Today is pretty cool (if you ask me), because I get to introduce the very first APW sponsor collaboration (and more of these are definitely coming soon). You guys know all about the incredibly fantastic APW reader community, but most of you don’t know much about the APW sponsor community. APW vendors are not just a bunch of people who advertise with me, they’re actually a kick-*ss collection of small business owners with their own forum on the site, who are fabulous, and who are always supporting each other.
This is how it works: You’ve signed up for Glö, because you want to get their email save the dates, animated paperless wedding invitations, a wed-site (called a Glö-site, obviously), and smart RSVP technology. Yes! That was a very smart decision, and unlike me, you will probably not spend hours crying under your bed because managing your guest list has pushed you to the brink of insanity. So good job you. But now you really want your wedding website (Glö-site) to have a design that fits with your aesthetic. And more than that, you were kind of hoping you could get *some* paper invitations, because well, powerful RSVP and paperless invitations are great, but your grandmother Wants. A. Paper. Invitation. Which seems fair to you.
So! You go to e.m. papers site, and buy one of her brand new Glöpacks. This is a suite of paperless save the dates, invitations, and wedding websites that can be easily uploaded into Glö. You can buy one these Glöpacks for just $20 bucks, upload them to Glö, and you’re set and stylish. Wheee!
Taryn, at Glö, is beyond thrilled to be working with Eleanor, a super talented independent designer. Taryn says, “The wedding world needs more of these people and I’m stoked to enable one more way for their designs to shine.” As for me, I’m delighted to see APW vendors collaborating, and making the wedding world a little more sane and a little more awesome one step at a time.”
We don’t consider ourselves “Rules Girls.” We know that there is no such thing as the perfect wedding, the perfect partner, or the perfect family. But the only way to liberate ourselves from “the rules” (or the WIC, or just society’s pressures at large) is to come up with better ones. So in February, we’re not just breaking the rules; we’re forsaking some altogether and making new ones too.