This dancer bride cast her bridesmaids in a bachelorette party music video

In "bachelorette parties we could never dream of having" news, bride Jana B. managed to craft a full-scale DANCE MUSIC VIDEO with her bridesmaids. Caveat: Jana is a professional dancer and her crew (from dancers to dentists!) is clearly willing and able to pull this off. Could most of us do it, too? Hell no. Is it fun to watch? Hell yes…

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If you haven’t heard of it, Lovesick is basically a wedding show for people who hate wedding shows. There's live music, drag queens, burlesque performances, and the best wedding vendors Philly has to offer. Our friends (we call them "the boys of Lovesick") know how to throw a party and they attract some of the coolest engaged couples ever (we call them "our readers"). On August 12, 2018, they'll be back at World Café Live in Philadelphia once more, with a special discount for Offbeat Bride readers…

"Every wedding speech ever": Will any of these stereotypes show up in your wedding toasts?

College Humor recently took on the task of skewering ye olde wedding toast. From your long-winded bestie to your cranky-about-paying dad to your emotional mother of the groom, no typical toastmaster was spared in this parody.

Clearly not all of us will be dealing with these stereotypes at the reception or pre-wedding parties, but certainly we can all use a good chuckle about the dreaded task of making a speech, right?

How our engagement photos dispelled my self image fears

Hey, I'm a wedding blogger who is engaged! You'd think I'd be ready for this, but naaaaah. See, like you and you and you over there, oh and that guy right there… I'm NOT super confident. So I decided that an engagement shoot might be just the ticket to help cure me of my center of attention apprehension. Here's how it worked out…

Beyond the wedding: why I'm more excited about what comes next

My wedding day countdown app on my phone informs me that there are exactly 30 days, 2 hours, and 22 minutes until my wedding. I feel like I should be more stressed out and nervous. But we've been engaged for one and a half years, and I've spent some time planning this thing every week, so the vast majority of the work is done.

What's interesting is that after all that time dreaming and planning, though I'm really excited about the wedding itself, I'm incredibly excited for the time beyond the wedding…