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Whether you’re looking for unique wedding dresses, wedding shoes, cute wedding invitations, nontraditional wedding rings, or an offbeat wedding photographer… chances are you’ll find ’em here. Start by browsing our Vendor Directory for vendors in YOUR area, and then have fun with these posts to find online wedding dressmakers, photographers, and more!

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Colorful wedding ideas for all lovers of all colors

Fair warning: this amazing, colorful wedding shoot includes ALL THE COLORS, just in time to yeet those Winter blues away. Coming to you from Pittsburgh, the combined powers of Maya Lovro (photographer), Amanda Wolf (planner), and Kati Grimes (fashion designer) created something magical: think “Lisa Frank marries Billy Porter” where all the players are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or allies to both!

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Nontraditional wedding dresses on Etsy you should add to your cart RN

Here are a few of Offbeat Wed reader’s FAVORITE nontraditional wedding dresses… we’re talking the actual styles that our actual readers are actually buying this season, based on our affiliate sales data and lifted straight from the Offbeat Wed Shop.

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My honest review of Halloween wedding decor from Temu

Considering purchasing Temu Halloween wedding decor? We tested out Temu’s Halloween stuff to see how they’d fare as wedding centerpieces, table decorations, and more! Were they worth it? Here’s our honest opinion, plus a few tips to consider if you’re thinking of purchasing from Temu!

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Check out the black wedding cake at this elegant Sleepy Hollow gothic wedding shoot

This team of vendors conjured the idea of a dream wedding over drinks at a local mixer: something full of dark elegance and mystery, centered around a lovely couple they had in mind. Cillia of Marion Matrimony Events proposed the idea of a Sleepy Hollow Wedding, and everyone was on board! Black wedding dress paired with a floral back tattoo? Oh my Goth YES.

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Wizard of Oz wedding ideas from the heart of Texas

Welcome to Oz, Texas! This Wizard of Oz themed wedding shoot is here to inspire Emerald City-loving soonlyweds, with a Tin-Woman (…Tin-Person?) marrying the Scarecrow! No less magical: the models are a real-life couple Chris and Rebekkah, and the shoot was a celebration of their love allowing them to create some memories for themselves.

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I lost it: Temu wedding dresses for a Halloween wedding

I tried on 7 Temu wedding dresses and I definitely have thoughts…This Temu wedding dress journey was full of surprises! Each dress was a different style for a Halloween wedding ranging from rustic Pagan wedding look to a gothic wedding ‘fit with a black corset and even a sparkly pantsuit situation! Ready for a Halloween wedding dress fashion show?