Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning our September wedding… and we don’t want dancing at our reception. We are having only immediate family (about 60 guests), most of whom are older or non-dancers. We want more of a “family dinner celebration” type feel… a good meal followed by visiting with family members. Background music will be played. Many guests are coming from all of the country, so it will be a big family reunion.
Has anyone had a reception with no dancing? How did it go? Any ideas as to how we can “fill” the space between the cake and the end of the event?
Post # 3
I attended a wedding two years ago that had music playing but no dance. It was more standing around and socializing than anything else. I’m not sure you need to fill the gap – after you do the cake, people will socialize.
Post # 4
Depends on how long your reception is. We had an Oct afternoon reception Ceremony @ 12:30 and Reception over by 4:00 (same location). It was so fast that there was no time to dance (and we didn’t really plan on dancing).
Post # 5
We had only 2 dances at our reception – first dance and father/daughter dance. Other then that we had background music playing and people just socialized! We ended up doing our cake towards the end, just because it was pretty important to us to talk with and thank everyone there for coming. It went wonderfully and we’ve gotten a lot of feedback from people that they really enjoyed it!! 😀
eta: Our reception was from 5-9pm.
Post # 6
We were thinking about putting out more food after the cake… people will not run off if there’s more to eat! Thinking about “finger desserts” like pastries, etc.