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Classic APW: Hee.

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

I found this going through my archives, and it cracked me up. Maybe I should go through my archives more often, to find things I totally forgot. Please click on the image and look at it full size. Please.Classic APW: Hee. | A Practical Wedding Yeah. I can’t even follow that up with witty text.

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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  • Bells

    This made feel unwell. Do all weddings have to be homogeneous spendathons?

  • Anonymous

    And where does the groom fit into this? The cake topper that can also be purchased?

  • LindsFM

    wow. I have no words.

  • Nicole

    ewww barf!!

  • writtenbliss

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Gross. So gross.

  • Rhiannon

    Wow, if anything sums IT up…


  • Mouse


    Well, at least you can buy happiness. (snicker)

  • Britt


    Thanks for the giggle :)

  • Christina

    Ew, no thank you. I'll save that money for a down payment OR several trips to Hawaii, please!

  • Leah

    I'm with Bells, Nicole, and writtenbliss… that ad made me throw up in my mouth a little. Ack.

  • sam

    This is one of those wedding things that makes me think "Seriously?! Is this a joke?" Because I can't wrap my mind around the fact that anyone sane would actually go for this.

  • Allison


  • Emily

    Wow, I really thought it was going to end with something like "Before all that, there's YOUR HUSBAND" (or "love" or "family" or something like that). I just lost a little innocence that I'll never regain.

  • Emily

    I love ads/articles like this because it is fun to go down the list and say "nope, nope, not doing that, don't need it, no, nope…"

  • Sara


    I just gagged.

  • Annie


  • Anonymous

    I call this your "Reason for Being."

    Thanks to a A Practical Wedding for keeping the sanity.

  • RespiroAmor

    wow. just…wow.

  • Lauren

    I. Am. Dying.

  • Irishker

    amazing. simply amazing

  • “T-Bone” Lee

    i want to write something cynical and witty….but that ad has robbed me of my will to go on.

  • A Los Angeles Love

    Amazing that it's more horrifying the second time around. It's almost a direct look into the soul of the financial crisis.

  • Lyssachelle

    Blech. This ad makes me picture the women featured on Bridezillas…you know, the ones who end up standing on the curb throwing a fit because the limo is white instead of cream, banging their $4000 heirloom rose bouquet against their hip, petals flying everywhere, screaming, "IT'S MY DAY!!!" *shudder*

    It makes me want to poke them firmly in the eye. Preferably with their mother of pearl handle, Swarovski crystal studded, engraved platinum serving set.

  • Marie-Ève

    Have a good week off, you sure deserve it.

    And for sure I thought this was a joke (how could it NOT be?), but sadly I realized it isn't. Gosh. I'm so glad I avoided The Knot like the plague and stuck to APW during my planning. Otherwise I might have exploded.

  • ms. awesome

    omg. f*#*king amazing!

  • Meg

    @Marie Eve
    No, I personally scanned it from a magazine. It's real. Sadly.

  • Cinnamon
  • agirl

    I love that you have a tag called cynical exploitation. I might create one called WTF. This calls for it.

  • Brandy

    Having money in your savings account AFTER you return from your honeymoon……PRICELESS.

  • Anonymous

    i think i just threw up in my mouth a little.

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    Dude, this reminds me that I've read *all* of your posts. Still, they're pretty good the second time round too.

    I'm glad you're taking a week off. About effing time.

  • Mrs T

    Oh dear.

  • Sarah

    OMG wow. yikes.

  • April

    I'd like to beat senseless the marketing "genius" that whipped up this little gem…*snort*

    And the fact that it lists myriad details but makes no mention of the real purpose of a wedding: marrying your beloved, is just another reason to hate The Knot and those of their ilk.

  • Ky Eliza

    I had to delete my Knot account after three days, when my venue criteria (less than their $$ out of $$$$$ and can fit at least 150 people) turned up ZERO results. When they sent me 18 separate emails telling me all the things I was late on figuring out (flowers, venue, blah), though, based on my projected wedding date, I gave up and admitted that The Knot was not my teacup.

  • Anonymous

    I really began to loathe when they sent me this rediculous email…
    (Sorry, I don't know how to actually make it a link, so I think you'll have to cut and paste.)

  • Anonymous

    OK, so I don't think that last post worked correctly. This is what the rediculous email said…

    "Did you know that excessive underarm sweating is a real medical condition?

    It's called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, but there's great news for ladies like you. BOTOX速 is approved by the FDA as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating when antiperspirants fail.

    There are enough things to worry about on your wedding day! Sweat stains on your wedding dress should not be one of them! Still concerned about excessive underarm sweating when antiperspirants fail?

    Find out if BOTOX速 can help you >>

    Find a specially trained dermatologist near you >>"

  • D-Day

    I too thought this was a joke until I got to the end of it. wowwweeee.

    but it did make me even more snuggly wrapped up in my safe little APW cocoon. :)

  • K. Guenther

    This cracked me up. We're having a "green" wedding – saving the environment and the $$ – all on the condition that "no people are hurt by debt in the making of this wedding." I can't imagine spending 10s of thousands of dollars of money that you don't have. Crazy!!!

  • Lauren

    That's… wow. :p