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Offbeat Wed supports and celebrates all kinds of polyamorous weddings and commitment ceremonies, with ceremony scripts, vow ideas, and advice about rings and readings. If you’re interested in polyam weddings, you may also want to check out polyamory-related posts on our sister site: polyamory on Offbeat Home & Life.

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Sink your teeth into this vampire-themed polyamorous wedding inspiration

What happens when three vampires get married? Daniella of Koontz Photography gives us a glimpse with this Interview with the Vampire-inspired polyamorous wedding shoot. In our fantasy world, Louis, Lestat, and Armand are a triad throwing a glamorous and gothic wedding in New Orleans. From the high fashion wedding suits to the blood-red florals, this vampire-themed wedding inspiration will have you thirsting for more.

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How to plan a non-monogamous wedding (aka fun for the whole polycule)

There’s not a lot of info on the web about ethically non-monogamous weddings and planning non-monogamous weddings! So our pal Raven is here to dig into planning a wedding for or as a non-monogamous person. Let’s talk polycule weddings!

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Deep diving wedding astrology with half of the Astrotwins

We’re going to gossip about wedding astrology with an astrology pro who’s been in the biz for decades. I sat down with Tali Edut, and we gossiped about using the lunar cycle to pick your wedding day, super couples, and if Pluto could affect how polyamory shows up in popular culture.

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Wedpocalypse: A ‘Good Omens’ wedding

We knew from the beginning that we were not getting legally married and are ethically non-monogamous. When asked to come up with an alternative to a wedding, I was re-reading a beloved Neil Gaiman book (and binging the TV series) Good Omens… so we came up with Wedpocalypse.

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3 reasons why you should choose LGBTQ+ wedding photographers

Hiring an LGBTQ+ wedding photographers has a kajillion benefits, but River and Root Photography has done the hard work of narrowing it down to 3 important reasons.

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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.