Today’s Happy Hour comes first thing, because let’s be for realz. If you’re in the US, and you’re at your desk this Friday before the three-day weekend, you probably have no desire to actually do any real work. Today is all about pushing papers around your desk and opening your email screen when your boss walks by, while you hope that around about one o’clock someone in charge will wise up close up the office. And for the record, since I’m now the someone in charge, APW is totally closing up shop early today, so the staff can all head out till Tuesday. (And for those of you worried that having kids means you’ll never leave home again, we’re packing the kiddo up for his fifth flight this afternoon. The only thing that’s changed over the learning curve of flying with him is that I’ve gotten less tense. He’s a good traveler, but he’s also a baby. It goes how it goes.)
In the meantime, it has been all busy busy behind the scenes here. We’ve been working for a while to bring you a straight-up logistics feature on wedding planning, because what you really end up wanting to know is how to get the beer hauled to the wedding, not how to make a wedding inspiration board on Pinterest. (Meaning, basically, much of your time spent wedding planning was wasted on the fun stuff. Drat.) So we’re thrilled that we’ve finally made it a reality. On Tuesday, Elizabeth of Lowe House Events (she of the how to buy booze for your wedding and wedding timeline posts) will kick off our new bi-weekly series:
And with that, here is a toast to getting NOTHING done, for the next three plus days. Well, except sitting around and chatting with a nice cold beverage in hand.
It’s your Friday open thread, hop on it!
Highlights from APW This Week
A Private Wedding. Not it’s not rude to ask your Uncle Frank to refrain from sharing your wedding video on Facebook. But, if you don’t want to ask him to his face, you can also download this free printable kindly requesting your guests to help keep your wedding private by not sharing photos or videos on social media.
A Bodega Bay elopement with a Winnebago. We have the coolest readers. (And smartest. We love your minds too.)
Liz gets down to it on the Mother-Son relationship, and how that changes during and after a wedding. (And why you’d better sit up and pay attention.)
Planning a wedding with a baby. For your Friday LoLz. Mmm, wine.
Elisabeth totally nails that painful process of realizing that the wedding you really, really, really want isn’t always the wedding you can afford or have the logistical manpower to make happen. And that’s okay. (Truth is, most of us go through this.)
Planning Our Invisible Wedding. On the bigness of moving together, and how sometimes that can be just as much of a commitment as a wedding (except, you get fewer plates).