A bride-to-be has shared her list of 11 wedding rules, including no kids, don’t wear white or you’ll get red wine poured on you and huge announcements are banned.
Jasmine Cruz, from the US, is set to get married in September in front of 200 guests after getting engaged in August 2020.
In a now-viral TikTok video, the 23-year-old said she decided to jump on the wedding trend that sees brides share their own rules on social media.
For more Weddings related news and videos check out 7Weddings ,
“I’ll be following these rules at my wedding coming up,” she said, as she pointed at her own list.
Her first rule is “no kids” – with “some exceptions”.
“Everybody gets mad about this one. I don’t want kids running around unattended, their parents not watching. That would absolutely not be happening,” she explained.
“There’s some exception, most of my siblings are under the age of 15 so they can come as well as some out-of-towners who generally can’t get babysitters for the whole weekend because they have to travel, obviously they can bring their kids.
“They got to be watching them though.”
Her second rule is wearing white on her big day is unacceptable – and it’s so important to her, she accidentally wrote it twice on her list.
“Don’t wear white. Plain and simple. My bridesmaids have specific instructions already to pour a bottle of red wine on you so lets just avoid that, don’t wear white,” she said.
Jasmine said anyone who was not invited are unwelcome because the couple are already spending $100 per head.
“Don’t be bringing random people to my wedding. I gave you those plus ones for each head of your household that I want from my wedding,” she explained.
Another rule is she has no plans for her husband to remove her garter.
“We’re not doing that garter thing, that’s gross. I already have to kiss a man in public in front of all these people. Now you want him to go under my dress and pretend… No,” she said.
On the day of her wedding, Jasmine said anyone with questions can bring it up with her mum.
“Ask my mum. My mum has full creative liberty over everything… We have been going back and forth about day of stuff – and she’s great,” she said.
She wants all her guests to “take advantage” of the open bar and “drunk drivers” are not allowed.
“We’re paying so much money on an open bar – please take advantage of it. I want you drunk, I want you wasted,” she said.
“No drunk drivers. I don’t want you driving home drunk. You guys can leave your cars there until the next morning. You’ll be drinking responsibly.”
Jasmine said her vendors will be treated like her guests where they can eat and drink during their breaks – and even take home party favors and centerpieces.
Her bridesmaids can choose their own outfits whether it’s a dress or a pantsuit as long as she can “approve it and see it first”.
Finally, she warned “no big announcements”.
“If you’re pregnant, keep it to yourself, if you want to propose, keep that to yourself,” she said.
“Do not come to my wedding day taking the attention away from me and my man. You will be tackled. My bridesmaids are scary, you don’t want to mess with them.”
Her video has since been viewed more than 2.4 million times with many agreeing with her list.
“These are almost all obvious common courtesy/unspoken expectations. Anyone freaking out is probably a horrible, entitled guest,” one wrote.
Another said: “Love the no garter rule, it’s a really disturbing thing to do in front of family.”
One confirmed: “As an ex event planner I approve all these.”
While another added: “I don’t see nothing wrong with your rules.”