Post # 1
So – not really big into the whole party/dancing thing, and looking to have 50-60 people. Not really sure how a reception plays out. What if you don’t have a dj? FI isn’t interested in dancing, first dance – and I don’t need the father daughter dance. So I’m thinking maybe a pianist playing some background/dinner music would be nice. And would just create a low key sort of atmosphere. I know maybe some people might miss the dancing portion of a dj – but is it a big deal? Thoughts? Anyone else do something low key with a live music – pianist, guitarist?
Post # 3
IMO the reception dancing/music is one of the most important parts of my wedding day! I am a huge music lover and I love to dance, cheesy, I know. I would miss it if I were attending your wedding but it’s YOUR day! Enjoy what matters most to you and if that’s not it then you have saved yourself a lot of money 🙂
Post # 4
If you really want a pianist and it is better suited to both of your personalities I say go for it. Some people may miss it, but I’m sure most will simply enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the joy of spending the evening with you. If your reception is going to be a few hours long you could always come up with something fun to keep people occupied.
Post # 5
I have the exact same issue–not really into the whole typical wedding dance scene. We’re doing it anyway, but I’m planning on making it relatively low-key. Our wedding guests are mostly going to be middle-aged anyway (not a huge wedding, mostly aunts and uncles by volume), so I doubt they’re going to be really into the dancing.
Post # 6
I would say it depends on your guests, if they are a young, fun loving bunch, they would probably be disappointed to not be able to dance, but for a middle aged mature crowd, you could go middle of the road with some music that could be either (slow) dance music or dinner music, think classics like sinatra, nat king cole, eta james etc. an Ipod setup for this stuff would work. You could also provide a short period of more upbeat music near the end of the night after dinner for those who do want to dance.
Post # 7
Well since a good bit of the reception is dancing… are you planning on having a short reception or doing something other than dancing?
Post # 8
well it’s on a sunday night, so i’m thinking short reception. but i might go ahead with a dj – still kinda up in the aire about it. but i do want all the young peeps to have a bit of fun.