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Facebook Live wedding streaming how-to from @offbeatbride

How to stream your wedding with Facebook Live (UPDATED FOR 2020!)

The idea of streaming your wedding day to the interwebs isn’t new. Friends and family who can’t physically attend your wedding for whatever reason can tune in via the internet and experience the ceremony in real-time — from anywhere in the world! Here’s how to stream your wedding on Facebook Live.

Google Spaces wedding planning tips as seen on @offbeatbride

Mad how-to skills: Using Google Spaces for wedding planning

We love us some Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) for wedding planning. You can create spreadsheets, shareable documents, and all kinds of helpful databases for your wedding planning team to use. Google just recently launched a new service called Google Spaces which functions as a project planning tool for sharing ideas, photos, links, YouTube vids, and all kinds of documents on which to comment and share between your people. Here’s how we’d use Google Spaces for wedding planning.

7 ways to make a wedding website guests will ACTUALLY use

I’m pretty sure here in 2020, we all know why wedding websites (aka “wedsites“) are so awesome. Printed invitations can only hold so much information, and it makes things easier for your guests when you’ve got a personalized website to tell them everything they need to know …

But how to get your guests to ACTUALLY read your wedding website?

Offbeat wedding registry ideas as seen on @offbeatbride

Steal these 35+ super offbeat gift registry ideas from REAL SoKind registries

SoKind Registry is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!

Our kinship with SoKind Registry makes total sense when you know that they focus on gifts of experience, charitable causes, and non-stuff gifts. Not acquiring a bunch of stuff makes total sense for most couples. We decided to work with SoKind to find some of the most interesting, most “why didn’t I think of that” offbeat gift registry ideas from REAL SoKind registries.

Use a shared Pinterest board as the visual “Shit People Suggest” spreadsheet

We all know that planning a wedding = a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. Tons of inspiration and easily searchable database, but there’s inspiration overload and it can also make you feel bad about your design and DIY realities. Offbeat Bride reader Katie had a brilliant idea to make Pinterest your ally again…

Our big list of wedding planning apps Part III: wedding registry apps

We’ve been talking about the latest wedding planning apps that are taking over the big planning binder. In part I, we talked specifically about inspiration and collaboration tools, and part II covered RSVP and wedding website apps. This time around, we’ll be talking about the best online wedding registry apps. Some of them focus on honeymoons, some on gifts, and some on more alternative ideas like charity and experiences.