Last week we introduced a new feature to APW: Friday Happy Hour. It was basically an invitation for you guys to hang out with each other, maybe share a glass of virtual (or real) wine, and talk about whatever you needed to talk about. And naturally, it was awesome. Healing, helpful, and awesome. (And damn hard to keep track of! Jeez, you guys can hold down a conversation.)
What I loved most about Friday (other than the thread about centaur smut, which was equal parts hilarious and enlightening), was the exchange of information between folks on the precipice of something big, and folks on the other side of something similar. It became clear that you guys have a lot of questions about a whole host of topics (did I mention centaur smut?), and sometimes you just need to be able to talk through your questions and problems in a safe space with people you trust who might have already been there themselves.
So we’re taking today’s open thread to break out that dialog and give it a place to call home, starting with weddings. I can imagine that a significant number of APW readers who fall under the engaged umbrella probably have something wedding related that’s got you stuck right now. And we want to help. So here’s how today works. If you’ve got something you can’t figure out, or something that’s been bothering you even if you do have it figured out, or a wedding related problem in general, leave it in the comments. We encourage wedding grads and married folks alike to peruse the comments and leave helpful tips, empathetic words, and anything else useful where it applies. And in return I will, as ever, do my best to keep up.