The 10 Wedding Rules I Wish I Could Break

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The Top 10 Wedding Rules I Wish I Could Break

By now, you know there are enough wedding rules out there to fill volumes of etiquette books. So we asked brides just like you if they could break just one rule, which one would it be? Read on to find out what they had to say and share your vote below. Plus, find out how you can find a happy compromise.

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"I would hold a nineteenth century costume ball instead of a traditional reception!" -- FB Michelle
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"I would tell everyone else to wear white and then dress in my favorite color -- black!" -- FB Marla
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"I'd skip the full Catholic mass that my parents want, and have an outdoor ceremony instead." --Mwt1981
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"I'd love to not invite certain members of our family and never hear the words, 'But they're family!' again. -- BeachFeet
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"I wish we could have just asked for money. We had everything we needed to furnish our apartment when we got married but needed the money. Instead, we got a ton of gift cards to spend on stuff we didn't really need." -- FB Lacey
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"I'd love to organize a big, casual party and then turn up in wedding attire and announce that we got married earlier that day!" -- emmbee123
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"I wish my groom and I could have seen each other before the ceremony. It would have been calming to see him." -- Lorie0322
Combat your pre-wedding stress.

"I wish we could skip the big ceremony and just do a quickie at city hall." -- jessigirl09
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"I wish I didn't have to personally greet every guest. I'd rather just make a speech and thank everyone at one time. Then the rest of the that time can be used for dancing!" -- amandaisengaged
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"I wish we could have unassigned seating at the reception and let everybody sit with whoever they want to." -- shamatt29
Read on more about seating charts and how to make all of your guests happy.


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