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Smudge your wedding party as seen on @offbeatbride

This groom smudged his wedding party for pre-ceremony purity

Ben and Joanna’s wedding had a metric ton of fantastic details like authentic Mexican fare, a mother/daughter tap dance, El Salvadoran wedding traditions, a live jazz band, opera singing by a bridesmaid, poetry, homemade cacti can centerpieces, and seriously so much more. But one detail that really resonated was the groom’s pre-ceremony smudging ritual.

Groomsmen duties list as seen on @offbeatbride

Be the groom’s super team: A groomsguy/groomsgirl primer

If there’s a groom in your party (or your same sex wedding party is splitting responsibilities), you might be looking to see what traditional groomsmen duties get handled by the groom’s crew. But in this age of weddings, your mixed-gender wedding party might be handling things a lot differently. Here’s a look at what traditionally gets covered by the groomsmen, so you can expand/change/follow the old rules as you see fit.

alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wedding party gifts for the teary-eyed: embroidered hankies!

When we showed you Aubrey and Nate’s wedding, I’ll admit, I was more blown away by Aubrey’s jaw-dropping crop-top wedding dress than anything else. But I didn’t want you to miss out on one other awesome detail hidden in those photos: Nate’s wedding party gifts for his groomsmen were embroidered hankies.

Chalkboard Beer Mug alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Vintage flasks, custom razors, and secret spy cufflinks: The Man Registry offers awesome personalized gifts for the dudes

>When it came time to plan their own weddings, the three founders of our sponsor The Man Registry noticed a significant void in the wedding industry… As we all know, there were plenty of sites, blogs and registries that seemed to exclusively target the bride, while there wasn’t much out in the way of resources for the groom.

IMG 7381 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A girls’ guide to throwing a “surprise musical roast” bachelor party

When you’re a girl and your best friend is a guy, and that guy gets engaged, it just may fall on you to throw the bachelor party. That’s where I found myself a couple months ago. My best friend Erik was getting married and I wanted to throw him a kick-ass bachelor party. One of the groomsman suggested that we throw him surprise musical roast. As Erik, and all his friends, are amazing musicians this was the greatest idea ever. Only… I’ve never been to a bachelor party before, and I’ve certainly never thrown one. I fired off a panicked email to Offbeat Bride sponsor and friend Laura from [vendor-heart link=""]Rebel Belle Weddings[/vendor-heart] who helped me pull of the coolest bachelor party/surprise musical roast ever! Here’s how we did it.

o face groomsmen photo alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Loosen up your groomsmen with this funny, mildly-NSFW photo op

Photographer Peter A. Charlesworth shared this new groomsman pose he’s starting suggesting at his weddings: “New wedding photography technique for loosening up the groom and his off-siders: Show us your cum face.”