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Wedding Traditions at the destination

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#1 JenFL

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    Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:10 AM

    I'm still in the early planning stages and will be doing the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception/dinner for mine. However I was wondering for anyone further along in planning or has already had their wedding - how do all the "traditional" wedding event factor in? Things like first dances, toasts, etc? Especially since there probably won't be a large reception space with dance floor (I'm only expecting 20-25 people)



    #2 JayKay

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    Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

    I think it really depends on where you are getting married and how they do things.  The resort I am getting married at does things a little differently.  After the ceremony you have a champagne toast and can do the first dances and cake cutting right there and then go to dinner. For us we really don't care about all the traditional wedding factors.  We aren't going to do official toasts but rather just informal ones at dinner.  I would ask at your specific resort how they do things and the order or the day to maybe get a better idea!

    #3 mandys

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      Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:43 PM

      The beauty of the DW is that you can do whatever you want! I dont think there are really any rules.

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      #4 arobarpics

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        Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:35 AM

        The whole beautiful thing about a DW is that you get to plan what you want to do and not what people expect. The people there probably already know that you aren't the most "traditional" bride if they are travelling somewhere to celebrate your big day. :-)

        #5 brendaniab

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          Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:38 AM

          I think it really depends on where you are getting married and how they do things. A wedding is all about tradition, and one of the oldest and honored traditions that can take place at a wedding is that of a toast. And picking a drink is really important to a wedding ceremony. You'll have to taste the wine and tell which is the perfect Wine for your wedding. Some people are being practical. And some want it to be extravagant. For me, what is most important in a wedding is the epitome of love and happiness. You don't need to follow the old traditions. You just have to enjoy your day and be happy with the people on your wedding.

          #6 harkatea

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            Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:20 PM

            I think it's all up to you.  We have a free cake, so I think we may plug in the ipod and do a dance or something...

            #7 nairay

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              Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:42 PM

              You can tailor the reception to how you want it.  Even with a small group (25), I'm still going to do toasts, first dance, father/daughter mother/son dances with the iPod, cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss, probably in a similar order at a "traditional" reception. 

              #8 baileybutton

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                Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

                I don't plan to do any traditional 'wedding' things. No first dances, no cake, just pictures, then drinks at the disco!

                03.13.13 ~ The day I marry my best friend!

                #9 Avelyad

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                  Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:35 PM

                  Figure out what the important parts are to you. The best thing about a DW is the fact that you can completely tailor it to your liking

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