Post # 1
What are your thoughts on a mondy dance?
I am torn. I have only ever been to one wedding that had a money dance. To me it seemed “tacky” But I have heard good things about it too.
Have you had one/ben to one where it turned out bad? Turned out good?
Post # 3
My cousin did one and it was great with a lot of participation (mostly from his side). I didn’t want to do one but our DJ convinced us at the last minute. It was awkard and we didn’t get much participation (not my family’s thing and his family wasn’t familiar with it). I wish we had stuck to our guns and said no.
It really depends on your guests/family on how well it will go over.
Post # 4
If you’ve only been to one wedding with and, and it seemed tacky, then I would definitely not have one.
Post # 5
Are you asking if you should have one?
I thought money dances were a part of certain cultures. If it’s not traditional in your culture then I would not have one. I don’t think they’re tacky at all as part of someone’s culture.
Post # 6
I think it’s a regional thing. I don’t think they’re tacky, but a lot of people do.
Post # 7
It seems like where I live, every wedding has one. Normally, there is quite a bit of people in line to dance with each of them. You will need to be careful not to allow this to drag on for too long. After a while, other guests may get bored. That’s happened to me at a couple of recent weddings. I want to auction the garter off instead. I’d rather have more time to dance to upbeat happy songs than sapy ones anyway! Hehe So, for those two reasons I don’t think we will be doing one. But I say go for it if you wish. I don’t consider it tacky at all!
Post # 8
We had one and it is regional around here. It was a blast and every wedding have been has had one.
Post # 9
Every wedding I have ever been to has had one, as will I.
Post # 10
If you’ve only been to one wedding with a money dance then it seems likely that many people coming won’t be familiar with them. It might not go over so well.
Post # 11
It depends on how your guests would receive it. My guests would be offended if I asked them to contribute money for the honor(/privilege/distinction/pleasure/insert word here) of dancing with me.
As a bride, I would be uncomfortable putting my guests in that situation. As a guest, I’d hide in the back of the room, probably with my jaw hitting the floor, with a confused and horrified look on my face.
HOWEVER, that’s me. Money dances are not done in my circle, and would be viewed as offensive and money-grabby by my friends and family. If your guests are accustomed to the tradition and would appreciate its meaning, then go for it.
Post # 12
I have only been to one wedding with a dollar dance, and it seemed strange. I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Agree with the PP’s… if weddings in your area normally have them and you don’t think your guests will be that offended, go ahead.
My Fiance and I discussed this. My side of the family sort of looks down on it as “tacky” and “money grabbing”… in his area it’s sort of weird if you DONT do it. I asked him if it was important for him to have it, and he said “well, it’s really nice to get those moments to see some of the guests. It’s like a set aside time to be able to say hi and have a fun goofy moment with people you may have not had a chance to chat with yet!” I agree with this. So we’re doing the “Optional Donation Dance”. We’re specifically TELLING people it’s optional, and any money will go to the fund in his cousin’s name (this cousin was KIA in Iraq in 2009).