A Practical Wedding
March 2, 2012
12:09 pm
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ramonarickettes

I don't know why we don't have a forum for wedding blogs, but I need to get this out. 

I cannot stand A Practical Wedding. It pretends to be everything "anti WIC" but still totally sucks. The woman who runs it, Meg, is a dramatic jerk, who is always quick to jump onto censor people's comments and make sure everyone is so happy. It is so fake and gross and I really can't stand it. 

 

Thank you. 

March 2, 2012
2:13 pm
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Put a bird on it

I like APW, it gives a different spin than theknot or Ruffled or others. However, I love your well-written post and the "Thank you" made me laugh out loud at work. I see where you're coming from.

March 2, 2012
2:29 pm
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Semi Mormon

I can totally see where you're coming from.  In fact, when I first found GOMI, I did a search for Meg and APW, because I know Meg can rub people (sometimes me) in the wrong way, especially in the comments.  That said, I love the content on APW and wish there were more websites like it.

March 2, 2012
2:49 pm
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Pantybunched Hyena
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ramonarickettes said

I don't know why we don't have a forum for wedding blogs, but I need to get this out. 

I cannot stand A Practical Wedding. It pretends to be everything "anti WIC" but still totally sucks. The woman who runs it, Meg, is a dramatic jerk, who is always quick to jump onto censor people's comments and make sure everyone is so happy. It is so fake and gross and I really can't stand it. 

 

Thank you. 

I just discovered APW (helping my baby sis plan her wedding – WAAAAAH!!! when did she grow up!? ahem, pulling myself together). Anyway, I really enjoyed the Vintage Wedding posts, but the rest of it was just meh. 

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March 2, 2012
3:04 pm
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CeeMI
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I've never paid any attention to the comments, so I can't agree/disagree there. But I'll say her posts on her book tour were boring and braggy. And the book was kind of a waste of time, but I think I'm starting to realize that all blogs-turned-books might be.

March 2, 2012
3:38 pm
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Shrug Bitch
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Offbeat Bride is literally the only wedding blog I can read without wanting to throw my computer out the window. I used to read APW but the combination of braggy+defensive started to drive me insane. OBB it is!

March 2, 2012
4:36 pm
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Starbucks Cup Full of Sutter Home
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Ugh, wedding blogs.  I got married a few months ago and stayed away from all of the blogs.  We used an online forum (local to the area where we got married) to get some suggestions from people about vendors, but everything else we did ourselves.  Two of my coworkers are currently engaged and OTT about wedding everything.

March 2, 2012
4:44 pm
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fashunista
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I had to delurk to talk about APW.  I haven't been reading for that long (maybe 6 months), but I agree, the book tour posts were unnecessary.  I generally really like the guest posts, are annoyed by the sponsor posts (there is one APW sponsor in my city, making most of these posts irrelevant to me) and can go either way on the "ask team practical" posts.  I think the ATP posts bother me because the advice usually boils down to "did you read these three APW posts on the topic and this chapter in the APW book?"  I can only handle so much of Meg's tone so the book was kind of lost on me.  Basically, I like the general message of the site, but the execution sometimes rubs me the wrong way.

March 2, 2012
10:40 pm
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ramonarickettes

I agree that there is an absolute need for blogs like A Practical Wedding to combat TheKnot and all that junk. I just hate what it has become. I was reading it before Meg even had her own wedding and she always rubbed me the wrong way, like the drama club kid from high school who never got over being a drama kid. And the cult following it has developed really bothers me, so much that I usually just ignore it. But I looked today, right before an insurance meeting at work, and saw Meg's snotty comment that the girl immediately apologized for, and I had to say something or else I was going to explode or get fired.

March 2, 2012
10:57 pm
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BABride

It feels weird to say, since it is her blog, but I like everything about APW except Meg. She's full of herself and she comes across as the biggest bitch on earth in the comments section. I love reading all of the content, except when she's writing these posts about how it's just so HARD to work from home and write a book and be amazing and.. blech. Next. 

March 2, 2012
11:53 pm
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violetbeauregard
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Totally braggy, and also wants to have it both ways–being anti "WIC" while making lots of money out of partnerships with sponsors at the same time, using the lame excuse that THESE sponsors are somehow different.

 

Meg is also the kind of person who brags about having been SO POOR and having had SUCH A HARDER upbringing than anyone else to have cred and it drives me crazy when grown women do this.

March 3, 2012
11:44 am
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BABride

violetbeauregard said 

 

Meg is also the kind of person who brags about having been SO POOR and having had SUCH A HARDER upbringing than anyone else to have cred and it drives me crazy when grown women do this.

 

YES. I mean, at some point, just stop dwelling on it. You've had enough money to move to New York and back and go to school and… yeah, okay. If you were able to attain higher education, then STFU. 

March 3, 2012
2:01 pm
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midwestanon

YES. I like APW, I like some of the posts, but I can't stand Meg. She comes across as incredibly prideful – which takes away any of the joy I would have in her successes. I am so sick of anyone, online or offline, bragging about how type-a they are, how busy they are, how they're always burning the candle at both ends. I unsubscribed because I was sick of her talking herself up, but click through every once in a while to read a wedding graduate post. In my wedding planning process I benefited more from the 'real life' forum on wedding bee – but appreciate that APW touches on some important issues and provides an alternative to The Knot and similar ilk.


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