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Sometimes we unleash our inner 12-year-old and are all OMG HOLY SHIT AWESOME CLOTHES SQUEE!!! Won’t you join us in this exploration of superficiality? Offbeat Wed’s fashion coverage includes tuxedo alternatives for grooms, clothes for non binary folks, lots of very unique wedding shoes, and more! Be sure to check out our wedding fashion advice posts, too.

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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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Is a purple wedding dress timeless?

While white has traditionally been the go-to color, more soonlyweds are breaking away from white wedding dresses and embracing unique and vibrant alternatives like the purple wedding dress! The stunning and captivating nature of a purple wedding dress is perfect for marriers who want to make a bold and unforgettable statement on their wedding day. Let’s ogle a few of our favorite purple wedding dresses from real weddings and vendors we love.

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Queer wedding fashion: Finding the perfect outfit for your lesbian wedding party

Bridesmaids in suits used to be considered lesbian wedding party attire. But here at Offbeat Wed we believe clothing has no gender and suits look good on every body! We’ve put together a few of our favorite suits from SuitShop, a size-inclusive retailer that has options for folks of all gender identities and all sizes. Ready to get inspo for your lesbian bridesmaid outfits? Let’s get your wedding party suited up!

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18 unique mismatched bridesmaid dresses and suit combinations

For a mismatched look that feels effortlessly coordinated, you’ll need to give your wedding party a little bit of direction. Here’s how to achieve the mismatched bridesmaid dresses and suits look for a colorful and coordinated wedding party! Perfect for mixed gender wedding parties and uneven wedding parties.

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Behold this floral afro, the ultimate wedding updo for natural hair

Ok, can we take a moment to talk about the looks at Stephanie & Carla’s wedding? These two were married in July 2022, and we need to talk about Stephanie’s amazing floral afro!

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Gender affirming: I wore a tux for the first time, officiating my sister’s wedding

When my sister asked me to officiate her wedding I felt honored and excited. As a recording artist, I’m using to being in front of crowds, but acting as my sister’s officiant, this would be the first time since my transition that my entire family would be seeing me in a tuxedo. Talk about a gender-affirming opportunity!