Something old, new, borrowed and skimpy: Would you get married in a swimsuit? #In the news#Wedding trends#beach#honeymoon November 6 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Ariel was quoted in an Today.com article yesterday about a new trend of bridal swimsuits: Ariel Meadow Stallings, founder of the website Offbeat Bride (tagline: "Altar your thinking"), said she's never seen a wedding where the bride sported a swimsuit — but she wouldn't rule it out if that was what a woman truly wanted to wear. "I absolutely know that brides do think a lot about swimwear because some of them are planning honeymoons to tropical destinations," said Stallings, author of "Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides." "In honeymoon swimwear, I've noticed the trend toward retro-style swimsuits, which are more modest. They're flattering and feel timeless and look great on you no matter your age." Stallings pointed out that wedding-dress shopping can be a stressful experience for many women as they struggle to find flattering dresses in their price range. Adding the pressure of swimsuit shopping on top of that, she said, could be too much to take. "It's hard enough to find a swimsuit that fits right, let alone trying to make it your wedding dress," Stallings said. You can read the full article here. Also, we think it's worth noting that Megan totally wore a swimsuit under her wedding dress. So tell us: who's getting married in a swimsuit? And then the next question is… which swimsuit!? Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS I let my fiancé see my dress before the wedding, and I lived to tell the tale NEXT Emma & Brian's geeky rainy love fest wedding Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] Most beach weddings are a mini-vacation, and I'd imagine just about every beach bride buys a new swimsuit to debut. I think a lot of people shy away from white swimsuits because of the wet t-shirt effect… Anyway, I just imagine a bride in the second swimsuit with a big flowy skirt or palazzo pants on over it. The bride says "I do", then rips off the cover-up and runs into the ocean. 9 agree Reply nope. But I have seen people take some awesome rock climbing wedding pics: http://www.littlepo.com/2012/05/09/rock-climbing-wedding-photos-in-long-dong-taiwan/ Reply I know your comment is a bit of an aside, but holy crapola those pics are awesome. 3 agree Reply My mom's cousin got married wearing only a white bikini so I can tell you it's been done before for sure. Also, I am a HUGE fan of retro swimsuits and the proud owner of a lavender Kimchi Blue retro one-piece from Urban Outfitters. Reply I wore my regular old bikini under my dress. I never got around to buying a new swimsuit! http://www.flickr.com/photos/punkkittywench/10630232553/in/pool-offbeatbride%7Cpunkkittywench In da blue. Reply I was going to say, we have a tribesmaid who had a surprise pool wedding! 1 agrees Reply I totally thought of you when I saw the article! Reply Whoa, hold on a sec. This is an old post, but I just have to ask. Is the guy with the ponytail named Jon Moran? If that is him, we were friends in high school! Congrats on the wedding pool party, btw! Reply Oh hey, I totally have that swimsuit. 1 agrees Reply Me too! It's pretty much the best, most comfortable and flattering swimsuit ever. 1 agrees Reply Me too! I love it so much. And I have serious body image issues and usually loathe bathing suits. When that one arrived and I put it on, I didn't want to ever take it off. Reply Right? I might get the white-with-black-spots one as well. So flippin' cute. Reply I totally do, too. I call it "My Forever Swimsuit." I mean, not that it'll last forever, but it's a style that looks good on every woman at every age. It's the only swimsuit I've ever felt truly comfortable in, and I intend to wear the style until I die. Megan has it too. She's got great stories. Reply I would love to try getting married in a swimsuit. I want my wedding to be memorable and would love to try that Reply No way! Reply Well, one of the synagogues we looked into as a venue actually had a pool, as it also had a school in the same building. I definitely had visions of a post-wedding pool party in the middle of January and it sounded really freakin' awesome! And I would have needed a new swimsuit for that because there was no way I was jumping into a pool in my ceremony dress or my reception dress and all of my current suits are ill-fitting and ugly. But alas, we went with a different venue that was a better fit for our needs. Our wedding was amazing, but there was no pool party. Reply How funny that you post this today. Just last week, saw this blog post on RockNRoll Bride with an AWESOME custom-made wedding swimsuit (and zip-lining down to the aisle to boot) rocknrollbride.com/2013/10/beach-front-wedding-with-the-bride-arriving-on-a-zipline-joanna-stephen/ Reply If Mari and I hadn't already bought beautiful furisode I would ask her how she felt about getting married in a lake XD Reply When my dad married my stepmom, we were all wearing swimsuits. We were at the beach on vacation (the parents, me and my two stepsiblings), so we went to the courthouse with suits under clothes, they got hitched, and then we spent the rest of the day at a water park as a new family Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.