Post # 1
My thinking you are only a bride once, or even if ti’s twice, there will only e the first time I am as bridely as bridely can be–I am doing everything:
daughter father dance
tossing of bouquet
tossing of garter
putting on of garter
receiving line (my FI wants this its his tradition)
money dance (Im filipino)
am I the only one who is a traditionalist here?
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
We’re doing everything you mentioned except for the money dance.
Post # 8
i am gonna do a few traditional things, but no money dance or putting on garter…
Post # 9
Haha! We’re doing ALL of that and it’s NOT our first!
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
Yep, my wedding will be as traditional as traditional can be, it’ll be in a old Catholic Church–good thing they arent that strict about gown because mine is strapless
here comes the bride or that song by Wagner
then the other song by Mendelssohn, it’s in my program, it’s the other traditional bride’s song
then some very old as time songs my niece will sing Ave Maria–I know I will cry
I also have a Latin song Ave Verum Corpus
and Jesu, Man’s desiring by Bach
Post # 13
We are not doing the bouquet and garter toss or the money dance.
Post # 14
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
i quite like the flower toss and garter toss, its silly and fun.
Post # 16
- 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