What Wedding Etiquette Rule Do You Really Wish You Could Break?

Wedding Etiquette Rules

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Sometimes it's not always easy to play by the rules. For example, if it were up to you, your crazy Aunt Sally would never get an invite to the wedding, and your registry would just be chocked full of big-ticket items (hello, new couch!) because, well, that's what you actually need. It's nice to have nice manners of course, but we can also sympathize with the fact that certain wedding etiquette rules can really blow when you're the one forced to follow them. We asked a bunch of brides to reveal the rule they like the least.

Giving parents a gift
"My fiancé and I are paying for our own wedding so it feels a little awkward to us, almost like a freedom present or a token to say, 'Congrats, you're no longer responsible for me.'" — Ellie

Inviting significant others
"Especially those that literally add nothing to the conversation or are super close-minded. Like, can you just stay home?! I'm not having the most conventional wedding, and can already anticipate some snide comments from a few of my friends' spouses that I'm not particularly fond of and would rather not invite." — Jess

Sending handwritten thank-you notes
"I know it's a nice gesture and proper etiquette, but we're spending so much on the wedding that it would be nice to save a little dough, not to mention money on postage, and do digital thank-yous instead." — Candace

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The RSVP deadline
"In my perfect world, it wouldn't be considered rude to require wedding guests to send in their RSVPs several months in advance that way I could plan accordingly, probably dole out some plus-ones and turn to my B-list with time to spare." — Michelle

Having a variety of price points on the registry
"I wish I could just ask for what I really want (nice furniture) and make everything a group gift, but I know that even though it's becoming more and more accepted, I'd still piss off a lot of my family. Traditionally, you're supposed to register for items in a variety of price points, which can be kind of wasteful in my opinion." — Nikki

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