Getting Closer To The Center by Meg Keene I got this comment from Meredith earlier this week, and it so perfectly summed up my experience of wedding planning that I had to share it with you: I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning (and since I started my own wedding journey-which, when I think back, is more like traveling in a circle that keeps getting smaller and smaller until you finally stop in the center, where everything finally makes sense). I’ve gotten so many awesome ideas from you and can’t wait to see all our efforts come into fruition in two weeks (!!) One thing that I keep reminding myself is that if on my wedding, I’m not the center of attention, I will have done my job. I think weddings are as much about the guests as they are about the bride. If you go into your wedding day thinking “This will be the best day, and I will be the most beautiful bride ever” you will be let down because the next day, the world has moved on to a new bride and you are just a wife! If you go into it thinking “This will be an awesome way to start an awesome life with this amazing man and my amazing new family” then boy are you in for a treat! Exactly. Traveling in a circles that get smaller and smaller. I’ve been feeling closer and closer to the center these days, though sweetbabyjesus I can’t wait till it all makes sense…. PS And Meredith, I think I speak for all of us when I say please stop back after the wedding and share a little… please? Because I think you’re a graduate already. 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.