Post # 1
so the big day is in 2 weeks! And I still can’t decide what to do during reception…We decided not to have any garter or bouquet toss since the majority of the guests are married/couples. We will have Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor toast and cake cutting. Then first dance, and dance for everybody. Will that be enough? Most guests are young people so they will have many hours to dance.
Now…fiancee proposed the idea of doing money dance. I don’t think it’s tacky since we’re not expecting to get any $$ anyway, but I’m still not in favor since I would feel awkward when people pinning the money on me. And I will have to wear like a sash or something like that so the pin won’t ruin my dress.
So, that’s the idea. I am curious to know if anyone didn’t have garter/bouquet toss – what did you do? I also don’t like games so that one is out.
Also if any of you did have money dance – how was it?
Hopefully I don’t sound too picky and would love to hear some stories/feedback!
Post # 3
If a money dance isn’t traditional for either of you, I don’t think you should do it. Also, don’t do it because you are looking for something to do during the reception. Do it only if it is culturally significant for you, not because you want to raise some $$.
What mroe do you need? There will also be socializing, talking, eating, drinking. That is more then enough.
Post # 4
We replaced the money dance with the shoe game – where bride and groom each take off one of their shoes: each holds one of each shoe, and it’s a version of “the newlywed game”. All of our guests howled at us as we butchered the questions. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks ladies for the feedback.
We’re not looking to raise money by having money dance – it’s not the right time and place =) but we’re simply looking to have something to do for the guests. I just wasn’t sure if we have enough since I’ve been only to big weddings with lots of activities, including games, or money dance, and mine will be a small and simple one. But you’re right, if it’s a forced activity and not very cultural for us, then we should not do it.