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Nora Shepard

Nora Shepard

Wedding Planning Contributor

Nora Shepard is a storyteller. Regardless of the medium, she enjoys finding and sharing others’ stories. Nora’s background in women’s studies developed her curiosity and creativity, which has advanced her writing immensely. Nora currently serves as the Director of Client Relations for SimplyBe., a personal branding agency.


Nora is the Director of Client Relations for SimplyBe., a Chicago branding agency. She started with the company as a Growth Manager but is now responsible for managing all client relationships to ensure a seamless and effective experience. Prior to joining SimplyBe., Nora worked as a Content Manager for political coalition and technology company NewFoundersHQ. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Nora spent eight months as a Contributing Writer for WeddingWire, where she focused on content aimed at millennial couples.  


Nora graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Women’s Studies and a background in science.

Articles published by Nora Shepard

How to Write a Best Man Speech in 9 Simple Steps
Speeches & Traditions
Been tasked to write a best man speech and not sure where to start? Follow these easy rules for how to write a best man speech—and how to deliver it like a total pro.
How to Write Wedding Vows: A Procrastinator’s Guide
Wedding Ceremony
Found yourself waiting until the last possible minute to figure out how to write your wedding vows? Don't panic. Follow these steps to get your thoughts onto paper ASAP.
What are Wedding Vows? Here's Everything You Need to Know
Vows & Readings
Wondering what are wedding vows? This guide explains everything you need to know about the exchange of vows and how they differ based on religion.
How to Write a Maid of Honor Speech
Speeches & Traditions
A flawless maid of honor speech can't be hastily written on your phone at the reception—it takes time and a lot of practice. Here's how to write a maid of honor speech that will garner a standing ovation.
How to Write the Perfect Father of the Bride Speech, in 7 Easy Steps
Speeches & Traditions
Here are some tips for how to floor your daughter (and the wedding guests!) with your father of the bride speech.
5 Definitive Reasons You Should Consider Bridal Pants
Bride & Bridesmaids
No one ever said being a bride meant a long, white gown. If you’ve ever considered wearing something other than a dress, check out this list.
How to Survive Attending a Wedding Without a Plus-One
Wedding Guests
If you’re braving wedding season alone, here’s a survival guide for attending a wedding without a plus-one.
How to Deal with an Overbearing Mother-in-Law
Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind to help with an overbearing mother-in-law.
Who Will Need Transportation to My Wedding Ceremony?
You and your spouse will need to arrive at your ceremony and reception somehow, and there might be other important people who will require transportation.