A few of our favorite offbeat winter wedding ideas (+ a $500 invitation giveaway!)

If you're planning a winter wedding in the Northern Hempisphere, you know how hard it can be to find ideas and inspiration for your snowy winter wedding, full of candles and romance and couples wearing boots and drinking hot chocolate. Today I'm going to put on my fuzzy gloves and collect a few of my favorite offbeat winter wedding ideas, plus a few of the coolest (HA! WINTER PUN!) winter wedding invitations from Minted… plus, announce a big ol' giveaway they're doing for $500's worth of free wedding invitations, place cards, table numbers, and more! Let's get scrolling…


Creepy skull shoes for Halloween weddings and beyond

It's almost Halloween and while I know most of you Hallowedding brides probably already have your shoes all set, I still can't resist the urge to round up some skull shoes. As always, I tried to go for a range of styles and sizes — even within this niche of skeleton shoes. You'll find some spendy Alexander McQueen styles and some uber-cheap Iron Fist stuff, sky-high heels and comfy flats. So without further ado, let's get creepy!


Customizable wedding invitations that are anything but basic from Basic Invite

I can't express enough how happy I was to have found Basic Invite! My fiancé and I had a fairly flexible idea of what we wanted for our invitations, but were unable to find anything even close to what we wanted online… I was getting close to ordering invitations that were 'meh' but still 'good enough, I guess…' when I came across Basic Invite. I ended up customizing two invites that were not even originally wedding invitations, but it worked out perfectly!


Engagement ring consultants are a thing: Your search for an engagement ring just got SUPER easy (and more affordable)!

Good news people: There are such a thing as Engagement Ring Consultants, and that fact makes everyone's life better. Well, you'd hire an Engagement Ring Consultant for the same reason you hire someone to do your taxes or help you buy a house. The world of fine jewelry is complicated, it’s nuanced, and you don’t want to make an expensive mistake. You'd also hire our sponsor A Little Bird Told You as your consultants, diamond hunters and jewelry design experts, because Lia and Danielle are rad. Oh, and also they have a special deal for our readers…