(Closed) Who considers themselves an 'offbeat bride'? Why?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 47
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shningdrgn:  lol – yes. I found that it consumed me and I talked about it a lot to certain people. I got sick of hearing myself.  But I learnt early on that certain people drag your ideas down – especially when they are more conservative with their ideas and don’t see your vision!  My mother in law made comments like “you cant have a tarot reader there, that’s what you see at a weekend market!” She was concerned how some other family member would react – more conservative religious types – funnily enough on the day they were lining up for a reading and loved it! lol!

Post # 48
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like to think we’re offbeat!

We’re doing an ultra formal, traditional luncheon…

Then taking a SUV limo into Rochester that night to go clubbing with all our “Under 40” guests!

Something old, something new!

Post # 49
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re two brides and we’re both atheists. Offbeat enough already, right? 

Post # 50
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@hgwells:  Definitely! =)


Well, since Fiance is a fantasy artist and my friends and even random strangers say I’m a “faerie in human form”…we’re totally going to have a lot of fantasy elements. Everything will be very natural, very green, and very free-spirited.

Our centerpieces will most likely be faerie terrariums with moss, sculpted clay mushrooms, etc.

Our tables are going to be named after either fantasy creatures (goblins, ents, etc.) or peoples from Middle Earth (Rohirrim, Dunedain, etc.)

I would totally love it if “They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” was played at some point as a dance song.. haha.

We’re going to include Wiccan elements to our wedding ceremony.

The ceremony is in the castle from Monty Python and the Holy Grail..


Hmmm… I know there’s a lot more. But that’s it so far. I have an awesome photographer and I know our wedding will be unique, so we’re actually kind of hoping that we’ll be featured on OffBeat Bride. If not, that’s fine.. I’m sure there will be other blogs that will want our pictures!

Post # 51
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d say I’m a little offbeat.  After trying to plan a huge wedding that was putting me through way too much stress we decided to do what we wanted to do and have a tiny wedding in Paris (no more thab 10 people) then spend a month traveling around Europe with the money we would have been used to feed all our guests for one night (we both work full time so getting that much time off isn’t easy, and we’re engineers so it was more difficult to study abroad in college, etc so traveling for that long is a dream come true!!). I couldn’t be more excited!!

Post # 52
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No “colors”

Mismatched bridesmaids in cowboy boots. Groomsmen in mismatched (already owned suits?)

No old, awkward traditions (bouquet toss, garter, etc)

In a field and almost everything is via friends and family, flowers, food, cake, etc

All I want is a ‘down on the farm’ wedding where everyone shows up in their sunday best and enjoys good food and a happy celebration together.

Post # 53
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1. We had ninjas on our wedding invitations

2. My 82 year old grandmother let us get her ordained online so she could officiate.

3. We didn’t have a bridal “party” just 2 witnesses, my brother and sister.

4. I walked down the isle to The Legend of Zelda- Great Fairy Fountain

5. I arrived in a classic muscle car

6. We were announced into our recpetion to Dream Evil’s “Made of Metal”

7. We cut our cake with a ninja sword to “Mortal Combat”

8. We did away with the unity candle, the bouquet toss, the garter toss

9. My dad and I danced to  a string version of Guns N Roses Sweet Child O Mine

10. We had a pumpkin cheese cake instead of a wedding cake

Post # 54
145 posts
Blushing bee

I’m still hopeful but I can say when that day comes – it’ll definitely be offbeat.

Me and my intended are pagan and will definitely incorperate some of our beliefs in the ceremony. Colors aren’t static but since I’m considering a Hellraiser theme, my dress might be red. Also since we met over an RPG computer game (no not an MMO we both hate those, odd I know) – video games will definitely be at the reception and screw the concept that games aren’t classy enough for a wedding! Maybe a Rock Band battle instead of a first dance…

So many awesome ideas and so much time to think of them all!

He’d best snatch me up soon before I plan a whole weeks worth of festivities Wink

Awesome ideas brides – I hope your big day is every bit as special and unique as you want it be!

Post # 55
4554 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m definitely at least “Offbeat Lite”.

Our recessional is a Detroit Cobras song, we plan on having the Japanese “to” hirigana symbol where others have an ampersand (because we’ve both studied the language and I’ve spent some time there), we are getting married in a Freemason temple, the bridesmaids dresses will be replicas of dresses from the 1950s, we will be writing our own vows (if I can stop crying for five minutes at a stretch when we talk about it), the bridesmaids are walking in to Book of Love, our first dance may very well be “The 13th” by the Cure (if we can learn some fancy moves), there will be homemade redneck wine, and the groom’s cake will either be a Futurama cake or a companion cube.

Post # 56
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I consider myself an offbeat bride as well! We are having a steampunk themed wedding with comic book touches. I want my dress to have some sort of black on it somewhere, if not be black all together. We are also doing a lot of the traditional elements of the wedding, but this felt more like us than anything else.

Btw, I love Alice and Wonderland themed weddings! I kind of want to make my rehersal dinner Alice and Wonderland themed.

ETA: I thought of a few more things! Our STD’s are being done by a major comic book artist (Sean Forney) and they will be depicting Catwoman and Batman in Gotham City. I am walking down the aisle to “The Only One” by Paramore. We want to do a surpise entrance to The Phantom of the Opera. The grooms cake is going to be a superhero themed cake. We are writing our own vows, and my Dad and Stepdad are walking me down the aisle… I think that’s it?

Post # 58
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Add us to the list!

We are having a Steampunk wedding at Disnyworld. The reception is at the Animal Kingdom (after hours) in a courtyard that looks like an old African town so there will definitely be some Pith helmets going on! 

None of the wedding party will match. The girls in different corsets and skirts, the boys in vests  and dress pants…all with their own individual ‘characters’. My dress is purple and my FH will be wearing a full morning suit…both with tophats. Bouquets will be wire flowers and feathers.

This is my second marriage so I will be walking down the aisle with my son. No bouquet or garter toss.

I know there’s more but can’t think right now!

Post # 59
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’d consider myself offbeat and it drives both sets of parents nuts! lol

I’m having no real flowers. My bouquets are going to be handmade fabric flower bouquets (picture above) and my centerpeices are oragamic flowers made from sheet music. I’m having no cake, just cupcakes. The cupcakes are actually cocktail cupcakes like margarita flavor or chocolate and butterscotch schnapp flavor.

Our first dance is an R&B song: Ordinary by Wayne Brady. All of my bridesmaids willl be in a diff color dress: Maid/Matron of Honor in light purple, bridesmaid in coral and other bridesmaid in aqua. All my guys are in light grey with their ties to match the girls dress. My ushers will be standing up as groomsmen once they are finished seating people. My ceremony isn’t in a church but in a Art Studio and we are going to have a violinist instead of a piano. We are surprising our guests with a cotton candy machine during our reception! It will be a fun day with lots of my Fiance and I’s personality showing through! 

Post # 61
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The only place I’ve ever been onbeat is in band.  At some point I may even get our wedding planned out. 

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