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Wedding rings for women? Oh yes, we’ve got them here — ranging from alternative engagement rings to non-diamond rings. Wedding rings for men? We’ve got posts about that, too! What about if you’re not wearing a ring? What about wedding tattoos? Yep! Sapphires rings, ruby rings, emerald rings… even rings without stones at all! You may also want to check out these archives: custom rings, eco-wedding rings, non-ring alternatives, and ring tattoos! Oh and der: don’t forget about our Vendor Guide listing of alternative wedding rings and jewelry.

pokemon engagement ring on offbeat bride alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

13 nerdy wedding rings [updated for 2022!]

These are the rings you’re looking for! Gamers, pop-culture enthusiasts, and geeks of all kinds: Offbeat Bride is the original home of nerdy wedding rings. We’ve got geeky wedding ring ideas for all the fandoms: Star Wars wedding rings, Star Trek wedding rings, retro 8-bit gamer wedding rings, Harry Potter wedding rings, and more…

huge rock engagement ring alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Diamond as dick size

See, when you talk exact carats, you’re getting into the dick-size game, whether you mean to or not. It’s sort of like pulling down your pants and saying, “Oh that? My 10.75-inch-long penis? Ignore that — I’m trying to tell about you my scrotal piercing!” Here’s a fool-proof way to avoid the whole OMG IT’S SO HUGE discussion.

Photo by jesse schafer photography alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

NO RINGS: how can I make no ring wedding ceremony?

To help me answer this question, I decided to pull on the expertise of two wedding officiants — my parents! They’re both Internet-ordained ministers, and between the two of them they’ve married dozens of people, often helping couple craft their ceremonies from scratch. They have different styles of officiating, though, so may I present to you the first edition of DUELING OFFICIANTS!

masculine diamond engagement ring alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Non-sucky wedding bands

While my sweetie and I DO want to exchange rings, we DON’T want to spend a lot of money on them, and we have no interest in traditional, mainstream wedding rings.

We want something simple, and different.

We live in a town that doesn’t have anything like that, so online is our best bet.