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How to become a wedding planner, by an offbeat wedding planner

After planning a commitment ceremony for myself and seeing how difficult it was for gay weddings in 2010, I’ve been wanting to get involved and be a gay planner for several years. I can’t quit my day job while getting there though. But with all of this quarantine free time, I thought it would be good to start looking into it…

Gender-neutral, lesbian vows, and gay wedding vows for all your same-sex ceremony needs

Gender-neutral vow examples for everyone

Looking for a gender-neutral vow for your wedding? Gender-neutral vows can be as beautiful, romantic, funny, quirky, and inspiring as more traditional phrasings. Check out five examples from the Offbeat Bride community.

A Blessing On Your House: Decoding weird wedding language with a queer Christian minister

Words have histories, and the words that go along with wedding ceremonies have millennia of symbolism behind them.

But those of us with a progressive or non-traditionalist streak sometimes wrestle with those ancient meanings as we seek to queer our rituals and find words that reflect the humanity-uplifting equal partnerships we want to build…

Hot pink carnival meets rainbows & tulle at this Brooklyn vow renewal

Hot pink carnival meets rainbows & tulle at this Brooklyn vow renewal

This vow renewal inspiration with real couple Holly and Topher was inspired by a modern carnival and Holly’s bright pink hair.They wore their pink wedding attire from their wedding day and custom coordinated the tablescape, florals, stationary, and cake to match it all and look AMAZING.

The pink dress and matching ombre jacket are going to slay you…

This urban swinger-vibe microwedding had '60s style, beer, & lots of makeouts

This urban swinger-vibe microwedding had ’60s style, beer, & lots of makeouts

While our other wedding was crafted for children, nature, and our small town, this wedding was built on the pleasures of VICE. We made it plenty sexy with what we wore — a wedding mini dress, nude high heels, Beyonce earrings, and a Priscilla Presley-inspired bubble veil for me; a James Bond-style vintage dinner jacket and Rat Pack loafers for Mike. And after our ceremony, which involved making out with some of our guests (see the photos!).

We fell in love with this non-binary couple & their urban botanical-style romance

We fell in love with this non-binary couple & their urban botanical-style romance

Lane and Ned are a non-binary couple deeply in love and celebrating their third anniversary on the day of this photo shoot. The Parkside Hotel in Downtown Victoria, BC was the perfect backdrop for lovey dovey looks, stellar fashion, and some greenery-filled decor that took our breath away. Plus, it’s just an honor to be able to feature this beautiful non-binary couple during the month of Pride.