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Best affordable wedding skincare from a budget bride

In an effort to be budget-friendly, I ruined my skin with DIY skincare products before my wedding. Here’s how to avoid making my mistake, plus the best products for an easy and affordable wedding skincare routine! The wedding industry often pressures us to spend lots of money to look or feel good, but this affordable wedding skincare routine proved to me that you don’t have to drop fat stacks to feel beautiful on your wedding day.

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A very Temu wedding: 5 ways to save money using Temu for your wedding

As a self-proclaimed budget-savvy bride, I know how quickly wedding essentials can add up, and in the most unexpected line items too (who knew wedding favors were SO expensive?). So I took a look around Temu to see where it could help save money on your wedding. You won’t believe what I found on there!

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10 creative wedding guestbook ideas that haven’t been done to death

Many marriers are moving away from the traditional wedding guestbook and opting for creative wedding guestbooks that they can use or see every day. Not to brag, but our Offbeat Wed readers are the most creative marriers in the game and have come up with fun and innovative ways to collect their guests love and well wishes. From signing cars to video messages, these are a few of our favorite non-traditional wedding guest book ideas from real Offbeat Wed readers!

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Wedding invitation trends of 2023: dark florals, retro vibes, and textures

Wedding invitations are your first opportunity to set the tone for your big celebration! We’ve put together the latest 2023 wedding invitation trends, from gothic wedding invitations to art deco wedding styles and more. Let’s see what’s trending in the world of wedding invitations!

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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.