I live in Eastern Canada and am just getting started on my wedding journey. My FI and I are both in our 40's and want to have a small but elegant wedding so I am looking to see what traditions and customs other ladies in Canada are planning at their wedding. We already have our house and many of the things you need to go with it.
First I am wondering about a cash bar vs an open bar. Where I grew up, the custom is mostly for a cash bar because my family sure enjoys their drink. I was thinking about providing some home brewed wine on the tables for the toasts or maybe in basket for the out of town guests. My dad makes wine and the Merlot and Chardonnay from Costco are reasonable in price and good in flavour.
We are both rather shy people and am thinking about skipping the bouquet and garter toss traditions along with the spotlight dances.
We are also thinking about skipping the flower girl and ring bearer because most of our family is older and while it is cute, we may just go with the BM and MOH in our wedding party with maybe a junior bridesmaid.
I really would like to have the traditional guest book but am not sure I really want to spend the money on engraved toasting flutes or cake serving set.
What places can we set up registries in Canada besides Sears? Anyone ever use a honeymoon registry? If so which one is best for us Canadian Chicks?
I have done a lot of reading on TK over the past month and I get the impression that women in the US really seem to go all out for their weddings but that is not something we feel is right for us.
Ok...that is all I can think of right now but feel free to add anything else you may think would apply.