"focused on creating a culture that supports laid-back, feminist weddings. All that stuff wedding media tells you that you have to have? We think you don’t have to have it (unless you actually want it). And we don’t believe that all those things people tell you are traditions actually are traditional. Our wedding content is a mix of real wedding stories sharing what couples learned, how-to’s, and personal essays normalizing the messy reality of wedding planning. In addition, we are working to build a cultural conversation about what it means to be young(ish) and married right now, in this cultural moment. We’re working to collectively build a positive egalitarian idea of what marriage can be in society, and what it can mean in our lives. Our marriage content is a mix of personal essays from both staff writers and readers on a whole variety of subjects around relationships."
I am a huge follower of APW, both because the content (about weddings and life in general) is excellent, and the writers seem like awesome people I'd love to grab a beer with. Becoming an APW-approved vendor feels like a perfect fit with who I am, with Bali Ha'i Dreams, and with the clients I love to work with.
A big part of becoming a vendor with APW is signing something called the "APW Sanity Pledge." By signing this pledge, I promise to stand by the following tenets:
… A wedding is an awesome party, but it’s the marriage that really matters.
… It takes two people to get married. It’s not all about the bride (and sometimes there isn’t a bride to begin with).
… We support LGBTQ couples right to marry, and we are delighted to work with them.
… We will be upfront and fair about our pricing. We won’t surprise you with a secret fee because you want frosting on the cake, not just the cake.
… However you decided to tie the knot, we’re on your team.
… I agree to conduct my business in a way that upholds the best business practices of my profession.
I'm so excited to be a vendor in the A Practical Wedding community!