Post # 1
So the fiance and I are facing a dilemma. We want to have a nice, traditional, fun wedding, but we don’t think that many ppl on our guest list are dancers (like well over 1/2 prob wouldn’t go onto the dance floor unless it was super dark and crowded). My fiance and I are similar… we only really dance to the easy slow songs.
We’re afraid the reception will be really awkward if we don’t have a DJ/Master of Ceremonies and have dancing as entertainment for the guests… but we are also afraid that if the dance floor is empty that the reception is also really awkward and make us look bad.
I should also mention that our venue frowns upon alcohol. We’re working on it, but the reception might end up being dry =( Should also mention that there are about 100 guests so not too intimate.
Any advice on how we should go about the reception?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Have a band and a good emcee.
Then if you’re worried maybe have some activities for people who wouldn’t dance. Cute table games like I Spy with disposable cameras, cootie catchers, trivia cards, etc.
You can always nix the dance floor all together if you don’t think it’ll work for you.
We’re not having dancing or alcohol (no reason, just neither of us–or most of our guests–are super into it). So there are definitely options.
Don’t worry about making your day just like everybody elses. It should reflect your own personality not anybody elses.
Post # 4
@kala_way:what are cootie catchers?
Post # 5
If you can’t have alcohol, stick to mostly slow songs. A lot of people that dance when they have a few drinks, won’t dance as much if there’s no alcohol.
Post # 6
@arclee: Those things you make in elementary school where you count and pull up the flaps to tell fortunes and things.
If you google it, there are a lot of cute ideas to incorporate them into weddings.
Post # 7
@kala_way: haha we always just called them paper fortune tellers…
You could always just have like a classical band/quartet or something going on in the background. That would allow people to slow dance if they wanted or not dance at all?
Post # 8
I think it depends on the type of music you select, amount of alcohol being served, where the dance floor is positioned, the ambience and whether the bride and groom are dancing much (and of course whether people are the dancing type or not!)
A mix of slow romantic songs and quicker fun dancing songs tends to get people up there.
Post # 9
Socialize (aka the art of conversation)? I would hope that adults could entertain themselves without music or booze.