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23 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Are You Scared Of Having Kids?

Last week, one of my husband’s friends asked me about that whole kids thing (you know what I’m talking about, just-married-people and also everyone else—because just married people complain about it constantly). Do you want to have kids? Are you having kids? How many kids will you have? When will you have kids? OH WOW …

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23 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Maid Of Honor Duties (And What’s Not In The Job Description)

Okay, you’ve gone through the emotional rollercoaster that is picking your maid of honor (tips on picking your squad, right here, if you need them). Your lady and/or lad has said yes, accepted their hand lettered card (or you know, responded to your text with a confetti emoji). Tears of joy have been shed. YAS KWEEN, the …

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20 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

The Compact Summer Camp Tickets are SOLD OUT!

UPDATE: SOLD OUT! If you didn’t get a ticket, please put yourself on the waitlist ASAP. Pending demand we may be able to open up another block of tickets, and waitlist folks will be the first to know! I’m not even going to waste your time with words right now, because tickets for The Compact …

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20 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

APW Happy Hour

Hi APW, It’s been a pretty enormous week over here. First up, we SOLD OUT THE COMPACT SUMMER CAMP in just over an hour. (Half of the tickets sold in under five minutes, and in short, we love you all)! But! If you still want to go, please put yourself on a waitlist. Pending demand, …

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20 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Our $25K Summer Camp–Style Wedding

caitlin, child life specialist & reed, phd student Sum-up of the wedding vibe: A DIY summer camp retreat for our people! Planned budget: $20,000 Actual budget: $25,000 Number of guests: 130 LOCATION: Montague, Michigan Where we allocated the most funds: We allocated the most funds to the overall vibe and comfort to our guests who were all traveling …

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19 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Will My Bachelorette Party Be Awkward Since I Have No Friends?

Q: My wedding is less than two weeks away, and I’ve got all kinds of anxiety and worries I could be asking about… but here’s the one that I really need help with. I’ve struggled with starting and nurturing friendships my entire adult life. I’m usually pretty okay with the fact that I am an …

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19 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Four Signs You Might Want A Destination Wedding

Whenever I talk about our wedding, I tell people that I don’t think I was too young to get married, but I was too young to plan a wedding. At twenty-two, I had no concept of party logistics, budgeting, guest list politics, or the subtle art of saying no to people without getting up in …

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18 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Is It Un-Feminist to Want to Lose Weight for My Wedding?

Q: I have more than a year to go before marrying my amazing fiancé, but I recently went bridal shopping and bought my dream dress—a silk crepe fit and flare that shows off my curvy, hourglass shape. The problem? I’ve struggled with negative body image in the past, and while I’ve gotten comfortable with the …

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18 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

These Wedding Party Gifts Are Exactly What We’d Pick Out

We all get obsessed with weird, specific things when we’re wedding planning. I read the contents of the APW mailbag, y’all. I know what’s inside your brains. And while everyone obsesses about different things, personally I was all up in my head about wedding party gifts. I wanted to give my best people perfect presents; …

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17 Apr | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

The Fashion Celebration of the Year Is Happening Soon – and You Can’t Miss It

You know we love a good fashion week, and when that fashion week takes place in the amazing city of Barcelona and includes designers like Reem Acra and Marco & Maria, we book our flights and start counting the days. Which means that on April 23 – 27th, we’ll be soaking in all of the …

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