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What’s New At APW? | A Sensible Wedding ceremony

After months of labor, we’re so excited to lastly have the ability to re-launch APW. We’ve designed a brand new format that permits you to extra simply entry all the data you want if you’re wedding ceremony planning, and at LONG final, we’ve launched APW procuring instruments.

Over the previous yr, we’ve spent loads of time fascinated with how folks use the web in 2022, and the way we are able to finest arrange the positioning that can assist you plan your weddings, elopements, and celebrations. We’ve 14 years of wedding ceremony planning instruments, data, analysis, recommendation, and actual weddings, and we needed to discover a option to current that data to you so you could find what you want, if you want it, in a manner that’s tremendous simple to make use of.

And did we point out procuring? 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 wedding ceremony planning simpler, to make you’re feeling supported, and greater than something to make you’re feeling not alone throughout this usually tough wedding 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 manner that helps all these targets. And, I feel we’ve achieved it.

A Sensible Wedding ceremony Is Your Useful resource

APW has at all times been a useful resource. Now, in 2022, we now have extra methods to entry almost a decade and a half of knowledge, plus instruments, extra content material than ever, procuring sources, wedding ceremony planning instruments, and ebooks. Severely, what beats 14 years price of recommendation columns, actual wedding ceremony inspiration, DIY guides, and expertise? Not a lot (besides possibly our two best-selling books). And with our new homepage, none of that’s going wherever. In reality, our huge purpose with this relaunch has been to deliver these sources front-and-center. So, if you navigate to our homepage, you’ll see that we’ve obtained the issues you actually need, tremendous accessible.

Once 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 numerous methods to maintain up with the occasions, however now that it’s 2022, we determined to shift away from the outdated  ‘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 recent 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 group. Approach again in 2008, once I was operating APW from my kitchen desk, I knew that connection and group have been actually wanted as a part of the web wedding ceremony planning expertise. It’s what I used to be searching for by beginning a weblog, and it’s what I discovered as our APW group grew. Through the years, APW has had some posts the place the remark depend has reached 500+ (that’s no small feat, y’all!). On-line publishing has modified so much through the years, and the times of us residing in weblog remark counts is essentially over. However we actually nonetheless need APW to be a spot of group, inclusivity, and connection. We’ll 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 identical to you (submit yours proper right here), and solutions to burning recommendation questions requested by people like your self (Obtained a query? Drop it right here).  And past that, these outdated 500+ publish remark threads filled with information are nonetheless there so that you can browse.

What’s New

A Refreshed Dwelling Web page, Clearly

We’re delighted with the brand new, recent, fashionable 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 loads of work. Chelsea (who we miss an excessive amount of) and Alyssa have been spearheading this challenge for almost a yr now. They designed each little element, adjusted issues pixel by pixel, and created a plan and format that our net coder may then implement. Y’all… I feel we knocked it out of the park. This challenge and sort of labor have traditionally concerned APW hiring a designer to create the visuals, an internet designer/workforce to create the wireframe format, 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 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, and so they’re nonetheless right here. They’ve, nevertheless, been fully refreshed. New look, new functionalities, all the identical wedding ceremony planning magic you’re used to. So, for those who’re available in the market for assist with a wedding ceremony visitor listing, a wedding ceremony price range, or any different instruments as you intend your wedding ceremony… we’ve obtained them proper right here.

A Retailer Made Simply For You

This has been a LONG time coming. We’ve been speaking about launching an APW Retailer for years, and it’s lastly right here! The APW Retailer is the place one can find all the marriage planning spreadsheets and instruments as prompt and easy downloads. It’s additionally the place you’ll discover our favourite procuring hyperlinks from across the web. We’ve obtained wedding ceremony attire, invites, equipment, procuring lists for our favourite DIYs, and a lot extra—multi functional place, and straightforward to navigate. Our hero, Chelsea, constructed this factor from the bottom up. All we are able to say is… go test it out for your self. And test again usually, as a result of we’ll be loading extra favorites into the shop recurrently on your procuring pleasure… and possibly even some APW merch sooner or later.

A Fast Look Again

We are able to’t simply go away you with all the thrill of our new homepage, with out additionally taking a bit journey down reminiscence lane. APW has had so many various ‘appears to be like’ through the years, the web as an entire has advanced a lot since 2008, and this little flashback lineup was too enjoyable to take a look at. Can you see the period if 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—When you aren’t already, you actually needs to be getting APW in your inbox. Belief us.
APW Studio—The house of APW’s model work, and all of the superb photographs and content material we’ve created through the years with our companions.
The APW Books—Simply top-of-the-line sources in wedding ceremony planning, if I do say so myself.—On the lookout for 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 ladies and femme entrepreneurs nowadays, and for those who’re involved in that, get your self on Meg’s e-mail listing. (These teaching slots replenish as quickly as she affords them.)
Sensible Enterprise Faculty—It’s been a gradual course of to construct it excellent, however PBS is coming, and shortly. The primary launch shall be a course known as Massive Thought Blueprint. You don’t wish to miss out, so join Meg’s e-mail listing to maintain updated.
Niqeva—Meg’s ardour challenge, the web group for Jewish ladies and femmes.

The previous 2+ years have been a very onerous time to plan weddings, run a enterprise, and albeit, simply be a human. Throughout that interval the publishing business has modified a ton, as has our enterprise. After two years of thought, onerous work, and collaboration, we’re so proud to re-launch APW in a manner we expect makes probably the most sense for 2022, and we stay up for persevering with that can assist you plan your weddings for years to return.

So, buddies. Inform us what you suppose! What’s your favourite a part of the all-new APW homepage? Or, simply drop your wedding ceremony planning ideas or conundrums beneath. We aren’t going wherever, and we’re right here to assist. joyful planning! Thanks for being a very powerful a part of APW all these years. 

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