News flash: Being a woman doesn't mean I know how to plan weddings

While I am a cisgender woman, I do not always adhere to the expectations of my gender (like many women). While I've come to terms with it in most parts of my life, there is something about the wedding process that shoves it in your face again and again and again…

While many vendors have been kind with my ignorance once I flat-out own it, there seems to be a constant, persistent expectation that I should have more of this wedding thing figured out, or that my double-X chromosome has given me fluency in this secret wedding language.


Fuck Weddings? Why we have confusing feels about wedding snark

We recently got an email from a reader about her website, called Fuck Weddings. That feels like something we should like. We love have a good sense of humor about ourselves and about weddings. All of us planning weddings need a bit more humor and lols in our lives, right? A good skewering can be good for everyone! At the same time, we're a bit torn about wedding comedy that feels mean-spirited…


Dear loved one who is not getting invited to my wedding…

We'll skip the awkward well-wishing and wellness inquiries. I know you are angry. You're probably hurting, maybe livid. You might be ready to cut me out of your life completely because you did not receive that magic little piece of paper in the mail. But here is the grown-up, bare-bones, truth: Not getting invited to my wedding does not mean being uninvited to my life.


How weddings & masturbation are more related than you think

Oh hi there. I have a couple of topics I'd like to discuss: wedding planning and masturbation. (Stay with me, here!)

Of course Offbeat Bride is all about wedding planning, but sometimes we dip our toes (or fingers?) into sex. Today is one of those days, and today we're going to talk about how wedding planning and masturbation are more related than you might think.