Money Dance - Dollar Dance - Honeymoon Dance
Call it the Money Dance, Dollar Dance, honeymoon Dance, It is a time honored dance where the guests make an Monetary offering for the opportunity to dance with the bride or groom. This gesture is a way of wishing good fortune upon the newly married couple as well as helping them out financially. The bills can be pinned to the bride and groom or placed in a purse-like pouch worn by them before the guest has the opportunity to dance with them. Some wear a ribbon sash for pinning the money to.
It can be helpful to have "Special Attendants" help by organizing the line-up of guests, handing out the pins, or explaining to the guests to put money in the bag, and signaling when it is time to change partners. Children as well as adults of all ages can enjoy the money dance. Once the money dance starts, it is best to let it continue until everyone who wants to has had a chance to participate. When the dwindles down to zero, the bride and groom may finish the last song by dancing together.
To assure a smooth flow of events, it is best to do the Toasts and Cake Cutting immediately after the dinner, before the first dance and other special dances. The money dance is best done immediately afterward, this assures most of the guests are still there. The DJ can then open the dance floor to everyone.
This Dance can be used at Graduation parties and other events as well! ..
The day is YOURS - make it special!
No one knows your guests better than YOU - so pick the style that best suits you and your guests. Traditionally, the most successful songs for this dance has been slow yet upbeat ones. To suggest a few:
Stand By Me Ben E. King
That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick
You've Got A Friend James Taylor
Why Don't We Just Dance Josh Turner
Kiss the Bride Elton John
Count On Me Whitney Houston
You’ve Got A Friend In Me Newman/Lovett
Ten Cents A Dance Doris Day
At Last Etta James
Save The Last Dance For Me Michael Buble
My Girl Temptations
The Bridal Dance Polka Mark Buza Orchestra
Faster and 'Fun' Songs suggestions:
Money Pink Floyd
Money Makes The World Go Around Kander
Money, Money, Money ABBA
Hey Big Spender Sweet Charity
The Money Song Monty Python
We Need The Money Chuck Brown
If I Had A Million Dollars Bare Naked Ladies
When I'm 64 The Beatles
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band
For The Love Of Money O'Jays
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher
Mony, Mony Billy Idol