Sunday, 1 March 2015


#1: YOU MUST TOSS THE BOUQUET. You actually don’t have to do this. Many couples choose to just toss the bouquet or to simply hand it off to the couple in the room who has been married the longest.

#2: YOUR WEDDING HAS TO BE ON A WEEKEND . This is becoming less and less true. More couples are paving the way for week day weddings to be acceptable, and while your guests may not be fans of this, a Saturday night wedding isn’t the rule anymore.

#3: YOU HAVE TO INVITE CHILDREN TO YOUR WEDDING . Don't worry about hurting feelings here. Truth be told, you will offend someone at some point in time during your wedding planning anyway, no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Weddings are adult affairs. Do not feel guilty when you write “Adults Only” on your invitations. As long as you are giving enough notice, your guests can find babysitters.

#4: YOU NEED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BRIDESMAIDS. This is simply not true! Your bridal party should consist of the people you are closest with, and if that means one or two people, then that is perfectly fine. If your fiancé has more people than you, that is totally acceptable too.

#5: THERE IS A SPECIFIC ORDER THAT YOUR RECEPTION MUST HAVE . While there are certainly things that need to be organized, for instance: parent dances, cake cutting or other traditions. There is not set order in which to do them. If you want to get all of the formalities out of the way so that your group can dance all night, then do it. If you want everything to be spread out, that’s fine, too! It’s your day and your wedding, so schedule whatever you want, in whatever order you want.

Tell us: Which wedding "rules" are you breaking?

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