First dance? Yes or no…

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we have a first dance at our reception (where we don't expect much dancing)?
    Yes! : (22 votes)
    81 %
    No. : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    30284 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @donna_saur:  I say go for it!  Do you guys have a song?  You could have your pianist play the instrumental version of your song, or something that you really like.  There’s a ton of stuff out there for piano! 🙂

    Post # 5
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No its not werid, its your day!

    I’d also recomend that the pianist play it.

    May be nice to do mother/son father/daughter and then transitions back to reg bg music.

    Post # 6
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I see the first dance as the way to open the dance floor.  If you aren’t goign to have a dance floor and you don’t actually like dancing, I’d just skip it.  

    Post # 7
    2630 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @donna_saur:  If you want to have a first dance you should absolutely go for it! People understand that it’s part of wedding tradition and shouldn’t think anything of it. We had an afternoon reception as well, and despite having a dancefloor AND a DJ, people didn’t really think of dancing. (To be fair, it was a tiny dance floor that we got only because we wanted our first dance, lol.)

    I suggest doing something of note immediately after the dance like the cake cutting or speeches to make it clear that you are not opening the dance floor.

    Post # 8
    30284 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @donna_saur:  Nope, it’s your day, dance if you want! 😀

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