(Closed) is it ok to NOT do the dollar dance?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think this is absolutely something you can omit. Depending on where you live (my understanding is that it’s a regional/cultural thing), people probably won’t miss it. Personally, I’m not a fan at all.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had never heard of it until FSIL’s wedding! It’s not common at all around here, and I don’t like it personally, so we have no qualms about skipping it. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You can absolutely omit it if you don’t want to do it. The dollar dance was very much a tradition in the weddings i have attended but I did not want one and neither did my hubby. Sure, some guests asked my parents about it but honestly it really didn’t bother anyone.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My family has had it in some weddings but it really wasn’t expected.  I did try and go around and dance with a bunch of different people, and I didn’t tell my husband to do this but he did end up cutting in after awhile which I thought was super cute. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Every single wedding I’ve been to has had the dollar dance – it’s part of our heritage/culture, but my husband and I really weren’t feeling it, so we didn’t have it. A few people asked us about it, but I just told them we weren’t really into it and they were fine with that.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Absolutely. The dollar dance is very much a southern tradition, and a lot of people have never heard of it. I live in the south and almost every wedding I’ve ever been to has had one, but we’re not doing it, because we’re just not all that comfortable with it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

The dollar dance is definitely optional, from my understanding it is a regional/cultural tradition anyway. If you are not comfortable doing the Dirty Delete, don’t do it! Replace it with an anniversary dance, or nothing at all 🙂 It’s your day, make sure you fill it with things that make you happy 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’m from the south and I’ve never seen or heard of this until I got on the bee.  Definitely something I wouldn’t personalyl feel comfortable doing.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are not doing it. I think it takes up way too much time and guests get antsy having to sit through 30 minutes of slow dancing!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

On a side note, my friend did one a few years back and I was in charge of collecting the “dollar”. Let’s just say that guests donated a whole lot more! Some men were dropping $20 bills in there! I think she made a few hundred dollars from that dance!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s your wedding, and if you don’t want to do it, then don’t.  We’re not having it at our dance either.  While I’m not expecting the same thing to happen twice, my sister had several people come up to her and give her money since she didn’t have the dollar dance.  Would have never guessed that would have happened!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m as southerner as well and have never seen this…with one exception my cousin did this and i found it a little distasteful…i had no idea until i read this that it was even considered “southern”

definitely omit if you’re not comfortable with it…its YOUR day!! =) keep repeating this to yourself…i think it’s something all bees need to do everyday…including myself

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We arn’t doing one!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really don’t want to do it either….IDK…

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