So, I know you guys are getting married like crazy these days – I’m getting all the comments and the lovely thank you emails (sniff). But, oddly, I haven’t gotten a wedding graduate post in a month. It’s interesting, as the blog grows, I hear longer and longer lists from people about why they can’t send their wedding in: it’s too traditional, it’s not traditional enough, they are too old, they are too young, they spent too much, they spent too little. These are, of course, all just justifications. They are all the left over ways that we’ve internalized all the judgments of the wedding industry, ways that you are judging your own beautiful, honest, thoughtful, heartfelt and joyful celebrations.
So send me your wedding graduate posts already. You can find all the details over here. Because as Liz so wisely said, “Every time a bride says, ‘A think my wedding is TOO___ for APW…’ the WIC wins, people.”
For those of you who wonder how I pick wedding graduates (because yup, I can’t run them all), it’s really simple. I pick them on writing. If you say something really gutsy and honest, something raw and true? It’s going to go up. If you had a wedding that’s underrepresented here (meaning it is more traditional, or older, or younger, or of color, or LGBTQ), I’m also going to do my best to put it up.
And if you have sent me your wedding ages ago (achem, pre site re-launch) and haven’t seen it go up, PLEASE re-send it to weddinggraduates at apracticalwedding dot com. Because, yup, there are still plenty more weddings to come.