Post # 1
For any bees who had a dollar dance at your reception how long did your dollar dance last and how many people did you end up dancing with? I am trying to figure out my reception timeline and how much time to set aside for the dollar dance.
I know plenty of bees do not agree with or partake in dollar dances, which is totally fine to each their own. But in both my own and FI’s culture/social group the dollar dance is completely expected and celebrated at weddings.
Post # 2
I am also doing a dollar dance. I was wondering the same question of how long to do it but I get different answers. For now I am only allocating about 20 mintues (so average about 4-5 songs) and I put on more songs selections for the DJ just in case it runs longer than expected. Not everyonen will partake in it so I’m guessing it won’t be a huge thing but you never know.
Post # 3
We will have two songs prepared for our money dance time.
Post # 4
lilwickedful: yeah I went ahead about allotted about 15 minutes. we only have a little under 80 people coming and I know not everyone will participate mostly family and close family friends.
theshannondee: setting aside a specific number of songs is a great idea!
Post # 5
It is not a tradition in my family, but the weddings I have been to that had a dollar dance played 2 songs (8-10 minutes?) I think longer than that would seem excessive.
Post # 6
eeniebeans: yeah I’m thinking 2 songs will be plenty. honestly I wasn’t even thinking about having one until both my grandparents and his mother mentioned it. It is a tradition in or families but honestly I could have gone without it. But they are all insisting and since they’ve all helped financially with the wedding I feel like we should continue the tradition to keep everyone happy.
Post # 7
Depends on how many guest you have. I have been to weddings where it lasted 30+ minutes because there was a line for the bride and a line for the groom and the DJ waited until everyone got their turn.
Post # 8
Mrs_Amanda: 76 guests total plus us two. Im thinking most of our younger friends won’t participate mainly just family
Post # 9
i didn’t do one, but i’ve been to weddings where there was one. i think the longest lasted 4 songs, and the shortest was 2 songs.