After months of labor, we’re so excited to lastly be capable of re-launch APW. We’ve designed a brand new format that permits you to extra simply entry all the knowledge you want whenever you’re marriage ceremony planning, and at LONG final, we’ve launched APW purchasing instruments.
Over the previous 12 months, we’ve spent a variety of time fascinated by how individuals use the web in 2022, and the way we will greatest arrange the positioning that can assist you plan your weddings, elopements, and celebrations. We’ve got 14 years of marriage ceremony planning instruments, info, analysis, recommendation, and actual weddings, and we needed to discover a option to current that info to you so you’ll find what you want, whenever you want it, in a method that’s tremendous simple to make use of.
And did we point out purchasing? Sure, we lastly have a store. (Extra on that in a second.)
Ease, Help, And Connection
Our purpose at APW has at all times been to make marriage ceremony planning simpler, to make you’re feeling supported, and greater than something to make you’re feeling not alone throughout this usually tough marriage ceremony planning course of. (Oh, and to do all of that with a concentrate on range, inclusion, and realism… as a result of y’all… that was not occurring a lot once we launched in 2008.) With this re-launch, we’ve tried to arrange the positioning in a method that helps all these targets. And, I believe we’ve executed it.
A Sensible Wedding ceremony Is Your Useful resource
APW has at all times been a useful resource. Now, in 2022, we have now extra methods to entry almost a decade and a half of knowledge, plus instruments, extra content material than ever, purchasing sources, marriage ceremony planning instruments, and ebooks. Severely, what beats 14 years price of recommendation columns, actual marriage ceremony inspiration, DIY guides, and expertise? Not a lot (besides perhaps our two best-selling books). And with our new homepage, none of that’s going wherever. The truth is, our large purpose with this relaunch has been to carry these sources front-and-center. So, whenever you navigate to our homepage, you’ll see that we’ve received the issues you really want, tremendous accessible.
After I launched APW, it was the heyday of running a blog, and in its earliest type, APW was a Blogspot weblog. However these days are lengthy gone. Through the years we’ve redesigned our entrance web page in varied methods to maintain up with the occasions, however now that it’s 2022, we determined to shift away from the previous ‘blogroll’ format that has been APW’s homepage for years. Now on the entrance web page, you’ll discover a extra curated choice of content material that we expect you, our readers, want most. You’ll discover contemporary content material, present conversations, and fast hyperlinks to get to all our greatest stuff: The Vendor Listing, our revamped Free Wedding ceremony Planning Instruments, Actual Wedding ceremony Inspiration, Recommendation, and extra. Oh, and don’t fear… if the blogroll format is your jam… you’ll be able to nonetheless discover it proper right here.
And as at all times, It’s About Group
A Sensible Wedding ceremony has at all times been about neighborhood. Means again in 2008, after I was operating APW from my kitchen desk, I knew that connection and neighborhood have been actually wanted as a part of the net marriage ceremony planning expertise. It’s what I used to be looking for by beginning a weblog, and it’s what I discovered as our APW neighborhood grew. Through the years, APW has had some posts the place the remark rely has reached 500+ (that’s no small feat, y’all!). On-line publishing has modified rather a lot through the years, and the times of us dwelling in weblog remark counts is essentially over. However we actually nonetheless need APW to be a spot of neighborhood, inclusivity, and connection. We are going to proceed to have open threads posts the place you’ll be able to ask for recommendation from the small-but-mighty APW workforce and different readers, actual weddings submitted by readers similar to you (submit yours proper right here), and solutions to burning recommendation questions requested by of us like your self (Acquired a query? Drop it right here). And past that, these previous 500+ publish remark threads full of information are nonetheless there so that you can browse.
