Category Archive

potluck wedding

Thinking of having a potluck wedding reception? Wondering how to word your invitations? We’ve got great ideas and pictures from REAL potluck weddings.

Pickles Twin Peaks Costume Wedding Photos by Lauren Mitchell22 e1653332738779 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A $1k backyard costume wedding with a potluck and a pickled bride

Lindsey and Jesse wanted their costume wedding to be filled with wacky fun. They combined everything they loved: pickles, hot dogs, and Twin Peaks into a big backyard festivity. Lyndsey even dressed like a pickle and her daughter was a baby gherkin!

dessert bar printable 02 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Get ALL the potluck goodies with this dessert bar printable invitation insert

If you’re trying to save a little cash by having a potluck dessert bar, you’ll need to let your guests know you’re in the market for their goodies. Give them this sweet little printable invitation insert to snag their sweets. Print it out on some cardstock, cut them out, and you’ll be ready to nosh their nibbles.

23338370749 26f70bb643 b alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Rustic loveliness on a budget: a potluck wedding with oodles of style

The bride wore a chic pantsuit, the groom wore locs and paisley, and the DIYed rustic burlap details (including a chic as hell fabric flower bouquet!) are killer. This potluck wedding has so much style on so little budget. Oh, and just wait until you hear how the bride walked herself down the aisle. Spoiler alert: she SANG A SONG while she walked. Oh hell yes. Get ready to swoon at this amazing wedding.

18736387438 3912eef193 b alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Brazilian, English, and Indian cultures blend at Tamar & Bruno’s crafty multicultural wedding

Brazilian, English, and Indian cultures collide at this Texas wedding planned from England. Whew! Add in a potluck, allergy-sensitive reception, a handmade dress in addition to handmade bridesmaid dresses, and tons of fabric flower bouquets, and this crafty wedding takes the dairy-free cake. Don’t miss the bride’s amazing hair and the infinity flower unity ceremony.

photo by jenny gg alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Bring Your Own Bickering: Why does everyone freak out over BYOB weddings?

Ah, ye olde BYOB debate. Second to the “Are potluck weddings tacky?” debate, this is one that people have some pretty strong and pretty divided opinions about. As always, our answer is “It’s ALL tacky — so what?” but there are some issues more complex than just subjective etiquette and tastefulness police at play here.

9438850653 54aae5d8c8 o alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Bronwen & Lou’s homemade steampunk kid-friendly fire dancing wedding

Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we’ve got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple’s little girl. It’s laid-back and free-form and we’re loving it!