Tuesday, March 31, 2009

4. Money dance

Have any of you heard of a money dance? It's a wedding tradition popular in Louisiana and in some cultures. Basically, the bride and groom go up on the dance floor, and men line up to dance with the bride while women line up to dance with the groom. Each person gets a few moments with the bride or groom and gives him or her some money, to wish the couple well and start off their marriage.

It's a nice way to get to spend some time with people during the reception, and I have been to weddings in Louisiana where they did this dance, but I'm really torn about it. My family hasn't ever heard of it, and I'm guessing they aren't the only ones. I don't want anyone to think we're being greedy by having a money dance, and I don't want anyone else to feel like we're bucking tradition by not having one.

Have you ever been to a wedding that had a money dance? What are your thoughts? I'd love some input on this one!


The Thrill said...

I have heard of it, through movies and of course Cory's family history...stories and such. I think it's a cool idea. I wouldn't worry about whether people will think it's strange or not...tradition is tradition and it's one time in your life so go for it.

Just remember to save me a dance with you okay? Did I just say that?

Cree said...

Never heard of it and certainly hope you won't be offended if I don't come up to dance! I don't do the dancing thing.
Nevertheless, it sounds like a cool idea and I'd be thrilled to watch while I drink my jack and coke!