Post # 1
First, thanks but no thanks on the “dollar dance” is tacky comments…it’s a regional thing.
Second, we will have BM and MOH running the lines, but how do they collect the actual money? Just in a stack in their hands? A box? What is typical? If I don’t get this figured out soon, we’ll be using a Target bag and then you’ll really call it “tacky”
Post # 3
My best friend got married on the 11th and she did a dollar dance. I grabbed two of the vases that were holding our BMs bouquets and the best man and I just stuffed the money in those. It worked great. You can use anything but make sure it will hold enough.
ETA: Make sure there is a plan for what to do with the money after the dance. I sorted it all out and bundled it together but they didn’t have somewhere safe for me to put it. I held onto it all night, I wasn’t dancing, but make sure you have a plan. Not saying that anyone sketchy will be at your wedding but better safe then sorry.
Post # 4
For my sister’s wedding, I just had a small little silver can to put the money in. (First I sorted it and organized it into a roll for them…but that worked out nicely.
The vase idea is good as well.
A cute little silk purse for your MOH would work out well too. The best man will have pockets, but once the whole thing is over, they can combne, sort and put everything into the chosen holder for the money.
Post # 7
@phillybride61513: embrace the tackiness, girl! It’s also a big thing here (western PA), and I’ve seen boxes like a card box, or just a bucket from behind the bar. As for stashing it somewhere after, I would probably just have a BM or GM run it out to the car and lock it in the trunk afterward, that way no one has to keep an eye on it. We plan to do that with my friends’ because there are a few sketchy family members going to be there.
Post # 8
It is definitely a regional thing! Every wedding I’ve been to back home (Northwestern MA) always had one. I know at my brother’s wedding they used silk purses with drawstrings at the top, I’m not sure what they did with them afterward though.
Post # 9
Tacky is subjective. Another idea is you could probably pick up a cheap cute themed piggy bank, and just have your BM and MOH hold one of those to collect the money. Make sure you have somewhere safe to put itor someone you trust to hang onto it afterwards.
Post # 10
@phillybride61513: Might not be regional im in Southern California, orange county 😉
Post # 11
@Blonde17Jess: I went to college in Grove City, definitely went to plenty of weddings with dollar dances 🙂
@phillybride61513: I like drummer brides idea! Bling out a piggy bank!
Post # 13
we live in Missouri, i’ve seen it pinned on I’ve seen brides hold onto it while dancing or stuff their dress with it (like folded out fo the top up dress) i planned on just stuffing it but after hearing the vase and card box idea, i just might do it!
Post # 14
I have been to many a wedding with a dollar dance and I have seen them clipped or pinned on the bride + groom or a purse used. These were silk purses that were heirlooms or passed through friend/family groups for this purpose
Post # 15
It’s regional (NE PA here!!). I do not want a dollar dance, but I know that my grandmother will be upset if I do not have one, so, sigh. I’m giving in — and if I make a few bucks for our honeymoon, even better!! Here, they usually collect it in a white money bag.
Post # 16
I know the tradition used to be to PIN the money on the bride…thank goodness that tradition is dead! Around here the MOH and BM just collect it in their hands and then they gave it to my husband to hold onto after it was over.