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engagement party

Minglo aka Mingling Bingo – the easy game for wedding guests

An Offbeat Bride reader named Sandra recently wrote in to share the version of MINGLO aka Mingling Bingo that she did at her recent wedding, and we wanted to share it with those of y’all who might be looking for a fun game for wedding guests at YOUR weddings.

The trick to actually fun parties and showers is a wickedly funny game (with a NEW expansion!)

The trick to actually fun parties and showers is a wickedly funny game (with a NEW expansion!)

Our favorite wedding-themed game (that’s ACTUALLY fun!) is back with a whole new expansion and we couldn’t wait to test it out and share our thoughts. If you haven’t already experienced Cads About Matrimony, it’s just what it sounds like: a Cards Against Humanity-approved game but with hilarious wedding, sex, and marriage-themed cards…

Why a murder mystery rehearsal dinner is a KILLER idea for a wedding party

Why a murder mystery rehearsal dinner is a KILLER idea for a wedding party

We got this idea from one of the most epic Halloween weddings we’ve featured, Sharon and Kevin’s three-themed gothic wedding. We definitely got caught up in one of their ideas: a murder mystery rehearsal dinner! The best part of getting people into a themed party like this is that it’s going to give guests a reason to talk to one another and let their guards down. Apparently they even kept up the characters after the party! Let’s hear from Sharon on how it went down…

Awesome ways to announce your engagement that’ll make folks laugh instead of gag

We talked about ways to NOT announce your engagement on social media. Now let’s talk about some kick-ass ways to let your friends and family know about your great news!

These are some of my favorite things like engagement announcements, invitations, photo props, and products that’ll help announce your engagement without inducing eye rolls…

What crying after the engagement party taught me about wedding planning

We had an engagement party thrown for us by a wonderful friend. And it was fun. And I was so thankful. And it was filled with love. But the next morning I woke up crying. WTF!? Here’s what I realized when I had unpacked those unexpected tears of sadness, and how I’m making sure I don’t cry again after our wedding…

Can you invite someone to an engagement party but not the wedding?

If you search the internet for “can you invite someone to an engagement party and not the wedding” you’ll get two answers:

1. HELL FUCKING NO. Don’t be a daft asshole.
2. Sure. Times they are a changing, and some people have super-small weddings, or wedding very far away, and can’t invite as many people as they’d like.

So which answer is it?