My FI and I have decided not to do a bouquet or garter toss for a couple of reasons and we are not doing a cake cutting because we are not having a cake. My mom seems to be disappointed they we aren't doing any of the wedding traditions. She thinks people will miss having these signature wedding events, I disagree. I think these types of traditions break up the night and force people to clear the floor and sit down, which I think would be annoying.
What's everyone's thoughts on these traditions and how do I explain our choices to my mother?