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handfasting

Handfasting is a lovely tradition to include in your unique wedding ceremony. Get inspiration from other couples who’ve “tied the knot” and then learn how to make your own handfasting cords. You may also be interested in our archive of Pagan weddings.

Middle Earth Wedding Hobbit Photos by Johnny Darwish Daniel Michael13 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This handfasting script feels straight out of a Tolkien novel

Jess and Sarah’s handfasting script was inspired by their love for Middle Earth and Tolkien. Lord of the Rings fans will love how the four elements are symbolized in the four cords this couple used for their handfasting ceremony.

DIY Viking Wedding Photos by Molly Desrosiers21 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A Viking ceremony script for the ages

This couple did the research to make sure the language was true to the Viking era! Their ceremony script is just as immersive and fun as their actual Viking wedding, and set the tone for an epic evening of medieval celebrations.

Queer burlesque handfasting Heather Schofner Photography45 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A non-possessive and nontraditional handfasting wedding ceremony script

Mx. Pucks found that most wedding ceremony scripts were extremely gendered and swayed towards monogamy and one true love. So they decided to write their own non-possessive and nontraditional handfasting ceremony script.

Queer burlesque handfasting Heather Schofner Photography37 e1643171900948 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A queer burlesque hand fasting ceremony in the woods

We’d love to stumble upon this queer burlesque hand fasting ceremony in the woods. See what this burlesque performer and cannabis medical consultant describe as a “queer, witchy hoe, burlesque” hand fasting with a non-possessive ceremony script.

Georgia Spoken word wedding Sonju Photography14 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A Georgia wedding with a spoken word performance

Candice and Steven had a gospel choir, live band, spoken word performance, and even a Soul Train Line at their tent wedding. Candice even got on stage in her sparkly jumpsuit and rocked out to Prince! Don’t miss this epic love party (plus Candice’s sparkly jumpsuit!).

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Preserve wedding treasures with this DIY wedding shadowbox tutorial

After our wedding, I started to think about different ways to preserve some special pieces from the day, but I wasn’t sure where to begin. I’ve seen a lot of brides preserve their wedding bouquets, but I had a few different items I wanted to save together. After a little bit of thinking it hit me: a shadowbox would be perfect! Here’s how I made mine.