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. 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. Schaefer says, "LGBT couples are faced with a unique set of challenges as they plan their weddings; there are no rules! None. Zilch. 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. While plenty of lesbian brides still have their maids, and many gay grooms still have their groomsmen, just as many couples are opting to make their wedding party exactly what they want. Removing gender from the equation makes it so much easier."