Post # 1
I am just thinking of songs that we will be playing for the reception. I just went to a wedding where they had a “dollar dash” and everyone loved it. ( it was the bridal party, the groomsmen vs the brides and they went into the crowd to collect the money and whoever had the most won).
I was thinking about doing this instead of the “dollar dance” but wanted to get your opinions on two things.
1. I know its girls vs the guys, but is there something that would be fun that would go to the winner…
2. What song would be a good one to play
Any ideas would help!
Post # 3
I don’t think I’m ever going to see these types of things as appropriate? It might be because I’ve never been to one and they have never been done in my family, so it would totally have to be explained to everyone and all my guests would undoubtedly see it as “oh, so she’s asking us for money now?”
I think there’s also something rubbing me the wrong way because the aim of the game is to get the most money possible. At least with a dollar dance, the donors get to spend time with the couple?
(Of course since you say you went to one at a friend’s wedding, I can assume they are done whereever you are, so take my comment with a grain of salt.)
Post # 4
Lol I never heard of this… but I don’t think I could do it with having a cash bar… they need those dollars to drink at my wedding =(
I’d totally have a song about money lol… “Mo Money Mo Problems”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Take the Money and Run”
Post # 5
Its popular in this area and people dont see it as awkward at all. Our bar is going to be an open bar, so they will not need to pay for drinks at all.
Post # 6
I didn’t answer your other question… as a prize maybe a gift card or make something personal and special?
Post # 7
huh? so the bridal party runs around the venue to something like a chicken dance song with a basket and people throw money into it? is that a cultural thing?
Post # 8
I don’t like the dollar dance or the dollar game you described. I think they are both a bit “tacky” for lack of a better word. But, that’s just my opinion. It’s your wedding, so do as you wish, girl!
Post # 9
Thats a bit snarky the dollar dance is a traditional dance in the Latino community. Some cultures and individuals have taken this tradition to benefit themselves and taken it out of context, but it has been around for generations in Mexican weddings.
Post # 10
Well I am hispanic so it is something that my family does along with some of the traditions around this area. I want my wedding to be fun and upbeat, and I dont expect people to have to give any amount… its up to them. I personally dont see where it is tacky. I could see if I was asking for a specific amount that needed to be collected.
Post # 11
Did you know that during Nixons administration the term Hispanic was coined and utilized in a negative connotation to conglomerate all spanish speaking individuals, therefore I dispise using the word Hispanic. Even though there is still debate if we are chicanos, latinos, latinas. I just say I’m a human being .
Did my dissertation on Mexican Americans during Great Depression to present
It like other ethnicities that put up a card box or dollar tree, that could be preceived as “tacky” to someone that is unfamiliar with that practice. See I guess being an educator my “cultural lenses are less fogged”