by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

First of all, you guys kill me. Here I was, trying to take a Friday totally off from blogging, and you have to go and do something so cool that I have to pick up my proverbial pen. D*mn.

So. I’m delighted to tell you about a wee little blog about how delightful it is to plan a wedding in a recession (right?) being written over at Double X, Slate.com’s ladiiiieeessss site, by a member of our own team practical. So it is, of course, smart, funny, and well written (I have the coolest readers). Even cooler, she names APW as her favorite wedding blog (yippee). Take a gander at this bit:

So when we decided on September, that meant a six month engagement, which is pretty quick by today’s standards. Several people have asked if I’m pregnant, which is not only incredibly gauche but also illogical; six months is the exact WRONG amount of time to be engaged if one is hiding a pre-nupitial pregnancy. Also, why would you plan something like a wedding if you couldn’t drink while doing it?

Go, go read it all. Thanks Bridget. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

PS Now someone tell me kindly but firmly to take a few days off from blogging next week. Thanks.

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 MegKeene.com.

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  • oh man! soooooo funny!! i love that little excerpt – it is EXACTLY my story – we got engaged in april, and are getting hitched in october, and i too had people asking if there was a "special reason" wink wink. UGH!! how ridiculous is it that 6 months is considered shotgun these days???

    thanks, as always, for sharing – now go take a break!!

  • LPC

    *In special mom-ish tone* "Honey, you are doing a great job. Now go take a break, you will be glad you did.Or, if you are going to keep blogging no matter what we all say, please stay safe…"

  • Hah! I have a friend who had a year long enggagement and some fools still asked her if she was preggers … it turns out people are not just tacky, they are also incapable of doing the simplest math.

    Can't wait to read more! Thanks Meg!

  • that was a great post, thanks for sharing! now go pay attention! :)

  • Haha! We had a quick engagement too, three months, and everyone thought I was pregnanat.

  • K

    Oh how I remember, the raised eyebrow "Are you pregnant?!" question!

    Congrats on being a fave, Meg. :)

  • Take a breeeeeeeeaaaaaaaak, Megaroo!

  • I can't believe the rudeness. Also what does it matter? My lovely future sister was 5 months pregnant when she wed, she looked radiant. Her skin and hair were fantabulous. Not that I'm advocating being pregnant for the hair and skin benefits!

    Now go and away and attent.

  • sam

    This is your wedding. Now. It's happening. Don't miss it.

    (Was that stern enough?)

    Seriously though, take a break. We'll all be waiting for you when you return.

  • It breaks my heart to tell you, Meg, that you need to go be present! I just got engaged last week and don't know what I'll do without APW updates, but we will have your archives to tide us over. We will wait with baited breath!

  • SG

    I had a friend ask me if I was pregnant after my fiance proposed after only 6 months of dating. Uh NO he proposed because he loves me and wants me to be his wife. Some people are really tacky.

  • Meg

    Don't worry kids, I have posts stockpiled ;) So you'll get some updates while I am still off and busy being present!

  • So go do it already, Meg! :P *shoos*

  • Posts stockpiled! You are on top of things. Take care of yourself – enjoy these moments.

  • Actually, Ihavethecoolestreaders. You may claim the most articulate, if you like.

  • Anonymous

    Saw this article in my (Austin, TX) newspaper today and thought of you.