(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 # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Chrysoberyl: +1   I could never imagine a wedding without a dollar dance. Only I’m polish, and we have a very specific bridal polka that is always played.

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    @badabing88:  +1 I’m from Southwest PA. It is EVERYWHERE!

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MexiPino:  Yep I’m Mexican and I’ve never NOT seen it at a wedding.

    I also am offended that some people knowingly call it tacky when it’s a cultural tradition.  If you don’t want to do it you don’t have to but not wanting to do it is quite different than being tacky.

    Post # 34
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This is very common where I’m from as well.  I don’t think it looks like the bride and groom are begging for more money, that is just silly.  It’s a fun dance, you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to, and it gives you a little extra time with guests you probably would not be dancing with during the night either. 

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I personally doubt we will do the dollar dance, mostly because I don’t fee like dancing with a ton of people (socially awkward lol).

    I never think anything bad of it when I see it at other weddings, but I just don’t think I would be comfortable with it due to the nature of asking for money for a dance, and also because it gives me the heebie jeebies.

    Post # 36
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    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I didn’t want to do it, thought I had made that clear to my DJ, and yet we got called up to do it and it was awkward turtle to say the least. I was pretty moritifed and as our family and friends aren’t familiar with the tradition we had very few people come up.

    I am in the NO category as I think it is just another clever way to ask directly for money.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee

    @icetea:  ++++287347923!!!

    Like I said, VERY ethnocentric. That’s like me saying cutting the cake together and feeding each other is tacky because we don’t do it in Greece. 

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had never heard of it before I saw it done at a Mexican-American friend’s wedding. I had no idea what was going on at first, and I found it extremely weird and awkward, especially since no one seemed to want to come forward and the ones that did only brought one dollar bill to pin on the bride so here is this girl dancing on and on with $4 hanging from her dress..

    Now that I am with Fiance and he has Greek friends and I have seen pictures of it being done at their weddings it does not look the same AT ALL. Imagine 10-20 extremely well dressed men standing/squatting in a circle MAKING IT RAIN dollars. Seriously, the whole floor is green and it looks like green confetti. That seems quite a bit more festive, although my family really doesn’t have it like that if FI’s family did I would oblige 🙂

     

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @badabing88:  Yep Pittsburgh here and it’s done all the time.  I’m still debating if I want to do it or not.  It’ll be seen as odd if I leave it out.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @icetea:  +1 I know it sounds childish, but I just hate that word…girls with dollar dance receptions work just as hard and put just as much love and time into their weddings as those that don’t believe in them.

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    @lizardloo:  In that area, it absolutely would raise eyebrows to skip it: I’ve been to dollar dance receptions in the ‘Burgh, Cranberry, Wexford, Sewickly, Slippery Rock, Erie and Grove City (where I came from). They are everywhere, as you know. My fathers side of the family that is from North Hills will be bummed we arent doing one 🙁

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Chrysoberyl:  Agreed!  Why do people go straight to “tacky” when describing something they personally do not like?  Why not just say “it’s not something I would do but…”?

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @MrsPanda99:  Ewwww Russian vodka!  How TACKY!!!  JUST KIDDING!!!! LOL!  Laughing

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I did it and it was awesome. Every wedding I’ve ever been to has had a dollar dance.

     

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i don’t like them but it’s not something that my family ever did so it’s not a tradition or part of our culture. if your FI’s family always does them and it’s part of their culture then i think you should do it. your family can choose not to participate if they don’t like it. it sounds like it’s really important to Fiance.

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee

    @chanara:  Where I’m from EVERYONE does a money dance.  People bring their money to the wedding and expect to be able to give it as part of their gift, so it would be really weird if someone didn’t have one.  Since your FI’s family is expecting it, I would definitely do it!

    Post # 46
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    Busy bee

    Tacky – it takes away from having fun at your wedding and mingling with your guests. 

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