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5 Wedding Rules To Break

Anyone can pay for the wedding, not just the bride's family.

While it was tradition for the bride's family to pay for the wedding, this is almost never the case anymore. Typically a combination of funds given from both the bride's family and groom's family, with the couple also contributing has become popular. Some couples even opt to pay for the wedding in full on their own—it just depends on the financial situation and what the couple and families prefer. Spreading out expenses can greatly reduce stress during the planning process and places less pressure on everyone overall.

The bridesmaids don't have to wear the same dress (or wear dresses at all!).

More and more brides are opting for a mix-and-match look when it comes to their bridesmaids' attire, and it's a wonderful shift away from tradition. Putting your 'maids in different styles, colors, or prints not only gives them an opportunity to wear a dress they actually like and one that looks good on their body type, but it also creates a stunning overall look.

You don't have to invite people for the sole purpose of not offending them.

Although this is easier said than done, you should only invite the people you know and want to spend time with on the big day. Not much good will come out of inviting someone to your wedding out of pure obligation.

You don't have to leave for the honeymoon immediately after the wedding.

Rarely do couples leave the reception and head straight to the honeymoon anymore. In fact, nowadays more and more couples choose to leave for their honeymoon weeks or even months after they tie the knot. Modern couples are so busy and often have demanding work schedules, that it simply makes sense for them to jet off on their honeymoon at a later date. Whenever you go, it's important to make sure that you're both able relaxed and able to actually enjoy this time together.

The ceremony's actual start time doesn't have to be listed on the invitation.

Here's a little white lie couples can tell their guests: The time that you print on your wedding invitation for ceremony start time should be 30 minutes earlier than it actually is. Why? Because everyone is late to everything and weddings are no exception. In addition, the location is likely brand new for some of your guests.

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