In Louisiana, our culture dictates that we celebrate every day. So when we have a day to celebrate that includes a wedding, it is an especially joyous occasion. Okay, maybe some of us aren’t that excited to put on our church clothes and go out in the summer heat, but most of the time the reception is worth the bill for cleaning. dried up.
As weddings go on, the service is usually quite predictable. There will be the devout traditionalist who demands to be seated on the bride’s side. After all, she’s the reason almost all of the guests attend. As for the groom, most of the people he feels close enough to invite actually serve by his side at the wedding, so most bride and groom are happy to let you sit anywhere.
During the service you can count on something funny. Actually, it’s not that funny, but because “we’re in church,” it’s hard to stifle laughter when someone lights the wrong candle or trips over the ring bearer.
The children of the service also provide their own plays. You never know if they’re going to be cute when they pinch their cheeks. Or, if they’re going to be so scared, they disrupt the whole ceremony by being, finally, a child.
The person in charge of the service, the priest, the pastor, the disc jockey who paid a fee online to be able to marry people will offer something that is fun, controversial, unintelligible, or not in accordance with the wishes of the couple and the assembled assembly. will gasp.
The couple will repeat their vows, a best man may pass out, and mothers and fathers will cry. Then finally we come to the part of the ceremony that everyone was waiting for. Namely, kiss the bride and let’s go to the reception.
Most of the groom’s friends will meet you at the reception. The reception has booze and dancing. The ceremony did not. So you can see why one might be a little more popular with the less than traditional crowd. But the reception is really what sets Louisiana apart from the rest of the country. Now I’m not saying other places and other states don’t have their traditions but in Louisiana we have ours and I bet they don’t translate very well in other countries like l ‘Arkansas and Alabama.
Do not believe me ? Well, let’s take a look.