Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides

Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides

by Ariel Meadow Stallings

Paperback(Second Edition)



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. In this updated edition of Offbeat Bride, Stallings humorously recounts the story of the original offbeat wedding-hers-and shares anecdotes and advice from dozens of other nontraditional couples. She also includes a chapter on budget weddings in today's weak economy, along with sidebars, tips, tricks, and planner encouragement to help you figure out your special day. What results is a combination of hilarious wedding stories and tons of helpful how-tos-a perfect mash-up of memoir and handbook.

At once practical and enjoyable, Offbeat Bride validates choosing the funky, different, and offbeat over the traditional, and leads couples through the planning process-from unique ideas on how to announce their engagement all the way to answering the question, "So, how's married life?" Stallings is the ultimate guide to the alternative wedding of your dreams, and with Offbeat Bride, she brings you a book that serves both as an encouragement and celebration of aisles less traveled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580053150
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Ariel Meadow Stallings is the founder and publisher of Offbeat Empire, a digital publishing company that reaches about a million readers a month. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Guardian and on the Today Show.

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Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lizPA More than 1 year ago
This is not your usual obnoxious wedding planning book. Very realistic and practical.
Mab More than 1 year ago
I am recently engaged, which has me alternately freaked out and excited. This book immediately put me at ease and reminded me that my wedding is not a competition. I don't need to worry about it being not traditional enough or even conversely not being offbeat enough. It just has to be my wedding, and that's the important part. It was full of anecdotes and real life experience and lots of advice that was practical for me and my future husband.
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