Erin!'s engagement announcement #Invitations Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 28 2008) Ariel arielmstallings This engagement announcement cracks me up: I'm excited and happy, don't get me wrong– it's just that the thought of planning a traditional wedding makes my brain scrunch down into my neck. I would make a terrible spy for a lot of reasons, but the biggest reason has to be that any amount of invaluable information can be extracted from me simply by handing over a Modern Bride magazine and telling me to make shit happen. I'm not religious, I'm not detail oriented, I have the attention span of a shark at the bottom of a waterslide, it's just not my deal. Read the whole thing Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS More from Sarah & Fernando's punk Hawaiian wedding NEXT Gamer wedding invitation Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Thanks, Ariel. Not only is that engagement announcement hilarious, but I'm glad I found her blog–I found myself snorting and howling at every third sentence. Reply What an enormous compliment, thank you! So funny, because over the weekend I was thinking that Offbeat Bride is going to be what keeps me sane for the next year. Reply I couldn't help but find that highly amusing. Thank you! Reply I love the finger trap idea. I had been wondering about what to do besides flowers. Reply I think my favorite part is the reason she's considering changing her last name. xo Reply hilarious. love it. Reply absolutely hilarious! As is Erin's whole blog, I love it! Reply Oh Erin, thank you, thank you, thank you for making me less like a freak. We're 7 months into an engagement (which happened after 8 years) and 9 months from the wedding and the squee people are driving me mad. I'm not alone. All is right with the universe. YAY! Reply YES. all of it. love this blog, love erin's too. finally, proof that i am not suffering from a genetic deformity because i don't squeal or like lace. Reply Erin, I have spent the last hour wading through a sea of announcements/invitations. I thought I might scream… then I found this lovely little blog. Thank you for making my day 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.