I remember when our engagement first began and I was naive to the planning of weddings. I thought for sure all of my ideas were unique, tasteful, and rather lovely (ha! don't we all!). There were things about traditional weddings that I swore up and down I wouldn't incorporate into ours... like large bridal parties, dollar dances, and garter groping. I knew we would only invite our closest friends and family, we'd have a divine stationary suite that I would hand make (something frame-able...honestly...that was what i wanted...something frame-able), a scrumptious fillet Mignon dinner and a sweet top shelf open bar.
Reality. We have a few people coming that neither of us have met, and a few people we aren't even particularly close with. We didn't end up with a stationary suite (and none of our paper products match at all)...we don't have menu cards or hand drawn local maps. We're serving chicken....and our open bar consists of wine and beer (they are on their own for the rest!). We also ended up having a huge bridal party of 10 people. AND I'm participating in to the dollar dance. *smile*
I've seen the dollar dance at almost every wedding I've ever been to. And heck yes I've paid to dance with those grooms! And I always enjoy it! But, for some reason, for my wedding, the whole idea made my skin kinda crawl....I feel weird asking for money. I dunno. But my fiance is so excited about it I just didn't have the heart to tell him no....again. I'm already saying "No way" to the garter grope, and the bouquet toss....and to a couple other ideas he's liked (I know that sounds horrible, but his and my ideas aren't always on the same page...though...for the most part, they are.) He's clearly more fun, and less stuffy, than I am.
Anyway. We'll be dancing. For money. At our wedding. Obviously, I realize that this will be hella fun. It will actually be nice to have a few moments with these fine fellas of ours.
Any idea of how long this is supposed to last???