding Planning Contributor

Lauren Rodrigue has been a freelance contributor to WeddingWire for over three years, writing on such topics as planning advice, etiquette, and trends. The Maine native attended college in Boston and lived in New York City, where she worked in advertising. She moved back to Maine in 2018, and currently lives in Portland with her husband Joe and rescue dog, Molly. She enjoys flower arranging, trying out the latest skincare trends, and yoga.


Writing has always been Lauren’s passion, and after graduating from college, she decided that advertising was where she felt most at home. She freelanced for several publications, and started writing about weddings when she began planning her own nuptials in 2015. She wrote weekly wedding planning articles for Jezebel, and then started contributing to WeddingWire, as well as The Knot.  

Lauren has worked on numerous accounts at several advertising and production agencies, including Digitas New York and her current job at The VIA Agency in Portland, Maine. 


Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University in 2011. At BU, Lauren served as Executive Editor at The Daily Free Press, the student-run newspaper. She interned at Stuff Magazine, a local arts monthly, and Grub Street, a creative writing workshop. 

Articles published by Lauren Rodrigue

5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Proposal Photographer
Marriage Proposals
There’s one detail that’s become a proposal essential—hiring a professional professional photographer (and/or videographer!) to capture the moment.
First Time Attending a Wedding? Here’s What to Expect.
Wedding Guests
If you’re attending your first wedding during this “wedding boom,” there are certain etiquette and planning rules you'll need to know.
All the Bridal Shower Etiquette Tips You Need to Know
Bridal & Wedding Showers
If the thought of proper bridal shower etiquette makes you roll your eyes, don't fret. Here are some updates to the modern bridal shower that will still make your Grandma happy.
Bridal Shower vs. Bachelorette Party: The 6 Major Differences Between These Iconic Events
Bridal & Wedding Showers
Seriously, what's the difference between a bridal shower and bachelorette party? We're here to clarify everything from the hosts to the activities and more.
6 Bachelor Party Games the Whole Crew Will Love
Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
Whether you're staying close to home or planning a getaway, these bachelor party games are perfect for any celebration.
How To Be a Bridesmaid In Multiple Weddings: Your Survival Guide
Wedding Party
It’s always exciting when one of your best pals asks you to stand next to them on their big day, but you may start to feel like Katherine Heigl from 27 Dresses.
How to Address Wedding Invitations So You Don’t Offend Anyone
Invitations & Stationery
An envelope that's not addressed properly can actually annoy your guests. Here's how to address wedding invitations so everyone's happy.
8 Tips to Ace Your Wedding After-Party
After Parties
These must-know wedding after-party ideas and tips will guarantee you end your wedding day with an epic finale.
The 11 Wedding Planning Questions You Should Ask Yourself
Trends & Tips
Just engaged and starting your wedding countdown? Here are the wedding planning questions you'll have to ask yourself early on in the process.
How to Pick a Non-Cliché, Totally Unique First Dance Song
Wedding Songs & Music
Let us help you take some of the stress out of figuring out how to pick a first dance song, so you can focus on the fun.
Who Pays for the Honeymoon—and How?
Honeymoon Advice
Wondering who pays for the honeymoon? Here's our best advice for funding the trip of your lifetime—and how to get your loved ones to chip in.
First-Time Bridesmaids vs. Veterans: The Biggest Differences
Wedding Party
The first-time bridesmaids and the vets are sure to handle your wedding a bit differently—here's a preview of how things may unfold.
12 Jaw-Dropping Malibu Venues for Your California Dream Wedding
Places to Celebrate
From beachside to mountain top, these Malibu wedding venues deliver serious coastal glam to all your wedding's special events.
Everything You Need to Know to Plan the Best Kentucky Bourbon Trail Bachelor Party
Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
Where to go, where to drink, and how to make the most of boozin' on the Bourbon Trail in the Bluegrass State.
The Definitive Guide to Who Pays for a Bachelor Party and How Planning One Works
Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
From setting a budget to creating a guest list and coming up with activities, here’s how to plan the bachelor party every step of the way.
12 Sacramento Wedding Venues for Every Style
Places to Celebrate
Whether just-right rustic, ultra-elegant, or a little bit of both, take your pick of these top wedding ceremony and reception venues in California's capital city.