Congratulations on your engagement!

I'm Ariel, author of the Offbeat Bride book and publisher of this website. I'll be your partner in crime as you navigate the wilds of planning your wedding. So take a deep breath and let Offbeat Bride hold your hand and stave off that impending bridentity crisis... Here's how to get started with your wedding planning and Offbeat Bride:

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And finally … don't forget to take a deep breath and appreciate the awesomeness of love and commitment.

Planning a wedding doesn't have to be high drama or terrifying — it can be fun and awesome.

We're here to help with that.


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