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08:30 Jan 10, 2003
English to Bulgarian translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: dollar dance
обяснете, моля

Bulgarian translation:$$$
Explanation:
Танец, при който всички желаещи да танцуват с двойката младоженци плащат $$$.

The dollar dance is a time-honored tradition, so ingrained in the hallowed halls of reception-dom, that many older guests will show up at your reception with multiple dollar bills in their pocket (and no, it's not because they know you're having a cash bar)! Placing the bride on one side of the dance floor and the groom on the other, the maid of honor and best man collect dollar bills from guests who wish to dance with the couple. This little fundraiser has launched political campaigns as well as given many brides and grooms a little extra cash for the upcoming weekend away.

Traditionally, the dollars are pinned on the shoulder of the bride's dress and the lapel of the groom's tux. These days, however, the bridesmaid and usher typically just hold the money or place it in a silk bag. Understandably, some couples are a bit self-conscious about the tradition and you should never feel that the dollar dance is a required part of your wedding bash. Many couples choose to skip this time-consuming event. Unless you have already decided against the dollar dance, consider some of these possibilities before saying yes or no.

A receiving line at the church or after the introductions could take somewhere between thirty and sixty minutes depending on the number of guests at your party. A four-hour reception with a receiving line and a dollar dance could potentially cut an hour or more out of your overall party time. Adding in the time for your meal and even a few formalities could mean less than an hour of open dancing at your reception. Early Saturday afternoon receptions which are notorious for premature departure syndrome, may be fine with this kind of fleeting atmosphere, especially if your main bash will continue at another venue like an all day barbeque at Uncle Harold's beach house. If your looking to leverage party time, or the reception is scheduled for evening, the dollar dance may not be such a good idea.

If you've decided to skip a receiving line, or have planned a five to six hour reception, the dollar dance could make a great addition to your day. Following the introductions and dinner, you'll want to give people a reason to get out on the dance floor. After inviting your guests to line up for the dollar dance, traditionally three to six slower songs, have your Master of Ceremonies suggest that they may continue to dance with their escort while the dollar dance continues. If your cake has already been served for dessert, this could be the easiest way to fill your dance floor quickly.

The dollar dance is the perfect opportunity for the bride and groom to get one-on-one with their friends and family. It also gets everyone out onto the dance floor for a few moments to stretch their legs and let the meal settle. After a long day, you will be amazed at how much something as simple as this little trick will help to make your guests feel more at ease the next time they want to get on the dance floor. If you expect that your crowd will be a bit shy at first, this is one of the best ways to subtly nudge them into getting involved without resorting to some of the more interactive icebreakers that many couples prefer to avoid at their reception.

Receiving line or none; have the time, or need more time; want to break the ice, or don't need to. These are the best reasons to say yea or nay to the dollar dance. Yes, the money dance can reap material rewards, but its more subtle benefits could mean the opportunity to spend a few quality moments one-on-one with each of your guests or not having to use a major icebreaker to get your party going. Choosing to not do the dollar dance may simply result in a few extra minutes to do something else. Let your Master of Ceremonies know what you've decided to do before your big day comes so that mistakes don't happen. And remember, when all is said and done, in the shadow of your wedding vows and first dance, few people will remember the dollar dance itself over the time they spent enjoying your company, so it really is your decision.





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Note added at 2003-01-10 09:21:02 (GMT)
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The Dollar Dance

The dollar dance is a way to raise cash for the newly married couple. Essentially, we will play your choice of music, or other appropriate songs, and announce the instructions for the dance. The men pay the Maid Of Honor (or the Bride herself) to dance with the Bride and the women pay the Best Man (or the Groom himself) to dance with the Groom. We usually keep this going until everyone who wishes to has had their chance to dance with the couple.

http://www.rockymountainroll.com/traditional_events.htm
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Vladimir Shapovalov
United States
Local time: 01:20
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$$$


Explanation:
Танец, при който всички желаещи да танцуват с двойката младоженци плащат $$$.

