Immediately after the Hora we moved into another fun family tradition: the dollar dance (older post on the Polish history of the dollar dance). It was completely exhausting going from the 25 minute hora to a 15 minute polka, and simultaneously fun.
See, you pay a dollar to dance with the bride.
And then we use that money for the honeymoon (or to start the couple’s life — same diff).
My mom and sister collected the money for me while the dancers lined up and waited their turns.
This great tradition really captured my Polish side & allowed me some individual time with friends and relatives. (I especially loved when cousin Steve brought me a glass of water!)