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Bridesmaid dresses, how to pick bridesmaids, dealing with bridesmaid drama, deciding whether you even NEED bridesmaids, and lots of advice for nonbinary or gender-neutral names for bridesmaids!

how to deal with transphobic family at your wedding alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Handling transphobic family at your wedding – use this mic-drop wording!

We got this wedding advice question from someone asking how to handle transphobic family or intolerant wedding guests, helping her transgender and lesbian bridesmaids feel safer. Here’s our advice.

Dagger bridesmaid bouquets photo by Koontz Photography on Offbeat Bride 7 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Shieldmaidens slay with dagger bridesmaid bouquets

Y’all know we loves us some alternative non-floral bouquets. Y’all know we don’t think anyone has to carry a bouquet at ALL, let alone a floral bouquet. We thought we’d seen it all: brooch bouquets, book bouquets (BOOK-quets), tambourines, stuffed animals, Barbie dolls, cotton candy, pinwheels, and more… But this is the first time we’ve seen dagger bridesmaid bouquets!

4 reasons we had no wedding party alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

4 reasons we had no wedding party: Why we skipped the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and everyone else

I see so much talk online about “Do I need a wedding party?” Or “Are bridesmaids necessary?” And then there’s “What if my wedding party is uneven?” I’m here to say you can skip ALL THESE QUESTIONS, by having no attendants at all. Here are four reasons why we decided to have no wedding party.

Wequasett Wedding 754 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

EYECANDY ALERT: Golden chic Halloween wedding in Cape Cod

If you need your eye-candy fix for the day, you’ll want to take your time with these halloween wedding details — a custommade gold wedding dress, chic skull decor, and wedding dogs dressed to match the couple!

Dina Douglass of Andrena Photography alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Bridesmaid makeup for your unconventional wedding

Bridesmaid makeup can be natural, glam, mismatched, or minimal. Whatever you choose, our tips will keep it from being a source of stress.

Cocomelody 2020 Bridal Party Collection

Your bridesmaids will do a happy dance in this bridal party collection in all sizes (with pockets & sleeves!)

Y’all know we love the custom fit, all sizes collections of our faves, Cocomelody. They’re KNOWN for their affordable prices, inclusive sizing, custom options, gorgeous details, and lots of offbeat and classic options. They’ve got a new bridal collection for 2020 with some of the loveliest bridesmaids dresses in gorgeous colors, with cool fabrics like velvet, twisted silk, tulle, and a ton have sleeves and pockets. I know!

Let’s take a peek at a few options from the collection…