(Closed) Offbeat brides, where yall at?! *mini rant*

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Post # 33
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Fiance is more traditional than I am, so we’re keeping some of the traditional stuff, but not tons. I am walking down the aisle with both parents, to the Princess Bride song. (I wanted to walk with fiance but he insists on not seeing me until the wedding.) We’re getting married by a close friend. We have a bridal party, but it’s mixed genders on each side and not equal numbers. I’m wearing a short dress. Our rings (I have posted them before) are beautiful but definitely not standard. We’ve described our wedding as a “wedding themed cocktail party” with a quickie ceremony at the beginning. We are having flowers only because we’re not doing a seated dinner, so I feel like the tables will look naked and boring without them, but I’m doing them, so they should be weird. Oh, and we’re getting married at the Zoo, so we get to have an animal there. We chose a skunk. So cute! And dressed for the occasion. AND we can take pictures with/near some of the animals. I know there’s more because people keep giving me funny looks when I talk about it, but I can’t really think what. And actually after reading this thread I feel almost normal… weird. 🙂 

Post # 34
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We got some…interesting…comments on our save the date magnets. :p

We did a mix or more traditional and more offbeat/modern things. Worked out fine in the end, everyone had a blast.

Post # 35
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Human Wedipede.

Oh my god.

I love it.


I’m a bit offbeat! Not far enough in the planning to have more to say than “we want it to be OUR wedding” but I’m a tribe member and definitely ready to have some fun and weird things at our wedding.

Glad to see there are more of y’all here, too!

Post # 36
10713 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a ton of people bash our venue and try and talk us out of it. We got married in a theater and had a Shakespeare themed wedding (Midsummer Night’s Dream ) it turned out really pretty but people still asked us why we wanted such a strange venue… well it was beautiful, affordable and we’re both theater people.

Post # 37
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We just met with our photographers last night & they flipped when we said our wedding wasn’t going be traditional frilly affair, but instead would be a massive geekfest. They were so excited to do something different & started throwing ideas around & promising to get TARDIS & Storm Trooper props for their photobooth.

there are people out there who embrace the crazy, I love it 🙂

Post # 38
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@misspeanut:  Those are SUPER cute!!!!

Post # 39
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@HeathenSwan:  OMG, worst eppie of South Park EVER.  Love that save the date!

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@misspeanut:  Dude, that cow is giving major ‘tude, love it.

Post # 40
3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@oneovakind:  I attended my first full on American wedding, and there were so many things about it I disliked, I was glad I didn’t do them for my wedding. Whatever floats their boat, honestly, but it wasn’t for me 😛

Post # 41
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yay to off-beat brides!

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@peanutbutter1205:  Awesome. But now that song will be stuck in my head all day…

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@Paigey:  I really thought about a carnival theme. I think they’re SO fun.

I’ve gotten really mixed reactions from people. My grandmother (predictably) is horrified at most of my non traditional elements – “All brides wear veils, it’s just what you do” or “you can’t have it outside” or “What do you mean you won’t have any flowers?” etc. And I haven’t even brought up not changing my name or the ring warming ceremony or the fact that we will be using port-a-pots. She’s trying to be supportive, she’s just really traditional. His parents are also not thrilled about the whole backyard thing, but they’re being really supportive, none-the-less. But other friends and family have been totally excited and supportive about a big casual backyard ceremony and reception. I figure that’s pretty much how it always is, some people see your vision more than others, but as long as they show up and have fun, it’s all good.

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