Though there seems to be a trend towards alternative or extravagant weddings, there are many who still favor a more traditional ceremony and reception that focuses more on the couple, their family and their friends and less on the over-the-top details. It may seem daunting or even impossible to plan a traditional Canada wedding ceremony, but taking the time to balance the old and the new will be well worth your while.
In such a diverse, multi-cultural country as Canada, you face many obstacles in arranging your wedding ceremony and reception, but there are always ways to incorporate and merge new customs with the old ones. It's all about the balance when planning a Canada wedding in the new millennium.
You've decided on a Toronto marriage ceremony. But where to start? There are invitations, location, food, the photographer, music and favors to consider, not to mention the most important detail - the wedding dress. There are several Canada wedding dress shops, not to mention the numerous online outlets to help you find exactly what you're looking for whether it be the traditional white dress or something more individualized or culturally-inspired.
A conventional location for a Canada wedding is a church, but you might find a traditional ceremony in a more neutral location better suited to your situation, depending on your and your fiancée's beliefs. Similar issues may arise when planning the reception and food for your wedding. Keep in mind that you are merging two lives and sometimes two very different cultures and your menu can reflect that.
There are several wedding shows so try to attend one in your area. You have the opportunity to meet vendors and see the samples of their products and services up close and you can make some important contacts at these events. There are also more specialized shows that focus on ways to incorporate multicultural elements into a traditional wedding ceremony.
There's a thousand plus things to consider, no matter what type or scale of wedding you decide upon and in a city as large and diverse as Toronto, you face an overwhelming number of choices. Take the time to do your research online and by talking to family and friends, so you find someone qualified and reliable who can give you the Canada marriage ceremony you've always dreamed of.
A large Toronto marriage ceremony not quite what you envisioned for your special day? If getting married away from it all appeals to you, there are several Canada wedding destinations to choose from, including Victoria, Banff and Nova Scotia or you can even choose an international location. There are Canada marriage companies that offer destination packages across the country and outside of its borders and who can help you in planning your special day if you're not a local.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is your day. Try not to be overwhelmed by the amount of helpful suggestions and advice out there. Organize a day that embodies you as a couple. By planning a day that incorporates and merges your individual customs, you will create a new tradition for you life together and also make enough memories to last for a lifetime.