This company is changing how you shop for rings & it's a GAME CHANGER

If you're on the hunt for an engagement ring (or wedding band, anniversary ring, etc.), you're likely scoping out jewelry stores and online retailers seeing the same thing over and over and over. Maybe none of them feel like you? That's where our partners at Joseph Jewelry come in. Have an idea of what you'd really love in a ring? They can custom make it for you from start to finish. Working with them to custom create a ring is like getting to design it yourself… but with a ton of help, advice, and the knowledge that the final product is going to BLOW YOUR MIND.

Love public libraries like we do? Here's how you can use your registry to support one of the best

We're no strangers to charitable registries — they're some of our favorite ways to channel funds to awesome organizations (and so you don't end up with a bunch of stuff you don't even need!). If you're a bibliophile who loves to support your local public library, this wedding registry concept is stellar.

Instead of that traditional gift registry, you can easily create a wedding charity registry in support of The New York Public Library!

6 lovely email wedding invitation designs that won't freak out your relatives

Thinking about emailing your wedding invitations instead of snail mail? Hell yes! Eco-friendly wedding choices like this are awesome and the benefits of digital invitations are huge.

We recently scoped out some designs on one of our favorite vendors, Greenvelope, and were pretty blown away by how much they looked like an actual invitation. Here are five gorgeous digital wedding invitation sets from Greenvelope to help you narrow down your choices. Don't forget: they often come with matching save-the-dates, thank you notes, and more…

How to mix timeless style with unique engagement ring settings with Brilliant Earth

When it comes to picking out a piece of jewelry you'll likely wear daily, for years, maybe for the rest of your life(!), it pays to take some time to find out what styles work for you. Your lifestyle, your fashion choices, your personal interests, your family history, your relationship with your partner… all of these can help you determine what kind of engagement ring you'll want to wear (or buy for your partner!).

West coast couples: hiring this inclusive & skilled wedding photo wizard will be the best decision yet

One of the OG wedding photographers who made their mark on the Offbeat Bride community is Seattle-based Jenny GG. Not only has she been capturing readers weddings for a DECADE, but we've even snagged her to capture some of our events in the past. She's so open-minded, so ultra skilled, and such a fantastic personality to be around, that hiring her is a no-brainer. You'll absolutely get the most intimate, artistic, authentic, and truly tear-jerking photos you could imagine.

These custom wedding sets prove that thinking about wedding bands ahead of time pays off

If you're thinking about what kind of engagement ring you want (or want to buy for someone else!), it might be worth it to think about your eventual wedding band, too. Why? Because you can create some truly gorgeous and unique wedding sets when you think ahead. We've partnered with Joseph Jewelry, maker of our most coveted rings, to share how you can custom create a wedding ring set that you'll adore. Because, really, you'll be wearing that set far longer than just that engagement ring.