(Closed) Am I the only one here doing all the rituals

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re doing the first dance, cake cutting, the bouquet toss, and garter toss so I’m half traditional 🙂 our family structure is too messed up to do a father/daughter dance and stuff like that, LOL

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m doing most of those things, but not a receiving line or a money dance.  The receiving line would just take too long, and no one in my family does the money dance.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We’re doing all of it except the garter (this is a pretty new tradition, and besides that I’m a little embarrassed!) and the money dance (not part of either of our cultures). We weren’t going to do a receiving line, but I suddenly realized that this would be the only way to greet many of our guests without being up and about all through dinner–and I would like to actually eat some of the delicious food we will have at our wedding :), and dance the rest of the night!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I was a traditionalist though I did not do a receiving line or money dance.  We went around table to table – it wouldve taken way too long and cut into cocktails to do a receiving line for 220 people!

We did the first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, cake cutting, garter, bouquet, toasts and the Hora

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing everything you mentioned except for the money dance. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i am gonna do a few traditional things, but no money dance or putting on garter…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Haha!  We’re doing ALL of that and it’s NOT our first!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we’re doing a lot of them  – but not all. all the dances, cake cutting, toast.

and in keeping with the ones i grew up with: veiling of the bride, tea ceremony, dress change.

it ended up being more traditional thna i’d originally envisioned.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t. But good for you! I like seeing lots of those traditional things. I think it lends a continuity to a wedding. The sense that you are participating in something many, many people have done before and will do after. There is gravity in that.

 Are you walking down the aisle to Hear Comes the Bride? That is one tradition I haven’t seen in a long time. 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are not doing the bouquet and garter toss or the money dance.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

we did a lot of those. ours wasn’t totally 100% traditional (especially since my family usually had Catholic weddings, and my husband is Chinese and they have a whole diffferent ceremony), but we had the tosses, some toasts, cake cutting. We didnt have dancing at all so no first dances. If we had dancing, we so would have. I wanted to, just would have felt too awkward

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i quite like the flower toss and garter toss, its silly and fun.

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We’re doing all of that except the money dance, because before wedding bee, I’d never heard of it. :p

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