Quoting *Drooling*:" Our Dj. Auctioned me and my groom off before the $1.00 dance. My brother was betting against my dad and I alone ended up making a few hundred dollars before the $1.00 dance itself!"
and it might just be a SOIL thing, but people expect to give the bride and groom some money even if it is just a $1.00. It has nothing to do with being tacky. We did a gift registry, and didn't get sqwat. We ended up making about $1,600 bc that's what our friend and family wanted to give us. We don't force it. It's proper wedding etiquette around here!