Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • So glad you were featured, Meg!

    My fiance and I did to a registry, but initially I thought I didn’t want one. As time went on, I realized we needed things we didn’t have since we are both young (24, 26) and work in the non-profit world. It was a great feeling all around to have our friends give us things we truly needed to get our life started.

  • Jo

    Oh hells yes!

  • WSJ Basass!

  • That’s awesome! Spread the word, right? :P

  • Meredyth

    That’s awesome! I also really like that it focuses on the combined approach to gift registries. My intended and I really had a good time registering for things. At first he was hesitant and blanched at my suggestion of Crate and Barrel for some nice, classic items but once we got in there he said “It’s a good thing I haven’t been here before. I would have spent so much money by now.” He picked out the dishes we registered for, and everything else was pretty much a combined decision between us. I would have felt super weird about doing it all alone, as maybe past generations might have done. Although I did get a little trigger happy on a visit to Target and registered for things, once I realized how much input he wanted to give at our Crate & Barrel excursion I went home and deleted (most) of my Target list and we went together and made decisions there too.

    • meg

      I know. I loved the focus of the article.

  • That’s cool!

    Ha – when we were registering, we ran out of stuff we actually wanted, quickly – so then we just put ridiculous (to us) big kitchen/counter appliances that we didn’t think anyone would really buy for us… and now we have a crazy juicer, a crazy espresso machine, a crazy coffee maker, a crazy you name it. It’s in our kitchen, on our counter.

  • ellobie

    Too funny! This article also ran in the Chicago Tribune and my husband handed it off to me after he read it. I totally didn’t connect it at the time, though. :D

  • dragon

    I don’t know why the WSJ didn’t mention honeymoon registries. Is it just us practical brides that do these? We only did a physical registry for the few folks that we knew would want to get us “things”. It had all of 12 things on it and 8 of those were silverware place settings.

    Congrats on being in the articles!