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Wedding invitation wording during covid-19: Maybe, possibly, depending of the state of the plague

Hi Offbeat Bride! I'm getting married to my partner at the end of May 2021. We are hopeful that we will be able to have some sort of reception in May, but with covid-19, who knows. Will we be able to invite 4 people, 20, 50? None? I would love to hear some ideas on wording a "you may or may not, possibly, be invited to our wedding, but we would like you to save the date, for now"-invitation.

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GROOM CROWN: for when your groom is a king

In the lead up to our wedding day, my groom Sammy and I sat watching The Witcher. Both of us agreed the king's crown was cool.

"You should wear a crown at the wedding!" I said, and Sammy laughed.

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YOU WEREN'T INVITED: Funny elopement announcements

Ok, so you did it: you knew there might be blowback or hurt feelings, but you decided to elope anyway because, well, elopements are awesome. Now you're married, and you're looking for elopement announcement ideas. That's cool! If you're looking for elopement wording, cute elopement cards, and funny elopement announcements, we're here for you.

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Wedding theme: If Tim Burton & The Simpsons had a baby

Our wedding can best be described as if Tim Burton & The Simpsons had a baby. My husband and I are both extremely silly people, very much into pop culture and comedy, however we both are obsessed with the darker things in life; true crime, dark art, ghost stories and more.

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We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

Sharon and Bryan's intimate forest elopement had us gob-smacked by the scenery, the golden hour, the romantic moments, and the sheer magnitude of the beauty of this couple and this environment. We are still shook. It took place at Cougal Cascades in Queensland, Australia, and had subtle Twilight wedding vibes with that dress and those epic trees. We just need a little of Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" and we'll be ready to sob…

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Wedding invitation wording during covid-19: Maybe, possibly, depending of the state of the plague

Hi Offbeat Bride! I'm getting married to my partner at the end of May 2021. We are hopeful that we will be able to have some sort of reception in May, but with covid-19, who knows. Will we be able to invite 4 people, 20, 50? None? I would love to hear some ideas on wording a "you may or may not, possibly, be invited to our wedding, but we would like you to save the date, for now"-invitation.

Unique wedding hashtag ideas NOT about last names

Look, some of us just don't want wedding hashtag ideas based on last names. Maybe your surnames are too complicated, or maybe you just want to do something more unique and a little different. Either way, there are tons of options to consider when brainstorming your wedding hashtag. To spark some inspiration, we’ve collected ideas to help you create that one-of-a-kind unique wedding hashtag.

So you had a covid elopement, but still want a wedding… do you need an officiant?

We recently got this question from an Offbeat Bride named Samantha:

"Hello, I was wondering about tips for people who don't want to have an officiant. As in, we get married legally beforehand, and then we're having the wedding afterwards."

In this Coronavirus era, where many couples are choosing to elope or have microweddings out of concern for not wanting to gather in large groups, we're likely going to be seeing lots of these kinds of questions…

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How to stream your wedding on Vimeo

Vimeo is known for its high-quality streaming (in full HD up to 4k!), which means your wedding live stream will be top notch and look badass. It also offers a customizable video player, auto-adjusts for different internet speeds, has password protection, and no viewer limits. But is it cheap and easy to use? Let's look at how to stream your wedding on Vimeo.

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2021 unique wedding dress trends for Offbeat Brides

If you click an Etsy link here on the website, we can see which products get purchased. This is super fun because it means we can see what's trending with Offbeat Brides! And when it comes to unique wedding dresses for 2021? Y'all are ON FIRE. Let's take a look at some of the wedding dress trends that are hot AF with Offbeat Brides this year.

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2021 unique engagement ring trends for Offbeat Brides

Part of how Offbeat Bride is able to stay online is what's known as affiliate sales. This means that when we feature a product on the site, if you click the link, we get a small percentage of products you buy. We can't see who buys what, but we CAN see which products get purchased… and we LOVE seeing what's trending with Offbeat Bride readers!

These are the 10 most popular engagement rings with Offbeat Bride readers in 2021. Do you see yours?

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Are naked engagement photos a thing now?

We're about to head into engagement photo season. Insert the gauzy shots of couples smiling at each other, and the photos of folks holding hands in the park, with the engagement ring showing just so.

We've all seen a million of these poses. But what if you could get the photos you need for your save-the-date cards and social media engagement announcements, while also getting shots LIKE THIS?!

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Romantic vintage wedding dresses perfect for a backyard microwedding

If we know Offbeat Brides at all, we know that y'all adore all things vintage, and that's especially vintage-styled wedding fashion. Combine all that with a (totally healthy!) love of all things 1920s, Downton Abbey, Edwardian, Flapper, Gatsby, Titanic, and Victorian … and we know that some of you are going to flip over these dresses!

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14 gorgeous NO-STONE engagement rings

There are lots of reasons for wanting an engagement ring without a gemstone. Maybe you want a stone-free engagement ring because you're hard on jewelry. Maybe you want a no-stone engagement ring because you're just not into bling. Maybe you're a more understated, or minimal person.. Whatever the reason, we've rounded up 13 unique engagement rings without stones

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8 ways to rock your wedding greenery

Wedding greenery can give you a lush look with a skinny price. You may be surprised by how many places it'll work — illustrated with gorgeous photos from our community.

Recent Wedding 101

Accessible weddings with less stress

Will your wedding be accessible? Maybe it should be, even if you and your partner don't have disabilities. Chances are good that someone in your wedding party or on your guest list does, even if it's not a visible disability. Let us share less-stress tricks for accessible weddings.

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I bought my wedding dress on Etsy! Here are my tips for buying a custom dress online

One element of my wedding with which I was fairly obsessed was finding a fun dress. I'm not a white gown kinda gal, so I was on the hunt for something colorful. I decided to test the waters in customizing a dress online. There are lots of stores that do that theses days, but I knew I wanted something from an independent seller who could really personalize the look itself. I'm already an avid Etsy window shopper, so it was all just a matter of narrowing down the search to a reputable designer who made dresses I liked. Easier said than done? Actually, it was pretty easy…

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9 hidden benefits of hiring a day-of coordinator (that I learned at my wedding!)

You're in the thick of wedding planning and it's starting to get hairy. Maybe you've hired an event planner, maybe a day-of coordinator, maybe a friend willing to lend a hand, or maybe you're going hard at it by yourself. If you're in the latter two camps, you may be thinking, "do I need to hire a day-of coordinator?"

Here are a few of the benefits, hidden and otherwise, that I discovered when I hired a day-of coordinator for my wedding…

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5 ways to save the planet (& your wallet!) while wedding planning

Trying to find sustainable solutions for an eco-friendly wedding isn't always easy, especially when you're on a budget and trying not to over-complicate things. But hosting an eco-conscious event doesn't have to be impossible. And making sustainable choices isn't just for tree-huggers.

Here are five Earth-friendly ideas that won't put any additional burden on your wallet or your special day…

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6 tips for making your wedding website useful AND stylish

Are you engaged? YAY! I have a feeling that a lot of you are thinking about wedding hashtags and websites and social media, oh my. Weddings are way more high tech these days and a wedding website is pretty standard fare now. Here's how to make yours great…

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