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Wedding dress shopping tips for BEFORE you go to a bridal boutique

Ok, so you’re engaged. You’ve got your wedding planning spreadsheets downloaded. It’s starting to get real, and now you’re going wedding dress shopping. I was once you, and here are five things I wish I’d known about wedding dress shopping at bridal boutiques…

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.

Offbeat plus-size wedding dresses for your 2022 wedding

If you’re getting married in 2021, there’s a decent chance that you actually wanted to get married last year, and had to delay. You may have already picked your dress out, or you may be on the hunt for the perfect plus-size wedding dress from a dressmaker who really gets inclusive sizing. So for all of us scrambling to get married after the shitshow that was 2020, I’m rounding up some of the best plus-size wedding dresses I’ve seen so far this year. And because this is Offbeat Bride, you’ll find lots of bold colors and design elements like separates, embroidery, high-low hems, gothic vibes, and more!

2022 alternative wedding dress trends for Offbeat Brides

If you click an Etsy link here on the website, we can see which products get purchased. This is super fun because it means we can see what’s trending with Offbeat Brides! And when it comes to unique wedding dresses for 2021? Y’all are ON FIRE. Let’s take a look at some of the wedding dress trends that are hot AF with Offbeat Brides this year.

Romantic vintage wedding dresses perfect for a backyard microwedding

If we know Offbeat Brides at all, we know that y’all adore all things vintage, and that’s especially vintage-styled wedding fashion. Combine all that with a (totally healthy!) love of all things 1920s, Downton Abbey, Edwardian, Flapper, Gatsby, Titanic, and Victorian … and we know that some of you are going to flip over these dresses!

A dress shop worker’s tips on how to get a better deal on your wedding dress

I’m a retail worker in the bridal industry in Australia, and I’m also a bride myself. Everyone wants a better deal on their dress, and for those of you shopping at brick and mortar dress shops, I wanted to offer some tips about how to talk to retail workers if you want to negotiate the price of your wedding dress down… from someone who works in the industry and knows. 

Don’t tell my boss, but I want you to get a better deal!