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Who says you need matchy-matchy bridesmaids? We love it when bridesmaids get to pick out their own dresses, and this whole archive full of real wedding pictures with bridesmaids wearing non-matching dresses. You might always want to check out our more general bridesmaid posts, including our awful-but-necessary How to fire a bridesmaid. Wait and what about groomsgirls? If you’re going that route, be sure to check out our mixed-gender wedding party posts.

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Harry Potter houses, hot sauce, & treehouse venues: the most fun wedding ideas we saw this month

This month brought us some super goosebumps-giving moments like those Harry Potter socks, gorgeous gray hair, perfectly mismatched bridesmaids, wedding cartwheels, and even a treehouse venue. Here are some of the best photos we saw in the past month from the amazing vendors in our Offbeat Vendor Guide.

From acrobatic and monochromatic engagement shots to mohawks and a lush wedding video, here are a few of the stand-outs…

You CAN wear this again: the bridesmaid tulle skirt look we heart

You CAN wear this again: the bridesmaid tulle skirt look we heart

Have some wedding party skirt-wearers who want something seriously adorable to actually be able to re-wear? Do your posse a favor and direct them to some mix-and-match tulle skirts (in one color or a rainbow!). Or screw the crew and steal one of these skirts for your own look.

Tulle for days, y’all…

Disney princess bridesmaids from Unique Vintage as seen on @offbeatbride #disney #wedding

Someday our Disney princess bridesmaids will come…

I spied this collection of super adorable, super affordable, and amazingly Disney-inspired outfits over at one of my fave shopping haunts, Unique Vintage. It’s appropriately named The Happiest Collection on Earth. In addition to being amazing bride fashion fodder, it just screamed Disney princess bridesmaids!

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You’ll fall for this bright and cheerful Australian Bushland wedding

This Australian Bushland wedding was all about fun and joy. They wanted the wedding to be a celebration of their love of nature, animals, art, and each other. Don’t miss the “Cockytail” bar, champagne cocktails, adorable mismatched wedding party, the bride’s pink dress, and most of all… the BEST BIRD!

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25 of our favorite mismatched bridesmaids

One thing we know: matching wedding party fashion is SO not required anymore. I’d say about half of the weddings we receive as submissions stray from the matchy-matchy tradition in favor of mismatched wedding parties. They range from mildly varied fashion to wildly different looks, and we love them all. Let’s travel down memory lane to revisit some of our very favorite mismatched wedding parties

This House of Blues wedding is asploding our hearts as seen on @offbeatbride

Love notes at The House of Blues: This superhero wedding is asploding our hearts

Ashlee and Kace had a simple and intimate ceremony at the Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland, ending the day with a night of dancing at the House of Blues Cleveland. Some of the wedding party wore navy dresses, while three rocked grey dress pants with suspenders and kick-ass superhero bow ties. Kace is a major superhero fan so keep an eye out for all those details, including the cake!