(Closed) The "Dollar Dance" logistics?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m Mexican, but I don’t speak spanish…just to preface my statement.  I grew up and all the Mexican weddings I went to had the money dance.  I guess I have no idea how it was announced since it was in spanish.  I just remember folks would go up, pin money on the bride and groom and step in to dance.  I’m pretty sure my mom and dad made me do it haha LOL. 

I think it’s super fun, we’re having a suppper dupppper small wedding so it probably wouldn’t work out for us.  But now I’m remembering how fun it was, and I kinda wanna haha!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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It’s a cultural thing that can leech into the regions. I’m originally from NJ (an Italian family). In North Jersey, it was fairly popular, but that’s because there’s a large Italian/Irish demographic.

No one is obligated to participate (unlike the harassment suffered by people who don’t want to participate in the garter/bouquet tosses). And if you’re worried that you’ve invited judgemental jerks to your wedding, put an explanation in the program, or have people explain it ahead of time.

Forgot to add: I’ve always seen it done at some point in the middle of the dancing portion. I’ve seen it where people pin the money to the bride and groom, or the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor collect money for the groom and bride.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@dmk90716:  It’s my opinion that serving dessert and appetizers only at a wedding reception is not enough for guests who’ve taken time out of their lives to celebrate with (and in many cases, bring a gift for) a couple, but I’m not going to sit in judgement of you, or call your wedding tacky if you end up doing it. Maybe you should realize that this is part of many peoples’ culture and/or upbringing and throwing around the t-word is rude.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@HeathenSwan:  Have at it. By The Way… my wedding is during a church service… where everyone is already there. They’re taking time out their day to do what they’d be doing anyway. You’re free to sit in judgment of me all day long. I won’t lose any sleep over it. If I think it’s tacky, then I do. If you think something I’m doing is tacky… then it’s what you think. I’m alright with it.

You’re welcome!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

And everyone is WELCOME to flag inappropriate and snarky posts! 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Well I utterly love dollar dances. I’ve always found them to be a fun, joyful way to spend a quiet minute or two chatting with the bride and groom. I eloped, so I did not have a dollar dance or any dances. I have no dog in this fight except my own opinion. You find it disgusting to dance with someone you love, or at least care enough about to attend their wedding? How bizarre.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@dmk90716:  I would think the reason is because snarky and inappropriate comments are a violation of the terms of service.  So adults who willingly signed up to play in the forumns have agreed to follow those rules. 

If only people could just ignore and not attack, but they don’t.
 

Sorry to threadjack…and now back to the dollar dance :)!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Daisy_Mae:  Just chiming in because I saw the word “disgusting,” but the dancing I’ve seen became very crude, involved people getting nearly naked, borderline molesting the bride, etc. It’s always extremely inappropriate and with all the dollar dances I’ve seen, it always gets this way. By me, dollar dances are in no way calm or loving.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@icetea:  Yeah, but “attack” is one of those words that is so loosely defined. Anytime someone doesn’t agree with something someone says, it’s an “attack.” Anytime (especially in here) someone says something that might hurt someone’s feeling, it’s an “attack.” [content moderated for snark]

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@BetterSherm:  Wow, I’m sorry you have such… odd friends and family. I’ve never seen anything like you describe.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Daisy_Mae:  I have never seen this either!

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