Money Dance

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Just an FYI, you may get flamed for posting this. Many posters are strongly opposed to these dances. (Personally, not my thing either, but hey- your wedding!) 

I went to a wedding in June and they just had several songs playing through their dollar dance. Nothing explicitely money themed 🙂 Seemed to work pretty well. 

Post # 4
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3112 posts
Sugar bee

@BabyGirl81:  I don’t think you need a money-themed song.  Just play whatever you’re going to feel like dancing to.

Post # 5
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@BabyGirl81:  You want mid-tempo “swayable” kind of songs. Generally you “slow dance”  but you don’t want it to be romantic or anything. You also want them to be fairly familiar to most of your guests, so it’s better to err on the side of “classic”. 

Louis Armstrong: What a Wonerful World

Leeann Womack: I Hope You Dance

Beatles: With A Little Help From My Friends

Michael Buble: Save The Last Dance For Me

Jackson 5: I’ll Be There

Journey: Faithfully

Post # 8
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@BabyGirl81:  Unless you have a really small guest list, you’re going to want more than one song. Songs are generally 2-4 minutes. Each guest will dance with you for about 30 seconds (+ 10 seconds each to account for saying goodbye/switching partners). That’s 4-8 guests per song. 

Post # 10
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15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BabyGirl81:  depending on the size of your wedding you may want to have for or five songs ready. It will take longer than you think. I’ve only seen one money dance, at a small family wedding, and they used three songs. 

Post # 11
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@BabyGirl81:  Yeah you definitely need more songs. Even if only 10 people come up to dance, you will already potentially be up to 3 songs. I would have 8 ready at minimum just to be safe. Since there aren’t a ton of guests, people may just assume they can dance longer. 

Post # 13
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee

@Dialysate:  “Many posters are strongly opposed to these dances.”

Only the really ethno-centric ones are. Most people are cool with it once they realize that it’s a part of the person’s culture. 🙂

Post # 14
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee

@MexiPino:  You want mid-tempo “swayable” kind of songs. Generally you “slow dance”  but you don’t want it to be romantic or anything. You also want them to be fairly familiar to most of your guests, so it’s better to err on the side of “classic”. 

OP I agree with what she said. Something that isn’t too fast or too slow. You want everyone to be able to dance, you know? Including older grandparents and uncles 🙂

Post # 15
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Chrysoberyl:  Oh, I know- I’ve just seen threads like this go sour fast. The OP only has a couple of posts under her belt, I just didn’t want her to get scared off!! Glad it’s not happening to this one 🙂

Post # 16
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee

@Dialysate:  These and the moissy vs diamonds threads almost ALWAYS go up in flames! It’s terrifying to watch!

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