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Denai
Curious June 2019 Alberta

What is something unique you did/will do at your wedding?

Denai, on October 1, 2018 at 12:30 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 27
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I love when weddings are different than the average traditional type of wedding! What is something you’re planning on doing or did at your wedding that was typically different than most!? It can be anything. I am just curious and would love some ideas!

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Latest activity by Sara, on October 4, 2018 at 17:40
  • Sara
    Frequent user January 2021 Alberta
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    We are only having one member each for our wedding party, which I don't think is super unique but I've never been to a wedding without a full wedding party.

    And instead of a guestbook, we want to have fabric or some kind of nice paper leaves for our guests to sign / write a message on, which we will then arrange on a painting of a bare tree and hang in our house.

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  • Renee
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
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    We've hired a cigar roller! My fiancee is a cigar fanatic and collects them. I warned him he's not allowed to stay outside all night smoking 😂
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  • Jessica
    Newbie December 2018 Saskatchewan
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    This is exactly what we are doing.
    We are also planning an “after” party. We’re going to head to the local pool hall for a few hours just to keep the party going.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    I arranged to have some indian formalities included in our ceremony and indian outifts. MOHs wore indian sari for the ceremony and the reception entrance. Changed into their dresses shortly after.
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
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    Not common in our circle of friends/family : We are having a bilingual (French/English) ceremony.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Yeah, our siblings would be at a wedding party table too, or with parents if we do sweetheart table.

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  • Maya
    Expert January 2019 Alberta
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    I’m incorporating my indigenous heritage and my brothers will sing and drum for me as I walk down the isle. Also our cake that will be for wedding party only will have a special design honouring all our heritages.
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    That's the kicker - we are not having anybody under the age of 18!! lol Adults only wedding with a bouncy castle FTW.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
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    I’m doing a head table with the parents, all the siblings are in the party so they’ll be sitting at a bridesmaid table and groomsmen table.
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  • Lydia
    Devoted June 2019 British Columbia
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    This is such a cool idea!
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
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    My aunt had one at her wedding when I was a kid. My cousins and I were on there allllll night
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  • Jillian
    Frequent user September 2022 Ontario
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    We are hoping to have a cigar and bourbon station as well as a cannoli wall instead of a donut wall!

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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
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    We’re choosing to have a local food truck as our caterer!
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  • Catherine
    Frequent user July 2020 Quebec
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    Not uncommon in general, but very uncommon for my circle of family and friends, we are having a small wedding of 50 people (closest family, like a fraction of them, and best friends). We are not having a big night of dancing and partying, but a nice dinner with speeches, perhaps a bride and groom game (love the shoe one), and other little simple things to make the night memorable and special. We are also going to have 1 long big banquet table instead of many individual round ones.
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
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    I actually saw on facebook the other day of a white castle bouncy house made for weddings!! It's such an awesome idea!

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    Oh! And our 'guest book' is actually going to be a collection of 10 bottles - people will be able to write us notes and stick their 'message in a bottle' to be opened on the anniversary labeled on the bottle. It fits really well with our beachy theme.

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  • Melissa
    Frequent user September 2018 Quebec
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    Omg lightsaber battle!!! So cute Smiley love
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    We had a basket on each table with a different holiday. Guests were encouraged to leave us notes, advice or date ideas and we will read it this year during that holiday.
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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
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    We are doing a lightsaber battle instead of a regular first dance.

    Our dinner is a taco buffet with 12 toppings.

    A candy buffet - not unique in and of itself, but the fact that I'm going to have over 140 pounds of candy is pretty unique.


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  • Melissa
    Frequent user September 2018 Quebec
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    My husband and I did a bouquet toss together with all guests as opposed to just single/unmarried women.
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  • Lizmridha
    Curious November 2018 Ontario
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    It's not so uncommon but we are doing a video game themed wedding. The decor and the cake are both themed.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
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    Its not super unique to me. but super important for me. my grandfather raised me (I called him dad). and my cousins (also his granddaughters) are going to light a candle or do something at the ceremony in recognition of him.

    the other is that instead of doing the bouquet toss (I find it ridiculous...and I don't have a lot of single friends). we are going to honour/recognize some couples/people that are important to us. My aunt and uncle (who are like my parents), a good family friend that have been like parents to me. and the FH's parents. My DJ/coordinator is figuring out the how and what exactly to say

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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
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    We’re combining black American and black Caribbean Canadian cultural elements during our wedding weekend, starting with a Guyanese Kwe-Kwe/Welcome Dinner. At this welcome dinner we’ll have a table for guests to play ping pong (it’s a thing we do as a couple), and double dutch (it’s a thing I love as an adult)

    We’ll jump the broom as per black American culture, and removing many of the other traditions)

    And our guests will be seated in a circle surrounding us for the ceremony.

    I think the individual elements won’t unique but the combination will be, and will reflect the “true to us” vibe that we’re going for.

    Just under 8 months to go!
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    We're thinking of doing a sweeheart table (just me and my FH) instead of a traditional head table with our wedding party. Or a head table with our parents instead of the wedding party. Nothing against the wedding party but it might be nice for them to have dinner with their SOs who might not know anyone.

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  • Clarissa
    Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan
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    We are bringing in a local dessert from my hometown that is only made there. We are also mixing in a few catholic wedding ceremony traditions in with the Lutheran service.
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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2019 Alberta
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    I think we are going to have a drinking game section!

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    Well it's not set in stone but I would love to have a bouncy house.... lol I NEEEEEED ONE!!

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