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mixed-gender wedding party

We love mixed-gender and gender-neutral wedding parties. Who says a bride needs maids? Who says grooms need men? MIX IT UP!

5 things to do when your best friend said no to being in the wedding

About three days after getting engaged, I texted my best friend to quickly confirm that he would, indeed, be in my wedding party. His response was… not what I was expecting. Here’s how I dealt with it.

In a sadness tailspin, I reached out to my future husband, who was in the midst of a two hour work meeting. So I reached out to my ex-husband (who knows our relationship the best of anyone) and he had some awesome advice for anyone who has a best friend that said no to being in your wedding party…

Deciding which events your bridesman should attend? as seen on @offbeatbride

How do you decide which events your bridesman should attend?

With more and more wedding parties going the way of the coed, it’s becoming pretty common and no big deal, especially around these parts. Sometimes couples even have a shared wedding party, especially if they have a ton of shared friends. The point is, there are no set rules for gender-blind wedding parties as long as you’re honoring the feelings of your friends. Let’s talk about asking dudes to join you at your pre-wedding parties and planning events.

OPEN THREAD: do I need bridesmaids and groomsmen, or can we just have shared attendants?

My partner and I don’t really have separate friends. We have a fabulous, shared group of mates of mixed genders from university — so how do we decide which of us got which friends on “our side”? I’ve seen tons of weddings with mixed gender bridal parties, but what about one shared party? Is that a thing? I want to avoid drama…

Wicker Man wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Animal masks and costumes at this eerie-as-hell Wicker Man wedding

Creepy and awesome animal masks recall The Wicker Man and Halloween costumes and decor do the rest at this Wicker Man wedding. But the perfectly-timed gloomy fog and rain made the ceremony seriously dead-on for the theme. Don’t miss the wedding party outfits, the bride’s gorgeous headpiece, and the eerie details galore.

5 ways to stay calm on your wedding day

Many people told me I was “the most calm and collected bride they had ever encountered.” Not to bad for an extreme A-type personality like myself!

When it comes to being a calm bride, there are a few things that can help you keep it all together and enjoy your day to the fullest…

12 hot groomsgirl wedding fashion ideas

Our Offbeat Brides are no strangers to the gender-blind wedding party, and today we’re celebrating the groomsgirls, bitches. We’ve seen these ladies stand up next to the groom wearing suits, dresses, and ties with dresses. Every last one of them completely rocked every last look, so we rounded up a few of them so YOU can see how a groomsgirl can own this particular little style challenge.