Post # 1
More and more I want to have a night reception because it seems like that’s when the party starts. But I LOVE my venue. I won’t change it BUT everything has to be over by 6pm. Is it crazy of me to think that folks will want to dance in the middle of the afternoon? I mean…I know my family. You can play the Electric Slide at 8am and they will be dancing. Have you ever been to an afternoon reception? How was it?
Post # 3
I went to a morning wedding at the beach a few years back, 11:00 ceremony with reception immediately following. I think i danced more at that wedding then any night one I have been to. I am a big fan of day drinking/dancing
Post # 4
@magilnyc: RIGHT!? I love wine at noon!
Post # 5
My sister’s wedding was an afternoon wedding. There was definitely less dancing than most other weddings I’ve been to, but I think it was a combination of things and not just because it was in the afternoon. It was also on a boat (and some people felt sick), and there was a fairly small dancefloor. I still danced a bunch with the 15 or so people that were up dancing!
Post # 6
I will do the electric slide at any hour of the day!
Post # 7
Never underestimate the power alcohol has to make people dance.
Post # 8
I’d like to see someone try and stop me from day drinking and dancing! (I had to say drinking because I don’t do the latter without the former!)
Post # 9
@Lady_Love: We are having an after party, but it’s not going to be for everyone. I still want to have fun with everyone who isn’t going to come.
Post # 10
I love me some good day drinking. As long as you are having an open bar I think the dance floor will be plenty full.
Post # 11
I’ve only been to one daytime wedding and there was significantly less dancing than every evening wedding I’ve attended. But I think that also had a lot to do with the limited alcohol and the fact that the extended families of the B&G were not the dancing type.
Post # 12
I think if the environment calls for a party there will be one. If you have the right music playing and people are there celebrating then most definitely there will be a party! I think if the dj is playing relaxed music that doesnt call for dancing then it can get tricky but if the vibe is right everyone is there to celebrate with you. It all just depends on the mood!
Post # 13
I think that if you’ve got twinkle toes for guests than they’ll be dancing, 9am or 9pm and whatever hour in between.
It’s all about the crowd and the music. Time of day is less important.
Post # 14
My first wedding was a brunch wedding that ended at around 4:30 p.m. People were drunk and danced their booties off. And I mean got down and funky with it. lol… Then the guests who still wanted to party went out to eat, and ended up having some afterparty somewhere else.
If your crowd is a party crowd and you play music, they will dance (even if not, likely). Plus, people have day parties ALL THE TIME and party like rockstars during the day in Vegas and Miami. 🙂