As a proud member of our community, I like to support meaningful events. This fantastic comedy show is coming to town on February 11th to raise money for The Brant County SPCA. It will be a great night of laughter for a wonderful cause and is a fantastic date night for Valentine’s Day.
As a way to say ‘thank you’ to the great people who have supported my business, I have secured a very special offer just for you! If you follow the link below you will be directed to a private ticket page where you can buy your tickets to the show for $2 less than the general public. That’s only $12 for a night of gut-busting laughs that will help animals in need.
Just click on the picture below the poster and you will automatically be sent to the special ticket page.
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There are basically five (5) toasts and three (3) responses that are presented at the wedding reception. Some of these are “optional” and all toasting can be optional if you wish. Toasting is normally carried out during the “Coffee & Dessert” portion of the dinner.
1. Toast to the Bride
The first toast is ALWAYS to the Bride. This toast is usually delivered by a friend of the Bride or of the bride’s family. This should be someone who has witnessed the bride through her life and is able to comment on her growth from a child to a woman. Frequently this is an aunt or uncle for example.
2. Toast to the Groom
This toast is traditionally delivered by the Best Man. Frequently this toast ends up to be more of a “roast” than a toast but is one of the “more popular toasts of the evening just because of the stories about the Groom that this toast usually includes.
3. Toast to the Parents of the Bride
This toast is delivered by a member of the Bride’s family and is meant to “honor” the parents of the bride at this occasion. Frequently these days this toast is delivered by the Bride herself.
4. RESPONSE by the Parents of the Bride
This “response” is to the above toast and is the opportunity for the Parent(s) of the Bride to “welcome” everyone and give a little thank you speech. This is also where the parents “welcome” the Groom into the family.
5. Toast to the Parents of the Groom – Same as above.
6. RESPONSE by the Parents of the Groom – Same as above.
7. Toast to the Bride & Groom (as a couple)
Basically, the last toast of the celebration and is commonly presented by the Best Man and Maid of Honor together..
8. RESPONSE by Bride & Groom
This is the final speech of the evening traditionally. This is where the Bride & Groom thank everyone for attending, particularly those guests that traveled a great distance, thank their wedding attendants, and present their comments to their guests.
You can add a number of additional toasts if you wish. These could include toasts to Grandparents etc.
Inexpensive ideas to “Wow” your guests with a personal, and Absolutely Unique Day
What most people don’t realize and the wedding industry conveniently keeps a secret. Is that you can have a day filled with personal, unique touches that really say something about you. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
The Wow Effect
“Wow” is that overwhelming moment of appreciation when you’re so moved that you can’t even express it. When your guests experience the Wow Effect at your wedding they won’t just be impressed… they’ll really get who you are and what makes you special. Your guests are wowed when your wedding is a totally unique expression of you. The key to the Wow Effect is engagement.
The “Wow Effect” happens in a group when you have people involved, connected and engaged in what’s going on. Guest become an important part of your wedding day, not just a spectator. When your guests are engaged and involved in the events of your wedding, they get active and interested. They have FUN…and so do you. The more you involve your guests, the more it works, the more unique and FUN your wedding becomes… without becoming cheesy or just like any other Wedding.
32 Ways to Wow Your Guests Listed below are many ways to WOW your guests and make your wedding totally you. Complete the list yourself by adding some of your own ideas!
1) List (Love) songs to sing during dinner for the bride & groom to kiss.
2) Serve a special home-made treat on your sweet table and include copies of the recipe.
3) Have a “Groom’s cake” dedicated to your husband’s hobby.
4) Photos of your parents and grandparents their wedding days.
5) Include pictures of your pets.
6) Decorate your sweet table with personal momentous, collectibles or another themed style.
7) Favours or decorations can be based around your hobbies, talents.
8) Use an unusual or meaningful flower for your centrepieces, share your story about them
9) Play a favourite TV, Sports or another show theme.
10) Do a funny dance you did when you were younger.
11) Have a cut out of cardboard of someone famous celebrity you love (ie: Elvis)…Or someone who couldn’t be at the wedding but is very important.
12) Performances by a musician, magician, vocalist or dancer.
13) Share your Love Story during the boring part of dinner while people are waiting.
14) Blank pages for them to write a memory about the bride or groom and turn it in.
15) Table tasks like a disposable camera scavenger hunt.
16) Playing trivia games about the bride & groom or The Newlywed Game.
17) Special Dances like a friendship Circle or include ethnic traditions like the Hora or a Dollar Dance.
18) Wear something beloved with your gowns like jewelry that belonged to someone special, or your spouse’s dog tags from the service and explains what it is to everyone.
19) Play and dedicate a song as an inside joke.
20) Have “Unique Individual Introductions” for the Wedding Party Introductions.
21) Name your tables according to something you love.
22) Have someone teach the newest dance on youtube or give a dance lesson.
23) Announce Birthdays or Anniversaries.
24) Write your own vows.
25) Record a song with your love sentiments recorded onto it for your first dance.
26) Make a donation to your favourite charity.
27) Treat your guests to your favourite food, wine or dessert and tell them
28) Ask your guests for their first dances and play or dedicate them.
29) Include your favourite team, animal, a hobby in your theme.
30) Have your guests write thoughts of the day for a “Time Capsule” to be opened at your 10th anniversary.
31) Have centrepieces made from unusual things, not candles or flowers – maybe collectibles or feathers or something that reflects your hobbies?
32) Demonstrate or Display your own talent or skill and invite other family members to display their own talents.