(Closed) Is the Dollar Dance Tacky?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is the Dollar Dance, during the reception....
    Looks cheap since the bride/groom is asking for money : (40 votes)
    67 %
    Cute because it gives people the chance to dance with the bride/groom whom normally wouldn't : (20 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it is because guests already spend money coming to your wedding (if they have to travel) and then they buy you a gift… I think asking them for more money is wrong. UNLESS of course it’s your culture.

    Post # 4
    8736 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s a cute idea for people to have personal time with the bride or groom, but I don’t think they should have to pay for it.

    It’d be cute to print out “fake bride/groom” dollars and have a “dollar dance” with those.

    So everyone gets a chance to dance with bride/groom but you aren’t making them pay for it.

    Post # 5
    10849 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    *warning* This is a much debated topic here on WB. Madness will likely ensue. Welcome to the can of worms!

    Post # 6
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We did it at our wedding. It’s a big cultural thing and it’s pretty expected. I’m sure some people not of the same culture found it tacky. Oh well! You can’t please everyone.

    Post # 7
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love when weddings have this.  It’s not part of my husbands culture and between that and some of the language barrier we didn’t feel like explaining but we both tried to dance with everyone without the dollars but we missed a lot of people.  I kinda wish we had something a bit more organized, still without the $$ involved, where we had a song or two designated as take the bride and groom for a spin. 

    Post # 8
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i think its fine if you want to do it. i have never seen it at a wedding, but it does sound fun.  as a guest, i would never perceive it as tacky or a money grab.

    Post # 9
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Although I do think it’s a little untasteful, I wouldn’t say it’s tacky.  It’s a tradition to some families and some guests actually do enjoy it.  I mean, it’s not mandatory to go up there and pay for a dance.  And usually guests don’t mind paying a dollar or whatever for a dance.  It gives the couple some extra cash to take with them on their honeymoon.  I actually don’t want one though (I know sounds kinda hypocritcal after I just defended it) but it’s just not my style.  I’m not big on traditions anyway so I’d like to stay away from things that people are expecting.  But my Fiance and family want us to do it.  I’m just not sure if I’ll give in…I mean the money is tempting!

    Post # 10
    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We did the dollar dance, but only because its a Polish wedding tradition, and is expected at all Polish weddings.  Now, if you do it only cuz you want to get more money out of people, and its not common among your friends/family/community, I would think it would be tacky.

    Sorry, but this steams me a bit cuz its a tradition for certain cultures, but anyone thinks they can do it just to get more money from people

    Post # 11
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really wish people would stop over using the word “Tacky” . Honestly it is really up to you and your Fiance if you want to do or not. As for the dollar dance it is more regional thing I think. In the Midwest just about every wedding I have been to has one, we plan on having one. 

    Post # 12
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    if it’s the norm in your area and everyone expects it, then i don’t think it’s necessarily tacky. if you try to force it, then it is tacky. it just depends on your circle.

    Post # 13
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think almost every wedding I”ve been to has had one!

    Post # 14
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    It defintely depends if this is a tradition that your family typically has at weddings but I do not think it’s tacky. Any wedding that I’ve been to, people have really enjoyed it. It’s called the “dollar” dance, not the “one hundred dollar” dance. So the point of it isn’t to try to get more money from people – it’s a fun way for people to participate and get a chance to dance with the bride. But if your family and friends aren’t used to seeing this, they may think its tacky because they don’t understand it.

    Post # 15
    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012


    Post # 16
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @KatNYC2011: The fake money idea is cute!

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