Post # 1
Oh Lordy! So my Future Mother-In-Law and I are stuffing invitations last night and she says “Oh you have to do the wedding march!” I respond “Well I don’t know what I want to walk down the aisle to, I figured we’d talk to Father D about th…” “No no” she says “it’s where everyone at the reception makes a long line and somebody leads and you go all around the room in a chain, sometimes you go outside! Then at the end, everybody is in a circle around you and you have your first dance!” Apparently it’s a tradition in their family and every wedding has had this. Now *palmface* I understand what Fiance is always trying to say about that “conga-like thing.” Future Mother-In-Law says it’s a lot of fun, gets people really involved, and then you have everyone’s attention when you have your first dance. It sounds like it could be fun. I’ve just never heard of it. Anybody else done this or going to do this?
Post # 3
Yes! My fiance, and family, and everyone from their hometown does this. I am not sure if it is necessarily Catholic tradition but his hometown is mostly Catholic and ALL of the weddings I have been to with him there have had the wedding march. It is fun and although it wasn’t something I had ever known about we will be doing it at our reception as well. The way I have always seen it is there is a couple that leads, then the bride and groom, then all wedding party, then whatever guests want to join. From what I understand it is a big honor to whoever you ask to “lead”. There is a specific song that goes with it as well.
Post # 4
I have been to LOTS of Catholic weddings and have never seen this! Are you sure it isn’t a cultural or geographical tradition?
Post # 5
Hmm…it could be cultural or Catholic, I’m not really sure lol. I was raised Baptist and none of the weddings I went to even had dancing (or alcohol, or secular music for that matter) And yes, you’re right about a couple leading it. Future Mother-In-Law said FI’s aunt and uncle are usually the couple who lead it for everyone’s wedding. I’m kind of excited about it…my only concern is that my side of the family (see Baptist wedding description above) won’t want to join in. But oh well c’est la vie.