Married bees, did you get to dance at your own wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Married bees, did you get to dance at your own wedding?
    Yes, as much as I would have liked to. : (90 votes)
    83 %
    Yes, but a minimal amount and I wish I had time for more. : (13 votes)
    12 %
    No. : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    832 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I definitely danced the night away!!! But I also didnt get around to every single table….however I felt like I saw everyone bc they would come up to me while I was dancing or eating etc… For me, Id have to disagree that most brides dotn get to dance at their own weddings but only bc I definitely danced to almost every song..we were on the dance floor all night except at dinner.

    Post # 4
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We have 55 guests – 6 tables including the one we’re sitting at.  I BETTER GET TO DANCE MY ASS OFF!

    Post # 5
    6655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I did my rounds during dinner, while everyone was sitting.

    Once the dancefloor opened up, I thought “hey if anyone wants to find me/talk to me, fuck it, they can come see me on the dancefloor”! 

    Best night ever! 

    Post # 7
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I danced way more than I expected to! Hindsight, though…. I wish I’d spent a little less time on the dance floor and a little more time taking pictures. I don’t have nearly as many bridal portraits as I’d like. Oh well.

    Post # 8
    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @skippydarling:  We had 60 guests and I BARELY got to dance! I only danced 3Xs and 2 of those times was the B & G first dance and the father/daughter dance! Everyone wanted to stop and take pics and then there were the toasts, cake cutting and everything became a blur not to mention the guests started leaving early!!! My wedding came and went in a total of 3 hrs!!! I was pissed!

    Post # 9
    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i got to dance a lot but i missed the songs that i had specifically requested because DH’s stupid aunt, whom we are not at all close to and didn’t want to invite, dragged us out of the ballroom to take pictures with her family on her crappy point and shoot camera. i wouldn’t have minded taking one or 2 pics but she kept us out there for a good 30-40 minutes!! if i could go back, i would’ve put my foot down but oh well.

    Post # 10
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got to dance quite a bit! We tried going around to all the tables, but only made it to 6 (out of 14) before the dance floor opened up and everyone was out dancing. We didn’t see the point of continuing to go around the tables if all the guests were dancing, so we joined them!

    Best night ever!!

    Post # 12
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Hey hun. I hear you. We didn’t get to dance very much, which was a little disappointing. However, my guests took advantage of the dance floor, and we all still had an amazing night, so I try not to dwell too much!

    Post # 14
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    I think the reality is the day goes by so fast and in such a blur that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to do all of the things you wanted.

    I danced the night away and had a blast, but in hindsight I wish I had spent less time dancing and more time visiting with people, taking photos. I didn’t get ANY photos with my aunts/uncles and I seriously regret that. There were so many people that I barely said hi to because I was too busy dancing. I feel guilty and selfish. If I had just removed myself from the dance floor I am sure I would have gotten more of the family photos that I’m missing and wish I had.

    The day is just too damn short IMO!

    Post # 15
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @brideybean:  I just realized that even though the reception is celebrating your marriage, much of what you plan is actually for your guests. I did eat at our reception, but I didn’t much take advantage of our open bar or coffee bar, and I didn’t even notice some of the decor I’d put so much thought into. And I realized, that’s okay. 🙂 My memories of the night are far better — my MOH making me cry with her speech; cracking up at the best man speech; dancing with my new husband and with my dad; and just overall being surrounded by the love of so many people who are so dear to me.

    I think you may also feel a little better when you get your photos back, as they help you relive the night. Some things got caught on photo that I would have never known about. 🙂

    Post # 16
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yes, I was able to dance quite a bit, so much fun! 🙂

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