- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
@paula1248: I haven’t heard of rehearsal dinners being done in australia either.
I’m from NSW and I’ve only been to one wedding that didn’t have an open bar, and it was a Japanese wedding.
with food, I’ve been to one with a buffet (again, the Japanese wedding), one with a cocktail reception (so finger food) and every other wedding I’ve been to has been a seated dinner with alternate service. We’re having a cocktail reception with LOTS of finger food!
Another thing I’ve noticed is having a brunch/lunch the next day as a kind of ‘wedding de-brief’ is very popular. it’s never really planned out though, it’s just kind of a word of mouth invitation to whoever will still be around the next day.
I also think that wishing wells or giving money as gifts is really popular as opposed to registries (thank god, it’s so much easier to stick some money in a card!).
A lot of this stuff depends more on the circles you move in rather than your region. I’ve only been to two church weddings, but one of my friends has only ever been to church weddings – ours will be the first outdoor wedding he’s been to! and I know a lot of greek and italian families who have HUGE weddings, but all the weddings I’ve been to have been pretty small.