We all know this about super cheap shoes: some of them are designer knock-offs. Some of them aren't super comfortable or well-constructed. Some of them are available in limited quantities or are only available in limited sizes. Some of them are made under questionable conditions. But every once in a while with my shoe posts, I prioritized one thing above all other interests: are they under $50?
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of budget wedding posts.
This whirlwind of a wedding goes all over San Francisco, on top of a two-story carousel, into parks and pubs, and flies a kite the whole time. Plus, it's so much of a whirlwind that it started 45 minutes early and the couple didn't even realize it! You might remember this bride from her GoPro bouquet, so here's the full, amazing, colorful story from the couple themselves.
This wedding is such a testament to budget weddings and their ability to be completely awesome without lots of bells and whistles. But three things they definitely found room for were their three geek-tastic cakes: Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. You'll also never guess how one of the bride's brothers found a way to be present without actually being able to attend. Plus, we dare you to find ALL the geeky and bookish references in their epic, communal ceremony reading. So many references!
A campground wedding with picnic fare, games, and geeky details? Sign us up! We've got Lord of the Rings touches, Rubik's Cube cake toppers, an awesome way to handle a ring warming. Plus, you'll never guess how they made their first look even MORE intimate and memorable. It may have been a sweltering June day, but these two are cool as cucumbers.
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a purple and bronze steamy bonanza with a geodesic dome ceremony, a ketubah/parking problem (what?!), and some adorable vows you don't want to miss. Just watch out for the spoilsport rain!
Hello, gorgeous beach wedding with a glowing bride and mohawked groom. Add in a LEGO cake, an adorably funny dad officiant, and a grandma who is pro at the "queen's wave," and you'll be smitten with this one. Oh, and you will love the impromptu vows shared the day AFTER the wedding.
Let me just lay this right here: a tentacle aisle, tentacle bouquets, a pineapple print dress, fold-out fan programs, horror movie centerpieces, and a flesh-eating martian owlopus. You read that right. Oh, and some sage advice meant for a pre-teen that totally applies to all of us. Let us know if you spot the MINGLO, too!
We love us some rockabilly chic, and this wedding has got the goods. Classic cars, victory rolls, a tattoo-inspired cake, and a handmade black retro dress. Add in the wise-cracking brother who walked the bride down the aisle and some sweet family memorial photos, and you've got the recipe for a family-focused good time.
We know ya'll love some paper flowers, and this crafty barn wedding totally fits the bill for DIY fun. But it's the ceremony that gets us sniffling. It's got a super cute start, a meaningful unity ceremony, and a big, joyful hug at the end. We saved the best for last, though: groomsman getting naked on the dance floor. It's a must-see.
We teased this Disney-meets-Star Wars wedding last week and you guys demanded to see MOAR! From their hand-cut rainbow ketubah, Disney and Star Wars mashup decor, lightsaber cake cutters, "Unbreakable Vow" ring book, and overall makes-me-want-to-hug-them adorableness, you're going to luuuurve it. Oh, and wait until you see how they memorialized their passed loved ones at the ceremony. It didn't go quite as planned!
The bride's custom Regency era-style gown was enough to get me digging this wedding, but it's also got a cake with LoTR and Green Lantern details, geeky place card quotes, a Ghostbusters and Wagner processional, and a no-joke killer gorgeous venue. They may have encountered some geek-wary resistance at first, but who wouldn't be won over by this Jane Austen-meets- geek wedding?