Offbeat Wedding Planning Resources & Tools

Congratulations on your engagement! Here are ALL kinds of wedding planning resources & tools to help you plan an epic offbeat wedding. This is where you'll find your wedding binder, vendor resources, your wedding website, a great wedding checklist, city wedding guides, and so much more.



Organize your wedding planning

Our Offbeat Wedding Planning Tools:

Organization advice:

New for 2020: City Pages

Offbeat Bride wedding planning city guides: the nitty-gritty of how to get married in your city. These are based on the top US cities where Offbeat Bride readers live… coming soon, our top international cities like London, Syndey, and Melbourne.

Sending invitations

Letterpressed lovelies or emailed videos, how will you be letting everyone know the deets?


Wedding invitation advice:

Wedding website

Offbeat Bride has partnered with to bring you free wedding websites with non-froofy wedsite templates designed specifically for geeks, steampunks, rockabillies, and other offbeat wedding aesthetics.


Wedding website advice:

Offbeat-friendly vendors

Some wedding vendors will look at you funny when you share your nontraditional plans, but the businesses in our wedding vendor directory LOVE alternative clients. (Some even offer special discounts just for Offbeat Bride readers!)


Vendor advice:

Your wedding budget

Making and sticking to a wedding budget is key to staying sane and keeping your life in balance. We've got tips…


Wedding budget advice:

Craft your ceremony

From vows to readings to unity ceremonies and playlists, there's more to ceremonies than meets the eye.

Ceremony advice:

Wedding day timeline

From the crack of dawn to falling into bed at the end of the wedding day, it'll likely be jam-packed. Here's how to get it all organized…


Wedding timeline advice:

Find your outfits

Whether you'll be wearing a long white gown or a floral pantsuit, your wedding day outfit should totally be YOU.


Fashion advice:

Decor & Flowers

Decor can be totally optional with the right venue, but if you're handy, crafty, or chic, this is where you can shine.

Decor and floral advice:

Playlists and reception


Reception advice:

Themes and real weddings

Having a wedding theme is not at all required, but they can certainly be fun to incorporate as little or as much as you'd like.

Themes and real weddings:

Ready for even deeper insights?

There are loads more advice posts over on our wedding basics page, our full content archives, and of course, by searching the site! You can always submit your questions and ideas here, and wedding photos here, if you need more advice. We want to help!

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