(Closed) Dollar Dance, tradition vs. tacky

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Dollar Dance:

    Tacky-don't do it!

    Just fine!

    Don't have a strong opinion eitherway

  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @chanara:  I think it’s tacky, but I know its popular in some areas. If you don’t want to though, don’t do it.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @chanara:  The only wedding I went to recently that still had a dollar dance was one hosted by the same bride and groom that later sent out form thank yous, not even SIGNED BY THE BRIDE AND GROOM.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    @chanara:  It’s a Greek tradition. I’d be very annoyed if someone called any part of my culture “tacky.”

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I hate it – I hate participating in it at other people’s wedding and I would absolutely HATE having to be the bride for the dance, so we are not doing it. I dont’ think it is necessarily tacky though – just awkward and uncomfortable.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I only saw a Dollar Dance done once and it was SOOOOOO weird. Yuck. Skip. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Its not common for my social circle,  never even heard of it before the bee. However, if FI’s social circle was gung-ho about it then I would agree to it st our wedding for his sake. It’s his wedding too and you shouldn’t be the only one whose traditions get represented.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve been to receptions that have done it and plenty that have not.  I won’t be doing it because I personally find them kind of awkward and I don’t like participating in them for that reason.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Totally tacky.  It’s like begging for more money.  Any wedding I’ve been to where this is performed is a total bust.  SKIP IT!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think they’re ok.  I am not a huge fan, but my family really wants one.  Our families actually like doing them.  Doesn’t feel like it’s a money grab.  They look at it as a chance to get a little dance & special time with the bride/groom.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @chanara:  I had never heard of this until the bee. It is not a tradition in my family, and I don’t think anyone would know what it was (which is weird, because I think it was originally a Russian tradition or something? Anyway). I think it is always rude to ask people for money, and as a guest, I would not participate and think it’s tacky. However, I know some families and social circles think it’s acceptable. Do whatever is the “norm” for you.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s fine if it’s part of your tradition, but can come across tacky if it’s not. In my circle, it’s not our tradition so I would feel like a stripper having singles thrown at me, lol. Sorry but…

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Chrysoberyl:  Oh, it’s Greek. That explains why I’ve never heard of it. Fiance and I are Russian, and I heard it was a Russian thing (not that we are aware of though). What is normal in one culture may seem tacky to another, so I would just stick to family/social norms in this case.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    If it’s tradition, then it’s not tacky. The only time I find something ‘tacky’ is when it’s not tradition for either of the couples families, but they still do it because it would benefit them. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    @MrsPanda99:  I kinda agree with that.. but.. just because something isn’t in your culture, doesn’t make it tacky.

    Not you specifically girl, just generally speaking. It’s really ethnocentric. What you do is call it “different.” Not “tacky.”

    Tacky is when a bride is being a bitch/ rude/ not gracious, etc. That’s not “culturally different,” that’s something that isn’t welcome in any culture!

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