Elisabeth Kramer

Editor and Writer

Location icon United States

Previously, the managing editor at the Seattle-based magazine ParentMap. Now, a day-of wedding coordinator who writes about weddings and marriage.


Writing examples about weddings and marriage

Catalyst Wedding Co.
The Ugly Truth About Beautiful Weddings: They're Full of Waste

What people don't see is the very end of the night. After the guests have left and the couple's gone home, I and the reception vendors spend at least an hour cleaning up. A typical wedding takes me a half-dozen industrial-sized trash bags. I stuff each one with used napkins, discarded favors, and soggy food.

Catalyst Wedding Co.
Stop Asking Engaged People About Their Weddings

My work as a day-of wedding coordinator kicks in about four weeks before a wedding. Unfortunately, by that point, my clients - and particularly brides - are really over wedding planning. "I don't even like talking about the wedding," one woman told me.

Writing examples about other topics

Oregon Quarterly
The Stand She Took

How an Emerald editor's gutsy decision to protect her sources frustrated authorities, rallied journalists, and helped change the law