(Closed) Money Dance?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Have a money dance or no?



  • Post # 3
    11164 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you’ve only been to one wedding with and, and it seemed tacky, then I would definitely not have one.

    Post # 5
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think it’s a regional thing.  I don’t think they’re tacky, but a lot of people do.

    Post # 7
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We had one and it is regional around here.  It was a blast and every wedding have been has had one. 

    Post # 9
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Every wedding I have ever been to has had one, as will I.

    Post # 10
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    13903 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have only been to one wedding with a dollar dance, and it seemed strange.  I wouldn’t do it. 

    Post # 13
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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).

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