(Closed) Daytime reception – floor to ceiling windows

posted 5 years ago in Music
  • poll: Have you encountered this situation? If so or if not, what do you think?
    I've seen it - nobody danced. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    I've seen it - everyone still danced : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Depends on your DJ, whether they can motivate people or not. : (4 votes)
    12 %
    I've never seen it, but I wouldn't dance. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    I've never seen it, but I'd still dance! : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Open bar??? Who cares - I'll be over there! :-D : (9 votes)
    27 %
    You stoled mah bukkett! >:( : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Other - explain : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My reception is also noon-4 pm.  It looks like you a year out, but do you have a guestimate of your timeline?  Sorry if this is a thread-jack — please feel free to PM. 

    We’ve picked a DJ mostly for peace-of-mind/director of events given the tight timeline, and hopefully our people will dance.  We have floor-to-ceiling windows, but I think we have blinds.

    Post # 4
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I went to a Sunday daytime wedding once with bright windows and an open bar and everyone got super drunk and danced. It was really fun!

    Post # 6
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am also getting married at noon, but our reception will go until 5.  Here is a break down of our day.

    11:30 Guest start to arrive

    12:00 Processional Starts

    12:30 Ceremony ends/Receiving line

    12:45 Pictures

    12:45 Cocktail Hour

    2:00 Plated meal is served

    2:30 Speaches

    3:00 1st Dance

    3:05 Father/Daughter Dance

    3:10 Mother Son Dance

    3:20 Cake

    3:30 Dance Party

    4:45 Bouquet Toss

    5:00 Fairwell


    Post # 8
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I went to a wedding that began at 11am and was over at 3pm.  It was open bar and EVERYONE had a great time.  We all ended up going to a local bar afterwards and continued the party.

    Post # 10
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ANGELaaimt: It really depends on what types of guests you have (dancing vs. non-dancing) and what kind of amenities. 

    • I just recently went to a daytime/early evening reception in the city with a live DJ and floor-to-ceiling windows. Out of the 150+ guests there, I would say about 15 danced (myself included). More people danced once the sun went down, though. BUT there were a lot of non-dancing church folk (and before you say anything…I’m a dancing church person :D). Dry wedding

    • I also recently attended another wedding on the beach where there was a live band and floor-to-ceiling windows. Out of the 150+ guests there, I would say about 15 stayed seated. I’m not kidding…it was one of the best weddings I’d been to. And there were a lot of dancing church folk in attendance. 😀 Open bar

    Post # 11
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think people generally assume that they are supposed to dance at weddings if there is a dance floor. I would suspect people will generally drink less, but will still dance.

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