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Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Learning to prioritize your own needs: Relationship advice from a divorced & remarried Offbeat Bride

Let’s talk about laundry, that Sisyphean task that we all tend to have differing opinions about. (What makes a proper load? How do you fold? Is ironing required? Does anything really have to be hand washed?)

You and your person don’t agree about laundry, but what do you do?

A witchy elopement with a black dress, dark watercolors, and a cleansing stick bouquet

Do I need a wedding bouquet? Yay or Nay alternatives for no-bouquet wedding

If you’re asking yourself “Do I even need a wedding bouquet?” here’s a shareable list of reasons for and against bouquets, along with some interesting bouquet alternatives.

These brides traded their big plans for a barefoot beach micro-wedding

We had a big wedding planned. We had bridesmaids and everything! But during the pandemic… We decided to just take off without telling anyone and get married. We used nature as our decoration and it was more perfect than the big wedding we were planning ever could have been.

When you marry your high school sweetheart with a dreamy dance party love fest

Our vows were tear-jerkers for sure but also definitely a couple of laughs in there. We have known each other for 14 years, we are high school sweethearts so there was so much to cover and we were very conscious of not wanting to go on and on…

Borrow this sweet blended family wedding vow idea

When my husband Ryan and I eloped to Audubon Park in NOLA in June of 2019, my daughter is Rebecca was included in our wedding party — and even in our vows! Here’s the blended family vows wording we used in our ceremony

Joy is an Act of Resistance: a Tigrayan-American wedding

A message that has really resonated with me over the last few months is “joy is an act of resistance” from a poem by Toi Derricotte. I’ve always heard planning a wedding can be stressful, but planing a wedding in a different state, during a global pandemic, in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a presidential election that polarized this country while a genocidal war began in my home country, was daunting to say the least…