This Is Why I Love Maggie Mason (nee Berry)


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Do you read Mighty Girl? If you don’t, you must, because Maggie is just about my favorite blogger of all time. I’ve been reading her for, well, years. It helps that she’s five years older then I am and lives in San Francisco, so she’s like that super cool slightly older girl who gives you something to live up to.

Anyway, I was digging through her archives, and stumbled upon this snippet from when she was getting married, filed under What Year Is It Again? I trust you will enjoy it:

An all-too-familiar excerpt from Here Comes the Guide Companion magazine Spring 2003:

“Don’t forget: That man in the corner is your fiance. While you may have intended to plan the entire wedding yourself, consider including him in the process. Because he loves you, he’ll tag along with you to the florist, caterer, photographer and wedding planner. And because he loves you, he’ll forgive you for saying stream-of-consciousness things like, “Oh honey don’t you just love this it’s so adorable how does it look on me oooh I just have to have it!” Even though he probably won’t share your boundless enthusiasm for picking out party favors or linens, he’ll do what he can–chauffeur you around and say “uh-huh” a lot, despite the fact that he really doesn’t understand much of what’s going on.”

Dear anonymous author,

Bite me.

Sincerely,
Maggie Berry

Excellent. I’m crossing that off my list of open letters that need writing. Phew.

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 the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03208244458086146065 Blablover5

    It’s good to see that Bridal magazines haven’t wised up in the past 5-6 years or so. *sigh*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12997875522614810785 Mouse

    Oh, lovely, the first giggle of my day. Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00174894872050076618 Marie-Ève

    Great advice.
    Funny because I know Maggie as a mommy blogger, and it’s not often that my two blogging universes (mother and bride-to-be) collide!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    Oh, maggie is so much more than a Mommy blogger :) (I’ve been reading her since pre-baby… as I have most of that crew)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10010855220044881380 Krista

    Yep, good open letter.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03463468394602351113 cevd

    oh it is perfection.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15899239356088557995 Amanda

    She cracks me up, that Maggie.

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

    Haha! Very nicely put.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12811969328816547488 Couture de Papier

    Lovely blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12245297960220355931 nc

    Haha– Maggie says it like it is. Love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15080583721005285729 the un-bride

    Word.