Post # 1
Please do not do that at your wedding. I was at a wedding this weekend and they stopped the dancing and announced that the honeymoon and alcohol donation dance was about to begin. And the DJ said “it’s like the dollar dance, but a dollar isn’t enough!”
It was awkward and too long and the DJ kept begging people to go up and pay money to dance. The bride and groom were standing on the dance floor awkwardly waiting for people to come up. I was very embarrassed for them.
Post # 2
So what was it? They were asking people to donate money to dance with them? Or donate drinks? I’m super confused???
Regardless, sounds super weird lol can you please give us more deets?!
Post # 3
Oh lord lol when I opened your post I thought you were going to be asking opinions on doing this for your own wedding! As if the DJ actually said “a dollar isn’t enough”. What was the alcohol donation part, like they expected people to come forward with bottles of booze?
Post # 4
Lol that’s too funny. Pls tell me someone taped it.
Post # 5
What goes through people’s minds?!
Post # 6
Yikes, they definitely read their crowd wrong. I try not to judge dollar dances, especially if it’s the norm in their group, but the comment of “a dollar is not enough” probably turned a lot of people off or embarrassed people who didn’t feel comfortable donating more.
Post # 8
I think they meant money donations for their booze on their honeymoon. I don’t really know what they were thinking, but it was cringeworthy.
Post # 9
Oh my gosh. How tacky!! Money dances are tacky enough I feel, but “a dollar isn’t enough”?! I have to know.. did anyone step forward? Most people would probably willingly give a few bucks, but in that context, probably not. I’m sure they lost a lot in “donations” that night.
Post # 10
Oy. I bet there was a really long line for the restrooms–I know I would have made a beeline…
Post # 11
I am cringing in embarrassment for this couple
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
Where I am fron dollar dances are very common. I can’t think of a wedding around here that I went to that didn’t do the dollar dance tbh. However, I agree that the comment the DJ made was not appropriate. I also think the dollar dance should be something all (bride, groom, DJ) have agreed upon prior.
Post # 13
beethree : the way the reception was situated, the bar was outside, so most people were out there and not paying any attention or probably actively avoiding.
Some people did dance with them, but it was very minimal. The Groom’s father (who is our friend) came up to us after and said “I just had to pay to dance with my DIL.”
Oh and their hotel stay on Maui for 10 nights was taken care of by the Groom’s parents because the Groom’s father works for a hotel chain.
It’s just so tacky! Ugh.
Post # 14
Wow, I’ve never even heard of a dollar dance let alone something like this. You learn something new every day!
Post # 15
I absolutely hate dollar dances. I’ve been to 2 weddings where they had them and they are sooo cringey. Keeping in mind in Canada we don’t even HAVE dollar bills, so its automatically more…
I can’t imagine trying to amp it up with whatever this alcohol donation thing is. My goodness.