The Dollar Dance

A wedding day is easily one of the most important days in a person's life. And when two people find love in each other's eyes, it's easy to give up everything and come together forever in pursuit of that special day. But giving up everything can often times include giving up a lot of extra money that goes into planning an entertaining celebration. The dollar dance was created as a two-fold way to attack the problem of wedding guests not dancing and the newlyweds not having enough money to cover next month's expenses. While some guests just don't dance, some love to give gifts and express their awe for newlyweds. The dollar dance begins by placing a basket or tub on a table and announcing that anyone who wants to may dance with the newlywed of their choice but they must put a dollar into the basket to do so. Sometimes mints, candies, or shots are given to those donating money. Once this has been announced, a line usually forms as guests alternate turns at dancing with the bride or the groom. This dance also offers a way to dance with the newlywed of choice and wish them encouragement in their marriage. If a person wishes not to dance but would like to still give them money, they may leave their offering in the basket too. At the end of the dance, the dollars are counted and the money goes to the newlyweds to use however they see fit.

Eager Guests Wait For Their Turn During The Dollar Dance

The dollar dance style may vary from wedding to wedding, but typically revolves around one central idea. Planners want to make the dollar dance effortless and enjoyable so that people feel more enthralled with the idea of donating money to the bride and the groom's cause. In some cases, fast songs will work, however in most cases nice slow songs are the songs that encourage guests to dance and let loose. Playing familiar songs of sentiment seems to go over the best for most events. However, those planning a reception should consider requesting music that is reflective of the style enjoyed by the bride and groom. After all, the bride and groom will be dancing to these songs throughout the duration of the dance. For whatever type of dollar dance desired, Digital DJz specializing in seeing to it that our clients needs are meet and that our services remain entirely customizable.

We have included a list of some of frequently used or popular dollar dance songs below and we encourage our clients to go over the list and then look for them in our on-line database, listen to them, and decide whether or not that specific song is right for their needs. And if the song isn't and we don't have the song that they seek, we encourage them to contact us with their song suggestion or requests and we will work at getting that song in our database in time for their wedding reception.

Song Suggestions

You are not required to use a song on this list but are instead encouraged to select a song you feel would be most fitting for your reception.

Title Artist(s)
That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick
Chances Are Johnny Mathis
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
Two Tickets To Paradise Eddie Money
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Elton John
With A Little Help From My Friends Beatles
The Power Of Love Celine Dion
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
I'll Be There Mariah Carey
Friends Michael W. Smith
You've Got A Friend James Taylor
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Sea Of Love Honeydrippers

(Some of these songs may not be available on the smaller music systems.)