Dancing before meal? After? Help?

posted 3 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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17 posts
Newbee

The BEST way to start off a Jewish wedding is right after introductions, go right into an incredible Hava Nagila. This is how both of my Brothers and SILs did their weddings and that seems to be tradition for most jewish weddings. It was SO MUCH fun. then after Hava Nagila (make sure it’s long enough!! most Jews can’t get enough spinning in circles) then you can do a few more songs because EVERYONE will be on the dance floor, and then sit down for dinner. After dinner will be yours and your Hubby’s “first dance”, or i’ve seen people do the father/bride mother/groom dance at this point (to start off with a slow song) and that will kick off dancing for the rest of the night. 

 

The Hava Nagila kick off doesn’t fail. Everyone  is already standing up because of introductions, and then everyone is on the dance floor to keep a few songs going before dinner.

 

Have FUN! Jewish weddings are the best 🙂 

Post # 4
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17 posts
Newbee

@sgreene511:  One thing I forgot to add– you won’t be too nauseous because you’ll hardly have any time to eat! Between schmoozing during cocktails and then saying hi to all of the tables, just make sure to grab a few bites in between.

Post # 5
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73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My best friend had her wedding last dec. I was a BM and it was my first jewish wedding. They went right into the Hora after the cocktail reception and I loved it! Everyone was excited and ready to party for the rest of the night. She also had dancing between courses. I thought that was great as well. It was nice to dance off all the food and not have to sit for 2 hours straight. 

 

Post # 7
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sgreene511:  This is exactly our plan.  I want a good 30 minute fralich before we sit down.  I’ve never seen people not get into it, really makes things exciting!! We’ll hold off on secular music till after dinner though.  It really makes it feel like the party has layers of excitement.  Fool-proof.  It sounds like your in-laws have good advice.  I know it can be hard compromising for other people, but try and enjoy the planning with them, and don’t worry.  Your wedding will be amazing!

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