The Trousseau Tea
This traditional tea party is held by the bride’s mother before the wedding and is a chance to celebrate the wedding with neighbours, colleagues and acquaintances that are not invited to the wedding itself.
It’s believed that wearing white on your wedding day originated in France, making it all the more important that a French-Canadian bride wear white on her wedding day.
Meeting the Bride
It’s tradition that the groom and his side of the wedding party meet the bride and her family at her house on the wedding day. They then travel to the wedding all together, getting the celebrations started.
The Sock Dance
This tradition has the unmarried siblings of the bride and groom wearing funny socks and doing a silly dance at the wedding reception. During this dance guests throw money that the bride and groom later collect.
The Wedding Wheel
This is a tradition to help the couple pay for their wedding day, at the reception the guests line up and pay a dollar (or more) to dance with the bride and groom.