A wedding itself is already very expensive, so why not look for a funny way to get some money from your guests?! The Americans have an interesting tradition called the dollar dance. So where does this come from? The dollar, money or apron dance is originated in Poland in the early 1900s in immigrant neighborhoods. How it works? During the wedding reception, male guests pay to dance briefly with the bride, and sometimes female guests pay to dance with the groom. Other newlyweds even like to go a step further and seduce each other for a dance! This is when the money comes in. The guests can throw the money to them or put it on their clothes! Considering having a dollar dance at your wedding reception? It isn’t always an easy decision. While many wedding guests enjoy and look forward to this wedding tradition, an equal number despise it and find it tacky. If you’re undecided on this issue, here are some of the pros and cons to help you make your decision. Pros
- The dollar dance gives the newlyweds a chance to rake in some dough that can go toward the honeymoon, recouping wedding expenses or starting a joint savings or investment account.
- It’s also another chance to visit and dance with some guests you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to spend a lot of time with at the reception.
- The dollar dance also serves as a great way to squeeze in some extra slow songs that you may not have been able to play otherwise.
- You don’t want to make any guests feel obligated to give money. They’ve already spent money on wedding and shower gifts and possibly travel costs. It’s important to make sure every guest knows that the dollar dance is optional.
- Some guests will use the dollar dance as an opportunity to duck out and call it a night. This is especially true if the dance lasts longer than 10 minutes. You don’t want to put everyone who isn’t participating to sleep. We suggest trying to keep the dance to a 10-minute maximum. This should allow for three to four songs tops.