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Offbeat grooms

Oh, we LOVES us some grooms and we have all sorts of advice from and for them. We love grooms with beards, we love gay grooms, we love grooms in tuxedo alternatives, we love grooms who don’t identify as men, we love ALL THE MASC MARRIED FOLKS!

These gamers rocked a music festival playlist vibe (& a Bioshock-themed first look!)

Offbeat wedding styles for grooms and other masculine folks

We luv us some offbeat fashion, and the fellas out there cannot be left out of the equation. I’ve rounded up 22 truly inspiring, high-tone looks from our groom gear tag. Browse to your heart’s content and witness everything from kilts to zoot suits to kimono — this is serious wedding style for grooms and other masculine folks.

frustrated groom alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

I’m a frustrated groom who feels pushed out of planning my wedding

It’s funny how my future in-laws offering to contribute to my wedding ends up with me, the groom-to-be, feeling pushed out of the wedding planning equation. I will be lucky if I know even 20 percent of the people at our wedding. You know what? That makes me the weird creepy guy sitting in the corner that nobody knows at my own wedding.

Well, I can tell you that I did NOT want to be “that guy,” or that groom rather… yet here I am. I feel like it’s time to sink ever so slowly into the background of my own wedding.

mario brothers ring and propsal alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This Mario Brothers “mystery cube” ring will level-up your wedding day

You know we love custom-made nerdy rings. See: the D20 engagement ring, and the Golden Snitch ring. So we’re jumping up and down with excitement over this mystery cube wedding band!

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Tales from a tuxedo shop: The 5 things you should know about tuxedo rental and fittings

You have decided you want the guys or gals all done up in tuxedos. Yay! That’s awesome. However, you might be not sure where to start. I am the store manager at a family owned tuxedo rental shop in Indiana, and I love my job. I will be the first to say you do not need to rent tuxes if you don’t want to, but today I am going to go over what you should know if you do…

John Fluevog Mens Kaplan alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Groom shoes can be just as loud and colorful (and erm, expensive) as bridal footwear

For these fancypants types, I bring you today’s post full of loud colorful formal footwear in masculine styles. Of course there’s some Fluevog action in here, but I’ve also got some Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and some skull-covered Jeffery-West. The sad truth is that some of these shoes are really, really expensive… but they’re also really, really fabulous. Even if you’re just window shopping, there are styles in here to love…

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Male wedding privilege as seen from a transgender groom’s perspective

I have been thinking about the weird privilege I’ve held as the male-presenting person in this relationship. I believe this is because people want to honor my identity and respect my maleness, yet it feels uncomfortable and untrue… because it erases the fact that those images don’t actually fit our queer relationship, and they don’t include my trans-ness.