(Closed) People's opinion on a "money dance"

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@soontobemrsbennett:  Then you DON’T have to do it. In my area, it is expected. It’s a nice way for each guest to get a few moments with the Bride and Groom.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Bichon Frise:  If people don’t want to participate then they don’t have to….

Post # 64
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Please do not call something tacky, what you may think is “Tacky” to another bride is part her heritage. I find this thread highly offensive and have flagged.

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oh, I HATE the “Dollar Dance” – I see it at a lot of weddings and I always thought it was tacky (my personal opinion).  We will NOT be having that at our wedding!

 

EDIT:  Yes, every person can do what they want, and for some people a dollar dance may be part of their culture.  However, even though they are “socially acceptable” and common in my area, I personally have always thought they are tacky.  You can do whatever you want at your wedding, though, and I’m not going to argue with your personal decisions even if it’s something that I wouldn’t want myself.  Every bride has the ability and right to make these decisions themselves regardless of the opinions of others.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

my mom keeps wanting to do this money dance thing

but we are already getting so much from gifts and I don’t want to dance with who ever pays to dance with me!

there are people coming who i know would pay that I don’t want to dance with!

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I havent been to or photographed a wedding with one in years..

Post # 69
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Sassygrn:  people call the garter toss tacky and I’m doing it but its theire opinion. don’t get to easily offended in some areas it is not ok to do it in some it is.

Weddings where I come from are super “Tacky” compared to everywhere else its just something I’ve had to learn to deal with that we do it differnt.

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

im from chicago. dollar dances are fairly common here. I have been to more weddings that had one than that have not had one. So I guess it just depends. I never thought it was weird because I grew up going to weddings that had them.

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been to a couple weddings that had one but never participated because I wasn’t that close to the couple (went with an ex).  One wedding they were giving people candy bars instead of liquor (it was dry). 

We did not do one, it’s not common in among our family/friends (and I am from the Midwest), and we just didn’t do a lot of “traditional” stuff. 

If you don’t want to, don’t, just like anything else when planning your wedding. 

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would never do one — it’s just not something I understand or like at all. I’ve only been to 1 wedding (out of 15?) where this was done (and I thought it was awkward).

Post # 73
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ive been to tons of weddings where they do a dollar dance, girls pay a dollar snd dance with the while guys pay a dollar and dance with the bride, its only through one or two songs and they generally use the money for honeymoon purposes. its not a ton of money just a lil something extra.

Post # 74
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Obviously this is a pretty heated topic.  Personally, I’d go with whatever you and your Fiance feel comfortable with.  No matter the region, traditions or family you’re from, there will always be people either wishing you’d done it or thinking its cheesy if you do decide to have one.  The point is, it’s your wedding and you have the perogative to do what you please. 

 

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve only ever seen it in movies.

Personally, I think whether or not you feel comfortable is a much bigger consideration than what some people on the internet may or may not judge to be “tacky”. If it makes you feel  weird, that’s a good enough reason to leave a tradition on the shelf.

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@alishaloo:  

I get a little tired of the “tacky” police myself. 😀 

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