Offbeat Bride interview about unplugged weddings on New Hampshire Public Radio #In the news#Wedding trends#new hampshire#unplugged wedding Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 29 2014) Ariel arielmstallings A close-up of the text Audra Bayette included in her programs. I first wrote about unplugged weddings way back in 2011, with a two-post series: The unplugged wedding: couples tell guests to put down their devices How to have an unplugged wedding: copy 'n' paste wording and templates The posts went crazy viral in 2011, and in the three years since then, the idea has picked up major steam. The Huffington Post noticed the trend in 2012, and New York Times picking up on the concept in 2013. I'm happy to say that the concept is now popular enough that it's no longer seen as "offbeat" in any way… sure, people still debate the etiquette, but debating wedding etiquette is basically the internet's favorite hobby. In keeping with the growing trend, I was recently interviewed by New Hampshire's NPR station about why unplugged weddings have become so popular, how to do it without pissing your guests off, and (surprise!) whether Offbeat Bride is a DIY wedding blog. You can listen to the interview here: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/nhpr/audio/2014/05/WOM05222014C.mp3 The interview was just part of a larger wedding-themed WORD OF MOUTH show that New Hampshire Public Radio did. You can listen to the entire series here. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS With this waffle I thee wed: 11 delicious brunch weddings NEXT Tina & Shadow's economical coastal tattooed wedding Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] First time hearing Ariel's voice! So not what I expected…still a great interview Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.