- This Time Round
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Ok you are most certainly looking at a Tiered Reception, with Wedding Elements.
Everything sounds fine for the most part.
PARENTS DANCE = You can skip this or do it. You can do it JUST with your Dad, or your Hubby can Dance with his Mom. It can be 1/2 + 1/2 during the same song… or 2 different songs.
TOASTS = If you are going to have Wedding Cake… and one assume you’ll pose for a Photo of the two cutting the cake as well… then you really need to arrange for someone to lead the Toast… it can be very very simple… someone saying “To the Bride & Groom *… all the Best for Many Many Years to come” (or something similar). And that is it, that is all.
* B&G can be replaced with the words “Happy Couple”… or “Mr & Mrs CarterLove” etc. And a Toast can be with or without Alcohol.
SPEACHES = Not necessary. Can be eliminated entirely… or done by a close family member at the Dinner.
BOUQUET & GARTER = Easy enough to opt in or out. Length of your Dress doesn’t matter… you can do it the “traditional” way which is far more classy (no man under your skirts !!). Just a girl with a sexy bit of leg up on a chair. The woman controls the exposure.
The rest of your Party can be whatever you wish… in regards to Music, Games, Activities etc.
FOOD & BEVERAGES = Curious you mentioned Food & Beverage … in Reply # 15 to
We will be serving a late luncheon type meal but we have to have a cash bar, which I feel kinda bad about but we don’t have a choice.
I assume here you are talking about Late Night Eats for the Party Guests ?
As for the Bar element…
As a Fellow Canadian I sooooo get that Alcohol is Expensive… BUT you cannot have a FULL ON Cash Bar for the whole evening as that would be seen as RUDE
So as a cost savings measure your choices truly are:
You truly need to either go TOTALLY DRY
OR a COMBO Situation… where you the Hosts provide Alcohol to some extent… be it any of the following:
- Signature Drink / Welcome Cocktail (can be done w/ or w/o Drink Tickets)**
- Just Beer
- Just Wine
- Beer & Wine
- A White Bar = White Rum, Gin, Vodka & White Wine
- OR a Loonie / Twoonie Subsidized Bar
** Drink Tickets would be handed out to people as they arrive, and good for whatever Welcome Drink you choose (their choice, or yours… ie Signature Cocktail). The thing with Drink Tickets in this situation is that you’d have some control over the Tab being run at the Bar.
Now by far the cheapest option when it comes to a Hall is if you can find one (Community Hall – Legion – Service Group) that will bring in your own Alcohol (rare option in Canada)… OR you use one of these Halls and get a good rate on BOTH Rental and Bar Service (Hourly Bartending Fee vs Amount of Booze Served)
So yes, lots to think about.
Hope this gets you started tho.