Our NOLA Nuptials: The Money Maker

This post is probably going to make some of you cringe, but where I’m from, money dances are a tradition. I’ve never been to a wedding in New Orleans that didn’t have a money dance, but I know to some, these are considered tacky.  I learned this after being flamed on a wedding forum when I was looking for song suggestions. Ugh…why can’t we brides just get along?

Anywho, we chose “Mony Mony” (close enough to “money” right?) by Billy Idol as the song. We chose this song, because we just wanted to have some fun and laugh with our guests over a dance. Sure, they didn’t have to put money in a Crown Royal bag that my MOH was holding, but wow, were we overwhelmed by the generosity of our guests. It took us 2 songs to dance with everyone who wanted to dance with us.

Yes, I know, Crown Royal bag. Call me Tacky. So, a bride forgot one thing to get, and the reception coordinator had to improvise. Big deal. 🙂

So, here are some shots from the money dance. We all had a blast!

This is me and our ring bearer. He is so stinkin’ cute!

Oh yes, ALL of my friends from college decided to gather around Mr. Ballet Flat and dance with him. I’m sure he felt like the quarterback on the football team at senior prom here. 🙂

Here are me and FIL Ballet Flat. I’m sure he was cracking jokes about something or the smile from the wedding is just plastered on my face. I don’t think there was a time when I didn’t smile that night. HA!

This is the wife of one of Mr. BF’s groomsmen. They were actually going to Disney World the same time as us, and received big news the day after the wedding. They were pregnant! (By the way, the pictures of their precious baby girl clutches at my heart strings and brings on some serious baby fever!)

This is my brother and I. He’s a total jokester. Probably cracking jokes about how he had to run a marathon to escort three women (my mom and two grandmothers) down the aisle in a row because someone went out of order. Ah..poor guy. Sorry ladies, he’s off the market. 🙂

Ahh…Uncle BF (is that what he’s considered)? This is Daddy BF’s brother. He is the most hilarious man I will probably ever know, and when one of my friends requested “Stanky Leg” to the DJ, he was one of the few adults on the floor learning the dance. It was awesome-sauce.

Gosh, I can’t believe how fun the money dance was! It was so good to talk to guests one last time before the reception was over. Stay tuned…we have one more dance to go!

Did you/will you have a money dance?

Images courtesy of Amanda Meyer Photography

Previous recaps:
Our NOLA Nuptials: The Bridals
Our NOLA Nuptials: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Our NOLA Nuptials: Practice Makes Perfect

Our NOLA Nuptials: It Was All a Blur
Our NOLA Nuptials: Poof, Spray and a Lie
Our NOLA Nuptials: The Finishing Touches
Our NOLA Nuptials: Walk it Out
Our NOLA Nuptials: Making it Official (Part 1)
Our NOLA Nuptials: Making it Official (Part 2)
Our NOLA Nuptials: Some Afterthoughts

Our NOLA Nuptials: At First Glance
Our NOLA Nuptials: Smiles All Around
Our NOLA Nuptials: Dancing Klutz
Our NOLA Nuptials: Just Dance
Our NOLA Nuptials: Charmed
Our NOLA Nuptials: Time for Dessert
Our NOLA Nuptials: Put a Ring on It


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