Your Wedding, Your Budget by Meg Keene Ok, off you go. Time to read East Side’s little rant about how judging people because you think they spent too much on their wedding is just as bad as judging them because you think they spent too little. She says exactly what I think, and clearly. Best post I’ve read quite awhile. People often take the title of this blog (which was, for the record, a happy accident,* not a manifesto) as some sort of statement that you have to have a “budget” wedding (whatever that means) or else. But your budget is different from my budget. It’s based on a million factors: what you make, what you have saved, what your jobs are, if your family is contributing, how many people you’re inviting, your free time, your location, your and your family’s health, and just what you feel like spending, all of which are NO ONE ELSE’S BUSINESS. Period. Because here is what this blog is really about: being grounded, being sensible, being thoughtful. And you cannot put a price tag on that. Now GO. East Side says it better than I do. *David had a political blog called Practical Progress. And I was starting to think much of the wedding stuff I had access to was capital C Crazy. 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.