It’s that time again! As you may have noticed, the APW staff has been working hard lately to bring you content each week that not only embodies the ethos of APW, but that also fits around a relevant theme that we don’t think gets enough play in the wedding world. The reason we do this is that we believe it makes your contributions that much stronger when they are surrounded by posts that are equally thought-provoking in either complimentary or contradictory ways (like our back-to-back posts on moving in easily and moving in with difficulty).
BUT! We need your help. In order to bring you this awesome themed content, we need posts that speak to the specific ideas we’ve cooked up. So, if you have something to say about any of the following topics (or about a topic that isn’t listed here and hasn’t been covered before), please click here and submit your post. It’s that easy, and we will love you forever.
- Marriage & Careers
- Embracing Imperfection
- The Ways We Show We Love Each Other
Oh, and we need posts of all types, so if you’ve been dragging your feet about sending in a Wedding Graduate post (I’m looking at you EVERYONE), now is the time! Remember, all you have to do is submit, and we promise unconditional love in exchange. So, really, you’re totally getting the better end of the deal here.
Last, but not least, we’re coming up on the second annual APW Pride Week, which is an entire week dedicated to LGBTQ weddings, marriages, and lives. And while we’re always in need of posts from our LGBTQ readers, if you’ve been sitting on a post for a while, maybe it’s time to finish it up and send it our way! And as always, we run almost 100% (Actually 100%? Seriously every single thing we can get.) of the LGBTQ and minority weddings that we receive, but we can’t publish what we don’t have. If you feel like your voice hasn’t been represented on the site yet, the only way to fix it is to submit your wedding! We’re trying to change the face of the wedding industry one post at a time, but we need your help. You really do not want made-up posts about Maddie and Meg getting married, and that’s the best we can do without you.
So what are you waiting for? Go! Submit! I’ll be right here, waiting patiently to give you your hug when you’re done.
Editor’s note: I know some of you are reading this and thinking to yourselves, “But I submitted my grad post already! Who do these guys think they are, asking me for more?!” And the truth is, we get so many awesome submissions every day and we honestly (truly!) read every single one that comes in. But our staff is tiny and they work super hard, and unfortunately there just isn’t enough manpower on the team to contact everyone who submits. We really wish there was, but you know, money, and paying people, and such! So if you’ve already submitted, then first we’d like to say thank you. And second, rest easy, because often the turnaround time for publishing a post can be several months. (But we’ll let you know before it runs! In case, you know, it’s been a year since you submitted it and and you forgot we exist.) Even if we’re not able to run your post, please know that we’re no less appreciative of the time you took to sit down and carefully put your thoughts into words. We really hope that anything you write, you write first for you, and second (or third or fourth) for us. Because while we’re nice (we think) the real point of writing is to figure stuff out about your life, no?
Photo by: Mat Smith Photography (submitted by Nat to the APW Flickr Pool)