These prom dresses can be the affordable alternative wedding dresses of your dreams

Prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, ballgowns, formal dresses… all of these terms can totally mean WEDDING DRESSES. Plus, they're almost all sub-$500 which means they're alternative wedding dresses on a budget. I went a-scouring the prom and bridesmaids sections to see what steals and deals I could find in pinks, metallics, whites, creams, florals, and so many more. Y'all know you can wear white, but don't discount the rest of the rainbow. Those blush sequins need someone to wear 'em, right? I guess I'll just have to take one for the team and wear them all. It'll be hard, but I'll try to manage.

Go beat me to them and find that prom dress turned wedding dress right now…


How to create your bridal shop moment with your online bought dress

It's way easier to buy online than it ever has been before. This online shopping convenience comes with a tiny cost, though: you don't have that bridal store moment where you let your crew see you in the dress/outfit and ooh and ahh. The remedy? Create that shit yourself!

Here are my tips to create your bridal shop moment with your online purchased dress…


How a last-minute wedding dress disaster made me remember what really matters

I had an amazing process getting my first dress custom-made. But an incident with my curious kitties made my dress unwearable. In swooped my amazing fiance and bridesmaids who rallied to my aid to find a new dress just one day before my wedding! Here's how the situation managed to make me realize what really matters when it comes to weddings…


5 awesome and unique LA wedding dress shops

One of the side effects of working for Offbeat Bride and living in Los Angeles is that newly engaged friends will always ask me things like, "where can I go to find unique wedding dresses in LA?" After almost a year of shopping around, I have managed to track down the top five places to get an offbeat wedding dress in Los Angeles. Go to one of these places…