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post #16 of 27

Oh I'm not kidding! It's called a dollar dance. All the men dance with the bride for a little bit, and pin money on her dress. And the lades dance with the men in some circumstances too. It's for the couple to have cash on their honeymoon. 

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post #17 of 27
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Oh I'm not kidding! It's called a dollar dance. All the men dance with the bride for a little bit, and pin money on her dress. And the lades dance with the men in some circumstances too. It's for the couple to have cash on their honeymoon. 

This tradition has been going on in some cultures for the past 100 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_dance
post #18 of 27

I know box cakes and sheet cakes get slammed but I have had some really yummy sheet cakes and I think WASC is the bomb. I can cook/bake and was raised on scratch cakes so I know the difference at first bite. However, yummy is yummy and I'll take a slice of yummy sheet cake or dump cake anytime. icon_biggrin.gif

post #19 of 27

Unfortunately, she is not making up the pin money on the bride thing or a "money tree."  I think it is classless and rude. When my daughter got married, her friend encouraged her to have one. I told her I didn't want to be embarrassed in front of relatives and friends for this "public beg." Since I was making the wedding cake saving her hundreds of dollars, she agreed,
 

post #20 of 27
The first time I heard of the dollar dance I thought it was ridiculous and greedy. But I think it's actually kind of sweet after seeing uncles and friends of the bride fork over money out of love and good will for the couple. Plus every one I've ever seen used a pretty satin bag for the $, not pinned to a dress. I would never let someone stick a pin in my silk wedding dress!!! And at the weddings in my family, you get a shot of liquor for your troubles too...

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post #21 of 27

And there are plenty of beautiful sheet cakes out there, I don't think anyone here means to lump them all together. Personally, I am speaking of having a gorgeous, tiered, delicious wedding cake, and then serving bulk slabs from the grocery store. 

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post #22 of 27

I won't provide a cake for a wedding, unless it is the only cake being served.

 

My reasoning is simply if someone sees my cake being cut, then tastes a costco cake, they will assume my cakes are the same quality as grocery store cakes.

 

I will do kitchen cakes for weddings and a smaller decorated cake, to save them some money on labour, but I don't discount it.

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sassyzan View Post

The first time I heard of the dollar dance I thought it was ridiculous and greedy. But I think it's actually kind of sweet after seeing uncles and friends of the bride fork over money out of love and good will for the couple. Plus every one I've ever seen used a pretty satin bag for the $, not pinned to a dress. I would never let someone stick a pin in my silk wedding dress!!! And at the weddings in my family, you get a shot of liquor for your troubles too...

This has Nothing to do with sheet cakes though..... icon_smile.gif

I think it can be done tastefully. My oldest brother and sister in law had a money dance at their wedding. It was really cute to see the younger kids waiting in line to dance with the bride. I think the money was pinned to my brother and then my sister in law had a nice purse. It can be tacky if done in the wrong way. 

 

As for the cheap sheet cakes... I agree with pretty much everyone else. I'm not making a gorgeous cake just to have a Costco cake served. I was just at Costco today and they had their buckets of icing underneath some of the pies, probably just for storage. They were pre-colored so the decorators didn't even have to mix colors. The expiration date was August on most of them. CRAZINESS!!! 

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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

Oh I'm not kidding! It's called a dollar dance. All the men dance with the bride for a little bit, and pin money on her dress. And the lades dance with the men in some circumstances too. It's for the couple to have cash on their honeymoon. 

Money dances are traditional at Greek weddings. While the bride and groom are dancing their first dance all the men throw change at them. It can be painful icon_smile.gif! Usually all the little kids at the wedding run around to pick it up.  Of course, my own Big Fat Greek Wedding was almost 30 years ago; inflation may have upped the ante to dollar bills.

post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Carrie789 View Post

Unfortunately, she is not making up the pin money on the bride thing or a "money tree."  I think it is classless and rude. When my daughter got married, her friend encouraged her to have one. I told her I didn't want to be embarrassed in front of relatives and friends for this "public beg." Since I was making the wedding cake saving her hundreds of dollars, she agreed,
 

I should add, in the Greek tradition, the bride doesn't "have" a money dance. The men take it upon themselves to do it. BIG difference!

post #26 of 27

WHO is it that invented the sheet cake swap?   It's just so low class.  (And I really don't associate having money with having class, either.)   I had never heard of such a thing until I started reading this forum.  Ick...the cake is not the place to save money, especially if you're "showing off" with a cake you won't be serving.  

post #27 of 27
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Oh, I never heard of the bride dance tradition. Sound like it is a nice tradition in some cultures, and a tasteless money grab for others. It wasn't what I was imagining!

I wasn't referring to the sheet cakes you may make for someone - actually, if a bride wanted to save, I was wondering if you would make a smaller tier cake and then your own sheet cake, so all of the guests get good cake! And actually, I was stunned that brides and grooms would actually treat their guests so shabbily! Very tacky.
Thanks for all of your input!
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