In terms of mainstream media reception, Offbeat Bride has done better in Canada than it has in the U.S. As I'd expected, the book has gotten great reception from independent and local press in the US, but national media has definitely deemed the book way, way too weird. Which is fine with me. That said,…
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Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, weighs in on Offbeat Bride: Some girls dream about their wedding. Others consider skipping the ceremony altogether. Ariel Meadow Stallings marries tradition with non-conformity by acknowledging that many women face a "bridentity crisis" and that feminist wedding planners do exist. Her tips are very 2007. To wit, don't…
Offbeat Bride should be required reading for all alt-brides-to-be. This book is the vindication you've been looking for to tell you, no, you are not alone in having that automatic gag relfex to white poof and ruffles and the sound of Wedding March.
An Offbeat Bride mention in the Jewish Journal
"I wanted Offbeat Bride to be reassuring, not condemning."
"It's just an afternoon party — it's not starving children. It's not war crimes. It's just a party and try, try, try to keep that in mind. There are much bigger things for all of us to wring our hands over."
"Offbeat weddings can be just as expensive and over-the-top indulgent as traditional weddings … just cuz it ain't normal don't mean that shit's cheap!"
Have a vegan wedding! (Another Offbeat Bride Elle Magazine excerpt for ya)