Meredith Monday Schwartz

Chief Executive Officer

Meredith Monday Schwartz is good at "getting things done." As the company’s Chief Executive Officer, her official job is to keep the incredibly rowdy Here Comes The Guide staff in line and on time. Unofficially, though, she’s the rowdiest of the bunch and is often the last one off the mechanical bull when it’s time to go home.

Insider Info

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Domestic status: Mar­ried to the hottest man on the plan­et. We have four smar­ty-pants kids, and a Boston Ter­ri­er.

Best advice to brides: Stop mak­ing every­thing about the wed­ding (it’ll be over so fast), and start real­ly con­cen­trat­ing on build­ing a strong marriage.

Favorite wedding-related movie: Father of the Bride with Steve Mar­tin. Actu­al­ly, it’s my favorite movie of any kind. Well, that and the Kill Bill movies. I’m so many col­ors of interesting.

Extracurricular activities: Knit­ting way too much, read­ing and obsess­ing about cars with my husband.

Favorite wedding detail: I love that John­nie and I got mar­ried on a beach in Half Moon Bay with just the two of us and our offi­ciant present. It was gor­geous, but more impor­tant­ly, because it was just the two of us, I didn’t have to focus on any­thing except what the cer­e­mo­ny meant to us. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Guilty pleasure: Lazy morn­ings in bed with a cup of cof­fee and a great book.

Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Would it be too bizarre to admit to a weird crush on Nigel Lyth­goe from So You Think You Can Dance? I think it would be.

Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: My husband’s incred­i­ble integri­ty and discipline.

Marriage advice from the trenches: Do some­thing every sin­gle day that shows that you love your spouse — espe­cial­ly when you don’t feel like it. Words mean noth­ing; actions mean everything.

Work space décor: I’m com­pul­sive­ly neat, so my work space is filled with only what I absolute­ly need to do my job — and tons of pho­tos of my kids. I have lots of prod­ucts from See Jane Work, which is an amaz­ing web­site that has boutique‑y” office supplies.

What people most underestimate about me: My hear­ing. I have freak­ish­ly super-acute hear­ing. Just this side of bionic.

Fictional character I most identify with: Depend­ing on the day, Liz Lemon from 30 Rock and Tabatha from Tabatha Takes Over. Well, wait. Tabatha’s not fic­tion­al, as far as I know.

Theme song: One Girl Rev­o­lu­tion” by Superchick.

What I like most about my job: I work with my best friends, women who I respect and adore. What could pos­si­bly be better?