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Looking for wedding taco ideas — like maybe a taco bar or a taco truck? Get some great inspiration from these taco weddings we’ve featured on Offbeat Wed.

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We’re in love with the crochet wedding dress at this DIY backyard wedding

This is how you do a DIY backyard wedding! Alex and I were together seven years, madly in love and always knew we’d get married. We kept waiting… for the right place, the right time in our lives, and mostly to have enough money. Eventually we gave up: let’s just do it. In his relative’s giant backyard, with 125 guests, and all homemade decorations.

Piñatas, tacos, & cascarones at this Mexican-inspired DIY wedding in Chicago

ATTN: Other people’s cultures are NOT your wedding theme

A letter from a reader: “I’m soooooo excited about you featuring Latino/x weddings for Hispanic Heritage Month — just PLEASE be mindful, respectful, and recognize that culture, customs, rituals, even religions are not a wedding theme.” Where’s the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation with weddings?

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A spicy and sweet Mexican-inspired vegan menu

Kari and Chris had to do some serious leg-work to find a caterer willing to accommodate their request for their reception dinner: Mexican-inspired vegan cuisine. Thankfully, Philadelphia-based caterer Dine My Darling stepped up to help them craft a drool-worthy menu for their Philly nuptials including sweet potato tacos, pumpkin soup shots, and roasted vegetable empanadas. Let’s dish on the dishes, and be inspired, vegan Mexican-style…

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Cecil & Paul’s animals, vuvuzelas, and NERF war wedding

You’re probably looking at the title of this wedding and tilting your head a bit. But don’t worry, it all makes sense when you know the theme of this wedding is pure, unadulterated FUN! Animal-themed tables, food truck tacos, and rock-paper-scissors start off the good times, but the giant NERF gun war at the reception kept it all going strong into the night!

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Host a “focus group” party for your wedding cocktails and food

Our bar plan for the wedding is to serve beer, wine, white sangria, and a signature cocktail. I found this recipe and tried it last week. Unfortunately, it tasted exactly like cough syrup. Clearly we needed to do extensive experimentation. To avoid alcohol poisoning, we invited many friends over and had the best impromptu party ever!

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Wedding-related spam: how much does it suck?

Guess what just came to my spam inbox! According to The Knot, I’m 13 months away from my “dream day.” Lordy. You go to David’s Bridal once and suddenly your email inbox is turned into a spammy, weddingy, playground. But this e-mail irked me much more than any other of the countless SPAM emails I’ve gotten over the past year…