Who likes rules? After your engagement has settled in, you find out you have a lot of questions swirling around in your head. Who pays for the bridesmaids dresses? Do we have to have alcohol at the wedding? Who do you invite? Do you have to ask your fiancé’s sister to be your bridesmaid? The questions keep coming and you’ll more than likely find that many people will throw in their own 2 cents.
I’m here to say, please don’t forget that YOU make the rules on YOUR wedding day :). Don’t have events (i.e. day-after brunch) if you prefer resting and if you’re not a partier and don’t feel comfortable going to a club for your bachelorette party DON’T – – there are no “musts” to weddings. Much of what we see in magazines and hear from our family and friends has been built up from years of others’ opinions and how they think things should go, that doesn’t mean it’s the only way.
However, please don’t mistake what I’m saying here. I think you should take into consideration that your mom would love it if you wore her veil for the ceremony or that your cousin wants to sing a tune for the happy new couple . . . although it’s your day, it’s important to the people who love you as well. If you don’t agree with them, find a way to incorporate their wishes in a fashion that work for both of you.
Anyway, these are just a couple thoughts on your wedding and how to make it YOUR dream day!