Over the last couple months we’ve gotten comments from well-intentioned readers concerned about how we title and label the Real Offbeat Weddings on Offbeat Bride…
“So, what do you do if you don’t FEEL like a bride? I don’t know what to do; I want my man (I’m madly, head over heels in love), I want a wedding (I love parties and I love planning), but I just haven’t felt like a bride…”
I see a bazillion tattooed white women, but very few Black punk brides, goth Asian brides, geeky Latina brides, etc. Where are all the Offbeat Brides of color?
I do not feel squealy and elated when I talk about my wedding, and this seems to disappoint (and sometimes even upset) other people. How can I address others’ unsolicited wedding enthusiasm without seeming negative or rude?