(Closed) Dollar Dance – Collecting the Money

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

This is tradition in our family, but b/c we had such a huge wedding, it would have taken all night, so we didn’t do it.

How about trying a white pillowcase? You can decorate it easily with some fun beading/lace, or have someone who is crafty help you out!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My parents did the dollar dance when they got married and their Maid/Matron of Honor & Best Man held onto the money all night & gave it to them at the end of the wedding, they actually have a cute pic of them giving the money to my parents lol 🙂

I’ve also seen money being pinned all over the bride and groom, but to me that seems like a little much

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I plan on doing the dollar dance, out of tradition.  As far as what I am using… I am simply buying a piece of satin material and sewing it into a little pouch and then decorating it. 

So, you could always make your own.  If you don’t know how to sew, you can always use No-Sew Fabric Glue.  You can make your pouch look like whatever you want it to look like and for much, much less.  Also, I’m sure that if you have someone crafty in the family, they could always make it for you as well.

Hope this helps. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One of my clients did the dollar dance.  She had guests pin the money onto her dress and the groom’s attire.   After the dance, we went back in the bridal suite to remove the money, and her mother held onto it for the rest of the night.

You could decorate a small cardboard box with a slot in it, kind of like a DIY wedding card box, to cut down on costs. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We did the dollar dance at our reception. Our DJ instructed those wanting to participate to get in line (although it became just a big group of people dancing and drink waiting their turn). Anyhow, the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor stood at the head of the line and collected the money… they also kept the line moving so we didn’t get stuck dancing with any one person too long. After the dancing was done they each counted their piles and then the DJ announced the winner… I lost. Boo, however there was definitely cheating going on since I danced with more people and know for a fact several guys paid 100 each to dance but my husband still beat me!! I had to do the dishes for a month after the wedding. hahaha

The money was then put into our card box that had at that point been locked up in the bridal suite.

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