Black Friday for weddings: Hurry up and snag these special deals from our awesome vendors

Here's a first for Offbeat Bride: We're bringing you some wedding-related Black Friday deals! We have amazing-but-fleeting special promos from a lot of your favorite sponsors, as well as some newbies that we're delighted to show you. From photography deals to cocktails and gifts for your wedding party, you're not going to want to miss out on these special offbeat Black Friday offers…


12 pairs of darkly romantic black wedding shoes

My shoe posts usually focus on shoes that are loud, or at the very least boldly colorful, or if not that, then maybe wedding-y. I almost never include shoes that are black because sometimes I worry maybe they're not bridal enough.

But today is Black Friday, so maybe that's a good excuse to in go black and dark-hearted. Well, but not TOO dark-hearted. As always, this is OFFBEAT Bride, so there is some lighthearted ridiculousness like kitties, skulls, and butterflies.


Steal these 35+ super offbeat gift registry ideas from REAL SoKind registries

SoKind Registry is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!

Our kinship with SoKind Registry makes total sense when you know that they focus on gifts of experience, charitable causes, and non-stuff gifts. Not acquiring a bunch of stuff makes total sense for most couples. We decided to work with SoKind to find some of the most interesting, most "why didn't I think of that" offbeat gift registry ideas from REAL SoKind registries.


When lightsabers meet Harry Potter wands, Sharma Shari is there to capture the geek magic

Southeast US wedding photographer Sharma Shari specializes in geeky and offbeat weddings. She seriously makes it her business to find, cherish, nurture, and beautifully capture geeky and wild weddings and everything about them that we love. When Sharma found Offbeat Bride, it was love at first nerd-filled sight. HER PEOPLE! Let's dig into what tickles Sharma's nerd core and why that will make your wedding photos that much more awesome.


Singing the praises of Fluevog wedding shoes

Yes, we do love John Fluevog shoes— we've featured so many pairs of Fluevogs on the site that we have an entire archive dedicated to them. I've been obsessed with Fluevogs since the '90s because, unlike most heels, I can actually walk in them. You might be obsessed with them for different reasons… because they're wonderfully weird? Clunky and amazing? Actually made for being resoled and worn for years? Yes, all these things and more. Also, pro-tip: while Fluevogs are on the higher-priced side of things, you can find some amazing deals on eBay.