- 6 years ago
I am planning a small wedding, Maximum 30 people including myself and FH, at the moment the guest list is standing on 26 all in all. We are having our wedding on an adventure farm in a thatched roofed structure with open sides (Lapa/Boma). The ceremony is going to be in the late morning, just before lunch time and the reception is going to be a lunch reception. I understand that daytime weddings nullify the expectation of dancing and the guests invited are a rather ecclectic crowd and as such I am not sure that even half would want to dance, not that there is a dance floor anyway. However, I would really like to incorporate a first dance and a father daughter dance and maybe a mother/child dance where I can dance with my mom and he can dance with his because those are memories I would like to have and keep forever. My question is how to work these 2 dances into the reception when we are not having a designated dance floor or an extended reception that allows for general dancing, everything is going to be pretty much short, sweet and to the point. It’s just going to be a short ceremony (so minutes at the absolute most including all the legal signing bits) and a shortish 2-3 hour reception where people can have their lunch, talk, relax and that’s it. There are also adventure activities available on the farm so anyone wanting to extend the fun can book themselves on quad bikes etc after the wedding is over. I was thinking that perhaps we could have a 30 – 45 minutes of pre lunch drinks in which the dances can happen and anyone else wanting to dance with the bride or groom can do so, what do you think?