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Reclaiming traditions: you CAN love a taffeta wedding dress

"I'm going through the traumatic process that is wedding dress shopping, and I'm really open-minded about what I'll consider (you have to be when white isn't in the plans). But I didn't expect to fall in love with a taffeta dress online… Taffeta?!"

If taffeta (or any other traditional fabric) sounds too traditional for you, think again. We've come a long way since our rebel "fuck taffeta" days. Let's take a look…

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30+ short wedding dresses that will show off those killer shoes

Sure, we love us some full-length wedding gowns, but sometimes you want to rock a short wedding dress that allows you to dance, show off your amazing heels, stay cool in the summer, and look super retro. Or maybe you're looking for a reception dress to change into for maximum boogie down potential.

No matter your reason, I found over 30 stunning short wedding dresses from tea-length to hi-low to mini…

Dreaming of a Wai-Ching dress? It's SO in reach (with a new website, extended hours, and tons of ways to customize!)

I can't think of a dress vendor who has been our ride-or-die partner as long as Wai-Ching has. These dresses have been a STAPLE of Offbeat Bride readers since we got our start in 2007. I can't imagine having more faith in a dress maker and business than Chrissy Wai-Ching's Seattle-based dress business.

We've long been drooling over her hand-created sustainable wedding wear and distinctive custom dresses in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Here's why we continue to cheer on this amazing artisan and ogle every Wai-Ching dress that crosses our path…

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When your stunning pink wedding dress is a $90 Amazon find

We featured this gorgeous bride, Skyler, on our Instagram and people went a little wild. Her en fuego hair, that elegant venue, and her fab pink wedding dress that must have cost a pretty penny from some bridal salon. Wait, what's that again? It's under a hundred bucks on Amazon? It comes in more than 16 colors? Buuuh, okay… *Runs over to Amazon before the sentence is finished.*

10 tips for wearing a wedding corset (+ a trunk show in Seattle!)

Corsets are a major element of bridal fashion. Since most wedding dresses have some corset structures built into them, it's not surprising that some opt to go full steam and wear a "real" corset as a visible or foundation element to their wedding look. Here are some things to keep in mind if you're tempted by the idea of special occasion corsetry…