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Collect years of sweet wishes from your guests with a Wish Tree

Yet another great concept for the “steal this idea!” vault, this one courtesy of Hope Meng, founder of Stich Lounge: Red envelopes are traditionally given by chinese people on days of celebration filled with money. instead, we asked that all guests at our wedding participate in our ceremony by writing their wishes for our marriage […]

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Take requests from your guests

I love this idea from Jessie: I just wanted another great idea a friend of mine did recently at her wedding which was a roaring success. On the r.s.v.p. card they included: Number of guests attending: _____ AND Song request #1:__________ Song request #2:__________ Instead of paying for an expensive d.j., they hooked up their […]

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Chrissy Wai-Ching’s Puerto Rico wedding

Wai-Ching’s wedding dresses are the stuff of legend here on offbeatwed.com — but what about Chrissy’s OWN wedding, exactly a year ago today? The offbeat bride: Chrissy Wai-Ching Fashion Designer/Fiber Artist Her offbeat groom: Vasili Zolotov, Software Engineer Location & date of wedding: The Gallery Inn, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12/31/06. What made our […]

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Madame Strange’s Pirates & Geishas wedding

The offbeat bride: Madame Strange, educator Her offbeat groom: Sensei Strange, Magician Location & date of wedding: A friend’s yard, Austin Texas. 10/28/2006 What made our wedding offbeat: I was a geisha, he was a pirate, it was a costume wedding right before Halloween. It all began when we lived together in Japan, and he […]

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OUTSHINE THE BRIDE is the BEST wedding dress code

“The ‘Outshine the Bride’ runway show was easily the high point of the reception! We provided gag gifts (a clip-on veil and a bow tie) for the winners of the runway walk-off.”

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Amber’s photobooth Save The Date cards

How much do I love these Save the date cards?!