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Whitney Teal

Whitney Teal

Wedding Planning Expert

Whitney Teal is a Washington, DC-based digital editor with expertise in social media and content strategy. Since graduating from Howard University, she has written for, The Huffington Post, and Essence. Whitney worked as a Digital Content Editor at WeddingWire specializing in GayWeddings from 2015 to 2018. Whitney is currently leveraging her years of experience as a contract social media and content strategist. Whitney is a self-proclaimed GIF making expert, Pinterest board master, frozen yogurt lover, and traveler extraordinaire.


Whitney started her career as a Freelance Web Editor at and a Freelance Editor at After assuming editorial positions with AOL’s, Whitney led content marketing efforts for ACTIVE Network. Whitney then joined the WeddingWire team as a Digital Content Editor in charge of marketing for the GayWeddings brand. In this position Whitney also wrote wedding planning content for the site. Whitney has since worked as a Senior Social Media Strategist for Susan G. Komen and Head of Marketing and Community for donation platform ALMA. In her current contract work Whitney applies her specialties of advocacy audiences, style guides, voice and tone guides, and brand vision.


Whitney attended Howard University in Washington, DC, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Print and Online Journalism.

Articles published by Whitney Teal

The 18 Absolute Best Wedding Venues in Washington, DC
Places to Celebrate
Don't start planning your big day in the district without checking this list of the best DC wedding venues first.
How to Create the Very Best Wedding Photo Album
Photography & Video
Creating the very best wedding photo album might seem like a herculean task, but by following these eight steps, it's sure to be a breeze.
What to Wear to an Indian Wedding As a Guest
Wedding Guests
Anyone who is attending an Indian wedding for the first time will be faced with the perplexing question: What do you wear to an Indian wedding as a guest? We're here to help you figure it out.
10 Amazingly Affordable & Stylish Baltimore Wedding Venues
Places to Celebrate
These Baltimore wedding venues have it all so you don't have to sacrifice style, a prime location, or amenities on your big day.
14 Palm Springs Wedding Venues for Every Style and Budget
Places to Celebrate
This glam desert resort city is actually full of unique and affordable spots to say "I do" — here are our fave Palm Springs wedding venues.
Mercury Retrograde 2021 & Wedding Planning: 4 Tasks to Put on Hold
Trends & Tips
How will Mercury Retrograde 2021 affect your wedding planning? Here’s what this planet’s transits mean, and the problematic wedding tasks you should avoid to keep your sanity.
30 Modern Wedding Hairstyles for Black Women
Bridal Hair
Updos, loose curls, kinky buns, locs—modern wedding hairstyles for Black women are taking bridal beauty to new and beautiful heights.
10 Wedding Venues in San Antonio for Any Budget or Style
Places to Celebrate
No matter your style or budget, there are plenty of photo-worthy wedding venues in San Antonio and beyond to choose from.
These Irish Wedding Blessings Make Sweet Ceremony Readings
Vows & Readings
Even if you are not Irish, you will love these meaningful Irish wedding blessings. Read more to find the perfect Irish wedding poem for your ceremony reading.
Stylish Aso Ebi Styles for Gorgeous Bridal Party Photos
Bride & Bridesmaids
This Yoruba tradition is popular among Nigerians from all ethnic groups. Get inspired by these beautiful bridal parties.
Indian Bridesmaid Dresses to Inspire Your 'Maids
Bride & Bridesmaids
Jewel tones, metallic details and body jewelry, oh my! These Indian bridesmaid dresses did not come to play.
Classic Muslim Marriage Ceremony Traditions & What They Mean
If you’ve ever wondered why men and women sit separately or why a couple might consult an astrologer before setting a wedding date, read this.
14 Irish Wedding Ideas That Celebrate Gaelic Pride
Celebrate your Irish heritage (or, just your love of Gaelic traditions) with these fun Irish wedding ideas.
A Catholic Wedding Ceremony: What to Expect During Mass
Attending your first Catholic wedding ceremony? Here's a rundown of how the proceedings will go, from start to finish.
6 Beautiful Irish Wedding Traditions & What They Mean
Bring a little luck to your wedding ceremony or reception with these meaningful Irish wedding traditions.
Beautiful Catholic Wedding Songs to Celebrate Every Moment
Wedding Songs & Music
Music will set the tone on your wedding day. Check out some of our favorite Catholic wedding songs for your modern and religious ceremony.