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Teresa Traverse

Teresa Traverse

Wedding Planning Expert

Teresa Traverse is a Phoenix, Arizona-based journalist specializing in lifestyle content including weddings, fashion, travel, and food. Her work has been featured on online outlets like WeddingWire, Rachael Ray, USA Today, Fast Company, Refinery29, and Daily Paws. She has created branded content for companies including Marriott, Citibank, Petco, and CVS. Teresa is currently a freelance writer and the Managing Editor of Sedona Monthly magazine. She is a self-proclaimed cupcake aficionado and activewear lover.


Teresa has been a freelance writer since 2011, researching and writing original articles or a variety of publications. Her lifestyle content has appeared in national networks like Weight Watchers, Bust, and Parenting magazines in addition to sites like WeddingWire, Brides, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Bustle, USA Today, Fast Company, Refinery29, and Daily Paws. Teresa has also been published in Phoenix-based outlets including Phoenix magazine, Modern Luxury Scottsdale, Phoenix Home & Garden, and the Phoenix New Times. Teresa also currently manages the city’s only monthly regional publication, Sedona Monthly magazine.


Teresa attended Virginia Tech and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

Articles published by Teresa Traverse

12 Questions Every Bride MUST Ask a Wedding Dress Salon
Bride & Bridesmaids
This wedding dress questions checklist will help you find the best bridal boutique (and ultimately, the best dress) for your big day.
Who Pays for What in a Destination Wedding
Advice and Etiquette
If you're planning a destination wedding, find out exactly who should pay for what—from vendor travel fees to guest accommodations and more.
9 Things You Must Know Before Picking a Flower Girl Dress
Bride & Bridesmaids
Make sure your smallest attendant looks just as stunning as the bride and bridal party with these must-read tips for choosing flower girl dresses.
How to Decide on an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding Reception
Wedding Reception
Both options have their benefits and drawbacks. If you’re having trouble deciding between an indoor or outdoor wedding, here are the opinions of industry professionals