Mercury is no longer retrograde! Happy day! (Najva joked with me the other day that every time she comes to San Francisco she learns about which planet is ruining her life.) But seriously. Enough was enough. And just in time for us to launch our new navigation! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes making things more organized and easier to find, and even added a few new pages that should help guide you through the planning process (including our personal tips for writing a ceremony, finding invitations, and figuring out flowers). We’ll be adding more stuff in the coming weeks. But for now enjoy hopefully actually being able to find all of the content we’ve been producing lately. (Related: If your navigation bar looks weird, hold down shift and then refresh the page and it should fix itself.)
In other news, here are some personal thoughts from the week:
- I’ve been re-watching Firefly and nearly forgot that every episode is, like, my favorite episode ever. It’s just the best show.
- File under cool things I’ve discovered while researching Pride Week: This bow tie collaboration (featured above) might be my favorite OINTB-related thing ever. (I haven’t watched the new season yet, so no spoilers!) They’re part of Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s collaboration with The Tie Bar, of which $20 of every $25 tie purchase and $25 of every $35 cufflink purchase gets donated to TieTheKnot.org.
- OMG MILEY. (NSFW)
And with that, I’m about to hop on a flight to New York for my official un-bridesmaiding adventures. Wave to me if you see me at City Hall. Now it’s your open thread, so get to it.
HIGHLIGHTS OF APW THIS WEEK
Staying true to yourself might mean having your kid, or having an abortion. No judgments here.
Dance party in Yosemite with a vintage fur, a lady DJ, a life-size DJ set, and… a wedding ceremony.
Does marriage mean getting the middle seat on flights forever?
Honeymoon planning requires serious sanity.
Wait until marriage to have sex? Wanna know what to expect? We’ve got you.
This wedding is just blossoms, tears, and pure joy.
How do you take care of that birdcage wedding veil?
What happens when your partner makes 10x more, and doesn’t want join accounts?
Our follow-up with our Squarespace scholarship winner gives us serious feels.
This mixed-race child takes on Michael Jackson and The Universe, in comic-book form.
A man is suing his fortune teller for the $700,000 he spent on her.
Jemima Kirke’s radical (for Hollywood at least) thoughts body image.
Murder charges dropped for the woman who had an illegal abortion (phew).
Miley Cyrus is gender-fluid, very #NSFW, and making shit better in the world.
Deep sea Ariel is your worst nightmare.
Can Silicon Valley fix the future of women’s fashion?
Let’s talk Caitlyn Jenner and Feminism.
Aziz Ansari is now a modern romance expert.
A publisher accepted a challenge to publish only women for a whole year.
This is so nobody ever says “we couldn’t find a writer of color” ever again.