Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Color Challenge!

I am still in wedding mode (and will be for a while so bear with me)
I have a niece getting married in November that I am helping with some decorations and then my daughter is getting married in April. With that in mind, for the Color Challenge over on the Bling Chronicles this month I made a Money Dance Box. For those who don't know what that is...at a formal wedding people pay a dollar, or whatever they want in bills, to dance with the bride or groom. This was a tradition started many years ago with the intent of helping the young couple get started. Here is a bit of it's history... 
Traditions - Money Dance History 

The "Money Dance" is alive and well, and it's a very popular custom at many wedding receptions all over the world.
The money dance is traditional in several different cultures. In most cases, it is a dance where the male guests pay for the privilege of dancing with the bride, although in today's weddings, the female guests also pay for the privilege of dancing with the groom. Each person who dances with the bride (or groom) gets just a few seconds before another guest cuts in. The money is for spending on their honeymoon.   
My daughters in-laws to be have never heard of such a thing. They are Baptist and as such are not supposed to dance. I think that may be why but I could be wrong.  Is this a tradition in your family? Have you heard of it? I'd love some feed back because according to them I'm crazy but hey, we've always done that at weddings where I'm originally from.     
So here is the box I created out of a wood treasure box. It has a lock though I haven't attached it in the photos.

Here's the colors and info for the challenge if you'd like to join us!
You have until AUGUST 25th to post your entry to the challenge
Your entries should be posted in the PHOTO SECTION and as a reply to this forum thread. Label the photo August Challenge for Angela Holt
This months Challenge is a "Color Challenge"
You must use 3 or more colors presented in the image below in ANY TYPE OF PROJECT THAT YOU WANT TO CREATE!!!
You can enter more than one project if you want but that IS NOT a requirement.
I will choose a winner of the challenge to receive a grab bag of goodies from me as well as be the featured Challenge Crafter for the entire month of September here on the ning and my other social media sites.
Then you will have at that time more challenges to participate in!!!
Let me know if you have any questions!!!
Good Luck and Happy Crafting!!!


  1. I have never herd of this but it is a fantastic idea to help the happy couple. I love that you have kept is simple. Its beautiful. xxx

    1. Thanks Nicky...they don't do this in England huh?

  2. The box looks very beautiful :) We do not have this custom in Indian Christian weddings..

  3. Beautiful embellished box, Deb!! ....and one should add new fun things to the celebrations even when they may not be part of the tradition!! http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

    1. Exactly! Start a new tradition if you haven't heard of it...it is so much fun!

  4. Beautiful box Deb, the embellishments are wonderful. I have heard of this custom but it is not one that we do here in Scotland. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

    1. Thanks Jennifer! You should do it for the next wedding...it's a ton of fun.

  5. wow! on all counts! i didn't know that about the money box. bet you can do that for new babies too!!! your box is GORGEOUS! but then, i'm not surprised! everything you do is gorgeous!!!

    have a great week!

    hugs :)

  6. Sorry I can't take part in the challenge but I wanted to tell you at least that I love your Money Box. And, yes, the Dollar Dance is still going strong in our state of South Dakota where I live. Very traditional for the wedding dance as well as tossing the bouquet, and bidding for the garter.

    1. Ah so maybe that's it! I'm originally from MN...guess it's a midwest thing LOL. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such great comments.

    2. I wonder if it is a "country" wedding tradition because we always have money dances, maybe it would seem tacky to more sophistcated folks but everyone does it here in Maine, and we bring out gifts to the reception, and we can have just as much fun at an Elks Lodge as a fancy ballroom too! I was brought up going to a baptist church and we all danced so I don't know what that is about, may they are southern Baptist? My religion is rusty:)

    3. Yes Lindsay they are southern Baptist and they dance even though they aren't supposed to. Guess they don't follow it strictly :)


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