Did you notice something a little different about APW today? (Hint: It’s the whole site.)
That’s right, we’ve got a new logo and a new layout (don’t worry, I made sure to keep lots of hot pink for y’all.) And while we might be biased, the whole APW team thinks it looks pretty damn… rad. But! This is just the beginning. While pretty changes happened today, what comes next is the big deal. We are burning the site to the ground and re-coding it from scratch (we have duplicate lines of code dating back to 2010, so it’s time). And that means a full relaunch of APW is coming by the end of 2016.
Our goal is to make this the most user-friendly version of APW ever, and to do so, we need your help. Send us an email to team (at) apracticalwedding (dot) com, or comment below and tell us: How can we make this possible? What do you need more of? Less? What does your dream version of APW look, feel, and act like? Till then, enjoy the new site. It’s gorgeous and I love it.
OH, BUT THERE IS way MORE…
That first one was actually the smaller of the two announcements today. Because the big, huge, enormous deal is that we are launching a brand new site next year. (Cue all the confetti emojis in the whole world.)
I’ve spent the last eight-plus years of my life working on APW (I have always loved weddings, y’all), but I’ve been dreaming of one day being able to run a site for you that’s not about weddings and marriage. One that’s about everything else: relationships, parenting, how to pick the best lipstick, if you should even wear lipstick, how to decorate your house when you’re not made of money, intersectional feminism and politics that impact your day-to-day life, how to cut your bangs. The works.
Well, that day is finally coming.
It’s coming summer 2017, and the site is called The Compact.
- a small flat case containing a personal mirror.
- a formal agreement or contract between two or more parties.
- a feminist digital magazine about… your life.
While we won’t start publishing till the summer (OMG THE WAITING), please check out our soft launch site, and join our newsletter now to get all the news first, and occasional delightful emails with feminist stuff we’re loving. And yup, you’ll get to weigh in on how we build this thing, so get your front-row seat to the creation of some (actually) women-owned independent feminist publishing, already.
Nine months is a long time to wait, so right now we’re up and running on social. Join the conversation on Facebook (we’re going to make this party HAPPEN on Facebook, starting yesterday), but please also find us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. We’ll drop hints about what’s coming.
You can sit with us.