Whitney Teal

Whitney Teal

Although I've spent more than a decade riffing on everything from suburban politics to celebrity hairstyles, helping couples plan their wedding day definitely takes the cake. A proud alumna of Howard University's journalism program, I've written for Parents.com, The Huffington Post, xoJane and Essence magazine. When I'm not writing, I'm debating the merits... of Drake, obsessing over frozen yogurt or plotting my next international adventure. View More

Articles published by Whitney Teal

Lifestyle The Relationship Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Make sure you’re on the road to a healthy and happy partnership by checking out these relationship questions to ask before marriage.

Places to Celebrate Our Fave Wedding Venues in El Paso, TX for Every Celebration Style

Find the perfect location for your celebration with this list of our favorite wedding venues in El Paso, TX.

Traditions Your First Muslim Wedding Ceremony? Here’s What to Expect.

Avoid embarrassing faux pas at your first Muslim wedding ceremony. Learn what to wear, what to do, and what not to do at your first Muslim wedding.

Traditions Nikah Ceremony: Understanding an Indian Muslim Wedding

Mixing religious and cultural traditions, Indian Muslim weddings, which feature a Nikah ceremony, are full of beautiful and meaningful symbolic rituals.

Places to Celebrate Local Wedding Venues in Midland, TX for Petroplex Couples

Find ideal wedding venues in Midland, TX for your ceremony and reception with this list of versatile Permian Basin locations.

Rings & Jewelry How to Travel With an Engagement Ring (Without Ruining the Surprise!)

Learn how to keep your surprise purchase secure and totally secret with this guide to how to travel with an engagement ring.

Places to Celebrate The Absolute Best Wedding Venues in Lubbock, TX

Couples looking to wed in the South Plains will love this beautiful and diverse collection of wedding venues in Lubbock, TX.

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties What Should You Do For Your Gay Bachelor Party?

There are lots of cool destinations and fun activities to consider when planning a gay bachelor party, so this quiz will help you narrow them down.

Places to Celebrate 6 Gorgeous Wedding Venues in Amarillo, TX

Find gorgeous places to be married with these beautiful wedding venues in Amarillo, TX.

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties A Gay Bachelor Party Primer to Plan an Awesome Party

There aren’t set rules for a gay bachelor party, but it helps to have a roadmap as you decide on a theme, a destination, a guest list, and activities.

Bridal Hair 26 Modern Hairstyles for Black Brides

Updos, loose curls, kinky buns, locs — modern hairstyles for Black brides are taking classic wedding hair to new and beautiful heights.

Bridal Hair 21 Natural Wedding Hairstyles for Every Length

Natural wedding hairstyles are perfect for women rocking gorgeous locks of any length. Check out this gallery for inspiration on inspiration for your wedding day.

Planning Basics Choosing the Best Wedding Dates with Numerology

Trying to set a date for your big day? Find the best wedding dates with numerology, a practice that assigns meaning to numbers and could bring you good (or bad) luck.

Places to Celebrate 6 Rooftop Wedding Venues Brooklyn Couples Love

Offer your guests inspiring views of Brooklyn and Manhattan with these rooftop wedding venues Brooklyn couples are digging.

Traditions 7 Greek Wedding Traditions & the Meanings Behind Them

Learn the meanings behind these symbolic Greek wedding traditions so you can weave traditions from the old country into your big day.

Speeches & Traditions 6 Greek Wedding Dance Vids to Inspire Your Reception Moves

Rompi Rompi to Mavi Mavi, kick off your shoes and get ready to review classic Greek wedding dance moves.

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