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Nicole & Marty’s Beautiful Punk/Foodie/Redneck Wedding

The offbeat bride: Nicole, Office Manager & Baker Her offbeat partner: Marty (bass player for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists) Location & date of wedding: Bankuet Place in Richmond, VA on August 9th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: We met working at a record store and then we were in each others bands for […]

Planning A Wedding During A Recession

Planning a wedding is tough stuff. Unless you have a ton of disposable income or can count on the ‘rents for a large chunk, it can put a real dent in your wallet and in your credit score. Pile on a recession, sky high fuel costs, scarce job market and less than savory housing situation […]

Dealing with guest list drama

It’s another episode of Offbeat Bride video advice! Woohoo! Apologies for the delay on this one — this vid is actually a few weeks old (my hair is now six inches shorter), but I was having issues with my camera’s memory card. Bla bla bla, technical difficulties whatever — here we go! Offbeat Bride Advice: […]

Liz & Laurie encourage wedding guests to “Outshine the Bride”

“The ‘Outshine the Bride’ runway show was easily the high point of the reception! We provided gag gifts (a clip-on veil and a bow tie) for the winners of the runway walk-off.”

Our guestlist is lopsided!

My fiancé has a very small family, while my family is ridiculously huge … do you have any ideas on how we might be able to help his family (of about eight Polish immigrants with limited English speaking abilities) be not so intimidated by my family (of about 50 festive Mexican Americans)?