Thanks for bearing with me during the atypical “Wayback Wednesday” and the following weekend hiaitus during our big move. Hard to believe we have been here for one week already! We are starting to feel settled into our new home – and starting to learn about its 150 year old quirks.
For example, our home is completely tilted. Maybe due to that earthquake DC experienced a few year ago, or just the sinking ground of this swampy city? Whatever the cause, it is going to take some getting used to. (flashback to Marshall and Lily’s crooked apartment in HIMYM, anyone?)
Anyway, the whole moving process has kept me thinking more about the “must do” versus “want to-do” list. Along the lines of my last Wedding Wednesday post on the to-do list, this week I’m thinking about some of the wedding traditions. Traditions that can feel obligatory.
For example, the traditional Bouquet Toss. While some traditions definitely got tossed to the wind (I couldn’t resist!) for our wedding, such as our unbalanced wedding party of 4 ladies + 6 gents, the Bouquet Toss was a definite keep. And I’m not going to pretend that the gorgeous Juliet Balcony didn’t have a part in that decision!
Say what you will about singling out the single ladies and all the anti-femininst connotations of such a tradition. Believe me, those thoughts have run through my brain on high volume as well. But ultimately, I chose not to read into it that much. Some traditions can just be fun. No one had to go catch a bouquet.
And the lady who caught it? Engaged later that year, and married a month ago during a beautiful ceremony that we attended. So who knows, maybe there is some stock in this whole bouquet business…
What about you – did you/will you toss tradition, or toss the bouquet?
Photo credits: Kahl Weddings