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A laid-back kind of day

Want something less formal than an informal wedding? Plan an ultra-casual wedding — one where you break all the rules. Don’t want to wear white? Go for it! Want to use a crazy theme? Bring it on.

There’s one easy way to lessen the formality of your wedding: change the time of day. Weddings in the morning or early afternoon are by nature less formal than evening weddings. Let guests know you’re planning a casual event when you send your save-the-date cards or invitations. Throw out the traditional wording — let them know you’re “getting hitched” or “tying the knot.”

Don’t forget about dinner! Plan a picnic, barbecue or potluck. It’s hard to be formal when you’re relaxing on a picnic blanket!

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