(Closed) Bridal Party dancing

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve actually never been to a wedding where they did a bridal party dance so I don’t think you should have any concerns about skipping it!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i’ve also never been to a wedding where they did a bridal party dance. i hadn’t even heard of it until i found weddingbee!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

We’re not doing any planned dances at our wedding.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ snuggielove: we’re doing the same planned dances as you, and that is it. I’m not a big fan of really formalized things. Who exactly is it supposed to be fun for?

Post # 8
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Honey bee

We’re not having one. I’ve only ever seen a bridal party dance maybe 15+ yrs ago. The flowergirl and ringbearer were the only ones who danced while the adult attendants refused to dance, especially to a slow song. However they were on the dance floor all night once the upbeat music started and they could dance with anyone and not be in the spotlight. Plus, guests were antsy waiting for the dance floor to be opened to everyone, so the entire 4 mins was awkward for everyone. We’d rather skip that if at all possible.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Never seen or heard of a bridal party dance.  Is this a regional thing?  I’ve been a BM several times and attended dozens of weddings in my lifetime… never seen this done before!  🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been to some weddings that had one and some that haven’t. From my experience and the number of people above who have never seen one, I’m sure you are fine to skip it and no one will notice.

The wedding I was just in had one, but both sides of the wedding party knew each other very well (I’m the only one from a different city, but by the time the wedding happened, there had been about 4-5 different days where we all hung out for wedding prep time, plus I was paired with the 1 gm that I had known since high school, so that really helped to not feel awkward since it wasn’t like dancing with a total stranger.)

If your wedding party is made up of a group of friends who all hang out all the time, then it can be a really great photo op, but if not, then I would skip it~

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are totally skipping this. I was in a wedding that had one and it was so awkward for a bunch of strangers to be dancing together. It’d be one thing if the bridal party all knew each other but that was not the case. I don’t want my bms to go through the same thing so I’m sparing them 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think we’re skipping it also. Everyone will know who the bridal party is from introductions, I don’t need to make my friends dance with people who are essentially strangers when they’d rather be dancing with their significant others 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i hate it! i have heard that the new bridal party dance trend has been beaten out by an upbeat party song which has the bridal party leading the dance floor for the first quarter and bringing guests onto the floor for the rest

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