Dear Team Practical,


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

I’ve been, by and large, fantastically calm and centered this week. It’s starting to freak my co-workers out, because they expect me to be stressed, and I’m in this calm Zen place. And I think one of the reasons it’s been so great is that I can literally feel this WALL OF AWESOME at my back. It’s like I feel thousands of your little hands pushing me forward with your good wishes and your cheer, so I know I don’t need to worry too much, because you guys are so *on it* for me. I know you guys will be cheering for us on Sunday, but I can literally feel you carrying us over the finish line this week. I’ll have more thoughtful reflective things to say later this week, once I’m off work and have time to breathe, but for now I wanted to say:

Thank You.

xo
Meg

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/13061035220548972874 anna and the ring

    Oh think fabulous thoughts as I'm sure the rest of us will being doing too!

    See you on the other side.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10933407474487393296 The Broke-Ass Bride

    YES! I remember that feeling – enjoy it. But don't try to hold it. Let it wash over you in waves.

    You're going to be amazing! Breathe, take it in, breathe out. Repeat :)

    SO excited for you…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18136601907911630840 Krista

    Meg,

    Best of luck over the next few days. I would actually like to return the thank you. I've been reading your blog for the past 9 months as I planned my wedding and it was nice to always have that bit of sanity infused back into the process. We finally tied the knot on Sunday and I don't think I've ever had a better day! Everything was so wonderful and I was still riding the high the following day.

    Remember to take it all in!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11121613515553232067 joannezipan

    Go meg, Go meg…it's going to be fab! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear how it goes! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16294864366284434807 Rosalie

    So pleased you feel like this, I can't wait for that final week now, less than 3 weeks away. Excited for you, and would also say thank you for how your blog has carried me over my last year of planning too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09719798812778250015 Nicole

    Amazing Meg. Your words have been support and inspiration for so many too!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01357677266168771468 Catherine

    Hi Meg,

    Love reading your blog for the wedding SANITY – omg how cute are the weddings photographed by your latest sponsor? The one with the trees? Amazing.

    Anyway, I hope you have an *amazing* day (and don't sweat the small stuff)

    Cx

  • Melissa

    Good for you.

    I am two and half months out from my wedding and not really stressed or worried. I am starting to wonder if the stressed/bridezilla bride is just another "should" created by the whole wedding industry. I actually emailed someone recently to say "am i forgetting something really important?" because i am so calm.

    Good for you/us!

  • http://www.jfrac.tumblr.com Jessica

    Congratulations! – On the upcoming wedding and keeping calm while going through the process. I've just started reading your blog and already look forward to every post. It's such an inspiration while I'm going through the planning process and can tell everyone is waiting for me to stress out! I can't wait to hear all about your fabulous day – enjoy every minute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12435697594154408096 jessica lynn

    you go girl. an early congrats for your special day. enjoy every moment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06066124253314864615 G

    Yay! I can only hope to be as calm as you are. Enjoy every second of your day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09197008991622181061 PrincessMax

    Love every minute of it. You've earned it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17184897773597853597 Little Miss Southern

    Aww so excited for you!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08842191847941847564 Bride in Exile

    Go Meg! Have a fabulous Sunday, I can't wait to hear all about it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15103047512463828864 jamie

    gaaaawd. aren't you off work yet? when the heck is your last day?!?

  • http://onelittledove.wordpress.com onelittledove

    so happy to be a brick. :)

    i hope you both have a beautiful, meaningful, hilarious, exhilarating and peaceful day. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07417468013072955573 Julie

    Congratulations! I am sure your day is going to be un-freakin'-believable. Reading this blog every morning has been my favorite thing to do since I got engaged last year! I hope we get to see some pics afterwards… And please keep blogging!

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

    !!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09896643422487171972 Jenny

    Yay for you! I hope I will feel that sane when I get to the week before. You are AWESOME!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00811942860512021126 kahlia

    Yay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05532197787877824868 Becca

    Wishing you so much joy and love over the next several days. May you fully experience they joys you've spent so much time planning for in the ceremony, the celebration with your community, and onwards into this next phase of your world together.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17572133516556386284 *Michelle

    We will all be thinking of you and wishing you the best!! Also… we'll be chomping at the bit to hear stories and see photos!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03422424697050612621 love-v

    You will have an amazing day. Keep the zen going!

  • Cate Subrosa

    You're so sweet just for writing this. I have a feeling I will be a little bit over-excited all day on Sunday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11097163969864312650 K

    just wanted to say congrats on your bridal sanity (typically an oxymoron!)

    you rock. your wedding will be fabulous. you will live a wonderful life together.

    :)

  • TNM

    Yea! But really, we should be thanking *you* for all your wonderful posts and wedding sanity through the year.

    (Though I can already tell that I unfortunately am not going to be a zen bride! Even hearing about other people's imminent weddings makes me nervous & excited…)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06434671805784262436 Amanda

    awesome!

    I was the same way and people were definitely creeped out, but that just made it even better. :)

    thanks for keeping me sane throughout my planning…i made it and you will, too, yay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18182268757502634911 sera

    I'm so excited for you! You're so amazing to be this calm. Don't listen to anyone trying to break that calm either. Just have fun!