While planning my wedding, I began doing freelance writing for bridal guides published by Thomson Target Media. I wrote stories and columns for those guides, which have been published in papers such as the Los Angeles Times and The Idaho Statesman.
Before the wedding, I was city editor and then weekend editor at The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y. I wrote a regular column there. Several pieces dealt with wedding-related topics. Of course, back then I was Rachel Dickler.