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A Practical Wedding


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to my new blog. I decided that I needed a place to talk about weddings, and it wasn’t fair to inundate my friends and family over at my personal blog. Here at chez progress, my partner-in-crime and I are trying to plan a sane wedding on (gasp) a reasonable budget that reflects our personal values. I love offbeat bride, and largely share Ariel’s philosophy, in some ways I’m not that offbeat. I plan to rock the Huppah in a white dress, have bridesmaids, and have a first dance with David. But I seem to have next to nothing in common with the wedding industry, and I hate that it’s trying to tell me what to do.

That said there are a lot of things I care about in this process:

  • keeping the wedding on a sane budget
  • having a simple and religious ceremony
  • keeping in mind that this is our families day as much as this is our day
  • Having a egalitarian wedding
  • Making sure the party is FUN
  • Including our community

Oh yes, and I want the wedding to be stylish and creative. We started dating when we were producing theatre together, for goodness sake!

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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