My new favorite show
Rock the Reception, on TLC.
I've been meaning to watch it since I saw previews for it, but I kept missing it--until tonight. And OH. MY. GOD.
The premise of the show (in case you don't know) is about-to-be-married couples who, on their wedding day, want to do something other than the traditional shmaltzy "first dance" to a sappy love song. So they're matched with a choreographing team who designs an entire dance routine to songs like Crazy in Love or U Can't Touch This (both on tonight's episode). Although some wedding party members are generally involved in the choreography, for the most part, the whole thing is kept a secret from everyone else. Then, when it's time, the couples come out and start busting a move. The looks on the faces of their wedding guests are freakin' PRICELESS.
If I ever get married, I am totally doing this. It makes the wedding reception--and that first dance--SO unique and memorable. And I know that by telling you NOW, I'm totally ruining the surprise--but let's face it...by the time I actually GET married in 20, 30 years (which, at the rate I'M going, is how long it'll take), none of you will remember anyway so it'll still, in essence, be a surprise. And, if by some chance, I DON'T pull something like this, I officially give you permission to totally call me out on it. In FACT, I am hereby declaring that I will pay $100 to you if a) I don't do a cool first dance b) you're at my wedding and c) you remember this post.