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reception

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A destination elopement with an epic post elopement party

Abby and Beth had a destination elopement in Costa Rica and a post elopement party in Arkansas! We are LIVING for the deep v-neck suit and dried floral bouquets from the destination elopement, but we especially love how they celebrated with their loved ones in an epic reception once they got home.

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Steal this idea: honoring Covid wedding couples on the dance floor

Here’s a special way you can honor folks who had a Covid wedding on your wedding day.

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9 inclusive alternatives to the bouquet and garter toss

What can you do instead of a bouquet and garter toss? We absolutely love how these married folks found a new spin on this old wedding tradition! Here are a few creative and inclusive alternatives to the bouquet and garter toss.

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Minglo aka Mingling Bingo – the easy game for wedding guests

An Offbeat Bride reader named Sandra recently wrote in to share the version of MINGLO aka Mingling Bingo that she did at her recent wedding, and we wanted to share it with those of y’all who might be looking for a fun game for wedding guests at YOUR weddings.

Get ready to be blown away by this queer AF musical theater wedding

Our social justice and queer-themed wedding tables

Our wedding theme was to have a queer AF wedding that was hopefully as much a gift to the people we love as it was to us. Our wedding included a ceremony musical theater interlude, a Stevie Nicks-themed cocktail hour, bomb food, bomb dancing, homemade wedding cakes, and social justice and queer-themed tables. Here’s how we did our queer-themed tables…

Sword fights & purple kilts at this dance party wedding with an Oreo toast

How to have unique wedding toasts that feel less sexist

If you’re dreading your best man’s speech (“Thank you for the booze, I’m so funny and has anyone here not seen the groom naked yet, because you’re about to!!”) here are five ways to help keep your wedding toasts feeling awesome.