Brunch Reception

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Dancing?
    No dancing...no one would do it anyway. =( : (9 votes)
    18 %
    YAY DANCING FOR THE WHOLE RECEPTION. : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Maybe just have music in the background, such as classical, and let them dance if they want to? : (32 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m
    Worried about your picture time.We had twice as much time and it still wasn’t enough 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Overwhelmed:  Do YOU want to dance?

    If not, I recommend some upbeat music in the background, maybe something in the jazz genre like Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong? My neighborhood association hosts a jazz brunch outdoors with a live band and it’s really nice! People don’t dance, but there’s a happy atmosphere, lots of mingling, which I could see really working for a wedding reception. 

    I can imagine the backyard BBQ as being a really fun time to dance because there are more people!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Overwhelmed:  Sounds awesome! Don’t lose yourself in the process – it’s SO easy to focus on the “challenging” guests you have to invite, but that’s a mistake. It’s your wedding, you set the tone and make it a day you will love. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If you really want to dance – go for it! Just make sure it doesn’t matter to you if others aren’t dancing. Your time for a wedding is tricky when it comes to dancing. I recently went to a fantastic brunch reception and the bride desperately wanted dancing. She had a great DJ and a good space – but barely anyone danced, because it was just too early for most people. I LOVE to dance, so FI and I had a blast on the dance floor and we didn’t give a hoot that it was an empty floor 😛 I say… if you want to dance, dance! 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I personally wouldn’t spend the extra money to hire a DJ, I highly doubt at a morning wedding and brunch there will be people who want to get up and dance. I would most definitely do a first dance with your hubby if you want, and parent dances if they’re up for it. I just wouldn’t expect anyone else to do it. I’m a wedding photographer, and I photograph weddings of ALL sizes and types. I’ve never had a morning wedding have dancing. Even those who had a DJ and assumed their guests would dance, they didn’t.

    Because you’ve got just 36 people, and you said they aren’t super social I’d just have a low-key event and not put too much pressure on yourself to make sure they’re having fun. If anything, I’d put the money into having a cornhole set, maybe some horseshoes, other fun outdoor games. 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Overwhelmed:   We’re planning a brunch reception too.  As far as timeline, we have scheduled first look photos, then our ceremony will be at 11:30, we’re allowing an hour for family and group photos then brunch at 12:30 and will probably wind things up around 4pm if not a bit sooner.  We will have between 40 and 50 guests.  As far as music, we’re going to have instrumental music as background music and not planning on having dancing although people certainly can if they want to!  🙂  We’re going to have a photobooth so that should be entertainment enough.  

    I think your cookout sounds like the time to have the dancing!!  

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Overwhelmed:  Music would be nice for the whole reception & set the mood.  I’d allow your FI and his mother their dance. You can opt out of father/daughter dance, then again it would be kind of fun to dance a few steps each with dad then go to brothers, uncles & grandfather all in one song – this way they won’t feel too much pressure and you cover everyone at once. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Overwhelmed:  We’re having a brunch reception outside as well, and you bet your booty we’ll have dancing!  A friend has offered to DJ for us, so he’s just bringing his laptop and we’re renting speakers…so nothing too extreme but we wanted to be able to dance regardless of the time of day!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Other!

    Do YOU want to dance?

    If YOU want to dance, then by golly, DANCE!

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