Do You NEED a Dancefloor?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Do you Need A Dance Floor
    Yes : (13 votes)
    28 %
    No : (17 votes)
    37 %
    Yes & it has to be a certain color, which is posted below : (0 votes)
    No unless you have a floor that has spaces or cracks in it : (16 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted ‘no’ because I’m assuming you mean renting an actual wooden (or whatever) dance floor?  As long as there’s space to dance–if that’s what you want–and a relatively smooth surface I really don’t see the need to have one.  The only time I actually fell at a wedding due to the heel of my shoe getting stuck in something was on one of those wooden dance floor things…

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Our entire building is concrete, so we are not having a dance floor. I think dance floors are needed for carpeted areas or grass areas though.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @BrideToBe14:  It might be a tiny bit annoying with the cracks, but I would just be a little more aware of my position while dancing. I don’t think it’s worth the cost of a dancefloor.

    Post # 9
    Member
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Our venue is outside and the reception is in a covered pavillion with a cement floor. We aren’t renting a dance floor our coordinator said that they haven’t had any problems. I think you will be fine withouth a dance floor especially since the girls will usually take their heels off anyway so you don’t have to really worry about their shoes getting stuck in the cracks assuming they aren’t huge.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We’re not having one, our venue has a marble floor. Just make sure the cracks aren’t too treacherous with heels.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @BrideToBe14:  My venue does not have a dance floor, the whole floor is hardwood but we will arrange the tables so there is an area to dance.

    Post # 12
    Member
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It may be cheaper to just buy a bunch of those plastic heel thingies that keep people from sinking into the dirt while on grass. It seems liek they’d work for a situation like this, too.

    We aren’t having a dance floor. We are having a dance area, because I am cheap. 😀

    Post # 13
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I voted yes because of the cracks/spaces, but I think another option can be to have a flip-flop basket if you don’t want to spend the money on a dance floor.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @TGold:  I agree with the flip-flop basket idea! It’ll protect people’s feet from the concrete scratching them up, etc.

    Post # 15
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    Regardless of your floor surface, I think everyone should have a dance floor.  Especially if the cake is nearby.  I was at a wedding for friends that didn’t have a dance floor and everytime we started dancing, we noticed we (and others!) kept getting closer and closer to the cake.  Even if the cake wasn’t there, it acts as a psychological kind of thing to keep people in a certain area and keep the party going.

    Post # 16
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    No, you don’t need a dance floor. We had a concrete patio and itw as fine. Just define it as a dance floor space. If driveway like cracks are your concern I’d say it’s completely fine. Who gets their heels stuck in driveway cracks!?. If they were like, sidewalk grate size then you need something to cover it.

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