Special Dances For Your Wedding Receptionby Kenneth Koch of Your Wedding Place.com
Beside the obvious traditional wedding dances such as the First Dance and Mother of the Groom / Father of the Bride dances, there are some other fun wedding reception dances which get everyone in attendance involved. Be sure to pick a fun one that everyone can dance along to in order to thank them for all the great personalized wedding gifts.
The Dollar Dance or Money Dance
A staple of wedding receptions for ages, the appropriateness of the Dollar Dance at weddings has been questioned in recent years. The original premise of the dance was to give the newlyweds a few extra bucks to spend on their honeymoon.
There are a number of variations of the Dollar Dance here is a basic description:
The Dollar Dance has the advantage of giving the bride and groom a few seconds of personal time to spend with each guest. It also can be used as the first dance of the evening in place of a receiving line.
The Wish Dance
Recently, the "Wish Dance" has been suggested as a replacement for the Dollar Dance. The bride and groom take the dance floor and start dancing. Guests then cut in for a 15 - 30 second personal dance with the bride or groom without any money changing hands.
Here are some song suggestions for the Dollar / Money Dance:
The Snowball Dance
The Snowball Dance is a great way to get wedding guests moving to the dance floor. An up-tempo song is played as the the wedding party is called to the dance floor. The bridal party begins dancing. When the music stops, the female members of the bridal party go to the seated guests and bring back another male partner. The males of the bridal party do the same and bring back a female partner. The fun continues until every able body dancer is on the dance floor!
You can also start the Snowball Dance by calling one couple from each table to the dance floor to join the bridal party.
The Anniversary Wedding Dance
The Anniversary Dance starts with all married couples at the wedding on the dance floor. The MC then asks everyone who has been married less than 12 hours to sit down (obviously the bride & groom). Then you move on to 1 year, 5 years, 10 years etc.. until only one couple remains on the dance floor (the longest married couple).
The bride and groom usually give the couple a special flower bouquet. Sometimes another song is played and the two couples dance together.
Wedding Special Dance Summary
It's also a great idea to have the wedding songs of people close to the bride and groom played during the reception. This gives an opportunity to recognize these special people at the wedding.
All these dance suggestions will create a fun atmosphere for your wedding guests.
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