Post # 1
Ok I know not everybody knows what a social is, but I’m from Manitoba and its customary to have a wedding social. If I’m having a destination wedding do I still have a social? What about a shower? My bridesmaid is super. Excited to throw me a shower but my fiancé and I have lived together in our home for a year already. Do I still do these events even though I’m having a destination wedding?
Post # 3
i’m from MB too and also doing a destination! I don’t think having a destination wedding should have any impact on having a shower/social. I plan on having a shower for sure (MOH is going to host one). I may or may not have a social – moved out of province so not sure if it’ll work for us. but I say go for it and have both.
Post # 4
Oh, what’s a social? I’m curious!
Post # 5
@Stay at home mommy: I think you can have a shower but you still have to limit the invites to people that were invited to the wedding.
As for the social, those tend to just be open affairs, so feel free to have one and whoever wants to come can. Although on the bee, it’s not a common thing so be prepared for lots of people to say no, just because the concept is so foreign.
Post # 6
@Paiger8: A social is essentially a party that people buy tickets to to attend. Super common in Manitoba. The last one I attended was a Halloween party and there were raffles and silent auctions and a cash bar. Proceeds go to the couple.
I think in smaller towns especially there’s just not that much to do so people are justthankful for being provided with a party to attend even if they’re six degrees of separation from the couple.