it consists mostly of outdated folk songs
Lol, that's true. And I know all of it! Nah, I am braggin but I know a lot. Been a guest on few weddings, best man on two. Most of them they were weddings in my family (which can be found in every part of Poland), and my closest family, from my hometown and surroundings always, ALWAYS sing during the Wesele.
song of your choice, but it will cost you
I guess that depends. I never paid a penny for the songs I, or someone else requested. More: I sang meself! :^) along with the band (which was of course horrible for anybody's ears, but hey! that was fun :))))
The table is a battlefield after a food battle
Never happened at any wedding I attended to: the staff is there whole night, bringing food, coffee, tea, wódka bottles, and cleaning quickly all mess at the same time
"Time to go, I have a bag full of telegrams to deliver,"
On Saturday night?!?!
Quite important thing: Polish wedding always, ALWAYS takes place on Saturday. Why? Because following Sunday is a 'poprawiny' day which the article forgot to mention about (not sure how to translate it, it's something like 'repeat') when the party starts all over again and lasts until late afternoon or evening, sometimes even late night.
I am invited to attend another wedding in my family this summer, geeeezzz... I hope I will be able to make it :)