The money, or “dollar”, dance is one of those wedding traditions that can be a bit controversial. For those of you that do not know what a money dance is, it is usually done towards the end of the reception when the bride and groom dance with their guests in exchange for a dollar. Asking for money for the dance can be controversial if this dance is not a norm for the family. One might see it as unnecessary if the guests have already provided the bride and groom with gifts. On the other side, if your family has been doing this for years, it is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to take a second with each of their guests and talk with them during the dance. It can be a way for the guests to help the newlyweds in starting their lives together.
When you are deciding whether or not to have a money dance at your wedding reception, take into account the family of both the bride and the groom. If you are questioning whether or not it is acceptable to them and want to incorporate it into your night, having your DJ explain the meaning behind the money dance to the guests beforehand may be a good idea.
If you decide that the money dance is a great idea for your wedding reception, we want to help make things easier for you. Here are 10 of the most popular songs to play for your money dance:
2. The Way You Look Tonight– Frank Sinatra
3. Wonderful Tonight– Eric Clapton
4. Isn’t She Lovely– Stevie Wonder
5. Brown Eyed Girl– Van Morrison
6. What A Wonderful World– Louis Armstrong
7. If I Had $1,000,000– The Barenaked Ladies
8. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing– Aerosmith
10. Save The Last Dance For Me– Michael Bublé
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