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Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides


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Unenthused by a white wedding gown and bored by the hoopla of the Hollywood-style reception, Ariel Meadow Stallings found herself absolutely exhausted with the nuances of traditional nuptials. So, she chose to take a walk off the beaten aisle and embrace the non-traditional bride within. Through trial and error, Ariel and her fiancée managed to crank out a budget wedding with all-night dancing, guests toasting champagne in mismatched mugs, gorgeous gardens, no monogrammed napkins, no garter, no bridesmaids, and lots of lesbians. Shortly after her 2004 matrimony, Ariel began searching for other brides whose ceremonies defied age-old tradition and reflected who they are. From there, she developed the idea for a guide for the offbeat couple.

Offbeat Bride serves as an inspiration for those who are interested in a vegan buffet, avoiding bouquet tossing, doing away with the elitist guest list and being a control freak without becoming a Bridezilla. Filled with sidebars, tips, tricks and planner encouragement (all taffeta-free) to help you figure out your special day, this book sees couples through the wedding process from ideas on how to announce their engagement to answering the question, "So, how's married life?" and everything in between.

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Sophia A Chang, February 10, 2012 (view all comments by Sophia A Chang)
It was a fluffy read (but what wedding book isn't?), but it helped provide some alternatives to the traditions that the Wedding Industrial Complex presents. Now, I have all sorts of ideas of how I want to plan a meaningful, personal wedding without spending $22,000 (the average amount a couple spends on a wedding) or inviting 149 people (average number of guests at a wedding). Thank goodness for books like these that make me believe and know that an affordable wedding is possible!
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lightness, January 25, 2008 (view all comments by lightness)
If you're contemplating getting hitched and wanting to do it your own unique & independent way then Offbeat Bride is a fun read with loads of helpful sidebars and embarrassing anecdotes. Not for bridezilla's afraid of stories of musical theater weddings or wedding guests pooping in buckets in the woods.
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Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides
Stallings, Ariel Meadow
Seal Press
Weddings -- United States -- Planning.
Alternative lifestyles -- United States.
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8.25 x 5.5 in 11 oz

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