APW Happy Hour Praised be, bitches! by Meg Keene Hey APW, This week was Halloween, aka the week that I crafted my feelings about 2017. I made a handmaid costume for me, and a Queen of Hearts costume for my littlest, because, “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum,” and “Off with their heads,” pretty much sums up everything I’m feeling right now. (In related news, I’m currently wearing this nolite te bastardes carborundorum t-shirt, because let’s just make it the theme for the week and ALSO it’s on sale!) Maddie and I took our kids (who are godsiblings… is that a thing? Regardless, they think it is) into San Francisco for some epic trick-or-treating on Tuesday night, and it was fantastic. In more delightful news, we have our styling event at Rent the Runway in San Francisco tomorrow morning, and for those of you coming, HOT TIP: we have amazing gift bags for the first fifteen of you in the door, so turn out at 10 am sharp, because trust me, you want a bag. AND! (Because the end of the year is our slow season, so that’s when fun things happen), I’m going to be giving the closing Keynote at Love Union, a collaborative networking event for wedding vendors taking place in Brooklyn on November 16th. Tickets are free, so if you work in the wedding industry and haven’t snapped one up yet, you should do that, I can’t wait to see you there. Here is to seeing some of you in person on various coasts, cheers! It’s your open thread. XO, Meg Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief 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 MegKeene.com.