When APW and Lowe House Events introduced Yay New York: The Reception For Marriage Equality, featuring two marriages and a raging dance party, y’all wanted to get involved… no matter where you were located. So we promised you tote bags. And not just tote bags, but stylish marriage equality tote bags with proceeds going toward getting the couples hitched. So today we’re giving you those stylish tote bags and a raffle entry for Hart & Sol Photo with your party ticket purchase. Because let’s be clear: we can’t throw this event without your help.
Yay New York Tote Bags
First up: we’re unveiling the bags. They’re on sale for $20 through Big Cartel, and buying one is what will make Yay New York happen! (Please note, for those of you attending the event, we’ll have special limited edition tote bags for sale there).
You can put your knitting in it and go thrift store shopping (these are two things I do in real life, though not always at the same time). Please note the sneaky apracticalweddding.com at the bottom of the bag. We did that to make it an APW secret handshake. “Oh, you know. Ah, as do I.”
You can use it to go grocery shopping. Actually, this picture is a little bit of a lie, because I’m not allowed to go grocery shopping without a special dispensation from my husband. When I go, I always buy: Canned Goods (in case of emergency) and whatever I’m hungry for (usually something like: peaches, kale, chocolate, hamburger meat, Prosecco). But if you’re allowed to grocery shop without a partner dispensation, you could take your Yay New York bag.
You can use it to carry around your laptop, a notebook and some magazines. This is the most realistic depiction of what I will do with my bag. As a self-employed person I consider my tote bag to be my mobile office. Now it will be my mobile marriage equality office.
And, my personal favorite. You can fill it full of champagne and go drinking. I think you should do this. But first you’re going to have to buy the bag, you see.
Buy The Bag. (It’s just $20, and it’s super pretty.)
Ticket Deal: With Hart & Sol Photo
Did you buy your tickets last week? Great, we’re kissing you on the mouth because we love you. Have you not bought your tickets yet? Have you not told your friends in New York about the party? Read on…
Hart & Sol Photo (APW sponsors) are giving away a free two hour photo session. You can use it for anything you want: engagement pictures, Christmas card pictures, boudoir pictures, maternity pictures, pet pictures, you name it. Plus, the session is transferable, so if you’re not in the NYC area, you can give it to someone who is. Here is how you enter:
- If you bought a ticket last week, you’re already entered in the drawing.
- If you buy a ticket before next Wednesday, you’ll also be entered in the drawing.
- But there is more: for every friend that you refer to buy a ticket before next Wednesday (they need to list your name in the “who referred you” section of the ticket form), you’re also entered to win the Hart & Sol Photo session. If you can’t come, but you tell all your friends in NYC to come? You totally could win.
Team Practical? Let’s do this thing!