12 Easy Ways to Save on Your Wedding
3. Break with Tradition
Just because something has always been done—like, say, the bouquet toss or having a slew of bridesmaids—doesn’t mean you have
to. “Go off the list of American wedding traditions,” Cotner says. "Some of these things are just ingrained in us, but they
aren’t traditions … they are all part of the wedding industrial complex."
Instead, decide what you value as a couple and stick to that, regardless of judgment—or other weddings you see on the internet.