(Closed) Dollar Dance-Will you be doing one at YOUR wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Negative!  I’ve never been to a wedding with one either, but I would be interested to see one in real life.  I also like money.  But I hate asking for it—so this would not be fitting for us.  I wish I could just steal everyone’s money and not have to dance with them.  Maybe I will have a secret money dance…Fiance and I will become very skilled at pickpocketing and dance with everyone at the wedding!  no? No, good?

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t even think to include something like this, until I had a conversation with my boss at work this past weekend.  One of the girls at work got married last summer and didn’t have a dollar dance.  Apparently some guests (including my boss) were disappointed because they viewed the dollar dance as a time to visit uninterrupted with the bride/ groom (with even 100 guests at a wedding, it’s hard to visit with everyone!).  

So now I’m not sure if I want to do that or not – but either way, his perspective was interesting.

 

Note: He also said that at his brother’s wedding, he was the Bridesmaid or Best Man and every person who gave a dollar to dance got a shot in return – he poured them but he had to drink one too with the person.  He highly recommended not having shots involved (or at least not having the person collecting money take shots with everyone!)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I went to a wedding that had one, and I participated and had fun.  However we will not be having one at our wedding.  It just doesn’t really fit the mood we’re trying to create.  We are a little worried because around here dollar dances are always done to polka music.  Well Fi’s family is very Polish, so we will be having a polka or two.  Hopefully no one gets confused 😉

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am not having one. Not trying to offend anyone, but I think they are tacky.  If people want to give you money, they can do so without you begging for it. Just my opinion.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No, I think it is the equivalent of putting your registry on the invites.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

my mom asked me if we wanted to do one. in puerto rico this is common and part of a lot of wedding. i feel uncomfortable doing it. we still dont know

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ eva- I think I had a different idea of what the dollar dance was….I didnt know those dollars bought you a dance with the couple, I thought it was a dance that the couple did in which people came up and basically threw money at them.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

umm whats a dollar dance??

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Several of my friends have had dollar dances, but I just don’t think I can do it.  I know that I personally NEVER carry cash and most of the people I know don’t either, so I feel like it can be awkward if no one actually has a dollar or two and so no one starts dancing with the bride or groom.  It just seems like to much opportunity for awkwardness if a lot of people don’t participate. Plus, I don’t want my guests to feel obligated to pay to talk to me or dance with me that night.  As I said though, many of my friends have had them, and I don’t think anyone judged them or felt awkward about it.  I think dollar dances are fairly common in some regions.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve heard of it but never seen it done – not a part of our family culture and so I can’t imagine doing it.  I would feel super-weird! 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

Ick. I’m not doing one either. They’re common here in StL, I think every wedding i’ve ever been to has had a dollar dance. I just hate the whole concept, I think it’s just icky. Plus, I really don’t like being touched a lot, so the idea wigs me out. Hugs, I can handle. Dancing, not so much.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ccranetobe – I’m not sure if it’s a regional thing or not, but my understanding if a person pays a dollar and in return they get to dance with the bride or groom for a short period of time.  The goal isn’t really to make money (I don’t think) – it’s more like a “fun” way to get to dance with the bride or groom.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry, but I think it is tacky.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Eva- I agree with all that except about the goal of making money.  I’ve always thought that was the main purpose, and the reason that people object is because they find such public appeals for money to be crass.  (But I still don’t mind them…)

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