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A Practical Wedding Book Giveaway… and a Party!

Here’s a not-so-secret: I love Meg Keene. She is one of the people instrumental in inspiring me to getting my business up and running in 2010, it is her hand that is among the ones I feel pressed into my shoulder blades when the business blahs hit, and I am completely in awe of her.

How do you thank a person like that? I don’t know, but when her book came out and everyone banded together to push it to the top of the best-seller list, I started by buying three copies.

Then she sent me two. One of them is mine-all-mine, but the other four are for you. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite part about going to weddings, and I’ll pick four winners at random on Monday 9 January.
Closed! Thank you guys for your comments!


Meg is on tour right now promoting the book with lots of fun events. The Brooklyn party, though, is going to be the best; I know because I’m planning it, along with Meg from La Vie En Rose Events and Michelle Edgemont. We have met over beers, volleyed countless emails between us, and schemed away.

The reading will be at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble on Saturday 28 January at 2pm. It is only by showing up there that you will be given walking directions to the most kick-ass, planned with love after-party in the history of book tours. It will be boozy and fantastic, and, from what I’ve seen from Michelle’s handiwork, very, very pretty.

**RSVP here**

See you there?


  1. Melissa

    January 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    ohhh… I may be planning a wedding in the near future and when I saw the original post about this book I was like “YES”! So… my favorite things about weddings are that I usually know the majority of the people my age there and I LOVE dancing and acting silly with everyone and pulling the bride or grooms grandparent out on the floor to dance. Consider it my job to do my part to make sure the reception rocks.

  2. kristind

    January 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Planning a wedding for this September! My favorite party about the wedding is also the dancing. It’s so much fun when everyone finally lets loose and just as a good time.

  3. Meg

    January 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I feel all teary. Now I’m really excited.

    (And to clarify, I’m not entering to win a copy of the book 😉

  4. Erica W

    January 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

    My favourite part of weddings is when the groom/partner is standing at the alter and the bride/partner enters at the end of the aisle. The look on both faces when they see each other for the first time is always priceless and makes me melt into a puddle every time.

    Also – party sounds like it’s going to ROCK. Can’t wait to hear about it 🙂

  5. Carissa

    January 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    My favorite part about the wedding is when the Maid of honor forgets the rings upstairs and has to shuffle down the isle to retrieve them! ha! no, my favorite part is the entire event! People coming together to celebrate love! Love they have for two people so hopelessly in love!

  6. Mandy

    January 5, 2012 at 10:47 am

    My favorite part of weddings is the reception. I love when everyone is able to release their pre-wedding anxiety and just enjoy themselves. I also like getting to spend time with people I don’t often see!


  7. Nicole

    January 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I’m planning a wedding for next spring and would love a copy of this book! My favorite part is seeing the groom’s face when he sees his bride for the first time too. It’s such a magical moment. I can’t wait to see mine standing at the alter.

  8. Roobacca

    January 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I like the time after dinner when guests get up and mingle, dance, drink, etc. The bridal party is relaxed, the family is relaxed, people are well-fed (!), and it’s time to party. Or, if it’s bad, it’s time to leave! J/k.

  9. Stephanie

    January 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Newly engaged and heard great things about Meg’s book! My favorite part of weddings: getting to meet new people! …And maybe cake.

  10. stephanie

    January 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I too love A Practical Wedding, so excited for the book!
    My favorite part of the wedding is the getting ready with the bride. I have been a bridesmaid 8 times in the last 2 years. 8 times! 8 dresses, 8 brides, 8 bachelorettes, etc…and my favorite part is how fun it is to get ready with my closest friends on their wedding day. The getting up early, the makeup, the hair, the nerves, the excitement – all that fun girl time before the big stuff happens. Great photos and really special memories come from the getting ready. And watching your closest friends look so beautiful and radiating happiness, its just really neat.

  11. sue

    January 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    My daughter is currently planning a wedding for the summer of 2013. Would love to utilze your book for some awesome ideas.
    Best wishes from Minnesota.

    Thank you

  12. sue

    January 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    My daughter is planning a wedding for the summer of 2013.
    She (and I) would love to utilize your book for some awesome ideas.

    Best wishes from Minnesota

    Thank You

  13. Sophia

    January 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I have a friend wedding planning and I will pass it on to her if I win.
    My favorite part of the wedding is watching the grooms face when he first sees his bride walk down the aisle.

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