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 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.

Be blown away by the stunning hot pink dress at this greenhouse elopement shoot

Wedding planning for introverts with no local friends or family

If you’re an introvert who feels like you don’t have any friends, wondering how are you’re supposed to navigate all those “friend” events like bachelorette parties and bridal showers… Just know that you’re not as alone as you feel. I went through the same thing, and it was incredibly painful. This is my story, and what I learned from it.

This rad pop-up wedding had glitter, sequins, and huge rainbow mural LOVE

Approximately one bazillionty wedding dress code wording examples (some with dinosaurs!)

Here are approximately one bazillionty samples of wedding dress code wording — everything from short and sweet, to elaborate and nerdy. We’re covering everything from casual outdoor weddings to costume weddings and everything in between.