I LOVE the conversation that Offbeat Bride Tribe member Hespestos started on the Tribe. It's called "What have you learned from your time on Offbeat Bride?" and the answers have ranged from the silly to the inspiring…
I was thinking about how much my (brief) time on Offbeat Bide has taught me — from practical matters to how to approach situations in my daily life. The list is long –here are just few:
- What a crinoline is.
- What a tea length dress is.
- That tea lights and paper lanterns can make any place look snazzy!
- That you cannot get married outdoors in England.
- That DIY does not have to be scary (!).
- That things could go catastrophically wrong and still be handled with grace.
The most important lesson I learned is that there are many lovely ladies out there who are tackling much larger problems than the ones with which I am dealing. My wedding planning has been far from smooth, but I should be very grateful that things are going as well as they are!
What have you learned from your time here?
And here are what some Offbeat Bride Tribe members answered…
- What steampunk is.
- About Etsy.
- That Australians have to say very specific words as part of their legal ceremony.
- That corsets are gorgeous and should be everyday wear.
- Whilst Americans might have more choice in their ceremony, having a non-religious ceremony can be really difficult, and through that I've learned what 'seperation of church and state' actually means (I always thought it meant anything legal could not have any religious elements).
- Holding to a budget is NOT mean.
- That weddings are beautiful whether they're 1k or 50k.
- In a British civil ceremony you can't have any religious elements whatsoever in the ceremony. I did not know this.
- Part of wedding planning is learning about the new family and learning to compromise.
- Dia de los muertos is not just another name for halloween.
- There are a LOT of fellow WoW brides out there who are completely awesome and nerdy.
- All the super awesome vendors and websites that I had not previously explored.
Like I said, this conversation fascinated me, and we all wanna know… what have YOU learned from Offbeat Bride? Leave 'em in the comments…