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It’s Not Just One Day


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

An excellent wedding rule:

Do have fun. It might be more work when you DIY or have to really search and barter, but the fact is it’s not just one day! It can be a whole little journey where you connect with your family and friends and rediscover just how exciting it can be to say “I Love You!”

Do you know that in Judaism, your wedding starts the moment that you get engaged, and only ends a year after your wedding? I love this, because for me the process has been so enlightening, and the journey is perhaps as important as the destination.

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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/06511137593846022849 Amy I.

    ooOOooh I didn’t know that! You mean that my wedding is still happening? That’s the best news! Leave it to you, Meg :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06421997839879080174 Accidental Housewife

    Thanks for the link love!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09773300837634871890 And that is my .02 cents…

    This is a great point…and will perhaps take the stress off of some brides. We truly enjoyed the process…from designing the invites to showing around relatives after the the wedding to getting home from the Honeymoon and unwrapping the boxes that had arrived of new, fun stuff. Now we are a bit more than past the wedding date and we are enjoying sending out photos to people of themselves doing goofy stuff at the wedding and going on dates with all the little gift cards we recieved to the movies or giving dinner parties as the new Mr. and Ms! A wedding is a process or journey… and hopefully you will come out on the “other side” of the experience knowing your spose and family better! And apprciating them more :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04328969975737074773 T. E. C.

    That’s so true. I even have a photo album on our wedding website entitled the journey because the little things we are doing for THE DAY to prepare are a very special part of our wedding.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00757803613971281872 Kathryn

    That’s excellent – and absolutely lovely!

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

    I agree about the journey being as important as the destination. The process of getting married does indeed start when you get engaged, and everything you learn in that time is getting poured into your marriage.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06939935590766216936 Bridechka

    I had no idea! Thats awesome, my wedding is going to last a very long time :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18109285188206811042 Joanna Goddard

    i love that–a year before and after. thank you for sharing xo