The dollar dance is a time-honored tradition, so ingrained in the hallowed halls of reception-dom, that many older guests will show up at your reception with multiple dollar bills in their pocket (and no, it's not because they know you're having a cash bar)! Placing the bride on one side of the dance floor and the groom on the other, the maid of honor and best man collect dollar bills from guests who wish to dance with the couple. This little fundraiser has launched political campaigns as well as given many brides and grooms a little extra cash for the upcoming weekend away.

Traditionally, the dollars are pinned on the shoulder of the bride's dress and the lapel of the groom's tux. These days, however, the bridesmaid and usher typically just hold the money or place it in a silk bag. Understandably, some couples are a bit self-conscious about the tradition and you should never feel that the dollar dance is a required part of your wedding bash. Many couples choose to skip this time-consuming event. Unless you have already decided against the dollar dance, consider some of these possibilities before saying yes or no.

A receiving line at the church or after the introductions could take somewhere between thirty and sixty minutes depending on the number of guests at your party. A four-hour reception with a receiving line and a dollar dance could potentially cut an hour or more out of your overall party time. Adding in the time for your meal and even a few formalities could mean less than an hour of open dancing at your reception. Early Saturday afternoon receptions which are notorious for premature departure syndrome, may be fine with this kind of fleeting atmosphere, especially if your main bash will continue at another venue like an all day barbeque at Uncle Harold's beach house. If your looking to leverage party time, or the reception is scheduled for evening, the dollar dance may not be such a good idea.

If you've decided to skip a receiving line, or have planned a five to six hour reception, the dollar dance could make a great addition to your day. Following the introductions and dinner, you'll want to give people a reason to get out on the dance floor. After inviting your guests to line up for the dollar dance, traditionally three to six slower songs, have your Master of Ceremonies suggest that they may continue to dance with their escort while the dollar dance continues. If your cake has already been served for dessert, this could be the easiest way to fill your dance floor quickly.

The dollar dance is the perfect opportunity for the bride and groom to get one-on-one with their friends and family. It also gets everyone out onto the dance floor for a few moments to stretch their legs and let the meal settle. After a long day, you will be amazed at how much something as simple as this little trick will help to make your guests feel more at ease the next time they want to get on the dance floor. If you expect that your crowd will be a bit shy at first, this is one of the best ways to subtly nudge them into getting involved without resorting to some of the more interactive icebreakers that many couples prefer to avoid at their reception.

Receiving line or none; have the time, or need more time; want to break the ice, or don't need to. These are the best reasons to say yea or nay to the dollar dance. Yes, the money dance can reap material rewards, but its more subtle benefits could mean the opportunity to spend a few quality moments one-on-one with each of your guests or not having to use a major icebreaker to get your party going. Choosing to not do the dollar dance may simply result in a few extra minutes to do something else. Let your Master of Ceremonies know what you've decided to do before your big day comes so that mistakes don't happen. And remember, when all is said and done, in the shadow of your wedding vows and first dance, few people will remember the dollar dance itself over the time they spent enjoying your company, so it really is your decision.





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Note added at 2003-01-10 09:21:02 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

The Dollar Dance

The dollar dance is a way to raise cash for the newly married couple. Essentially, we will play your choice of music, or other appropriate songs, and announce the instructions for the dance. The men pay the Maid Of Honor (or the Bride herself) to dance with the Bride and the women pay the Best Man (or the Groom himself) to dance with the Groom. We usually keep this going until everyone who wishes to has had their chance to dance with the couple.

http://www.rockymountainroll.com/traditional_events.htm


    Reference: http://www.nhdiscjockeys.com/articles/dollar_dance.html
Vladimir Shapovalov
United States
Local time: 01:20
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 431

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  SOFITA: Танец???
12 mins
  -> може танц... има го в речника :о)

neutral  Andrei Vrabtchev: zavisi ot konteksta... mozhe da se ima predvid i znachenieto "tanc na dolara", t.e. fluktuaciite na dolara sprjamo drugi valuti....sreshtal sum go i kato "dance of the dollar" v uchebnik po ikonomika...pozdravi :-)
22 hrs
  -> Съгласен съм! Аз предложих варианта "танц с младоженците" имайки предвид, че askera посочи област Literary, а не Financial. Поздрави :о)
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