(Closed) Band at an afternoon reception?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Can an outdoor afternoon reception work with a live band?
    Of course! They are your friends so they will just be having fun celebrating anyway! : (14 votes)
    50 %
    Kind of awkward.... I wouldn't dance..... : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Maybe just a DJ since it's not as expensive : (1 votes)
    4 %
    If your heart is set on a live band then go for it! Do what makes you happy! : (12 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    7568 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I like the idea of having a band, just make sure they feed of the energy of the crowd. If people want to mingle, ask them to be more low key. If people want to dance, tell them to amp it up!

    Post # 5
    Member
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    One key to wedding dancing- if you and DH are on the dance floor, your guests will follow! 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    422 posts
    Helper bee

    No, you’re not crazy at all. An afternoon dance is called a tea dance, and used to be very common as it was cheaper and more relaxed than an evening affair. You wrote that your wedding will be at a park, and the only thing I would caution you about is the dance floor. It’s virtually impossible to dance on grass, but any smooth surface will suffice. I’ll see if I can find some images to provide a bit of inspiration.

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