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Funny Marriage Congratulations Card alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

I don’t see weddings as an achievement even though I’m a wedding blogger

I write for a wedding blog but I don’t think weddings are as big of a deal as everyone makes them out to be. Have we all just been majorly conned and conditioned by the patriarchy and wedding industrial complex? More at 11.

hospital wedding for terminally ill on offbeat wed alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Vow ideas for terminally ill people + advice for hospital weddings

From a reader: “It’s very hard to find vow renewal scripts for terminally ill people. We’ve been through so much and the fight has just began AGAIN and this time is the last. We need these.” We’re here to help.

What's new & chic in cool wedding veils?

Commiseration for the depressed bride, because not everyone likes planning a wedding

Maybe you thought wedding planning would feel like a unicorn showing up and shooting glitter out of its butt, but instead you’re barely able to get out of bed and there’s no unicorns or glitter butts to be seen. Maybe instead of feeling happy about your engagement, you’re feeling freaked out, bummed, or just plain ol’ depressed.

I don’t know what depressed bride needs to hear this today, but you’re not alone.

my anxiety is chronic but this ass is iconic sticker as seen on offbeat bride pre wedding stress management alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

CHILL AF: Holistic ways to reduce stress before your wedding

Weddings are bonkers! I used a few techniques to help me to feel present, together, and to enjoy the journey… while still being able to listen to the myriad of unsolicited advice without losing my shit.

Beyond the wedding: why I'm more excited about what comes next

Beyond the wedding: why I’m more excited about what comes next

My wedding day countdown app on my phone informs me that there are exactly 30 days, 2 hours, and 22 minutes until my wedding. I feel like I should be more stressed out and nervous. But we’ve been engaged for one and a half years, and I’ve spent some time planning this thing every week, so the vast majority of the work is done.

What’s interesting is that after all that time dreaming and planning, though I’m really excited about the wedding itself, I’m incredibly excited for the time beyond the wedding…

I didn't bother to get offbeat vendors and now I regret it

I didn’t bother to hire offbeat vendors and now I regret it

As I get deeper into planning the wedding, I’m weirdly worried about living up to my photographers (and others) expectations and I worry about not being a “hot” enough bride with a “pretty” enough wedding. How do I keep the wedding day focused on what my fiance and I want, even though some of the people around us have different expectations?