Post # 1
Help…we weren’t planning on having any dancing…but now that we’re really thinking about the way the evening will go, what are we supposed to do with all that time? Alot of people are coming from all over the state, naturally, and we hate for them to come to a ceremony and super fast reception.
We plan on an evening wedding…and a cocktail reception afterwards…tenatively. My reasoning is…after everyone is finished eating..they will leave. My family doesn’t socialize well (snotty) and I can see them just standing in a corner ignoring everyone. This is also why we think we don’t want to have a sit down dinner…just a few passed hor devours and maybe a few stations of non difficult foods…some pub tables…a few seating areas but not limited to lame round tables.
BUT…now we are thinking maybe..since we will have room in our venue…we should have dancing…idk.
Post # 3
Honestly, I’ve only been to one wedding where there wasn’t dancing (it was a super religious couple) and after the meal, everyone pretty much left because there wasn’t anything else to do. If you want your guests to stay through the evening and have a good time, I would at least have music and a space cleared for the dance floor. If no one wants to dance, so be it, but at least they will have the option.
Post # 4
I honestly think I would be miserable at a wedding with no dancing. I really enjoy dancing though.
I think your guests will prefer dancing. However, it is your day. If you don’t want dancing, then don’t have it. It shouldn’t matter what is traditional or expected, it should matter what you and your Fiance see as your “vision” of the perfect day!
Post # 6
My friends were all surprised that I said NO dancing…but they know the side of me that would have a few (too many) and dance til 4 am…..my family and his family definitely are not invited to know that side of me…and Fiance isn’t a dancer. At all. Except maybe the robot….. :/
I think it’s just the weight of importance on the “first” dance and the “father/daughter” dance…although it would be cute for Fiance to dance with his new stepdaughter…
We shall see.. so many decisons and we worry about the little things!
Post # 7
Yeah, do what will make you happy. Your guests will just have to deal with it lol. I also have no intention of having dancing at my wedding.
Post # 8
I’ve been thinking about this as well, since SO isn’t really a dancer either.
Also, dancing at weddings usually feels a little awkward and forced anyway…(for us at least)
I’m considering a Sunday brunch-type of reception, which may end after less time but at least people would be there to celebrate with us and share in our special day. Plus, we love brunch.
Have you come to a decision about this yet?
Post # 9
Dancing is never required and many weddings skip it and guests still manage to have a great time. Do what works best for you and don’t let anyone bully you into anything.
Post # 10
We have no idea what we are doing…to dance or not to dance. We really should get on this planning thing, huh!? My family is so awkward..
Post # 11
Well I think you should do what you want… but I would be SO bummed if there was no dancing. It’s my favorite part of attending weddings. We’re really good dancers and just love to dance!