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While planning this wedding to my favorite Arkansan, I find myself asking a lot of questions.
How can I word the wedding invitations so that my grandma likes them but they aren't too fussy?
Is it OK to have a tea party style reception?
Can I still have a bar and a DJ if I'm getting married at 1pm?
Am I a total weirdo for NOT wanting to party til dawn at a $100,000 reception?
When I'm asking these questions, I turn to my two favorite wedding blogs. Why are they my faves? They remind us that it's ok to not have a Pinterest Perfect wedding full of things everyone says you "should" have at a wedding. That the point of a wedding isn't how the photos look, but rather the marriage that starts on that day.
I love this site. They have great resources for doing your wedding your way, great images of other folks who have done their weddings their way, and I am especially in love with their series called "Reclaiming Wife". I'm a feminist who's thrilled to be getting married at 23, and the women who write this site make me feel not so weird about that.
"APW is focused on creating a culture that supports laid-back, feminist weddings. All that stuff wedding media tells you that you have to have? We think you don’t have to have it (unless you actually want it). And we don’t actually believe that all those things people tell you are traditions actually are traditional. (So much so that Meg actually wrote a whole book about it.) Our wedding content is a mix of real wedding stories sharing what couples learned, how-to’s, and personal essays normalizing the messy reality of wedding planning. Sometimes it’s also pretty pictures, but always focused on people and emotions, not objects."
This site can get a little bizarre, but it's also very cool.
"If Offbeat Bride's ethos had to be boiled down, it would be this: