Category Archive

neurodivergent

Neurodivergent weddings are the freaking BEST! This category is our celebration of readers who identify as autistic, ASD, or otherwise non-neurotypical. This archive also includes some posts about working with anxiety disorders, ADHD, and other mental health challenges that may pop up for neurodivergent folks.

ADHD wedding planning: putting the FUN in executive dysfunction

If you have ADHD, more than likely any type of “planning” is not your favorite activity. And yet, here you are: wedding planning with ADHD. Before you get overwhelmed and stop reading, listen to me: You can do this. I know, because I have ADHD and executive dysfunction and I planned not one but TWO weddings. Lemme help ease that overstimulated brain of yours and give you some tips on ADHD wedding planning.

Why this autistic bride is thankful her purple & black goth wedding happened during COVID

As an autistic bride, I feel like I need to have control over everything and plan out every single thing I do, that’s just how I live my life. So it was the same for wedding planning too…

Our wedding quiet room: making our wedding accessible for our neurodivergent & disabled beloveds

We know that for many Offbeat Brides, planning a wedding around issues like social anxieties, ASD, and disabilities can create unique challenges. That in mind, here’s UK Offbeat Bride Mel telling us about how she worked with her partner to create an accessible wedding that felt safe and fun for both of them all their guests…

CHILL AF: Holistic ways to reduce stress before your wedding

Weddings are bonkers! I used a few techniques to help me to feel present, together, and to enjoy the journey… while still being able to listen to the myriad of unsolicited advice without losing my shit.

For our mental health, we had two weddings

As an introvert, I envisioned a private and intimate wedding. My fiance, being the extrovert and community-minded person he is, wanted a big party. Our version of a compromise was simply to do both: We got married twice.

Try and stop the tears from flowing at this sweet and emotional backyard wedding in Tennessee

7 questions to ask to make your wedding more accessible for your disabled guests

I’ve attended events where I had trouble accessing information, or was entirely excluded, because of my blindness, auditory processing disorder, or food intolerances. I want to ensure our friends and family are included and accommodated at our wedding in the ways that work for them. How do we make it accessible for everyone?