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Offbeat Wed and its founder Ariel Meadow Stallings have been featured by the New York Times, NPR, the Today Show, CNN, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, and many more. Take a look at how mainstream news media tries to wrap its brain around nontraditional weddings.

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Offbeat Wed in The Guardian: Gen Z says weddings should be cheaper. Here’s how to make that happen

The Guardian asked Suki to write an article about the rise of low-key weddings amongst Gen Z. This new trend is emerging as the average wedding cost in the U.S. balloons between 30-40k. With a growing search for “simple weddings” and “nontraditional ceremonies,” that means Suki got to talk about her two favorite things: nontraditional wedding ceremonies and saving money! Don’t miss the examples from real weddings that nailed the low-key wedding assignment.

DIY DARK FANTASY HALLOWEDDING HANDFASTING 20 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

How to deal when your family freaks about your goth wedding theme

Offbeat Wed’s assistant editor Suki Lanh was featured in an article on Bored Panda about what to do when a mother of the bride feaks out over a goth wedding theme. The writer was investigating how couples can deal with family members have strong negative reactions to their goth wedding or otherwise macabre wedding theme…

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Can I have an LGBTQ-friendly Florida wedding?

Politically, things in Florida are a mess which leaves local wedding vendors and queer soonlyweds questioning the state of LGBTQ-friendly weddings in Florida. Let’s talk about the current climate, how it affects LGBTQ-friendly Florida weddings, and ways to support queer folks in the Sunshine State.

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Offbeat Wed in the New York Times: How to Find Wedding Vendors That Celebrate Inclusion

I was interviewed recently for a story in the New York Times about how to find inclusive wedding vendors who align with your values. I hate that the 2023 Supreme Court ruling made this issue something that we need to talk about, but I’m honored to get to speak up on behalf of those of us in the wedding industry willing to take a strong stance around inclusivity.

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Our thoughts on the Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court ruling is making us rage, but I want to say this: I follow a lot of wedding accounts on social (like, a LOT). Offbeat Wed vendors are often the folks who loudly and proudly advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and other historically marginalized communities. I see it in their portfolios, in their marketing, and in their actions.

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The NSFW wedding photo that blew the internet’s mind

Did y’all catch the wedding that blew up (hee hee) the interwebs last week? Of COURSE when a news source wants to talk about a blow job wedding photo they hit up Offbeat Bride for a quote. And man, did Ariel give them a mouthful (hee hee)…