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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 Parents.com, 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 Delish.com and a Freelance Editor at Parents.com. After assuming editorial positions with AOL’s Patch.com, 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

Places to Celebrate 10 Amazingly Affordable & Stylish Baltimore Wedding Venues

These Baltimore wedding venues have it all so you don't have to sacrifice style, a prime location, or amenities on your big day.

Places to Celebrate 14 Palm Springs Wedding Venues for Every Style and Budget

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.

Trends & Tips Mercury Retrograde 2021 & Wedding Planning: 4 Tasks to Put on Hold

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.

Bridal Hair 30 Modern Wedding Hairstyles for Black Women

Updos, loose curls, kinky buns, locs—modern wedding hairstyles for Black women are taking bridal beauty to new and beautiful heights.

Places to Celebrate 10 Wedding Venues in San Antonio for Any Budget or Style

No matter your style or budget, there are plenty of photo-worthy wedding venues in San Antonio and beyond to choose from.

Vows & Readings These Irish Wedding Blessings Make Sweet Ceremony 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.

Bride & Bridesmaids Stylish Aso Ebi Styles for Gorgeous Bridal Party Photos

This Yoruba tradition is popular among Nigerians from all ethnic groups. Get inspired by these beautiful bridal parties.

Bride & Bridesmaids Indian Bridesmaid Dresses to Inspire Your 'Maids

Jewel tones, metallic details and body jewelry, oh my! These Indian bridesmaid dresses did not come to play.

Traditions 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.

Traditions 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.

Traditions Native American Wedding Customs First-Time Guests Should Know

Native American wedding customs differ by clan, but are universally centered around nature and matrilineal kinship.

Vows & Readings These Native American Wedding Blessings Are Meaningful and Beautiful

Adapt these ceremonial blessings and prayers for your American Indian or other cultural wedding ceremony.

Traditions 13 Mexican Wedding Ideas to Celebrate Your Heritage

Get inspired with these fun and stylish Mexican wedding ideas that will honor your heritage and surely impress your guests.

Traditions 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.

Traditions 6 Beautiful Irish Wedding Traditions & What They Mean

Bring a little luck to your wedding ceremony or reception with these meaningful Irish wedding traditions.

Wedding Songs & Music Beautiful Catholic Wedding Songs to Celebrate Every Moment

Music will set the tone on your wedding day. Check out some of our favorite Catholic wedding songs for your modern and religious ceremony.