What’s New At APW? | A Practical Wedding

After months of work, we’re so thrilled to last but not least be equipped to re-start APW. We’ve built a new structure that allows you much more very easily access all the info you need when you’re marriage ceremony scheduling, and at Lengthy past, we have introduced APW shopping resources.

Above the previous 12 months, we have invested a large amount of time thinking about how people today use the online in 2022, and how we can very best established up the internet site to assist you strategy your weddings, elopements, and celebrations. We have 14 many years of wedding ceremony preparing resources, data, investigation, advice, and true weddings, and we wished to uncover a way to existing that information to you so you can locate what you have to have, when you have to have it, in a way that is tremendous straightforward to use.

And did we mention purchasing? Certainly, we ultimately have a shop. (Far more on that in a 2nd.)

What’s New At APW? | A Practical Wedding

Ease, Help, And Relationship

Our goal at APW has always been to make marriage ceremony setting up easier, to make you really feel supported, and more than just about anything to make you truly feel not on your own during this typically difficult marriage ceremony planning process. (Oh, and to do all of that with a concentration on range, inclusion, and realism… because y’all… that was not happening a great deal when we released in 2008.) With this re-launch, we have attempted to manage the web site in a way that supports all these aims. And, I think we’ve completed it.

A Useful Wedding ceremony Is Your Useful resource

APW has constantly been a source. Now, in 2022, we have far more strategies to entry practically a 10 years and a 50 percent of information and facts, moreover applications, much more content than ever, purchasing resources, marriage setting up instruments, and ebooks. Critically, what beats 14 decades worth of assistance columns, genuine marriage inspiration, Do-it-yourself guides, and experience? Not a lot (except it’s possible our two finest-offering books). And with our new homepage, none of that is heading anyplace. In reality, our major target with this relaunch has been to deliver these methods front-and-middle. So, when you navigate to our homepage, you’ll see that we’ve obtained the factors you definitely need, super accessible.

When I launched APW, it was the heyday of running a blog, and in its earliest type, APW was a Blogspot blog. But all those days are very long long gone. Above the many years we have redesigned our front page in several methods to retain up with the times, but now that it’s 2022, we made the decision to shift absent from the old  ‘blogroll’ format that has been APW’s homepage for years. Now on the entrance site, you’ll obtain a more curated range of articles that we feel you, our viewers, require most. You’ll discover clean material, present discussions, and quick back links to get to all our most effective things: The Vendor Directory, our revamped Free of charge Wedding ceremony Organizing Instruments, Real Marriage Inspiration, Tips, and additional. Oh, and really don’t worry… if the blogroll structure is your jam… you can even now discover it appropriate in this article.

And as always, It is About Neighborhood

A Useful Marriage ceremony has normally been about neighborhood. Way back again in 2008, when I was functioning APW from my kitchen area table, I realized that connection and local community ended up genuinely desired as portion of the on the net wedding organizing encounter. It’s what I was trying to get by starting up a weblog, and it’s what I uncovered as our APW community grew. Over the a long time, APW has experienced some posts exactly where the comment depend has achieved 500+ (that is no modest feat, y’all!). On-line publishing has improved a ton in excess of the several years, and the days of us residing in weblog remark counts is mainly more than. But we definitely nonetheless want APW to be a position of neighborhood, inclusivity, and relationship. We will continue to have open threads posts the place you can request for suggestions from the small-but-mighty APW team and other audience, actual weddings submitted by readers just like you (post yours appropriate below), and responses to burning tips thoughts asked by people like oneself (Acquired a query? Fall it below).  And further than that, those people aged 500+ post remark threads packed with details are nonetheless there for you to search.

What is New

A Refreshed House Page, Naturally

We’re delighted with the new, clean, fashionable glimpse of the homepage. While the glimpse is not the goal (the usability and accessibility are), we assume it’s definitely very. Redesigning a web site is a great deal of get the job done. Chelsea (who we miss too considerably) and Alyssa have been spearheading this undertaking for nearly a yr now. They made just about every very little detail, modified items pixel by pixel, and created a strategy and layout that our web coder could then put into action. Y’all… I think we knocked it out of the park. This venture and type of do the job have traditionally included APW selecting a designer to generate the visuals, a web designer/crew to produce the wireframe format, and then a crew of coders to implement it. This time, it transpired with the smallest and mightiest staff of all. (And also, 1 of the extremely most effective teams APW has at any time had.)

All New Setting up Applications

One of the cornerstones of APW’s sources for a lot of a long time has been our thoroughly free arranging instruments, and they are still right here. They have, however, been absolutely refreshed. New search, new functionalities, all the identical wedding ceremony planning magic you are utilised to. So, if you are in the market for assist with a wedding guest list, a wedding ceremony budget, or any other applications as you system your wedding… we’ve obtained them correct here.

A Keep Manufactured Just For You

This has been a Extended time coming. We have been conversing about launching an APW Shop for a long time, and it’s ultimately right here! The APW Store is where by you will find all the marriage setting up spreadsheets and instruments as prompt and simple downloads. It’s also wherever you are going to uncover our beloved searching backlinks from all over the online. We have got wedding day attire, invitations, add-ons, searching lists for our favorite DIYs, and so considerably more—all in a single put, and easy to navigate. Our hero, Chelsea, created this thing from the ground up. All we can say is… go check out it out for your self. And check again normally, because we’ll be loading much more favorites into the retail store often for your purchasing pleasure… and perhaps even some APW merch in the potential.

A Swift Appear Back again

We cannot just depart you with all the excitement of our new homepage, without also having a tiny vacation down memory lane. APW has experienced so a lot of distinctive ‘looks’ above the a long time, the net as a entire has advanced so substantially considering that 2008, and this small flashback lineup was too enjoyment to look at. Can you spot the era when you started off looking through APW?

Where by Else Can You Locate Us?

These days, we’re not just right here at A Functional Wedding—but are functioning on a ton of new jobs.

Simple Media, Inc.—We at last created a home on the internet for our father or mother company that residences all the factors.
APW E-mail—If you aren’t already, you truly should really be getting APW in your inbox. Belief us.
APW Studio—The dwelling of APW’s brand name operate, and all the astounding photos and articles we’ve produced more than the decades with our associates.
The APW Books—Easily just one of the ideal sources in wedding setting up, if I do say so myself.
MegKeene.com—Looking for far more on all the do the job Meg is accomplishing that’s not APW? You’ll locate it in this article. She’s carrying out 1:1 coaching for females and femme business people these times, and if you are interested in that, get by yourself on Meg’s e mail list. (Those coaching slots fill up as soon as she features them.)
Simple Company School—It’s been a gradual method to make it just proper, but PBS is coming, and shortly. The initially start will be a class termed Significant Plan Blueprint. You really don’t want to skip out, so indication up for Meg’s email listing to continue to keep up to day.
Niqeva—Meg’s enthusiasm task, the on-line local community for Jewish girls and femmes.

The past 2+ several years have been an extraordinarily hard time to program weddings, run a business enterprise, and frankly, just be a human. All through that period of time the publishing marketplace has changed a ton, as has our small business. Immediately after two many years of thought, really hard do the job, and collaboration, we’re so proud to re-launch APW in a way we feel helps make the most feeling for 2022, and we glimpse forward to continuing to assistance you plan your weddings for a long time to occur.

So, buddies. Tell us what you consider! What is your preferred element of the all-new APW homepage? Or, just fall your wedding setting up feelings or conundrums beneath. We aren’t going anyplace, and we’re listed here to enable. happy arranging! Thank you for being the most significant element of APW all these years. 

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