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Stephanie Hallett

Stephanie Hallett

WeddingWire Contributor

Stephanie Hallett is a lifestyle journalist originally from Toronto and currently residing in Los Angeles. She got her start in wedding-related content and has written for WeddingWire, but she has also covered everything from politics to finance. Stephanie is currently the Senior Personal Finance Editor at Business Insider, where she manages the storytelling team and freelancers as they write about budgeting, insurance, wealth gaps, and more. Stephanie recently wrote her first book.


Stephanie worked as the Editor of Huffington Post Weddings before returning to school to get a master’s degree in Journalism. Stephanie then worked as a Research Editor for Ms. Magazine and freelanced in digital women’s and lifestyle spaces. She has written for WeddingWire, HelloGiggles, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Pacific Standard, Ms., and more. Stephanie transitioned into a Weekend Editor and Contributing Writer position for HelloGiggles and was eventually promoted to Senior Lifestyle Editor. Stephanie started at Business Insider as a Personal Finance Editor and is currently the Senior Personal Finance Editor.

Stephanie’s first book, Healing with Red Light Therapy, was published by Ulysses Press in 2020. Stephanie also has an essay included in the Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthology Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage, co-edited by Michele Kort and Audrey Bilger.


Stephanie received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

Articles published by Stephanie Hallett

The 11 Types of Photo Booths: Which Style Is Right for You?
Wedding Reception
From selfie mirrors to campers, there are so many wedding photo booths to choose from.
How to Choose Between a Wedding Band or DJ
Wedding Songs & Music
It all comes down to personal preference.
What Is an All-Inclusive Wedding Venue?
Places to Celebrate
Read on for everything you need to know about an all-inclusive wedding venue before you sign on the dotted line.
What’s the Difference Between a Tuxedo and a Suit?
Groom & Groomsmen
Want to know the difference between a tux and a suit? Read on to find out exactly what you need to know about when, where, and why you wear each.
How to Change Your Name After Marriage & Everywhere to Do It
Figuring out how to legally change your name after marriage takes time, so try not to feel frustrated if it seems like a never-ending process. Here's your handy checklist for the top places to change your name after the wedding.
Create a Photo Slideshow for Your Wedding—in 6 Easy Steps!
Wedding Reception
A wedding photo slideshow is a nice addition to a reception. Here's how to create one—easily and stress-free.
The Best Wedding Gifts for Millennials
Wedding Registry
While you may think that young couples — who often move in together before saying “I do” — have no need for the dishes found on wedding registries, you’d be mistaken.
Honeymoon vs. Mini-Moon: The Pros and Cons of Both
Honeymoon Advice
What's the difference between a honeymoon and a mini-moon, and which one is right for you? We weigh the pros and cons of both to help you decide.
How to Give a Wedding Toast if You Hate Public Speaking
Speeches & Traditions
If you’re feeling stressed about giving your wedding toast, read on for a few tips and tricks.
These 7 Bonding Activities Will Make Your Bridesmaids BFFs
Wedding Party
Try out these fun bridesmaid bonding activities to help your bridal party get to know each other a little better before the big day.
7 Ways to Make Sure Kids Have the BEST Time at Your Wedding
Discover a few of our favorite ways to make sure little ones feel welcome at your wedding.
This is Why You Should Extend Your Engagement
Trends & Tips
Ahead, discover a few solid reasons to extend your engagement (and bonus: they double as great answers to the annoying question, “Why haven’t you gotten married yet?!”).
Fondant vs. Buttercream: The Sweetest Wedding Cake Debate
Cake & Desserts
Learn about how fondant and buttercream icing are made, and what each brings to the (cake) table.
6 Ways to Stay Safe Online While Planning a Wedding
Trends & Tips
Read on to find out how to protect yourself—and your data—from cybercriminals.
What NOT to Wear to a Wedding
Wedding Guests
There are a few rules to keep in mind when dressing for a wedding.
Pros and Cons of a Long vs. Short Engagement
Trends & Tips
Is a long or short engagement right for you? Read on for some key considerations.