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Our giant list o’ ideas for your charity wedding registry from SoKind

Okay, so we already know that our sponsor SoKind is a fully customizable registry service that encourages the giving of homemade gifts, charitable donations, and experiences, instead of your traditional blender and bedding registry. Now the question is what gifts do you really need? That’s why they’re here to give you the “The giant list o’ ideas of alternative registry items!”

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5 bridesmaid dresses that could easily become your colorful wedding gown

What is a wedding gown, really? Can’t ANY colorful gown also be considered a wedding dress? Hold on to your butts as we raise you….colorful bridesmaid dresses that could be wedding gowns, too!

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Are naked engagement photos a thing now?

We’re about to head into engagement photo season. Insert the gauzy shots of couples smiling at each other, and the photos of folks holding hands in the park, with the engagement ring showing just so.

We’ve all seen a million of these poses. But what if you could get the photos you need for your save-the-date cards and social media engagement announcements, while also getting shots LIKE THIS?!

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Romantic vintage wedding dresses perfect for a backyard microwedding

If we know Offbeat Brides at all, we know that y’all adore all things vintage, and that’s especially vintage-styled wedding fashion. Combine all that with a (totally healthy!) love of all things 1920s, Downton Abbey, Edwardian, Flapper, Gatsby, Titanic, and Victorian … and we know that some of you are going to flip over these dresses!

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5 ways younger millennials & Gen Z are changing the wedding game

A few things we know about the next generations of couples: they’re getting married later in life, deeply fear divorce, are less apprehensive about prenups, and are changing the wedding game in a lot more ways than just adding social media tags to their photos. Millennials and Generation Z (those born between the mid-’80s and 2000) are shaking up traditions in mindful ways that make a lot of sense. From microweddings to lab-created diamonds, let’s see what changes we’ll see in the coming decade…

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Why send a save the date card? (…Maybe because they’re cute and getting easier and easier to make!)

Save the date cards have become a popular option, especially for destination weddings. Minted’s new collection gives you lots of options — and they have free services that make the whole thing easy!