In the course of helping to plan my own wedding I've learned more than I ever need to know about wedding traditions. Take the first song. This is when the bride and groom begin the reception by dancing together to their first song. I never knew this happened, and of course I never knew that anyone put any thought into what song they chose. Now that I'm paying attention, I know about it and know that people place unreasonable importance on it. Some people I know even keep running playlists of all their friends' first songs. I wonder if they'll remove the song from the playlist of those who end up going through a divorce in the coming years.