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The No Rules Rule

It’s one of our favorites over here at She Be But Little: the No Rules rule.

Whether you call it thinking outside the box or marching to the beat of your own drum, we’re big fans of doing what feels right to YOU on your wedding day and ignoring everything else.

When planning a wedding, you’re going to receive an overload of advice – things you should and shouldn’t do. While it’s definitely a good idea to follow the rules of proper etiquette, there’s nothing holding you back from planning a wedding that is uniquely your own.

You want to wear Converse sneakers with your wedding dress? Go for it. You want to have a coffee cart serving your guests after the ceremony? Cool – count us in! You want to replace traditional floral centerpieces with tiered platters of your favorite dessert? Yes, please.

There aren’t rules. Do what feels right to you and your fiancé, and every little detail will end up reflecting who you are as a couple (and THAT is what makes a wedding day even more special).

Let’s explore this a little further:

Photo by Molly Jo Collection

3 Etiquette rules you shouldn’t stray away from (there are plenty more of these, but we’re just going to list a few to give you a better idea of what we’re talking about!):

– Don’t invite someone to the pre-wedding celebrations if you aren’t going to invite them to the wedding

– Don’t include your registry information on your wedding invitations

– Include postage on your RSVP cards


3 Wedding details you can get creative with:

– Favors

Choose something that means something to you and your fiancé. Choose your favorite candy or soda, something that relates to the city you call home, or an item needed to participate in your favorite hobby. Get creative and make it meaningful. Can’t think of anything perfect? Forego favors and have a personalized thank you note on each person’s place setting instead. Again, there aren’t rules. Do what feels right to you!

– Centerpieces / Décor

You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. Let your personalities shine by choosing décor that reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple.

– Music

Stop Googling “father daughter dance songs” and choose music that means something to you instead. Do you have memories of singing a certain song with your dad while you were growing up? Choose that song! Is there a song that makes you think of your fiancé every time it comes on the radio? Choose that song! It doesn’t matter if it isn’t a typical father daughter or first dance song, as long as it’s special to you.


We can’t say it enough. There aren’t rules. Be true to who you are as a couple and every little detail of your day will reflect that.

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