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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

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties The Definitive Guide to Who Pays for a Bachelor Party and How Planning One Works

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.

Places to Celebrate 12 Sacramento Wedding Venues for Every Style

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.

Lifestyle 30 Creative 40th Anniversary Gifts to Celebrate This Major Milestone

The ruby anniversary is a big deal. Shop our favorite 40th anniversary gifts for your partner, your parents, or your friends.

Planning Basics 12 Must-Have Items for Your Last-Minute Wedding Day Checklist

These items are oft-forgotten, but actually super-important. Be sure to add these 12 things to your last-minute wedding day checklist.

Lifestyle 30 Ultimate 30-Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The 30th wedding anniversary is a major milestone. Celebrate three decades of commitment with a special 30th anniversary gift.

Wedding Party Bride vs. Bridesmaids: Who Pays for What?

To squash any confusion right from the start, be sure to keep this “Who Pays for What?” guide bookmarked.

Wedding Songs & Music The 40 Best Love Songs of All Time, Hands Down

Whether you're looking for a tune to dance to at your wedding or just something to put on your "best love songs" playlist, here's a list of our top picks.

Marriage Proposals 23 Instagram Engagement Captions That Aren’t Boring & How to Craft Your Own

There are plenty of engagement captions to use for your Instagram announcement that won't make your single friends roll their eyes.

Bride & Bridesmaids Should Your Bridesmaids Choose Their Own Dresses?

If you're thinking of letting your bridesmaids wear whatever bridesmaid dress they want, read this first.

Planning Basics Just Got Engaged? The 8 Things You Need to Do First

If you're newly engaged, you might feel a bit overwhelmed about what to do next. Here, we'll give you the first "just got engaged" steps you need to know.

Wedding Guests 30 Wedding Gifts for the Couple Who Has Everything

When a set of cookware or towels just won't do, check out these wedding gifts for the couple who has everything.

Invitations & Stationery How to Address Wedding Invitations So You Don’t Offend Anyone

An envelope that's not addressed properly can actually annoy your guests. Here's how to address wedding invitations so everyone's happy.

Relatives 27 Perfect Gifts to Say “Love You, Dad” on Your Wedding Day

From cooler-chairs to shaving kits, BBQ sets to ties, we've got wedding day gifts for Dads of every personality and style.

Invitations & Stationery Your (Stress-Free!) Guide to Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding invitation wording doesn’t have to be complicated. With these line-by-line instructions (and examples), you’ll have your invites done in no time.

Wedding Fashion The Complete History of Wedding Dresses, Suits & Other Fashion

Wedding dress and fashion history has sure changed a lot over the years, from corsets to beaded lace, and everything in between.

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties Who Pays for What at the Bachelorette Party?

If you're wondering who pays for the bachelorette party, the short answer is: Everyone! Read on for more info on exactly who pays for what.