4 Wedding Dancing Traditions for a Wedding

When it comes to weddings, dancing is often one of the most anticipated events. So many cherished traditions take place on the dance floor, from the first dance to the father-daughter dance.

However, there are also many wedding dancing traditions that you may not be aware of. You can even use them on your big day; here are a few!

  • The Cake Dance

The cake dance is a fun tradition popular in many parts of the world. Guests gather around the wedding cake and wait for the bride and groom to cut the first slice.

Once they do, the guests race to be the first to snag a piece of cake. Of course, the couple enjoys their cake while everyone else watches!


  • The Money Dance

Here’s another tradition that is popular in many cultures: the money dance! Also known as the dollar dance, this tradition involves guests paying to dance with the bride or groom.

The money collected is typically used to help cover wedding expenses or can be donated to a charity of the couple’s choice.


  • The Shoe Game

The shoe game is a fun way to learn more about the bride and groom. Guests are divided into two teams; each team is given a shoe belonging to the bride or groom.

The team members then take turns asking the bride or groom questions about their relationship. For each correct answer, the team gets a point.


  • The Hendrick’s Hornpipe

The Hendrick’s Hornpipe is a traditional Scottish dance often performed at weddings. This lively dance starts with the guests forming a circle around the bride and groom.

The couple then dances in the middle of the circle while the guests clap to the music. At the end of the dance, guests join hands and form an archway for the newlyweds to walk under as they make their way back to their seats.



Whether you are familiar with these traditions, they will surely add some fun and excitement to your wedding reception. So, don’t be afraid to try something new on your big day!

Which of these dances do you think you’ll use at your wedding? Pick one, and then all you need is sweet music to complete the night!

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