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Dreaming Big: The Kentucky Derby Version

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

In honor of today’s Kentucky Derby, I’m going to tell you one of my big crazy dreams. If we had unlimited money to spend on our wedding, for my bachelorette party (which I’m not exactly sure I’m having in the real world, but anyway) I would fly all of my girlfriends, and my gay guy friends, natch, out to the Kentucky Derby, and buy them all huge and derby hats. We’d teeter around on our heels and in our pearls sipping mint juleps and betting on the races. Being tremendously rich doesn’t mean you have to be tremendously boring!
In the end, though, I really think its dreaming big crazy dreams is exactly what you need to have a really cool wedding on not a ton of cash. It just takes a vivid imagination with a dash of organization. Now lets go get ’em!

PS – Illustrating my point about imagination, check out Snippet & Ink’s Kentucky Derby Inspiration Board.

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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  • Sarra Bess

    I… am slightly disturbed to know that about you, actually.

  • Beck_swims

    Forget the derby… lets just wear the hats and drink the julips.

  • Nikki

    Indeed, Beck! I can’t wait to meet you at this lovely brunch event. I hate sports of all kinds, pretty much on principle at this point (a girl has her reputation to protect). But I love love love hats (just take a look at my senior yearbook picture…)

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