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Holy Grail of Kitsch wedding 31 scaled alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A quirky thrift store wedding sealed with a kitsch

When we say it was a thrift store wedding, WE MEAN IT! Check out the troll dolls, VHS tape centerpieces, the rotary phone, and a gorgeous second-hand wedding dress.

best vow alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This year’s best vow examples

We’ve featured literally thousands of real weddings on Offbeat Wed, and most of them include an excerpt from the couple’s vows. For those of you planning your weddings and trying to write your wedding ceremony scripts, these wedding vow examples from real couples can be a great way to get ideas to help you figure out how to write your own wedding vows.

DIY DARK FANTASY HALLOWEDDING HANDFASTING 19 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

A witchy Halloween handfasting next to a cemetery

Our plan was to incorporate our love of the renaissance faire and the witchy aesthetic that we were known for to make a dark fantasy/enchanted forest vibe for our Halloween handfasting.

witchy halloween handfasting script alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Our Halloween handfasting ceremony script complete with readings

The wedding officiant at our witchy Halloween handfasting was one of our close mutual friends. The Halloween handfasting ceremony script he read from was composed of our personal wants, Pagan influence, and research on nontraditional vows from other offbeat weddings.

Surprise Ceremony Halloween Carnival Party 25 scaled alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

This Hallowedding had zombie wedding ceremony script!

Our first date was the premiere episode of ‘The Walking Dead’, so obviously we had to tie Halloween/spooky/macabre into the wedding!

good omens wedpocalypse ceremony 8 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Wedpocalypse: A ‘Good Omens’ wedding

We knew from the beginning that we were not getting legally married and are ethically non-monogamous. When asked to come up with an alternative to a wedding, I was re-reading a beloved Neil Gaiman book (and binging the TV series) Good Omens… so we came up with Wedpocalypse.