APW 2010 Reader Survey!


by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

So, as I’ve been working on my behind-the-scene projects, it’s become more and more obvious that I really wanted specific feedback from you guys. So, I bring you (drumroll please…) the very first APW reader survey. It will take you 5ish minutes, and make me eternally grateful, which is a good trade off, no? It’s a mix of demographic kinds of questions, and ‘I’m digging for what you think’ kinds of questions, and I’d like you to take it. Yes, YOU. I know what you’re thinking, “I’m a guy/ lurker/ not planning a wedding/ probably not the average reader, she doesn’t want ME to take the survey.” But yeah, I totally do.

So would you?

Click here to take survey

Thanks. I like you too.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • As a Women's Studies PhD student, I have to comment on the survey's first question:

    Gender = Man/Woman
    Sex = Male/Female

  • Since I am in a job where we often survey people and I hate having to remind people to do the surveys, I completed it right away! And now I've given myself a cookie.

  • As someone for whom this blog has been a friend, comfort, and resource, I'm happy to complete the survey!

    But, just a note: our budget is in the $5-$6K range, and the survey only allows me to have a sub-5 or 6-plus budget. Ach! I'm clicking on the $5K, since that was the original budget. I'm not sure SurveyMonkey will let you modify a survey once it's gone live, but if so, you might want to add a category if you do this sort of survey again.

  • Kim

    Meg, will you be posting any of the results for this survey? I'm curious about my fellow readers – you know, their demographics, budget, etc.

  • Meg

    @AG
    Yes, I think I'll post some results. I didn't know if it was only me, but when blogs I love do these, I'm always crazy fascinated with the results. And already these results are super interesting (at least to me)….

    @Julie
    I know, I had to pick totally arbitrary divisions or you would have had a million options. I think you picked the right category for the spirit of the thing :)

  • I forgot to add this to the survey, so I'll post it as a comment.

    If it's possible to do this without making the blog overly sponsored (ahem, theKnot), it would have helped me a bunch if the not-internet based wedding elves were grouped into regions. I guess this is most relevant for photogs, but it could apply to dress makers/tailors or florists too.

  • Yes, very curious to see end results.

  • Meg

    @IRMcK
    Already in the works :)

  • I completed the survey, then when I clicked "Submit" I got a message that said the survey had been closed, and to please contact the author. Just wanted to let you know!

  • I think I totally effed up on the 'Top four websites you read' question, and assumed you meant out of ALL websites on the entire interweb, rather than just the top-four wedding related websites that I read. Oops.

  • I'm guessing you've received tons of survey responses because when I clicked the link it said survey closed! I tried. ;)

  • I just tried to take the survey, but got a message that it is closed. I can try again later, but thought I'd make a note of it; I'm probably not the only who is having this problem.

  • Survey still closed!

  • Sarah

    i actually love surveys for some weird reason!

    i would also love to see the results of the poll, as well… curiosity reigns!

  • survey closed! Sad Wednesday.