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Advice

Wedding advice and etiquette can be a weird thing, especially when you’re talking about alternative and offbeat weddings. At Offbeat Bride, we pride ourselves on our compassionate focus on constructive, respectful communication and focus on conflict resolution. We also do Open Threads where you can ask questions, or you can email us with your wedding advice questions!

A stealthy Pagan wedding reading

The question of how to tailor our ceremony to be “authentically us” yet not alienate some of the very Christian guests and family was definitely a point of discussion when we were planning our Pagan wedding ceremony. We ended up using a rather long quote from The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk to both cast our […]

Surprise wedding ideas, venues, and ceremony script wording!

Are surprise weddings a thing? OH YES INDEED THEY ARE! We’ve featured a whole bunch of surprise weddings and today we’re going to round up some of our favorite inspiration for you… from the excuse for the surprise wedding, to a few venue ideas, to even some wording for your surprise wedding ceremony script…

A unique unity ceremony idea for breakfast lovers

This unique unity ceremony involves the couple’s love of breakfast foods. Not only is it serving deliciousness, but there are so many powerful breakfast metaphors for marriage. Savory and sentimental? We’re in!

Informal wedding invitation wording for folks who love fun

If you’re looking for unique wedding invitation wording that’s bursting with personality and won’t put your guests to sleep, we’ve got you! Here are a few nontraditional wedding invitation wording examples from Offbeat Bride readers and vendors.

Wedding dress shopping tips for BEFORE you go to a bridal boutique

Ok, so you’re engaged. You’ve got your wedding planning spreadsheets downloaded. It’s starting to get real, and now you’re going wedding dress shopping. I was once you, and here are five things I wish I’d known about wedding dress shopping at bridal boutiques…

9 inclusive alternatives to the bouquet and garter toss

What can you do instead of a bouquet and garter toss? We absolutely love how these married folks found a new spin on this old wedding tradition! Here are a few creative and inclusive alternatives to the bouquet and garter toss.