Running Amok on the Dance Floor
Your first dance as man and wife is a big deal. There's nothing like softly swaying across the dance floor with your new partner. But when kids are allowed to run amok, this intimate, romantic moment can quickly turn into a chaotic exercise in babysitting.
We were once at a wedding where, during the bride and groom's first dance, a few small children found their way on to the dance floor. Everyone thought it was adorable until the kids started running wildly back and forth, knocking into one another, the dancing couple and the speakers. After careening into the equipment a few times, one of the heavy, towering speakers tumbled down and crashed loudly to the floor -- barely missing one of the tiny dancers. It was a scary accident that could've hurt a child, and the bride and groom were charged a hefty fine to repair the damaged speaker. We're guessing that's not at all how they were hoping to remember their first dance.