No dancing at a wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll:
    You need to have a dance floor and DJ for guests. : (53 votes)
    45 %
    It won't be too boring without the dancing. : (64 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @highschoolhoneys:  Open bar makes everything better.

    I wouldn’t take issue with just a nice dinner and drinks.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d still have music playing somehow, but if your reception is short and ends not long after dinner then I guess no you don’t need dancing. I’ve never been to a night time wedding that didn’t have dancing though so it would be strange, but whatever floats your boat.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee

    I’d find a way to have some music in the background. But just because you have a DJ doesn’t mean you have to do those dances. We didn’t do the chicken or dollar dance. Do not play lists are amazing. 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

    @highschoolhoneys:  We didn’t have any dancing. We did have background music, quiet enough that it didn’t get in the way of conversations but loud enough to provide some noise when conversations lulled. With our guest list, we felt like it would have been more awkward to have dancing, even if it’s normally expected.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee

    If it’s an evening wedding, I’d have a DJ. If you change to a brunch, you will be fine without one.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am always up for drinks and dancing and I love Djs at receptions however, it sounds like you have a good plan. Open bar is great. I don’t see a problem as long as you have some music in the background.

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nice background music will make everything come together.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think background music and socialising in a great restaurant works very well at smaller, intimate weddings…it may be a little odd with more than 30 or 40 guests though

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @highschoolhoneys:  I went to a wedding with no dancing. The couple are in a traveling band together and they actually just played music for everyone to listen to dinner-concert like. While completely enjoyable, I kept wondering when the dancing was going to take place. And it never did, because they’re just not that kind of people.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    You don’t need to have the chicken dance or the dollar dance, but I feel like a venue that doesn’t at least have some sort of music playing would be a bit dull.

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee

    @highschoolhoneys:  People go out to dinner all the time and don’t dance, lol.  It will be fine as long as you are very careful about your seating arrangement since your guests will be spending the whole evening with their table-mates.

    Would you consider dancing if it was non-cheesy though?  What if you did solely old school music like Frank Sinatra?  People of all ages love to dance to that type of music, it’s laid back and classic, and it’s not cheesy or raunchy in any way.

    We are having a DJ but there will be no chicken dance, YMCA, electric slide or the like lol.

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