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Celebrate your geeky love with a LARPers' sword arch!

We know we've got some Offbeat Brides in here who love to LARP, and have I got an idea for you!

Do what Faye did. Grab your LARP friends and give 'em a whisper when your partner isn't looking. "Pst. Yo. Bring your fave boffer sword to the ceremony." Mike was completely surprised when he and Faye's friends created a foam sword arch for their ceremony exit!

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Bind two souls for eternity: Our short Halloween wedding ceremony script

Although I did not grow up with a heritage which embraces Dia de Los Muertos, I always felt like Halloween is truly a day when the veil between this world and the next is its thinnest. I also believe in eternal marriage — that is that a marriage can bind two souls for eternity instead of "til death." While my husband is atheist, and I currently don't identify with a specific religion, my husband was extremely willing to let me create a Halloween wedding ceremony script that would include some spiritual undertones.

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Safeguard your vows by emailing them to yourself before the ceremony

A lot of technology-focused couples already read their vows from their smart phone or tablet, but in case you're opting to print out or write out your vows, it never hurts to have a backup in case you forget them. Lizzy ended up forgetting her vows and reminded us why having a backup plan for everything is a smart choice.

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Think "holding up" as an alternative to "giving away" the bride

For those who'd like to include the traditional walk down the aisle with a deeply loved parental figure but choke a bit on the whole concept of "giving away," maybe all that's required is some alternative thinking. This person has supported you and loved you, whomever they may be — how lovely to let them "hold you up" as you walk toward your partner.