(Closed) Money Dance? Money Tree? Money What?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had one.  We debated forever on whether or not we should.  In the end I’m glad we decided to have one.  It gave me a chance to dance and talk with each guest individually.  Otherwise I never would have had a chance to talk to everyone.  My husband, who was very reluctant about the dollar dance was even happy afterward because he got to talk with so many of our guests individually during it.  

Plus we made $180 from it.  And it went straight into our honeymoon.  🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We won’t be doing one. They just don’t fit in with our culture and alot of people would think that it’s really rude, especially since alot of our guests will be from out of town.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We’re not doing any money anything, but I kind of like the idea of the money dance if it would be unlikely to offend your guests, for the reasons @amariem25 posted. It seems like a cute, fun way to talk to everyone without having to do a receiving line (boring!) or go to everyone’s table during dinner (I would like to eat, too!). We’ve been to a few weddings with them, but neither Mr. S nor I have ever been willing to participate, so we’ll skip it for ours. 😉

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did one it is very common in my family. I don’t realize that FI’s family and friends had no clue about it. It was  mostly people from my family and my friends who danced with us. We made about $180 dollars, not that important, but it was nice to get a brief time to saw a few words to people that we may have missed. We screwed up our table visits do to things having to be changed around at the reception due to plans changes that were caused by the weather.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

We will be doing the Money dance. Every wedding I’ve ever went to has had a money dance. They call it a Dollar dance. You pay a dollar and guys take a shot of McMasters and girls take a shot of Peach Schnapps. I never realized or thought of it being rude because it’s just a tradition from where I’m from. Now I’m freaking out because I don’t want to offend anybody?! It’s not a mandatory thing or anything but still do you guys think I will offend my guests?!?!?

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

It’s actually very VERY common to do it around here (don’t remember the last time I went to a wedding without either a money dance or a money tree) but we won’t have either….just really not comfortable with that!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@hltruax: If everyone does it in your area, don’t worry about it offending people. It only seems to offend people who aren’t familiar with it, or who come from cultures and regions where it’s not common. You’re fine. 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I think I’ll be alright then. It’s just what you do here! I guess if someone were to get offended then they can just not participate. It shouldn’t be a problem, I’ve just never heard of people being offended by it.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Heh… people are weird. Some would be offended if you didn’t wear white shoes, so I wouldn’t think too much about it as long as you feel like you’re being a good host (in which case you probably are).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@hltruax: I hadn’t either, until Weddingbee! LOL But I know some people had never heard about the dollar dance until Weddingbee too! Funny how different things are in different places!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Every wedding I’ve been to had had one, so we’re definitly going for it! It’ll be nice to have a little extra for a minimoon if we get one!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

depends on locale.. here in louisiana it’s HUGE to do!! m’s family would think it is very strange if we don’t do one.. in tn it’s very strange to do one.. i think i’ll have to have a blurb saying it’s a louisiana tradition just so my family aren’t like wth!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve also never been to a wedding without the dollar dance.  It’s just something people around here are used to I guess.  I kind of didn’t want to do one, only because then I’m forced to dance with everyone that lines up and I’m uncomfortable talking to people I don’t know that well, but Fiance really wants to do one.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I always participate in the Dollar Dance because it always seems like everyone lines up to dance with the bride and NOBODY lines up for the groom. So of course I have to. Has anybody else noticed this??

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