Thank You.

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

It turns out y’all are just like me. You LIKE surveys.

True fact,* when I was a preteen/teen, I would lie to telephone pollsters and tell them I was 18, because I wanted to answer their questions so BADLY. (especially if it was about politics. I felt I was a much more informed non-voter at 12 than most voters were). And when blogs I read do surveys, I get so excited, and I get so sad if they only ask demographic information because I HAVE SUCH GOOD OPINIONS!

Which is a long way of saying, um, whoa. We had to turn off the survey, becuause in 12 hours a THOUSAND of you took it. And they were going to start charging is per response after that, which was a no-go. Also, super interesting fact: the percentages on every answer have held totally firm since 6 AM. You guys know what you think and you’re sticking to it. I like that in people.

So, thank you. I consider myself blessed to work on any project that so many of you care so much about. You’re all darlings. (And yes. Once I have a chance to put together some pie graphs, I will share the results.)

*Megism, in real life

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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  • Wow, congrats on that! That is some serious traffic! Yay pie charts!

  • damn, i didn't even get a chance to take it!

  • So I read this in my blog feed this morning and felt like I had to tell you that when you said you would share the results I actually mimed the work "ooooooh" and Tom looked up and asked what I was excited about. I lied and said "nothing" while looking all guilty. "uh-hu" He said looking unconvinced and went back to his morning Lord of the Rings Online session. See we are both very cool!

  • Yerin

    For future reference, it's really easy to do a survey in Google Documents, and I very much doubt there's any kind of limit on that.

  • Haha wow, I knew we liked this blog a lot, but a thousand? that's a whole lot. Yay!

  • weee I'm excited to see the results. it's funny that "practical" ends up meaning "effing loves surveys." or I guess it just means we're opinionated.. either way I'm really excited for you about the response you got! what a huge community we have–!

    and I second Yerin's comment, maybe try Google Forms next time, it's wicked fun and easy and awesome, no idea if they put a limit on responses or not but I don't think so. they even make the pie charts for you..

  • I'm mostly just sad I didn't get to participate. I think I just missed it based on when other people commented that it was saying it was closed, but I'm still very excited to see the results of the other readers.

  • Yay!! I think it helped that you made the survey super easy and didn't require us to write paragraphs for every question. (Not that it would have been a problem for the more verbose among us…and by us I mean me.)

    And I just badly dated myself when I read "True fact," because in my head I went, "Truuue Storrry!!" like Jon the Virgin Cowboy used to do in the opening credits of Real World: LA.

  • i LOVE pie graphs…especially ones where I've contributed data!!!

  • Meg–I just wanted to say thanks for having a survey for us! I'm a looong time lurker, but I jumped at the chance to take the survey. I'm pretty proud of myself for being one of the 1000. I'm glad I stopped lurking for a bit!

    Thanks for all you do and keep up the AMAZING work!

  • Sarah

    hellz yea!!! ;)