(Closed) For the brides who didn’t get many/any presents

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jayebaby:  Don’t be embarrassed! 

Post # 48
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wow, don’t mean to offend some of you, but you guys in So Cal that say you’ve never seen this done need to get some Mexican and Filipino friends (amongst other cultures that do this)! This is totally normal in my culture and it will happen at your wedding – sometimes whether you want it to or not! Fancy wedding or down home ranch style – trust me, there will always be some crazy tia/prima/amiga that will get it started. It’s meant to be fun and not to squeeze more money out of people. In my circle, we bring a present AND make sure to have a few bills for the dollar dance later. And for those of you saying it’s tacky – thanks for your opinion, I’ll file right here in my circular file…

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have only heard of a dollar dance. U give a dollar to the bride after u dance with her.

I have heard of the dances, but have never been to a wedding where they had one.

Though personally I would never do a dollar dance. Im not a huge dancer and then to have everyone come and dance with me????? It just sounds too ackward!!

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My SIL did this. I guess it’s popular in her part of the Midwest. I think they only made $20 off it, and they did receive many other presents. 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I only ever saw this done at one wedding I had been to and it looked really strange. The Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man stood there taking the money and shoving it in a bag while the guests waited in line for their turn to dance with either the bride or groom. The whole exchange was just kind of gross to me. I don’t really want to share myself or my groom to dance with anyone besides ourselves or our really close family relatives on my wedding day.

Post # 52
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@jayebaby:  I guess that could be a regional or cultural thing, but I’ve never, ever been to a wedding with a money dance. I think it’s tacky, and I would never do it. For some people, though, it’s something everyone in their family and circle does, and it would be weird if they didn’t. I’m just definitely not one of those people. I think that people who intended to gift cash on the spot like that will probably just hand it to you or the groom sometime towards the end of the evening once they are good and drunk.

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