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We love wedding registry alternatives like honeymoon registries and charity registries, but we also feel that more traditional registries have their place… this is our spot for offbeat wedding registry advice, etiquette and ideas.

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Is it okay to go off-registry for my friends’ wedding gift?

One of my friends is getting married in about a month, and I checked out her registry to see what kinds of things she and her fiancé need to start their new life together. And their registry is SO BORING! This couple is creative, and funny, and bizarre, and amazing, and NOTHING on the registry reflects that. Is it okay to assume that they just when scanner-gun happy and that it’s okay for me to save them from themselves?

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Delicious wedding or engagement gifts for your favorite foodie couple

It’s that time of year, folks! People are starting to invite you to their weddings, and you’re starting to think “hmm, what the HELL am I going to get them?” Or maybe you’re putting together your registries and thinking “hmm, what the HELL do I need?”

Never fear: Offbeat Bride is here to help you shop for those perfect gifts. Let’s start off with our gift round-up for foodies. Chefs, bakers, and yummy thing makers will totally be thrilled to receive any of these items…

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5 awesome reasons to register for your honeymoon with Traveler’s Joy

Apparently we’re not the only ones who dig our ol’ sponsor Traveler’s Joy. That’s more than likely because Traveler’s Joy makes it easy to register for honeymoon activities, experiences, and other items related to your first travel experience as a married couple.

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Register AND plan your dream honeymoon with Traveler’s Joy

From our recent survey, we know that a lot of you are looking for MOAR HONEYMOON INFO PLZ! So how pleased are you guys to know that Offbeat Bride sponsor and online registry Traveler’s Joy now offers a cool service called Honeymoon Tipster. Keep reading to find out more about the online registry with the honeymoon bonus…

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What’s so awesome about SimpleRegistry? (Hint: iPhones are involved)

Wedding registries — we love ’em! Seriously, what’s not to love? You get to pick your own prezzies and fill your newly wed abode with everything you’ve been desperately needing. But what if what you need can’t be completely registered for at, say, ONE department store? Then you gotta use a service like our sponsor SimpleRegistry –a one-stop cash registry service that enables you to add activities, experiences, and items from any retailer in the world to one easy-to-manage registry page. And here’s four reasons why SimpleRegistry simply (see what I did there?) kicks ass…

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Romantic dinner? Hot air balloon ride? Dog sitter? Get what you WANT with Buy Our Honeymoon

Buy Our Honeymoon has been an offbeat sponsor since waaaaaaaaay back in 2008. Hey, that’s AGES ago in internet-years. So it’s time that we checked in with them again, and wouldn’t you know it, they’ve added a bunch of new features and designs!