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Herding cats: wedding rehearsal tips and advice

It's down to the wire and you're all ready to start figuring out how the ceremony is going to go down. Maybe you're lucky enough to have a wedding planner helping, or maybe you're the point person who will be wrangling the cats. Either way, here are some of our tips for making sure your wedding rehearsal is useful and as stress-free as possible.

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Glitz and glam: a peacock wedding in the Mile High City

Whoa, you guys. This is a rich color palette we're dealing with here. The glittery tablecloths, the yellow napkins, the purple EVERYWHERE, the hints of orange, the FEATHERS… Kerry and Kevin created a fantastically glitzy peacock wedding, and I am salivating.

I mean, you have got to see the cake! Sign me up for a slice of that gorgeousness, please and thank you.

Recent Real Weddings

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Janeria & Dwayne's Halloween pop-up wedding in Brooklyn

This couple rocked a gorgeous arch in Brooklyn for their customized pop-up ceremony and then transformed into Jack Skellington and Sally for their Halloween-themed reception! Excited yet? Don't miss the DIYed spooky decor, the gorgeous white jacket on the bride, and the amazingly delicious-looking Halloween-themed dessert table.

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Vintage lovebirds and hanky invites at Liz & Kim's wedding

This is one DIY wedding where the decor truly is king. You'll adore the vintage bird details, hanky invites, newsletters for guests, handwritten programs and kids activity books, and a same sex wedding FAQ to answer any lingering questions for guests. The barbecue menu and barn venue just add the right amount of awesome to an already spectacular day.

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A Pagan Pokemon party with Annette & Matt

Pokemon trainers unite for this wedding! Gotta catch all the awesome details: the Pokeball ring holder, the Pokemon games, the board games, the dance video games, and the most adorable geeky couple you'll see today. Just wait until you see how the Pagan ceremony officiant asked if there were any objections…

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Herding cats: wedding rehearsal tips and advice

It's down to the wire and you're all ready to start figuring out how the ceremony is going to go down. Maybe you're lucky enough to have a wedding planner helping, or maybe you're the point person who will be wrangling the cats. Either way, here are some of our tips for making sure your wedding rehearsal is useful and as stress-free as possible.

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5 ways to stay calm on your wedding day

Many people told me I was "the most calm and collected bride they had ever encountered." Not to bad for an extreme A-type personality like myself!

When it comes to being a calm bride, there are a few things that can help you keep it all together and enjoy your day to the fullest…

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Is it disrespectful to sneak alcohol into a dry wedding?

"Recently I went to a cousin's wedding. She used to party but has recently stopped drinking, and her wedding was dry — punch and water were the only beverages served. I respect her decision to throw the reception she wanted, however, my brother and I wanted to drink something with a little burn. Is it terrible to leave a wedding in a park, go to the liquor store nearby, and sneak back in with our well-hidden brown bag?"

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I'm a frustrated groom who feels pushed out of planning my wedding

It's funny how my future in-laws offering to contribute to my wedding ends up with me, the groom-to-be, feeling pushed out of the wedding planning equation. I will be lucky if I know even 20 percent of the people at our wedding. You know what? That makes me the weird creepy guy sitting in the corner that nobody knows at my own wedding.

Well, I can tell you that I did NOT want to be "that guy," or that groom rather… yet here I am. I feel like it's time to sink ever so slowly into the background of my own wedding.

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In the case of a sexless marriage…

We're barely in our thirties, but H and I are currently in a “sexless marriage” (defined as a couple who have sex “10 times a year or less”). I am writing this because I want other partners in similar situations to know that they aren't alone…

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10 super-obvious things I forgot to add to my wedding budget

When I started planning my wedding, I scoured the web for as many budget breakdowns as I could find. I made spreadsheets and included everything I could think of, in super-granular detail. I thought I had thought of everything I could possibly think of. I was wrong! Here are some things I discovered I had not budgeted for, despite looking at dozens of online sample budgets…

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The giant list o' ideas of alternative registry items from SoKind Registry

Okay, so we already know that our sponsor SoKind is a fully customizable registry service that encourages the giving of homemade gifts, charitable donations, and experiences, instead of your traditional blender and bedding registry. Now the question is what gifts do you really need? That's why they're here to give you the "The giant list o' ideas of alternative registry items!"

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42 wedding sandals just a hint above barefoot (for honeymoons, too!)

We love Offbeat Brides who go barefoot, and in fact we have a whole archive dedicated to barefoot brides… but there are some brides who don't want to go completely barefoot, but want just a strappy hint of a shoe. This shoe post is for you, my strapping friends. I've got pairs of wedding sandals (or hell: honeymoon sandals!) that are just a hint above barefoot, but still protect your soles. Bonus: almost all of these are flats! I can hear your balls sighing in relief from here…

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