20 Obsolete Wedding Customs
It's your day, so do your own thing
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2010 3:21 PM CDT
A beautiful wedding cake is wonderful, but only if it's your thing. Prefer cupcakes? Serve cupcakes!   (Flickr)
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(Newser) – Get engaged, and within days the world is your wedding planner. Ignore the world, ignore your mom, even ignore the actual wedding planner, Wendy Atterbury writes for The Frisky. Some "rules" that don't have to apply—unless you really want to apply them:

  • Invite distant relatives: Whether the distance is literal or figurative. "Your grandmother’s second cousin who lives in Boca will get over it if she’s not invited."

  • Be "given away": "Here’s a thought: you could walk down the aisle all by yourself like a big girl!
  • Have same-sex attendants: "If he’s your gay BFF, why is he a groomsman? Get him over on your side where he belongs."
  • Carry a bouquet: "Go with something more creative, like a vintage brooch bouquet (so cool!)."
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