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

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  • SingColleen

    Meg, I love the new site! Congratulations!

  • I’m an Italian practical bride-to-be and I’ve been silently following your great blog for months, but now I feel I must comment to tell you I love how the new site looks! Brava Meg!

  • caitlin

    It already feels like home. The kind of home where you kick off your shoes, hug somebody, put on your comfy clothes and curl up with a good book.

    (I am also totally in love with the font of the post headers. It’s fabulous!)

    • meg


  • Chelsea

    I must say, at first I missed the frazzled-looking brides from the top of the old page… but then I delved into the comments, and there they were!

    • meg

      Of course you got a happy bride for that comment ;)

  • I totally love it. It is everything you said it would be. and I love the reclaiming wife spot too! although I am a little sad that I am no longer on your blog roll, but I know you can’t have just everyone…

    • meg

      It’s a work in progress…

  • oh, it looks wonderful! I’m a long-time reader, delurking to say THANK YOU for your dedication to keeping the wedding world REAL…and pretty!

  • Philly bride

    Meg, the new site is fantastic! I’ve been a follower for a while now, but it’s wonderful to be able to flip through the old stuff so easily. It could cause problems for my schoolwork… but who doesn’t benefit from a bit of procrastination?

  • Nina

    Loving the organization! I have been reading since last fall and though I went back and read a lot of the old posts, there were so many good ones I’d missed that I am now really enjoying.

    And of course, the site is absolutely beautiful! The main banner could not be more perfect.

  • Nikki

    Loooove it!

  • harmke

    I absolutely love it. the banners are soooo fantastic! and a seperate reclaiming wife part! and the roll-down thingies! so organized yet so pretty!
    the only thing is the font of the posts. I guess I just have to get used to that. like a new couch, just have to sit/lie/make love on it very often ;)

    • meg

      Wait. The fonts on the post are the SAME. It’s Times New Roman. I’m confused.

      • I’m sure it’s just her browser. It may be defaulting to something else…

  • LOVE it meg. the site fits just right, and is sooo pretty! and the TAGLINE! the tagline is brilliant. amen.

    • meg

      One of you wrote it… in a comment once.

  • Alice

    The new site makes me want to cry (in a good way). It’s beautiful and worth waiting for. Congratulations! And Thank You!!!

  • Loving the new site, congrats! Thank you for all your hard work!!

  • Alyssa

    OMG! I just replied to someone’s comment and it was the best thing ever! SO in love and SO proud of you Meg!!!!

  • Brendarling

    Great job Meg! It is brilliant!
    I have been waiting for what the new design would be, since you first announced the re-design and it is wonderful.
    I am especially in love with the colors and the reorganization of content in the drop down menues – so easy to find stuff now!

  • Yay! It’s so pretty and easily maneuverable! i’m so proud of you, Meg! I’ve now been reading this site since I got engaged last May, and I’m getting married at the end of May. Thanks for helping to keep me sane over the last year. xo, Giovanna

  • Susanna

    Now all we need is an iPhone app. :) :) :)

  • totally digging the new site… it looks amazing.

  • Julianna

    love the new format & the ability to reply directly to a specific comment. also wondering, is there a way to somehow view “new” comments from the last time I read through? before, it was all chronological so I could just scroll down, but now that people can reply to a comment on a comment on a comment I’m finding it harder to figure out. not a big deal, just curious if there’s a better way! thanks again.

  • Erin

    so excited about the new design, i’ve been waiting with bated breath to see how it would turn out and it’s gorgeous! but i thought i should mention one thing: i don’t know if anyone else is having this trouble, but the font is really broken up on my screen. it’s surprisingly hard to read. sorry if it’s just me, but i thought you’d want to know. =) otherwise it’s really pretty!

  • Nichole

    Yay! It’s so pretty! LOVE it. Congratulations :)

  • This is so fantastic, easy to navigate and beautiful. I really love it. My favorite part about the re-design is the handwritten touch, which just seems like a perfect fit for this place you have built online. I’m excited for you.