A Refreshed Residence Web page, Clearly
We’re delighted with the brand new, contemporary, trendy look of the homepage. Whereas the look isn’t the purpose (the usability and accessibility are), we expect it’s actually fairly. Redesigning an internet site is a variety of work. Chelsea (who we miss an excessive amount of) and Alyssa have been spearheading this mission for almost a 12 months now. They designed each little element, adjusted issues pixel by pixel, and created a plan and structure that our net coder might then implement. Y’all… I believe we knocked it out of the park.This mission and sort of labor have traditionally concerned APW hiring a designer to create the visuals, an online designer/workforce to create the wireframe structure, after which a workforce of coders to implement it. This time, it occurred with the smallest and mightiest workforce of all. (And in addition, one of many best possible groups APW has ever had.)
All New Planning Instruments
One of many cornerstones of APW’s sources for a few years has been our completely free planning instruments, they usually’re nonetheless right here. They’ve, nevertheless, been utterly refreshed. New look, new functionalities, all the identical marriage ceremony planning magic you’re used to. So, in the event you’re out there for assist with a marriage visitor listing, a marriage price range, or any different instruments as you propose your marriage ceremony… we’ve received them proper right here.
A Retailer Made Simply For You
This has been a LONG time coming. We’ve got been speaking about launching an APW Retailer for years, and it’s lastly right here! The APW Retailer is the place you’ll find all the marriage planning spreadsheets and instruments as instantaneous and easy downloads. It’s additionally the place you’ll discover our favourite purchasing hyperlinks from across the web. We’ve received marriage ceremony clothes, invites, equipment, purchasing lists for our favourite DIYs, and a lot extra—multi function place, and simple to navigate. Our hero, Chelsea, constructed this factor from the bottom up. All we will say is… go test it out for your self. And examine again usually, as a result of we’ll be loading extra favorites into the shop frequently in your purchasing pleasure… and perhaps even some APW merch sooner or later.
A Fast Look Again
We are able to’t simply depart you with all the thrill of our new homepage, with out additionally taking a little bit journey down reminiscence lane. APW has had so many various ‘appears’ through the years, the web as an entire has developed a lot since 2008, and this little flashback lineup was too enjoyable to take a look at. Can you notice the period whenever you began studying APW?
The place Else Can You Discover Us?
Today, we’re not simply right here at A Sensible Wedding ceremony—however are engaged on a ton of latest tasks.
Sensible Media, Inc.—We lastly made a house on the web for our mother or father firm that homes all of the issues.
APW E-mail—For those who aren’t already, you actually ought to be getting APW in your inbox. Belief us.
APW Studio—The house of APW’s model work, and all of the superb photos and content material we’ve created through the years with our companions.
The APW Books—Simply among the best sources in marriage ceremony planning, if I do say so myself.
MegKeene.com—In search of extra on all of the work Meg is doing that’s not APW? You’ll discover it right here. She’s doing 1:1 teaching for girls and femme entrepreneurs nowadays, and in the event you’re interested by that, get your self on Meg’s electronic mail listing. (These teaching slots replenish as quickly as she provides them.)
Sensible Enterprise Faculty—It’s been a gradual course of to construct it excellent, however PBS is coming, and shortly. The primary launch will probably be a course known as Massive Thought Blueprint. You don’t wish to miss out, so join Meg’s electronic mail listing to maintain updated.
Niqeva—Meg’s ardour mission, the net neighborhood for Jewish ladies and femmes.
The previous 2+ years have been a very laborious time to plan weddings, run a enterprise, and admittedly, simply be a human. Throughout that interval the publishing business has modified a ton, as has our enterprise. After two years of thought, laborious work, and collaboration, we’re so proud to re-launch APW in a method we expect makes essentially the most sense for 2022, and we sit up for persevering with that can assist you plan your weddings for years to come back.
So, mates. Inform us what you assume! What’s your favourite a part of the all-new APW homepage? Or, simply drop your marriage ceremony planning ideas or conundrums beneath. We aren’t going wherever, and we’re right here to assist. pleased planning! Thanks for being an important a part of APW all these years.