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cotton candy

From circus themes to alternative desserts to candy bouquets, cotton candy finds its way into offbeat weddings more than you’d think!

Cotton candy, smoke bombs, and LED outfits shine at this wonderfully weird Austin wedding

Check the cotton candy bouquet at this wonderfully weird Austin wedding

Can you even handle LED outfits, costumed guests, Voodoo Doughnuts, a multicolored reception dress, jackalope riding, a 50 beer flight reception, and a Pac-Man suit? If you dare, take a look at this awesomely weird Austin wedding.

Oh, and they had the most wild “lessons learned” EVER. It involved cotton candy, Golden Corral, murals, smoke bombs, and the word “cock.” Yep, seriously. And it’s actually super helpful. You HAVE to see this… and read to the end.

A "Jew-maican" multicultural wedding (with a salsa first dance!)

A “Jew-maican” multicultural blended family wedding (with a salsa first dance!)

Yana and Fabian and a beautiful multicultural (Russian, British, Jewish, and Jamaican) blended family wedding. Yana, (born in Russia and raised in England) and Fabian (Jamaican-born) met while taking Salsa lessons at their church. Don’t miss the traditional Jamaican dishes, centerpieces of books of poetry, boxes of tea, and teapots filled with locally-sourced flowers, cotton candy machine, and tea favors.

Carnival-themed wedding officated by Elvis as seen on @offbeatbride #carnival #wedding

Up your carnival-theme game: get a cotton candy machine!

So this idea works for carnival weddings, that’s a given. But really? ANY WEDDING can rock a cotton candy machine. Your sweets table, candy bar, and dessert spread is instantly that much awesome-er with the addition of delicious, fluffy, happy-inducing candy floss. I mean, just look at the faces on these kids at Christina and Michael’s carnival wedding (with Elvis officiant!). Those are some blissed-out sugar-fiends.

Candy buffet ideas to save money from @offbeatbride

Candy buffet ideas: How to save money and up your sweets table game

Planning a big ol’ sweets table as your dessert, cake alternative, or as guest favors? This can either be a spend-fest or an exercise in skillful saving, depending on your choices and a little bit of luck. From cheap candy alternatives to space hacks, we’ve compiled a big list of candy buffet ideas to save money and make your candy buffet win over every sweet tooth on your guest list.

Candy bouquet on @offbeatbride

Greenery, paper, and candy: how to save money on wedding flowers

On a mission to save money on your wedding flowers? We’ve always been fans of forgoing flowers altogether, but sometimes that’s just not the compromise you’re looking for. Let’s talk about how to save money on wedding flowers, including real flowers AND some non-floral options if you’re willing to try something a little different.

Make cotton candy at your wedding

Want a sweet wedding dessert, but don’t want cake, cupcakes, donuts, or anything else in the dough family? Consider renting a cotton candy machine like Katie and Aaron (from iPad wedding fame) did!