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APW Happy Hour

Hey APW, One of the best things about running a (mostly) woman staff is that in those moments that we’re not tied to our computers hammering through our to-do lists, it often feels like being at sleepover. Lots of dress up.… The post APW Happy Hour appeared first on A Practical Wedding: We're Your Wedding Planner. Wedding Ideas for Brides, Bridesmaids, Grooms, and More.

We Jumped the Broom in Style at Our $4K Oakland Wedding

LYVONNE, yOUTH AND ADULT PASTOR & BRANDON, ACCOUNT MANAGER SUM-UP OF THE WEDDING VIBE:  A string of thoughtful and reflective moments shared with our closest family and friends. PLANNED BUDGET:  $2,000 ACTUAL BUDGET:  $4,000 NUMBER OF...Show More Summary

My Friend Is Angry That I Won’t Buy a $15K Bridesmaid Dress

Q: I have been asked to be a bridesmaid by a longtime (over fifteen years) and very dear friend. This woman is the sister I never had, and we’re closer to each other than we are to many of our own family members.… The post My Friend Is Angry That I Won’t Buy a $15K Bridesmaid Dress appeared first on A Practical Wedding: We're Your Wedding Planner. Show More Summary

Here’s What to Do with Your Wedding Photos When You’re Lazy and on a Budget

W hen I was getting married, one of the things that baffled me the most was the wedding album. As someone getting married on a relatively tight budget, the thought of dropping a few grand on an album of our photos was kind of… hilarious?… The...Show More Summary

Our $18K, Twin Peaks–Inspired, South Carolina Destination Wedding

MOLLY, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR & ZACH, teacher and aspiring writer Sum-up of the wedding vibe:  An intimate, somewhat quirky, somewhat traditional, and totally us celebration of our love for each other, our family, and our friends (andShow More Summary

Why Gaining 50 Pounds after My Wedding Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

A few weeks ago, a tweet came through my Twitter feed that went something like this: I’ve gained ten pounds since my wedding. I feel like such a failure. No stranger to the post-wedding weight gain myself, it was the last part that stopped...Show More Summary

The Shockingly Inappropriate Questions We’re Asked at Parties

S hortly after we got engaged, Julie and I went to a party at a gay lady friend’s house in Boulder. Being a party primarily composed of lesbians, when we walked in there was a gaggle of gals sitting around the coffee table and some folky...Show More Summary

What Should We Do for Newlywed Holiday Cards?

Q: I have a question about holiday cards. I grew up in a family where we never made holiday cards.  Instead of a mass mailing, my mom would simply buy a pack of cards she liked, then write personal notes to a few people.… The post What Should We Do for Newlywed Holiday Cards? appeared first on A Practical Wedding: We're Your Wedding Planner. Show More Summary

Why Combining Finances Is the Feminist Thing to Do

W hen I first started writing about married finances for APW, years ago, I assumed that most married couples handled their finances more or less the way we did. That early on, they struggled through the emotional process of combining...Show More Summary

Do You Trust Yourself with Your Jewelry?

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Are You Frustrated with Your Wedding Vendor Search?

W henever I think about the horror show that is trying to find vendors for your wedding (Can you find them? Can you afford them? Do you like them? Oh wait, can you afford them again?), I always think about that quote from 10 Things I...Show More Summary

Does Religion Play a Part in Your Relationship?

G rowing up, my parents used to joke that as a liberal Baptist and a somewhat High Church Episcopalian, they were about as interfaith as a marriage could handle. (Joke explanation for those that didn’t grow up on pink church punch: on...Show More Summary

10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Photographer

I t’s that time of year. The time of year you may well be getting ready to pick a wedding photographer. We do a lot of work with wedding photographers on APW (they make up the majority of our amazing sponsors).… The post 10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Photographer appeared first on A Practical Wedding: We're Your Wedding Planner. Show More Summary

Do You Want to Work at APW?

H ere’s the deal, you guys, when I joined the team back in 2014, I was fulfilling a dream born out of hanging out in the comments on my lunch break, that APW could one day actually be my… job? And it happened, and now I have no timeShow More Summary

APW Happy Hour

Hey APW, For nearly the last decade of my life, I’ve spent Mondays through Fridays writing about weddings. But every now and then I get to actually go to (or even be IN a wedding), and it’s always sort of a crazy experience to switch...Show More Summary

Our $23K Wedding Was Modern and Bohemian (and Just So Joyful)

Becca, writer and editor & zach, engineer and musician SUM-UP OF THE WEDDING VIBE:  A laid-back and playful California wedding with a focus on food, friends, and family. PLANNED BUDGET:  $15,000 ACTUAL BUDGET:  $23,000 NUMBER OF GUESTS:...Show More Summary

My Husband Thinks Feminism Is a Whiny Trump Card

Q: Is it okay if your husband does not consider himself a feminist? What if he believes in equality, but feminist buzzwords set him off for some reason? How do you fight fair when he feels like when you bring up feminism at all it is...Show More Summary

Here’s Why Nurses Make the Best Wedding Photographers

A bunch of y’all have been asking for more Midwestern vendors on the site, so today your wish is our command thanks to the lovely and talented Dawn Silva Photo, who is based in Milwaukee and travels all over the Midwest.… The post Here’s...Show More Summary

How We Planned a Foresty, 125-Person Downtown Seattle Wedding for under $20K

Ciara, dancer and teacher & Gavin, vfx artist Sum-up of the wedding vibe: A laid-back woodland wedding in the middle of the city. Planned budget: $17,000 Actual budget: $19,500 Number of guests: 125 LOCATION:  Seattle, Washington Where...Show More Summary

How I Liberated Myself from Monogamy

L ast Saturday night I picked up a stranger at a bar. There were drinks, a lot of dancing, and a lot of kissing up against a wall. It took courage to do, and I’m so happy I did it. I talked with M, my partner, the next day, and he was...Show More Summary

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