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Your Mission (Should You Choose To Accept It)


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Ok, so we’ve talked before about the pathetic status of grooms at weddings. They are supposed to show up, shut up, and pay up, as far as I can tell. And most things on the internet written for (or even by) grooms reads like it’s written for barely literate frat boys* – people I don’t even want to have a drink with, let alone spend the rest of my life around. Because seriously, if your groom only cares about bachelor parties, lingerie, cigars, honeymoons, and drinking, you need to leave him by the side of the road. Now.

So into this black hole of groom nothingness, steps The Engaged Guy. He’s the blogger my fiancé would be, if my fiancé blogged about weddings (well, except for the skinny ties thing. David wants you to know that he holds no truck with skinny ties). He’s hilarious, he’s smart, his fiancé and wedding sound amazing, and he’s a professional writer. I know you’ve heard about this blog before, but I have been to his site, and there are almost no comments. So, you clever and funny Practical Wedding readers, hie yourself to The Engaged Guy, and pepper him with your comments. Perhaps we can peer-pressure him into posting more often? Peer pressure is awesome.

*I recently learned that the term “frat” is offensive to some people. If this is true for you, my apologies. Please substitute the term “fraternal brotherhood.”

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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11371172824707301749 Cate Subrosa

    What a great idea. I have read pages of his blog but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. I suppose we think guys don’t need comments, or maybe we have less to say because his experience seems different to ours.

    Good point about pressuring him into posting more often, though :)

    Do you know the back story, how they met and got engaged through his column?

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    I love The Engaged Guy, he’s great!

    I wish there were more….

  • Desaray

    I have to admit that i took him off ofmy blogroll, like, just yesterday, because he posts less once a minute, perhaps this was unfair. perhaps your post will send a deluge of readers his way alerting him to the fact that he is needed!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12676884636214917651 Cicero Jackson

    Don’t take me off! I’m back in one day, I swear! The peer-pressure worked! Love ya!

  • Anonymous

    Haha…re: using the term “frat,” I have been told, “You wouldn’t call your country a…” well, you know.

    I’ll check out the Engaged Guy now!