Offbeat


Good, Bad & Ugly Gifts for the Bachelorette

by Azure

I could go on and on about bachelorette parties, and all the wild, stupid, and awesome things I've seen during brides' last flings before the rings. But today, we're talking gifts for the blushing bachelorette... from the best, to the boring, to the wildly inappropriate. So let's jump right in! The Good - Tasteful is the name of the game. So when choosing a gift for the bridey in your life, keep it classy and get personal. Customized t-shirts, tanks, sweats, and lingerie/lounge...

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9 Wild Wedding Facts

by Azure

Do you know the exact meaning behind the phrase 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, (and a silver sixpence in her shoe)'? Each something represents a unique wish for the couple, including... Continuity (Old) Optimism for the future (New) Borrowed happiness (Borrowed) Fidelity (Blue) Wealth or luck (Silver sixpence) Interesting isn't it? You learn something new every day! But there's plenty more where that came from! I'll bet you...

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Sweet Edible Necklaces, Bouquets and More

by Azure

The statement necklace above is sure to put any bride in a sunshiny state of mind. But what's even more magical than the intricate detailing and whimsical design, is that it's completely crafted from sugary sweet candy. Amazing, isn't it? We have Andie's Specialty Sweets to thank for this knockout piece, and as you'll see below, Andie has plenty more sweet tricks up her sleeves! Another fabulous Etsy seller for all things sweet is Vintage Confections. I especially love the fancy...

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10 Unbelievable Wedding Disaster Stories

by Azure

From a groom committing arson (to avoid a walk down the aisle), to a very flashy arrest and a disastrous game of Russian roulette, to say that these ten wedding disasters are unbelievable is a true understatement. But you've got to give Oddee credit for finding such mind-bogglingly bad real wedding disasters from around the world, don't you think? Once you check out the list of ten, share your thoughts in the comment section below! Jaw officially dropped? I know mine is...

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Crazy Things Brides Do: The Feeding Tube Diet

by Azure

When I was forwarded this ABC News exclusive about the controversial K-E Diet being used by brides-to-be... my jaw just about hit the floor. Now I'm as vain as the next girl, but the mere thought of inserting a feeding tube into my nose to shed quick pounds (20 pounds in 10 days) makes my skin crawl. And to pay $1,500 to do it? No thank you. Call me old fashioned, but I subscribe to the only use feeding tubes when absolutely necessary mantra. I don't care how momentous an occasion...

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9 Wacky Wedding Cake Toppers

by Azure

WARNING: These photos of real wedding cake toppers are not meant to offend, but one (ahem...photo 3) may not be safe for work. We already shared our 15 favorite handmade wedding cake toppers, and now it's time to have a some fun! We rounded up nine of the kookiest, craziest, most bizarre, funny, and outside-the-box wedding cake toppers, and can't wait to hear what you think! Which cray cray cake topper is most memorable? Will you choose something a little bit weird to sit atop...

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Inspiration from Beijing Fashion Week

by Bride Chic

Welcome to Beijing Fashion Week, where we can finally see just how creative and innovative the people are who discovered that all time fave fabric of bridal wear, silk. I've been following Beijing Fashion Week since it premiered in 1997 and have always been left inspired. Yes, the majority of fluff on the catwalk is more like something you'd find in an art-to-wear exhibition at MOMA, a bit over the top... but then, isn't most fashion on this level? Overall it's interesting that...

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Blushing Bride Draped in Orange

by Azure

We already know that many of you say YAY to wearing a pink gown down your white aisle. Just check out the buzz on our Facebook wall! But how about something a bit more bold? Like this deep orange one-shoulder wedding dress. I spotted this bride on Green Wedding Shoes and couldn't wait to feature her and hear your thoughts! Do you love it, or is a wedding dress in this shade of orange too untraditional or too un-bridal? Would you feel like a bride walking the aisle in this gown?...

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Geeked Out Weddings

by Azure

The nerd circus (aka SXSW) is happening in Austin right now, so it's the perfect time to talk fabulously geeky weddings with techy brides and grooms! From tiny robots and pixel cowboys to Archie-enhanced engagement pictorials, get your SXSW fix with a fun wedding twist!  

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Top Five Fashion Faux Pas Grooms Make

by Azure

After sharing these 9 wedding dress don'ts that every bride should avoid, I got to thinking... what about the grooms? Oh, and the hapless fashion choices some have made... Brides and grooms are two very different animals, and men in general don't care much about fashion, style or trends. Most view shopping as a punishment, not a treat, so it can only be expected that grooms take a lax approach to their wedding day attire. But an un-dapper groom won’t do his drop dead gorgeous...

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I DO or I DON’T to Non-White Wedding Gowns?

by Oh Lovely Day

I skirted a lot of traditions with my wedding, but I must admit I was a traditionalist when it came to the color of my wedding dress.  But more and more I’m seeing brides who choose a really special dress to wear on their wedding day that isn’t the traditional white gown.  And I’m sort of loving it.  I don’t know if I would do it (you know, if I had a time machine, used it, and did a wedding do-over) but I love seeing brides who do.  And there are some brides who can rock...

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10 Most Cringe-Worthy Wedding Reception Moments

by Azure

Your wedding day should be full of bliss and it will be!  You will look like a dream, your groom will be as handsome as ever, and those in attendance will be the ones who care for you most.  But the moment you throw an open bar into the mix, even the tamest wedding guest (like great aunt Edna) will let loose.  And when guests let their hair down, cringe-worthy moments ensue! We asked nearlyweds, newlyweds, bridal bloggers and wedding pros to share the most awkward,...

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Candy Wedding Cakes— Oh So Sweet!

by Brooklyn Bride

Who doesn't like candy? These wedding cakes are definitely made a bit more playful with a candy coating....the skies the limit when it comes to decorating! Which of these candy-coated wedding cakes makes your sweet tooth stand at attention? Post a comment below or send us a tweet!  

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Fun Finds for Your Wedding Reception Photobooth

by Brooklyn Bride

  Etsy always has the best stuff for weddings...case in point....Goldylocks.  Totally adorable printable mustaches, lips, bows and speech bubbles perfect to DIY for your wedding reception photobooth.    Do you plan on renting a photobooth for some dress-up fun?

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