(Closed) Dollar…Donation Dance???

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We didn’t do it, but I’ve been to several weddings where people have (it’s also fairly popular in my area). I think they just danced to a regular song (it may have been combined with their first dance, I don’t remember….) Good luck!

edit; Just out of curiosity, are you planning on switching partners etc. with every donation? In Hawaii usually people put cash in the couples clothes and they have to get the money out without stopping the dance. It’s very entertaining :). 

Post # 5
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance is Filipino and its a big tradition in that culture to do a money dance.  Basically the best man and maid of honor are next to their person handing out pins and the guests pin money to the bride or groom, dance for a minute and then the next person in line goes. Some people may think its cheesy, but in the Filipino culture its a big thing, people even get creative and build sashes and crowns out of money. It’s really cool.

Post # 6
899 posts
Busy bee

This is a huge tradition among a lot of cultures where I live, too. And it’s kind of cute, really. People do epect it and look forward to it.

A couple that are some of my best friends had it at their wedding and all the girls danced with the bride, too. It was really cute and fun. 

We won’t be doing this, but there’s a whole lot of everything we won’t be doing so just add it to the list.

Post # 7
1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is really popular in my area. In fact, I’ve never been to a wedding where there wasn’t a bridal dance.

One culture that does this dance is Polish, so we typically dance to a polka. Of course, that gets old after awhile and polka is obviously not the most, erm, popular of musical selections, so we will mix it up with some top 40 dance songs. Alternating between polka and a few pop songs should do the trick.

Have fun. And don’t let anybody tell you this tradition is trashy, tacky, etc, etc. It’s culture. (visit the local Pittsburgh boards for my rant post about this if you get any naysayers). Tongue Out





Post # 8
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We did  a money dance and it was fun.  I got to dance with people that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise and it gave us some spending money for the honeymoon.  Here was our song list

“With a little help from my friends” Joe Cocker

“Moneymaker” Rilo Kiley

“Money (that’s what I want” Flying Lizards

“Can’t Buy Me Love” the Beatles

“Anything Anything” Dramarama

Post # 9
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We just did 30s or so until the next person decided they wanted to cut in. We used the songs “The Wind”- Zac Brown Band and “Save the Last Dance for Me”- Michael Buble. We wanted upbeat and fun so it wasn’t awkward slow dancing. Hubby joined in and got all the girls (and some guys) dancing with him. We earned about $500 from it!!! (I was shocked) people just started handing me $20 bills. lol My old college buddies just gave me $1’s or quarters. lol. It was tons of fun!

Post # 11
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did it. Both DH and I come from area’s where this is the norm. We had a great time and wound up with more spending money for our honeymoon.

Our Photographer even got a picture of us when it was over. I say do it!!!

Post # 12
2742 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I think if I did this I’d do it for charity. I can think of one in particular that would be extremely fitting but I’d ball my eyes out if I did it.

Post # 13
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wish this was a tradition in my culture…which is…Virginian lol. I’m so tired of livin’ in the South where you can’t give anyone anything except something made in China from Bed, Bath and Beyond because cash is “tacky”. I find it ironic really….

Sounds like a fun tradition!


Post # 14
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It is also expected where I live. Im not sure what type of music you’re into, but we like country. We are using “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” by Phil Vassar. I dislike dollar dances with songs related to money. Just my opinion though!

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