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Welcome new (and thrifty) readers!

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Oh how exciting, and hello there new readers! I came home to a rash of new comments, and discovered that the lovely and inspiring A $10,000 Wedding did a post about my little blog! Practical and thrifty weddings unite! We can have one really great party (but I’d bring your own a flask). Anyway, I spent years as a non-profit event planner, and now I’m planning my own wedding, and blogging about all of the beautiful and slightly nuts things I’m finding out in bride land. I’m not going to lie, I’m spending a little more then $10,000 on my wedding, but in my defense, I live in San Francisco, and it’s EXPENSIVE here. I’m spending $10,000 in Kansas dollars.

In other news, I’m launching a collaborative project later this week, so check back. It’s going to be exciting, and I’m going to need your help.

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

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  • Villain Extraordinaire

    Meg, I think I love you. We are wedding soul-sisters. Well, except that I only recently came to terms with getting married at all. But anyhow. Planning, dress hunting, flower arranging! I feel your pain in so many ways.

  • Meg

    VE: are you making your dress? I’m planning on getting mine made, more on that soon. Currently battling with bridal inflation in seamstress prices. My sister could do it, but she’s too far away for fittings. GAH!

  • ami @ elizabeth anne designs

    exciting! i can’t wait to see what you’re coming up with next. :)

  • violarulz/ducksandbooks

    your blog is awesome. from one fellow not-too-princessy JAP to another :-*

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