(Closed) Dance-Phobic Bride Having Freakout 2 Weeks Before Wedding…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Haha, okay I like to dance,but I will give you some words of encouragement to put you at ease..

Have you seen people dance at weddings?? I mean, my god! There will be drunk old people out there dancing like nobodies business! People will be staring at them, not at you. Trust me

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been to plenty of weddings where the bride wasn’t on the dance floor very much. 

Everything is going to be fine!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel just like you. It’s odd that I feel this way, since I took dance lessons from the age of three to fifteen, haha. But I hate it! I plan on doing the first dance, and no more dancing for me. I’m planning on spending my time visiting with my family members. I’m a bit worried about a couple people who I feel like will want to drag me onto the dance floor, but I’m just planning on avoiding them as much as possible 🙂 My parents went to a wedding recently where the bride hated dancing as well. She just did the first dance and then just visited & talked with guests for the rest of the night. No one asked her to dance since it seemed obvious she was happy visiting everyone. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am not convincing you to like dancing, I was trying to give advice from somebody that does like to dance. I am phobic of closed in spaces and public speaking, not something that I will ever get over.

 I am saying that you shouldn’t worry too much about it. It will be fine.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

No its okay I totally understand!

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That is a hard one for me to answer.

I am a people pleasure, so if they insisted I would go out and do alittle jig for a few seconds just to humor them and then get back to talking to people. I do not know how comfortable you are with that though.  

I know from being at other weddings that people never really insisted on the bride dancing. They just hit the dance floor themselves.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

MrJ and I are not dancers.  Can’t dance, don’t like to dance, end of story.  We’ll do a first dance and the parent dances, but that’s about it.  We do have a sort-of dance floor planned, but we’re making it more of a cocktail lounge.  We want people to be able to dance if they want, but be comfortable just hanging out.  So there’s a few high tables and some chairs scattered around the area.  We wanted to encourage people to get up from their dinner tables without feeling like they had to dance, but they could if they wanted.  We’ll see how it works.  🙂

Also I think you’ll be fine – do what you want, no one will question the one in the white dress.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m actually disabled, so aside from the traditional dances I will not be dancing at all and I have been a guest at weddings where people asked why I wasn’t dancing/wanted to make sure I was having a good time etc. Not wanting to create drama I usually just went and danced and then paid for it later. I won’t be doing that at my wedding though! I plan on telling anybody who asks that I am using this time to catch up with people/get to know my new husbands family and then follow through with it! Spend the dance party chatting with people, as long as you don’t keep them away from the dancing I think it’s a great time to socialize with your guests one on one. 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I feel kinda the same way. I love music but never danced and don’t know how. My fiancee and I are planning on dance lessons before the wedding but I’m still nervous. Most everyone who knows me knows I don’t dance so I don’t think anyone will be dragging me and maybe it will be the same for you? Can you take dance lessons just to feel more secure?

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Amen, sister. I feel the same way! I always tend to awkwardly avoid dancing at weddings, at least until I get a few drinks in me Tongue Out. But I have a feeling at your own wedding it won’t be a problem!

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