Category Archive

Friends & Family Advice

Whether it’s your mom pressuring you to lose weight or not inviting family to your wedding or how to fire a bridesmaid… this is our archive of how to handle wedding planning drama with friends and family. Be sure to check out our archive of copy ‘n’ paste conflict resolution posts, too!

How to support a friend dealing with multicultural family wedding drama

How can you support a friend during wedding planning when you can’t relate to their cultural experience? Here are some things my friends did to support me during my cultural family drama. 

Handling transphobic family at your wedding – use this mic-drop wording!

We got this wedding advice question from someone asking how to handle transphobic family or intolerant wedding guests, helping her transgender and lesbian bridesmaids feel safer. Here’s our advice.

How to ask for cash instead of wedding gifts in 2022

The past couple years have turned a lot of wedding traditions and wedding registry etiquette upside down — and here at Offbeat Bride, we’re here for it! If you’ve got questions about how to do a cash registry in 2022, we’ve got answers. Because while a lot has changed, you still want to be polite and respectful…

Facebook engagement announcement — what could go wrong?

Engagement announcements can be exciting, joyful, nerve-wracking –or a source of stress and pain. Here are some thoughts for how to keep that important announcement positive.

A sad mother of the bride asks: “How do I tell my friends I can’t invite them?”

“My 44 year old daughter is planning and paying for her own wedding. The guest list is at 200, and she has agreed to let us invite 6 close friends… but what do I say to all our other friends who may be expecting to be invited?”

My immigrant family disowned me: 5 ways to cope when your parents won’t attend your wedding

When I got engaged, my immigrant family disowned me. This post is the guide I wish I had, for all my fellow first-generation children of immigrants who are planning a wedding without their parents’ approval.