The Wine Is The Key by Meg Keene I got home late today, and am swimming under piles of Stuff To Get Done (which is, as usual, not wedding related) and I was feeling freaked, and a bit blogged out, and then I got this email, which I really wanted to share, because it’s a thank you for you guys too. Plus, it made me feel like I wasn’t alone at… you know… not having time to make everything crafty-DIY-awesome for this little *party* we are throwing in August: Hi Meg! My name is Lizzie and I just got married (technically “weddinged”) on Saturday. Getting married at the courthouse was easy, but we really wanted to celebrate and gather with all the amazing people in our lives. So we planned a wedding. And renovated our home, because you know, everyone we knew would finally be traveling to our town and would see it. And we are raising two boys. And because I didn’t really have too much going on, I went back to school to finish my degree. We wanted to be reasonable with our budget, because our children come first, and putting money into our home is more important than getting diamonds and fancy dresses and limos. But of course, pictures on the various blogs are breathtaking, and I had moments of wanting the chandeliers strung from trees and chiavari chairs and a million beautiful details. And because I was crazy busy and didn’t have enough time for all the pretty little detailed projects, I got stressed out sometimes. I came back to read your blog again and again to center myself and remember what was truly important to me: Family, Friends, Music, Wine, Love. Period. So thank you so so much for being a voice of reason, and thank you to all of Team Practical for being fabulous, smart, open-minded and open-hearted women! Best wishes, Lizzie Thank you Lizzie! And thank you to all of you, for being so freaking great. I’d be very sad if I had to plan this wedding by myself. Also, I have many posts in my head, lining up, waiting to get out. So fear not, they are coming…. I just need to get a moment free…. 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.