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The Sisterhood, Spreading The News


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

The Sisterhood, Spreading The News | A Practical Wedding

Ladiessssss (and a few gentleman),

As you may know, The Sisterhood of The Traveling Dress is one of my favorite projects in APW history ever-ever. It makes me so d*mn grateful that I’m writing this site, and that you all are the kindest, smartest, funniest women ever (and no, I’m not writing this drunk).

The Sisterhood of The Traveling Dress got it’s first press mention in an article about recycling in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution this week. I had the surreal experience of doing an interview from Rome, as the evening bells were chiming outside my window. I wasn’t interrupting my vacation for much, but you bet your *ss I interrupted it for The Sisterhood.

Thanks ladies. You make my life better every day.

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 MegKeene.com.

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  • http://lilapuppy.blogspot.com meghan

    I love it!!!

  • http://onecatperperson.blogspot.com Angie

    whooooppppppppiiiieee!

  • http://emilytakesphotos.com Emily

    Woohoo look at you go!!

  • ddayporter

    yayyyyyyyyyy that’s awesome :)

    • http://www.hellerandhellerfurniture.com Jenn

      remember how we thought that polaroid of me with my eyes closed would be ok because it would be small and noone would notice?!?

      i wish i had made you take another one.

      • ddayporter

        hahah yesssss sorryyy! ;)

      • http://made-of-sun.tumblr.com/ Trisha

        For what it’s worth, I didn’t notice until you mentioned it. And I still have to pay attention to notice it over the huge smiles.

        • http://www.moodeous.com Kristy

          Totally didn’t notice the eyes closed, just the happy!

      • http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs274.snc4/40015_1413455168882_1007612054_30901452_3057279_n.jpg Sarah

        Oh shush. As the other ladies have said, the happy grins are what’s noticed.

        And speaking as the photog … I think you look lovely. =)

  • Erika

    I’ve retreated into mostly lurking status, but as the very first APW dress giver, I am so proud of this!

    • meg

      This wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for you :)

      • Erika

        And YOU! It is seriously amazing how you’ve cultivated this community.

  • http://www.twitter.com/kahlia kahlia

    I can’t wait until I’ve finished wearing my dress (again! ah, the perks of having a partner from another continent…) and I can offer it here. This is seriously the coolest wedding-related thing to do that I’ve found, and those of you who have participated (or cheered them on) are awesome!

    • meg

      Yayyyyyy! Then you have to be a wedding graduate. Done. (Prompt is hidden under submissions tab).

  • Class of 1980

    A movement has started. ;)

  • http://bunniesnbeagles.blogspot.com Ms. Bunny

    Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress posts are always some of my favorite. Yay!

  • http://bondingcarbonunits.wordpress.com/ Sarah K.

    Flashback: When I first bought my dress, I immediately assumed I’d try to sell it to earn back a little cash after all the craziness was over. It’s a relatively common and well-loved dress, so I figured that it would sell pretty easily.

    Flashforward: now, three weeks out from my wedding, and after a year of reading APW, and I cannot WAIT to join the Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress. The money I’d get back from selling it is NOTHING compared to the money, stress, and time I could save for someone else, and NOTHING compared to the joy and grace I can pass along.

    Thanks, Meg, for helping us build this community. It’s pretty kickass.