Grey Muse - 2006-11-13 07:55:13
Speaking of Iowa, Uncle Bob, I've often entertained the idea that if I won the lottery and got married, I'd at least invite you to come DJ the reception even if you didn't accept. (Naturally you'd be paid and if your family wanted to come too, great, I would have just won millions. Not that Iowa is a mecca of tourism or anything.) Mothers notwithstanding, I doubt I could manage anything this cocked up though!
anenigma - 2006-11-13 07:59:04
Dude, good entry. So you couldn't sleep either, huh?
smirktastic - 2006-11-13 08:43:08
I thought the Money Dance was just a Wisconsin/Midwest kind of thing.
mo from ne - 2006-11-13 09:24:07
I have been videotaping weddings for 20 years so I commisterate with you on bridezillas and their moms. I also tell people not to schedule their receptions on football days and here in Nebraska they generally don't do it unless they make it part of the wedding by rolling in a big screen. I never saw a 'dollar dance' till I moved to the midwest. We just didn't do it on the east coast. I once had a wedding where the bride didn't smile the whole day, the mother of the bride and the father of the bride had restraining orders against one another,and there were no flowers because the bride called the florist a bitch. Some guests ran to a supermarket and bought some stuff to make due. To top it off the wedding was in the unfinished/unlandscaped dusty backyard of the bride's very bitchy sister. The groom and the groomsmen had been spreading cedar chips all morning prior to the ceremony. He told me he didn't want it to look like a NASCAR parking lot. They are still married and have some kids.
Goober - 2006-11-13 09:36:04
This why you need liquor at receptions. Not alot, but enough.

Money Dances are tacky. If you pay a woman to dance, a lap should be included in the transaction. Anyway, when I first read the entry, I thought UB wrote "Monkey Dance". Ohhhh a Monkey Dance. This could be fun. I was mistaken.
Joey - 2006-11-13 11:38:45
Yes Mo is correct about it being that way in Nebraska. I went to a wedding in October, the same night as a Nebraska football game and most men were in the lounge watching the game. People plan weddings, parties, and yes, even BABIES around Nebraska football games. I was due at the very tailend of August and the very first game wasn't long after that. My husband told me I'd better NOT go over because he didn't want to be watching the game in the hospital. Thank GOD I went two weeks early. Us Nebraskans here take our Huskers seriously!
Natalie - 2006-11-13 13:59:28
I've photographed weddings in the past, and I can totally relate to everyting you mentioned in this story (although I haven't met a bridezilla mom yet). Great post - thanks!
Herbie Lipschitz - 2006-11-13 15:26:43
Dude, she's STILL out there? Then who the HELL was that chick in her car that I crashed with all the liquor bottles???
Hehehe - 2006-11-13 18:17:34
"control freak with a capital 'cont'"....LOL!
Meany - 2006-11-13 21:43:50
I had NEVER heard of the money dance until our wedding DJ(a friend of my husband's) introduced it at the reception. I felt like an asshole for taking people's money, especially because most of them were already drunk. (We had a SUPER-FUN wedding.)
Kathy - 2006-11-13 21:59:17
Bob, you are SO RIGHT about the football thing. I went thru Crimson Turd hell planning my wedding reception, put it on a "dead" Saturday on the schedule, only to have them plug that dead day with a home game! Suddenly, NO HOTEL SPACE. Had to switch to the last weekend of Sept. Hello? FLORIDA game. Even tho it was an away game, we ended up having the party on a Friday, which sucked for the out-of-towners (MY people, thankeweverymuch). But from living in a serious football town, I already knew that what you say is true. All eyes on the game(S), home or away. We ended up having the out-of-towners over to the house Saturday and we watched the game together, which was fun. But man, I had NO idea about this football stuff. Right up there with Jesus around here.
Patty - 2006-11-13 22:11:47
What a joy filled time you had. Bet ya needed a drink too *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:* Have a God Blessed Week. Its Click and Comment Monday *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*
Zelda - 2006-11-14 13:15:50
What a nightmare. When I got married, I was pregnant and all I wanted on my wedding day was to NOT hork my crackers in front of the minister. Or in the limo.
jan brady - 2006-11-14 16:18:45
"I waltzed back into the reception area and tried to look enthusiastic, dancing to the beat of the music as I made my way back to the DJ table." Were you moonwalking w/ a slice of cake in your hand and microphone in the other? Cool. P.S. I resent that comment you made about Cindy. It's not easy being constantly compared to Marsha. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha
lorrie - 2006-11-14 16:47:55
I scheduled my fall wedding for an off date in the schedule but everybody else in the world did too and one of ouro guests had a wedding to attend at 2,4, and 6 PM.
Rachel - 2006-11-14 17:49:10 - Did she look like this?
BigPimpinMBA - 2006-11-15 14:53:33
The only way I'm paying money for a dance is if her name is Misty and she works somewhere that there is a possibility of her shirt falling off. Glad you hear you had a hoot of a time.

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