BEFORE YOUR FIRST DANCE YOUR MAID OF HONOR OR MOM SHOULD GIVE YOU A SPECIAL PURSE. IT IS CALLED A MONEY BAG/ PURSE. (YOU CARRY THIS THROUGHOUT THE RECEPTION.)
DURING YOUR FIRST DANCE AND AFTERWARDS FAMILY & FRIENDS DISCREETLY PUT MONIES IN THIS SPECIAL PURSE AS THEY ARE TELLING YOU HOW GORGEOUS YOU LOOK & WISHING YOU BOTH THE VERY BEST.
OTHER CUSTOMS ARE:
AFTER YOU HAVE YOUR FIRST DANCE WITH YOUR NEW HUSBAND & FATHER, FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN CUT IN AND PIN MONEY ON YOUR DRESS.
THERE ARE MANY MORE. CHECK WITH YOUR PARENTS OR EVEN BETTER CHECK WITH GRANDMA ABOUT YOUR FAMILY TRADITIONS & CUSTOMS.
DID YOU KNOW...?
A hankies were used in Medieval times to let a man know she was single and was interested in him..
If she covered her mouth ( & wasn’t coughing) that was the flirting signal for him.
If she wave it around smiling, that meant she had many suitors.
But if she dropped her hankie as she looked at one guy, he was to rush to pick it up. She was interested in dating or at that time.
A chaperon had to be present on all outings.
Do a variation on the traditional 1st dance.
Create a group or line dance routine for your wedding party to present you.
To WOW your friends and family
You and the groom learn a simple but unique dance steps
Better yet, make it a family affair and have your parents learn too.
That means maybe taking dancing lessons and doing some practicing . But in the end it will be worth it.
Surely everyone will remember your reception.
DID YOU KNOW ? YOU CAN HAVE TWO (2) GUEST BOOKS?
ONE AT THE CEREMONY & ONE AT THE RECEPTION.
THIS IS BECOMING MORE POPULAR WHEN EVERYONE CANNOT BE INVITED TO THE RECEPTION OR FAMILY & FRIENDS ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!
MORE BRIDES & THEIR FATHERS ARE BECOMING QUITE CREATIVE FOR THEIR FIRST DANCE.
GROOMS, DON’T FORGET ABOUT MOM.
IF THE BRIDE AND HER FATHER CAN BE CREATIVE YOU AND MOM CAN BE JUST AS CREATIVE!!