Are you sick of me yet?
Edgar and I were talking about the wedding last night. I was saying how there are a few things that I definitely do not want to do at our wedding, one being the dollar dance (or apron dance as they call it in the Polish tradition). Edgar wants to do the dollar dance. I do not. He thinks I'm taking too many traditions out of our wedding already, but I disagree. There are tons of "traditional" things we'll have in our wedding. My feeling also is that these days, anything goes! There are too many traditions to do them all anyway!
My feeling is that if people are traveling to come to our wedding to be with us and bringing a gift already, it's in poor taste to ask them to pay money to dance with the bride and groom. To be brutally honest, I think it's just plain tacky. I want the reception to be for us, but also for our guests. I don't want them to feel like they have to shell out more cash. I'd be happy to dance with everyone in the room for free!
My intent is not to take what Edgar wants away from him. I just don't feel comfortable with this "tradition." How do you guys feel about the dollar dance? Did you or would you have this at your wedding?
Edited to add: Sorry to be confusing. I'm half Polish, but I don't do anything that is traditionally Polish and neither does my mom, who is 100% Polish. Edgar is Dominican and the money dance is part of his culture. The only people from my family who might appreciate the dance are my moms' parents, who didn't raise her so they don't really have a lot of influence with things like this.