Preorder the new book from Offbeat Bride's author, and enter to win a luxe Shitshow Survival Kit

Hey guys! It's me, Ariel — the author of Offbeat Bride. My new book, From Sh!tshow To Afterglow, publishes on July 21st. It's about how to rebound after loss, grief, and the other cruel crises life throws your way — basically, it's like Offbeat Bride, but for shitshows instead of weddings.

To encourage everyone to get their copies of Sh!tshow ordered now, my publisher is hosting a preorder sweepstakes, and I want one of you to win!

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Wedding dresses that cover your back and shoulders

"I have had issues with mild acne & severe keloid scarring, specific to my shoulders and back my entire life. I've been trying to find wedding dress styles that are short sleeve but offer back coverage. Can you help?"

…OH, CAN WE EVER!

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The evolving etiquette around asking wedding guests for money

The Atlantic recently interviewed me for an article about Stag & Doe parties, known as "Jack and Jill" parties: The Pre-wedding Parties Where Couples Charge Admission. Julie and I got into a huge conversation about the issue, and of course very little of it made it into the finished article (because she had a lot of ground to cover!), but I got The Atlantic's permission to share the conversation here….