We did it, but I was careful not to make it raunchy. I warned Mr. Joe that he can only use his hands– no teeth allowed! I also had it right above my knee so I just hiked the dress up to about knee level (which is within my personal comfort level, maybe not others) and hubby just slid it off. There was no “sexy dance” or crawling up through my dress to find it. I had absolutely no problem with what anyone saw, including the grandma and 2 year olds :p
The only time i liked the tradition was at the wedding I just attended – they are hilarious, open, and had fun with it. Plus, no DJ was pesting any single people etc. which is always the most awkward part. Otherwise, I hate watching it, never participate, and think that it hoses up the dance floor for 15 minutes of precious dancing time! I usually use this time to go to the bathroom or refresh my drink. It probably comes as no surprise that we’re skipping that tradition 😉
I’ve only ever seen one in person and I wasn’t bothered by it. The majority of weddings I have attended have skipped it and no one missed it. However I hate every single one that I’ve seen on Youtube, and those are uncomfortable to watch.
It’s not really done in the UK! But I have seen a friend of mine who married an american do it but they were a bit uncomfortable with the whole burrowing under the dress thing too – so they decided to make it funny – she just had it on her arm, and he chased he her round the dance floor jokeily to “keep on running” by the Spencer Davis group! It was a bit odd and his English family found it very strange but very funny!!
I was super nervous about doing it, I thought it would feel really pervy especially since DH and I never even kissed in front of our parents or anything in the bizillion years that we were together before the wedding. But actually, it was quick and painless. I thought I would feel really awkward and it was a part of the night I was dreading, but I’m actually glad we did it. It got everyone laughing and I wasn’t worried at the time about parents or grandparents. Plus he had issues tossing the garter, so that was pretty entertaining 🙂
I’m skipping it. My wedding is going to be super small anyway, so the only single guys there would be my FBILs, Future Father-In-Law, and brothers… most of whom will also be under 18. Way too awkward for my taste. If we were having a bigger wedding, I might consider a tastefully done one.
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