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How to throw a DIY wedding. Step one: Peruse this archive. Step two: Take it all in. Step three: Profit!

Queer Wedding The Pic Chick13 e1651878808593 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Books, love, and a lot of DIY at this queer wedding

I knew from the beginning that it was important to me, as a bisexual woman and someone with scoliosis, that I felt beautiful and myself on my wedding day. I dressed like the queer elf queen of my dreams.

At our reception, we had thrifted board games available for people who didn’t want to dance, and some of our friends played Trivial Pursuit all night!

Celestial Art Nouveau Photos by Andy Neher Photography22 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This celestial Art Nouveau wedding will leave you starry-eyed

We had a celestial Art Nouveau wedding theme with lots of vintage elements. We wanted to evoke the essence of standing in a garden during the Harvest Moon under a million stars. I wanted to capture the romantic feeling of the Art Nouveau period, like an Alphonse Mucha painting.

Venezuelan American Rustic Rave Photos by The Tillmans47 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Venezuelan-American rustic rave wedding with a Hora Loca

Stephania and Jon wanted to fuse the traditional American wedding with a little Latin spice from Venezuela. What made it extra special was how they incorporated the Venezuelan tradition of the “Hora Loca” into their wedding reception.

DIY Viking Wedding Photos by Molly Desrosiers12 e1639540745336 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This rainy DIY viking wedding was an epic success

Emily and Travis had an epic DIY Viking wedding for the ages, all in their backyard. Wait till you see their medieval decor and their guests in costume!

blended family non denominational wedding on offbeat bride 10 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This blended family non-denominational wedding was COVID-safe and broadcast via ZOOM

I come from a blended family, and there were no second thoughts when my partner disclosed him having two children from a prior marriage to me. When we met, everything settled naturally. Family is truly whoever you want it to be — I believe this whole-heartedly.

A backyard wedding with dinosaurs, DIY, & a gorgeous gown made by the bride

A tea party wedding with dinosaurs, DIY, & a gorgeous gown handmade by the bride

We knew we wanted things to be really classy and elegant, but we had a small budget. Since we couldn’t afford a lot of flowers, we bought a ton of Christmas lights on sale the year before and just went nuts with white twinkle lights and it worked out beautifully. Chris loves dinosaurs, so I snuck them in everywhere without telling him: large ones held our table numbers and small ones were just hidden in strange places, all painted gold. The biggest highlight is that I made my own gown!