(Closed) How do I explain this family tradition?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How to Explain the "Kidnapping of the Bride"
    Explain it in the Program : (6 votes)
    35 %
    Have fun with it at the Cocktail Hour : (11 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I actually think the dramatic route might be fun.  I’m like you in that I’m not good at being dramatic but if he is and you won’t be there it might be entertaining then it’d be exciting when you come back for the reception.  

    Post # 4
    326 posts
    Helper bee

    I love this tradition! One of my best friends is german  and she told me about being involved with it at the last wedding she went to, sounded like a blast! I think it would be more fun and entertaining for the guests to learn about it as it unfolds, maybe mention it in the programme and say that they’ll see what you mean later

    Post # 5
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Ooh I love your FI’s idea. The drama sounds like so much fun and would add an amazing twist. Perhaps later you could show the pic of gram (projector or something) and explain why you did this to those who never quite got it.

    Post # 6
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If I were you, I would put it in the program, only so you could share some of those photos (like you grandma in the bar!) to give a sense of the family history in this tradition.

    Post # 7
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I like what @hopeandpray:mentioned. I think it would be fun for the drama to unfold in front of the guests, and for them to get involved. But, depending on the size of your wedding, you may still want to mention something in the program so people know what is going on (and aren’t concerned Wink ). This sounds fun.

    Post # 8
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had a client do this at a Ukrainian wedding! Loved it! I would involve your guests. They did it in the middle of the reception. i think they faked a toast or something and then grabbed the bride and ran her out of the room… then the groom had to pay the ransom by dancing a polka to get her back, then he was able to go and grab her and then came back into the reception hall carrying her. It was really cute!

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