(Closed) Dollar Dance Suggestions!!!

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I come from a Polish community so teh Polka was always played.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m not a fan of dollar dances at all and we won’t be having it at our wedding. By me, they always become crude and disgusting, since they’re done once everyone is pretty smashed. Another problem is that the songs plays are lude and vulgar.

So, my only suggestion is to have songs that are not vulgar.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What is now commonly called the Dollar Dance used to just be called The Bridal Dance, and it was just a chance for all of the guests to dance with the bride (and sometimes groom).

Polish tradition called for guests to give the new couple gifts to start their life together — furniture, animals, food, and sometimes money. This was not unlike a dowry back in the old days.

Eventually the dancing and the gift/money giving got tied together into what has become “the dollar dance.”

At pretty much every wedding I’ve been to, this has been done to a Polka and it is all in good fun.

Being Polish, Slovak, and Croatian, this is one of my favorite parts of the wedding! But honestly, if you don’t feel comfortable “asking” for money (which you wouldn’t be doing anyway — it’s not like you’re going to deny someone a dance if they don’t give you a dollar), just have the DJ tell your guests that “these next few songs will give everyone a chance to dance with the happy couple.”

Play a polka, Lady GaGa, Outkast, oldies, whatever you want to dance to, dollars or not!

Tongue Out 

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