The Money Dance!

I haven’t shared a lot about myself on this blog, mainly because I don’t think I’m that interesting, but I am not married, or engaged, or even thinking about getting married anytime soon. I have been to a lot of weddings and seen lots of things done, but when Christine mentioned a “Money Dance” today, I was stumped. I had never heard of such a thing.


 Money Dance

Apparently they are tradition in many families (don’t know where I’ve been), and Christine said they were big in “her day” as she puts it. The jest of it, for those of you who have been hiding under the same rock I have been, is that the guests make a financial offering to the bride or groom for an opportunity to dance with them. The offering is often just a few dollars, but the point being that those few dollars add up and by the end of a few songs the bride and groom can have their honeymoon all paid for. Alright, maybe it won’t pay for your honeymoon, but at least you have spending money.

As I mentioned, I’ve never heard of a “Money Dance”. I don’t know if it has to do with where I am from, the South, but I can hear my grandmother talking about how tacky it is to invite folks to your wedding and then ask them to give you money on top of that. At the same time, I am sitting here thinking, “Wow, wouldn’t that be nice!” to get a little financial help to start the rest of your lives together. So my question to you is…”Money Dance”; Tacky or Genius!


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