05/15/2015 08:00 pm ET

11 Ways Same-Sex Couples Are Reinventing Old Wedding Traditions

When it comes to wedding planning, many of the standard matrimonial traditions simply don’t work for same-sex couples. Psh, who likes rules anyway? BuzzFeed reached out to Kate Schaefer, founder of H & H Weddings, to provide some insight on how same-sex couples are making their big day different. “LGBT couples are faced with a unique set of challenges as they plan their weddings; there are no rules! None. Zilch,” she says. “This can leave couples feeling overwhelmed, or unsure of what traditional elements of weddings to include. The best way to plan is to do whatever feels the most you.”

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